Valentine's Day

5 of the best last-minute Valentine’s gifts that give back

Whether it’s for you or a loved one, here are five Irish-made Valentine’s gifts that you can still win the day with

Grá Chocolates features stunning colours in 12 delectable flavours

For the wine lover

Connemara Wine & Design Co. do lovely luxury gift sets that come into their own for Valentine's Day. Their Mountain Range Kiss set is a tribute to the view of Mweelrea Mountain, the highest peak in the province of Connaught, and features either red or white wine, Noo Artisan hand-crafted heart chocolates; the Home Moment Self Love Candle and a C Beauty shea butter lip balm, all beautiful presented. €75 from

For feelgood skincare

Featuring a 100 per cent compostable and biodegradable box grown from mycelium technology for a carbon-negative, sustainable skincare set, Irish skincare brand Nunaia’s Ground and Glow Skin Ritual comes with Nourishing Radiance Serum 30ml - to restore radiance and hydration to the skin, Superfood Cleansing Balm 100ml to deeply cleanse and nourish, Facial Cleansing Oval to lift away daily impurities and their signature Nunaia Ritual Guide for greater calm and balance. Ground and Glow Skin Ritual Set, €126, nunaï

For the mood-setter

This is the perfect failsafe with La Bougie’s Chocolat candle a surefire Valentine’s hit. The Irish brand is best in class; their candles offer a longer, especially even burn time and each scent we’ve tried strikes an artful balance of power and subtlety. This candle, says La Bougie perfumer Lucy Hegerty, features “dark traces of chocolate woven with hypnotic jasmine absolute to create a perfume that will surprise in its complexity.” La Bougie Chocolat candle, €30

For the night owl

Cotton CandyIrish sleepwear brand Moon+Mellow goes from strength to strength, with a new resort collection due this March. Right now, however, the Cliona O’Brien-founded brand has all the inspiration required for V-Day, including this Flora Pink organic cotton voile pyjama set, the kind of present certain to be gratefully received. Shop it, and the collection, including a limited selection of discounted archive pieces. Cotton Candy’s Flora Pink organic cotton voile pyjama set, €200,

For the chocoholic

The Sweet Love Box by Galway’s Grá Chocolates features stunning colours in 12 delectable flavours including white, dark or milk chocolate. From the silky-smooth Hot Stuff to an uplifting and zesty Fineapple, the mix is fun and playful. Sweet Love Box, €35,