Esther N McCarthy gets lovestruck for hearty homeware ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Aldi have dropped a whole pile of Valentine’s themed goodies in stores right now. These DAB and FM Radios caught my eye.
They’re €39.99 and come with Bluetooth output, LCD display with backlight. It’s also got an alarm built in.
We love the hearts design for the week that’s in it, but they also come in cream, floral or duck egg blue designs. For more information see aldi.ie
This ceramic love heart trinket tray is cute and functional. A nice place to drop a new piece of jewellery perhaps? It’s from dotcomgiftshop and yours for €4.50. dotcomgiftshop.com
If you like to keep your public displays of affection on the down low, then we’ve found the gift for you. Deliver a morning mug of tea in this I Hate you the Least mug and let the cat do the talking. It’s from April and the Bear for €14. aprilandthebear.com
If baking’s your thing, then show your beloved you’re sweet for them by making a lovely heart-shaped cakes. Chocolate, obviously. Homesense Ireland have these on-topic baking tins in their Cork store in Patrick Street for €5.99. www.homesense.ie
You can’t have a romantic night in without a candle flickering in the background. Choose Irish company Max Benjamin’s offering from their Impressions of Love range. This candle in a glass is €24.95. Available from Kilkenny stores and at maxbenjamin.ie
Get in the mood for love by throwing a few special soft furnishings around the place, we spotted this velvet heart pillion in the Flying Tiger Copenhagen store in Cork, it’s €6 and you can find out more at flyingtiger.com
Penney’s have a whole pile of V-day products dropping in stores at the moment, we like this heart shaker frame, it’s €4 in stores nationwide. www.primark.com
Decorate the room accordingly with this beautiful bunting that won’t break the bank, it’s €0.99 from Aldi stores nationwide. www.aldi.ie