Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your loved ones but you don’t have to get duped by the big retail chains into buying the obligatory flowers, chocolates and cheesy card. If you want something more personal that comes from the heart, then you’ll need to shop around for something unique from an independent retailer.
To give you some inspiration, here are our top 3 Valentine’s gift ideas for both men and women from brands we love, all of which we sell at our boutique gift shop in Haworth, West Yorkshire, and online at www.daisy-days.co.uk.
Treat your soulmate to some everlasting Soulmate Socks for Valentine’s Day
Here at Daisy Days, we LOVE Soulmate Socks. Their ethos is that “life’s too short for matching socks” and their extremely comfortable socks made from recycled cotton come in multi-patterned, slightly mismatched designs. The kids and babies ones even come with odd spare pairs so you never have to spend time matching them up again! They make a gorgeous gift for both men and women and come in a wide range of designs. The Dragonheart Vermont ones are particularly appropriate for Valentine’s Day with their red and black design. At just £14, they are such good quality, they’ll last forever – hopefully just like your relationship! Why not get yourself a matching pair and snuggle up on the sofa in them together!
Light up your lovers’ life with a Kate Lycett lantern for Valentine’s Day
As well as quirky international brands like Soulmate Socks, we also focus on stocking boutique brands and designers that are local to our shop in Yorkshire’s Bronte Country. Local artist Kate Lycett lives and works in nearby Hebden Bridge painting beautiful landscapes and townscapes in rich colours, thread and gold leaf. We love her gorgeous paper lanterns, which have a really romantic feel and will make a lovely addition to your Valentine’s Day evening meal and as a home accessory to keep and treasure. At just £14.50, the ones we sell on our website are a bargain!
Home is where the heart is this Valentine’s Day
Looking for something similar to the lantern but slightly more pricey for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Miho’s beautiful 3D decorative wall art will brighten up any room – and is bound to put a smile on your partner’s face. Made from natural and environmentally friendly materials with non-toxic inks, they come flat packed and are easy to assemble without the need for glue. We’ve chosen three of their designs that we think are particularly fitting for Valentine’s Day, including this decorative flower, to sell on our website but we have many more styles and sizes in store.
Your lover will love Kinky – yet comfortable – Knickers for Valentine’s Day
We know that underwear is a Valentine’s Day cliché but we couldn’t help giving a mention to the Kinky Knickers handmade lingerie range that we currently have on sale. The range was brought to market by retail expert Mary Portas who wanted to create her own entirely British made lingerie fashion brand, designed with comfort in mind. The gorgeous cami tops and matching knickers that we sell are glamourous but comfortable and come with a little hidden message inside!
Dote on your DIY lover this Valentine’s Day
Does your loved one love a bit of DIY? Grand Illusions vintage paints are water-based and have a very high chalk content, making them perfect for turning a piece of tatty old furniture into a delightful piece of romantic vintage loveliness. Whether you want to paint a piece for your partner as a Valentine’s treat or give them what they need to create their own, we stock the full range of paint colours as well as all the extras, including brushes and waxes. The starter kits make a great gift for just £13.95.
If you live in Yorkshire and can make it to our shop, we stock a huge selection of gifts and cards. Or if you live further afield, why not whisk your loved one for a romantic weekend away in the historic village of Haworth and visit our shop and sister café and pottery painting studio, Cobbles and Clay.
It’s a staple gift that everyone will have received at least once in their life … socks! For some they may translate as a “I-didn’t-know-what-to-get-you-so-I-thought-I’d-play-it-safe” gift, but we think socks are far more than just a practical to keep your toes warm.
Socks can be an expression of personality as well as a way to add a little quirkiness to your outfit. And they don’t have to be boring – the right pair of socks can be a luxury item! Research shows that receivers of socks at Christmas are far from under-whelmed by them. In fact, they are often cited as a favourite gift.
We have a lovely collection of handmade, luxury socks at Daisy Days boutique gift shop in Haworth. Some have journeyed from Ireland and others are made right here in Yorkshire. Here’s a little bit of background to help you pick the perfect pair for your loved one this Christmas!
Avoca – Ah the luck of the Irish! Avoca’s colourful designs became the trademark for the company in the early days and it’s something which is very much still apparent today. Avoca have a sock for anyone; the Hill Knee Socks are ideal for the stylish hiker, Gosling Socks add a fanciful touch to any outfit and Pansy socks remind you of summer!
West Yorkshire Spinners – Although these gorgeous patterned socks are made in Oxenhope just outside Keighley, the wool is actually sourced from Leicester – which we think makes them super special! The Bluefaced Leicester yarn is used to create the gorgeous patterns which are all named after different birds depending on their colours.
Solmate– Life’s too short for matching socks! Each pair are proudly knitted in the USA using recycled cotton and are bound to bring a smile to your day.
If you’re feeling extra creative, why not make a pair of socks for that someone special with locally-sourced Wyedean Weaving wool? The yarn is available from our shop in a charming variety of colours, pop in and see which catches your eye! If socks aren’t your thing, check out the other stocking filler gifts we have in our online shop.
To celebrate the launch of our new website and online shop we are staying open to host a pre-Christmas shopping event in the comfort of our sister café, Cobbles and Clay. Our customers can snap up some fab Christmas gifts, will receive 10% discount on a number of our ranges and enjoy the tasty festive treats we have on offer.
Food and drinks will be available in the café till late, along with preview dishes from the Christmas menu which will be sure to get you into the Christmas spirit. If that’s not ‘Christmassy’ enough for you, Haworth Ukulele Group will be joining us to play some of their Christmas songs during the evening too!
Brands such as Avoca, Hannah Nunn and Seasalt will all be discounted on the night to help ease you into Christmas shopping, whether it’s a gift for someone else or a treat for yourself! We’ll be showcasing a few gift ideas in the cafe with the rest of the stock being available in shop which will also be staying open later.
Make a night of it and visit the Bronte Parsonage up the road too, they’re open till 8pm with a special viewing of The Bronte Family quilt and a glass of sherry waiting for you.
So join us in Haworth for a fun evening of relaxed shopping and festive feasts. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter on the night, one lucky person will be picked at random from the list and will win a small gift from the shop!
10% off everything at Daisy Days this Saturday to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the new Cobbles & Clay!
To celebrate the launch of our new website and the first anniversary of our sister café Cobbles & Clay opening in its new larger premises higher up Main Street we are offering customers 10% off everything in store on Saturday 24 October 2015.
We may no longer be next door to Haworth’s famous café and pottery painting studio Cobbles & Clay but we are very much still a part of the Cobbles family and want to invite all the new customers that have visited the bigger and better café over the last 12 months but might not have realised we were still here lower down Main Street to pop in and give us a try.
We no longer sell flowers and now focus on being a boutique gift shop, selling design-led gorgeous gifts for your home and yourself, including premium ladies fashion brands like Avoca Ireland, Seasalt and Kinky Knickers. We’re also very proud to be one of the only Yorkshire stockists of Grand Illusions vintage paint. Like Cobbles & Clay, we have a huge passion for pottery and are proud to stock the wonderful Hannah Turner ceramics range of home and kitchenware.
There’s all of this and much more to browse at Daisy Days in Haworth and we’ll soon be selling some of it online via this website. Make sure you sign up for our latest news and offers for exclusive deals. In the meantime, why not do some early Christmas shopping and take advantage of our 10% discount day this Saturday. We hope to see you soon!