With more than 22 million Brits* preparing to spend money on their loved ones this Valentine’s Day, we’ve pulled together the ultimate gift guide filled with unique finds from one of our independent arcades, Great Western Arcade.
If the way to your loved one’s heart is through something sweet, Miss Macaroon has you covered with its ‘Paint Your Own Love Hearts’ event on Tuesday 12th February. Between 4.30pm and 6pm, you can get creative by painting your own macaroons, available in Strawberry, Raspberry, Violet and Chocolate flavours.
Prices vary depending on selection:
- Paint an individual macaroon, £2
- Paint a box of 4 macaroons, £10
- Glass of Prosecco, £5
- Glass of Prosecco and 2 macaroons, £8
- Rejuice, £1.65
- Belu Still/Sparkling Water, £1.65
Book your place on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2TcZz5W
For an evening of fine dining, 1847 has a set menu guaranteed to go down a treat – especially if you’re looking for a restaurant suitable for vegetarians and vegans. With five courses for £50, seven courses for £60 and nine courses for £75 per person, there’s no better place to enjoy a special treat – all options include a glass of prosecco or kombucha on arrival.
Indulge in expertly crafted, fine wines with a helping hand from Loki Wine – whatever your preference in flavours and body, there’s sure to be a bottle for you.
For a light white, Vincent Caillé ‘Je t’aime mais J’ais soi’, or ‘I love you but I’m thirsty’ organic Muscadet is your match. A dry wine from Nantes in the Loire Valley, France, it’s a perfect pairing for seafood.
Or, if you favour a red, then the silky texture and light-body of the Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir is sure to go down a treat – a store favourite from Oregon, USA, holds ripe strawberry notes.
To end the night on a sweet note, Elysium’s Black Muscat is the wine for you. The sweet, fruit blend, served in a half bottle, is the perfect accompaniment for any dessert.
If a gin is more to your taste, then enjoy the soft, subtle juniper flavours of Eden Mill’s Love Gin from St Andrews. With a rich touch of warm, spiced berry, it gets its colour from rose petals – perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat.
THE WHISKY SHOP
If your partner is partial to a whisky, show them how much you love them by adding a bespoke, handwritten message to a bottle of GlenKeir Treasures – exclusive to The Whisky Shop.
Whether you’re looking for jewellery, cards or beautiful bouquets, Hedge has it all. Full of beautifully handcrafted and artisan gifts, you’re bound to find something for your loved ones here.
With a passion for British flowers and keen eye for colour, texture and shape, Hedge’s floral compositions are guaranteed to impress as they tantalise and pop. Order a scented posy, from £25, or a bouquet, from £40, in-store or online to avoid disappointment.
Whether you’re shopping for him or her, Peter Forson has an accessory guaranteed to match their style. From timeless Stetson classics, such as the Hatteras Upholstery Cap, to bold statement jewellery in the Lara Bohinc Lunar Eclipse Necklace – shopping for Valentine’s Day has never been so easy.
CORA HAIR AND BEAUTY
Cora Hair has the perfect match for you this Valentine’s Day, with a double discount when you book a cut and blow-dry with a beauty treatment of your choice from J Beauty by Nilima. Enjoy 20% off both services, when you book together between the 8th and 16th February 2019.
What are you waiting for? Head to the arcade to find the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day.