Happy Valentine’s Day

Since the 14th century, Valentine’s Day has been celebrated as the feast of romance and also as prelude to spring in the Northern Hemisphere – the time when thoughts naturally turn to love. Here it’s all about the long, hot summer.

Peter’s Of Kensington gets to the heart of the matter with a range of inspirational gifts for women and men, destined to find favour. We have lasting rose bouquets from France, the finest, most evocative and sensual fragrances, jewellery, watches (so your love will never be late for their next date), boxes of tantalising truffles and rich, intoxicating candles because, as every romantic knows, candlelight is everything. Feast your eyes on some of these Valentine’s Day gifts but hurry before they’re snapped up by other loved up shoppers.

When you present a bouquet of red roses from Cote Noire – a creative collaboration between French and English interior designers, they come with a beautifully cut vase and scented perfume sprays to ensure their fragrance is enduring. This handsome Core Noire Burgundy Box contains 12 Carmine Red Roses, a hand blown glass case with a gold crest and two 10ml fragrance sprays. There’s also arrangements of pink, blush pink and ivory roses to choose from.

At `Peter’s’, we don’t do things by halves, so consider a decadent chocolate hamper Peter’s Sweet Sweet Love Hamper which is crammed with everything from silky soft chocolate truffles – to Rocky Road. (Well, you know what they say about the course of true love not running smooth…). It’s presented in a clear box adorned with a red rose. Peter’s really has so many hampers to choose for your love including bottles of French champagne, flutes, bath robes and more.  We’re happy to create a special one just for her or for him.

Sometimes it’s the little things that count, like a Gold Cherubs Book Mark from New York, celebrating the most lovable of creatures associated with `V’ Day. Or a Swarovski Uni Crystal Pavé Heart Bracelet in Rose Gold Plate with matching earrings. They feature Swarovski’s swans nuzzling each other in the most fetching way. 

If your sweetheart is a beer devotee, they will positively fall in love with German brand, Ritzenhoff’s In Beer We Trust Beer Glasses. Embellished with amusing illustrations by artists Petra Mohr and Werner Bohr, this set of four glasses is sure to inspire a winning smile. But for something a little more romantic that you may both share, the Red Kalko Frappe Machine whips up the authentic ice frappe, which is famous in Greece and the very essence of idyllic café life there. Or take it one step further by blending up a Love Shake – a sinful strawberry milk shake with whipped cream, white chocolate ganache and scattered with edible mini chocolate love hearts. True love means never having to worry about the calories…

There’s something about Mary… Mary Shelley that is, the author of the Gothic novel, Frankenstein, which she wrote in the early 1800s. Upscale home fragrance brand, Cire Trudon, was founded in 1643 and produced the first wax candles with a customer base that included Louis XV and Napoleon. Now the French candlemaker has dedicated a candle to Mary Shelley. The Cire Trudon Mary Candle is in a hand blown Italian glass jar. It has  top notes of cardamom, juniper and pepper with middle notes of cedarwood, papyrus, patchouli and guaiac wood, then a base of labdanum and moss. It’s almost as inspirational as Mary Shelley’s novel.

Fragrances may transport you back to special times. Find the right one to express your love with the Creed Limited Edition Women’s Inspiration Eau De Parfum Set which includes five 17ml atomisers of leading fragrances from the brand that has been hand crafting uncommon scents since 1760. There’s also a Creed Men’s Inspiration Eau De Parfum Set because an evocative men’s fragrance will linger in the air as an intoxicating reminder of the times you have shared.

And on the subject of dates, just to ensure that you’re never late for one, consider a new watch from `Peter’s’, which has no shortage of luxe brands at very seductive prices. The Mondaine Official Swiss Railways EVO2 Big Date Red Watch features a case made from stainless steel with a red leather strap. For him, the TW Steel Coronel TCR Special Edition Watch has red detailing around the face and heavy red stitching on the band.  He will never be late again.

When it comes to finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your heart throb, you’ll absolutely love shopping at Peter’s Of Kensington.    

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