Gift ideas for her…and him
For all of those stuck for Valentine’s Day inspiration, check out these 10 local businesses who are conjuring up gifts to keep you in the good books. You’ll be earning brownie points — quite literally — in no time.
Pigs Loves To Paint
South African born artist, Nicole de Villiers, has a unique, classy and quirky style. She does commissions if contacted and has recently specialised in pet portraits. You can find great hand-made earrings on her Etsy store or check out her Facebook and Instagram pages for her latest creative creations.
Claire & Scott Pearse comprise Elementisle: a small family run business, specialising in creating contemporary Manx-inspired jewellery. The unique beauty and hidden depths of this mythical place we call home inspires their designs. You can check out their website or check their Facebook and Instagram pages.
Flourish & Bloom
Catering for every occasion, florist Flourish & Bloom will be well-primed for Valentine’s Day. Their rainbow roses are particularly eye-catching. You can call ☎️ 434846, email 📥 email@example.com and check Facebook / Instagram for the latest offers.
Silver Spoon Rings
Handcrafted and upcycled craftsmanship is what Silver Spoon Rings offer. All silver spoon rings are made from vintage / antique silver cutlery dating from the 16th century onwards. There is an extensive range of bohemian rings, bangles and viking themed jewellery. Check the website, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Brownie Boss IOM
Nothing says Valentine’s quite like chocolate. Gooey chocolatey homemade joy delivered straight to your door is surely the way to your partner’s heart. The Brownie Boss delivers to the Douglas & Onchan area. Look on the website, Facebook and Instagram to see what chewy slices of heaven are on offer.
An independent record store specialising in vinyl, both new and old, Sound Records are a throwback to the golden age of record stores. Jack, Ed & Owen are insanely passionate music-obsessives who offer a great selection, in every conceivable genre. This could be the Valentine’s gift with a difference. Head to the website or Facebook and Instagram pages to see the latest selection.
Small baking business, Ashlyn Bakes specialise in cookies, muffins, cupcakes and brownies. Ashlyn is already taking orders for mixed boxes of love which closes on 12th February so get ordering fast! Contact via Facebook or call ☎️ 300542.
Fair trade, ethically sourced, sustainable and funky, Shakti Man are not only socially conscious, they are funky too. A vast range of clothing, kitchenware and other ‘Shakti staples’ give plenty of variety for that special gift. You can head to their Ramsey store or order online via their website. The Facebook and Instagram pages have all the latest offers.
Claire Christian Couture Ltd
High-end boutique and luxury womenswear is provided by Manx fashion designer Claire Christian and her eponymous store. Creating modern, feminine and artisan clothing, Claire’s range offers a unique retail shop for women on the Island. You can head to the store or check out the website, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Celtic and Manx inspired jewellery including bracelets, bangles, rings, charms, cuff-links and many more are all available in Celtic Gold. There’s something for everyone, from ancient designs to more modern. Head to the Peel store or you can see all offers on their website and Facebook pages.