The Best Valentine's Day Gifts
19th January, 2022
In our humble, only slightly biased opinion, you can’t go wrong with gorgeous fresh flowers for Valentine’s Day (especially when the bouquet has been expertly handcrafted by a local florist). But we know that sometimes it’s only right to properly spoil your Valentine – and that means flowers, plus a little (or large) something extra. So, if you want to push the boat out, but you’re not quite sure how, or with what, we’re here to help. We’ve done some digging and put together a list of our fave Valentine’s pressies, just call us cupid!
Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Her and Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him
This is 2022 and we’re not about stereotypes at Interflora – she might love a day driving a supercar and he might love a trip to the spa, so these gorgeous gifts are sorted by what you’re Valentine is interested in.
For the Foodie
A good cream tea is a work of art! If your budget can stretch to it head to the capital and try the tea at Harrods or even the Ritz for a truly lavish Valentine’s treat, or if you’d rather spend a more modest amount then take to Google and do some research. You nearest town or city will have a teashop full of handmade treats, and you can feel proud for supporting local.
Got a Valentine who’s a budding chef? They’ll love a cooking class. There are cooking schools and restaurants across the country who offer evening lessons or whole day courses, just do a little research to find one near your Valentine. Knife skills classes can also be particularly handy for kitchen whizzes. And of course, the sneaky bonus to all of this? They can rustle you up some delicious dishes afterwards!
A delightful hamper
A hamper bursting with goodies will tickle your Valentine’s tastebuds. If your feeling creative you could assemble one yourself, or if you’d rather leave it to the experts, our specialists in food and wine have picked all sorts of treats to go in ours (and we deliver them for free too). Check out our hampers.
For the Creative Type
Try jewellery making
Is your Valentine someone who loves to craft and create? Then a making session is a Valentine’s must (and they’ll love you for trying a new craft out with them). We really love jewellery making because you usually walk away with something special to treasure at the end too. You’ll find all sorts of jewellery making workshops on offer if you do a little online research (we found lots on craftcourses.co.uk).
Take to the potter’s wheel
Pottery is romantic (don’t believe us? Watch Ghost!) so get you and your Valentine to your nearest class. You’ll have fun getting hands on with clay and hopefully come away with some new homeware to remind you of your fab Valentine’s experience.
For the Adrenaline Junkie
Don’t quite have the budget to send your thrill-seeking Valentine up in a plane? Indoor skydiving is your answer. Lots of sites offer it across the UK and you might even get to watch them perform some whizzy stunts / enjoy their face going a little wobbly from the wind machine!
Take to the tree tops
A harness might not be the sexiest Valentine’s outfit, but if your special someone loves adventure, that won’t matter. Head into nature and up into the sky on tree top walks and adventure courses like Go Ape, the views will be worth the climb.
For the Sports Fan
Tour the grounds
Do they never miss a game? Then treat them to a tour of the stadium or the pitch or the court. And then be prepared to listen patiently as tell you tales of all the great games won and lost there.
For the Bookworm
A book a month
In love with book worm? Then don’t just get them another book, get them a book subscription so they’ll get a gorgeous book once a month. Lots of local bookshops offer them now, and usually your Valentine can tell them the kind of reads they like, to make sure each book is just right for them. We especially love the one from Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, and the Rare Birds Book Club, which promotes writing by women.
For the Nature Lover
A beautiful plant
Help them bring the outdoors in with a lovely houseplant that, with the right TLC, will last and last. We love a gift that keeps on giving! From roses to seasonal stunners, we’ve got houseplants to fill them with joy.
Sponsor a critter
Any nature lover will know that our earth needs some serious attention right now, so this Valentine’s why not pay the planet some love too? Your Valentine will love that you’re supporting them and helping an important cause. You could sponsor an animal in a sanctuary, or help fund tree planting, or get them a membership to a charity like the RSPB or the National Trust.
Hopefully you’ve figured out the perfect Valentine’s pressie by now, or at least got a few ideas. If you need help with figuring out what to write in the card next, we can help with that too. Check out our bumper list of Valentine's quotes and messages.