We all know how it goes – work gets busy, other things get in the way and you suddenly remember at the last minute that Valentine’s Day is just round the corner and you’ve got nothing ordered! What are you going to get your partner?
Fear not, because here at StyleCartel we are here to help, and we’ve listed the best last minute gifts you can buy online that’ll arrive in time for Valentine’s Day.
For any advanced chef, this cookbook by GQ is the perfect gift. It features recipes from the UK’s best restaurants and tips and techniques from some of your favourite chefs. The recipes provide inspiration for any occasion, from brilliant breakfasts to food for a Boys’ Night In (Daniel Boulud’s Coq au Vin), Michelin-star Meals such as Giorgio Locatelli’s Tomato and Chilli Pasta with Prawns and Gordon Ramsay’s Honey and Cider Roast Leg of Lamb, and rock ‘n’ roll Roasts – from Pitt Cue’s Pulled Pork to Mark Hix’s Roast Chicken. Remember to save room for alfresco feasts, delectable desserts and killer cocktails.
It features contributions from leading chefs and food writers, including: Jason Atherton, Raymond Blanc, Heston Blumenthal, Gorden Ramsey, Michel Roux Jr and Marcus Wareing.
This is the cookbook I personally swear by.
Master of Malt Dram Club
Dram Club is a spirits subscription service from online drinks retailer Master of Malt, where you receive a carefully curated selection of five 30ml drams of top whiskies, gins or rums delivered to your door each month. Your Welcome Pack will contain two Master of Malt crystal tasting glasses, and you’ll receive a truly delicious Free Gift after 3, 6 and 12 months as a member.
Master of Malt is the world’s premier retailer for Drinks by the Dram (30ml spirits) samples with over 5,500 individual drams exclusively available.
More of a cocktail fan? Check out this 11 piece cocktail making kit, the perfect set for a budding cocktail fan.
Fashion Gift Cards
Contrary to popular belief but there is nothing wrong with giving gift cards. It doesn’t signify laziness or not knowing enough about someone – because if your partner is anything like me, then buying them clothes is just too difficult. Rather than wasting time ordering something that they may or may not like, why not just buy them a gift card to their favourite shops? Most brands will sell gift cards online and have them delivered for free; such as ASOS, Selfridges, Reiss and Liberty London.
Every man needs to the essentials. It’s a simple gift that is always appreciated. And the people at London Sock Exchange are here to help. Designed in the UK, these socks are the definition of ultra-fine and high quality socks. They have a variety of offerings, from individual pairs, to giftboxes and their famous sock subscription package, so there’s something for everyone. Their James Bond collection is to die for – and to top it off they also offer a sock recycling scheme, where you can send ANY old socks to them to be recycled ethically.
For those essentials slightly higher up, check out this boxers from independent British brand Hamilton and Hare. Produced in England, the pink striped boxer short features Hamilton and Hare’s signature slimline tailored cut, and is crafted using the finest 100% natural cotton for exceptional comfort.
To complete the perfect offering, each pair is wrapped using Hamilton and Hare’s bespoke Valentine’s Day packaging for that special added touch.