February 1, 2023

Valentines Gift Guide for Men and Women 2023

It’s that time of year where the shop windows are full of Valentines displays and the panic sets in as to what to buy your other half (or if you are a singleton, what to buy yourself!)  I love any excuse for a celebration, and I love to give, whether it’s a small token or something that is really special and sentimental or even fun like animal onesies for adults!  So, included in this gift guide is a variety of gifts to check out!  I hope you find some valentines inspiration!

The Binding Room

If your other half loves a good read, why not treat them to this newly released thriller by Nadine Matheson.  The blub is as follows

‘In this room, no one can hear you scream…

The Serial Crimes Unit are called in to investigate when a local pastor is found stabbed to death. As DI Henley assesses the crime scene, she discovers a hidden door that conceals a room set up for torture – and bound to the bed in the middle of the room is the body of a man.

When another body is found, also tied down, Henley realises there’s someone out there torturing innocent people and leaving them for dead. But why?

There’s nothing that connects the victims. They didn’t know each other. Their paths never crossed. But someone has targeted them, and it’s up to Henley and the SCU to stop them before they find another binding room…’

Available to buy Amazon now.

The Book of Romance

The Book of Matt in baby Blue

The Book of Matt

This is a great idea if you are looking for something sentimental and a gift a person can keep forever.  The book of romance is a one of a kind book that is personalised with your loved ones details.  In it includes messages that you can personalise, pictures, quotes and love messages!  You can spend some time customising the book to how you want it – I had quite a bit of fun creating it I have to say!

Available from The Book of Everyone Prices from £23.99

Hotter Tan Ankle boots

If your partner loves all things fashion, these tan ankle boots from Hotter are the perfect fit. Stylish and on trend, we love these classic chunky chelsea boots and we are sure your partner would love these for Valentines this year.  Currently in the sale at £59!

Hotter tan ankle boots

Customised Foil Print

OhMyGold Silver foil print of the kids

OhMyGold Silver foil print of the kids

Take one of your favourite prints, whether that be of you and your partner or of your family, and turn it into a unique foil print!  This looks absolutely incredible and stylish when framed and is a really unique gift.  There are various prints to chose from as well as creating a personalised print in various sizes.  Sometimes sentimental gifts are the way to someones heart…

Available from OhMyGold prices start from £15

Bear Grylls Experience

Entrance into Bear Grylls Adventure

Entrance to Bear Grylls Adventure

I don’t think you can beat an experience gift.  As we live not very far from Bear Grylls Advenuture, this is something that I would 100% recommend to try.  Not only I have I completed various challenges, but I also brought an experience for my husband for Christmas.  I loved the Base Camp adventures of Maze, Assault course, Escape rooms and Archery and had the best experience snorkelling with sharks.  My husband also completed Base Camp but took part in the High Ropes challenge which he said was awesome!

Available from Bear Grylls

Engraved Marmite Lid

Engraved Silver Marmite lid with the box from Engraved Guilds

Engraved Silver Marmite Lid

You either love it or hate it right?!  Well, thankfully, Matt LOVES Marmite!  So this is the perfect gift for any marmite fan, making the gift sentimental and personal, adding that extra touch to a special item.  This Valentine’s Silver marmite lid is made out of solid 925 sterling silver in a Birmingham silversmiths, and is an exclusive design to Valentines 2019.  The silver marmite lid can be personalised with you or your partners name.  This really is a gift to last a life time and will make opening the tub of marmite just that little bit more special!  Or if you are not into Marmite, check out the other items you can have engraved!

Available from Engravers Guild priced at £79


Matt wearing his Bat Man Pj's from Pyjama Factory

Matt wearing his Bat Man Pj’s from Pyjama Factory


Since I brought Matt a loungewear set for Christmas, he is all for wearing pyjamas and lounge wear around the house (he now understands my obsession!)  Pyjama Factory has a whole host of long sleeved and short pyjama sets for all the family.  These vary from character sets to checked or plain sets.  Matt recently chose a Bat Man set which are super soft and comfy!  And a great price too for such good quality!

Available from Pyjama Factory priced at £15.99

Flowers for Men

How about flowers?  Flowers are not just for us ladies and I am lusting over these bacon roses that are completely unique and something that the men in your life will not be expecting!  I think it’s about time the men recently some flowers in their lives, even if it may be of the food kind!  You can buy here.

Unique flower gifts for men bacon roses

For the ladies…

Kissable Keychains


S.W>A.K Sealed with a Kiss Keychain

S.W.A.K Sealed with a Kiss Keychain


Fancy giving your loved one (or even a friend!) something a bit fun and cheeky?  These Sealed with a Kiss Keychains are a novelty gift that would be perfect if you don’t want to go down the expensive or serious gift route. Each one comes with KissTech, a sensor technology that detects your cheek and gives you a kiss. The longer you hold it, the longer it lasts!  Each keychain comes with a unique MWAH, postcard and a sticker too.  There are twelve to chose from!

Available at Amazon

ARRAN Shea Butter Cream

Indulge the skin from top to toe with After The Rain Shea Body Butter from ARRAN. This luxurious moisturising butter has been in development for three years to ensure the perfect nourishing and hydrating formula. 

With extracts of lichen, peat moss & fern to create unique rejuvenating and moisture boosting properties. Providing lasting hydration, it helps to soften and comfort the skin without leaving a greasy film.

Tribe Perfume

A bottle of Tribe perfume next to the box with flowers

Tribe Perfume

This perfume is a faithful recreation of the 90’s perfume – anyone remember it?!  This is really a nostalgic fragrance, but with it’s modern tones, it really is a perfume to bring back to life.  What I love about this scent is it’s vanilla and musky tones with a hint of cedar wood – my three top scents in any perfume!  ( I much prefer aftershave so any woody perfumes I love!)

Available at Tribe


Looking for a little stocking filler this valentines.  Blistex have a lovely range of different lip infusions full of healthy vitamins and oils perfect for juicy lips!  Check out their full range of products here!

Blistex pack of four

Spa Day

I recently visited a local spa and it was just exactly what I needed.  I am not one for treatments in particular, but I love to relax by the pool and soak in a hot tube.  If you live local to Birmingham, then Santai Spa is just incredible and offer a Twilight spa package that is amazing value, and includes a glass of prosecco!

Outdoor Hot tub at Santai Spa

Outdoor hot tuba at Santai Spa

Available from Santai Spa

Secret Saviours Stretch Mark Prevention Kit

Is your partner expecting?  When pregnant, its always lovely to receive a pamper kit to make you feel good!  Secret Saviours is a clinically proven system to protect women from pregnancy stretch marks, with 82% of them getting no stretch marks at all. Although a harmless mark of an incredible journey, stretch marks are essentially irreparably damaged skin and can affect new mothers’ confidence at a very vulnerable time in their life. As well preventing stretch marks the Secret Saviours 3-step system is a dream to use, the natural and beautifully scented cream and gel are packed with collagen-boosting Centella Asiatica and a joy to rub on your bump. The Secret Saviours underwear provides reassuring under bump and back support as your little one grows. £90 per pack.  www.secretsaviours.com

Pregnancy stretch cream set

Waffle Bowl Maker

Does your partner love kitchen gadgets?  From innovative kitchen gadgets company SMART comes the Waffle Bowl: a bowl-shaped waffle maker that can be filled with any combination of your favourite ingredients to create mouth-watering ‘eat the bowl’ breakfasts, brunches, lunches and desserts. The waffle maker will turn ordinary waffles into delicious complete meals simply with the addition of eggs, sausage, ham, fruit, even ice cream or yoghurt. The Waffle Bowl is very easy to use and due to the non-stick coating it is really easy to clean. Be amazed as it cooks delicious golden waffle bowls in as little as 3 ½ mins. We love it!

Waffle Bowl


I hope my short list of valentines gifts has offered some inspiration for any last minute purchases, and do not forget to check Wowcher, Groupon and any other deal websites to see what the latest offer’s are!

Thanks for reading xxx

*Some of these items for my Valentines Gift Guide have been gifted for the purpose of this review, however some are my own ideas*



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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

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