Don’t Panic: Here Are 15 Last Minute V-Day Gifts She’ll Love
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Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching and you don’t have a gift for the special woman in your life. Skip the petrol station flowers, skip the chocolates, and heavens forbid something from the corner shop. Thanks to technology, getting her a great gift at the drop of a hat is easy and surprisingly inexpensive.
Many retailers understand the struggle and offer programs that seek to take the hassle out of shopping. For example, Amazon Prime offers members free two-day delivery. (Psst: if you’re not a member, there is a free thirty-day trial.)
Lastly, when in doubt, think of something personal. What did you do on your first date? Has she dropped any inadvertent hints recently? A personal gift or something clearly thought out will show them you went the extra mile this Valentine’s Day.
So, with this all said and done, here are some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts available this year. From casual sweet nothings to gifts of the more serious variety, get ready to knock her socks off.
Think of the Amazon Echo as Amazon’s answer to Siri. By speaking a simple voice control, you can use the device to order a pizza, hear the weather, order items off Amazon, or call an Uber. She won’t even have to lift a finger.
£89.99 at Amazon
Ideal for your favourite commuter, a Kindle makes it easy to get as much reading done as possible throughout their day. Rather than lugging around textbooks or the novel du jour, the Kindle carries it all while weighing in at comfortably less than even the smallest paperback.
£59.99 at Amazon
Click and Grow Indoor Herb Garden
For the girl with a green thumb or who simply likes to eat fresh, an indoor herb garden will give her tasty homegrown herbs all year round. Each plant will begin sprouting within two weeks and will live for up to three months. And the pot is reusable, so she can rotate her crops.
£81.12 at Amazon
If you know anything about the world of wine, you’ll know that becoming a sommelier is an enormous feat. Cork Dork follows journalist Bianca Bosker as she tries her hand at becoming a wine expert, learning everything from how to taste, how to spit, how to lick rocks to expand your palate (no, we’re not kidding), and beyond. For both the knowledgeable self-dubbed wine connoisseur and the casual wine sipper alike, Bosker’s ride through the wine world is a witty treat to read.
£7.99 at Amazon
Have you ever wondered what makes up who you are? With 23andMe, you can discover your heritage and your genetic make-up. Send off your saliva sample and you’ll get a report on your family’s history, stretching surprisingly far back. Who knows? You could be the descendant of Napoleon.
£119 at Amazon
Marshall Bluetooth Headphones
No one likes having to untangle a knot of headphones from the bottom of their bag. Thankfully, Marshall’s new Bluetooth headphones are mess-free and offer great sound quality – ideal for when she needs to tune out the buzz of a daily commute. Apple has already taken away the headphone jack and bid non-Bluetooth headphones goodbye anyway, so why not hop on the bandwagon?
£89.90 at Amazon
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
This isn’t your mother’s self-help book – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck tells it like it is. Author Mark Mason teaches you how to not sweat the little stuff, let go of anxieties, and step forward in your life by (as the title might suggest), not giving a f*ck.
£11.89 at Amazon
Pyramid Terrarium Box
Terrariums have officially become a must-have home decor item. This glass terrarium pyramid is modern and stylish – ideal for sprucing up her office, coffee table or living space. And it’s incredibly low maintenance, thanks to its self-regulating hydro system.
£19.99 at Amazon
For the absent minded or the always-busy, slipping a Tile onto an item you misplace can be a godsend. The slim little Tile tracks the location of your stuff via a handy phone app. The newest Tile Style is finished with a chic gold trim to add a little fashion to a key ring.
£24.99 at Amazon
Think of the Polaroid Snap as a real life Instagram feed. This unique little camera is reminiscent of the Polaroid pictures of yesteryear – but it’s easier to use than ever, and even allows you to save digital copies of the photos you take.
£88 at Amazon
Pineapple Bottle Stopper
Ideal for wine enthusiasts, this minimalist and elegant piece of barware will make an equally practical and handsome addition to her kitchen.
£13.63 at Amazon
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