The Glass Guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Alain Ducasse Valentine Chocolate Heart
Not only is chocolate delicious it is officially good for you – containing as it does a range of chemicals such as phenylethylamine (released by the brain when we fall in love) it also also acts as a natural anti-depressant as serotonin and endorphins are released when this delicious confection is consumed. So there is absolutely no excuse not to sample one of these luxury chocolate hearts made by acclaimed chef and chocolate-maker Alain Ducasse in his artisan chocolate factory in Paris.

Exclusively available at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge these expertly hand-crafted hearts are made from Ducasse’s chocolate and the dark chocolate heart is filled with a passion-fruit ganache, topped with a layer of almond and roasted coconut praline and are encased in melted chocolate. This is a rich heart with an intense and fruity centre. Demonstrate your love by sharing this delicious chocolate treat with the object of your affectations, if you can (I couldn’t and ate it all myself).

by Caroline Simpson

The chocolate heart costs £20 (75g) to take away or to be enjoyed in the Lounge at the Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DW Available until February 14.

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Chocolates from Godiva
For the most delicious and sensational chocolates around, Godiva, the famous Belgium chocolatier which has been in business since 1926, have a range of heart shaped gifts on offer this Valentine’s Day. From keepsake heart-shaped boxes to shiny pink tins and fluffy teddies, a gift filled with these delicious treats inside will delight the most discerning recipient. We rather like the heart-shaped Gift Box, which is filled with an assortment of 14 core and seasonal chocolates.

by Amanda Bernstein
Godiva Chocolates  priced at £20

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Tattinger Rosé Champagne
Why not create the perfect mood this Valentine’s Day? Celebrate this very special occasion with your loved one and a bottle of Tattinger Brut Prestige Rosé NV. This Champagne, with the finest of bubbles, has a delicate salmon-pink hue and a distinct, fresh aroma of wild strawberries with a distinct hint of spice. Persistent flavours of this lively fruity champagne include crushed wild raspberry, ripe cherry and succulent blackcurrant. Perfect!

by Amanda Bernstein
Priced at £48, Tattinger Brut Prestige Rosé NV is available from here

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Chanel Chance Eau Vive Hair Mist
Chance Eau Vive, the latest addition to the Chanel Chance collection of fragrances, is proud to announce the arrival on the market in time for Valentine’s Day the Chance Eau Vive hair mist. This floral zesty fragrance, full of freshness and vitality, has full notes of citrus and jasmine with base notes of iris and cedar. The hair mist has been produced especially to prolong the trail of the Chance Eau Vive fragrance, ensuring your Valentine’s scent will remain long after she has gone.

by Amanda Bernstein Chance Eau Vive retails at £34

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Byredo Loose Lips Valentine’s Day Candle
Loose lips may sink ships but I wonder what ships – crystal or drunken – will set sail on this intoxicating scent? The limited edition Loose Lips candle from the Swedish niche fragrance brand Byredo is made from pink wax and has a metallic pink label and is presented in a stylish pink box. Handmade in France, the candle is cased in a mouth-blown black glass with a cotton wick and is intended to evoke the scent of old-style lipsticks. This is a sumptuous scent with notes of rosewater, Morello cherry and violet with orris butter and rice powder and is only available for Valentines Day.

by Caroline Simpson

£50.00 available at Liberty and Byredo.

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Ex Nihilo Sweet Morphine

Ex Nihilo Sweet Morphine
Love is, of course, the drug and, while we at Glass don’t want to endorse any class A excesses or out-of-control binges iconoclastic Parisan perfume house, Ex Nihilo’s latest fragrance Sweet Morphine is a legal high of the best kind.

Intoxicate your love with this sultry creation feminine and floral but most unique – bloom of lilac and bergamot essence melt away to reveal a dark woody base with hints of vanilla. This delicate yet seductive scent will leave them wanting more this Valentine’s Day.

by Caroline Simpson
£150 (50ml EDP), £210(100ml EDP)  and is available at Salon de Parfums, Harrods and here


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Love in White by Creed
Described as love in a bottle, what could be a better choice for a Valentine’s Day gift? Love in White, launched by the highly respected storied French perfume brand Creed in 2005, is a supremely feminine and sophisticated oriental floral fragrance.

With notes of white spring blooms like Iris and magnolia and vanilla, Love in White, is an elegant powdery sophisticated scent. Complex and intriguing while maintaining a ladylike poise, one to love and cherish.

by Caroline Simpson

£165 (EDP 75ml) available from here and Liberty.

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Sisley Phyto Lip Twist in Love

Sisley Phyto Lip Twist Love

Sometimes a subtle pout of colour is all that is needed rather than a full lip. Sisley Lip Twist offers us two colours – Love or Sugar – for this Valentines Day. Lip Twist is long-lasting coloured balm delivered in a fun and distinctive zebra-skin patterned lipstick tube. Simply twist the stick and a single sweep delivers a vibrant glossy colour to the lip.

by Caroline Simpson

Sisley Lip Twist costs £29 and is available here

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By Terry Baume De Rose Nutri-Couleur Lip Gloss
French make-up brand much-loved by beauty insiders By Terry has reworked her classic and sought-after balm Baume De Rose nutri-couleur lip gloss to include two new frosted colours – coral stellar and mauve moon – for Spring 2016, just in time  for Valentine’s Day.

These new colours offer a subtle shimmer and sheen to the lips. Sharing the original rich Baume De Rose texture, fragranced with a subtle rose scent and composed of the high quality and healing ingredients such as essential rose wax and lipid-replenishing shea butter from this premium brand. Baume De Rose leaves lips nourished, super supple and soft while glowing with glamour and ready for Valentine’s Day romance.

by Caroline Simpson

By Terry Baume De Rose Nutri-Couleur Lip Gloss in coral stellar and mauve moon retail at £33.50


Charlotte Tilbury THE MAGIC SKIN TRILOGY_WHITECharlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Trilogy

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Trilogy
The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Trilogy is a beautifully boxed collection of the renowned make-up artist’s Magic Eye Cream, Magic Day Cream and Magic Night Cream. Tilbury believes in the power of the number eight in Chinese prophecy; an auspicious number signifying eternity and prosperity.

Her skincare is formulated with eight anti-ageing ingredients including Winter Daphne stem cell extract, purifying frangipani, and olus oil – which gives these products their velvety, sensuous feel on the skin. Your Valentine will think of you with fondness day and night, as they enjoy the ritual application of these most glamorous creams.

by Rachel McCormack
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Trilogy is priced at £195


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Bella Freud Loving Mini Votive Collection
The Bella Freud Loving Mini Votive Collection is a wonderful gift for those who aren’t won over by hearts and flowers. The vibrant red of the box and the votive cases, combined with the Loving jumper graphic, perfectly convey the warmth and heat of love with confident simplicity. The Loving votives are fragranced with the warm and sensuous notes of Tuberose Absolute, amber crystals and sandalwood. Burn singly, and make your loving last, or burn two together for a more erotic conflagration. And when the candles are gone, keep the box – it makes a perfect treasure-chest for love letters and compromising mementos.

by Rachel McCormack
Priced at £75 and is available here

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Loquet London
Loquet London encourages fashionistas to let their love show through the medium of their beautifully crafted keepsake lockets. Choose from a range of classic locket styles and fill with birthstones, protective crystals, initials, icons and more to create your Loquet: a bespoke treasure trove of colour and meaning. Founded in 2013, by jeweller Sheherazade Goldsmith and model Laura Bailey, Loquet have recently released a collection of five new charms to augment the existing cornucopia. We love the 18K yellow gold and sapphire Shell charm.

by Rachel McCormack
The 18K yellow gold and sapphire shell charm is priced at £260



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Belgraves in partnership with Leading Culture Destinations
This Valentine’s Day prepare to sweep your Valentine off her feet. Spend three indulgent nights in a luxurious suite at Belgraves, the chic and discreet boutique hotel located in the heart of Belgravia, which is offering private gallery visits, museum tours, and visits to boutiques, private members clubs, bars and restaurants. You will also be able to design a one-off piece of jewellery worth £4,000, under the guidance of the acclaimed designer Anabela Chan, which will then be made by her team and sent to the recipient. Yes please!

by Amanda Bernstein
Priced at £13,999 to book please go here


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Jade Mountain’s private infinity pool

Jade Mountain, St Lucia
Jade Mountain is a perfectly romantic destination, from which to enjoy the glory of St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, providing a magical setting across the eternal Caribbean Sea. Enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s Day within the confines of outstanding accommodation, which includes a bedroom, living space and a private infinity pool, all blending together to create a private sanctuary. Now that’s romantic!

by Amanda Bernstein
Priced at £742 per night exclusive of tax and service


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JW Marriott Hotel, Macau
Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year at Asia’s largest JW Marriott hotel, where you can be sure to be delighted, not only by the amorous array of dining options, but also by a special room package available from February until the end of March

For couples looking to extend their celebration, the hotel is offering an exclusive love-struck package to host an intimate retreat for lovers, including a one-night stay for two in a Deluxe Room, in-room continental breakfast, an indulgent chocolate gift, and a bottle of bubbly. Hurry and book before February 29.

by Amanda Bernstein
Priced from MOP1,988**