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Darling Magazine’s Valentine’s Day Gift Edit

Struggling to decide what to buy your significant other this upcoming Valentine’s Day? Here’s some suggestions direct from Darling writer, Lois Geal:

Travel Bags

No matter how long you have been with your person, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate your love and demonstrate how well you know them. 

If they love to travel, then a travel bag is a necessity. Ted Baker has excellent choices, ranging from backpacks to weekend bags with a variety of prices. 

Top it off with matching travel toiletries for the perfect all-rounder. 


With hotter weather soon approaching, and an apparent travel-bug in this gift edit, sunglasses are a must-buy for anyone.

Spotted everywhere during the recent Copenhagen Fashion Week, aviators were undoubtedly the most seen style and are sure to have a moment this summer. So get on top of the trend, a fashion-focused parter is guaranteed to appreciate the gesture. 

Affordable and chic, the Barcelona based online sunglasses brand, Meller, offers a diverse range of choices. They feature a variety of styles and colors, from blacks to browns, reds and romantic pinks. 

For those who love fashion but can’t afford the expensive brands, Meller would be a much more suitable and cheaper option; with sunglasses all below £50, making them perfect for a main Valentine’s Day gift or a lovely addition to an already growing sunglasses collection.

Meller sunnies are made from bio-based materials, so you’re able to not only share love with your significant other, but also with the planet. With sustainability and economic development being at the forefront of fashion these last couple of years, you can gift with a conscience.


While jewellery is nothing new for Valentine’s, New York based high-fashion brand, Samantha Siu, has the perfect unique gifts. 

Committed to being socially and ethically responsible, each necklace purchased from Samantha Siu’s “A Love Affair” collection will have 10% off of its net profit donated to the Phoenix International Foundation. 

Although bracelets and necklaces are often a go to, consider some statement earrings this year. From Samantha Siu’s “Love Affair” collection, earrings are a romantic and elegant pick. 

Colours range from rose gold, to gold and silver, with each earring set having different names; the “Under the sea”, “The Willemstad”, “The Rising Phoenix” and “The Renaissance Romance.”

The Classics

A scented candle and a gorgeous new set of lingerie are other powerful choices. Consider SKIMS latest line featuring Lana Del Rey, or consider a funky candle, like the choices from St. Eval, to show you care. 

We hope you have a sexy February 14th.

Edited by Emily Duff

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