Here’s our gift guide to some locally-made gifts and products which will help make Valentine’s special even in Lockdown, from ordering a romantic meal from the new Fat Unicorn deli to giving the gift of some Mackem merchandise from Pop Recs.
1. Order from a local florist
Place an order with a local florists to cheer someone's Valentine's Day. Ashbrooke Florists are delivering on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 for Valentine's Day. Prices start from £24.95. Visit their online shop at www.ashbrookefloristsandgiftware.co.uk to place an order.
Photo: Ashbrooke Florists
2. Voucher for a couple's photoshoot, Helen Russell Photography
Treat your partner to a voucher for a romantic couple's photoshoot. Sunderland-based photographer Helen Russell is selling vouchers for a shoot at your local beach or park where she'll capture a special time in your relationship with professional, natural photos. A £100 voucher includes a portrait session and your images beautifully edited, available as digital download. Visit https://helenrussellphotography.co.uk/ to book.
Photo: Helen Russell Photography
3. Valentine's Take Away box, Six, Pier Point
Treat you and your loved one to a take away box from Six in Marine Walk, Roker. It includes: homemade crab mayo, smoked salmon, king prawns cooked with Nduja butter and lemon, cured meats, olives, pickles, a selection of local cheeses, raspberry and white chocolate tarts, chocolate-covered strawberries, locally-made sourdough, focaccia and crackers. The price is £50 and you can add wine for an additional charge. Tel: 0191 567 9374 to place your order for collection on Valentine's weekend.
4. Sunderland merchandise, Pop Recs
Make the special Mackem in your life happy with some Sunderland merchandise. Visit the Pop Recs online shop at www.poprecs.co.uk for this Sun'Lun mug, priced £7, among other items.
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