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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – say it with love this 14 February by browsing our gift guide for unique present inspiration.
Valentine’s Day is for every kind of love, and everyone feels the love when receiving a special gift from a loved one. To help you find that perfect gift, we’ve rounded up some of the Canary Wharf retailers that have pulled out all the stops to offer unique presents to suit whoever you’re sharing the love with this Valentine’s.
For the accessoriser…
Jewellery always makes for a memorable keepsake. So, this year, why not treat your loved one to a piece that they can look back on for years to come? British brand Monica Vinader has put together its Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, featuring everything for all price ranges, from gifts under £100 to dazzling diamonds, while pieces can also be engraved too. Elsewhere, Pandora offers endless ways to celebrate your love thanks to its meaningful charms and gift sets; shop its expertly curated Valentine’s Day gift guide.
Looking for a truly personalised present? Fine jewellery specialist Vashi allows you to create a bespoke piece thanks to its in-store workshop where its designers and makers help to bring your vision to life – especially useful if you’re in the market for a unique engagement ring to pop the question with – or alternatively, you can put your own stamp on a design from the brand’s ready-to-wear Valentine’s Day collection.
And you don’t have to stop at jewellery! No outfit is complete without a statement bag, so check out the gorgeous designs from Coach and Kate Spade New York that are sure to make your loved one feel special. Paul Smith and Polo Ralph Lauren are also on hand to provide quality gifts for the male accessoriser in your life, with plenty of stylish belts, ties, bags and leather wallets to choose from.
For the timekeeper…
Looking for that extra special gift? Surprise your loved one with a timepiece from Watches of Switzerland, which has the most irresistible selection of luxury watch brands including Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Bremont also has its own boutique in Canary Wharf. David M Robinson is also at the forefront of its game stocking Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, IWC Schaffhausen, TAG Heuer and Tudor.
Elsewhere, Goldsmiths has a range of luxury watches for men and women, from its in-house pieces to a whole host of designer brands including BOSS, Armani, Cartier and Gucci, and has everything from smart watches that can measure your performance during workouts, to dainty timepieces to complete your finest outfits.
For the sweet tooth…
With a trio of chocolatiers to choose from on the Estate, show your love this Valentine’s Day with something sweet. We especially love Hotel Chocolat’s Little Lovebirds, Godiva’s The Chocolate Lover Hamper and Charbonnel et Walker’s Truly, Madly, Deeply Valentine’s Heart-shaped box.
Elsewhere doughnut-lovers will be enthralled with Crosstown’s limited edition flavours; think Raspberry and Sparkling Rosé, Hazelnut and Chocolate and Blueberry and Vanilla; shop them instore now. And with Valentine’s Day being the occasion to especially show your love, say those three little words with help from Krispy Kreme’s ‘I Love You’ doughnuts that have been glazed onto its original creation. Alternatively, personalise a cake from Lola’s Cupcakes.
For the scent lover…
Searching for a new scent? Then quintessential British perfumer Penhaligon’s has just the solution for you thanks to its Discovery Sets of five miniature perfumes for both men and women. Although a small collection, the mini bottled fragrances pack a punch, and means that they can be fully experienced and appreciated before buying a signature full-sized version.
Elsewhere, your loved one won’t be disappointed if you present them with one of Jo Malone London’s iconic boxes. Did you know that it also offers an engraving and monogramming service on some of its colognes, candles and a bath oil? It will certainly give the wow factor and show that you’ve gone the extra mile.
For the wellness guru…
Beauty and wellness brands to explore on the Estate include L’Occitane, Rituals…, The Body Shop, Keihl’s, since 1851 and Space NK, where you can find luxurious bubble baths, sensational shower oils and blissful body balms aplenty. The White Company also has a collection of beautiful wellness products that will put a smile on your loved one’s face, including spring-scented candles with notes of honeysuckle, rose and freshly mown grass, wild mint hand creams, and even a wellness hamper full of calming and nourishing treats.
Why not treat that special someone to a relaxing and revitalizing treatment at one of the many wellness facilities, such as a whole body cryotherapy session at Le Chalet Cryo, a skin treatment at Thérapie Clinic, or a massage at Third Space Spa.
For beautiful blooms, head to Flowers & Plants Co. where you can browse its stunning bouquets in store. Looking to raise spirits? Do so with Bullards Spirits’ hand-crafted gins. Alternatively, pick up a bottle of their favourite wine from Humble Grape or Nicolas Wine Merchant. Need a new notepad and pen for those all-important meetings or special occasions? Moleskine and Montblanc will give you kudos in spades.
Finally, Oliver Bonas and John Lewis at Waitrose & Partners are go-to gift shops, while Snappy Snaps has everything from personalised photo books to posters, and mugs to cushions that you can print a photo onto. And last but not least, don’t forget to pick up a card from Cards Galore in Cabot Place, Cards Galore in Canada Place, Clintons or Scribbler.
Happy Valentine’s Day!