Valentine’s Day gift guide – the best presents for him and her

With Valentine‘s Day just around the corner, make your other half feel extra special with a beautiful gift they will treasure. From luxurious beauty products to dazzling jewellery and designer menswear, here are our top places in Birmingham to find that perfect gift for your loved one.


For Women

Lush, New Street


The ultimate store for handmade cosmetics, Lush has a range of Valentine’s Day gifts all packed and ready to take home. Prepare to sweep your Valentine off their feet with the Love and Kisses box. Featuring a mixture of luxurious shower and body creams, a romantic massage bar, soothing soap and lip scrub, your lady will love this box of gorgeous goodies.


Pandora, High Street

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From fondant pink heart charms to sparkling stone rings, make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with Pandora’s new Valentine’s Day collection, guaranteed to tick all the right boxes! There are a range of bracelets, necklaces, charms, earrings and rings to choose from. Our favourite collection is Pretty Petals; we love the lace botanique pendant – a dainty floral pendant hand-finished in 14ct gold and set with cubic zirconia stones. Does your other half prefer silver? We also adore the Frosted Droplets range with shimmering blue stones.


 Jo Malone, Grand Central


Selling a range of candles, bath and beauty products, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Jo Malone. Go for the Signature Essentials gift set, which includes Nutmeg and Ginger Cologne, Grapefruit Body and Hand Wash, Lime Basil and Mandarin Body and Hand Lotion, and a Pomegranate Noir Candle. Make it extra special by adding a personalised message to a candle or bath oil.


Boux Avenue, Bullring


At Boux Avenue, there’s something to make every lady feel gorgeous! Make her feel special with the Lana Silk Mix Robe or the Amber Oriental Rose matching lingerie set. Boux Avenue also has an exclusive range of bath and body care products. Go for the White Jasmine Heart gift set, which includes a beautifully rich moisturising hand cream, silky body wash, body scrub and nourishing body butter, complete with a body puff – the perfect gift to make her feel completely pampered.


Smithsonia, Piccadilly Arcade

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Visit Birmingham’s best loved independent gift store to find that unique gift for your loved one. Stocking a range of beautiful products from jewellery to handcrafted silverware and striking sculptures, why not treat your loved one to a pair of silver drop earrings and present it in one of their beautiful handmade trinket boxes.



For Men


Fragrances, House of Fraser


With a range of well-known and niche aftershaves including Tom Ford and Terre d’Hermès, House of Fraser’s fragrance collection will help you find the perfect scent for the man in your life. So whether your partner prefers wood and musk scents or something fresh and zesty, there’s a fragrance to suit everyone at House of Fraser.


Loki Wine, Great Western Arcade


If you’re planning a home cooked dinner this Valentine’s Day, no meal is complete without a good bottle of wine! Head to award-winning wine merchant, Loki Wine, and choose from a selection of hand-picked fine wines to take home and enjoy. Loki’s director and wine expert, Phil, will be on hand to help you find the exact wine you’re looking for.


Flannels, Lower Temple Street, Burlington Arcade


Spoil your loved one with the latest designer clothing at Flannels. The UK’s largest independent luxury retail group specialises in fashion, footwear and accessories and stocks a variety of luxury brands, including Boss, Armani and Valentino. From knitted jumpers to jackets and scarfs, you can be sure to walk away with a gift he will treasure!


 GAME, Bullring


If your other half is a fan of gaming, visit GAME in Bullring for all the latest pre-owned and brand new games, consoles and much more. There are a range of Xbox, PS4 and Wii U games to choose from, including Fallout 4, Call of Duty Black Ops, Fifa 16 and Lego Avengers. If you’re feeling generous, GAME also stocks the latest consoles with lots of bundles to choose from.


Size? Lower Temple Street


 For the latest designer branded training shoes, visit Size? and treat your other half to an exclusive pair of trainers. Stocking well-known brands including Nike, Adidas, Converse and K-Swiss, there are plenty of styles to choose from. The store also sells sweatshirts, track pants, caps and a range of accessories.


There are many more shops to find that perfect Valentine’s Day gift in Birmingham city centre. Take a look at our handy guide here:           

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