If you didn’t know where and how it all started, that time of year you either love or hate Valentine’s Day, started back in the Middle Ages with people sending small notes of affection. Now hundreds and hundreds of years on we still recognise it as a day of spreading love with friends, family or that someone special. We’ve had a look for some great buys out there for this Valentines.
Even if you doubt it, the surprise feeling when a flowers or chocolate delivery lands with you will bring a guaranteed smile- young or old, boy or girl. Flower bouquets and chocolates can be personalised and tailored to your loved one’s tastes and don’t forget to include a message, even if you intend to keep the sender a secret. The new dawn of flowers by post has spawned beautiful companies such as Bloom and Wild who offer a stunning array of affordable bouquets.
Swarovski, Pandora and Tiffany are all great places to get inspiration for jewellery on Valentines Day. Subject to budget you can’t go wrong with a Tiffany pendant in their signature colour and style (pendant £120) or a bargain alternative is this beautiful bracelet from Swarovski (29.50)
Homemade gifts can be the most personal and often most cherished gifts. If money is tight or you’re looking for something personal consider a homemade scrapbook of your journey together, a little box or teapot with some keepsakes inside (ticket stubs, mini gifts etc, plan a night cooking your favourite foods together or take a craft class and gift the results!
Here at Cute Maps we have two favourites suitable for whoever you decide to show your love to this Valentines. Our Cute Path Mounted Print is the perfect way to illustrate your journey together or even just your loved one’s journey in life so far. We have all kinds of requests from places visited, activities, pets, cars, favourite movies and broken legs! Or maybe our Cute Gift Map Mounted Print would suit your loved one better where you can pay homage to a special tour, road trip or your favourite places. Every design is made utterly bespoke so we use your locations and milestones to create your design, presented as a mounted print that will last a lifetime.
Plants are a great gift because it can resemble how your love keeps growing or blossoming over time. It could be a fruit baring plant or maybe a bonsai tree. Trees are also a great idea if you have the garden space and the patience for it to grow!