Updated: Feb 4
Not sure what to surprise your family and friends with this Valentine’s Day? I have picked out 10 incredible Valentine's Day gift and experience ideas to help show your loved ones you care.
All of these have been created by my favorite small businesses, some are local to Bedfordshire and others are in surrounding areas or UK Wide so make sure you check them all out.
From wellness through to grazing boxes, unique experiences to sweet treats, I have got you covered in this handy guide!
Well seeing as this is my personal blog I could not go without mentioning my own product could I?
Liquid Mobile Bar - In 2020 I decided to focus on our Collection. So I introduced a number of ready to pour bottle options ranging from milkshakes to cocktails. Then in October 2020 I brought out Cocktail Kits that went down a treat!
Our Valentine's Cocktail Kits are perfect for all occasions to enjoy with multiple friends or with a small group of loved ones! You can add a live masterclass or pre-recorded video to enhance your experience!
There are 4 Kit varieties and up to 3 cocktails to pick from - so check them out and do something exciting while creating some fabulous memories in style this year.
COX Box Wellness - was created in lockdown 1.0 when I wanted to create an element of salon experience at home! Using the purest, highest therapeutic grade of essential oils available, my products work at the highest vibration to help you in everyday life, whether it’s Lavender based products helping to get yourself into a deep, restorative sleep or finding mental focus and clarity using our Eucalyptus essential oil rollerball, there’s an oil for everything!
Our Valentine’s gifting is a collaboration of new products, working with small local business like myself and keeping things as inexpensive as possible!
Himalayan Salt Tealight holders give a beautiful warm glow and have a number of health benefits when placed in the home - great for cleaning the air and increasing energy! Teamed up with Ethereal Tarrot for a gentle red clary sage scented Tealight.
What’s in then box?
•Rose Quartz Crystal - the stone of love! Opening the heart chakra to universal love- keep close to you for emotional support.
•ChocoBlocks milk chocolate decorated pop.
• Love heart sweets
CK Creations UK was born during the first lockdown by my sister and I. After making homemade gifts for years for our friends and family we ventured into candles which became a big hit, so we took it further. Personalisation is at the heart of what we do. We launched a hugely successful Christmas range for 2020 and with such positive customer feedback we have decided to launch a gorgeous new Valentine’s Day themed range, including personalised candles messaging ‘You Are My Favourite’ and ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’. We also offer bespoke consultations to work with our customers to create their own unique personalisation elements, from labels to personalised gift notes, to create your perfect candle (to either treat yourself or a loved one)
Our candle glasses come in either Black or White Matt with a large variety of scents; our top two sellers being Espresso Martini and Lemongrass and we have added a valentines special; Belgium Chocolate. Our candles are perfect for any occasion, with gift wrapping available. We can deliver directly to you, or to your recipient. Treat your Valentine, or Galentine this February with CK Creations!
bitearound_theworld - Hertfordshire based Grazing Boxes, Platters & Tables
Our Bite & Graze valentines menu is now ready to pre order for the 13th & 14th February and will be available for contact free deliveries for Hitchin & surrounding areas.
We have 2 special menus available - Valentines Brunch & Valentines Savoury & Sweet! The brunch is a build your own bagel brunch box with the most delicious fillings including smoked salmon, cream cheese and all the trimmings and the Savoury and Sweet is a luxury box with our most popular cheeses, honeycomb and all your favourite bits plus a hint of sweet too including chocolate dipped strawberries, homemade dark chocolate pomegranate & raspberry buttons, yoghurt coated cranberries & lavender shortbread.
All information including full menus & pricing is on our website.
Click here to book & find out more on our website. (Hitchin & surrounding areas.)
Under The Stars UK - Under The Stars was launched at the start of 2021 during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately a lot of people have missed out on big occasions since the pandemic started, big birthdays, engagements, weddings, baby showers and many more. We hope to bring some light into these weird times by providing an experience to enjoy with loved ones and when we’re allowed to again friends also!
We offer experiences such as date night in an igloo with a 360 view of the stars above you, movie nights in a boho style bell tent the list goes on and we plan to add more to this as time goes by! All packages can be bespoke if you have a special occasion so any ideas you have throw our way and we’ll see what we can do! Head over to our socials to check out our different packages.
Imagine Bakehouse - Imagine Bakehouse - Born from the love of gifting personalised treats. We wanted to make people feel happy and positive during lockdown. We donate 10% of our profits to Mind charity as it’s a charity close to our hearts.
Personalisation is at the core of what we do. We specialise in mixed treat boxes and bespoke orders, consisting of brownies, cookies, doughnuts and chocolate items. We’re always open to new ideas and work with our customers to create something special.
All You Need is Love Treat Box! Delicious, gooey brownies, moreish biscuits made to order & heart shaped hot choc bombs. Perfect decadent treat! Personalise any text and colour for your biscuits and choose your brownies flavour.
Mimi and Lu - Fun and pretty party decor. Bringing the show stopping decorations to any event. Balloons, flower walls, planning and styling. We’re always looking for the newest craze or trying to create it ourselves (thinking balloon trees here). We love what we do and the people we get to do it with. Happiest with a balloon pump in hand.
For our Valentines offering we have the following -25 Red ceiling balloons, 25 Red floor balloons, 4 Red foil heart balloons, Rose petal pack!
ftloveofdance - How about a little romantic Valentine's gift, a break from the new norm and groundhog day, or a Lockdown project with your beau.You might even be planning a valentines proposal and looking for some inspiration!
3 hours of private online Dance lessons or one hour. First hour could be taken on 14th Feb throughout the day, or to suit your date night plans, subject to availability, and then schedule in the remaining hours in following weeks.
Choose from some gorgeous romantic styles or tell me your favourite song and I'll tell you which style will suit your song:
Ami Louisa Photography - I’m a full-time freelance photographer, specialising in wedding photography. My photography style is all about definition and contrast, capturing genuine moments that tells the authentic story of your wedding day. I look for the connections shared between you, the happy tears, the belly laughs and those sparkly eyed glances.
Romantic Picnic Valentines shoot .30 minute mini shoot to celebrate your relationship! Filled with laughter and joy, relaxed posing and prosecco 🥂 Why you should : Because 2020 sucked and we've all been through so much, not to mention give us something lovely to look forward to! What's included : Cute picnic set up, prosecco and strawberries, a dozen red roses, between 20-25 high resolution photos, one 10x8" luxury mounted print, helpful tips sheet and what to wear guide I have a beautiful location that works perfectly for this shoot in St Albans but it could be done somewhere closer to you or even in your back garden
Get your name on the waitlist + pay a £15.00 deposit before February 14th and you'll receive 15% off your session!
Dom Plays Sax - This Valentine's Day will be like no other. But we will not let lockdown get in the way of love with a DomPlaysSax Valentines Saxogram.
Your valentine's day can have an added sparkle delivered by Dom as he reads a loving message to your special someone before performing a delightful love song to melt their heart. This is the perfect start to your Valentines from Home or will act as the perfect gift to make a memory in your loved ones heart. To find out more and to book your Valentines Saxogram, head to:
Valentines Saxogram - Song from Dom’s Repertoire(UK Wide)
Valentines Saxogram - Bespoke Song (UK Wide)
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Thank you all for reading, have a wonderful Valentine's Day.