Now it’s onto the gifts! We asked our local merchants to give their suggestions on the perfect Valentine’s presents.
Lindsey from Bonkers thinks these pewter key rings, made in the UK are the perfect love token, a daily reminder of the person who bought them for you – perfect for a man or woman. Bonkers also features a wide range of Valentine’s cards – and its rumoured to be the shop where Wills first bought Kate a Valentine’s card!
Lizzie from Alchemia Jewellers recommends these Gorgeous lacy heart earrings by Scottish designer Ebba Goring. They’re Sterling Silver with grey freshwater pearls, £80, the perfect gift for the lady you love!
Winifred of Freds Emporium thinks this handmade “Live, Love, Wish” kilt pin is perfect for those looking for something different to give on St Valentine’s Day. The charms are made from tibetan silver and make a truly individual gift. Let your love take wings!
If you’re not being wined and dined this Valentine’s why not curl up with a good book? Jude from J & G Innes recommends “Season to Taste” which is the wonderful story of a woman who kills her husband, it even comes with recipe ideas like stack of crispy honeyed hand with mange-tout, baby corn and redcurrant jelly! If thats a step too far for your taste then they also have a wide range of Hardbacks at half price.
How about a beautiful painting for Valentine’s? An ideal joint gift as you can both admire it when it’s hanging in your home. Louise from the Fraser Gallery will be happy to help you select the perfect original piece of artwork. Here she’s selected a painting of Venice (perhaps Europe’s second most romantic venue after St Andrews?) by Luisa Ramazzotti. Paintings in this Venetian series start at £475.
Jenny, from Top Drawer Gifts, says these hilarious mugs are her top selling gift at the moment. The “Mr Right and Mrs Always Right” mugs will make ideal Valentine’s gifts – although the real gift will be seeing who gets up first to make the morning coffee in them!
Irene from Pretty Things suggests this beautiful necklace as the ideal Valentines Gift for the lady you love. The ‘Dansk’ mesh necklace with matt 14carat gold plating and a magnetic clasp costs £30.90 – it will look beautiful when you head out for your romantic dinner together!
What could be more romantic than cuddling up in front of an open fire enjoying a delicious Champagne Afternoon Tea. That’s exactly what Janette from Rufflets Country House Hotel is suggesting for Valentine’s. Their delicious afternoon tea, serviced in the elegant drawing room is priced at £27.50 per person including champagne. If you really want to push the boat out why not contact them about their “Romantic Valentine’s package” which at £295.00 includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, bottle of Prosecco, chocolates and a candle turndown.
If it’s escapism you’d like to gift for Valentine’s – how about some rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at one of St Andrews World Class spas? Both the Old Course Hotel and the Fairmont Hotel have fantastic spas which offer a variety of treatments, spa days and packages for both Men and Women. Gift vouchers are available at both – as are a range of take home products. Both venues are sure to have you looking fabulous for date night!
These are just a few ideas of the many fantastic gifts available to buy in St Andrews for St Valentine’s Day – and we’ve not yet mentioned chocolates, flowers or champagne!