Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is creeping around the corner. Whether you think the holiday is a perfect excuse to celebrate love or merely a Hallmark business tactic, shops across London won’t let you forget to mark February 14 in your calendar.
This year, rather than reaching for red roses, a box of chocolates or a stuffed love bear, get your money’s worth and show your loved one’s worth by investing in something a little more thoughtful than the predictable. Especially if he or she loves fashion.
_shift scouted out some of the most stylish Valentine’s Day presents for your other, more fashionable half. Singles, keep reading – these also make sweet treats for yourself or your friends. Remember gals and guys – Galentine’s Day is February 13.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition tickets, £20-£24 – vam.ac.uk
British Vogue two-year print and digital subscription, £49 – vogue.co.uk
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Cashmere scarf in rose pink, £69 – cosstores.com
Personalised Moleskine notebook, £29.95-£31.95 – gb.moleskine.com
Diptyque Limited Edition Centifolia scented candle, £53 – diptyqueparis.com
Perfect Match box of matches, £10 – trouva.com
Marni cubic silk-blend socks, £70 – matchesfashion.com
Rachel Cocker mug, £29 – 8hollandstreet.com
Red Play Comme des Garçons t-shirt, £72-£75 – shop.doverstreetmarket.com
Seletti lipsticks umbrella, £39 – store.wallpaper.com