Good riddance, January.
We are almost about the enter February, and with that, the month of all things love and romance is ahead of us once more.
And sure look – as we are all ‘aul romantics at heart – we reckon if anything is worth celebrating, surely that is love – in all its forms.
We would be happy with just a hug and a homemade card, but if you were to twist our arms, we also wouldn’t say no to any of these – just in case you are taking notes…
1. Hoya Kerrii – Sweetheart Plant
Bouquets are so over-done – how about a cute green plant instead?
The “Sweetheart” Hoya Kerri, is an intriguing petite succulent plant – perfect, we think, perched on a desk to remind you of your sweetheart.
Oh, and if your order from Clay, gifts come with a complimentary custom handwritten gift note.
2. Maya Brennan Customisable Wall Art for Couples
We love Irish artist Maya Brennan’s custom illustration prints, Pathways – celebrating the special bonds between friends and family. The personalized posters link together like a puzzle on your wall, creating a single pathway that connects you and your loved ones.
You can customize each poster’s colour palette, spirit animal and text to make it really special, and when you order, you can chose from printed and framed posters, or digital versions that you can print yourself.
From €12.30, Etsy.com
3. Lily O’Brien’s Desserts Collection
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a box of chocolates, and nobody quite nails the art of chocolate selection boxes like Lily O’Brien’s. The decadently delicious and indulgent Desserts Collection is available in two sizes and is filled with flavours inspired by the world’s best-loved dessert recipes.
4. Image Vital C Hydrating Anti-Ageing Serum
Beauty lovers, rejoice.V ital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum is a pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C serum that immediately reduces and soothes the visible effects of environmentally ravaged skin.
This professional product from Image Skincare work at a cellular level to treat fine lines, fade sun damage, increase hydration, control acne and stimulate cellular turnover for more youthful, smoother looking skin.
5. Scotch & Soda Vivi Sneaker
If you are living in sneakers these days – aren’t we all – you are going to love the selection at new Irish store Movrs.
These Scotch & Soda Vivi Sneaker are sporty and perfect for every day wear, as cute with a dress as they are your favourite jeans. Oh, and we love how the lining is made from recycled textile and the insole from recycled recovery foam – making them extra comfy to wear!
6. LIVY lingerie
One of the latest stores at Kildare Village, LIVY lingerie will put the sexy back in your Valentine’s Day celebrations this year.
This gorgeous lingerie brand combines comfort and sensuality to create unique pieces, from lacy intimates to urban briefs, meaning there isliterally something for all women here, and to be honest, you’ll struggle to walk away with just one set!
The KIMBAKU duo set pictures below is priced at €67 for triangle bra, string €40, LIVY at Kildare Village
7. Garmin Lily Sports Edition Rose Gold & Light Sand
Balancing functionality and style, the Garmin Lily Sport Edition will look great with any outfit and lets you track your activity at the same time.
The bright touchscreen display comes to life with a flick of the wrist, and when it’s time for a new look, you can switch up the strap (sold separately) or download new faces from the Garmin Connect IQ store.
8. Peachylean 7/8 Leggings
Who doesn’t love the perfect pair of leggings? And that is exactly what you are getting with these timeless, high-tech ones from Irish brand Peachylean.
High waisted for extra comfort and made with high compression to ensure you feel snug from waist down to hem, these leggings are also created in bum-sculpting fabric to sculpt and enhance the body whilst providing support.
9. Gleeson Butcher Valentines Steak Box with Chicken Wings & Chocolates
No need to get dressed up or call a taxi, with the Gleeson Butcher Valentines Steak Box with Chicken Wings & Chocolates, you get Valentine’s Day delivered to your door.
The Gleeson Butcher Boxes come with step-by-step cooking instructions and everything you need for a perfect indulgent night in with your significant other. Enjoy a starter of chicken wings with blue cheese dip, main course of top-quality steak of your choice, potato gratin, roasted root vegetables and a selection of sauces, and finish with some delicious chocolates!
Box Contents:Chicken wings with blue cheese dip, two steaks – choice of striploin, ribeye, fillet or T bone, Potato gratin, Roasting root vegetables, Crispy onions, Pepper sauce, Garlic butter, Chocolates, and optional breakfast pack.
From €40, Gleeseonbutchers.ie
10. Garrett Mallon Design House Irish Heart Pendant
The “Irish Heart” collection is a very personal collection, inspired by the work of the Irish Heart Foundation. The contemporary pendant combines a textured domed silver disc with a safely sheltered 18 carat gold vermeil heart.
We also love how a percentage of the sales from the Irish Heart collection is donated to the Irish Heart Foundation – a wonderful way of giving a little LOVE back.
From €85, Garrettmallon.com