10 unique Valentine's gifts

21 January 2021

Unique Valentine’s Gifts

Treat your loved one to a special Valentine’s gift this year, with presents unique to Norwich and Norfolk. From locally produced food & drink, to jewellery, gift hampers and more.


1. Plush presents from The Bear Shop (this specialist charming shop has customers from all over the world)

Home to stunning hand-crafted bears and cuddly toys, The Bear Shop is the perfect place to find a gift for those friends and family members you can’t see right now. So while you can’t hug your loved ones, let a bear from The Bear Shop do it for you.

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The Bear Shop, Norwich

2. Queen of Hearts Gin from Gyre & Gimble

New kids on the block, Gyre & Gimble boast an amazing choice of locally-produced gins available for delivery straight to your front door. Their gins take inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, such as the Queen of Hearts – a cherry and citrus flavoured gin. A perfect treat for Valentine’s Day this year.

Queen of Hearts Gin, Gyre & Gimble

3. Fresh Norfolk produce online from The Goat Shed at Fielding Cottage

If your lover is a foodie, celebrate Valentine’s with some delicious Norfolk artisan produce from Fielding Cottage. Enjoy produce such as condiments like Green Tomato Chutney and Victoria Plum Jam from Garden Pantry, Honingham Honey and Norfolk Mustard’s Beer Mustard. There’s also cookies from the Norfolk Cookie Company, and to wash it all down – Strawberry & Rhubarb and Cloudy Lemonade Posh Pop. You can even buy Fielding Cottage’s award-winning Wensum White goats cheese, goats milk soap and body lotion.

4. Statement pieces from Sonkai

If you’re wanting to really ‘wow’ a loved one this Valentine’s Day, then we’d recommend checking out Sonkai. This designer jewellers is home to a stunning range of gold and platinum collections, all handmade in Norfolk and Norwich. But as well as stocking an incredible range of necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings, they also offer a bespoke service for those looking to create that one-off statement piece. Creating new and unique pieces is their speciality.

Sonkai Bench

Sonkai, Norwich

5. Unique gifts from Jarrold

If you’re looking for Valentine’s gifts this year, you can’t go wrong with Jarrold. This independent retailer is home to designer brands, homeware, literature, and incredible food & drink at The Deli. They also have a great range of unique gifts that can only be found in Norfolk and Norwich, specifically crafted or produced by local businesses. Or why not grab one of their beautiful gift boxes and make your own hamper for your loved ones?

Unique gifts in Norwich

Jarrold’s Deli

6. Whisky & liqueurs from The English Whisky Co.

Launched in 2006, The English Whisky Co was England’s first registered whisky distillery for over a century! Since then, they’ve quickly established themselves as the experts in this field, producing award-winning whisky, liqueurs, and creams. Treat a loved one this year with a bottle of their famous Malt Whisky, or let them explore the English Whisky range with a taster box. You can even get your bottles engraved for that personal touch.

7. Personalised jewellery from Lisa Angel

Home to unique, hand-crafted gifts, Lisa Angel has become a favourite amongst residents and visitors to Norwich. Here you’ll uncover quirky gifts that can’t be found anywhere else on the high street. Lisa Angel also offers a great personalisation service too, for those looking to treat that special someone in their life. Everything from personalised necklaces, bracelets and rings, to coffee cups, make-up bags, and even cocktail sets!

Lisa Angel, Norwich

8. Gift vouchers from The Maids Head

The site of The Maids Head Hotel has been a place of hospitality since the early 12th Century, welcoming guests to the city of Norwich for hundreds of years. It’s no surprise then that they’re masters of their craft! Why not treat a loved one to a unique experience at the Maids Head? Everything from champagne afternoon tea to 5-course taster meals. The perfect post-lockdown treat for you and your loved ones.

Maids Head Hotel Autumn breaks

The Maids Head Hotel

9. Sweet treats from Macarons & More

Macarons & More has been offering up delicious macarons, brownies, cakes, and sweet treats in Norwich since 2011, and quickly became a favourite amongst visitors and residents alike. This year, treat your friends or family to something sweet, with a box of delicious Macarons from award-winning chef Tim Kinnaird. Enjoy flavours like pistachio, salted caramel, strawberries & cream, cappuccino, and more.

10. Strawberry & Pepper Gin from Bullards

If we’re talking gin, we have to mention Norwich’s award-winning producer, Bullards. They have a stunning range of coastal and London Dry gins, but for something special this Valentine’s we’d recommend their Strawberry & Black Pepper gin. It’s sweet aroma of strawberries is incredible, and the red bottle it comes in is just beautiful!

Bullards at the Ten Bells

Bullards Gin

Check out our shopping guide for more amazing gifts from Norwich & Norfolk