February is the month of love but I want to show you that it can be done locally and on a budget whilst supporting local businesses in the area. Everything you need for Valentine's Day is right on your doorstep, and you can surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day with something super special and unique from just around the corner.
Here are a selection of my gift ideas if you're lacking inspiration, this might help give you an idea of where to find the perfect gift this weekend, in time for Thursday 14th February - by the way, that's this Thursday!
With everything from chocolates to chopping boards, Goodwin & Belle in Uppingham will have something perfect for the lady or gent in your life this Valentine's Day. I particularly fell in love with these 'Terms of Endearment Notes' which are perfect to pop in a Valentine's Card to show your loved one how special they are.
You can't go wrong with lingerie! Treat your loved one to something lacy this Valentine's Day.
Fantasie Bra (£40) & Knicker (£22) Set.
Just off the High Street in Uppingham you'll find Made Gallery which features beautiful handmade jewellery and gift ware for every budget!
Surprise your other half with this pretty awesome gift from local distillery, Brentingby Gin which is personalised with their name by local calligrapher, Victoria Daws from Inviting Writing.
Purchase online here
Can't decide? How about a beauty voucher from 10a Beauty in Uppingham. Purchase a voucher of any amount and let them choose from the many pamper options available at 10a.
Full of quirky and unique gifts, Blue Gryphon is the perfect destination to find something truly unique and different this Valentine's Day!
You'll probably be familiar with Katie's collections but have you seen the adorable Limited Edition Valentines 'I Could Eat You Up' (£30) Print?
Purchase online here
One of my favourite shops for some unique pieces for Mr or Mrs Fashionista in your life! With a fantastic sale on currently too, you could grab a real bargain this Valentine's Day!
Welland Vale Garden Centre, Uppingham
A blooming gift for your beloved this Valentine's Day with the pop-up show from Amanda Steele Flowers at Welland Vale Garden Centre in Uppingham.
If your pet is your Valentine then Niche Pets have so many wonderful presents for your four legged friend this Valentine's Day. You can enjoy toast one another with some Paw-secco!