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07th Feb 2022

7 gifts for your Valentine from Irish businesses

Fiona Frawley

A candle inside a ceramic pot which is light pink on the top, darker pink on the bottom. Its white label reads "Love Lane"

For anyone choo-choo-choosing to support local ahead of the holiday of love.

Valentines gifts can be a bit of a tricky terrain to navigate – do you get something big and flashy? Sweet and sentimental? Or a good old fashioned panic purchase of milk tray and petrol station flowers? (Absolutely no disrespect to milk tray by the way – they’ve seen us through many a mother’s day over the years).

If you’re looking for something a bit different for this year, we’ve rounded up a great list of Valentine pressies from Irish businesses that are guaranteed to lead to the night of your dreams this February 14th*.

*Results may vary.

Love Lane Candle from D8

No better way to set the scene than by lighting a candle or two – up the ante with this sweet smelling delight from D8 Design.

Flower arranging workshop from Crate Flowers

It goes without saying that Crate’s bouquets are absolutely perfect for your Valentine but if you’d like to take it one step further, you can send your love to their own flower arranging workshop with the bloomin’ geniuses who put these beauties together. The gift of a meditative hobby that’ll last way past Valentines.

Toys and Accessories from Sex Siopa

If you’re going to get something a little saucier for the one you love, be comforted in the knowledge that you can do so with a small Irish business that ensures to provide the best of the best in toys and accessories. A gift for you both, really.

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Essential Oils from Max Benjamin

Pop a few drops of the Romantic or Love oils from Max Benjamin into the bath, your diffuser, your moisturiser, wherever really. It’ll all help to set the mood.

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Grow your Own Gourmet Flower Kit

The perfect way to give flowers to a foodie. If your Valentine loves preparing aesthetically delightful dishes at home, this Grow Your Own Gourmet Flower Kit comes with seeds, soil and instructions – they’ll be adding flowers to the fry up in no time. Available from

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Personalised Brownies and Biscuit Kits from Pompous Pantry

If there’s a person out there who doesn’t want a home made jammy dodger or a brownie slab with a loving message spelled out in shortbread letters on top, I don’t want to meet them. Pompous Pantry’s website is currently stocked with customisable sweet treats to send to the one you love.

Lovers Day Gift Box from Hen’s Teeth

Hen’s Teeth have only gone and packed up the perfect gift box for the one you love this V-Day, with romantic cocktails, coffee, a candle to set the mood and even a Lil’ Rascals inspired card. Check out this and other romantic gifts on their WEBSITE.

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