From making your own glass heart to buying a romantic gift from one of the city’s many quality independents, there’s plenty of ways to spoil the special Mackem in your life this Valentine’s Day.
We’ve rounded up ten of the top Shop Local Sunderland gifts if you’re looking for some gift inspiration.
5. Make your own glass heart, National Glass Centre
Make your own glass heart workshops are running at National Glass Centre. Running on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 February, you can enjoy a creative day and make a unique gift for Valentine’s Day. Minimum age 16 year and it's priced £40 each. Find out more: https://sunderlandculture.org.uk Photo: submitted
6. Valentine's at home
Enjoy Valentine's at home by ordering a grazing box or meal from a city business. Fat Unicorn at Mackie's Corner have a home cooked meal menu available for pre-order priced £22.50 per person, featuring Butternut Squash Gnocci, Coq Au Vin, cheesboard and more. Collections are on February 11 and 14 and full cooking / reheating instructions are provided. Order in store or email [email protected] Photo: Stu Norton
7. SAFC merchandise
If your partner's one true love is SAFC, there's some great gift ideas available at the ALS shop in Sheepfolds from hats and scarves to coasters and accessories. It's a one-stop shop for Black Cats. You can also order online at www.a-love-supreme.com/ Photo: ALS
8. Valentine's Gin
Local distillery WL Distillery, based in South Hetton, has brought its popular Valentine's gin gift set back for 2023. The set features 2 x 40ml miniatures for £13.99. Available to order for delivery from www.wldistillery.com Photo: WL Distillery