Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and though we’ve already searched out the least cheesy cards, and some low-key fancy gifts you can buy, we also know that sometimes it’s difficult to plan in advance. Especially if a relationship has gone from casual texting to “will I get you a present?” over the course of the past few weeks. To which we say: Behold these thoughtful gifts, all under £20, which you can buy on Amazon. They should all arrive well in time for Valentine’s Day, too.
For the valentine who always takes a bite of your dessert
These sweet heart-shaped spoons are the right size for a nibble of someone else’s tiramisu.
For the valentine who is a li’l mushy
Cancel out the mush of the heart shape with the practicality of a brolly.
For the valentine who loves eating brunch, but hates getting up before eleven
Give the gift of waffles in your pj’s.
For the valentine who still writes love notes
You could write a little love note on the first one, if you’d like.
For the valentine who’s a light sleeper
This holy grail eye mask will help them to sleep past six am.
For the valentine who stays up late reading
A book light for a bookworm.
For the valentine who thinks Pret coffee tastes like soil
(Plus, a nice mug to go with that coffee dripper.)
For the valentine who keeps losing their phone
For the valentine who’s a little frazzled
This sleep balm is a solid, so it can travel wherever they go.
For the valentine who’s newly official
A design-y bamboo toothbrush for when they stay over.
For the valentine who’s a cautious gardener
A plant pot for that plant (available in a range of colours).
For the valentine who’s a confident gardener
For the valentine who is a visual thinker
Pleasingly interesting, thanks to a variable grid design on each page.
For the valentine who would happily eat cereal for every meal
A pack of four, all in pleasant pastel shades.
For the valentine who grinds their own peppercorns
Suggested card inscription: “You’re the pestle to my mortar”.
For the valentine that leaves a trail of bobby pins in their wake
The little ledge on this jewellery stand will stop earrings and hair grips going walkabout.
For the valentine who starts a picnic WhatsApp group on March 1
This blanket is waterproof, and comes with carrying handles.
For the valentine who only wants a card this year
A Simpsons classic.
For the valentine who only wants a card ‘and something small’ this year
Don’t mess with success.
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