The most romantic month of the year is drawing ever closer and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones just how special they are. At The Centre you’ll find everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, whether you’re looking for cards, chocolates, flowers or gifts for your partner, loved one, friend or even a secret crush!
If you’re running low on gift inspiration, check out our guide to some of the fun, stylish and indulgent products available from retailers in The Centre which would make the perfect pressie this Valentine’s!
Perfumes and aftershaves are always a popular choice so whether you’re treating someone to their signature scent or giving them the chance to try a fresh new fragrance in time for spring, The Centre is sure to have a scent to suit.
At New Look you’ll find a range of irresistible fragrances for the modern woman. Delight their senses with delicate notes of exotic Turkish rose and zesty orange blossom with a bottle of Blush perfume or opt for Purple Ombré Dusk Eau De Parfum, £8.99 for 50ml - an irresistible, modern oriental fragrance with Iris, Jasmine and Patchouli. (Image 1)
Accessories are a go-to gift for a reason - they’re guaranteed to please! From elegant diamonds and rose gold rings to swoon-worthy charms and statement fashion pieces, at The Centre you’ll find a range of styles to suit every budget. For a fashion forward find, nail this season’s resin jewellery trend with a pair of navy statement resin earrings, £8 from Accessorize. (Image 2) The chic, geometric design features velvet domes and cut-out resin rectangles - a great way to give their look a contemporary twist for the new year.
Appeal to his practical side and get the special man in your life a stylish new timepiece. At Next you can choose from a range of classic and contemporary designs with mixed metal or leather straps. For a sporty vibe, opt for a silver toned bracelet watch with blue highlight details on the dial, £40 - the watch comes packaged in a gift box ready to present to your loved one. (Image 3)
If you’re on the hunt for something cute and quirky (or if the lady in your life is a huge Friends fan!) why not pick up this mega lobster pouch at Oasis in Debenhams for £20?! (Image 4) Wicker bags are a must for spring and the lobster claws feature sweet heart detailing, making it a perfect Valentine’s gift.
Show your loved one that you know them inside out by opting for a gift that ties in with one of their hobbies. Whether it’s a walking guide for keen hill walkers from Waterstones, exercise equipment from Argos for a gym enthusiast or stylish stationery from Wilko for a BuJo fanatic.
For photography buffs, check out the Instax SQ 6 instant camera for £124.99 at Argos. (Image 5) The camera features a retro square format and at 1.5 times the size of Instax mini prints, there’s plenty of room to set the scene for a romantic couple’s selfie! With automatic exposure control, selfie mode, macro mode and more - the camera will allow them to unleash their inner David Bailey this Valentine’s Day.
If your special someone is more comfortable on the slopes than behind a camera, why not pop into Superdry where their latest ski-wear collection combines max performance with style for the ultimate winter look. Superdry’s Ultimate Snow Service gloves, £49.99, are available for men and women in a range of colours including hyper orange and black, contrast camo and rescue yellow, and our favourite - acid pink and vortex navy. (Image 6) The gloves feature technical reinforced palms for a better grip, a super soft interior and an adjustable strap over the wrists and the thumb and forefinger that can be used as a goggle wipe.
Now is the perfect time to give his outerwear wardrobe an update for the new season. Check out the SS19 range at Burton which includes stylish bomber jackets, faux wool chesterfield overcoats and cosy padded jackets. For a vibrant pop of colour, look no further than the bold orange lightweight parka for £49 - it’s the perfect transitional piece and, with contrast black trims and a popover hood, it’s designed to be an easy and comfortable fashion piece. (Image 7)
Bags make a stylish and practical gift for men - whether they need one for university, work, gym or as a weekend bag for a short trip away. Debenhams have a great selection - from smart leather holdalls and office ready messenger bags to fun backpacks and compact wash bags. The exclusive J by Jasper Conran collection has a navy textured holdall for £80 which offers a spacious interior, multiple compartments, two grab handles and removable shoulder strap - the perfect balance of style and function for the modern man. (Image 8)
The way to any fashionista’s heart is definitely through their wardrobe; add a springlike vibe to her SS19 collection with a pair of the hottest high-rise belted wide leg trousers in romantic rose pink, £35, Miss Selfridge. (Image 9) Team with an off the shoulder knit and a pair of cute heels for the ultimate date night ensemble.
Continuing the pink theme, why not give the lady in your life a rose tinted view this Valentine’s Day with a chic pair of pink oversized sunglasses, £14 from River Island. (Image 10) The gold trim detailing adds a touch of glam while the pink tinted lenses are sure to brighten up any spring day – whatever the weather has in store!
Why not treat your loved one to a spa experience this Valentine’s – pop into the Retreat Health & Beauty and select from their wide range of relaxing treatments including hot stone massages and personalised facials, guaranteed to help them unwind.
To give your Valentine a DIY pamper day in the comfort of your own home why not pick up a trio of body oils from TK Maxx, £2.99 - with rose oil to soothe skin, vitamin C oil to brighten skin and argan oil to nourish skin, there’s an oil to suit all skin types. (Image 11)
After their pamper day let them lounge around the house in style with a luxurious satin dressing gown, £25 from M&S. (Image 12) The long length floral gown in rich navy and pink has cute detailing with contrast trims and is the perfect piece to pop over a chic pair of pyjamas for a cosy night in.
Over in Primark you’ll find a host of Valentine’s treats at purse-friendly prices. Indulge their retro side with a floral print cami and shorts pyjama set for £12 (Image 13) or add the fun factor to their home décor with a neon love light for £6. (Image 14)
Finally, for those who would have more fun selecting their own gift – give them the gift of choice this Valentine’s Day with a Gift Card from The Centre. Available from £5 to £500, Gift Cards give them the chance to choose something really special for themselves – they can be purchased from The Centre’s Information Desk or buy them online using the safe and secure gift card portal.
Feel the love this Valentine’s Day, with a little help from The Centre.
Image 1: New Look, £8.99
Image 2: Accessorize, £8
Image 3: Next, £40
Image 4: Oasis at Debenhams, £20
Image 5: Argos, £124.99
Image 6: Superdry, £49.99
Image 7: Burton, £49
Image 8: Debenhams, £80
Image 9: Miss Selfridge, £35
Image 10: River Island, £14
Image 11: TK Maxx, £2.99
Image 12: M&S, £25
Image 13: Primark, £12
Image 14: Primark, £6
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