Valentine Gift Guide 2013
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- Published on Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:00
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- Monica Costa
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In this Valentine Gift Guide 2013 you can find London Mums’ recommendations for unique gifts for both HER and HIM.
GIFTS FOR HER
The Love Potion Eau de Parfum is very sensual and a bit fruity. You can smell an oriental vanilla fruity fragrance, infused with ginger and chocolate. This really sets the mood for a night of passion with its seductive oriental scent. We love it and we also love the perfume bottle which I believe it will become an iconic and collectable item in its own right. RRP £20.95 – It can be purchased online from www.oriflamestore.co.uk or via Oriflame’s nationwide network of consultants.
Shopperholic iPad Case
With the new Shopperholic range ladies can carry of multiple accessories in style. The Shopperholic iPad Case neatly and securely covers an iPad whilst protecting it from bumps and scratches. The matching travelcard holder has a mirror on one side and room to store a travelcard and bank cards on the other. Both available in cherry blossom pink or Tiffany blue. Stockist: Mustard www.justmustard.com RRP £14.99
Swarovski jewelled backseam tights
These amazing looking tights are knitted using luxury yarns. Aristoc uses classically British design to sparkle any dress you might be wearing on Valentine’s Day. Really comfy tights that are made in England!! We love supporting the British industry! The Swarovski Elements add a touch of glamour to the classic black super soft opaque. I can guarantee that everyone will look at your legs! www.prettypolly.co.uk
EcoTOOLS Brush Sets the best brushes ever! I have never found a make-up brush that did not loose hair along the way. It’s such an annoying thing having to brush off the brush’s hair every time… but I have finally found the perfect make-up tools and I wanted to share this with all the mums.
EcoTools are unbelievably soft cosmetic brushes are one of the first to use sustainable resources to minimise the negative effect on the environment.
Their eco friendly range consists of a Powder Brush (£8.70/€9.50), Blush Brush (£8.20/€9.00), Foundation Brush (£6.20/€7.00), Eye Shading Brush (£4.10/€4.50), Angled Eyeliner Brush (£4.10/€4.50), Lash and Brow Groomer (£4.10/€4.50) and the 6 Piece Brush Set (£14.99/€17.00). Not only are the tools environmentally innovative but they look impressive as well.
Fun, stylish and super soft, they sport a bohemian guise and would look at home in any eco-warrior’s makeup bag and spur on potential ones. As supple, resilient and attractive as any other but this beauty tools brand has a conscience. The EcoTools® range is a sure fire way to achieving perfect makeup whilst doing your little bit for the environment. Better yet, EcoTools® also donates 1% from every sale to 1% For the Planet®. Your makeup routine just got a lot greener! These products are available from Tesco, Superdrug and Boots nationwide.
GIFTS FOR HIM
25th-Edition-Cologne-for-Men from Forever – the Aloe Vera Company
A great perfume for men, a bit of an alternative choice from the usual high street glam but certainly a very healthy one. We love this delicate and masculine smell. You can get it in a Valentine bag from the www.forevershopnow.com.
Lynx Man Washer and Lynx Wash bag set
RRP: £3.99 Stockists: Available at retailers nationwide. In addition to the new Man Washer Lynx has excellent gift bags that are perfect for Valentine day and more importantly cost effective.
Rose Garden Collection – Wild Rose Mini Journal
A useful gift! It would certainly be the perfect gift for me always scribbling or drawing away. RRP £9.99
Paperblanks, creators of gorgeous journals, diaries and address books, make the perfect gift for him or her. Use as a sentimental Valentine’s gift, with love notes, photographs or poems included in the pages. The journals are also perfect for mum to write her thoughts and organise lists. To view the full collection visit www.paperblanks.co.uk
Guylian I Love You Hearts Chocolate
Individually wrapped in luxurious golden foil within an eye catching red box, these romantic heart shaped chocolates, filled with roasted hazelnut praline are the perfect way to say ‘I Love You’ this Valentine’s Day. The 50g box (RSP £1.49) which contains four praline filled hearts is the ideal love token, whilst the 125g heart shaped box (RRP £3.99) makes a more substantial Valentine’s Day present. Recession proof gift with the WOW effect!
Valentine Aphrodisiac feast recipes
Avoid the set menus and create an aphrodisiac-filled feast at home this Valentine’s Day. You’ll need a hint of lust, a splash of romance, and probably some ingredients as well then…
We all know that using asparagus, strawberries and chocolate are tried and tested ways to stimulate your senses, but did you know that olives are equally as effective? True story; the black olive increases desire and passion in ladies, while the green variety improves the strength and energy of men.
Don’t believe us? Well you can only try our Valentine Menu at home that is guaranteed to get hearts racing…
Fun wash bags from www.themonsterfactory.com These huge wash bags come in different colours (pink, blue and red) and are great quality item as they are licensed by VW. They are ideal when travelling as its size is greater than the usual wash bag. The look and feel is certainly original and you can feel the quality of the material. RRP £19.99 each
Last but not least the Mega Retro Hamper by Sherbet Pip
RRP £52 – To purchase visit: www.sherbetpip.co.uk
This willow wicker hamper is filled with as many of your childhood favourites as possible and to really get the memories flooding back, there’s a vintage copy of Beano too. Inside apart from the vintage comics, there are all sorts of sweets from Rainbow drops, Popping Candy, Cola Bottles and funny looking sweets and lollies as well as a build-your-own foam glider (you remember, the ones that take 2 minutes to build, fly really fast, with a plastic propeller). The hamper measures: 380 x 250 x 154mm. Please don’t eat them all on Valentine’s Day 🙂
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums