Hi, I'm Andy's other half Laura and I'm here to tell you what women really want for Valentine's day. Not to point fingers, certainly not at Andy, he knows better , but some simply rush out the day before/day of and buy the nearest stuffed animal or ill-fitting bracelet. We don't want that. We never want that.

For women, it's the thought that counts. However, we would prefer your money to be spent well. And by well, that is on things we will use, not thing that will go on a shelf for the rest of eternity. I pre-warn you that I may have expensive taste.



Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks, £23
Here are two safe options for women. Firstly we have the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lisptick in Bitch Perfect which is a nude colour and should be safe for all skin tones. It isn't matte so you don't have to worry about dry lips and so on. The second is Matte Revolution in Liberty which is a classic red lip. With rose gold packaging and shaped lipstick for easier application, it is a gorgeous gift, without insulting they need apply more makeup!

Personalised Nutella, £3.99
These are located in Selfridges so I appreciate that this cannot be bought online. I would suggest buying your partner nutella anyway, since it is so yummy.

Paloma Picasso Love Bracelet, Tiffany & Co, £550
Yes this is for those men who can throw their money in the air like they just don't care. If you haven't gathered by now, I love rose gold, especially 18k rose gold! The 'love' element of the bracelet is a perfect gift to suggest how much you care for your other half. And it's shiny, and pretty. Oh so pretty. If this is not in your price range, try these: [here], [here (Michael Kors)], [here], [here]. Find out which metal your lady likes though subtly, first.

Michael Kors Purse, £85
Andy bought me a similar purse for my 21st birthday, and it's perfect. It has tons of slots to put my bank cards and tons of loyalty cards to different stores in. Black is a safe bet guys!

Hotel Chocolat Valentine's Day Selection, £25
These are quality chocolates that have a mix in, so if she doesn't like some, you will. They include flavours such as Caramel, Champagne, Passion Fruit and Salted Almond Praline. Hotel Chocolat has plenty of other V-Day boxes to choose from if your Mrs is fussy eater.

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Makeup Brush Set, £55+/65 EUR
Yes, more rose gold. It's great. What better way to apply makeup than high quality brushes. Plus they come in a handy travel bag, which is basically flat packed to save room when travelling, so she can fit them in her suitcase and not stuff things into yours. Thinking outside the box!


If you have any questions, feel free to tweet me @laurahadleyx if you need any last minute gift buying help!

Laura.