February is the month of love. Whether you lavish the love on a beloved partner, best friend, co-worker, family member or pet, let’s get in the mood for love.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day dates back further than you might think. It’s not just a holiday conjured up by greetings cards companies but actually has its roots in a raucous Pagan spring & fertility festival called Lupercalia held on 15th of February. It was the Church who later hitched this festival to St Valentine, who became a martyr for love by marrying in secret when it was forbidden and was executed for it on February 14th.
Fast forward to 2010 when Leslie Knope, a character on TV comedy drama show Parks & Recreation declares February 13th as “Galantines Day” and the notion of an unofficial special day to celebrate the love we have for our favourite friends exploded.
So whatever shape your love takes, however you want to say "I love you" take a look at our love inspired gift ideas...
Say it with flowers - floral inspired gifts that last longer than
a bunch of blooms
Dried Flower Gift Set £21.95
Relaxing dried flower bath tea bags £17.95
All natural warm floral scented candle £22
Say it with hearts - share a heart with your loved one
Solid wood heart tealight holder £ 14.95
Amanda Mercer Ceramics Made in Cumbria
Hanging Panel £18, House £30, Large Heart Brooches £12 large, £5 small
Handmade in Cumbria - Oil/Vinegar Bottle Set £49
Say it with art - shared memories of treasured moments in special
places or meaningful words
Northern Line Abstract Fells Framed prints £39
Caldbeck Photographer Garry Lomas Fells - Framed Prints £39
Vintage Book Quote Framed Prints £24
Say it with jewellery - share a precious metal with your loved one
L-R: Lisa Angel Sterling Silver Square Heart Pendant £17.95,
Scream Pretty Sterling Silver Heart Lock & Key Necklace £34.95
Olia Brass Heart Bracelet £14
And don't forget we have a selection of valentines cards available in our Caldbeck shop too. Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am-4pm