Wondering what to get your loved one for Valentine’s Day? Why not spend your money locally in Hertfordshire? We’ve got some great gift ideas for you…
It’s only a few weeks until Valentine’s Day, so why not get ahead and plan how to make this year’s extra special for you and your loved one, despite Lockdown? If there isn’t currently a special someone in your life, why not treat yourself or a friend to a little pampering during Lockdown? We’ve got some lovely gift ideas from these fabulous local Hertfordshire businesses.
Spoil your loved one with roses from April Showers
Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than flowers and specialist floral designers April Showers in Stanstead Abbotts have some beautiful arrangements on offer. Run by Gina Bridgman who trained at Capel Manor, April Showers’ Simply Roses red rose hand-tied bouquet (shown above) features long stemmed, finest quality large-headed roses with eucalyptus and pussy willow. This stunning arrangement is presented in a water bubble with gold ribbon, tissue paper and gift bag and a card. It comes in three sizes: standard with 6 roses (£45), premium featuring 12 Roses (£70) and luxury, with 18 roses (£100). The photo shows the premium bouquet. Simply Roses Opulence with 24 roses is also now available (£125) presented in a gift bag or a large glass milk churn vase (£145 – pictured above right). Other colours are also available.
Meanwhile, for a taste of spring, Gina’s Tulip Time arrangement (pictured above left) is also available for Valentine’s orders. Presented in a pretty whitewashed wooden crate which makes a lovely keepsake, the tulips are arranged in floral foam with mixed eucalyptus and a gift card. All for a price of £45 for standard arrangement of 12 tulips (pictured) or £70 for 24 tulips. In addition, the Hats off Hatbox (pictured above right) includes a mix of flowers with premium large-headed roses. The small size (£35) is pictured but medium and large also available with a choice of colours. Pre-order to avoid disappointment – message Gina via her Facebook page to find out more. April Showers also specialise in wedding flowers, so if you’re thinking of getting hitched in 2021 why not arrange a free consultation with Gina?
Relax with scented candles from Tilly Rose Candles
Feeling the need to unwind? We could all do with a little R&R right now. What could be more relaxing than chilling out to the beautiful perfume of locally-made scented candles? Buntingford-based entrepreneur Danielle Barrett launched Tilly Rose Candles last year following redundancy and since then her scented candle gift packs have flown off the shelves. Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, her collections are carefully selected using environmentally-friendly products and delicately fragranced.
Gifts packs available for Valentine’s Day range from £15 to £30 and include the Sweetheart Gift Set (£30) pictured above, which includes a sweetheart wax melt warmer in white or silver, heart wax melt pack, heart strip wax melt pack and a reed diffuser, including the reeds and tea lights. All of this comes gift-wrapped in a presentation box complete with a red satin bow.
Enjoy a tipple from The Very English Wine Company
Looking for the right vintage to accompany your Valentine’s meal? Based in Bishop Stortford, The Very English Wine Company offers handpicked English and Welsh wines from their partner vineyards, including those in Essex and Cambridgeshire, and delivers them contactlessly to your door.
The family firm run by couple Vicki and Mark Philpott offers a fantastic range of Valentine’s gifts to suit most budgets, including their Cocktails for Lovers kit (£40) – choose from vodka or gin martinis from Sussex, the Rose Lovers Mini Case (£63), and gift cards from just £25. For bubbly fans, there’s also the fabulous Celebration Sparkles Collection (£155) which features the best English sparkling wines from vineyards including Chilford Hall in Cambridge and New Hall in Essex. If you’re not sure what to choose a personal selection service is also available via the website. Shop online via the website or call 07894 312170 to find out more. What’s more, The Very English Wine Company offers free shipping on local orders worth over £40 with 10 miles of CM23.