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Alternative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

6th February 2017 |By | Be the first to comment

If you’re looking for something a little different for the one you love, you’ve come to the right place. No bunches of flowers here, instead imaginative sculpture, exciting experiences plus Mr. Naughty’s whiskey glass, and more alternative Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

Paperchase love coat rack for Valentines Day |

A Day to Remember

Day out gift experiences are a great way to have fun together (and you’re buying yourself a pressie too!) There are so many to choose from and we particularly love the incredible Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit – the world’s longest and highest tunnel slide. Take in the awesome 360 degree views of the city of London before plummeting 178m towards the ground, seeing some of the world’s most iconic sights as you twist and turn 12 times around the structure before a final 50m straight run back down the earth. If that sounds a bit much then you could learn how to make sushi together.

Sky’s the Limit With Bespoke Sculpture

Sculpture can be beautiful and it doesn’t get more personal than this. There is an artist who can take a cast of any parts of your bodies (yes, any parts) and create a lasting sculpture of your lips in a kiss, or your hands holding. The results are utterly unique, as you can see. For a very different type of sculpture, this metalwork artist will create anything you can dream of – a shooting star for your mantelpiece, a heart garden planter, a tree filled with birds. The sky’s the limit, he could even build you a boat, just not for this Valentine’s Day.

Sculpture by Paul Stafford | planter by Richard Stickney |

Weirdly unique wedding gifts by Artist Paul Stafford | Bespoke metalwork by sculptor Richard Stickney

The Way to Your loved One’s Heart…

Is through their stomach, or so they say. There’s nothing more fashionable right now than flavoured gin and we love this rhubarb and ginger liqueur with its gorgeous colour and amazing taste. For something more mainstream, a bottle of Jack Daniels and some exquisite Godiva chocolates will always be welcome gifts. Just ring the ‘Treat Time’ bell to say you’re ready!


Alternative Valentine's Day gift ideas |

Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger | Ring for service bell | Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack

Alternative Valentine's Day gift ideas |

Godiva Happy Valentine’s chocolates | Dreamcatcher heart drop earrings | Love Hearts jigsaw puzzle | Love heart pan trivet

Alternative Valentine's Day gift ideas |

Strawberry heart marshmallows |Frida set of cake tins | Set of 4 vintage cake forks | Hollywood cake plate set

Make it Personal with Engraving

Have your names added to a gift that will keep on giving. The Mr. Naughty glass has a matching Mrs. Nice (and Naughty – whichever suits you better), and the ‘Be My Valentine’ wine glass holds a whole bottle of wine!

Glass gifts for Valentine's Day |

Whole bottle of wine glass  |  I love you like xo glass | Mr. Naughty glass – just add a name or message to each

Unusual Valentine’s Gifts

If the gift experiences and the chocolates and sculpture just don’t hit the spot, this cheeky hip flask might. If your lover likes a tipple then it has the perfect excuse. And if either you or your loved one also has a thing for actor Ryan Gosling – well, now you have the perfect present. Just remember, all you actually need is love.

"Love Made Me Do It" etched hip flask |

What better excuse than Love Made Me Do It hip flask. Just add name, date or message.

Alternative Valentine's Day gift ideas |

Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling | Why You’re So Hot | What I Love About Us

Love coat rack and All About Us book |

Love coat rackAll About Us book

For more gift inspiration, alternative and otherwise, please got to Ten of the Best Personalised Gifts For the One You Love or visit The Confetti Shop.

Written by

Kate Thompson is a widely published wedding expert and lifestyle writer who has made several television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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