Last minute love? We have what you need
Valentine’s Day 2022 is fast approaching, and with the start of the new semester, we’re sure many of you will have forgotten to give your Valentine a gift. Fear not though, we’re here to inspire you with plenty of great gift ideas no matter who you’re shopping for.
Here are eight Newcastle shops to visit for the perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day gift:
The Geordie Witch
If your Valentine loves all things spiritual, a trip to The Geordie Witch in Eldon Square is definitely worth a visit. The new shop is full of crystals and their suggested healing powers, as well as candles, incense, and books on herbs and essential oils.
If your idea of healing powers stops at vitamin C and ibuprofen, you can always take a look at their jewelry line. Think boho and hippie styles with a witty twist.
If you say you don’t like frozen cookies, you’re lying. Everyone loves cookies, and if your Valentine doesn’t, it might be time to re-evaluate your choices. Sorry, we don’t make the rules.
Millie’s cookies are the best, and a giant cookie is the perfect way to say I love you. We recommend you go all out and take advantage of their customization service – don’t be afraid to choose something cheeky.
If your Valentine loves all things gadgetry, then Menkind might have the answer to this year’s gift dilemma.
I’m not going to lie, you’ll probably be stuck in there for two hours in a gadget rabbit hole, but chances are you’ll find something that tickles their fancy. Plus, they have a range of discounts active during the Valentine’s Day period to save your bank account.
This one is a push, we know that. If your bank can take the hit, Hotel Chocolat is the perfect treat for chocolate lovers, with a Valentine’s Day range available online and in-store.
We’ve all seen and swoon over the velouté, but it’ll set you back just under £100, so maybe you’ll stick with the chocolate baskets.
You will be amazed at the range of things you can find in a charity shop. If you’re shopping for a vintage lover or someone who loves a rare find, charity shops can be a goldmine, with donating money to a good cause being a bonus.
Books, clothes, bags, dishes. Shops like Oxfam even sell records – it can be fun to take the Tube to a charity shop through Newcastle.
If the student was a store, it would be Typo. Water bottles, stationary vases, ass-shaped. Need we say more?
In all honesty, Typo is great for personal gifts. They have lots of slogan items including socks, phone cases, mugs and candles – we love the mystery gift box. Typo is the new Urban Outfitters and they are also offering 20% student discount online.
Or, any other photo printing shop. A framed photograph is a classic 10/10 gift, being sentimental and also a keepsake. Moreover, it is relatively inexpensive.
They also offer canvas prints, photo mugs and posters and even printed photo pillows, so you can spoil your boyfriend or girlfriend with an enlarged image of your face for their bed. Marvel, right?
Wilko’s plants! After college, join your green-fingered Valentine and buy him a new houseplant.
They sell both cacti and succulents and even have fake plants if you don’t think an aloe vera will live until Christmas. Pro tip – Typo, Oliver Bonas and Urban Outfitters all sell quirky vases if you want to complete the gift
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