Nine of the best Valentine gifts

From gold love-letter charms to rose-pink boxer shorts

Ladurée Juste un Baiser macarons gift box, £20 for eight
Ladurée Juste un Baiser macarons gift box, £20 for eight

Ladurée macarons

The famed Parisian pâtisserie has created boxes emblazoned with foiled red lips – and filled with heart-shaped macarons that can be customised with a personal message in-store. Flavours range from passion fruit coated in dark chocolate to a filling of mango, ginger and turmeric. £20 for eight; laduree.co.uk.

The Vampire’s Wife x Annoushka gold Love Letter charm, £1,500
The Vampire’s Wife x Annoushka gold Love Letter charm, £1,500
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The Vampire’s Wife x Annoushka Love Letter charm

This 18ct-gold keepsake may be engraved with “SWALK” on its seal, but it still has rock ’n’ roll edge – inspired by the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds song Love Letter. “This song was written on a piece of paper and stuffed through my letterbox when Nick and I were courting,” says The Vampire's Wife founder Susie Cave. £1,500; annoushka.com.

Hamilton and Hare boxer shorts

The British men’s underwear brand has launched a limited-edition rose-pink design for Valentine’s Day. The slimline, tailored boxers are sustainably made from a blend of cotton and rose-bush fibre, and can be monogrammed. £40; hamiltonandhare.com.

Hamilton and Hare Rose Bush boxer shorts, £40
Hamilton and Hare Rose Bush boxer shorts, £40
Harvey Nichols Valentine’s Day Hat Box, £45
Harvey Nichols Valentine’s Day Hat Box, £45

Harvey Nichols Valentine’s Day Hat Box

This enticing box has less to do with headwear and more to do with truffle chocolates and Premier Cru Brut Rosé Champagne. £45; harveynichols.com.

La Perla lingerie

Delicately embroidered in La Perla’s Bologna atelier, this sumptuous silk-satin lingerie set from the new Cherry Blossom collection is trimmed with sheer Leavers lace. Bra, £390, briefs, £195; laperla.com.

La Perla silk-satin Cherry Blossom bra, £390
La Perla silk-satin Cherry Blossom bra, £390
Tanner Krolle monogrammed leather card holder, £275
Tanner Krolle monogrammed leather card holder, £275

Tanner Krolle card holder

The heritage leather brand will emboss a loved one’s initials onto any item purchased at its recently opened London store from now until 14 February. The calfskin card holder in oxblood, personalised in gold foil, would be a smart combination. £275; tannerkrolle.com.

Dior Oui double ring

Say “Je t’aime” in 18ct yellow gold. This playful double ring by Dior Joaillerie is punctuated with two sparkling diamonds. £1,500; dior.com.

Dior yellow-gold Oui double ring, £1,500
Dior yellow-gold Oui double ring, £1,500
Smythson x Coco Capitán Valentine’s Day card, £12
Smythson x Coco Capitán Valentine’s Day card, £12

Smythson x Coco Capitán Valentine’s Day Card

The stationer has collaborated with Coco Capitán to create a design engraved with the Spanish artist’s prose in her trademark handwritten scrawl. £12; smythson.com.

Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Bouquet, £65
Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Bouquet, £65
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Edinburgh Gin Botanical Bouquet

When the Scottish small-batch distiller launched its limited-edition Valentine’s Gin bouquet last year, it sold out in less than 24 hours. This year the brand has once again partnered with MUD Urban Flowers to offer three of its gins – the blushing pink Valentine’s; Classic; and Rhubarb and Ginger – with accompanying floral arrangements based around the bottled botanicals. £65; edinburghgin.com.

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