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
Pairings Wine Bar, 28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP
£17.50 for sharing platter
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.
Beautiful flowers from Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden, 38 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL
Gifts from £20
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
Sprays Hairdressing, 75 Heworth Road, York YO31 0AA
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
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
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
Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, St Andrewgate, York YO1 7AL
Sun Feb 14 @ 7.30pm-11pm
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…