With the most LOVEd up day of the year fast approaching we thought we should start thinking about our perfect Valentine’s Day gifts nice and early! To help you out we have composed our top 5 LOVEly products that any girlfriend, fiance or wife would LOVE to receive on Tuesday 14th February 2012!
Where better to start than with a beautiful piece of jewellery, if you want to spend a little more on your LOVEd one you can’t go wrong with a bit of bling! How about this new to the site Gold Plated and Ivory Pearl Minnie Mawi Chunky Bracelet from Disney Couture for £49?
If you are looking for something a little more traditional how about something from our Love Hearts collection? This Love Hearts Tea Lights Set for £4.99 is just perfect for seeing the mood, candles = romance, right?! Score some brownie points this Valentine’s without the old cliche, last minute garage bought flowers and give her this Marilyn Monroe Roses T-Shirt £22.99 instead, it will last much longer than a bunch of carnations! For those looking for a credit crunch, budget gift this Magic Roundabout Dougal And Florence I Love You Mug for just £5.99 will suit your Valentine down to a tea! Why not present your other half with breakfast in bed to really treat her?! And finally, how about something warm and cosy. With lots to choose from our new sweater and hoodie collection exclusive to TruffleShuffle.com, starting from just £19.99 you are sure to find something fabulous to suit the lady in your life!
So that’s Valentine’s Day all wrapped up. We are sure your special someone will love whatever you decide to give them but if you can’t choose why not give them the gift of shopping with one of our TruffleShuffle.com Gift Vouchers and they can select their perfect retro Valentine’s gift.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day Trufflers, we hope this has helped inspire you!
Let me introduce myself, my name is Miranda, and I am a Manchester girl with a passion for music. I was very much a child of the 90’s – I grew up listening to influential musicians from my hometown such as Morrissey and Oasis and a love of music blossomed from there.
My appreciation of all things retro started at the grand age of 6, when I got my first album. It was a Ramones album, a band that had formed 15 years before I was even born. I even insisted for a time that my family called me ‘Riff’ in honour of Riff Randall from the 1979 film ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’ featuring the Ramones. I was a little quirky, perhaps.
I still regularly watch ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’, and I’d consider myself a huge film fan, although my husband is constantly infuriated by my refusal to watch anything new.
“How about we watch a film? The King’s Speech maybe? It’s supposed to be brilliant.”
“Erm, how about we watch Wayne’s World again?”
“We watched it just last week. Can we watch something else?”
“Erm, ok. Clueless?”
This persistent loyalty to everything retro has led me to Truffle Shuffle numerous times, and as a writer I was delighted when I was asked to do a Valentine’s themed blog post. By definition, my name actually means ‘To be admired’ so it’s quite fitting that I am here to wave the pink, glittery flag for Valentine’s Day.
Now, despite what my name may imply, my admirers have not always flourished in the gift department. In fact, I do believe I was once subject to the world’s worst example of gifting – committed in the name of love.
Let me set the scene for you, it was Valentine’s Day 2006, I was a starry-eyed teen waiting for my date outside the local cinema and as it was our first date, my expectations were fairly high. He arrived, holding his hands behind his back with a coy smile. Oh what could my sweetheart possibly have for me?
It is at this point that I would like to state that my expectations were categorically not met!
My date presented me with what he called ‘personalised flowers’ – to me and you they are floral tributes. That’s right my friends, the flowers you find at funerals. He gave me a giant ‘M’ made from roses, the roses being the only vaguely romantic thing about the gift. He actually marvelled at what a clever idea these ‘personalised flowers’ were.
Well yeah, what a brilliant idea – what better way to romance a girl than to help her visualise her funeral? And what’s worse, is that I couldn’t even immediately run away screaming – I had to actually carry this giant ‘M’ into the cinema with me, with a fake smile on my face. I spent the entire film with it at my feet, picturing my untimely demise.
There was no second date.
So, drawing on that experience, I’d like to make a stand against bad gifts. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show some love to the special person in your life, and the guys at Truffle Shuffle have got us well and truly hooked up with some fabulous little gifts for lovers everywhere. Here are my favourites…