Shop Small this Valentines day!​

With options for a romantic trip out to a fancy restaurant rather limited (read impossible) this Valentine’s Day, instead, we’ve got gift tips from some of our fave small businesses that are bound to make your significant other’s/best mate’s/your own heart flutter!

Something Yummy...

Delicious Looking Valentines Chocolates

We love these delicious homemade chocolates from Emily and Tempered Peach! With options for all budgets, go for an adorable Heart Hot Chocolate Stirrer or splash out on a delectable Twelve Piece Valentines Collection Box!

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Handmade sweet treats

Twisted Treats, who last year opened their first bricks and mortar shop in Mersea Island, launched their Valentine’s and Anti-Valentine’s box this week! In their words: “whether you love love, or can’t stand romance” – you’ll definitely love these tasty treats!

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Something Smelly...

We love Jiminy Wickit and their Valentine’s Collection Clamshell consisting of 16 heart shaped melts in some deliciously sexy scents, including White Chocolate and Strawberry, Passionfruit Martini, and Fig and Cassis. All clamshells are made with fully recyclable materials so you can also show mother nature some love!

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Jiminy Wickit

Evergreen Soap Co’s King of Hearts Valentine’s box is the perfect gift for someone who likes a pamper! Featuring three of their most popular handmade soap bars: Neroli, Charcoal Rose & Cedarwood, and Lime & Lemongrass, all bars are perfect for face, body and hands.

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Something special...


Anything from Rhubarb Tree is a gift your significant other with treasure. Using vintage cigarette tins, gramophone needle tins, and stamp cases, each item is lovingly handcrafted and unique!

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And of course, the card...

Handmade Cards
Handmade greeting cards

Katie Tinkler Illustrations has cards aplenty for, as Katie says, you valentine/galentine/palentine! We love these gnarly chillis – the perfect way to tell someone you think they are HOT!

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Handmade greetings cards

Ruth Draws always brings the cool! With an amazing selection of cards inspired by fashion and pop culture, they guarantee to bring a smile to the face of that special someone!

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