Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas UK – The best presents for him and her

We’ve hand-picked the best Valentine’s Day gifts for both him and her, and for a range of budgets. So whether you’re after just a small token of appreciation or are out to make a big romantic gesture, we’ve got you covered.

Shopping for Valentine’s Day can be tricky. Whether you’re buying your first Valentine’s Day gift whilst in a new relationship, or you’re shopping for a gift for your husband or wife for the umpteenth time, it never gets any easier.

Here to help, we’ve picked out some sure-fire winners that are bound to impress your other half across a range of budgets. And while we’ve splint these items into gifts for him and for her sections, most are universal. For example, this writer would be ecstatic to receive an HP Sprocket for Valentine’s Day (hint, hint)…

So without further ado, here are our top picks.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

1) Herb Your Enthusiasm Gift Seed Kit

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

A quirky Valentine’s Day present that works just as well as a first ever Valentine’s Day present for a new boyfriend, or as a gift for your husband. All can appreciate a good Larry David-inspired pun, and this will appeal both to your other half’s culinary ambitions and their green fingers (these are really easy to grow).

Plus, you’ll both benefit from some lovely cooking herbs at the end of it. Everything you need to get started is included, from pots to compost. You could even draw parallels between these growing herbs and your growing relationship… (awwww).

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

Herb Your Enthusiasm Gift Seed Kit

For the name alone, this quirky gardening kit is worth picking up. Let your man find his inner gardener.

2) Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite 2018

The best Kindle Paperwhite yet, getting a rare 10/10 in our review. Not surprisingly then, we said the Kindle Paperwhite is “the perfect package of all the best Kindle features for a great price. You won’t be disappointed.”

If the man in your life is an avid reader, they’re bound to love having an entire library in the palms of their hands. This newest model is water-resistant , so they can bring it along for that poolside holiday you’re trying to convince them to take you on.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

All-new Kindle Paperwhite

The new Kindle Paperwhite is arguably the best e-reader on the market, and an essential gift for any lovers of literature.

3) Beyerdynamic Byron BT

If you’ve noticed your boyfriend or husband is in need of a headphones upgrade, these Beyerdynamic Byron BT headphones won’t break the bank and will go down a treat. We gave them an 8/10 review, praising their design and price. Since these headphones are Bluetooth, you don’t have to worry about annoying wires, and the 7.5-hour battery life is respectable too.

Gifts for him

beyerdynamic Byron BT Wireless Bluetooth In Ear Headphones

A great pair of wireless headphones, guaranteed to go down a treat this Valentine's Day.

4) Ember Ceramic Mug

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

If a hot drink going cold is your other half’s greatest nightmare, then this is the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Enter the Ember Ceramic Mug, a temperature controlling mug sent from the future. This mug works with a companion app over Bluetooth and lets you program in the perfect drinking temperature for your beverage, ensuring it stays at the perfect temperature even after you’ve forgotten to drink it. No more returning to cold, wasted drinks.

Little wonder we gave this marvel mug an 8/10 review, stating: “Impressive temperature control and long-enough battery life certainly impress and give a consistency that neither a traditional mug nor a thermal cup can match.”

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug (Black)

There's nothing worse than making a cup of tea, getting distracted and then coming back to a lukewarm drink. Bring the heat back into your life with this fantastic Ember Temperature Ceramic Mug.

5) Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam

If you’re looking for a “money is no option” big-ticket Valentine’s Day gift guaranteed to win him over, you’ll ensure victory with the Sonos Beam (and yes, trust us, it is a competition).

This soundbar wonder isn’t only a serious upgrade for your home cinema experience, delivering impressive audio fidelity that will do your movies justice, but it also packs in some Amazon Alexa smarts, too. That means you can use it just like any of Amazon’s Echo devices to ask questions, order products or control your other smart home devices – and that’s just scratching the surface. Top that off with Sonos’ trademark multiroom music capabilities and you’re onto a winner.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

Sonos Beam Compact Smart Soundbar with Amazon Alexa voice control

For the audiophile in your life, the best present you could possibly get them (within a fair margin of error) is the Sonos Beam. Buying through Richer Sounds also gets through a six-year warranty out of the gate.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

1) HP Sprocket 200

HP Sprocket 200

Here’s one for the Instagram addicts out there. The HP Sprocket is one of the smallest printers that money can buy, connecting seamlessly to your loved one’s smartphone and giving them an easy way to print out all of those filtered pictures they’ve been taking over the years.

While it’s fun to look back at your previous snapshots on your smartphone, it’s a lot more fun to flick through actual physical photographs. Plus, this could be paired with a nice photo album for maximum effort.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

HP Sprocket 200 Bundle

Ever wish you could print out your smartphone snapshots quickly? The HP Sprocket has you covered. This bundle, which comes with a carry case and a delightful string and pegs to hang your pictures, is available at a cheaper price than buying the printer alone.

2) Urbanista Seattle Bluetooth Headphones

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Bluetooth headphones are all the rage nowadays, but it can be tricky to find a pair that’s both stylish and fully featured. Luckily, Urbanista’s Seattle headphones deliver on all fronts, offering a battery time of up to 12 hours, a hefty bass tone and, above all, they come in a dazzling shade of rose gold among others.

Unlike most high-quality Bluetooth headphones, the Urbanista Seattle come in at just under £100, so they won’t break the bank – if you want to couple it with a day-out or some additional, smaller gifts.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

3) Google Home Hub

Google Home Hub

If the lady in your life enjoys a spot of baking (or is just a huge fan of The Great British Bake Off), getting a Google Home Hub could be the best present you give her this year. While acting as a central device to control your smart home, the addition of a screen allows the Google Home Hub to become a key assistant in any cooking endeavours.

For example, if you ask the Home Hub how to make salted caramel brownies (my favourite snack for anyone who’s taking note) then not only will it give you a recipe, but also a step-by-step guide on how to make the best darn brownies possible. To become a true star baker, this is an essential present.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

Google Home Hub

If you're baking a cake or fixing a pie, the Google Home Hub can be a lifesaver. Perfect for any bakers in the audience, the Hub is a fantastic present.

4) Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu & Let’s Go, Eevee

Pokemon Let's Go

Who doesn’t love Pokémon? The adorable little critters are back on the Nintendo Switch and cuter than ever. Aside from being a great game in its own right, it’s also an essential title for any gamer girls out there.

What’s more, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu & Let’s Go, Eevee’s single-player campaign can also be played cooperatively, making it a great bit of fun that couples can take on together. The game can also be paired with Pokémon Go to swap Pokémon and Poké-related gifts on the fly.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Nintendo Switch)

Brining Pokémon back to a new generation on Nintendo Switch, Let's Go Pikachu! should not be missed by any gamer girls on the block.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Nintendo Switch)

Packing the same great content of Let's Go Pikachu! but with a few minor differences, Let's Go Eevee! gets you the adorable fox-like Pokémon as a starter instead of Pikachu.

5) Ghd Original IV Professional Styler

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

If you’re not particularly clued up on what’s hip on the fashion scene, it can feel like walking into a minefield where buying gifts are concerned. When it comes to hair styling, however, the Ghd IV remain one of the best options to go for if you’re after a bit of curling or straightening.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

ghd Original IV Professional Styler

Guarantee every day is a good hair day and that you're in her good books.

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