Cornish Gifts for Valentine’s Day
If you don't think the heart shaped beach find will cut it, share the love this Valentine’s Day (and support local at the same time) with these Cornish gift ideas.
Light of my life
Inspired by the magical beauty of Cornwall, St. Eval’s collection of wild Oak, fresh Moss and honeyed Amber scents will engender great folk stories, awaken imaginations and stir creative souls.
Sip me slowly
Forget champagne and go local, and not even for a traditional method fizz. Try a low intervention, naturally fizzy Pet Nat instead. We had hoped to include Padstow retailer BinTwo’s pink Fizzy Bum Bum (yes really) but the small run has sold out, so try this sparkling white Pet Nat from nearby Trevibban Mill instead – it’s 100% Chardonnay and tastes of apricot, peaches, vanilla, an honeydew melon.
Fill a vase full of the freshest Scented Narcissi, grown on the Isles of Scilly, wrapped in themed tissue paper and ribbon and sent direct to you from the farm to your door.
Gin cocktail masterclass
Want to treat your lover to a cocktail or two but not sure where to start? Sign up for Chameleon Gin’s masterclass on 12 Feb and pick up some tips ahead of time…
This soft organic tee from Surf Kernow speaks of warmer days to come, or is perfect for just a little bit more lockdown lounging.
Gift that keeps on giving
These string of hearts in a ceramic pot from Little Pots, Lots of Love in St Agnes are just the thing if you’re after a sweet gesture which keeps on growing.
North-coast based illustrator Jacquie O’Neill has created a range of surf, SUP and water related artwork for your woman of the sea, beautifully drawn and hand-finished, either choose a ready-to-ship print, or, she takes commissions. Don’t want to commit to a print – we love her new range of cards including this one for Valentine’s Day.
Spice up my life
Saffron, more expensive by weight than gold, has long been associated with magic and love. But did you know it is also an integral part of the Cornish culture and its history? Perfect for a little V-day treat for your foodie lover.
You can’t go wrong for a tea lover with this Single Estate First Flush and Caddy from British Tea grower, Tregothnan, deep in West Cornwall, freshly plucked from the fabulous first Spring flush. This decadent and delicious tea is lightly scented with the flowers from the tea bushes themselves – the rarest and most elegant varieties ever grown.
Chocolates by post
Seasonal Cornish made chocolates and truffles – choose a one off delivery or a subscription. Where possible the team at Chocolarder forage the ingredients themselves.
Espresso your love
Give them an Origin coffee subscription and make it last with a fancy new burr grinder. The Sage Espresso Smart Grinder Pro comes with 60 unique settings and maximises the potential of any brew – throw in the promise of coffee in bed every day for the week.
Time for bed
Curl up and get cosy, or slide in and get steamy, whichever you opt for, do it in style with stunning linen from Falmouth’s Poppy & Honesty. All-natural materials, with some gorgeous Liberty prints, which get softer and more stylish the more you wash them, which is a great excuse to get them a bit, um, dirty.
Wrap up warm
You can’t go wrong with a cosy knit (especially in this weather) and we love this modern take on a fisherman’s jumper from Finisterre – this one is only available in limited sizes now, but lots more choices too.
Ice Ice baby
Re-create your usual drinks out with a proper g&t glass to serve up your pre-dinner drinks with this glass from St Ives Liquor Co (throw in a new bottle of gin too, while you’re at it).