Love it or loathe it, V-Day is happening. Here are our tips on stopping your relationship from imploding on the big 1-4.
Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve
Or even your chest. I Love Boxie T-shirts (£30-£39) let you share your quirky love story with the world. Submit your tale, and if it’s chosen, the witty team will turn it into a catchy slogan to be sold on their site.
Communication Is Key
Be honest about your feelings, thoughts and needs. Romeo & Jules will help you express yourself with a not-so-gentle-hint card (£2).
No One Likes to Be Kept Waiting
Paper Watch (£7.50) will ensure you’re never stood up. Made from tear-resistant material, the blank, waterproof design can be customised with a Biro to include dates, times or secret love messages.
Jewellery Will Solve Most Women’s Problems
In particular: Jacqueline Rabun’s heart pendant (£120), AC Colour gemstone rings (£95) or jewellery editor Carol Woolton’s awe-inspiring coffee table book, Fashion for Jewels (£16).
Lingerie Will Solve All Men’s Problems
And we don’t mean the frilly stuff. We’re talking about Nichole de Carle’s racy collection of bandage styles (£60-£315).
Take It One Step Further
In lieu of flowers, name a rose after her (£20). Forgo gimmicky, heart-shaped chocolates for a bespoke box by Pierre Marcolini (£40-£180), shipped from Belgium in temperature-controlled packaging.
Who said you can’t buy love?
Photo: Courtesy of I Love Boxie; Courtesy of Suck UK; Courtesy of Nichole de Carle