Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2020

As a blogger, I really love sharing gift guide content on my blog as it’s always fun to discover great gift ideas. I know Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, but last year I shared my first ever Valentine’s Day Gift Guide and it went down really well, so I decided I wanted to do an even better Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for 2020. Although Valentine’s Day is all about love and relationships, there’s Galentine’s Day on the 13th of February which is a non-official holiday know as a day for ‘ladies celebrating ladies’, so you could treat yourself or your girlfriends. I’ve got some gift ideas for the girls, some for the guys and some for couples too if you like gifts that you can share with your loved one, so keep on reading to find out about all these fabulous gift ideas.

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My first gift suggestion is seriously delicious, and it comes from the UK’s artisan food market; Yumbles. I had never come across Yumbles before, but it’s like an Amazon for treats. They are a curated marketplace connecting food lovers with the UK’s best small batch independent food and drink producers. They have so many wonderful products such as chocolate, drinks, deli fish and cheese and a great range of vegan and free from treats. For my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2020, I had to choose the amazing Mini Raspberry Gin & Treats Hamper which is only £24.99 but it looks so luxurious and special.

The Mini Raspberry Gin & Treats Hamper is offered by Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods, and comes packaged within a cute little wicker hamper basket. The base of the basket is filled with shredded pink paper, with three Raisthorpe Manor products. The products within the hamper are;  their award winning Raisthorpe Raspberry Gin 35cl, Raisthorpe Raspberry Gin Jam 340g and Raisthorpe Eton Mess Chocolate Bar 100g.

Their raspberry gin is made in the farmhouse and based on a family recipe, steeping the fresh raspberries in gin for 7 months until every last drop of fruity flavour is taken up by the spirit. It is filtered and sweetened before bottling. The gin is special as they don’t waste the fruit used for making their gin, instead they make into this jam. The gin simply intensifies the flavour of the raspberries, spectacular on a fruit scone in a cream tea.

The gin is a winner of the Great Taste 1 Gold Star Award 2011 and 2014, and is hand-made at Raisthorpe from a traditional family recipe using locally sourced raspberries wherever possible. It is matured with London Gin and sugar, and this method creates a delicious deep liqueur with a wonderful fresh smell of raspberries. This hamper would be such a fantastic treat for any gin lovers, and it would make a lovely gift for a couple to enjoy together, but if this hamper isn’t the right gift for you, there’s lots of other gin gifts from Yumbles.

Coole Swan Superior Irish Cream LiqueurCoole Swan Superior Irish Cream LiqueurCoole Swan Superior Irish Cream Liqueur

I featured the Coole Swan Superior Irish Cream Liqueur in my Christmas Food, Treats and Drink Gift Guide back in December, and oh my gosh I think it was my favourite drink discovery during the whole of 2019 alone. I featured the Coole Swan Superior Irish Cream Liqueur Gift Set which contained a full size bottle of Coole Swan, and two beautiful roller rock glasses.

The Coole Swan Superior Irish Cream Liqueur is £24 from John Lewis, and is without a doubt the nicest liqueur I’ve ever tried. I think it might even be my favourite alcoholic drink of all time. I wish I could explain how incredible it is, but if you like Baileys, the Coole Swan Liqueur is a hundred times nicer than Baileys.

If you’ve never heard of Coole Swan before, Coole Swan set out ten years ago, to make the world’s most delicious tasting cream liqueur. They selected the finest single Malt Irish Whiskey, and then blended it with real white Belgian chocolate and fresh, natural dairy cream to create an experience that was both smooth and original. It truly is original and unlike anything else I’ve tried, but the white chocolate makes it so creamy.

I did wonder whether the combination of white Belgian chocolate, natural dairy cream and Malt Irish Whiskey would make Coole Swan too sickly, but it really doesn’t. It’s smooth, so enjoyable and I purchased it twice as gifts for family at Christmas after trying it. It is to die for, and you only have to read the 150+  five star rave reviews on the John Lewis website to see how amazing it really is.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2020 - Levis Trunks Gift Set - Mainline MenswearValentine's Day Gift Guide 2020 - Levis Trunks Gift Set - Mainline MenswearValentine's Day Gift Guide 2020 - Levis Trunks Gift Set - Mainline Menswear

When it comes to purchasing presents for men, there’s such a cliché around buying them boxers or socks, but in fairness they do make great gifts. I love to receive lingerie or socks as presents, and you can go down the novelty route with boxers or socks, or you can opt for something a little more special like this really great Levis Trunks Gift Set which I got from Mainline Menswear. What men wouldn’t love to receive boxes from a luxury brand like Levis? This is such a good gift idea, and contains three pairs of Levis Cotton Trunks inside a special edition gift tin for £35.

The Levis Trunks Gift Set is available in four different designs, and each set features three pairs of trunks. All four sets are great, but I chose the Denim Blue set for my other half as blue is his favourite colour, and I liked the more neutral coloured waistbands. If your fella (or you if you’re a man) prefer bolder waistband colours for your trunks, there’re sets with bright blue, yellow and red waistbands too. As I mentioned, each of the sets are £35 and they have free UK delivery too, and they have a 95% cotton and 5% elastane mix. I feel like £35 is a really decent price for three pairs, and a branded tin as it works out at £11.66 per pair.

The three trunks come inside a fancy, red Levis tin which is kinda perfect for Valentine’s Day don’t you think? It also means you don’t necessarily have to wrap it either, which always wins extra points for me. The tin is so nice, and definitely one you’d want to reuse. The sets are available in four different sizes; Small, Medium, Large and X Large. This set includes a plain deep navy pair with a grey Levis branded elasticated waistband, a plain lighter navy pair with a black Levis branded elasticated waistband and finally a navy pair with a white chevron design and a black Levis branded elasticated waistband.

Red Candy Flamingo DoormatRed Candy Flamingo DoormatRed Candy Flamingo DoormatRed Candy Flamingo Doormat

My next Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2020 idea is a fun and quirky gift idea from Red Candy; a quirky homeware, kitchen accessories and gifts website. I featured the coolest bright orange T Rex Lamp here on my blog as a Christmas gift idea and I bloody love it, so I knew I had to include another offering from Red Candy in my Valentine’s Day gift guide. This time it’s another homeware item, and I chose the adorable Flamingo Doormat £18 as it’s such a unique gift idea, and I just love flamingos.

This is going to be a random gift idea for some, but I love it when me and my partner gift each other things for the home that we can both enjoy. Before getting this doormat, we had the most boring plain brown doormat and it was ugly in all honesty. As a blogger my doorbell is forever ringing, so I thought it would be fun to have a nicer doormat, adding a pop of colour to our very plain, and dark hallway.

I’ve seen some really quirky doormats on Pinterest, but I’ve never found one I liked until I saw this flamingo one, and I knew I had to have it. I’ve always loved flamingos, but I really liked that the base colour of the mat was a pale colour, which contrasted nicely against the two different pinks of the two flamingos. I included a photo of the doormat in a white hallway from the Red Candy website, as it really shows the colours nicely. The mat is made from 100% natural coir (which comes from coconuts) so it’s super hard wearing, and can be used inside or outside the home. If flamingos aren’t your thing, Red Candy have lots of lovely doormats with avocado, dachshund, banana, star, pig, toucan and even butterfly designs.

 

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My next gift suggestion is a fun one, especially if you know someone that loves cheese – who doesn’t love cheese?! I am such a massive cheese fan, and Godminster have a couple of ‘cheesy’ gift ideas this year. Godminster has been producing award-winning Vintage Organic Cheddar since 2000 using milk produced on Godminster Farm in Bruton, Somerset.

Their products are available on their website, as well as outlets in the UK and around the world. Looking at the Godminster website, they have a fab range of their cheeses on offer as well as gift sets and even cheese wedding cakes. From their gifts on offer, I had to choose the Godminster Heart Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar which is £16.15 and contains 400 grams of cheese. You can even find this cute, heart shaped truckle at the cutting counter at most Waitrose stores so it’d be a nice addition to any Valentine’s Day meals or as a last minute gift.

The cheese comes in a attractive gift box made from recycled cardboard that is also recyclable, and is covered in their distinctive burgundy wax. Godminster’s Vintage Organic Cheddar is a multi-award-winning cheddar, available as either a round or heart-shaped truckle. The cheddar is made to a traditional 90-year-old recipe and matured for up to 12 months, at which point we select the very best cheese to be made into one of our award-winning truckles.

It has a rich depth of flavour with a smooth texture, and is delicious on its own or as part of the perfect cheeseboard. Even just writing about the cheese is making my mouth water. I’ve never tried Godminster cheese before, but the Godminster Heart Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar is out of this world, and a must have gift for any cheese lovers.

Dear Barber Style & Go Mattifer CollectionDear Barber Style & Go Mattifer CollectionDear Barber Style & Go Mattifer CollectionDear Barber Style & Go Mattifer CollectionDear Barber Style & Go Mattifer Collection

Grooming or beauty gifts are always a winner when it comes to gifts, especially if they’re brands your recipient has perhaps never come across before. I really like introducing people to new brands, which I guess is one of the reasons I started blogging. When I first met my other half nearly fourteen years ago, he had no skincare routine and used the same deodorant and hair gel for years. Now it’s a completely different story, and he loves trying new products and brands almost as much as I do.

Dear Barber are a brand I admit to never hearing about before, but they describe themselves as being pioneering movement in traditional male grooming. All Dear Barber products are created in collaboration with industry professionals to design and manufacture a product range that has defined the trends of modern fashion as well as maintaining the distinct heritage of luxury grooming. Dear Barber have a number of sleek looking gift sets, and I really liked the look of the Dear Barber Style & Go Mattifer Collection.

The Dear Barber Style & Go Mattifer Collection is £17.95 and is packaged within a cardboard gift box, which has been designed to look like a rustic wooden box. It’s so cool, and it just looks so much fancier than your typical cardboard box packaging. Inside the set there’s a 50ml size of their Hair and Beard Shampoo, a 30ml size of their Gentlemen’s Fragrance Eau de Toilette and a 100ml size of their Hair Mattifier.

The Mattifier is £10.95 to purchase individually, so it’s good deal that for £7 more you’re getting the cool gift box, and two more products. All three products have a really clean, spicy but warm scent and they all have the same scent so it’ll help to really layer and intensify the scent. I think the set is really reasonably priced, and the branding and packaging is so nice too.

The Bluebeard's Revenge Designer Stubble KitThe Bluebeard's Revenge Designer Stubble KitThe Bluebeard's Revenge Designer Stubble KitThe Bluebeard's Revenge Designer Stubble Kit

I featured The Bluebeard’s Revenge within my Christmas Stocking Fillers Gift Guide, with their The Bluebeard’s Revenge Shaving Solution which is designed for men but I wanted to try it, and it works amazingly for shaving your legs too. The Bluebeard’s Revenge are a brand that specialises in barber grade grooming products. They launched in 2009 with a heavy-duty shaving cream to challenge the world’s toughest stubble, and the brand has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Their grooming range is reasonably priced starting at just £3, and they have a number of great gift sets to choose from. My top pick is the The Bluebeard’s Revenge Designer Stubble Kit which is £18.99 and contains two full size products from their grooming range. The set comes in a blue gift box, with holographic branding both on the outer box, and the boxes inside the set too.

The two products inside the kit are the; The Bluebeard’s Revenge Classic Blend Beard Oil and the The Bluebeard’s Revenge Face Scrub. Both of which are great for any man, as the oil works on stubble as well as beards, so they don’t have to just have a full beard to use it. The Bluebeard’s Revenge Classic Blend Beard Oil is 50ml £9.99 and contains an a unique blend of fresh and masculine-smelling oils and fragrances designed to smooth, moisturise and protect the beard.

The Bluebeard’s Revenge Face Scrub is 100ml £9.99 and channels the exfoliating powers of ground olive stones to remove dirt and grime from deep inside the skin’s pores. All of this, suspended in a rich moisturiser that rehydrates the skin. It’s a great set, and for £18.99, it’s not too pricey either!

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Next up is the rather wonderful Mermaid Pink Gin, which I will actually be featuring in a whole post of it’s own very soon but I just had to include it as it’s just the perfect Valentine’s Gift for any gin lover. I featured the original Mermaid Gin as part of my Christmas gift guide series back in November, and I was very excited to learn that they had a ‘pink’ version.

Firstly just look at the bottle, I can guarantee you’ve never seen such a beautiful bottle on any type of alcohol. Both varieties have an ombré design to the glass, with the Mermaid Gin being blue and the Mermaid Pink Gin being, well yes you guessed it, pink. Then there’s a raised scale effect to mimic a Mermaid’s tail. I will go into the all the finer details in the full post, but I wanted to include it within my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide as I do think it’s perfectly giftable – and it’s available online here.

Stirrd Handmade Fudge Subscription BoxStirrd Handmade Fudge Subscription BoxStirrd Handmade Fudge Subscription BoxStirrd Handmade Fudge Subscription BoxStirrd Handmade Fudge Subscription Box

If you know someone who loves sweet treats, the Stirrd Handmade Fudge Subscription Box would be such a great gift option. I had never heard of Stirrd before, but they’re a a new monthly fudge-scription box service, delivering two flavours of delicious handmade fudge and one other confectionery delight, straight to your door. The brand is based in Harrogate, and STIRRD pride themselves on creating proper stuff with subscribers receiving a brand-new box of flavours to savour every month.

The Stirrd Handmade Fudge Subscription Box is £11.99 per month, £34.99 for a three month subscription and £67.99 for a six month subscription. Your treats come packaged inside a letterbox sized box, which you open to reveal your three packs of Stirrd treats. So every single month you’re guaranteed to get two different flavours of delicious, luxury fudge as well as one other surprise confectionary treat.

The first flavour I got in my box is the Pink Drizzle Salted Caramel Fudge with salted caramel fudge topped with ruby chocolate drizzle containing ginseng. Then I got White Chocolate Chilli Honeycomb with white chocolate coated honeycomb topped with chilli flakes. The third and final flavour I got is the delicious Shimmer Cherry Chocolate Brownie Fudge with chocolate fudge made with diced cherries and red shimmer. All three treats were insanely good, and I would be over the moon to receive one of these boxes as a gift – the fudge is the best fudge I’ve ever tried.

Critically Endangered Socks - The Maui DolphinCritically Endangered Socks - The Maui DolphinCritically Endangered Socks - The Maui DolphinCritically Endangered Socks - The Maui Dolphin

I featured Critically Endangered for the first time on my blog back in November, with the Critically Endangered Amur Leopard Socks. If you’re new to the Critically Endangered brand, Critically Endangered Socks are a brand created by Dom Desmond, which was created after he visited Borneo and witnessed critically endangered Borneo orangutans in the wild for the first time.

The whole story behind the brand is simply amazing, and you can read it in full right here. In collaboration with an NGO called Friends of the National Parks Foundation, Dom has set up Critically Endangered Socks to use the funds from sock sales to help this NGO protect the Borneo rainforest. The idea grew into a company that would support five of the world’s most endangered species, and their amazing mission is to eventually help every critically endangered animal on the brink of survival by selling the most beautifully crafted, ethical products we can create.

Critically Endangered Socks have two different styles of socks on sale, and each of the pairs of socks helps a different animal. They have a range of plain colour socks, and then a range of striped socks too – with five animals per sock design. In terms of animals, there is the Borneo Orangutan, the Amur Leopard, the Maui Dolphin, the Sumatran Elephant and Hawksbill Turtle, and you can purchase the socks individually or as a pack of five.

Each of the sock designs are £12, and the five pack is £48. One of the plain style socks is completely sold out, as Critically Endangered only create 1000 pairs of each sock design so it’s fantastic that the Borneo Orangutan design has been so popular that they’ve sold out, as it means they’ve raised a lot of much needed money for the cause. Each pair of socks is available in two sizes; Small (UK 4-7) and Large (8-13), and you can get free shipping on orders of 3 or more pairs of socks.

I already own and love the plain Amur Leopard Socks, and I get compliments every time I wear them. So I was really happy to be given the chance to try another, so this time I chose the Maui Dolphin Socks as I loved the colour, but it also really shocked me that there are only 63 Maui Dolphins left in the wild according to the informational card that comes with the socks. That is so upsetting, and such a small number so I really hope the Maui Dolphin sock becomes an ‘extinct design’ too very soon.

The Maui Dolphin style socks are a lovely bright blue, with green on the toes and heels. They’re so bright and colourful, and comfortable to wear and I cannot recommend this brand enough. Socks might sound like a cliché gift, but who wouldn’t want to receive a cute pair of socks that actually make a big difference, and there’s so many great designs/animals to choose from.

ION8 Beauty Leakproof BottleION8 Beauty Leakproof BottleION8 Beauty Leakproof Bottle

My next suggestion is the ION8 Beauty Leakproof Bottle, which is definitely more of a quirky suggestion. I know that many wouldn’t consider gifting  a water bottle for Valentine’s Day, but if you’ve been together as a couple a long time, like I have, we tend to do the more practical gifts. Sure we do still go down the traditional route too, but something practical that you can use and enjoy daily would see be a great gift – and I really love my ION8 Beauty Leakproof Bottle.

ION8 are the creators of the simplest and safest BPA free, spill proof, leak proof hydration products. The ION8 Beauty Leakproof Water Bottle is a brand new product available in a stunning collection of pastel tones (Frosted Seafoam, Frosted Lemon, Frosted Mint and Frosted Rose). The bottle comes in two sizes; 350ml £11.99 which is the one that I own, and 500ml £12.99.

The whole concept behind the bottles, is to encourage us to drink water, focusing on the beauty benefits of staying hydrated. When you hydrate, it replenishes water in your skin. Without both oil and water, you can still have flaky skin. Therefore you need both hydration and moisturisation for good skin care.

I chose the Frosted Mint design, and it’s such a pretty colour. So many water bottles come in boring colours, but I feel like the nicer looking, and more eye catching the bottle, the more likely I’m going to spot it on my desk and pick it up to drink from it. It has been designed with a vented, smooth liquid flow, you’re easily able to enjoy your drink without having to worry about the liquid leaking.

The bottles have a one-touch opening system allows the lid to spring open, meaning there’s no annoying screw top or dirty spout to deal no-spill. When you’re done quenching your thirst, simply lock the lid in place to prevent accidents. It’s such a nice bottle, and it has a really handy finger carrying handle too, which is a great extra feature.

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I don’t think any gift guide, regardless of the occasion, would be complete without chocolate and who doesn’t love Cadbury chocolate? Cadbury have a great selection of Cadbury Chocolate Valentine’s Day gift ideas suitable for every budget, with gift sets priced between £2.49 and £40. Any of their gifts would be gratefully received, but I particularly loved the look of their Cadbury Chocolate Football Gift Set as it looked so fun, and looked like the perfect gift for any football fans you know.

You can purchase the gift sets via Cadbury Gifts Direct, which is basically a Cadbury gift shop online offering lots of different Cadbury gifts and hampers. They have every Cadbury treat you could imagine from Mini Eggs to Hot Chocolate, and Maynards Bassetts to Cadbury Biscuits. They even have an option where you can make your own Cadbury hamper or Cadbury postal selection box.

The Cadbury Chocolate Football Gift Set is £18 and comes in a bright purple, textured gift box full of shredded purple paper to keep your items safe in transit. Cadbury are said to be the official snack partner of the Premier League, so this gift set is perfect for football fans. The set includes one Cadbury Premier League Dairy Milk Chocolate Football 256g, 2 x Cadbury Dairy Milk Premier League Football Pitch Bars 200g each and 1 x Cadbury Heroes Carton 185g.

The football is like an easter egg, except it’s in the shape of a football with the foil featuring a football, woven panel design. Then the two Cadbury Dairy Milk Premier League Football Pitch Bars, have been designed to look like a football pitch with goals at each end, a raised centre circle in the middle and the typical Cadbury chunk design around the edges, to look like stands. It’s such a fun gift box, and a must for any football fan.

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A lot of us attempt to dry January, and cut back on the booze but if you’re trying to reduce your alcohol consumption in general, I have the perfect solution; the Cotswold Green Non-Alcoholic Spirit. The premium artisan Cotswold Green Non-Alcoholic Spirit 70cl £25 is ideal for a different Valentine’s Day gift and in particular Mum’s to be as it’s a 100% alcohol free botanical gin, with zero sugar, no calories and no hangover.

Developed by WC Fowler & Sons in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Cotswold Green is described as being is an exciting and refreshing new non-alcoholic ‘all gin, no sin’ spirit which just launched within the UK. The new premium spirit brand quenches the growing thirst for the health-conscious mindful drinking movement which currently has limited options with the same bold and yet elegant taste profile as Cotswold Green No:1.

Cotswold Green No:1 is hand crafted and traditionally distilled using only natural botanicals, with zero calories, zero sugar and no artificial flavours or sweeteners added. A classic blend of botanicals is used with juniper and citrus, delivering a smooth and clean taste just like a premium gin, but with a healthier and vegan friendly twist. Distilling barks, spices and citrus peels, Cotswold Green No:1 has a refined and complex blend with the result having a subtle cloudy appearance retaining all the natural oils from the botanicals. Cotswold Green No:1’s signature juniper and citrus notes play a significant part of the ‘gin’ experience with cardamom delivering a subtle spicy back note. The result delivers a taste experience with a fuller, cleaner flavour.

In terms of notes, the Cotswold Green Non-Alcoholic Spirit has a light and fresh nose with notes of juniper & spice, a fresh and clean palate with citrus & sweet notes. And finally the finish is long with juniper & lemon. The bottle is stunning, with a chunky clear glass bottle, a rose gold metallic stopper, and rose gold foil accents on the label. The label on the back of the bottle features a beautiful herbal design which shows through the gin. If you love gin, but want less sin, the Cotswold Green Non-Alcoholic Spirit is available now and it’d make an amazing gift for anyone.

ProCook Gourmet Steak Knives SetProCook Gourmet Steak Knives SetProCook Gourmet Steak Knives SetProCook Gourmet Steak Knives Set

If you like to choose more lifestyle, homeware items as gifts, I have a great suggestion from ProCook. ProCook are a cookware and kitchenware retailer, with al types of homeware you could imagine. I was kindly gifted the ProCook Gourmet Steak Knives Set, and I had to include it within my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide as I think it’s a great, practical gift. The ProCook Gourmet Steak Knives Set is £32 which is an amazing deal. The set includes six full size steak knives, presented in a black wooden gift box and they even come with a 10 year guarantee.

They feature triple rivet handles, and a full tang construction, with each knife in the ProCook Gourmet X30 knife range being stone ground for a super-sharp cutting edge with a specially designed contoured handle for maximum comfort and grip. The composition of the stainless steel from which the knives are made is referred to as X30Cr13 denoting the use of X30 stainless steel, containing 0.3% carbon to ensure a non-brittle blade and 13% chrome for high resistance corrosion and anti-tarnish.

The ProCook Gourmet Steak Knives Set have a rating of 4.9 out of 5 from 207 reviews on the ProCook website, and they offer different amounts of the knives too. This particular set has six knives, but you can also purchase a set of four or a set of eight depending on what you need. These knives are the perfect tool for cutting through thick cuts of meat and delicious steaks due to their strong and sharp serrated edge. They might not be the most romantic of gifts, but many of us will be enjoying delicious Valentine’s meals, so these knives would come in very handy.

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If you have a stout lover in your life, the Fallen Brewing’s Chew Chew Salted Caramel Milk Stout would be so gratefully received. The Fallen Brewing’s Chew Chew Salted Caramel Milk Stout is £2.35 for a 330ml can, and has a 6% ABV. Fallen Brewing describes Chew Chew as being a sweet, briney, chewy beer, brewed with dark Belgian candi syrup, lactose and sea salt. If you don’t know what a stout is, it’s a dark, top-fermented beer with a number of variations, including dry stout, Baltic porter, milk stout, and imperial stout.

Stouts come in lots of different flavours, and artisan breweries like Fallen Brewing create specialist flavours like Salted Caramel Milk, and it’s available to purchase in individual cans, 6 x 330ml packs, 12 x 330ml packs and 24 x 330ml packs too via the Fallen Brewing website.

The dominant flavours and aromas are said to be sweet, salty, rich, caramel, fudge and chocolate. If you know someone that likes beers and ales, and they perhaps haven’t tried a stout before, the Fallen Brewing’s Chew Chew Salted Caramel Milk Stout would be a great starting stout and a salted caramel milk stout is said to be the perfect combination for the timeless aphrodisiac – Oysters.

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My next gift suggestions for Valentine’s Day are from Havaianas, and they’d work well both for the guys and for the girls. Havaianas is Portuguese for Hawaiians, and the first pair of Havaianas was created back in 1962 based on the traditional Japanese sandal known as the Zori, whose soles are made of rice straw. The texture of the Havaianas rubber soles are like rice grains which is one of the traits that make Havaianas so unmistakeable. Since 1962 the brand has come very far, and they originally came in just two colours but now they’re available in many colours and styles. I have two Havaianas styles to show you; the Havaianas Slide Brasil Sliders and the Havaianas Original Flip Flops.

The Havaianas Slide Brasil Sliders are £26 and are available in six colours; Marine Blue / White, Black, Banana Yellow, Navy Blue, Amazonia and White / Black. I have the Black version which would complement any outfit and work for both men and women. The sliders are based on their iconic Brasil Logo flip-flops with the same benefits of durability and comfort, without the toepost.

They’re comfortable, durable, lightweight, heat-resistant, non-slip and water-resistant making them the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe. We’ve all been there when we’ve gone to put on some flip flops in the sun, and they’ve felt as if they were burning the soles of your feet, but the Havaianas Slide Brasil Sliders are heat resistant. I like that the black is really minimalistic, but with the contrast of the blue, yellow and green stripe along the strap.

No Havaianas mention would be complete without mentioning their iconic flip flops, and they have a crazy amount of designs to choose from for men, women and even kids. The price of the original flip flops are priced between £26 and £18 depending on the print, and they have some licensed styles like Disney, Star Wars, Harry Potter and even Stranger Things. My style have a monochrome surfer design, with black straps and toe post. They also feature a Greek key pattern on strap, rice grain pattern on footbed and brick pattern on outer sole, but feel incredibly lightweight and comfortable on the feet.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2020

My last gift suggestion is for the men that are difficult to buy for. Men don’t just want socks and body spray, and luckily for us, there are retailers such as Manly Man Co.® which have an amazing array of fun gift ideas for men. From quirky jerky gift baskets, single malt scotch caramels and beard balm, all the way though to solid cologne. You’re guaranteed to find something your better half will love!

So they are my Valentine’s Day gift idea suggestions for 2020. I do have a couple of extra suggestions which I’ll link below incase you need any more inspiration:



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