LOVE – a universal feeling that can be expressed in every language. For the longest time, people worldwide have used Valentine’s Day to spoil their romantic partners with decadent confectionery, sensational garments, and luxurious bouquets. However, the sentiment around how this special day is celebrated continues to evolve.
While these romantic displays of love will always be at the heart of Valentine’s Day, this year we invite you to celebrate your family members, the friends you have on speed dial, the colleagues who are there to listen to those date-night stories after your Teams call, the little ones who look up to you, and last but certainly not least, yourself. Consider a few of our absolute must-haves for Valentine’s Day 2023 below, but thankfully the sky is the limit, because there’s loads more in store and love knows no bounds.
Now if you really want to impress, we recommend you get one of the two Limited Edition Chuckles® Heart Tins. Keep it simple with the traditional Chuckles® colour palette or choose the tin featuring gorgeous artwork created in collaboration with Nardstar*, an accomplished Cape Town-based mural artist, another example of Woolies living up to the promise of supporting local. Another gifting must-have is the easy-to-use Flapjack Kit which comes with two heart-shaped, silicone flapjacks moulds, flapjacks mix and a chocolate sauce mix.
If that special someone loves sweet surprises, spoil them with a Marshies Box. These delicious marshmallow pies are coated with real chocolate, made from 100% responsibly sourced cocoa and free-range eggs.
Sultry and sensational. That’s how you will feel when wrapped up in the Single Satin and Lace Padded Cup Bodysuit which is available in ruby red. For those who love being cheeky, start your date night with the Satin and Lace G-string paired with a matching Satin and Lace Plunge Bra. Whether you plan on having a cute PJs party with the squad, or spend the evening binging a series with a glass of wine alongside the company of your furry friend, the matching Valentine’s inspired PJs set by JT One, or the Valentine’s Day Heart Tee and matching shorts are the perfect sets to relax in and are made from responsibly sourced cotton.
How does an evening of pampering sound? The range of WBeauty bath and body products, which are vegan friendly and locally made, will elevate your senses for a fuss-free night in. The WBeauty Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Bath Bomb Duo is made with nourishing sunflower oil, deeply cleansing kaolin clay, and tapioca starch, for soft, moisturised and silky-smooth skin. Other options in the range to level-up your bath soak are the WBeauty Valentine’s Bath Slab and WBeauty Valentine’s Day Bath Rocks. Throw these into the stylish yet practical Valentine’s Day Flat Heart Shaped Purse and voila! You have the perfect gift for mom, granny, your daughter, or anyone who could do with a little extra love. To ensure a good night’s sleep, treat yourself, or a friend, to the WBeauty Valentine’s Day Sateen Mask which is locally made with ethically sourced fabrics and is non-irritating to the skin.
Roses are red, violets are blue and if you don’t have the words to express your love, a beautiful bouquet from Woolies will do. The Lover’s Bunch, which features a classic set of red roses, and the Cupid’s Arrow Bouquet, which flaunts a combination of exquisitely arranged red roses and St. Joseph Lilies, should be high on your list. You may also like the 14cm Potted Roses, presented in a unique pot cover with a water wick system for easy caring at home – another thoughtful way to share the love of longevity. If you have many special people you would like to spoil, then be sure to pick up a few Single Red Roses before they sell out. The Orchid White and Orchid Berry are also pretty flowers that will blossom multiple times in their lifetime, serving as a consistent reminder to whomever you gift, that they are loved beyond special occasions.
Another thing we can all agree on is the excitement of opening a gift. Imagine the smile on your special person’s face when you hand them a Valentine’s Day Gift Bag and inside is a cute “You are my happy place” or Golden Hearts mug that you picked especially for them. These lovely mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe, and the gift bags are FSC® mix certified, which means they are sourced from responsibly managed forests, recycled materials, as well as other controlled sources, and are available in an assortment of sizes to accommodate every budget.
The spirit of Valentine’s Day can also be shared with family, so make your little ones feel extra loved with a cute outfit for civvies day. The Younger Girls’ Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Day Dress will have your girl child smiling all the way to school. The day might get a little chilly so keep her snug and warm in the Older Girls’ Always and Forever Crewneck. Matching sets are the most adorable way to showcase your special bond with a partner, friend or child. Shop the Women’s & Younger Girls’ Love Valentine’s Day Crewneck and Baby Love Valentine’s Day Suit with comfort stretch. For the boys, shop the Younger & Older Boys’ Valentine’s Day Love Slogan PJs Set.
And if it’s something fluffy you’re looking for, give your little one, significant other or furry friend something to remember you by, with the Small or Large Pawfect Bestie Plush Toy.
Whether you are shopping for the girl about town, your lover, friends, or family, Woolies has a range of exceptional quality products to make your Valentine’s Day celebration extra special. With all these goodies on offer, you can say “I love you”, “Kea go rata” or “Ndiyakuthanda” without saying a word. Explore this love-inspired range by popping into your nearest Woolworths store or visit www.woolworths.co.za to shop online.