Valentine's gift ideas in Manchester and Liverpool
Keep it local this Valentine's Day by doing your last-minute gift shopping in Manchester or Liverpool's many boutiques. From handmade jewellery to screenprinted homeware, we've selected six items from some of our favourite makers and shops. For the tardy shoppers among you, consider your last-minute Valentine's gifts covered!
You can't go wrong with jewellery and Wonderhaus's Geo Spike earrings from the Tough Love collection will help your Valentine stand out from the crowd. Obsessed by colour and form, Julia Roy Williams creates bold jewellery in her studio in the Manchester Craft and Design Centre.
Coming in bright and metallic colours such as copper, silver, eye-popping pink and sunshine yellow as well as the more traditional black, every deLacy bag, wallet and accessory is uniquely designed, cut and sewn by craftsman Edward de Lacy in Manchester.
Picture the scene – you're snuggled up in front of the fire with your S.O., with this chunky smoky-grey wool blanket from Studio Up (Lucinda Hankin) keeping you extra cosy.
The perfect gift for the stationery addict and the organised. Lead or Dead even do a beautiful bespoke wedding-invite design service, if this Valentine's Day goes particularly well...
Love is like a red, red rose... how about the thorn to match? Available in oxidised black silver as well as the more traditional white silver.
And if your S.O. is in need of some new footwear, snap up these suitably romantic boots from Dr. Martens. A bright new colourway for the iconic Pascal design, there'll be no mistaking these for your everyday shoes.