#1 The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake - For those who want a little bit of fantasy before they go to bed (not like that)
Sometimes, your partner just wants a good bit of escapism as a Valentine's Day gift. That’s where The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake comes in. It’s a fantasy novel that follows six swoon-worthy magicians, all part of a secret society that has raw, world-changing powers. It’s a book that will help get you through the last of the winter nights as you’re hooked on characters that are constantly battling with themselves as they form alliances and choose between right and wrong. It may not be an obvious choice for Valentine's Day, but if your other half loves a good character-driven fantasy, this is the perfect gift for them.
#2 Wildfire by Hannah Grace - For those who want a little light romance
Wildfire is one of the best romance books to have come out in 2023 and is a perfect will they, won’t they book for those looking for a little post V-Day romance to indulge in. The story follows Aurora and Russ while they are at summer camp. They previously had a one-night stand, but with camp rules not allowing any relationships, they are well and truly stuck in the friends zone, despite having some serious chemistry. As you can probably tell, this isn’t exactly breaking new ground, but it is so light, fun and flirty that it makes the perfect Valentine’s read.
Picture this. You’re sitting over a meal you’ve poured your heart and soul into, and your partner's face is framed by the flicker of light from the candle you spent all afternoon making together. You can easily recreate that scene with this Vanilla Candle Kit. The kit comes with all the materials you need to make and easy-to-follow instructions so you and your loved one can have a fun day of crafting before you sit down for that romantic meal.
#4 Mug Painting Set - For the couples that want to get crafty
A picture says a thousand words. But a mug that you’ve lovingly made for your partner to drink out of says a lot more. This mug painting set is the perfect gift if your partner loves a brew. Each time they go to put on the kettle, they’ll be reminded of just how much you care.
#5 A Scrapbook - For couples who want to store their treasured memories
Capture and preserve your cherished moments together with a beautifully designed scrapbook. This thoughtful gift is a timeless way to document your journey as a couple. Add photos, ticket stubs, and mementoes that tell your story, creating a keepsake you'll both treasure for years to come.
#6 Jigsaws - For the cute cosy couples out there
Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to spend a cosy Valentine’s Day. Perfect for nights in, this gift allows for quality time with you and your partner. Choose from an array of puzzles, grab a hot drink, a few blankets and work together to enjoy the satisfaction of completing a jigsaw.
Gift your partner a personalised jewellery box to store their most treasured possessions. Engrave it with a special message or add their initials to make this a practical yet sentimental gift. Not only will this gift have sentimental value through adding your own design, but this is another gift they’ll be able to use and appreciate for years to come.
#8 Personalised Photo Frame - For those who like to give a gift with a little personal touch
Frame your favourite moments with a personalised photo frame. Choose a photo that holds special memories, and add a personal touch with your own decorated frame. Not only is this the ultimate thoughtful gift, but it will also make a special addition to your home, making it the perfect sentimental and budget-friendly gift this Valentine’s Day.
#9 Colourful Notebook - For the partner who has a mild stationery addiction
Indulge your partner's stationery addiction with a vibrant and colourful notebook. Whether they love jotting down thoughts, doodling, or simply appreciate a stylish accessory that they can use everyday, this gift is both practical and aesthetically pleasing for any stationery lover.
#10 Adult Colouring Book - For the couples looking for a little peace and quiet
This Valentine’s Day, give your other half the gift of creativity and calm with a Colouring Book. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of pressure on V-day, and just in life generally, so having something that you can do to just take a few minutes out from it all will be greatly appreciated by your partner. This Mystical Patterns Colouring Book is a great option, with plenty of wonderful patterns for you to focus on and forget about life with while you colour them in.
This is our PSA that not every gift needs to cost you an arm and a leg; actually, a gift that is heartfelt and well thought out is often the gift that has the biggest impact. So why not make something yourself or take the time to do something crafty together, that way, you, your loved one and your bank account will thank you in the long run.
If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day inspiration, take a look at any of recent Valentine's blogs, including, The Best Romance Books For Valentine's Day.