5 gifts you should be getting your girlfriend instead of chocolates 5 years ago

5 gifts you should be getting your girlfriend instead of chocolates

Brought to you by Boots Ireland. 

Are you all at sea when it comes to buying a Valentine’s gift for your girlfriend?


We know it’s stressful. Lots of men have an involuntary panic attack when they wander into the perfume section of a department store or find themselves in the beauty products aisle.

Buying chocolates may be a default option but wouldn’t you rather buy her something that she'll actually appreciate? We’ve taken one for the team and done a little research to bring you this guide to gifts that women actually want.

1. No7 Illuminated Makeup Mirror, €27.99


Your girlfriend won't expect you to know anything about illuminated mirrors but it's an ideal present for the glamorous woman in your life.

The gadget fans among you will be impressed to hear that it comes with a dimmer for the light settings, a magnification setting and a swivelling motion. It's also reduced from €69.99 so you’re getting great value for money.

2. Oral-B GENIUS 9000 electric toothbrush, €390


This stylish rose gold toothbrush is one for the woman who wants to enjoy premium products. It may look pretty but it’s also a serious piece of kit.

It offers six cleaning modes and comes with four brush heads, a premium travel case and a charger. It’s a great way to treat the girlfriend or wife who has everything.

3. Soap & Glory Soaper Woman Gift Set, €22


This is a slam dunk when it comes to presents that women love. It features a Foam Call Shower and Bath Body Wash, a Butter Yourself Smoothing Body Cream and a suds-boosting body polisher. That won’t mean a lot to you but your girlfriend will love it.

4. Calvin Klein Eternity Moment, EDP, 100ml, €43.25

Perfume can be a bit of a mystery to men but you can’t go wrong with this classic scent. Not to mention the fact that it’s currently reduced from €86.50, so you’ll get extra brownie points for "splashing out" on something special.

5. Remington S9600 Silk Hair Straightener, €45.00


Hair straighteners are a pretty big deal to a lot of women. They constantly mention them in conversation and they can spend an inordinate amount of time playing with them.

These straighteners are another bargain, having been reduced from €99.99. The stats are also impressive. It’s ready to use in 10 seconds, making it the fastest straightener around, and it’s also the hottest straightener going.

Need a little inspiration on how to treat your loved ones this Valentine’s Day? Boots Ireland has a range of great gift ideas to suit that special lady or man in your life.

You can also save up to half price on selected fragrances and products in-store. Happy shopping! 

Brought to you by Boots Ireland.