What to buy for yourself this Valentine’s Day

Why not treat yourself with these old and new finds on Valentine's Day? You deserve it!

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A (very) brief history of Valentines Day

The history of Valentine’s Day is somewhat of a mystery but the earliest accounts date back to the Ancient Roman festival, Lupercalia. Far from the lover’s holiday it is today, during this celebration, shepherds sacrificed elderly goats to bring health and fertility to their new livestock.

Some thank Geoffrey Chaucer, the mouthpiece of courtly love, for the creation of February 14th in his famous poem The Parliament of Fowls.

However, the most popular account of the holiday’s origin is certainly more romantic. In 270 AD, a priest named Valentine was executed on 14th February by Emperor Claudius II for performing secret marriage ceremonies on Roman battlefields. During his time in prison he healed the jailer’s blind daughter and on the night before his execution gave her a hand-written letter, signed ‘From your Valentine’.

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Bxxlght ‘You had me at hello’ poster

Bxxlght You Had Me At Hello poster

£70, Harvey Nichols
harveynichols.com

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Mottled glass light shade

MOTTLED GLASS SHADE, Agapanthus Interiors

£120, Agapanthus Interiors
agapanthusinteriors.com

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Crumble Snuggler by Loaf at John Lewis & Partners in Clever Velvet Dusty Rose

Crumble Snuggler by Loaf at John Lewis, Clever Velvet Dusty Rose

£1,449, John Lewis & Partners
johnlewis.com

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‘You Go Girl’ mug

You go girl mug, Oliver Bonas

£12, Oliver Bonas
oliverbonas.com

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Printed journal

Printed Journal, Anthropologie

£16, Anthropolgie
anthropologie.com

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Vintage Welsh tapestry blanket

Vintage Welsh Blanket, Decorative Collective

£325, Cooling & Cooling at Decorative Collective
decorativecollective.com

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Serious Business Woman tee

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£34, Bando
uk.bando.com

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Lightly foxed blush pink mirror

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£85, Vintage on the Vine at The Hoarde
thehoarde.com

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Deia print PJ set

DEIA PRINT LONG PJ SET

£150, Desmond & Dempsey
desmondanddempsey.com

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Small cream and pink stripe Kilim cushion

Small Cream & Pink Stripe Kilim Cushion
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£75, Ceraudo
ceraudo.com