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The long month of January is finally over and in swings February, filling the air with notions of love, romance and grandeur.

Valentine’s Day –­ love it or loathe it, it’s never a bad thing to make your loved ones feel special. Here at the Clarendon Oxford, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts to treat your pals or partners to.

With Christmas indulgences being a distant memory and the January detox finally over, you have more than earnt yourselves the next delectable treat. Chocolates and Prosecco are an oldie, but a goodie. Enjoy this gift set from Thorntons under the duvet with your favourite Rom-Com and BAE.



Much like food and fizz, buying aftershave or perfume for your loved one may be somewhat of a cliché, but never underestimate the power of scent. This signature fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier has been a firm favourite since 1995 –­­ ­intriguing, magnetic and undeniably masculine. Find the Le Male Gift Set at The Perfume Shop.


Make sure she’s never late for a date again with this fresh faced time piece from Goldsmiths. The elegant, sage hue compliments the on-trend rose-gold perfectly, making it a ‘timeless’ addition to any outfit.


A unique gift idea for the travel-lover in your life is the ‘Scratch Map’ from MenKind. This black and gold world atlas allows you to ‘scratch off’ countries that you have visited and is a fun way to help you and your other half plan your next adventure together.


If date night means going out and painting the town red, that calls for sexy but sophisticated new party wear. However it’s easy to forget just how cold February still is. This sleek-yet-understated jumpsuit from French Connection will keep your lady wrapped up warm ‘til it’s time to call it a night, and this camel topcoat from Gap, which is fully lined and blended with wool, will keep your fella cosy but chic.



If you’re celebrating ‘Pal-entines’ day instead of Valentine’s, treat your best pal to a Girls’ Night Out Hydrogel face mask from Kiko Milano. Not only will the coffee extract give your skin an energising boost, seeing your loved one wearing any face mask is guaranteed to give you both a real good giggle!


Making memories this Valentine’s Day has to be the ultimate gift of choice. At MenKind you can treat your special someone to a whole host of unique experiences ranging from comedy nights to vineyard tours. We love the sound of the ‘Boutique Hotel for two’ where couples can choose from 26 stunning locations and enjoy a luxurious getaway with breakfast included.



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