Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

Valentine’s Day, whether a beauty or a burden, is a day that is impossible to ignore. There’s no denying that the significance of the 14th of February is commercially driven. However, it offers the opportunity to give a romantic gesture when you perhaps otherwise wouldn’t. It can be easy to fall into a habit of taking your other half for granted, and on special occasions aside, you may find yourself prioritising takeaways over date nights, the weekly food shop over a heartfelt gift. You can, of course, show them you care at any point of the year. That said, Valentine’s Day gives the gentle nudge that may be required to remind you of just how special your other half is. Whether it’s to show your partner, a close friend, or even a family member a gesture of love, what better date to do so than the 14th of February? So, without further ado, here is YCB’s 2024 guide to Valentine’s Day gifts for her.

Historically, the traditional gifts of Valentine’s Day have been a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers. Maybe both, if you’re lucky! However, as the years progress, the typical gifts have evolved to become more personal and thoughtful. Plus, with health-kick resolutions that come with January, it’s likely the bite-sized squares of sugar will remain untouched. As for the flowers, they’re often wilted by the time the sun sets. No more wasting money on meaningless clutter bought on a whim in the local shop! Instead, why not treat her to a gift she’ll actually use? Specifically, one that she’ll treasure every single night. We’re referring to the luxurious Luff Sleep pillow cases made with Bamboo silk, of course. 

The soft fabric has a 709 thread count, so she can rest her head on the princess-like layer of opulent comfort that she truly deserves. These cool, calming, pillowcases are perfect for keeping her refreshed during those stuffy summer months. However, it’s worth noting that Bamboo silk is not as slippery as others, such as mulberry silk. This solves the common concern of silk pillowcases being too slippery for comfort! The Nanoweave Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-allergy, averting dust-mites and helping to prevent skin conditions that are triggered by microbe growth, such as acne. Meanwhile, the smooth texture reduces the friction that would otherwise occur against cotton pillowcases as she tosses and turns in her sleep. This in turn, helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, whilst keeping the hair healthy and shiny (that’s right- no bedhead!). It’s moisture-wicking, so helps to reduce frizz and works as a natural moisturiser for the skin. Redefining beauty sleep, give her the gift of a luxurious slumber, silky smooth hair and glowing skin. 

Next, we have the gift of an indulgent regime with the Replenishing Facial Oil by Anara Skin. Again, this is a gift that she will use every day, whether it during a morning ritual or for some evening nourishment. This lightweight yet potent blend of plant oils includes Sweet Almond, Crambe Abyssinica, Pomegranate, Papaya and Watermelon and is packed full of powerful antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins.

Not only is this face oil heavenly to apply, with a delicious, rejuvenating natural scent and feel, but it also comes with a myriad of benefits for the skin. It helps to protect and nourish the skin’s barrier while supporting cell regeneration for a radiant glow, all while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation to help achieve that healthy, smooth complexion.

Last but not least, there is the gift of a spa-like treatment with no appointments necessary. Crafted from the highest quality natural Rose Quartz, the Anara Skincare heart-shaped Gua Sha is based on ancient principles of crystal healing and is the ultimate DIY facial tool.

This gift is particularly fitting for Valentine’s Day, as Rose Quartz is said to be the stone of unconditional love, does it get much more romantic than that? Much like the others, this gift not only provides a precious moment of self-care, it’s functional, too.

Daily facial massage using a Gua Sha is known to help tone, firm, and rejuvenate the skin. It does this by boosting circulation, promoting lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and relieving jaw tension. It also helps to absorb any nutrients in the skincare products that have already been applied. Want to go the extra mile this year? Why not gift both the Rejuvenating Oil and the Gua Sha together in this Replenishing Facial Experience Set, presented in a beautiful box and saving money instead of buying each product separately! 

There you have it- take advantage of this Valentine’s Day to show someone that you truly care. Whether it’s with bedding fit for royalty or with luxurious skincare, transforming daily routines into pampering rituals makes for a truly precious gift.

Josie Wilkins

Josie is a Journalism graduate from Galway, Ireland. In her free time, she writes for her blog, Naturally Fuelled (@josiewilkins on instagram). When she isn't writing, she enjoys playing the one song she knows on the piano, 'I Giorni', saving the postman from her aggressive Shorkie, and defending brussels sprouts as an all-year-round snack!