Say what you want about Valentine’s Day but every year when it comes around, everything becomes a little more magical, we all feel a little more affectionate and a little more starry-eyed.

What better occasion to tell your loved one what they mean to you? The thought may count, but a thoughtful present works better.

For Him

Woodspice body care products

2Everyone has a grooming process! We recognise this, so we’re recommending this set of Woodspice aftershaves and shower gels. With two separate fragrances {both heady} for variety, we’ll lay down the big bucks that this is a present any man will appreciate. Plus side? He’ll always smell good.

Cufflinks

3Ladies, you know your man is going to suit up on one occasion or another, and no suit is complete without a pair of well-finished cufflinks. Marks & Spencer has a few subtle yet tasteful options: Mother of Pearl cufflinks and Twisted Knot cufflinks to make sure the recipient of your gift steps out dressed to the nines, every time.

M&S Wallet

Untitled-12We say you opt for this if you’re playing it safe, and pick the brown option for a little extra character {enough black!}. It’s got a removable credit card holder too, so there’s plenty of room for all his necessities. Slip in a picture of yourself, so he can carry it around.

For Her

French-designed lace Basque

1 2.20.13 PMWhat says Valentine’s Day better than sexy lingerie? We’re saying nothing and may even go as far as saying it may be the perfect present. This lace basque piece by Marks & Spencer is super comfortable. Also? Great to look at.

Eastern Escape fragrance diffuser

4We’re pegging this thoughtful yet innovative. With a delightful cherry blossom fragrance, this scent diffuser will transport you to another part of the world, and by that we mean the East. Your better half deserves a calm environment to come home to and this’ll do the trick, we promise.

La Maison de Senteurs body care products

6 2.20.18 PMMen, we’re doing you a favour and telling you that while you’ll never fully be able to fathom what a woman’s body care routine is like, you can’t go wrong with this set by La Maison de Senteurs. It includes a body cream, two types of body washes and hand creams. Plenty of nice smells, for both you and her to enjoy.

Autograph White Wood perfume

5 2.20.18 PMA simple yet effective option, there’s really very little that can go wrong with a classic bottle of perfume. Give her a new go-to scent! Aesthetically pleasing, it’s the picture of elegance and style, which is exactly the message you’re trying to give her. Score.

Where: You can shop for these products at Marks & Spencer stores across the city. For a complete list of stores, click here.

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This story is in partnership with Marks & Spencer.