Gorgeous Gifts for Valentines Day
05 February 2015
Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to go that extra mile to show someone how much you love them. Whether it’s a mouth-watering red velvet cupcake selected with care, or a romantic meal for two in a top Edinburgh restaurant, finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be a tricky affair. We have scoured the streets of Edinburgh to help you find the ideal gift to make sure that your Valentine’s Day doesn’t miss a heart beat.
Gifts for Her
Nestled in the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s picturesque West End, Rogue Flowers is undoubtedly one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems. This quaint flower shop welcomes visitors with delicate floral fragrances, striking foliage, shapely plants and billows of flowers ready to be transformed into simple posies or extravagant displays. This Valentine’s Day, they have a beautiful seasonal selection which is guaranteed to bring a smile to your loved one's face. Go on, say it with flowers.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If you can’t afford diamonds, fear not, Palenque Jewellery is a treasure trove of sparkling crystal, classic pearls and contemporary silver jewellery. New, in time for Valentine’s Day, they have a fabulous collection of hearts and stars jewellery. Ready to pop the question? They have a superb range of Gerstner wedding rings to offer. Providing a bespoke service, simply choose the style of band you desire in a range of precious metals. With shops on Edinburgh’s Rose Street and the Royal Mile, why not pay them a visit and select a unique piece of handcrafted jewellery.
We all love a little luxury and what could be more luxurious than soft cashmere gently caressing our skin. In the heart of the city centre, Frederick Street’s Brora showcases Scottish craftsmanship at its very best. Offering an exquisite range of luxurious clothing and accessories, a Valentine’s gift from Brora will last the test of time. Top Tip: Their winter sale ends soon but you might still have time to grab a bargain – we won’t tell.
Gifts for Him
Ladies, this is the perfect store for the perfect man in your life. Situated on the corner of Frederick Street and Queen street, this definitive gents store oozes cool and is brimming with beard grooming products, stylish accessories, high tech audio gadgets and luxury travel goods. You're sure to find something that will please even the pickiest of men!
You can’t beat a wee dram to warm the heart. Cranachan and Crowdie on the Royal Mile are purveyors of the finest Scottish food and drink gifts. Why not treat your loved one to his favourite tipple but served in his own whisky glass on a whisky barrel holder. Definitely one to snuggle up with on a cold winter’s night.
A well thought gift from Red Dog Music in Edinburgh's colourful Grassmarket is sure to make your guy's heart skip a beat. The city's largest general music store is packed with great gifts to get your man in the mood for love. Guitars, digital pianos, synths, recording equipment, electronic drum kits and much, much more is sure to have him spinning all the way to your heart.
Gifts to Share
Indulge in 5 Star luxury with a romantic break for you and your loved one at the Howard Hotel. Situated in Edinburgh’s New Town this splendid Georgian townhouse is offering a special Valentine’s 2 night package which includes a delicious three course dinner served in the Atholl Restaurant or served in your room. Little extras include a bottle of chilled champagne on arrival, a box of luxury truffles, a Penhaligons gift bag for her and freshly scattered rose petals on your bed. If this wasn’t enough, your own personal butler will be on hand to attend to your every need.
Enjoy some “Me” time and chill out in the stunning spa at the Sheraton Hotel. Escape at One offers three heavenly hours of relaxation in a series of heat and water experiences guaranteed to de-stress and rejuvenate. Their rooftop hydropool flows from indoors to outdoors and rich mineral jets will help rebalance the body. Treat you and your partner to an indulgent beauty treatment. You can choose from intensive facials, muscle relaxing wraps, ultimate massages and full body scrubs. Bliss.
Cuddle up with the love of your life, a cappuccino and specially created Valentine’s Day cupcake at Mimi’s Bakehouse at the picturesque waterfront in Leith or at their Picnic Parlour on the Royal Mile. If you want to make your Valentine's Day extra sweet you can even order a box to be collected in store!