18 Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from UK Small Businesses for Her
It always creeps up so quickly after Christmas but Valentine's Day is right around the corner. This blog post is my first ever gift guide and a lovely collaboration with other UK small businesses. I know lots of people want to shop small but struggle to find businesses to shop from, so we've teamed up to bring you 18 amazing and unique gift ideas to make Valentine's Day shopping a little easier. All the gifts range in price to help you find the perfect one!
Please see all the details below and consider clicking through to their websites or following along their socials to discover lots of lovely small businesses.
1. Sloth Valentine’s Day Card from Bamber Prints (me!) £3.50
First up is my Sloth card! Tell your loved ones how much you adore them with this cute little sloth. The message reads "I Love You This Much" and is made from 100% recycled card and includes one recycled kraft brown envelope.
2. "Lexi" Checkmate Wine & Black Heart Studs from Created By Lau £10
These gorgeous heart-shaped studs are made by Laura from her studio based in Yorkshire. They'll make a cute gift that can be worn throughout the year! She only makes in small batches which means every piece is unique and a lot better for the environment than mass-produced jewellery.
3. Alphabet Dating - an A-Z of date ideas from The Kids Press Company £15.99
I love this idea - an A-Z of date night ideas, beautifully designed and packaged. It's a gift that can be used all year long and will help you create new memories together. The Kids Press Company is a twin sister team who create personalised luxury stationery.
4. Rhubarb & fresh mint 8oz jar candle from And Hope Designs £14.50
A gorgeous soy wax candle with rhubarb and mint which brings the scent of a still summer day into your home (which we're all wishing for in February!). All Anna's candles are hand-poured and perfect to light during a romantic evening.
5. Pink Catnap Sleep Mask from Just Add Style £35
Adding a bit of luxury to your everyday routine, this pretty 'catnap' sleep mask has been carefully crafted from the finest silk satin. Just Add Style is a creative collaboration by Emma Cowlam and Lisa Kew, specialising in limited runs of luxury silk scarves and sophisticated stationery featuring their unique hand-drawn illustrations.
6. Red Clutch Bag from Sew Sofia £35
The perfect pop of colour accessory for Valentine's Day! This red faux-leather clutch bag has been lovingly hand-made by Sofia of Sew Sofia. It features a wristlet strap and is lined in a bold floral print in luxurious cotton sateen.
7. La Rosée Glass Candle from Louis & Co Maison £28
Handmade in Hampshire by French-British couple Lea & George their candles are inspired by the beautiful French Riviera. La Rosée (translates to The Dew) is a classic, subtle yet rich Rose scent. It is their go-to candle to burn at home and is a perfect delicate, classy scent for the bedroom.
8. Copper Heart on Silver Circle Necklace from Zoe Ruth Designs £40
This gorgeous, textured copper and silver heart necklace is hand made by Zoe of Zoe Ruth Designs and is inspired by the nature around us.
9. Love Story Scrapbook from Scrappy Doodles UK £20
A lovely sentimental gift to store all your memories as a couple which you can cherish for years to come. Scrappy Doodles UK scrapbooks are all eco-friendly and handmade in the UK.
10. The Love One Unique Milk Churn Candle®️ - Red Roses from The Cattleshed Candle Company £15
For a gift that lasts much longer than fresh roses but smells just as good? Try The Cattleshed Candle Company's Red Roses Candle. Their candles are sustainable, refillable or repurposed using eco-soy wax and the finest fragrances.
11. Embossed Floral Hand Painted Necklace from Abby’s Art Atelier £10
Abby has hand made this beautiful necklace using polymer clay, resin and utilising mixed media techniques. She hand-paints the embossed lines which creates a lovely unique necklace, perfect for Spring.
12. Silver Hammered Heart Studs from Anna Calvert Jewellery £25
These gorgeous sterling silver heart studs are great for everyday and can be dressed up and down. The hammered texture adds a lovely texture and detail. Anna Calvert makes jewellery from recycled silver and gold that you can love and wear every day.
13. Red Heart Lavender Sachet from Naila Ahmad LONDON £10
A cute gift that is practical and pretty! These hand made fabric squares filled with dried English lavender will slot in drawers or hang in wardrobes to keep them smelling fresh.
14. Handmade Wooden ‘I Love You’ Wood Slice Coaster Gift from Wooden You Love £8
A unique gift using real tree slices, great for any home. Wooden You Love makes hand burnt wooden gifts for all occasions, using Pyrography.
15. Double Festival Silver Earrings from Eni Jewellery £67
Statement earrings made from eco-sterling silver which come in a lovely box, ready for gift-giving. Launched in London in 2016, Eleni of Eni Jewellery designs each collection in her own distinctive and original style.
16. LOVE Fitted Hoodie from Home Bird Crafts £40
A gorgeous hoody that can be worn again and again, not just on Valentine's Day! It is made using certified organic cotton with a rainbow printed love design. Home Bird Crafts upcycles preloved clothing and creates new rainbow-inspired sustainable items for the entire family.
17. Leather Heart keyring from Laura Jessica Design £8.50
A small but handy, perfect little gift. Laura Jessica Design hand makes leather goods and accessories using traditional techniques. She uses a mix of vegetable-tanned leather, suedes and Nappa leather to produce lasting accessories.
18. Gold & Silver Petite Organic Flower Earrings from Inari Designs £95
Last but not least are these stunning petite earrings made with pure silver and 9ct gold which have been "torch sculpted" to resemble organic flowers. Inari Designs is a sustainable jeweller working with recycled and Fairtrade gold and silver as well as using reclaimed, sustainable and responsibly sourced gemstones.
I hope this guide has been helpful and you've either found some unique gifts for Valentine's Day or you've found some new small businesses to follow. Let me know if you've liked this blog and I will put together more for other occasions.