Contrary to popular belief, the international day of love does not discriminate against the Single Sally’s of the world. Rather, it is a celebration of love in all it’s forms. From friendship and family to budding romances and iron-clad marriages, it’s a chance to appreciate all the special people in your life – including yourself!
You don’t have to be coupled-up to make the most of this chocolate-fueled, balloon-heart, teddy-bear filled affair. These traditional Valentine’s Day essentials are perfect gifts for any of your loved ones or even as a little indulgence to show yourself some love.
These plush Turkish Towels in soft pinks from The Cotton Company means you can engulf yourself in the spirit of V-day from the moment you step out the shower in the morning!
A lingering scent is the ultimate turn-on. A floral and fruity fragrance – such as this one from Juicy Couture is feminine and subtle yet still effective enough to add an air of magic to a romantic evening with bae. Available from superbalist.com.
Valentine’s Day is all about indulgence, so it’s okay to forgo the healthy eating plan. Plus, who can resist extravagant chocolatey treats adorned with love and affection from their favourite person?
Assorted Valentine’s Day hampers available from netflorist.co.za.
Cute sleep wear and underwear do not have to be reserved for special occasions. These lace and floral matching separates from Cotton On are definitely a Valentine’s Day essential, but can still have you feeling your confident girly best any day of the week.
The soft lighting and fresh fragrance from candles can transform any occasion into a classy affair – even a casual night in with takeout and a movie.
These vanilla scented candles in hand-made ceramic pots with the cutest heart design are perfect if you want to amp up the ambiance on a special evening with your S/O or perhaps a V-day dinner with your closest girlfriends. Plus, they’ll make a thoughtful gift for any of your loved ones too. Available from Yuppiechef.com
Speaking of having a casual night-in, this movie-night set with retro style cups and popcorn bucket will have you feeling as though you stepped into a 50s drive-in cinema, even if you are in the comfort of your own home. Now all you need are some nostalgic rom-coms to complete a vintage Valentine’s celebration. Available from prezzybox.com.
Red roses are the iconic Valentine’s Day symbol and are always a good idea – especially when packaged as prettily as this. Spoil yourself or someone special with these lavish rose arrangements from netflorist, or break the stereotype and opt for an elegant orchard or this awesome heart eyes emoji pot plant.
AUTHOR: Farah Khalfe