Modern Guide to Valentine’s Day Gifting

Valentine’s Day will look a little different this year, and if you are one of those people pleased that you don’t have to endure an awkward meal with tons of other couples in a packed restaurant, you may be elated by this news. But that doesn’t mean you can't mark the occasion with something extra special, in fact after the 12 months everyone has had, it's all the more reason to celebrate a little love. Discover this curated gift guide to help you navigate through what to give the special women in your life and to help you choose something that says ‘I love you’ without feeling tokenistic. And to keep you going, just remember: no cheesy dinner date for two with the extra expense of a red rose.  

Gift shopping for the special women in your life, no matter the time of year, can be challenging. We believe the best gifts for women are more about making a considerate gesture than anything, so naturally you may feel slight intimidation when shopping for your wife, girlfriend, bestie, sister or mum. Our gift guide has something for everyone; so whether you’re married, in a long term relationship, single or celebrating Galentines, we’ve got tiny, affordable treasures, to beautiful Letterbox Gift Sets packed with timeless and effortlessly cool pieces that she will have in her collection for years. 

We recommend you go the extra mile and leave her impressed by adding a little note into your gift-wrapped parcel, simply email orders@graceandkin.com with your order number and the message you would like to leave. The beautifully designed font looks almost handwritten and is placed carefully into your order to make sure it is the first thing they see when opening. We will email you to confirm that your request has been received and add it to your gift set. This option is perfect if you are sending the gift straight to someone else's house as you won’t need to send a separate card.  

For Your Partner or Loved One:

Sometimes it’s good to go for something a little more considered when buying for your partner, girlfriend or wife. Hint: start by taking a look at their jewellery box to see if they prefer gold, silver or rose gold jewellery. Once you have the colour palette in mind, see if your partner prefers simple, contemporary jewellery pieces such as Circle Gold Plated Kinship Stud Earrings or something more sparkly and decorative such as Open Gold Circle Earrings with Twisted Pearl Drops or Black inlay drop earrings

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but realistically, that's not an affordable option for most, and let's be honest, especially as a Valentine’s Gift. Look to more affordable but equally meaningful jewellery options, bracelets are an especially romantic gift idea and you don’t need to check if someone has their ears pierced or what their ring size is before buying. Especially elegant pieces such as the Delicate silver heart bracelet, or the Little gold hearts on multi strand bracelet which both arrive to sender in a beautifully wrapped and presented Grace & Kin gift box are the perfect option.  

Alternatively, discover our Letterbox Gift Sets and score brownie points by making it extra special and personalised.  

Ensure your loved one feels truly special, by choosing a gift with a personalised little note inside. Somehow the nature of sharing a thought, inside joke or lyric hasn’t waned from the early days of pen-pal courtship. Our Letterbox Gift Sets give the option for you to leave a personalised message inside, simply email orders@graceandkin.com with your order number and your message. We will let you know via email that your request has been received and add it to your gift set. This option is perfect if you are sending the gift straight to someone else's house (maybe even a secret crush with a riddle inside?). Recently we have had some beautiful and heartwarming requests which have filled our hearts with warmth, for the romantic type, a personal message is the most special part of receiving a gift.

For Your Bestie:

We have a lot of time for Galentine’s day and sharing a Quiet Act of Kindness with your bestie (who arguably deserves a sign of appreciation more than anyone). The jewellery pieces in this guide are the perfect way to show you care when you can’t be there and as a reminder, it is so meaningful to send someone who means alot to you a message on Valentine’s Day – just a simple light-hearted text or even a little pick-me-up gift should do it.

Our edit of earrings for your bestie include a new pair of classic hoops in rose gold or huggie earrings both a welcome addition to any jewellery box. Not only do they make the perfect gift for your best friend, but are also a great staple piece for her to add to her wardrobe and last for years to come. Some of our favourites include: the Gold Lightning Charm Huggie Hoop Earrings to the Sleek Chunky Silver Hoops, Small classic tortoiseshell resin hoops to the Mini Rounded Silver Heart Studs, every piece in this collection is cool, timeless and designed to be worn all day, everyday.  

Last but definitely not least, Treat Yourself:

After the past year, give yourself a little treat in the way of a good present—who better to buy for than yourself, you know exactly what you like and what's missing from your current jewellery collection. Chunky gold jewellery is just the ticket to elevate any outfit, from the Statement Gold Chain Bracelet with Detachable Charm, this bracelet is formed of a string of polished gold chain links that can be left plain or embellished with an artisanal textured detachable charm. Layer it with several understated chain bracelets for an elegant, everyday look. If you prefer a necklace over a bracelet, look to the layerable Statement Silver Chain Necklace. Style these pieces with a simple tee or crew neck sweatshirt and all of a sudden you have an updated look without having to spend on a new wardrobe. 

And remember… Quiet Acts of Kindness are worth more than a grandiose gift once a year, so keep up those thoughtful messages, check-ins and little hellos, you might just cheer up someone's day.