Local Gifts She’ll Love This Valentine’s Day
From luxe sleepwear to love(ly) scents, we’ve got all the inspiration you need for Valentine’s gifting
1 This mulberry silk sleep mask is hypoallergenic, durable and machine washable – as well as being super chic.
Silk eye mask, £45 Bulan, bulan-uk.com
2 Chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell, this gorgeous collection is packed with poems about love, including work by Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman, Shakespeare, Leonard Cohen and John Betjeman.
Poems to Fall in Love With (signed edition) by Chris Riddell, £9.99 Forum Books, Corbridge forumbooksshop.com
3 Embrace the wild, windswept passions of the Brontes in scented candle form – this scent evokes crackling log fires, sweet musk and warm, earthy notes with patchouli, cedar wood, rose and jasmine.
Sensual candle, £32 The Little Yorkshire Candle Company, York thelittleyorkshirecandlecompany.co.uk
4 This sterling silver bangle has a subtle infinity symbol detail.
Tiangus Jackson Infinity bangle, £70 David Summerfield, Chester-le-Street and Metrocentre davidsummerfield.co.uk
5 Chocolate may be the more traditional option for Valentine’s Day, but for some people (us included) cheese is a far better choice – and once you add wine, there’s really no competition. This hamper contains three British cheeses and a classic Italian red. We’re sold.
Luxurious Treats cheese and wine hamper, £57 The Courtyard Dairy, Austwick thecourtyarddairy.co.uk
6 This seasonal truffle collection is inspired by local flavours, and includes fruity and floral cherry and hibiscus, zesty lemon verbena with honey, and bitter sweet chocolate orange marmalade caramel. Yes please.
York Cocoa Works truffle collection (box of 24), £22.50 York Cocoa House yorkcocoahouse.co.uk
7 Luxury organic cotton, double lined collar and cuffs, and signature black piping combine to create these coveted pyjamas. Truly luxe loungewear.
Organic cotton pink pyjamas, £75 Breathe Lifestyle breathelifestyle.co.uk
8 We love the hammered texture and simple shapes of these eye-catching earrings, which are handmade in Northumberland.
Sterling silver oval dangly hoop earrings, £44 Lolla Mac, Northumberland lollamac.co.uk
9 Not only does it come in a gorgeously romantic bottle, this eau de perfume celebrates ‘the intimate and authentic character of a woman’, with notes of rose and osmanthus flower.
Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori eau de parfum intense, £114 (100ml) Gucci at Fenwick, Newcastle and York fenwick.co.uk
10 You can’t really go wrong with local gin as a gift – and when it comes in a cute heart-shaped bottle, you know you’re onto a winner.
Valentine’s set including two 40ml miniatures, £13.99 WL Distillery, Durham wldistillery.com
11 A bold print to brighten up your nest.
Northern Lovebirds A4 unframed print, £12 For the Love of the North, Whitley Bay fortheloveofthenorth.co.uk