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.