How to save your relationship (and thousands of lives) this week

Valentine's Day may well be the most guilt-induced, mass outpouring of romantic sentiment in the calendar, but to cold-shoulder this internationally acknowledged opportunity to spoil your girlfriend can be tantamount to relationship suicide. Thanks to (RED), however, there are two simple purchases you can make this week to remain in her good graces.

Start proceedings with a (Diptyque) RED candle, a limited edition slow-burner infused with vanilla and Rooibos - yes, the very same herbal tea your mum drinks - available at Space NK for £38. It smells so much better than it sounds, and the packaging speaks for itself.

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Then follow it up with a Vintage Love selection from FLOWE(RED) - a new flower delivery service that starts from as little as £20 (including mainland UK postage), and outclasses anything you're likely to cobble together at the local petrol station on your way home from work. This particular arrangement comprises 24 Columbian and antique pink roses, and will set you back £65.

At this point your halo should be as bright as Simon Cowell's veneers, not least because a portion of the profits from the sale of both these items goes direct to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa.