Six wonderful Valentine’s gifts from York that your sweetheart will love

We York businesses – they're full of wonderful gifts… Photograph: PublicDomainPictures
8 Feb 2016 @ 8.56 pm
| Food & Drink, Shopping

It’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday – and by a lucky coincidence, we live in the most romantic city in the world.

But if you want to make the day extra special for your loved one you need to find the perfect gift. So here’s a few ideas that will make for a wonderfully memorable day… Have a good one!

Share a Pairings platter

Great food and drink in a romantic setting… Pairings wine bar sharing platter. Photograph: Charlotte Gale
Great food and drink in a romantic setting… Pairings wine bar sharing platter. Photograph: Charlotte Gale

Pairings Wine Bar, 28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP

£17.50 for sharing platter

Pairings website

Pairings on Facebook

01904 848909

Do something deliciously different this Valentine’s Weekend. Pairings, York’s newest, most talked about wine bar, offers seriously good wine and cocktails alongside top quality artisan cheeses and the finest charcuterie platters.

The relaxed, elegant surroundings, rustic chic decor and friendly service are sure to impress your loved one.

Inside Pairings wine bar, a perfect spot for a magical evening
Inside Pairings wine bar, a perfect spot for a magical evening

Beautiful flowers from Garden of Eden

Blooming marvellous… roses from Garden Of Eden
Blooming marvellous… roses from Garden Of Eden

Garden of Eden, 38 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL

Gifts from £20

Garden of Eden website

Garden of Eden on Facebook

01904 622344 or 01904 642149

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a bouquet of flowers. And Garden Of Eden specialise in beautiful blooms.

Gifts from the Bootham florist this year include a rose in a box with hand made truffles and a heart balloon for £22.50, Valentine bouquets with a single rose in the centre from £30 and two types of premium red roses in hand-tied bouquets of 6, 12 or 24 blooms.

Hair and nails at Sprays

Absolutely fabulous hair and nails at Sprays
Absolutely fabulous hair and nails at Sprays

Sprays Hairdressing, 75 Heworth Road, York YO31 0AA

From £12

Sprays Facebook page

Sprays on Heworth Road will make your other half feel like a million dollars – at a much more affordable price… Pamper your partner with packages including £12 for a cut & blow dry and conditioning treatment (worth up to a £33); or for £24, full head colour, cut & blow dry and conditioning treatment (worth up to £62).

A nails shellac/gelish treatment is £15 with a free eyebrow wax and shape.

Free bubbly at Plonkers

Bottoms up… bubbly at Plonkers. Photograph © Tristan Ferne on Flickr
Bottoms up… bubbly at Plonkers. Photograph © Tristan Ferne on Flickr

5 Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW

Fri Feb 12-Sun Feb 14

Plonkers website

01904 655307

Plonkers is in a wonderfully romantic location, right on the riverside. And with a great menu, ranging from fish dishes to steak, pasta to piri piri chicken, it’s a great Valentine’s choice.

To add to the romance, anyone booking a table between Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, will receive a free glass of bubbly on arrival.

Personalised gifts at Il Gusto

Pink vodka with gold in diamond… one of the Il Gusto gifts
Pink vodka with gold in diamond… one of the Il Gusto gifts

68 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ

Il Gusto website

01904 638041

Personalised gifts are always special, especially when they are as beautiful as the bottles at Il Gusto. The Low Petergate shop specialises in unique liqueurs, cocktails, spirits, cooking oils and vinegars.

How about cherry vodka in a heart-shaped bottle? And in the run up to Valentine’s Day, everyone who purchases an Il Gusto gift from the York store gets the chance to win a Dream Line bottle of Vulcano, which turns gold with a twist.

Valentine’s Evening at Bedern Hall

A beautiful spot for a wedding… Bedern Hall
A beautiful spot for a wedding… Bedern Hall

Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, St Andrewgate, York YO1 7AL

Sun Feb 14 @ 7.30pm-11pm

£32

Full details

01904 646030

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal within the medieval splendour of Bedern Hall, and make it a Valentine’s evening you will both remember forever. The price includes a free glass of bubbly on arrival and a donation to Yorkshire Cancer Research.

And if the evening leads to more romance, well Bedern Hall, with its soaring beamed ceiling, arched windows and warm stone walls, is a stunning wedding venue too…