Early Valentine’s Day gift ideas

With just over two weeks left to Valentine’s Day and with most people having just gotten paid after what seemed to be the longest month, it is time to start thinking of ways to steal your significant other’s heart. Moneybags journalist, Danielle Van Wyk, highlights a few early Valentines gift ideas that will see you saving.

  1. Personalised sweetness

There is nothing nicer than knowing your partner took extra effort in choosing the gift according to your personal preference. This valentine’s season Consol glass, as part of their Create with Consol series, is giving you the opportunity do just that.

With a range of cupcake flavours to choose from, Consol advises you on how to package your loved ones favourite cake inside a cute and nifty jar, making it easy to deliver and eat.

For more information, click here.

  1. Share a glass

“Often, your choice of gift is the best way to demonstrate your matchless elegance, taste and thoughtfulness to your to your love interest or a potential romantic partner,” said Chivas Regal.

Spoil your partner with a bottle of 12 year old whisky and drink to many more Valentine’s Days spent together.

Available at Makro for about R275.95.

However, if you’re not able to afford this splurge, Makro has a variety of good wines that will do the trick. Ranging from about R76 for a bottle of Nederburg Shiraz to R 25 for a Robertson Chapel dry red.

  1. Pretty underwear

Treat your partner to sexy underwear this season that will not see you having to break the bank. Pop in at any of your Woolworths stores and select an item for your partner from a range of beautiful lingerie, items ranging from R99 – R325. Sure to make any lady feel extra beautiful and special.

  1. Grooming gift

Very few can deny the allure of someone who smells and looks good, even more so on days like Valentine’s Day. Steal your man’s heart this season with gifts ranging from R40 for a branded men’s body spray to R400 for a classic men’s shaving kit from Zando.

  1. Hand Bags

No woman is complete without her handbag, and with the special offers at Mr Price, for example, you can’t go wrong. Treat your woman to a stylish clutch or tote for anywhere from R50 to R150.

  1. A good read

For many there is nothing as luxurious as relaxing with a good book, if your valentine is one of those people, pop by Exclusive books and pick up a book for anywhere between R99 – R358.

Alternatively you could do well to locate your local second hand bookstores as many a time they have those hidden treasures that you could get for a steal. Whether it’s a Jane Austen or Terry Prachett, you’re sure to find something up your loved ones alley.

  1. Wallet

A practical gift is something most appreciate, and a wallet is something most make use of on a daily basis. Spoil your valentine by picking up a good quality wallet for them at your local Woolworths store. A leather wallet for between R250 and R400 makes provision for every pocket and is bound to make him smile.

  1. Accessories

Hair and clothing accessories make for really cute gifts that for the most part won’t leave you out of pocket. Get anything from a pretty scarf for R50 to a cute pair of sunglasses for R40 from Mr Price, allowing you to shop well within a budget.

Valentine’s Day is a time for you to show the special person in your life just how much you care, and doing so needn’t cost an arm and a leg. Shop wisely and start as soon as possible to avoid the price increase closer to the big day.