I’m not really one to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I’m here for anything that will help with the lockdown monotony. Many of our local businesses have created products for Valentine’s Day in lockdown, so here’s my list of gifts and ideas to surprise your loved one.
Jewellery You’ll Love (and so will the planet)
Bluebell Lane as created an eco-conscious collection of jewellery perfect for giving to someone you love this Valentine’s Day. I’m in love with the hammered heart hoops and the celestial squares matching set (produced with recycled sterling silver).
Takeaway Dinner Date
The Fox Inn have a special Valentine’s Day Offer which includes 2 courses for two, with a bottle of white wine, red wine or Prosecco for £40. The Fox have a range of burgers to choose from or a roast dinner (veggie options available) – yum!
Blissfully in love? From Suffolk With Love have beautiful boxes full of locally sourced goodies for your Valentine. The Bliss Box features a lip and body butter, soap and shampoo bar, Pump Street Bakery Chocolate bar, candle and bath bomb, for a truly indulgent gift.
The Bearded Bloke Box will be a thoughtful present for the man in your life. Including a soap and shampoo bar, tin of Woodland beard balm, Adnams Chocolate bar and a book.
Honey Bee Soap
Framlingham Soap Company have created a Honey Bee Soap that will make a lovely little treat for Valentine’s Day. The heart print replicates the honeycomb for an added romantic touch.
A Valentine’s Treat Box for those with a sweet tooth! The box from Cantley Bakes includes three chocolate fudge cakesicles, a cookie dough heart and a chocolate covered Oreo. These can be delivered anywhere in the UK.
Time to relax
Some shameless self-promotion right here! Treat your loved one to a relaxing break reading our guide to Suffolk in the winter months. 132 pages of local businesses and beautiful imagery. The perfect coffee table magazine!
Revalution has launched a ‘Self-Love’ collection for Valentine’s Day – treat yourself, your partner or a friend to a tee, sweatshirt or loungewear from this local fashion designer.
For the plant-lover
Potty About Plants have a number of Valentine’s Day gift ideas to offer as an alternative to a bouquet. The Love Basket is a heart shaped basket filled with moss and succulents, a faux rose and chocolates, or you can have these shaped in to your partner’s initial. The Love Pot is a plant of your choice with a faux red rose, heart shaped and love bug chocolates and a heart on a stick. The other option is to go all out with a handmade terrarium!
Karen Leonard Designs has created a cute heart ring dish. A gorgeous gift for a jewellery lover. Karen produces handmade fine silver jewellery and airdried clay home accessories.