27 Valentine's gift ideas to surprise someone special - from homeware to houseplants

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Oakdene Designs Personalised 'Have A Cracking Day' Dippy Egg Board on pink plate with boiled egg, toast, gold cutlery and mug of tea
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It's that time of the year again, and Valentine's Day 2024 is approaching fast. Whether you're coupled up, looking to show someone you care or just like shopping for pastel pink versions of the best cast iron cookware (us too!), we've got all of the finds you need to know about. 

Covering cookware, decor, and very importantly chocolate this guide is all-encompassing of the many ways you can treat your favourite person on the 14th of February. And if you're reading this and you've left it a little late, we've also made sure to include picks that can be delivered in just a few days, to save any last-minute supermarket dashes. 

You'll be glad to hear we've left the fluffy toys and gimmicky gifts in last year's gift guide because in 2024 we're only suggesting you buy them a gift they'll actually use more than once. This way you'll be spending your money wisely, and it's kinder to the environment. Here's a list of everything we think your significant other would love to receive, from dressing gowns to candles, foodie gifts plus additions to their home decor. Keep reading to find a gift that'll say exactly what you need this Valentine's Day. 

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Molly Cleary
Kitchen Appliances Editor

Molly is Ideal Home’s Kitchen Appliances Editor and an all-around baking and cooking enthusiast. She joined the team in September 2022 as an Ecommerce Editor after working across Real Homes, Homes & Gardens and Livingetc. She's been reviewing products for 4 years and now specialises in weighing up kitchen essentials' pros and cons, from air fryers to bean-to-cup coffee machines. 

She's always been a keen reader, so after graduating from the University of Exeter in 2020 she was thrilled to find a way to write as a full-time job. Nowadays, she spends her days at home or the Ideal Home test facility trying out new kitchen innovations to see if they’re worth a space on your worktop. Her most beloved and hard-working appliance is her Sage coffee machine though she also takes the title of Ideal Home’s in-house air fryer expert after writing about them religiously over the past few years.

When she's not thinking or writing about kitchen appliances, she loves getting around London exploring new places, going for a dip at the Ladies’ Pond and consuming every bit of pop culture she can get her hands on.