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Valentines gift ideas that arenít your typical flowers and chocolates


Valentines gift ideas that aren’t your typical flowers and chocolates, but won’t break the bank either


Valentines day stems back from the roman times when Emperor Claudius II banned marriage because he thought married men made bad soldiers. Valentine didn’t like this idea, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.


There, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine”….so that’s where the famous secret card giving phrase comes from.


Interesting facts about valentine’s day:

-          The first Valentine's Day was in the year 496!

-          Around 110 million Valentine’s roses are sold 2-3 days leading up to February 14th, mostly red of course.

-          It has been estimated that the UK will spend around £880 million on valentine’s day in 2019.

-          The red rose was the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.



Now who doesn’t like chocolates and flowers? But if your looking for that extra special, thoughtful gift we have some great ideas that are sure to make your 2019 Valentine’s day extra special.


Blooming Gorgeous Scented Gift Boxed Candle

We love this scented candle gorgeously finished in a matching box, the perfect relaxing gift. Even better if it comes with a nice hot ran bath with bubbles.

Why not give your partners an extra special gift by treating them to a homemade cheesecake. We’ve tried and tested the scrummy ‘Simply Cheesecakes by Sam Kirkham’ and we think these would make the perfect gift, they can even be made with a love heart shaped base.

You can use your partners favourite chocolate to make a creation as fabulous as them.


Contact Sam on Facebook to order one of these gorgeous cheesecakes.


Valentines may be typically about treating the woman in your life, but we think men deserve just as much attention on the popular day.


Eureka Novelty Soldier Bottle Opener

Why not treat your partner with this novelty bottle opener, bringing out the big guns to open bottled beer and cider.  Will look great on display in a man cave or home bar.

Bright Side Charger Bag For Every Charger In The Universe

Men like their this quirky charger bag will give them ample space for every charger in the universe! Give your partner something different this Valentines day, this bag is a great invention!