Love is in the air…

Morning, folks! TFI Friday, eh? I’ve been having a crazy week and it looks set to continue for the next week or too and I’m shattered. I feel like I could lay my head down on a pillow and sleep for a week. Still, exciting things are afoot with me and I hope to be able to tell you about it all soon.

In the meantime, let’s talk all things Valentine’s Day. Unless you’re blind (and even colour blind will do) you won’t have failed to notice the garish, pink monstrosity that is the Hallmark-inspired Valentine’s Day train heading straight for you. There’s no escaping it, whichever way you turn.

Now I don’t mind a bit of romance (brace yourself, Mr Stork…) but I don’t tend to go in for heart shaped, pink fluffiness nor can I stand the sort of forced romance that encourages overcrowded, overpriced, contrived ‘heartfelt’ meals for two where you’re close enough to the next couple to hear their whispered sweet nothings. No siree, not me. Give me a well chosen card (cutesy kittens, be gone!), a nice bottle of wine and some sex and I’m a happy woman.

We don’t tend to exchange gifts for Valentine’s Day but if we were to, these are the sort of gorgeous things that would float my boat. All available at the frankly wonderful emporium of gorgeousness that is I know it’s not Valentine’s Day for another few days but if you want one of these cool gifts to drop in to your lap in time for Cupid making his appearance, get ordering (or at least dropping the hints about the gifts you like…).

Valentine’s Day gifts for under £10

Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Under £10 | Riding the Stork, a UK mummy and baby blog

Clockwise from top left: 1. Personalised fabric fortune cookies // 2. ‘Will flirt for gin’ badge // 3. Beanstalk seeds with message // 4. ‘With love’ Cookie Cutters 

♥ My top pick is the ‘Will flirt for gin’ badge. Obvs.

Valentine’s Day gifts for her 

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her | Riding the Stork, a UK mummy and baby blog

Clockwise from top left: 1. Bespoke wooden heart map box // 2. Set of two LOVEly pillow cases // 3. Random notes of love // 4. Complimentary pencils 

♥ Loving the gorgeous wooden box but the pencils would take price of place on my desk. They’re so cute!

Valentine’s Day gifts for him 

Valentine's day gifts for him | Riding the Stork, a UK mummy and baby blog

Clockwise from top left:  1. Personalised coordinates print // 2. ‘You are the bacon to my sarnie’ cufflinks // 3. My Side/Your Side Pillow Cases  // 4. Glass message picture frame

♥ Loving the coordinates print. I came this > < close to ordering it for Mr Stork and then I remembered I.Don’t.Do.Valentine’s.Day.Gifts. Which, in this instance, is a real shame.

So lovely guys and girls, tell me about Valentine’s Day at yours. Do you celebrate it? What do you do? Any traditions or are you a grumpy old git like me?


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8 thoughts on “Love is in the air…

  1. We do, we have always recognised it. For our very first Valentines Day H whisked me off to Paris. I had no idea where I was going, only that I was to pack for a European city break and that we would be away for four nights…my kind of trip! The following year it was a castle in Cornwall, then Fort William, then a spa break at a local hotel, an the last two years it has been a meal at our favourite restaurant, as Uni commitments have prevented us from going away. I think it is what you make it, we often go out for dinner and buy each other little trinkets, so V day for us is just an excuse to have a good meal. Similar to pancake day I guess, we always have a pancake feast for dinner, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t indulge in pancakes on other days throughout the year :-)

  2. I’m a grump with you Storky! We have anti-Valentines in our house! This year (because it’s the only date we were all available) we are going to a friend’s house for dinner where 6 of us will have a long waited for catch up! I am loving some of the cute gifts though esp that coordinates picture. We have coordinates engraved in our wedding rings!

  3. We won’t do presents, but I am dragging Mr. Sange out for a dinner. Not for the occasion especially, but because he hasn’t taken me out in a while, so this is as good an opportunity as any! We’ve got a newly revamped pub in the town to try out. Research purposes, you see? I’m after one of those gin badges.

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