Looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for her? We’ve handpicked our favourite cheap to luxury beauty bundles and gifts
Whether you’re in a couple or on your own, we all know Valentine’s Day, and the more recent phenomenon of Galentine’s Day, are marketing ploys to get your money. There is even now a Palentine’s Day event in which animal lovers buy gifts for their pets…
As a result, many brands bundle up their bestsellers and package them as Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day gift sets. This does have its benefits, though – you can treat yourself to popular makeup and beauty products at a discounted rate.
These bundles let you try products in miniature form before splashing out on full-sized versions. Or they’re the perfect gifts for your partner, family, or friends to buy for you!
We’ll be updating this page as more bundles and deals go live, so check back for more inspiration. Alternatively, let us do the hard work for you! If you’re struggling, our team can find the perfect gifts for you. Find out more on our personal shopper page.
And if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for him, check out our sister site, MBman.
Below we’ve rounded up some of these bundled deals and offers from our favourite brands, as well as up-and-coming brands that may soon become our favourites. If you’re looking to spend a little more or show someone you really care with a personal pamper package, we’ve recently listed our favourite head-to-toe luxury pampering products here.
Before we continue with the list, we should probably explain what the hell Galentine’s Day is because it’s a relatively new trend that seems to have become an established tradition.
Galentine’s Day is the name of an episode in series 2 of Parks and Recreation in which Leslie (played by Amy Poehler) throws a party for her female friends on 13 February – a celebration of women and singletons held the day before Valentine’s Day.
It’s not an anti-Valentine’s Day as such, it’s more a chance to tell the women in your life that you love them. Or show yourself some love and treat yourself!
£45 | Buy now
We love the look of these Valentine’s gifts because they’re a little unusual, in the best way. Officially called NEOM Intensive Skin Treatment Candles, each one is made with a combination of whipped oils – jojoba, baobab, rapeseed, soybean, sweet almond, and cocoa seed butter.
You light the candle as you would normally, wait 30 minutes for the wax to liquefy and then drizzle the oils over your skin.
It’s great if you’re looking to nourish your own skin, or as part of a massage with a partner. Pouring warm massage oils on the skin doesn’t just feel amazing and relaxing, but the scents of each candle are designed to address certain needs. Something that NEOM specialises in. These scents include Scent to De-Stress, and Scent to Sleep.
We already have the Scent to Sleep pillow mist, and diffuser and can confirm it’s amazing.
If you want to get the full relaxation experience, have a warm bath while the candle wax melts and fills the room with its scent and then apply the warm oils to your damp skin.
Note: Make sure you blow the candle out before you pour the oil on your, or your partner’s body!
£329 | Buy now
Ahead of Valentine’s Day 2023 you can buy a limited-edition deep orange version of the Dyson Supersonic, as well as the Dyson Airwrap to show you care in style.
The inner workings of both are the same, you’re simply paying for a different colour. However, if you – or your loved one – have been in the market for either of these premium stylers for a while, this is a great Valentine’s gift idea that will earn you serious brownie points.
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You can also get the 35-pan XO Natural Flirt palette, as well as lip plumpers, lip scrubs, the Boudoir Lite lashes and more.
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Nothing says romance like…clean skin. Well, maybe not, but that hasn’t stopped FOREO from reducing the price of its various beauty gadgets in time for Valentine’s Day.
The BEAR facelift tool is 20% cheaper at £223.30. This gadget uses microcurrents and massage to tighten and firm the skin around the face and neck, in just two minutes. Meanwhile, the ISSA 3, which promises to reduce the fine lines around your eyes is £149, and the UFO mini 2 is £109, down from £159.
The UFO uses light therapy and serums to improve the brightness of your skin, fight the signs of ageing or tackle a whole host of other skin conditions you may want to address.
Granted these ideas are on the pricey side but love doesn’t come cheap, eh?
£15 | Buy now
This affordable gift set contains a full-sized Champneys Treatments Firming Shower Polish, and Firming Body Butter 300ml as well as three Champneys Treatments Revitalising face masks.
It’s everything your loved one would need for a chilled night off.
From £45 | Shop now
Something a little different from what we usually include in our Valentine’s and Galentine’s gift guide, but we absolutely love the look of this brand. It also gives back to the communities it’s involved in and that aligns perfectly with our ethos at mamabella.
All of the pieces of jewellery in the Umara collection – which are available for men and women – are crafted from 14 or 18-karat solid gold or white gold sourced from India. None of the pieces feature gold plating or vermeil, and all of the diamonds used across the range are conflict-free.
Each product is then hallmarked as per UK standards and is made to last a lifetime, thanks to its timeless design. So much so, the name Umara comes from the Punjabi for “lifetime.”
Gift wrapping is free, and every piece is shipped in eco-friendly, responsible packaging.
What’s more, under its Umara Pledge, the brand and its founder Priya Faith are passionate about giving back to the Indian regions from which it sources its materials. This involves supporting charitable causes that genuinely impact the lives of those who need it most. From funding education to providing medical care in remote villages, Umara is dedicated to making a change.
Prices range from £45 up to £2,995 so there should be something for most budgets. Even the cheaper pieces look much more expensive than they are so you’ll likely get serious brownie points too.
£180 | Buy now
Swap real roses for the Maison Francis Kurkdjian À La Rose fragrance collection.
It’s not cheap, but each bottle contains no fewer than 400 roses – 250 Centifolia roses from Grasse, and 150 Damask roses from Bulgaria so is a luxurious purchase. The scent is a mix of honey sweetness and fresh pear and litchi and this perfume will last a lot longer than a bouquet of flowers will.
Francis Kurkdjian also sells a masculine take on the original, call L’Homme À La Rose. It’s fresher and less sweet than the feminine version but it’s still just as powerful.
From £50 | Buy now
Jo Malone doesn’t come cheap but its fragrances last for ages and the quality is great. If you can afford to splash out a little or if you’re looking to make a lasting impression, we recommend the Luxury Floral Mini Candles Duo (£50).
If you want to go even bigger and make a significant declaration of love, the Townhouse Candle Collection (£564) is a ridiculously luxurious option, too.
In the Mini Candles Duo you get a 65g, travel-sized English Pear & Freesia, and Peony & Blush Suede candle. We have the Pear and Fressia handwash and perfume and can vouch for how fresh it smells.
You can light the candles individually, of course, but these scents have also been designed to complement each other meaning you can create a unique scent by lighting multiple ones at once. The same goes for the more expensive Townhouse collection.
These aren’t the only options and Jo Malone has something to suit most budgets. If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day gift inspiration, Jo Malone also offers a Gift Finder where you can put in the recipient, the type of product you’re after and size and Jo Malone will show a range of options.
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If the person you’re buying Valentine’s Gifts for is into makeup, chances are they’ve heard of The Beauty Crop. The brand was a viral sensation throughout 2022 on TikTok because it sells effective, affordable and ethically conscious beauty products. We’re big fans – so much so, it features in our best cheap makeup brands guide.
For Valentine’s Day, The Beauty Crop has created new bundles and mystery boxes. It’s reduced the price of others and is selling individual bestsellers for a discount.
Our pick of the bunch is the Coconuts About You set (£20) which features four travel-friendly talc-free compacts. This includes three face palettes in the shades Coco Rose, Coco Lite, Coco Bronze, and the Paradise eyeshadow palette. You also get a rose gold retractable multi-brush. All for just £20.
A more expensive option, but one that we own and can vouch for, is the Oui Cherie PR pack (£50). If you were to buy all the products in this set, they’d cost you £125 meaning you can £75 and get a beautifully packaged bundle in the process.
This kit contains the iconic Oui Cherie hydrating setting mist, five lip oils, three lipsticks, three blushes, and the Oui Cherie eyeshadow palette.
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Give the gift of premium haircare, which just happens to be called LOVE, with this shampoo and conditioner duo from Davines. Best suited for frizzy or unruly hair, the LOVE range hydrates the hair, improves its elasticity and makes it much easier to manage. It also adds a shine that even made even our blonde hair look glossy and shiny.
This comes from the fact it’s formulated with Minuta Olive Extract, which adds fatty acids and vitamins to the hair and improves softness. What’s more, this Davines range is created with 100% clean energy and zero impact, and recyclable packaging.
This means with a single purchase, you can show love to your partner or friend, their hair, and the planet.
From £18 | Buy now
Technically this list of beauty gifts from Charlotte Tilbury just contains the same items available the rest of the year but rebranded. Either way, there are discounts to be had on both individual products (which is rare), as well as discounts on bundles.
Stand-out Valentine’s Day gift ideas from the collection are:
You can also buy e-gift cards for Charlotte Tilbury so if you have no idea what to get a friend or loved one, these cards mean they can choose.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget