Great gifts for ‘the one’

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Roses are red, violets are blue - keep your sweetheart in the pink with our gift ideas for Valentine’s Day on Wednesday February 14.

Singletons take cover - February 14 is the date when couples invade restaurants for romantic candlelit meals and even the most macho of men go all soft and mushy over their other half.

Valentine’s Day is the day to show you care, whether you’re an admirer from afar or a coupled-up veteran.

If you’re lacking inspiration to indulge the apple of your eye, our gift guide should give you some romantic food for thought.

Look to these innovative ideas for men, women or together-type presents; from luxurious treats to cheap and cheerful tokens of your affection.

£20 AND UNDER

:: FOR HER

They say the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach, so surely the way to a woman’s affections is via chocolate!

Spell out exactly how much you care with the cute ‘I Love You’ Thorntons cups, £2.50 (www.thorntons.co.uk).

When flowers are her favourite indulgence - but a bunch just isn’t enough - buy her a whole meadow full for only £20. Available from www.goodgifts.org or call 020 7794 8000.

If she’s more of a fan of sumptuous smellies, impress her with a Neal’s Yard Remedies rose gift box, £15. Call 0845 262 3145.

A lady with oodles of jewellery will love QVC’s silver-tone heart-shaped jewellery box by Lori Greiner.

It’s ideal for storing her trinkets, priced £8.49, from www.qvcuk.com or call 0800 504030.

When you’re not there to cuddle, make sure she’s cosy all night long with a white woolly hot water bottle cover with red heart detail, £6.95, from www.dotcomgiftshop.com.

:: FOR HIM

Treat the man in your life to a special morning brew on February 14 in a Valentine’s ‘I Love You’ mug with 3D heart inside, £3 from Woolworths.

Add eggs and bacon for good behaviour.

Constantly losing his keys? Save yourself an hour in the morning helping him search high and low for them with a cute ‘His’ man-shaped key holder, £11.95, from www.paramountzone.com.

If he’s going dapper for a Valentine’s night out, equip him with some ‘Loves Me, Love Me Not’ cufflinks, £9.50 from Marks and Spencer.

Who says manly men can’t pull off pink? Savoy Taylors Guild baby pink boxer shorts with matching cotton bag, £20, are available in selected Moss stores nationwide and Savoy Taylors Guild stores. For stockists call 0207 447 7200.

Make him smile with a loveable hand-decorated gingerbread man complete with big red heart, £2, from John Lewis.