Sophie Kate Shops Valentine’s Day at Rushden Lakes

Christmas has been and gone and now it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s day! I always find Valentine’s day a bit tricky, everyone seems to have their own way of celebrating it. Some people go all-out on gifts and celebrations and others just write a nice card. If you’re after a nice card by the way, Paperchase had tons of great ones this year! So today I’m picking out my top 5 Valentine’s gifts for him. Rushden Lakes totally has you covered here, there’s so many different types of shops and new-in items that can make the perfect gift.
  1. Magazines from Magazine Heaven — £5+
If you haven’t popped into Magazine Heaven then you must — they have every type of magazine you could imagine! No matter what your partner’s hobbies and interests are there really is a magazine for him. It’s one of those presents that isn’t huge but is really thoughtful. How often do we really get to sit back with a cup of coffee and read a magazine?  
  1. Jack Wills Wadsworth Slim Fit Plain Oxford Shirt — £54.95
I always think you can’t go wrong with a nice shirt from Jack Wills. They have tons of nice pastel spring colours. My two favourites are the pink and green Wadsworth Slim Fit Plain Oxford Shirt!  
  1. Emporio Armani Stronger with You Eau de Toilette
I love the smell of Stronger with You, it’s a lovely warming smell made up of notes of cardamom, pink peppercorn, and violet leaves. Boots has such a wide range of fragrances if you know there’s another scent he prefers.  
  1. Joules Halmore Suede Chelsea Boots — £89.95
In this gift guide I wanted to feature items for all budgets, and this is definitely a gift for a bigger budget. I think these Joules Chelsea boots are such a nice gift, you can dress them up for a smart casual look or dress them down for the weekend with a pair of jeans!  
  1. L’Occitane CADE Shaving Gel and Balm
Who knew L’Occitane did products for men!? I was really impressed by the mens collection and my top pick is the CADE Shaving Gel and Balm — the perfect gift of a luxury shave!   If you don’t do presents but you like to enjoy a date night together then there’s so many restaurants to choose from at Rushden Lakes. Whether it’s a nice weekend brunch at Jamaica Blue or a meal at Wagamamas, Pizza Express, Wildwood or Five Guys, whatever you’re both in the mood for this Valentine’s day, Rushden Lakes has you covered! Don’t forget to book a table! Fancy a cosy night in instead? Don’t forget to stop off at M&S after you’ve had a stroll around the centre and pick up a Valentine’s meal special offer! They do it every year and it’s always such a good deal… the bottle of wine is a nice bonus! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Valentine’s day edit and I hope you have a lovely day! Don’t forget to keep an eye out on the Rushden Lakes Instagram page for more ideas! Sophie Kate @sophiekateblogs