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For those who love to love, it’s time to love to give. Valentine’s Day approaches...

Give this beautiful, heart-shaped beauty box with love. Containing ten luxury Sanctuary Spa products, including body wash, lotion, scrub, body butter, hand cream and many more, it’s an ideal Valentine’s Day treat. It’s on special offer at Boots until April 15 for £22 instead of £45 and the box, inspired by 18th century chinoisrie, is designed by artist Frederick Wimslett, a favourite of Kate Moss, and intended to be a keepsake.

Prepare for romance - or simply pamper your skin for the sheer pleasure of it - with indulgent Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, £31.50. It leave your skin deliciously scented and with a seductive sheen. The oil is super-hydrating, too. If you’re also a fan of the brand’s hero product, Pro Collagen Marine Cream, £79, which is packed with marine ingredients and has won numerous beauty awards, persuade someone who really loves you to buy you the Elemis Top to Toe Beauty Skincare Collection, £55. It contains smaller versions of both products, plus their non-abrasive Papaya Enzyme Peel, a body cleansing milk and a facial cleanser, packed inside lilac vanity bag, for £55.

Love is truly in the air this February as luxury fashion house Carven arrives in style to Sheffield. In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, Carven’s fragrance, Le Parfum, will feature on limited edition black cab taxis dashing around the city centre, promoting its exclusive gift with purchase offer at Debenhams and House of Fraser. Buy a 50ml or 100ml perfume and you get a free scented candle, perfect for creating a sensual ambiance. Created by a legendary perfumer, the feminine fragrance containing notes of mandarin blossom, hyacinth, sweet pea, jasmine and ylang ylang resembles a bouquet of freshly cut flowers.

Valentine’s gifts don’t have to plunge your bank account into the red... Baylis and Harding have some lovely affordable gifts. Their five-piece strawberries and cream-scented gift set contains a shower cream, lotion, soap, body wash and body polisher. For men, there’s a £10 grooming gift containing two citrus, lime and mint-scented body products.

It’s the perfect present for a shoe-aholic - a scent created by master shoemaker Jimmy Choo. Launched last weekend, Choo’s FLASH London Club, £41.50 at The Perfume Shop, was created by perfume pioneer Christine Nagel and is a sophisticated, feminine fruity floral with undertones of musk.