What to buy for Valentine’s if you’ve just started dating (minus all the cringe)

Did somebody say situationship… *shivers*

Valentines day gift just started dating

by Ella Shire |
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You’ve just started dating someone and it’s already Valentine’s Day, EEK! Do you or don’t you get them a gift, whilst also low-key hoping you receive something yourself. Whether it’s a situationship, your new ‘it’s the one’ or a sneaky link, the smallest of gestures goes a long way. It’s still early doors though, so remember to keep your cool..

The minefield of gifting for the annual celebration of love can be daunting but take the pressure off by knowing they’re probably feeling the same way. You could play it safe with flowers and a card but going that extra mile is sure to make a bigger difference.

So, what on earth do you buy them? Whether you’re on a budget or not we’re here to help you navigate through the 14th Feb with ease. Think sweet-smelling fragrances, edible treats, or an event for you both to enjoy. Whichever you choose we know it will earn you serious brownie points with whoever is on the receiving end.

SHOP: What to buy the person you've just started dating for Valentine's Day

Nothing sets the mood on a cosy night in quite like a candle. Part of Neom’s ‘Scent to Calm & Relax’ range, this candle oozes a cascade of pink roses. Perfect for the occasion.

Boux Avenue
Boux Avenue
Boux Avenue

This gorgeous satin pyjama set might be Valentine's theme but you can wear all year around. Cosy up on the sofa and 'Netflix & chill' with the perfect sleepwear set.

A simple yet effective gift that say’s you’re sweet enough for me. Tempt your crush with these M&S indulgent chocolate brownies. Besides, you can’t go wrong with an edible gift.

card game
Oliver Bonas

For something more light hearted and a chance to sit down over drinks and have a laugh. The ‘what do you meme’ game is a guaranteed hit!

champagne bottle
Fortnum & Mason

You can’t beat a bottle of bubbles when you’re celebrating and for an added personal touch you’re able to personalise the label with a message of choice.

Price: £34.99


Staying in for Valentines day? Nothing says ‘let’s cuddle up on the sofa’ more than a snuggly blanket. The perfect addition to your ‘Netflix and chill’ night.

love honey game

Looking for some romantic inspiration? Spice up your dates by simply scratching off a square to reveal a fun activity for you both to do. Take spontaneity to a new level!

Wild Refill
Wild Refill
Wild Refill

Wild refill have collaborated with Choose Love charity who provide everything from lifesaving search and rescue boats to food and education for children. Treat your special someone to a limited edition body wash for a gift that keeps on giving. Includes 3 refill bottles and the case.

pour moi chemise
Pour Moi

If dressing the part is your kind of thing, Pour Moi’s luxurious chemise in berry will have you feeling feminine and beautiful whether it’s for your partner, yourself or for a Galentines evening.

Candlelight Concert
Candlelight Concert

If you want to wow your new(ish) partner, a candlelight performance would be a night to remember. With tributes from artists such as Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Oasis and Queen to choose from it’s a guaranteed good night.

floral street
Floral Street

Although perfume can be a tricky one to get right, Floral Street have a gorgeous selection of scents that will be sure to hit the sweet spot.


If you’re special someone is a fan of beauty products and I mean, who isn’t? Next have handpicked a box of pampering goodies for the perfect pick-me-up. It includes 4 full size items that are worth over £79!

Love Cocoa Praline HeartsLove Cocoa

This box of milk chocolate hearts is the perfect size for when you want to say 'I like you' without being over the top. They are tasty too.

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