Modern: Unusual Valentine’s gifts

By Jo Phillips

Tired of predictable Valentine’s Day gifts? Here is a selection of modern and unusual presents for your love one :

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Your lover is in love with fashion? No problem, ConSept created the perfect gift! Part of the ConSept fashion China range and designed by fashion illustrator Adrian Valencia, those luxurious Fashion-Icon plates depict- such as Anna Wintour- La crème de La crème of the fashion industry.

2-Heart Bra, Jeanne de Pompadour
For this Valentine’s day, forget tacky and over the top underwear. Because really less is more. Jeanne Pompadour’s simple yet kinky bra is perfect to spice up your romantic night.

3-Kiss Me I’m Dying by Brad Phillips
Kiss me I’m Dying by artist Brad Philips is the most unconventional and hilarious book for the most atypical lover! Published on the 1st of January by Stanley/Barker, this publication is full of dark, sexual and sarcastic humor. And this is why we love it!

4-Delice Chocolate
It is true that the first gifts that pop in mind for Valentine’s Day are chocolate and jewelry. However, by creating those beautifully hand crafted jeweled chocolate, Delice Chocolate brings a modern twist to the traditional way to celebrate the lovers’ day. Elegant and delicious, those sweets will certainly have a more powerful effect then the usual diamond jewelry. Yet, if you want to add an extra touch of luxury, let your heart besprinkled with 24 carat gold leafs!

5-Heart Design Doormat
They say “Home is where the heart is”, well show it with the cutest doormat on earth! M&S found the perfect way to combine “I love you” and “welcome home”.

6-Dave Buonaguidi//Love Sexy
This Valentine forget boring and predictable gifts, go for something catchy and sexy with Dave Buonaguidi’s Love Sexy playing cards prints.

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1- Kiss me I’m Childish
Part of the Kiss Me I’m Dying book by Brad Phillips.

2-Gratitude by Dani DiPirro
Dani DiPirro has written this little book of gratitude to brighten up anyone’s day – whether you’re busy in love or having fun as a singleton, this one is for you!

3-Waterford beer mug
For those who want nothing but to relax with a cold, chilled beer this Valentines, the new Lismore Connoisseur beer collection is sure to suit! Furthermore, you can use it to drink those 3 Valentine’s Day beers-San Miguel, Blue Moon and Leffe- specially selected by beer experts at There is a beer for that.

4-Rose Gold Beats by Dre
Is that the sound of sweet lullabies I hear? Beats by Dre have launched their lavish rose gold range, featuring a pair of urbeats,suited for those fashionable music lovers.

5- “Love is Enough”ring, Tatty Devine
Buying for the girl who has it all? Look no further; Tatty Devine has created the most wonderfully rare jewellery pieces this Valentines featuring lovable slogans and symbolic pendants.

6- Le Slip Français X Maison Lejaby Capsule Collection

From their passion for home grown products 100% made in France, Le Slip Français and Maison Lejaby have teamed up to create the perfect french inspired range to add some Parisian elegance to your lovers underwear. The lace from the body is sourced from Calais, making a truly authentic undergarment. The traditional navy stripe features on the mens boxers and brief in keeping with the original french feel.

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1- Thomas Sabo Rose Gold Engravable Pendant Necklace
There’s something about rose gold that just screams love and when teamed with personal engraving – this is the ultimate Valentines present


2- Diptyque Valentine’s Exclusive Hand Cream & Candle
Diptyque have released their limited edition gift scent featuring a rose scented hand cream and candle, perfect for any lady who wants to be spoilt

3-Bed, Bath and Blonde
Part of the Kiss Me I’m Dying book by Brad Philips.

4.-Perfect Lovers Luminaire designed by Davide Groppi
Davide Groppi has designed a sleek and sophisticated luminaire, where the fate of one bulb depends on the other. A beautiful yet alternative gift for the home this Valentines

5. Chester Barrie SS16 Pocket Squares
Taking your significant other half for a fancy dinner to celebrate? This Chester Barrie SS16 pocket square is a vital date night accessory, oozing with luxury and for the man who pays attention to the finer details

 6- ‘Flowers of Love’ Colouring Book
Does your partner need de-stressing? This colouring book by Kew can help aid that alongside its beautiful floral illustrations by Sue Mason and flower descriptions

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1-Living in the Moment Book
Another one by the talented Dani DiPirro, this time focusing on mental wellbeing and awareness, a great all rounder for the one you love, yourself included!

2- Fornasetti Incense
If the love for the person you’re buying for this Valentines is eternal, then why not treat them with an incense gift set that will last? Fornasetti Profumi brings you Flora di Fornasettim, When placed in lovely handmade ceramic boxes featuring delicate graphics, it certainly does show that love is in the air…

3-I Had The Time of Your Life
Part of the Kiss Me I’m Dying book by Brad Philips.

4-Candle Karl
Who wouldn’t want to stare lovingly into the glasses of Karl Largefeld…in candle form? Particularly if when you do light this beauty, it releases amazing oriental spices, reflecting the characteristics of the man himself.

5-Swimsuit by Adriana Degreas
Sexy red swimsuit? Check. Adriana Degreas has designed swimwear catering for all your Valentines needs. Whether you’re being whisked away on a long weekend or fancy a bubble bath, how could you possibly resist?

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