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The Valentine’s Day guide

What to buy, what to wear and where to go this Valentine’s Day

Published on February 10th 2011.

The Valentine’s Day guide

What to buy

For Him:
- Comme des Garcons Play Converse £85 www.harveynichols.com

- The Art of Rebellion book £28 www.magmabooks.com

- Serge Gainsbourg The ultimate best of £14.99 www.picadillyrecords.com

- Comme Des Garçons Play £52 www.herviabazaar.com

- Superhero cuff links £32.50 www.notonthehighstreet.com

- WESC oboe golden headphones £45 www.topman.com

- Jeffery West iPhone skin £40 www.jeffery-west.co.uk

- Marc Jacobs Bang Aftershave balm priced at £28 www.harveynichols.com

For Her:
- Lomography Diana F+ Dreamer camera £50 www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

- Dove Necklace £18 www.junkshopuk.com

- A Vajazzle
The Beauty Spa in Bury is offering a range of treatment packages this Valentine’s and is giving the clients the chance to try out the latest beauty craze of ‘Vajazzling’. Get a manicure, pedicure and a ‘cheeky’ Vajazzle for £40. www.thebeautyspaltd.co.uk

- Love heart tea lights £6 www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

- Ceramic heart £10 www.utilitydesign.co.uk

- David Rozman hair appointment. Click here for latest offers on cuts and colour.

- Manicure and pedicure at The Lowry Spa, Manchester. Click here to save £25.

- Eternal Envy eel skin leather red clutch £49.99 www.eternalenvy.com

For both:
- St Tropez Spray Tans at Macdonald Hotel Spa in Manchester city centre. Click here to get them half price.

- Laser hair removal at sk:n Manchester. Click here for 30 per cent off.

- For Your Eyes Only photo shoot packages. Click here to save £111.

- Yoga and Spa days at Macdonald Hotel Spa, Manchester. Click here for the latest offer.

- Garra fish pedicures at Spa in the City, Manchester. Click here for 2 for 1 offer.

- Cheshire Oaks designer outlet is brimming with Valentine’s gifts for men and women. Click here to see their best offers.

- Treatments at Le Petit Spa at Malmaison, Manchester. Click here to see what’s on offer.

What to wear?

For Him:

- Lightning Jack Tee £35 whitelabelclothing.co.uk

- Striped Jersey £19.99 www.zara.com

- Black skinny chinos £28 www.topman.com

- Me & Yu love birds T-shirt £15 www.meandyu.com

- New Lingwood Moleskin jacket £180 www.houseoffraser.co.uk

- Oliver Sweeney camel blazer £395 www.oliversweeney.com

- Hugo Boss boxer shorts £27 www.figleaves.com

For Her:

- A-line skirt £29.99 www.zara.com

- White Tee £32.00 www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

- Floral print shirt dress £40 www.asos.com

- Studded velvet bag £26 www.asos.com

- Suede wedges £65 www.topshop.com

- Gorgeous Couture Swarovski red dress £149 www.gorgeouscouture.com

- BHS ultimate shapewear £28 www.bhs.co.uk

- M&S padded bra with silk £25 www.marksandspencer.com

Where to go?

- Confidential’s lunchtime love tour £2
The 50 minute lunchtime love tour will start outside Harvey Nichols Manchester at 1pm on Monday 14 February. Expect Manchester love stories of passion and broken hearts with a special ‘effect’ and a special Harvey Nichols treat for every guest. Email Jonathan Schofield here to reserve your place.

- Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Grab a picnic and take in the fresh, Yorkshire air. YSP features both indoor and outdoor sculptures and installations.
Address: West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG

- Evil Eye Lounge
Grab a cocktail or two in this mysterious, bohemian bar. Entrance is through a small shop, which then opens up into a lively bar and eatery. A favourite of Johnny Depp's too.
Address: 42 Stonegate York, North Yorkshire YO1 8AS

- Magical Mystery Tour
Why not take a trip down to Liverpool and indulge in all things Beetle-esque. Highlights include Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields.
Address: Tourist Information Centre, Albert Dock, Liverpool

- Belle Vue Dogs for you and three friends
Get a free night at the dogs for you and three friends. Click here.
Address: Kirkmanshulme Lane, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7BA

- Airkix Indoor Skydiving
Love is literally in the air. Prepare to be spun around - upside down this Valentine’s.Address: 9 Trafford way, Trafford Park, Manchester, M41 7JA

- Weekday hot air balloon ride - Cheshire, Yorkshire
Another one for the extremist. Take a hot air balloon ride across the city and indulge in some amazing sights.
Click here for further details.

- Titanic Health Spa - Huddersfield
Stay overnight in these luxury apartments, and be prepared to be pampered all day. Address: Low Westwood Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5UN

- Smithill Farm - Bolton
Get close to each other this Valentine’s... and close to nature. Most animals roam around freely, allowing you to pet and feed them.
Address: Smithills Open Farm, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Lancashire.

- The Big Wheel - Manchester
With views stretching across Manchester, the big wheel provides the ultimate fairground ferris wheel love seats, only much higher and with better views.
Address: Exchange Square, Manchester city centre

- Stay at the Waterside Hotel, Manchester
Set in groomed gardens and built to an open-plan, modern design with comfortable facilities, the hotel is the perfect location for a romantic break. To get 15 per cent off your stay, click here.

- Eat at Earle in Altrincham
3 a la carte courses + glass of wine: £26. Click here.

- Eat at Beluga in Manchester city centre
3 course a la carte + unlimited wine: £22. Click here.

- Eat at Cafe Istanbul in Manchester city centre: 3 a la carte courses + glass of house wine for £19.99. Click here.

For last minute love gifts from House of Fraser. Click here.

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