Valentine's gift ideas in Manchester and Liverpool

Feature by Alexandra Fiddes | 12 Feb 2016

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!

1. Wonderhaus Geo Spike earrings – £35
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.

2. deLacy Mercury Copper shoulder bag – £70
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.

3. Studio Up smoke and orange throw – £108
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.

4. Lead or Dead handmade pencil case – £45
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...

5. Selina Campbell small thorn bracelet – £45
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.

6. Dr. Martens Pascal boot, Valentine's Day limited edition – £110
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.

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