Valentine’s Day Gifts That Show Genuine Care

Valentine’s Day can be a notoriously painful day for people without partners, but it’s time we celebrate it for what it is: an occasion to show genuine care to everyone in your life.

Yes, that includes your partner if you have one, but it’s also about care for friends, care for family, care for your community, and care for yourself. You’re special too, you know!

This Valentine’s Day, honour all of these relationships, not just the romantic ones. To help, we’ve prepared a guide with gift ideas for all the special people in your life.

Gifts for Friends 

Fujifilm Instax CameraLaut Fashion Phone Case

Fujifilm Instax Cameras are the perfect way to document your Galentine’s Day party (or Palentine’s Day, we don’t have to be gender-specific here!) and bring the Instagram aesthetic into the real world. With a selfie mirror and special selfie mode, you and your friends can make sure you’ll snap the perfect shot.

Make it easier to keep track of whose phone is whose next time you’re out by giving your friend a new phone case. Tablet and laptop cases are handy too!

Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair CreamBurt's Bees Lipbalm

The air gets so dry in the winter, so show your pals’ skin and lips some love with hand repair cream or classic beeswax lip balm from Burt’s Bees. Burt’s Bees is well known for being environmentally friendly, and since 2010 have been sending zero waste to landfills from their manufacturing facility and office, so you’ll be showing your love for the earth as well.

Weleda Replenishing Hand CreamWeleda Wild Rose Renewing Lotion

If you’re looking for something a that looks a little more Valentin-y, try the luxurious Weleda Replenishing Hand Cream or the Wild Rose Renewing Lotion

Gifts for Family

Jam Hang Up Bluetooth SpeakerFitbit makes a great Valentine's Day gift

Mornings are tough, so make your family’s mornings a little more fun with a shower speaker. Since these are portable and waterproof, they’re also great to take on day trips to the mountains in the winter and lakes in the summer.

Wearable wellness technology like a Fitbit tells the recipient that you care about their health. They’re great gifts for aging parents or other family members. If you have a Fitbit yourself, then you can also get into some friendly competition over who gets the most daily steps.

Green and Blacks ChocolateZazubean Chocolate

Chocolate is a classic Valentine’s Day gift. You can’t go wrong with chocolate! London Drugs has a ton of options including fair trade organic bars from Green & Black’s and Zazubean.

Gifts for Your Partner

Barry White is classic Valentine's Day musicA Collection of Love Songs for Valentine's Day

While Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be about romantic love, it can be a special day for people in relationships. Get your partner in the right mood to celebrate love with some romantic music from artists like Barry White and Lionel Richie. The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack and For You: A Timeless Collection of Love Songs are great collections for Valentine’s Day featuring more contemporary artists as well.

iHome aroma speaker

You can further set the mood with the iHome Aroma Speaker, which has a built-in fan to diffuse essential oils and fill the room with lovely scents.

The Age of AdelineThe Notebook

Cozy up with your partner and watch a romantic movie together, like The Age of Adeline, About Time, or perennial classic The Notebook.

Fragrances are always a great gift for your valentine. Check out our luxury scents for him and for her.

Gifts for Yourself

LD Colour Changing DiffuserRelaxus Essential Oils Gift Set

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day! Indulge in some self care with a beautiful aromatherapy diffuser and essential oils.

Homedics Foot MassagerHomedics Neck and Shoulder Massager

Pamper your skin with luxury skincare products. Treat yourself to an at-home massage with a Shiatsu foot massager or neck and shoulder massager. They include both heat and pressure to completely relax you.

Eco Tools on the Go Style Kit

And ladies, glam yourself up while staying green with makeup brushes from Eco-Tools. Their products are made from sustainable bamboo handles, recycled packaging, and come in reusable storage trays.

However you choose to show genuine care this Valentine’s Day, we hope you feel the love.

Valentine’s Day Gifting Ideas: A Guide to Getting Personal

So… you give chocolates every year on Valentine’s Day- that wouldn’t be a problem if half the box wasn’t missing. This year, ditch predictable, and get personal. Contrary to popular belief, the stomach isn’t the only way to someone’s heart. Show your sweetheart how well you know them, or take a couple’s stroll down memory lane.

Whether you’re a seasoned romantic, or feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to spicing up V-Day, the London Drugs Photolab has everything to make this year one you and your partner won’t forget.


Fleece Blanket – Personalized with a Heart Photo

You know those photos that warm you from the inside out? Match that feeling from the outside in with fleece lining and a little love. Wrap them up in a moment frozen in time- and give the gift of comfort, in the form of a personalized fleece blanket.


Personalized Valentine’s Day Cards

Is any holiday complete without that Hallmark touch? Your relationship is an original. Nothing down any “greetings” aisle could ever really capture the sarcasm, unique brand of humour, and feelings that make you and yours so special. Speak from the heart, or let a photo do the talking for you- the choice is yours! You can fully customize your card with Valentine’s Day-themed templates, text and personal photos.


Photo Mugs

They might be a caffeine connoisseur or a tea enthusiast – either way, keep things steamy by gifting them a unique, personalized mug. Pick a size that matches their sipping routine: a 14oz for long days at the office, or an 11oz for lazy Sunday mornings.


Aluminum Metal Panels

Make sure your photos withstand the test of time, through even the harshest conditions… just like you two crazy kids! Bright and crisp photos printed on sturdy aluminum metal panels come hang-ready, and are resistant to fading.


Heart Puzzles

Spend a little quality time together this Valentine’s Day. A board game for two is unheard of- instead pour a glass of wine, order a pizza and get puzzling! Put together the pieces to recreate an anniversary, vacation or wedding photo. Our heart-shaped puzzle design makes it extra special for the occasion.


Photo Books

You two wrote your love story, now tell it with vibrant prints, beautifully bound in a hard or soft cover photo book. At the London Drugs Photolab, we review and correct every image, then print them with exceptional ink on high quality paper. Watch those memories that were once just scattered throughout social media or sitting on your hard drive, come to life.


Posters and Collages

Because you just can’t pick one favorite.

Choose the best of the best for a thoughtful photo collage. Liven up any room, and give a heart melting gift of your greatest hits.


Break the cycle of giving the same gift, without having to break the bank! All of our Valentine’s Day products are 10% off  (valid February 2nd-7th, 2018) which is just as sweet as the box of chocolate you’ve already eaten half of…

Happy Valentine’s Day!