The Gritty Pretty Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022
Gone are the days of love hearts, chocolate and teddy bears…
There are two extremes of Valentine’s Day: the people who love it and the people who, to put it politely, despise it with a burning passion. Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or in a committed relationship has no effect on the previously stated extremes–you either love it or you hate it.
But regardless of where you sit on the love day spectrum, any excuse for a treat is a good excuse. A small token of appreciation from your significant other or your galentines (girlfriend valentines, duh!) to say thanks for loving me, even when I’m hangry. So, to ensure you get a treat you’ll actually like, we’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day beauty buys so you can drop hints with ease. Cupid could never!
Dior Rouge Dior New Look Limited Edition Lipsticks
Just when we thought Dior makeup couldn’t get any chicer, the French fashion house releases lipsticks in their iconic houndstooth packaging. The limited edition, refillable lipsticks make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the girl who can’t go anywhere without a statement lip. With the formula infused with red peony for its protective properties and other natural floral extracts to keep the lips nourished, lips have never looked this kissable.
Victoria Beckham Beauty Lid Lustre
Who doesn’t love a little sparkle to spice up an everyday makeup look? Victoria Beckham Beauty’s Lid Lustre is the perfect gift for the Posh Spice in your life. This wet-finish glitter eyeshadow can basically be seen from space (it’s that blinding) and also contains squalane to keep the eyelids nourished while you wear.
Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick
Everyone needs a good highlight stick in their makeup kit, so why not spoil your Valentine with a luxurious Westman Atelier one. The silky, gel texture melts into the skin with ease, giving you the glow without the glitter. Plus, the formula contains vitis vita grape extract which detoxifies the skin cells and promotes the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Grown Alchemist Valentine’s Age Repair Lip Duo Kit
Pucker up! Grown Alchemist’s limited edition Valentine’s Age Repair Lip Duo Kit is the ultimate gift for keeping your S/O kissable. With peptides and violet leaf extract to hydrate and nourish the lips, this will score you some extra V Day smooches for sure.
Aveda NutriPlenish Treatment Masque Light Moisture
Conveniently falling towards the end of a long, hot summer, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to treat your significant other to a luxurious hair mask–and the Aveda NutriPlenish Treatment Masque is our top pick. Formulated to restore hydration without weighing the hair down, expect to see some seriously luscious locks on your date night.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
If you’re looking to score some serious brownie points this year, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is the gift for you. Designed with Air Multiplier technology to deliver fast styling and precision styling with minimal heat damage, the lamborghini of hair dryers is a very impressive V-Day gift.
Ouai Leave In Conditioner
If it’s good enough for the Kar-Jenners, it’s good enough for your Valentine. The Ouai Leave In Conditioner is the perfect gift for the hair care enthusiast in your life. Formulated with argan and evening primrose oil to leave the hair smooth and shiny, this leave in product detangles and protects against heat damage in one fell swoop.
Omorovicza Queen Cleanser
A luxurious, cream cleanser, the Omorovicza Queen Cleanser is bound to be a V-Day winner. Ideal for sensitive skin and formulated with calendula extract to calm irritated skin, borage seed oil to stimulate ceramide synthesis and evening primrose oil to protect against oxidative stress, this is on the fast track to become a routine staple.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Toner
Pretty and practical, the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Toner is a beautiful gift for your loved one. A non-stripping formula with real rose petals and hyaluronic acid to plump, hydrate and firm the skin, this best-seller will have you in the good books for months to come.
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Eye Cream
A decadent formula designed to plump fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate and reduce the appearance of dark circles, the Elizabeth Arden Retinol Eye Cream is perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat. Combining the anti-ageing power of retinol with moisture-boosting ceramides, this formula is heavy-duty and hydrating all at the same time.
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Give the gift of great skin this Valentine’s Day with the Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. The perfect addition to any skincare routine to leave the complexion even, dewy and radiant, you’ll be a hit if you’re S/O unwraps this come Feb 14. Plus, right now you can save 15 per cent off one item and 20 per cent off two or more items when you use the code ‘SELFCARE’ at checkout.
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé
If a beautiful bottle of champagne is more your Valentine’s Day speed (we get it, it means you can enjoy the gift too), then we can’t go past the Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé champagne. A bubbly rosé with hints of violet and rose petal, it’s the perfect way to cheers to love.
La Perla Maison Bronze Silk Satin Robe With Frastaglio
Definitely the bougiest gift on our list, this La Perla robe is a real showstopper. The hand embroidered robe will be sure to impress even the pickiest of gift-receivers, making even the most mundane tasks feel luxurious.
Aerin Cocktail Shaker & Jigger Set
Spice up the bar cart with the Aerin Cocktail Shaker & Jigger Set. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the cocktail-enthusiast, this set is sure to wow. Taking kitchenware to a new, chic level, we would bet our lives on this gift impressing, big time.
Simone Pérèle Satin Secrets Night Gown
The perfect addition to your chic nightwear collection, this Simone Pérèle night gown is the perfect Valetine’s Day gift. Pink, lacy and oh-so pretty, we don’t think it could get any more perfect.
Nécessaire The Body Wash
A daily vitamin-rich body wash designed to nourish the skin, the Nécessaire Body Wash is perfect for the low-maintenance Valentine. Containing niacinamide, vitamin C and vitamin E to refresh and hydrate the skin, this product is a cult-favourite for a reason.
Byredo Rose Hand Wash
If your Valentine prefers chic bathroom and kitchen accessories over bougie beauty, then look no further than the Byredo Rose Hand Wash. Fragranced with a fresh bouquet of bulgarian rose, this gift will be sitting pretty, sink-side in no time.
Jo Malone Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub
Smooth skin is just around the corner with the Jo Malone Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub. The perfect gift for the bath-time lover, this scrub contains shea butter, sunflower seed oil and walnut shells to reveal luminous, supple skin.
Tom Ford Rose Prick EDP
Is your Valentine in need of a new fragrance? Enter: Tom Ford’s Rose Prick EDP. Inspired by Tom Ford’s private rose garden, this scent is sharp, pristine and oh-so floral.
Carrière Frères La Rose Aime La Menthe Candle
Whether it’s the bedside table or the bathroom cabinet that could use a little love, the Carrière Frères La Rose Aime La Menthe Candle is the perfect addition. With the bright floral notes of rose and the sharp sweetness of mint, this candle is a serious mood setter.
Coqui Coqui Room Diffuser
The perfect gift to whisk your significant other away to a luxurious Mexican resort, the Coqui Coqui Room Diffuser is decadent and delightful. Made up of 37 per cent essential oils, these room diffusers fill any space with scent in a matter of moments. Plus, they are oh-so chic.