Valentine’s Gift Guide ♥
Nearly time for the most commercially romantic day of the year. Do you celebrate it? Is every day the most romantic day in your relationship? Here’s some of our favourite finds that are just perfect for your perfect partner, valentine, galentine or even yourself this year. Gorgeous gift ideas for gorgeous people. Click the prices to buy direct with amazing small businesses around Scotland.
The Butterfly & Toadstool, Newton Stewart
The Butterfly & Toadstool have a busy online shop which is constantly being replenished with beautiful handmade nature inspired jewellery. We’ve chosen some of our favourite picks for Valentines.
♥♥♥ Left – This lovely little heart bottle necklace is filled with homegrown and handpicked purple heather from the west of Scotland. £12 plus p&p from the Butterfly & Toadstool ♥♥♥ Top Right – Handmade using original illustrations, these adorable butterfly stud earrings are available in pink or blue. £6.50 plus p&p from the Butterfly & Toadstool. ♥♥♥ Bottom Right – This popular acorn pendant is filled with purple heather so you can carry a little bit of Scotland wherever you travel. These beautiful pendants are also available filled with dried lavender, lucky white heather, moss and acorn terrarium. £18 plus p&p from the Butterfly & Toadstool. ♥ Profile Page ♥
Ortak Jewellery, Orkney
Off With Her Head Millinery, Leven
Mechelina Studios produce a wide range of naturally dyed and eco printed textiles inspired by nature, colour and light. Due to the way these beautiful scarves are created no two are ever identical.
♥♥♥ Left – A bright pink silk scarf which has been dyed using a shibori tie dye technique. Approx 15″ x 60″. £34 plus p&p from Mechelina Studios. ♥♥♥ Middle – A beautiful blue and white shibori silk scarf which has been hand dyed using an indigo itajime shibori dye and technique. Approx 15″ x 60″. £39 plus p&p from Mechelina Studios. ♥♥♥ Right – A purple silk scarf, hand dyed with logwood and madder natural dyes. Approx 14″ x 51″. £24 plus p&p from Mechelina Studios. ♥ Profile Page ♥
Harris Glassware, East Whitburn
Launched only last year Harris Glassware have grown quickly and significantly thanks to their unique hand painted Copa, wine and flute glasses. Glasses can also be personalised for that extra special touch. Here are 4 of our favourites. All glasses are made to be used and are dishwasher safe.
♥♥♥ Top Left – Juniper Sprigs. Beautiful juniper berries gin themed gin glass. 645ml. Hand painted. £14 plus p&p from Harris Glassware. ♥♥♥ Top Right – Rambling Rose. A new design, hand painted on a large 645ml gin glass. £14 plus p&p from Harris Glassware. ♥♥♥ Bottom Left & Right – Poppy Fields, hand painted. £14 plus p&p from Harris Glassware. ♥ Profile Page ♥
Green Loch Chocolates, Falkirk
Green Loch Chocolates have created a decadent range of handmade chocolates full of incredible flavour combinations, inspired by Scotland’s wild places. All chocolates are available in boxes of 6 to 24.
♥♥♥ Top Left – Scottish Sensations. A luxury box of 6 of Green Loch’s finest chocolates. Flavours you’ll taste here include dark chocolate with layers of bramble jelly, praline and feuilletine wafers and milk chocolate filled with a Scottish heather honey and fresh thyme infused ganache. Amazing! £6.50-£23.50 plus p&p from Green Loch Chocolates. ♥♥♥ Top Right – Ginger Creams. Delicious dark chocolate shells encasing crystallised ginger encased in a ginger fondant cream centre. £6-£23 plus p&p from Green Loch Chocolates. ♥♥♥ Bottom Right – White Capped Waves, Sea Salt Caramels. A milk chocolate shell filled with a soft sea salt caramel filling. £6-£23 plus p&p from Green Loch Chocolates. ♥♥♥ Bottom Left – Peppermint creams. Dark chocolate shells holding a peppermint fondant cream centre and decorated with crystallised mint leaf fragments. £6-£23 plus p&p from Green Loch Chocolates. ♥ Profile Page ♥
Bedecked Beads, Broxburn
♥♥♥ Top Left – Sparkling Swarovski crystal hearts hand wrapped onto silver ear wires. £14 plus p&p from Bedecked Beads. ♥♥♥ Top Right – Black, blue and white patterned cufflinks created by hand with a polymer clay. £14 plus p&p from Bedecked Beads. ♥♥♥ Bottom Right – This adorable heart necklace in blues and white has a slight concave so sits beautifully on its 18″ chain. The heart itself is approx 1.5 wide. £16 from Bedecked Beads. ♥♥♥ Bottom Left – This compact mirror features a bee which has been handmade with polymer clay. £12 from Bedecked Beads. ♥ Profile Page ♥