Happy Monday folks – I’m very excited about Valentine’s Day this year – my last one as an unmarried gal! But I know a lot of you out there are probably in a blind panic! So to help you out, I’ve put together my top picks for Valentine’s Day cards, gifts and gestures! They’re not all vintagey but meh, I’m feeling gushy. Enjoy!
Pop the question – with cake!
What better way to say it than with cake? Just in time for Valentine’s day, one of my all-time favourite cake designers, GC Couture, has prepared a special proposal cake! If you’re planning to propose, this gorgeous cake, in the shape of a ring box is such a sweet way to pop the question. With the ring cleverly concealed in the icing cushions, how could she (or he) possibly say no?
Happy couples can then celebrate with a delicious (believe me, I’ve tried their cupcakes) cake! Perfect!
The cakes cost £25 with a £15 delivery charge to central London and the immediate M25 area. Unfortunately due to the delicate structure of the cakes, they can’t be posted but customers outside of the delivery area can collect directly from GC Couture’s Watford HQ.
To order a cake in time for Valentine’s Day, order by 6th of February by calling 01923 228165 or email email@example.com
A rose by any other name…
I know I blogged about how I prefer alternative cards, but I really can’t resist the smell of roses! Ananya Cards has produced these beautiful rose-scented cards for Valentine’s Day and I have to say I’m a fan! The scent adds a vital dimension to the card, bringing it to life, evoking feelings of love and memories of special moments and an added depth to the words penned by the sender. The price for these is £5.50 for Valentine’s Day card with white envelope and £6.50 for Valentine’s Day card with red tissue lined envelope. All prices include UK postage.
For couple looking for something extra special to add to the mix, Ananya Cards can design your own exclusive monogram, with your initials intertwined together (as above) for £125 and can add it to the rose-scented card for an extra £5.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th February 2012.
Something for next year
Getting married in 2013? In the spirit of Valentine’s Day (and can you really get more retro than Shakespeare?) I thought I’d share this incredible venue with you – in fact I’m pretty sure if I were going to get married abroad, this is where I’d do it. You can now get married at Juliet’s House. Yes, the one in Verona with all the amazing romantic history! Bestweddingaway.co.uk has created this amazing opportunity to get married in the spot that accompanies Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – and the hit movie, Letters to Juliet. And if that’s not enough, look how pretty it is! Look!
You can’t go wrong with bubble bath
Ahhhh and relax – buy this for your other half (or to use together) and float away with Sensual Bubble Bath by Lorraine Doron Aromatherapy, a deep, rich synergy of Amyris, Ylang Ylang Extra, Geranium Bourbon and Patchouli designed create a deeply relaxing & intimate atmosphere. I can vouch for this product because the lovely lady selling it is my very special mum! (Aren’t I lucky?) She currently has a special Valentine’s Day offer – get a free 100ml bottle of Sensual Massage Oil worth £4.95 with every purchase of Sensual Foam Bath/ Shower Gel 200ml. Offer valid till 15/02/2012
His & hers cheesecake
For Valentine’s Day, what could be better than a gift that’s secretly for you? Share this gooey, lovely, cheesecakey treat from the English Cheesecake Company for just £20. I think this picture says it all:
Forget diamonds – Swarovski hearts are a girl’s best friend
Finally, what kind of Valentine’s post would this be without a little jewellery? Introducing the romantic swarovski Valentine’s collection from Lobster Love. These beautiful bracelets are made from sterling silver chain in the shape of little linked hearts are innovative in design as they can be fastened at any point along the chain to suit the wearer. This leaves the swarovski heart dangling and catching the light and removes the problem of bracelets not fitting properly.
Orders need to be placed by the 5th February as everything is made to order, they will be delivered gift-boxed so perfect for the 14th February.