It’s that time of year when we’re inundated with valentines marketing to show someone you love them with a special gift. Firstly, you don’t need to buy something to show someone you love them (but if you would like to then read on :-)) and secondly that special someone doesn’t have to be your partner. Someone special could be a best friend, a sibling, a parent or indeed yourself. In this strange world we are currently living in we all need a little love sometimes.
So whoever you want to show a little bit of love to we thought we’d share a few ideas and favourite places to shop for a little inspiration. Happy shopping and happy valentines to you all!
TOM LOVES for a perfectly unique gift.
If you’re looking for that special different kind of present you must take a look at Tom Loves in Howden, East Yorkshire. This shop is a carefully curated collection of affordable luxuries: bijou cards, contemporary giftware, beauty products & trinkets from an array of awesome indies! Although the bricks and mortar shop is closed at the moment he’s moved on line and all of the Valentines goodies are available now , including an array of cards, colourful keyrings, massage oils and delicious chocolate he is also offering free local delivery.
BODY MOTION for the perfect fitness gift.
We love our bootcamp and Pilates classes here at Dolores and Rose they keep us sane in such strange times and with the home schooling we really need it! The lovely Leonie runs Body Motion and along with her highly trained colleagues what ever kind of fitness level you are at she will work with you to get to your goal. Pilates zoom classes, 1 to 1s, rehab Pilates and training, strength and conditioning, bootcamps, TRX/boxing, sports therapy massage and lots more. She’s running amazing zoom classes during lockdown so you don’t have to wait. She also offers gift vouchers if unsure which of her classes is most suitable. Did we mention they also do luxury retreats !
AURA for a gorgeous fashion or lifestyle gift.
We never miss a visit to this gorgeous, fresh and airy boutique when in Beverley. Whether looking for a new addition to your wardrobe or treating someone special there’s something for everyone from wardrobe staples to eye catching pieces. Stocking brands such as American Vintage, Mos Mosh (personally recommend their jeans), Ichi, and Air & Grace (trainers to die for!)…….. There’s also a great range of accessories and smaller gifts with a selection of homeware, pamper gifts and mini treats to brighten yours or someone else’s day. Although the boutique is currently not open you can browse online via the links below until you can enjoy a visit in person.
SARAH LACEY BEAUTY THERAPY for the sublime pampering gift.
Step into another world of self-care and relaxation with a facial by Sarah Lacey whose salon is based in Sutton Upon Derwent. We have had the pleasure of one of Sarah’s Aromatherapy Signature Deluxe Facials and she has seriously magic hands!! We were swept away into state of relaxation and calmness. Although Sarah’s salon is closed at the moment you can get a gift voucher for your loved one to look forward to in the not too distant future. Whatever the reason a pampering gift might be needed, whether for a key-worker, home-schooling parent or just frazzled, this is for you. We promise you will leave Sarah’s salon feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the world again.