It is now less than a month until Valentine’s day, and while we cannot celebrate like normal (I feel I have said this so many times!), we still can try and make the most of it. Usually Shaun and I would perhaps go for a meal or stay home and cook a slightly more special tea. And there is nothing I would love more than to go out for a meal right now!
This year, since the special day falls on a Sunday, I think your plan is to order a Sunday Lunch and go for a long walk. I have just done a blog post all about places doing Sunday lunches which you can view HERE. Or you could always plan a really lovely date night for the two of you!
See also 20 Stay at Home Date Night Ideas
I wanted to use this blog to shout out some of my favourite Northeast and Small businesses that I have tried or admired for a while. So here is my Valentines day gift guide with 40 businesses featured, and I hope you find something here for your SO.
Order a nice meal
I feel like this is an easy one for this year! So many of us cannot go out for the meal we would like too, so order one in! I have two more blog posts about takeout restaurants and cafes in Sunderland and Seaham.
An oldie but a goldie!
- Under the Ivy Flowers
Or for those who aren’t big into flowers, there are always plants!
- Valentines treat box from Bakery 56
- Wax Melts from The Wax King – New collection coming soon!
- Travel Prints and home decor from Made from Mountains
- Eco friendly home decor from Terra Home
- A snug blanket from Knit Knot North
- Organic beauty from Sweet Serenity
- Bath Bombs and Bath Dust from Lotties Bubbles
- For any proud Mackems; Mackem Gifts
- Slogan Tees and Hoodies from Glam Rocks Boutique
- Wish Bracelet from The Dainty Dodo
- Handmade earrings from By the C
- Handmade Gemstone Jewelry Paisley Posies Designs
I hope you have managed to find something for you Significant other on this list. I do feel it may be orientated towards women slightly. But with men, chocolate and booze will always go down a treat!
Thank you for reading this post, and for supporting these amazing local businesses!
Stay Safe and Happy Valentines Day
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