I am not the biggest fan of Valentines Day, it’s literally the one day a year anyone who is romantically involved with another person is forced to spend money on said person. Don’t celebrate it if it’s not your cup of tea! I always feel like it’s only one day, what about the other 364 days!!! Especially when you are living with your other half or are married, the way they treat you every day is what really matters!
Either way, if you are fed up of being presented with flowers, teddies or chocolates, why not ask your other half for a polish based gift? I know it sounds a bit cheeky, but for a token gesture it might be a nice idea. Especially if your other half is unsure of what you would like.
Polish based gifts don’t cost the earth, they last a long time in comparison to flowers and choccies and they are something you can keep and wear even when Valentines day is long gone!
If this sounds up your street, I have a selection of polish based gift ideas in this post!
P.S. Even if you are single and celebrating Valentines with your besties, gift your friends these offerings and share the polish love! Of anyone in your life to share your obsession with polish, a friend is just that!
Bobbi Brown Red and Pink Spring Collections – depending on how many items you go for the price varies. A nice duo of Lips and Tips is a thoughtful gift for those who like to match their lipstick and nails, available here.
Guerlain My First Polish – As soon as I saw these, I immediately thought Valentines Day. The packaging is gorgeous, I own Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire perfume and the polish bottles are like shaped just like it but in pretty polish miniatures. Apparently they leave a distinctive gourmand scent of red berries and petals once you finish your manicure.
This collection is a European exclusive and is priced at £17.00 each. There are 9 shades available and can be purchased exclusively at House of Fraser here.
Kiko Valentines Inspired Polishes – True Love Nail Lacquer – A lovely affordable option, Kiko polishes have an excellent polish range and they brought out these polishes just in time for Valentines.
Priced at £3.90 each, you can pick up the entire collection for you loved one here, and pamper them with pretty talons!
Personalised Nails Inc Nail Polishes – These personalised polishes are really something, a friend of mine received some of these last Christmas and they look so gorgeous on your dressing table.
Pick you shade, chose your cap and add your own message for that special someone in your life. These personalised polishes cost £25.00 and are available here.
Smith & Cult Polishes – I can honestly say these polishes are my weakness. I think it’s the combination of the style of the bottle and the excellent formula. They always leave me grinning ear to ear, and the shades are all fantastic really wearable shades. For Valentines and beyond, they are bound to please your loved one and are available here.
Nailberry Polishes – These polishes are always a good pick! With such an excellent, non toxic formula and such a beautiful range of shades, they will not disappoint. Priced at £14.50 each, pick up lovely shades here.
Louboutin Polishes – For the ultimate luxe valentines gift, try a Louboutin nail polish. With such pretty array of shades, within the art like bottles, this is bound to impress your loved one! A pricer polish, choose your polish shade wisely!
Louboutin has some gorgeous Valentines shades although you cannot go wrong with a classic Louboutin Red, this is available here.
For the budget token polish gift – W.I.P. from Urban Outfitters – Valentines Nail Polish
This polish is a lovely polish to pick up and give your other half without really spending any money. A chunky pink tinged glitter with lots of heart shapes, it’s very girly! Perfect to apply in a Valentine’s Day manicure! At £6.00 each or 2 for £10 here, pick up this shade or select a pretty duo for your loved ones nails this Vday!
If you are really struggling where to direct your other half, try getting them to buy you a gift card or gift voucher. That way they can pick you up something you will definitely like and use! There’s nothing worse than an unwanted gift, especially in polish form!
Anyhoo, I hope this post helps this Valentines Day! And regardless of your plans that day, you enjoy it whatever you choose to do!
With Love, Sarah x x