The Six Colours of Love

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, most of us need a little inspiration to get started.  People will say that it is because they want to show their love, we think sometimes it is because people don’t want to be accused of that heinous crime of not ‘knowing’ their loved one by buying a hugely inappropriate gift.  We admit that socks aren’t exactly sexy and perfume is a flagrant ‘romantic’ gift, but we encourage you to take the heat off and ease the anxiety a little, with The Conran Shop it needn’t be that traumatic.

 

We work on the theory that if they are exceptionally soft socks or the perfume is insanely pretty and in a fancy bottle, the chances are it will be a well received as thoughtful, kind, and a little bit special.  After all, The Conran Shop puts a lot of work into bringing a carefully considered edit of gifts and accessories to your door, you could say that we do the hard work so you can put your feet up.

Love comes in many colours and our guide brings you the six love styles that typify our most comment relationships, it covers everything from lust to obsession, sentimentality to fluttery tummy butterflies.  Check out our Love guide for the ultimate edit of gifts to suit all personalities, a little highlight of the newest and most exciting brands online at The Conran Shop.

 

AGAPE

Unconditional love that is offered without thought of personal gain. This spiritual love is the most considerate and thoughtful of unions; an altruistic love that indulges in deeply personal whims and fancies and matches personalities perfectly. This orange Leather Playing Card Pouch is ideal for inspiring some friendly competition and long-lasting memories.

The Six Colours of Love: Agape

The Six Colours of Love: Agape

 

EROS

The love that bursts with overwhelming sensuality and emotion. Eros is all about extravagance and indulgence, breath-taking passion and sweet sentiment in equal measures. A heavily tactile love that enriches and incites emotion at every stage. A box of chocolates is the perfect gift but make sure they are extra special. Step up Coco Chocolatier with its Rhubarb & Ginger Milk Chocolate Bar. Very sweet, very pretty and highly romantic.

The Six Colours of Love: Eros

The Six Colours of Love: Eros

 

LUDUS

The love of the player.  Light-hearted, lustful and oozing with fun and frivolity, this love is heady and intense and geared up for optimum enjoyment.  We are talking about quick bursts of romance and grand gestures of of passion and fiery emotion.  The perfect gift for the Ludic lover, this L’Erudit Mobile from Volta is a sophisticated and stylish design with serious panache and classic charm in bucket loads.

The Six Colours of Love: Ludus

The Six Colours of Love: Ludus

 

MANIA

As it says on the tin, the love of drama and power.  Manic love is full of obsession and possession, it is emotionally tense and characterised by highs and lows.  Manic love is all about force of feeling and energetic, punchy gestures of love and fixation.  This Velvet Peony Scented Candle from Urban Apothecary is an emblematic gift, symbolic of passion and intensity.

The Six Colours of Love: Mania

The Six Colours of Love: Mania

 

PRAGMA

Built on compatibility and effortless companionship, this is the love of logic.  You share common life goals and relish a simple relationship without upset.  The pragmatic lover enjoys the security that comes from a partner who can tick the right boxes, no matter how practical or resourceful.  These Après Ski Lupinus Earrings are the perfect gift for any jewellery enthusiast and will make a unique addition to their collection.

The Six Colours of Love: Pragma

The Six Colours of Love: Pragma

 

STORGIC

The love between best friends that blossoms into a lifelong union.  This love is harmonious and built on mutual respect and adoration, a relaxed and contented alliance that feels as easy and comfy as your favourite pair of slippers.  This sweet Bimble Figurine is a must-have for anyone with a love of classic design.

The Six Colours of Love: Storgic

The Six Colours of Love: Storgic

 

This is just the tip of the Valentine’s iceberg; you can take a look at the rest of our Valentine’s gift edit here.  With hundreds of new products to whet your appetite for romance, you can be sure to find something for every colour of love.

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