February is nearly here and that means Valentines Day is soon to be here as well and as a guide we here at Wheelers have come up with a few ideas for you to celebrate this day with your loved one on this yearly event as well as a gift guide. Valentines day can be a massive cliché in many couples eyes and isn't always celebrated because of this exact reason. Making your loved one feel special and loved is an all year round thing however its always nice to be treated isn't it?
There were many tales associated with February 14th including when Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to get married. According to the history of Saint Valentine he healed the daughter of the man who arrested him and before being executed, he wrote a letter and signed it with "Your Valentine" as a farewell. The romance side with couples only came in and became tradition in the 14th century when courtly love flourished and in the 18th century the tradition evolved into something that lovers could share together and express their love for one another in which flowers are bought and confectionery i.e. chocolate is presented.
Although this day isn't a public holiday it is an annual holiday which we believe should be celebrated. However having said that Valentines Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so unfortunate for those who haven't booked the day off work to enjoy a full day of leisure. Having said that there are a few things you can do for your loved one whether you're at work or not.
A good day usually starts off with a good breakfast. So why not put the effort in and get up a bit earlier and rustle of a breakfast for you both to indulge in bed with. A plate of pancakes or some poached eggs on toast with a glass of champagne will add a romantic touch to his or her morning and get you both set for the day ahead. Gifts are a great idea to exchange at this point unless you have plans for the evening also.
Another way to create a romantic ambience on the Wednesday even whilst your partner is at work is to show them you are still thinking of them with a luxury lunch. Add their favourites to their lunch box that day and brighten up the long day ahead of them.
A mini break might be a good idea if you have some time off; a few days in an exotic location for some quality time and relaxation could be just what the doctor ordered. A spa trip if you haven't got the time for a few days away; maybe just an overnight stay at a spa facility. With a trip booked you will need luggage accessories to facilitate all your luggage.
Below are a few gift ideas we have put together to ensure you are not stuck for ideas for a romantic treat to make your loved one smile this Valentines Day.
If you haven't visited us before we are official stockist of luxury brands including some favourites like Mulberry, Aspinal of London, Hugo Boss, Montblanc and Paul Smith. We also have in house engravers to make your gift that extra little bit more special and personal. Our engravers aim to engrave or emboss on the majority of our products and have a turn around of 48hrs to engrave and shipped out to you. Please note this is in our more busy tims so do order in plenty of time before the event because they do get extremely busy. We now have blind embossing as well as our original gold and platinum infill's so you can customise your embossing along with a variety of different fonts.
Please visit our engraving and embossing page for further information on personalisation options and our gift wrapping page.
Any gift purchased from us you have the option of adding an additional gift wrapping service with a choice of two luxury gift wrap styles. This means that when the gift arrives; you don’t have the hassle of wrapping it yourself it can just be passed on to whomever it is for. Our shop team will assist with this and can help with any further enquiries to ensure your partner has a special day.
For the ladies, because come on guys we are the wanting species and enjoy the luxury of new accessories. We stock a wide variety of ladies' handbags from Aspinal of London, Mulberry and Radley London so there is something for every woman and for every event she would wear the bag to.
What goes great with a handbag is a purse to match and we all know women can never have too many bags or purses. Perfume is always a crowd pleaser for both women and men, nothing better than finishing off an outfit with a few sprays of perfume before you go out creating an ambience of aromas whilst enjoying your date night together. Pom pom keyrings have been a craze in the fashion world for over a year now whether you use them as keyrings or bag charms to add subtle colour to your pre-owned handbag they're a great accessory to have whatever the purpose.
Another great gift which has gone back centuries as a romantic gesture for a man to give a woman is an item of jewellery; well we may not be a jewellers however we do stock a couple of jewellery brands and offer a great selection of jewelerry.
Buying flowers for her this year? The traditional gift to give on Valentines Day is a floral bouquet so a vase to store them in would make a great additional gift to place them in. Also a candle lit dinner is bound to add a romantic vibe to your Valentines day so a pair of candles to perch on the table whilst you eat is sure to put a smile on her face.
Here are a few accessories a man should not be without. A Montblanc pen he will certainly thank you for. A wallet by one of our newest brands TUMI, will go down a treat maybe write a note and slip it inside reading "You get dinner". A keyring by dunhill for his keys and a phone case by Paul Smith to ensure his phone stays secure and protected at all times and with handy camera holes for taking photos of your dates.
Is your man a businessman and works away frequently? Well then a good idea for him would be luggage items so when he goes away he still look presentable. No man should be without pair of cufflinks or a good quality belt; these are key accessories for adding a sophisticated touch to his attire.
Is your man a gym junkie or athletic, well TUMI wireless earphones would make a great gift so he can listen to his tunes whilst still having the luxury of no long wires. Another gift idea would be a Montblanc watch, one of our newest pieces from Montblanc; so he can keep track of time during his day and also have a sophisticated accessory for going out with.
Us women like our men smelling good when we are out with them so a nice Montblanc aftershave would create a scent that we couldn't get enough of. Paul Smith boxers shorts would also make a lovely small gift as everyone knows you can't be without underwear.
Paul Smith socks are a classic product from the brand and with new designs arriving we think these paired with a pair of boxers would make a lovely gift to give your man on the morning of Valentines Day.
If you would like to learn more or purchase from our Valentines Gift Guide. You can contact us via email or call 01509 266320. Purchase whilst stocks last.