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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing - it’s time to start looking for the perfect present to mark the occasion. While Cupid has been stringing his bow and dusting off his wings, we’ve been busy putting together this guide to help you navigate the art of buying the best Valentine’s gift from independent businesses in NewcastleGateshead. Whether you’re buying for a loved one, a friend or even yourself (you definitely deserve it), help spread the love by shopping local this Valentine’s Day.

We've already got afternoon tea deliveries for two covered, and romantic things to do in NewcastleGateshead; so if you're looking for the finishing touches to your Valentine's Day this year then read on! 

Geordie Gifts

Are yee a canny bairn who’s looking for a geet lush present with a Geordie twist? Then yee need to gan to Geordie Gifts online shop! And if you need our gobbledegook dialect translated, that reads as – head to Geordie Gifts to find the best presents with a flavour of the North East; perfect for someone who holds the region close to their heart.


One for the coffee lovers

If you’re looking to make hearts flutter this February, then this concoction from three of the finest independents in the North East is the exact remedy. The ultimate ‘Coffee Gift Box’ includes top quality ground coffee from Pink Lane Coffee, luxury caramel espresso bonbons from Studio 28 Patisserie and four cans of macchiato hazelnut praline coffee porter from Wylam Brewery.

Wylam Brewery gift set

Make this Valentine’s go down in history

You’ll be left beaming, thanks to the collection of unique Valentine’s Day gifts from Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. For the first time in history (something Beamish know lot’s about) Beamish Museum has created a fantastic selection of gifts including postcards printed on a traditional press in the 1900s Town’s Eagle Press Print Works, solid perfumes from W Smith’s Chemist and ‘Be Mine’ brownie tins from its much-loved Herron’s Bakery.

Not to forget our four-legged friends who deserve all the love in the world, handmade dog biscuits are also available from the museum online shop – the paw-fect present for a canine companion.

Beamish valentines postcards

Spread love to NewcastleGateshead's cultural venues

Reminiscing of wandering the galleries and museums of NewcastleGateshead? Check out this fantastic collection of curated creations from some of NewcastleGateshead’s most treasured cultural venues. It includes luxury silk scarves featuring a painting from the Laing Art Gallery collection, ‘Laus Verneris’ by Edward Burne-Jones, fantastic books to get lost in about the incredible history of Hadrian’s Wall and natural soy wax candles featuring the skyline of NewcastleGateshead.

Laing Art Gallery

Feel good with compassionate creations

Dynamic duo, Sammy Anne’s Holistic Therapies and Canny Coffees have teamed up to create a gift box with a difference this Valentine’s Day. The vegan businesses have put together the ultimate care package, brimming with luxury and feel-good items, all made with love, kindness, and compassion. The plant-based pair are offering a ‘Feel Loved’ pamper pack which includes love potion chocolate, handmade bath dust, relaxing soap, candles, face masks, a selection of delicious vegan cakes and more!

Valentine's pamper box

Fresh from the salon

If feel-good gifts are exactly what you’re after, then look no further than Newcastle based, Y Salon. Although the salon doors are currently closed due to lockdown restrictions, Y Salon can still make you and your loved ones feel their best with a selection of vegan and cruelty-free gifts such as hair care gift sets, gift vouchers and their own line of hair accessories made from sustainable fabrics. 

Y Salon eco friendly and vegan gift set

Romance in full bloom

You can’t go wrong with a bunch of beautiful blooms on Valentine’s Day. Watch romance blossom (we couldn’t resist) by sending your loved one a bespoke bouquet from independent North East florist, Bloomhead. As if flowers couldn’t get any better, Bloomhead are an eco-friendly florist and all deliveries are emission free. Spread love to your Valentine and take care of the planet while you’re at it. It’s a 10 from us!

Send them the sweet stuff

Sweeten up your Valentine with a selection of beautifully crafted chocolate from Studio 28 Patisserie. The Valentine’s 2021 collection looks almost too good to eat, and we can assure you it tastes as good as it looks. Whether you’re after luxurious dark chocolate, or silky milky buttons, these handcrafted treats are the perfect gift for those with a sweet tooth.

Plant a smile on their face

The age-old combination of flowers and chocolates is a sure win on Valentine’s Day. Fork in the Rose, based in Newcastle, offer a beautiful selection of bouquets, potted plants, flower subscriptions and hand selected chocolate boxes. No matter who you’re buying for, you’ll most certainly plant a sweet smile on their face.

Feed the love

What better way to share some love with yourself or a friend than with a selection of nutritious and delicious treats from a mix of organic, vegan and independent businesses? Newcastle-based holistic wellness company, Sunn Health, have created just the thing, with their Valentine’s themed treat boxes full to the brim with goodies to feed the mind body and soul. From yummy savoury snacks such as spicy plantain chips and roasted salty corn, to sweet surprises like rose and strawberry chocolates and raw cacao bars, this is the perfect potion for a happy Valentine's Day.

Sunn Health Valentines Day

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