It’s that time of year again… V-day is approaching. Have you exhausted all your romantic ideas on Christmas gifts? Is the thought of doing it all over again making you break out in hot sweats? Don’t panic – we’ve rounded up the coolest gifts that will put Noah from The Notebook to shame (because let’s be honest, who is ever going to build you your dream house, am I right ladies?). Whether it’s a new fling, a long-term boo or someone you’ve been admiring from afar, it’s time to forget wilting bouquets and cheap chocolates, and instead bag a gift that’s bound to get hearts racing this Valentine’s Day.
You had me at Merlot…
Birmingham Wine Weekend wristbands, £10 per person.
Wine and romance: they go hand in hand, right? Put down that bottle of Merlot and cast aside that Sauvignon Blanc; this year, your perfect pressie comes in the form of tickets Birmingham Wine Weekend. Living for the Weekend, the company behind Birmingham Cocktail Weekend, is now bringing Birmingham Wine Weekend to the city in March 2018. Lucky recipients will have the chance to explore a multitude of wines, both old classics and new favourites, over the course of the weekend, with each location set to offer a taster wine for only £4 per glass. So, if you’re seeking to seduce the wine-lover in your life, don’t make a pour choice of pressie this Valentine’s Day!
Wristbands available to buy here.
Feed your passion
Malmaison Valentines dinner, from £99 per couple
If music is the food of love, then Malmaison’s delicious Valentines menu hits all the right notes. From aged sharing chateaubriand to grilled lemon sole with cucumber butter, the talented Chez Mal chefs have created a concerto of flavours to feed your passion. Treat that special someone in your life to cocktails and a divine three-course set menu from £99 per couple! Fancy making a night of it? Mal are throwing in a room, champagne on arrival, plus cocktails and three courses for £204!
To book, please click here.
The gin to their tonic
Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur, (£18.50 per 50cl bottle
A last-minute dash to the 24-hour garage for cheap chocolates is a recipe for disaster, so plan ahead for the gin lover in your life. Are you seeking something truly irresistible to serve to your Valentine this year? Mix things up with Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb and Ginger liqueur. Tangy spring rhubarb macerated in oriental ginger with a twist of lemon zest, then infused with our original Edinburgh Gin; sounds like heaven, right? This combination not only promises a glorious depth of flavour, but also gives our new tipple a beautiful pale pink hue – perfectly pink for Valentine’s Day!
Whisk them away
Tamdhu Batch Strength no. 002, £59.99
If you’re one of the many people scanning the booze aisles for a Valentines gift that will both weaken the knees and quicken the heart of your loved one (quite literally), look no further then Tamdhu’s batch strength whisky. A high strength addition to the range and matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry oak casks, this whisky is the perfect gift for the devoted malt lover.
A close shave
Laser Hair Removal, EF MEDISPA EDGBASTON
V-day is a great time to spoil your partner with gifts they wouldn’t normally indulge in. With more and more women choosing the laser over the razor, it makes it the perfect surprise treat for that special day! For the more unconventional of gift-givers, the leaders in laser hair removal, EF MEDISPA are offering the latest hair removal technology: the Soprano laser. This impressive bit of kit can be used on most skin and hair types, delivering immediate, pain-free reduction results from just the very first treatment!
To book a consultation, please click here.
Give their beauty a boost
Microneedling, EF MEDISPA EDGBASTON
The Kardashian-approved skin treatment that will be sure to put a smile on their face this Valentine’s Day. What is microneedling, I hear you ask? Basically, microneedling involves tiny needles delivering a direct hit of intense vitamins and minerals to the lower layers of the skin, in order to stimulate new cell growth and encourage the production of collagen. Microneedling counts famous faces such as Angelina Jolie and Naomi Watts amongst its fans; safe, pain-free, and taking only 30 minutes, it’s no wonder it’s the must-have for a plumped-up, glowing complexion.
To book a consultation, please click here
Treat yourself and get date night ready
HD Brows, Le Petit Spa at Malmaison, £35
Never underestimate the power of a good brow. The spa team at Malmasion have rallied together to be your very own #glamsquad and get you date night ready. A completely bespoke experience, the HD brow treatment will have you feeling fierce and your brows looking on fleek!
To book, click here.
What to buy the person who has everything?
LoveBrum Membership, £20 a year
Is your other half impossible to buy for? They have the latest and greatest of everything, making picking a present for them a daunting task. When you’re shopping for someone who has everything, a run-of-the- mill perfume pick just won’t do. Well, we think there’s one gift you might not have considered- an annual membership with LoveBrum, a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across the city. By becoming a member of the LoveBrum community, your money will go towards supporting those causes, many of which haven’t received the funding or the publicity they really deserve! You’ll have the privilege of voting for your favourite projects and getting involved with all of the amazing volunteering work they do all year round too. It’s the perfect gift for someone who wants to share the love this Valentine’s Day!