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A kiss and a hug on this day of love (and not only)

By Christiana Michaelidou

While I find it necessary to indulge every day in the name of love, on some occasions we might need to take it the extra mile which definitely won’t go unnoticed. On February 14 we need to take advantage of all five love languages, but this article regards the love language of gifting, which should also lead to the other four languages (compliments, quality time, acts of service, physical touch).

Even the classics might do (meaning flowers and a lovely box of quality chocolates) but on this day you might as well splurge for your other half on some special pieces that they might have for a lifetime. Even if you haven’t found your significant other yet, you can always get some amazing gifts for your Galentines as well.

 

All-time classics

Everyone loves flowers, and even more so when they are complemented with an amazing wine and a box of pralines.

Flower Boutique has got everything covered for you. From the all-time classic red roses bouquet to the absolute perfect box of forever roses or their forever teddy.

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From €50 at Flower Boutique
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Box of Forever Red Roses – €90 at Flower Boutique
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Forever Teddy with red heart – €60 at Flower Boutique

Heartfelt adornments

While flowers are always a way to say I love you, there are definitely some timeless pieces that can spice up your wardrobe as well. Gucci, Miu Miu and Givenchy always seem to understand the assignment when it comes to timeless, elegant and unique pieces for all occasions.

A luxury bag, while pricey, can be taken on all endeavours and will remind that she deserves the best while working towards her goals. Givenchy is a classic stop, with their sophisticated touch, shouting quiet luxury, while always remaining classy.

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Medium Voyou Shoulder Bag by Givency – €2050 at Kult Boutique

There is no doubt that black will always remain the number one choice as a colour for accessories but, hear me out. Pink! Pink always shouts love, and what better occasion than February 14. Gucci and Miu Miu got you covered.

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Aphrodite Small Shoulder Bag – €1,650 at Kult Boutique
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Logo Plaque Matelassa © Shoulder Bag by MIU MIU

Elongating our list on accessories, you can never go wrong with an absolutely stylish scarf that can change an entire outfit, including the Zipper Collar Scarf by Zara.

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Zipper Collar Scarf by ZARA – €29,95 at ZARA

Let her know she’s for keeps with a customised necklace from My Soul. They can bring to life your own design or even your child’s drawing, the absolute best gift for a mama.

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Handwriting Necklace – €68 at My Soul

Self love

Self-love can sometimes get neglected and as everyone knows, you can’t find love until you love yourself first.

Grown Alchemist seems to be the absolute hype lately and we can definitely see why. There is nothing better than their gentle exfoliant body scrub with activated charcoal, pumice and glycerine combined with Kaolin Clay, leaving you with the smoothest skin. Think it can’t get any better? Follow with their Restorative Body Cream for the most hydrated skin ever.

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Smoothing Body Exfoilant – €32 at Beauty Line
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Restorative Body Cream – €26 at Beauty Line
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Body Brush For Dry Massage by Zone Denmark Inu – €18,49 at Answear

Also, you can never go wrong with the Red Roses Scent Diffuser by Jo Malone.

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Red Roses Scent Around ™ Diffuser 165ML by Jo Malone – €85 at Beauty Line

Additions to daily rituals

Gestures in small bottles can still go a long way. With the absolute amazing signature scents of Narciso Rodriguez and of course Givenchy will also see the giver carried always.

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All of me by Narciso Rodriguez 50ml – NOW €72,50 at Beauty Line
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L’Interdit EDP Rouge Ultime Edp Rouge Ultime 50ml by Givenchy – NOW €92 at Beauty Line

For tech obsessed

Home gadgets can definitely be an absolute gem as you can choose the vibe you want through them and they can provide you with the ultimate relaxation and some with a bit of style as well (thank you technology fathers).

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Ostrichpillow Eye Mask – €40,99 st Answear
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Ostrichpillow Neck Wrap – €40,99 at Answear
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Lite-up Play 2.0 Speaker Led Lamp by Kooduu – €260,90 at Answear
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Record Player by Crosley Voyager – €99,90 at Answear
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Phone Strap by LaCoqueFrançaise Haby 120 cm – €58,99 at Answear

Try the Ostrichpillow Eye Mask, Ostrichpillow Neck Wrap, Lite-up Play 2.0 Speaker Led Lamp by Kooduu, Record Player by Crosley Voyager and Phone Strap by LaCoqueFrançaise Haby all from Answear.

FOR HIM

I find gift ideas for men a bit easier, not gonna lie. Whether you wish to splurge a bit more or even keep it simple and specific the following guide should help.

Style rocks

There are always just those pieces that elevate every outfit and some specific brands well, they just have it!

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Levi’s Suede Belt – €36,99 at Answear
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Sherpa Zip Neck Hoodie by Calvin Klein – NOW at €92,90 at Calvin Clein
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Polar Fleece Crew Neck Sweatshirt by Calvin Klein – NOW €80,90 at Calvin Klein
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Wool Baseball Hat by Brunello Cucinelli – €480 at Firstbtq.com
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Daniel Wellington Watch – €209,90 at Answear
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Daniel Wellington Sheffield Strap for Apple Watch – €42,99 at Answear

For the homebodies

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Filter coffee maker by Alessi Plisse 1,5 L – €169,90 at Answear
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Wall-mounted wine bottle holder by Blomus Cioso – €78,99 at Answear
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Coffee Mug by Sagaform Coffee & More – €15,99 at Answear
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Corkscrew by WMF Vino – €46,99 at Answear
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Coffee Grinder by Hario – €50,99 at Answear

Try the Filter coffee maker by Alessi Plisse 1,5l, Wall-mounted wine bottle holder by Blomus Cioso, Coffee Mug by Sagaform Coffee & More, Corkscrew by WMF Vino and Coffee Grinder by Hario all from Answear

 How about the Essentials

Necessities are necessities. Once you join the world of Dozze there is no going back, after all we must keep ourselves hydrated, so why go back?

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Ocean Blue DOZZE Cruiser Water Bottle – 530ml – €27,99 at Dozze
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PORSCHE DESIGN CLASSIC CARDHOLDER 8 BLACK – €85 at Kangarucci
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Groomed & Polished Beard Care Gift by The Body Shop – €40 at Thebodyshop
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Wireless oCuddle-P1 Shoulder Massager by Naipo – €110 at Public
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Espresso Coffee Machine 50’s style by SMEG – €469 at Public

The same goes for a Porsche Classic Cardholder 8 Black from Kangarucci, a Groomed & Polished Beard Care Gift by The Body Shop. Or help them relax this Valentine’s Day, stress never really helped anybody so why not take it off of them. For sure Naipo understood the assignment completely on that one.

You can absolutely spoil them this year. Hopefully this will help you to do so.

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