As Valentine’s Day approaches, you might be wondering how best to spoil your loved one this year. While a bouquet and a box of chocolates are (almost) always appreciated, there’s nothing more special than a gift that’s been chosen just for them. And while we have Valentine’s gift guides to suit every budget and every type of partner, here, we’ve compiled a list of Valentine’s gifts available to shop from ESEA-owned businesses. Read on for our suggestions or, if you can’t quite find that perfect gift, make sure to look at our ESEA-owned business directory, which covers 37 businesses (and counting). By the way, as we’re getting close to February 14, we’ve also included the last date that each item can be ordered for guaranteed delivery by Valentine’s Day.
For the valentine with a meticulous fake-tanning routine
For the valentine who’s outgrown Gordon’s
For the valentine who won’t touch hotel soap
For the valentine who always cooks (far) too much
For the valentine who’s tried everything Beauty Pie has to offer
For the valentine who bulk buys Oatly
For the valentine who cries when the bouquet dies
For the valentine who prefers something fresher
For the valentine who stows their card in their phone case
For the valentine who is in the top 0.001 percent of Harry Styles listeners
For the valentine who’s just had a stressful move
For the valentine who can never find their keys
For the valentine whose kettle is never off
For the valentine who needs a new hobby
For the valentine whose New Year’s resolution was to walk the London loop
For the valentine who tuts at your plastic-bag drawer
Give their bag for life endeavours an upgrade with a 100 percent cotton tote from Japan — more specifically the Okayama prefecture, known for their high-quality textiles.
Last date to order: 8 February.
For the valentine who doesn’t tolerate Brutalism slander
For the valentine who thrives in grilling season
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