Love local: 5 of the best Valentine’s gifts
Share the love this Valentine’s and support local with chocolate, bubbles and other great gifts from fabulous Hampshire makers
Ahh, Valentine’s. Gifts galore – and the perfect excuse to scoff chocolate. This year, we’ll be spreading the love and supporting local with these great Valentine’s gifts from Hampshire makers. Phones at the ready: order-in a top-notch local takeaway to round-off the evening and you’re good to go.
Think pink: Limited Edition 2017 Sparkling Rosé (£41), Hattingley Valley
Arlesford’s Hattingley Valley make the Best English Rosé, (well, we think so – and the Champagne Sparkling Wine World Championships agree). Now, their award-winning 2017 boxed pink has been given the Valentine’s gift treatment – and they’ll also throw in a heart-design card for you to write sweet nothings/sparking puns/cheeky comments in. Bonus.
Taste of Freedom: Seabirds Cuff (£548), Charlotte Cornelius
Bang on-trend, this gorgeous sterling silver cuff is handmade by the artisan, Southsea-based jeweller, Charlotte Cornelius. Part of her seabirds range, the seagulls in flight design inspires a sense of soaring freedom (lucky birdies!). Drop hints or love it enough to treat yourself: this Valentine’s splurge will see you through Spring and Summer nicely.
Lovebirds: Robins card & charm set (£4.50), Rachel Hudson Illustration
Muddy loves Rachel Hudson Illustration. This Valentine’s, the talented Four Marks-based wildlife artist has created this sweet, love-struck robins card and zipper charm combo. Choose it in place of a throwaway pick as a lasting reminder of the friendly birds bringing cheer to our winter walks in the local haunts we value more than ever.
Letterbox Love: Personalised chocolate (£1.80 – £23.95), Morse Toad
Long-distance romance, missed family or lockdown love – treat ‘em all to some top-quality Belgian chocolate deliciousness. Ideal for when you want to get personal with your Valentine’s gift is the quirky, Lymington-based Morse Toad. Ready to spread the love? Think-up a chocolate message, add a photo or fill a Valentine’s hamper with your choose of tasty treats and send it anywhere in the UK.
Just your Bag: Personalised Valentine’s Coffee (£9 – £26), Moon Roast
Wake up and smell the delicious hazelnut, vanilla and lemon notes of local artisan coffee on Valentine’s weekend with a personalised bag of ground or whole bean Single Origin Peru Cochalan. Collect from Moon Roast Coffee’s roastery at Chilton Manor Farm in Arlesford. Or, get free delivery over £25 in Winchester, Basingstoke and surrounds.