Nothing compares to watching someone open up a gift they immediately fall in love with, especially after you’ve spent weeks and weeks searching for it. If you have somebody to spoil this Valentine’s Day and want to sweep them off their feet, get some inspiration from our handy gift guide.
If you’re buying something for a music lover who treats making the perfect playlist like an art form, you need to pick a gift that’ll perfectly suit their talent. With their 12 hour battery life and Bluetooth connectivity, these wireless speakers from Ultimate Ears are perfect for taking music on-the-go for a romantic picnic in the park. It comes in 6 different colours too, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for your other half. This speaker is waterproof as well, so if they want to use your gift to recreate a boombox serenade outside your bedroom window, they won’t have to worry if it starts raining.
The trick to finding the perfect gift for a loved one is trying to pick something that combines all their favourite things into one. With an iPod touch from Apple, you can do just that. By running the latest version of IOS, your partner can stream music, scroll through social media and watch online cat videos to their heart’s content. And, with a front-facing FaceTime HD camera, you can video chat with each other for hours on end (if you can tempt them away from those cat videos).
If your partner’s a lover of all things retro, and much prefers the nostalgic crackle of vinyl over MP3s, you don’t to need to spend days trawling through antique shops for the perfect gift. With this House of Marley turntable, they’ll have everything they need to listen to their entire record collection in style. With powerful built-in speakers, they’ll be able to blast out their old Marvin Gaye records to set the mood for a romantic candlelit dinner. Or, if they ever need to knuckle down and concentrate, the 3.5mm headphone jack lets them tune in and block out any distractions.
If your partner’s a hopeless romantic but also hopelessly forgetful, you need to pick a gift that’ll give them a helping hand. The Google Home Mini smart speaker will be the virtual assistant they desperately need - and the answer to your prayers too. With a simple voice command, they can set reminders to make sure they never forget another anniversary. They can ask for exciting new recipe suggestions when they’re planning a romantic meal, and stream music for the perfect playlist. It works with a range of other smart devices too, including smart bulbs, so your partner can create the perfect date night atmosphere by dimming the lights without having to lift a finger.
If you’re buying a gift for a gaming fanatic, knowing what to look for in a sea of endless games and consoles is a real challenge, so an Xbox One X bundle like this one does all the hard work for you. With a 1TB hard drive, your partner will be able to install up to 60 titles, and as it’s WiFi enabled, playing online is effortless for them as well. This bundle comes with a copy of Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, so any car nut will be ready and raring to go. A console bundle like this will be sure to leave a huge smile on your partner’s face, but we can’t promise you’ll ever be able to drag them away from the track after you’ve bought it - sorry!
Got a romantic trip coming up? Whether it’s a weekend city break away together or sun-drenched two week escape, you’ll want something to catch all the amazing memories you’ll make. With GoPro’s Hero7 Black, you can capture everything together thanks to the super smooth 4K resolution video capture. Plus, it’s even waterproof, thanks to its super sturdy design. If either of you fancy catching some waves or climb some dizzying heights while you’re away, you’ll be able to show the folks back home what they’re missing.