From the heart: Valentine’s Day shopping

Magical Charm Collection: Love Apple Pendant, �125, Lily Blanche
Magical Charm Collection: Love Apple Pendant, �125, Lily Blanche
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THERE will be romance in the air next week, as lovers across the Capital get a little closer for Valentine’s Day.

It is a day all about showing your feelings for those you love – but all too often it can become a fraught search for that perfect gift, that ideal card, or just the right bunch of flowers.

Florentyna Soap Roses  �5.00 Marks and Spencer

Florentyna Soap Roses �5.00 Marks and Spencer

But whether you’re picking up something for a new beau or trying to get the ideal gift for a long-term partner, there’s no need to panic, with a huge range of inspired presents available at shops across the Capital.

Whether it’s a sparkling charm for the lucky lady in your life, or some eye-catching cufflinks for that special man, jewellery is always a Valentine’s favourite and needn’t mean breaking the bank.

Champagne chocolates are sweet enough to melt the heart of even a hardened Valentine’s cynic, while smaller gifts such as heart-shaped cookie cutters, a small pot of lip-balm or a cheeky apron for a man who loves to cook, are guaranteed to raise a smile.

And if you’re looking for something a little more usual, why not try Florentyna Soap Roses from Marks & Spencer, or even a hot-water bottle covered in love-hearts to help keep your special person warm through the long winter nights.

Hot water bottle, �10, Paperchase

Hot water bottle, �10, Paperchase

So whatever you’re after, and whoever you’re buying for, the Capital is sure to have something that will help you show them just how much you care.

1: Heart Cookie Cutters, £4, Paperchase.

2: Izola Shoe Brush, £25, John Lewis

3: Magical Charm Collection: Love Apple Pendant, £125, Lily Blanche

4: Vintage rose hot water bottle, £10, Paperchase

5: Licence to Grill apron, £8, George

6: Vitality Bracelet Pink Opal, £115, by Eastern Mystic at

7: Pearl Heart Collection Midnight: earrings, £25, Lily Blanche

8: Charbonnel et Walker pink truffles. £15, House of Fraser

9: Born Lippy Strawberry lip balm, £2, Body Shop

10: Florentyna Soap Roses, £5, Marks & Spencer

11: Pearl Heart Collection Midnight: Bracelet, £60, Lily Blanche

12: Cufflink and tie slide gift set, £30, John Lewis