Article Published: Friday 3rd February, 2023 - 1:30pm
Whether it’s a hint to leave to your loved one or a loving present to yourself, take your pick from our round-up of gifts to set hearts aflutter this Valentine’s Day....
Bedazzled and bejewelled
Whether it’s a stunning sandcast ring, a diamond solitaire pendant or rose gold drop earrings with a hint of colour, Justin Duance Jewellery has a one-off design just made for gifting (even if it’s to yourself!). Long known for his unique designs inspired by the Cornish coastline, Justin Duance’s Off the Bench Peg collection is ideal for those who want something one-off and spectacular but ready to buy in time for Valentine’s Day.
Drink it in
Made with local Cornish barley grown overlooking the Camel Estuary, Padstow Gin has taken on a romantic hue this Valentine’s Day, with the pink-tinged Rose Gin. Combining the delicate spice of pink peppercorns with the decadent scent of roses, it’s the perfect tipple to share with your loved one.
What lies beneath
If there’s ever a time to indulge in new lingerie, it’s Valentine’s Day, and the Love Collection from luxury brand Eres has so many designs to lust after. Lounge luxuriously in this silk satin triangle bra with a delicate lace trim, or choose a nightie embellished with all-over hearts for a real Valentine’s ensemble. eresparis.com
For a creative and personalised pressie, we adore these Love Vouchers from Making Meadows. Fully customisable, the scratch card set features 15 love tokens, each with a creative idea waiting to be revealed. From heartfelt gestures to sweet (or saucy!) date nights, they make a fun expression of your love.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most delectable style by visiting Carbis Bay’s award-winning restaurant and bar, Ugly Butterfly. With spectacular views of the Carbis Bay coastline thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, dine on the Valentine’s Day tasting menu, with an exclusive rose wine pairing, or the afternoon tea with optional free-flowing bubbles. Book yourselves in between 9th and 17th February and prepare to be wowed by the whole delicious experience.
We're huge fans of Emily Nixon's sublime oceanic jewellery. Her Valentine Edit comprises a distinctly romantic selection of jewels in pretty pinks and rose gold, all handcrafted a pebble's throw from the sea in Emily's west Cornwall studio. It's difficult to imagine a dreamier Valentine's present!
We’re big fans of a foodie gift, and nothing is more welcome than gifting your loved one a dessert treat. Flapjackery – artisan flapjacks made in Devon – has created a Valentine’s collection of flapjack selection boxes, complete with white chocolate hearts and Valentine’s messages, so whether you snuggle up in front of the fire to eat them or rug up and pack them as part of a clifftop picnic, they’ll say ‘I love you’ in the sweetest way.
For a truly indulgent spa experience, Scarlet’s Spa Day has a host of combined treatments for you and your loved one to relax together. Try the Couples Attuned Massage and Tula Facial, or the ‘Swim, Soak & Supper’, which also includes the use of the hotel’s private candlelit copper tub, a shared hammam experience or even a rhassoul (a heat bathing ritual involving bathing in essential oils and applying mineral-rich mud). Set on the cliffs in north Cornwall, you’ll be feeling rejuvenated and romantic within minutes of arriving.
Bedruthan Hotel, on Cornwall’s north coast, has a range of gorgeous experiences for you and your betrothed to spend some quality time together, unwinding and dining in luxe surroundings. The ‘Eat, Clay, Love’ experience includes an unforgettable Hammam experience, afternoon tea at The Herring and access to the spa, while ‘Spa & Dine’ sees you relaxing in the thermal spa before enjoying a pleasingly balanced three-course meal. Meanwhile the ‘Partners in Wine’ package, available throughout February and March, offers a break by the sea with dining, yoga and wellbeing classes, use of the swimming pools, steam room, sauna, caldarium, and hydro pool. Sounds dreamy!
Why gift just one present to your loved one this Valentine’s Day, when you could gift seven? Seven Yays advent calendars extend the gift-giving celebrations to a whole week, to keep making your loved one feel special. We love these ready-made boxes Seven Days of Hearts and Kisses and Seven Days of I Love You, and there’s also a host of new love-themed products including soy wax candles, artisan chocolate, vegan beauty products, romantic keepsakes and Date Night coupons in if you want to Create Your Own advent calendar box.
When it comes to thoughtful and simply beautiful Valentine’s gifts, Wanderlust Life’s Valentine’s Day Edit is one you’ll want to send to your loved one as a heavy hint for a much-wanted present! From the delicate Loveline Choker Necklace and romantic Red Quartz Fine Cord Necklace to Pearl Creole Hoops Earrings that would complement a bridal outfit perfectly, the hardest bit will be choosing your favourite.
Wrap up warm
Is there anything more romantic than snuggling under a cosy blanket in front of a crackling fire? Or taking a super-soft blanket down to the beach to keep you warm during a midwinter al fresco picnic by the sea? The gift sets from Atlantic Blankets combine a luxury recycled wool blanket with little treasures such as St Eval candles and Cornish chocolate, so your gift says ‘I love you’ just that little bit more.
Packed full of the tastiest artisan treats from the south-west, the Valentine’s Day Feast Hamper from Devon Hampers is a tip-top taste sensation that will add a wow factor to any romantic picnic for two. Or choose the Valentine’s Cheese and Wine Hamper, which includes a heart-shaped cheese board set – brie-licious!