We wanted to collate lots of Valentines gift ideas for you. So when we asked on our Twitter profile if anyone knows of any fabulous British independent businesses who need a shout out this Valentines season, we were literally bowled over with the most marvellous products.
So, we’ll showcase as many as we can here for you:
Personalised ceramic valentines heart
Katie Simpson hand paints these beautiful ceramic ornaments, and personalises each one with your special message. £18 inc delivery. Katie explains that “a personalised message can be written on the back too £3 extra, or left unglazed so the customer can write their own message.”
Contact her via the Instagram page. Made and delivered in a week, so order quick!
Chococo personalised love heart
Choose from 43% Venezuelan milk chocolate or 67% Madagascan dark chocolate, and add up to 25 characters as you order. These hearts are £12.50 plus delivery, and at 18cm across, this is certainly more than all the advent chocolates rolled into one! Order via the Chococo website.
Mummy’s Little Valentine Kid’s top
Sometimes it’s the things that are less obvious and more thoughtful which warm the heart, and this is certainly one of those gifts! Available in ‘Daddy’s Little Valentine’ too. Sizes 6 months to 5 years from WhoopsieDaisieDesign for £12.50.
Nelson’s Gin: Limited Edition Rose and Raspberry
You may have seen our How to wrap a bottle video, featuring Nelson’s Gin, well, they’ve been busy bees, designing a special flavour for Valentines Day. There are 3 options here: buy the bottle on it’s own (£40) or in a special gift box (£47.50), or buy the gift set which has a very beautiful box and two branded gin glasses (£65). We know which we’d prefer! Order via the Nelson’s Gin website.
Burgundy ‘sultry scent’ natural wax candle.
This sounds a bit special, imagine aromatic woods and amber with hints of smoky tobacco and fruity grape for a enveloping sensual experience. OOh la la! (Burn time is 45 hours) £19.95 from On a Wick who have been making candles in the Peak District for 19 years.
Silver Rose, an everlasting token of love
Eps and Amy kindly highlighted this beautiful rose to us, and they’d gone to the trouble to ask the retailer where is was made. Of course, it makes complete sense that this silver plated rose is made in Sheffield! There’s also the ability to have a message engraved on the plate. £14.25 from F.Hinds
Personalised fridge magnets
Whether you’re a couple or a family, you can upload your favourite photos and they’re ready in 1-2 days and only £3.99 delivery, choose from 5, 10 or 20 magnets starting at £19 from Bags of Love
Handmade lavender and geranium soap
Jane at Coconut Blush makes these gorgeous natural soaps using argan oil and cocoa butter to condition and nourish the skin. An ideal bathroom or drawer fragrancer, or a perfect gift for someone you love. How on earth could you use these, they look too pretty! £4.95 plus delivery. Available in 3 other fragrances too.
It’s interesting to note that these labels are made from 100% recycled paper using post-consumer waste from schools and offices in the UK! Which we love, and ties in nicely with our own recycling ethos!