Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Hate to break it to you, but Feb 14th is fast approaching and if you haven't got a present yet you'll not be very popular. Gorgeous local gifts this way...
Love is in the air, and you’re panicking because V-day is just around the corner and you haven’t bought your loved one a present yet. Here’s our pick of the best local brands where you can quickly buy gorgeous gifts made in Suffolk and Cambs and save face this 14th Feb. You can thank us later.
Eleven Fifteen Jewellery, Cambridge
Delicate, beautifully-designed, modern jewellery will always be a winner come Valentine’s Day. We particularly love Eleven Fifteen Jewellery in Cambridge, for their always chic and goes-with-everything style. The stylish designs come in both silver and gold and I’d rather like to receive this necklace on Friday 14th… hint, hint husband of mine.
Pure Source, Bridge Street, Cambridge
You can’t go wrong with gifting beauty products (unless you buy someone cellulite cream that is!). So, when you’ve got a spare five minutes this week, head to Bridge Street in Cambridge to have a wander round brand new natural beauty shop – Pure Source. It’s an absolute treasure trove of stylish and natural products so you’ll be spoiled for choice. Anything from Neom Organics is likely to make your Valentine beam from perfectly moisturised ear to ear, so we’ve chosen this Gift of Happiness box.
Hill St. Chocolates, Saffron Walden and Cambridge
Chocolates too obvious for Valentine’s? Not so, when you get them from a heavenly local chocolatier, and we’ve got two amazing places for you to up your box of choccies game. Local brand Hill St. now has two branches in Saffron Walden and Cambridge and their unbelievably chic looking chocolates (that taste as good as they look FYI) will get your serious brownie points this year.
Does your Valentine love interiors? Then pop into Angela Reed on your travels this week and you’ll be spoiled for choice. As well as furniture, there are pretty presents dotted around every inch of this fabulous home furnishings store. If you really want to impress, buy your loved one a statement vase, and promise to fill it with flowers every month of 2020.
Chocolat Chocolat, Cambridge
So good they named it twice. You’ve probably walked past this dreamy independent chocolate shop right next to the Grand Arcade millions of times and if you haven’t gone in before, make sure you do this week. It’s a chocolate-lover’s paradise, with cute bowls of delectable sweets everywhere you look and plenty of gift options. They’ve currently got a whole host of heart-shaped boxes and chocolates to choose from.
Tuddenham Mill, near Bury St Edmunds
Not managed to secure anything in for the romantic night itself? Book a summer stay in one of Tuddenham Mill’s Meadow Nooks and all will be forgiven. These little love nests are idyllic places to cosy up, and are perfectly private for lovers. The views over the water meadow are particularly spectacular in summer. Promise to take your other half to the restaurant during your stay too and you’ll be in the good books for months to come.
Pump Street Bakery, Orford, Suffolk
This Suffolk coast favourite is always a lovely place to visit for a thoughtful gift. Pump Street is a heavenly mix – a chocolate factory and a bakery (just imagine how amazing it smells!) and we adore their chic branding. Valentine’s gift of choice from them this year? The Chocolate Bar Collection… four delicious bars that’ll last all of four minutes!
Hicks & Brown, Suffolk
A girl can never have too many bags, especially super cute ones like this Acido Gold Cow Hide Clutch Bag from Suffolk brand Hicks & Brown. Pretend you choose the style and didn’t need help from Muddy Stilettos and she’ll be more than impressed!