If you are looking to get your other half something different to a pair of boxers with hearts on or a box of chocolates then we have a great selection of gifts and accompanying ideas of how to make them extra special for Valentines day.
Inspired by John Lewis's Christmas gifting ideas to make your gifts more thoughtful we have gone through their website and picked out some gift ideas that you wouldn't normally think of as Valentine gifts and given them a more personal edge.
It is all in the presentation when you are gifting so even something as mundane as a wash bag can become something truly special if you put your thinking cap on.
So take inspiration from our ideas or steal them for yourself....
This chic contemporary whiskey decanter from Tom Dixon will make a beautifully stylish addition to any side board or cabinet. Its modern design will enable your whiskey to breathe, whilst the glass stopper will preserve the aromas and eliminate evaporation. A piece to be admired for years to come.
If you would like to make this gift even more thoughtful and personal why not fill the decanter with their favourite whiskey so they can start enjoying their gift straight away. Waitrose Cellar have a huge selection of whiskeys for you to choose from (Shop Whiskey Here)
Withings Activité Steel combines watch and fitness tracker to perfectly fit into your healthy, fashion-focussed lifestyle. Styled to look like an elegant watch and built to automatically track your activities 24/7, allowing you to walk, run, swim and sleep uninterrupted by syncing it to the app.
We think that this is the perfect alternate to the 'normal' fitness trackers for the smarter more fashion conscious fitness lover. This classic watch design is discreet and will go unnoticed even with the smartest suit so the wearer will get the most out of their tracking.
Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Coffee Machine by Magimix £219.95 John Lewis (Shop Now)
Sip cup-after-cup of velvety coffee with the simple-to-use Nespresso CitiZ & Milk. With an integrated Aeroccino, you’ll make anything from a smooth espresso to a silky cappuccino at the touch of a button. This automatic coffee machine is armed with 19 bar pressure, a 1L removable water tank and a super-sleek look too. This way, you’ll get a caffeine machine with style, power and delicious results.
Make sure your coffee lover gets to enjoy their new gift straight away by treating them to some of their favourite coffee pods too (Shop Coffee Pods Here)
John Lewis Made in Italy Leather Wash Bag £59.00 John Lewis (Shop Now)
Luxuriously crafted in Italy from pure leather, this John Lewis wash bag is a sophisticated option for transporting grooming essentials.
Even though this is a beautiful gift on it's own make it a little bit more personal by adding in a pack of travel sized grooming products for the next time you go away (Shop Grooming Sets Here) or you could totally surprise them with a romantic getaway or holiday by printing out the reservation and putting it inside. Our top hotel finder is Booking.com where you can pick out a great staycation or trip aboard, Lastminute.com have some great deals and you can book everything from the flight to the hotel in one spot or if you are looking for something special Kuoni.co.uk have some exquisite hotels you both will love.
Stackers Men's Accessory Box £35.00 John Lewis (Shop Now)
This might be more of a self serving gift if you are tried of tidying up your partners cufflinks, watches and tie pins but you can make it more of a loving gift by getting them some new cufflinks like these Thomas Pink Heart shaped ones (Shop Cufflinks Here) they make it more of a Valentines day gift.
This would make a great gift for any budding baker as you can make it more personal by filling it with Paul Hollywood's ready to bake mixes (Shop Paul Hollywood Mixes Here) to get them going and a little more confident in the kitchen and once they are they can add to their baking tools and try new recipes from scratch. Plus you get to sample all their delicious bakes too.
Find your "missing spark" with this handy fire starter by Gentlemen's Hardware. Ideal for camping and festivals, this fire starter tool safely creates a spark and can be easily stored. Comes in vintage-style presentation box complete with full instructions.
This is the perfect gift for any guy who loves to go out camping and maybe sees them-self as a Bear Grylls, the perfect accompaniment with this to make it a thoughtful, extra special gift would be if you put together a camping trip for the two of you to go on where he can be manly and rugged and impress you with his new fire starting toy.