Lingerie Accessory Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2018
Satin eye mask by Oh Là Là Chéri
by Estelle Puleston
When it comes to popular Valentine’s Day gifts, lingerie has to be up there in the top three – flowers, chocolates and fancy underthings. And it’s no wonder when you consider how perfect it is for this most romantic day of the year. Lingerie is a luxurious and intimate gift idea, and one that couples can enjoy together.
Yet for those not used to buying their partner lingerie, the idea can seem a little daunting. With such a huge array of styles available, where do you even begin? And what if you don’t know your giftee’s size?
Berry Forbidden & Midnight Seduction masks by Nevaeh Intimates
That’s where lingerie accessories come in. These smaller treats can be equally indulgent (especially if presented in a pretty gift box!), and are undoubtedly easier to shop for. Here are some reasons to treat your other half to a lingerie accessory or three this Valentine’s Day…
One size fits all
Holly eye mask by The Giving Bride
From sleep masks to nipple pasties, you don’t even need to think about sizing when buying the vast majority of lingerie accessories. They simply come in ‘one size’. At worst, you might encounter a choice between Small, Medium and Large.
Nocturnal harness by Fleur of England
Marie choker and panty set by Fantasy Lingerie
Lace arm cuffs by Oh Là Là Chéri
Of course, lingerie accessories are available for every price range, from the easily affordable to the super luxe. But generally speaking, it’s cheaper to treat your loved one to a harness and matching pasties than it is to buy a bra and brief set. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s treat that won’t break the bank, this may be the option for you.
Embroidered cuffs by Nevaeh Intimates
Long sheer gloves by What Katie Did
A bit of boudoir fun
Art Deco garter set by Bordelle
If you’re thinking about introducing your partner to something a little sexier than their usual, but aren’t sure how they’ll react, a small accessory can seem less intimidating than a full lingerie look such as a basque set and stockings.
A harness or garters for example can be worn with any lingerie set they already own, but instantly transform it into something a bit more special. And if you’re after something subtly erotic, an eye mask can be just a pretty sleeping aid, or a blindfold!
April capelette by The Giving Bride
A few last bits of advice
Matilde nipple pasties by Playful Promises
Do consider your giftee’s style of course – long gloves pair well with someone who’s got a retro style vibe for example. Overall though it’s much easier to buy someone something they’ll love when it can be paired with pretty much any lingerie of their choosing. If in doubt, try to pick out an accessory that matches a bra set or nightwear they already own.
And as always when shopping for gifts, check the retailer’s return policy. It’s often extended for orders placed in the run up to Valentine’s Day, but be aware that certain lingerie accessories such as hosiery or pasties may come with a final-sale policy. Especially if you’re considering something your giftee doesn’t usually wear, you want to be fully informed before you make a purchase – but fingers crossed they’ll love it!