Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is going to be very different this year in lockdown.  We don't usually go out but we always buy each other a card and a present.  I'm looking forward to it more than usual this year because I need something to look forward to.  An event - even if it is a stretch to call it that.  I'm looking at the cook at home options that a lot of fancy restaurants are doing. 

 

If you're stuck and need a bit on inspiration at this very unusual time then have a look at the list below - do take advantage of the handwritten note I can include as it really finishes off the gift.

Lambswool scarves

My lambswool scarves are very good quality and will last for years and years.  I've had mine for three years now and it's still looks exactly the same!

 

Lambswool is amazing, although I didn't discover all of its naturally occurring properties until I started to research the benefits of it.

 

Lambswool regulates your body temperature. If you're hot it will keep you cool and dry by transferring the moisture and heat away from your body.  If you're cold it will insulate you and retain the heat.

Lambswool has a water-repellent outer layer.

Lambswool is stain-resistant. Dirt can be easily cleaned away as it sits on the fabric's surface.

Lambswool is a great choice for asthma or allergy sufferers as it is hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites.

Lambswool will never melt like synthetic fabrics because it's naturally flame resistant.

 

All my lambswool scarves are made in Scotland at a family run mill and are delivered gift-wrapped in tissue paper.

 

They will make fantastic and very useful Valentine's Day gifts as all we are allowed to do at the moment is go for walks!

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The Manchester worker bee scarf

The Manchester worker bee scarf is a lovely gift for Mancunians or bee lovers.  It features my favourite version of the Manchester bee, with a lovely mosaic pattern inspired by the tiling in Manchester Town Hall. 

Lots of people have bought this scarf for Mancunians who are living away from the city - it's a great way to remind them of home. Or a good way to brighten up your top half when you're on a zoom call!

 

I have two versions of this scarf: a larger scarf which is made from 100% wool and a skinny version which is soft and silky.

 

20% of profit from sales of the Manchester worker bee scarf is donated to the Lord Mayor of Manchester's We Love MCR charity fund.

The scarf is beautifully gift-wrapped in tissue paper, boxed and delivered free of charge in the UK.  Please let me know if you'd like to add a free personalised handwritten message.

I have been granted a licence by Manchester City Council to use 'the Manchester Bee' mark.

Rainbow scarf - bloom

Send a rainbow to a loved one this Valentine's Day to cheer them up!  This soft, cheerful and delicate scarf makes a lovely gift.  It does a wonderful job of brightening up your top half for the many zoom calls you may be taking part in at the moment.  

 

This scarf is delivered free in the UK, boxed and gift-wrapped.  Please let me know at checkout if you'd like to add a free personalised handwritten message.

Suffragette scarf - sylvia

One of my best sellers and a wonderful Valentine's gift to send to your partner.  Each of the distinctive colours has a specific meaning relating to the suffragette movement in the UK: green for hope, white for purity, and purple for loyalty.  

 

The 'sylvia' suffragette scarf is soft and delicate, being made from a blend of silk and modal.  I donate 20% of profit from all sales of the 'sylvia' suffragette scarf to The Pankhurst Trust.

This scarf can be posted through the letterbox and is delivered free in the UK. It is gift-wrapped in tissue paper, boxed, and I can include a personalised handwritten gift message. 

 

It's a great gift idea for women in business, history teachers, feminists and people who admire strong Manchester women like Sylvia Pankhurst.

whitworth scarf

Looking for a Valentine's Day music-inspired gift ? The whitworth scarf is influenced by the sound wave image Joy Division used on the cover of their first album, Unknown Pleasures.

 

This is a double sided skinny version of the scarf which has the print on both sides.  There is also a double sided larger version of this scarf

20% of profit from sales of the skinny scarf is donated to Manchester Mind.

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Bee-striped socks

Are you struggling to think of gifts for your partner in lockdown.  These bright and fun socks make great Valentine's Day gifts for men and women as they are available in sizes 5 -12. 

 

Perfect for Mancunians, bee lovers and football fans!

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Fluffy faux fur purses

The 'bumble' and 'honey' purses are super soft and luxurious.  They are made in Devon with the most beautifully high quality faux fur.

 

There are two sizes, a coin purse (bumble) and a larger clutch (honey).  Both come in bee-striped faux fur and feature a fun bee zipper.

 

A perfect gift for bee lovers.