St Valentine's is for dining à deux
House of Fraser
St Valentine's Day is never complete without a toast to love. Crack open a bottle of Krug Rosé (£112.40 a half - bottle from Berry Bros & Rudd; www.bbr.com) and enjoy the seductive bubbles bursting from these golden-edged champagne glasses (right) from Pied a Terre's Odette range (from £8 each at House of Fraser; 020 7003 4000; www.houseoffraser.co.uk).
Then set the scene for a romantic dinner à deux with this Persia Jade dinnerware (left) by Pied a Terre (also from House of Fraser, as before).
The pretty green of the china is offset (£6.50 for a side plate, £9 dinner size) against Sweetheart table linen, covered in softly stencilled red hearts, by New House Textiles (£45; www.newhousetextiles.co.uk).
Love in a box
Ladurée macaroons and chocolates
Save some sweetness for Ladurée's Yazbukey Valentine gift box (£14 for six macaroons you can select your favourite flavours) while their Love box has a selection of heart-shaped dark and milk chocolates (left; £11).
Find them at Ladurée in Burlington Arcade, W1 (020 7491 9155), at Ladurée in Harrods (020 3155 0111), or visit www.laduree.com for more details.
Whether you dream of romance, your treasured loved one or someone else's loved one, Emma Bridgewater's Nice Dream mugs guarantee you'll start the day with happier thoughts.
Nice Dream pink and blue boxed set, £32. Tor details of Emma Bridgewater stockists, call 020 7371 5489 or visit www.emmabridgewater.co.uk.
Sweet as sin
A Seven Deadly Sins candle in Lust is sure to kindle desire. A vibrant blend of neroli, sandalwood, rose, pink lotus, verbena, bergamot, clove, cinnamon, amberette and costus, the candle is based on the 16th century "Peau d'Espagne" formulas, thought to evoke the smell of heated, carnal flesh.
The Lust Seven Deadly Sins Candle costs £80, from Liberty (020 7734 1234; www.liberty.co.uk).
A hot date
If your planned Valentine's night of romance goes horribly
wrong, you can always curl up with a deliciously comforting set of cashmere socks and a hot-water bottle (left) from Amara. The set, by Johnstons of Elgin, costs £97. Call 0800 587 7645, or visit www.amara.co.uk).