With Valentine’s Day being a little bit different this year, I’ve put together my top 10 small businesses for Valentine’s gifts for someone you love, your partner, your best mates, or even just to treat yourself!
There are so many quirky, independent businesses with the best Valentine’s Collections this year, but all of these are ones I’ve personally shopped at or I know the wonderful person behind the business!
Share some love for the small businesses you’ve shopped with this Valentine’s Day in the comments!
HONEY AND INCENSE
Honey and Incense is a safe space full of acceptance, joy, love and celebration, created by Artist & Illustrator Ruthie! Some things you should know about Ruthie – she loves to be happy, she loves reminding people of their worth, she is passionate about a good aesthetic AND she is Amy G’s sister!
Honey and Incense have 4 cheeky and spicy card designs available on their Etsy Store, all with first class postage to make sure you get them in time!
Valentine's Biscuits & Chocolates
Biscuiteers Baking Company is a British gifting retailer, specialising in hand-iced biscuits, chocolates and cakes. They have a gorgeous collection of Valentine’s Day gifts. From sweet biscuit hearts and personalised chocolates to gift vouchers, their pressies are sure to please! They also have cute Valentine's gifts for friends (Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples!) Plus, there are Vegan & Gluten Free options, so something for every biscuit lover!
Clay Pet Tags
A perfect Valentine’s treat for the special pups in your life.
Terrazzo Hound's clay pet tags are handmade in Dorset by Laura! All of their natural and lightweight tags are sea water tested and pup tested by Laura’s Dachshund Rudolph before leaving for their forever homes! Terrazzo Hound offer FREE UK postage!
R LOCKE DESIGN
Valentine's Cards & Prints
Pattern designer and illustrator Rachael Locke creates hand-painted positivity for yourself and your home! R Locke Design has a range of 10 Valentine’s products, 9 gorgeous cards and 1 lovely print, all with tropical inspired bold-colour designs. If you're struggling to find a card with exactly what you want to say, you can personalise a selection of Rachael's cards with anything you'd like to show your love!
Valentine's Sheep Felted Soap
Herbal Harmony is a natural skincare, soaps & cosmetics business, founded by Catherine Marshall, a Medical Herbalist from Dorset.
The Valentine’s Sheep Felted Soap is made with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Sunflower Oil, Essential Oils and felted with green merino wool and 2 loved up sheep and hearts design. They are available in four scents – Geranium, Lavender, Mint & Eucalyptus and Patchouli & Orange.
SWEET DREAMS CANDY
Valentine's Theme Chocolate & Sweet Jars
Sweet Dreams Candy was born from a love of all things sweet! Their mission is ‘Sweet gifts, made personal’. Sweet Dreams Candy sell retro sweet jars, half & half jars and chocolate jars with 17 designs available in their Valentine’s range!
OLIVE TREE MAKES
Clay Gifts & Keepsakes
Olive Tree Makes sell handmade, unique and personalised clay keepsakes & gifts, designed and created by owner Rachel. All orders arrive gift wrapped with soft tissue paper and carefully selected packaging – they can even post directly to the recipient with a personal hand-written message on your behalf! Perfect for anyone you can’t be with this Valentine’s day!
SCENT OF SANCTUARY
Candles, Wax Melts, Home Fragrance, Bath & Body Products
Scent of Sanctuary is a small business set in the heart of Dorset. All of their products are made by hand using high quality ingredients. Their candles are made with 100% pure soy wax – for a cleaner, non-toxic fragrance experience. Free from Parabens, Palm, Beeswax, Dyes and Synthetic Additives, and Vegan friendly.
ELLA P DESIGNS
Hand-made Earrings and Keychains
Ella P Designs is based in Bath and sells a selection of quirky, handcrafted earrings and keychains. The small jewellery business is run by Ella, a 20-year-old psychology student. These earrings are perfect for a Valentine’s gift, date night or just a little treat for yourself! They will arrive packaged in a pink mesh bag and a bubble wrap lined envelope. Plus, FREE delivery!
MRS POTTS CHOCOLATE HOUSE
Hand-made Valentine's Truffles, Pink Chocolate Buttons & Chocolate Bundles
Located in Bath and Bristol, Mrs Potts Chocolate House have two delicious independent cafes specialising in chocolate delights! Their menu features an ever-changing range of chocolate inspired deserts. With Vegan options available, there’s something for every chocolate lover!
You can shop online, where Mrs Potts offers Free Postage via Royal Mail 1st Class anywhere in the UK for orders over £30 or click & collect in store.