Tunbridge Wells Valentine’s Day Gift Guide featuring over 35 gorgeous gifts from local businesses around Tunbridge Wells…
I don’t normally do a great deal to celebrate Valentine’s Day but during lockdown especially, I think it is worthwhile putting in a bit of extra effort to add some sparkle to your day. Whether that’s getting some yummy food from a Tunbridge Wells business, treating your kids to a Valentine’s Day surprise or buying your ‘significant other’ something thoughtful – we have lots of options from independent businesses around Tunbridge Wells and surrounding villages/towns to share with you.
The My Tunbridge Wells Christmas Gift Guide was a roaring success and I’m delighted to bring some more lovely local brands to you. Enjoy!
For your little loves…
♥ Play dough is such a hit in our house and we have been loving our colourful kit from Crowborough based Clops and Pops Dough. They also have a
Valentine’s Kit which includes soft and mousse like Cherry, Vanilla and Strawberry doughs, hand dyed sensory chickpeas, and a range of beautiful themed accessories! All of the kits in their range are absolutely adorable! Have a look and see what takes your fancy…
♥ Mama Makes Books is a brand new Tunbridge Wells based children’s publisher which has just launched its first baby books! My daughter adores these books which are hugely interactive and make reading with her so much fun. Enter the competition to win a copy of the first three titles or find out how to purchase the books via the website.
♥ Noble Bakes
has a limited supply of Valentine’s Day colour your own biscuits kits. The super-cute kits include five vanilla biscuits topped with marshmallow flavour fondant. These come complete with a mini pot of edible glue, a paintbrush, pot of sprinkles and a set of eight edible ink pens – perfect to keep the whole family happy. The boxes are £15 for delivery nationwide, or £12 for delivery within Crowborough. To order email firstname.lastname@example.org
♥ My daughter was given this adorable Emma Bridgewater Pink Hearts Melamine Tea Set for Christmas and plays with it daily. It is such a sweet gift and she carries it around the house with her having little tea parties with her teddies. I know it’s not a local brand but thought I would include it anyway…
♥ Jeremy’s Home Store
in Tunbridge Wells have the most impressive range of jellycats I have ever come across! And they’re not just for kids either. Choose from traditional bunnies and animals or go for the amusables, ocean life and bashfuls. There are so many choose from and are always a welcome gift! Although the shop is closed, they are fulfilling online orders daily from their local warehouse.
♥ Have a look at these fun ‘fill your own’ Valentine’s crackers from Every Cloud
, that can be stuffed with favourite sweets, cute little notes or something else! A ‘sweet’ idea for someone you love – no matter what age they are.
Gifts for her or him….
What makes the perfect gift? I think it is something that is useful but also luxurious or something that makes you feel good when you use / wear it. In some cases something fun can work really well too, so long as it has a purpose once the joke is over! Sites like awesomegifts.com/ have some really light hearted and gender neutral unique gifts. It’s all about thinking outside the box…
♥ Apothecary & me
is a new Kent based skincare brand. Unwrap the gorgeously packaged St Valentine’s Gift Box to reveal Apothecary & me’s flagship product, illuminate face oil and a beautiful handmade valentine’s biscuits from Purple Flour
. Anita has kindly offered a discount code for £5 off your purchase. Just use TWHEART21 at checkout.
♥ From pretty personalised aprons to picture frames, faux flower arrangements and more, Tunbridge Wells based Lime Tree London
has a lovely selection of gifts for adults as well as some gorgeous gifts for your little loves too.
♥ Crowborough based Lovingly
have some gorgeous heart shaped olive wood products for Valentine’s Day as well as soap gift sets too.
♥ You can’t go wrong with a candle! Have a look at Feather & Field’s hand poured, luxury candles from Kent. Gorgeous fragrances, natural waxes and beautiful vessels.
♥ Give the gift of radiant skin, strong hair and nails, plus boost joint health with Naked Collagen. With each serving includes 9 grams of protein and just 35 calories, Naked Collagen is really simple to mix in with one of your favourite drinks and is free of additives and artificial sweeteners too.
♥ I love this sentiment behind these handmade rustic hugs from Mikha Creations
– a wonderful keepsake for your loved ones.
♥ Wadhurst based Self Care Sundays Box
has two incredibly special offers this Valentine’s Day – check out the Girl’s Virtual Spa Night In Valentine’s Package, and the couples Date Night In Valentine’s Package.
♥ Fowle Hall Flowers
in Tonbridge has some gorgeous real and faux floral wreaths for your door or elsewhere around the home.
More Tunbridge Wells Valentine’s Day Gift Guide ideas…
♥ Bring the spa to your home with a luxury aromatherapy bath soak and body scrub from local Arbonne consultant, Christina Smith
♥ Wadhurst based Artist Abstract Earrings have some charming colourful creations inspired by UK landscapes. Delivery is free and many of the designs are under £10. Use the code MTWELLS10 for 10% off.
♥ The Wells Candles Co is a terrific Tunbridge Wells brand offering a beautiful Valentine’s Gift Box available in three of their signature scents – Peony, Pomegranate and Cassis & Fig and including a 100ml diffuser and a mini 90cl candle. Choose from online delivery or click and collect from Langton Green.
♥ LoveLox London
offer the loveliest of lockets which you can personalise with photo insertion and an engraved message. They are reasonably priced and if you get your order in asap, you should get it before Valentine’s Day!
The beautiful Bloom Foundry
in St John’s, Tunbridge Wells has some very special Valentine’s Bouquets this year including a romantic bouqet of red ‘Naomi’ roses hand tied with eucalyptus and tree fern. Have a look at the gorgeous window display too – always bringing so much cheer!
♥ Lemon Drop Designs
in Crowborough have some adorable Valentines Day earrings and cards plus lots of other pretties in the online shop! Sooooo colourful and lovely….
♥ Sevenoaks based Thistle & String has a whole section on their website dedicated to Valentines Day. My particular favourite is the House of Love Door Wreath! Absolutely stunning…
♥ You local Tropic Skincare
consultant, Suze Cresswell is offering several gift with some great options including a Joy Drum with essential oils, pillow mists, Tropic’s daily essentials and more.
♥ Art Hub Gallery in Tunbridge Wells has an exclusive Valentines Special. ‘Cherish’ 2021 is a beautiful new print by Iaysha Salih, created with love for you and your nearest & dearest.
♥ Local Neal’s Yard Consultant
, Sarah Walker has teamed up with Tunbridge Wells made Total Babe Face Masks
to put together a thoughtful bundle for Valentine’s Day – including a handmade mask, hand sanitiser, RHS floral postcard and a little pot of Wild Rose Beauty Balm.
♥ Pretty Crafty Jules
has some rustic clay creations available this Valentine’s Day. Based in Kent, these personalised, handmade keepsakes would make a lovely gift.
Life is sweet!
♥ Tunbridge Wells based ChiChi Bites and Mayflower Blue have teamed up together to offer a Valentine’s gift of beautiful blooms with something sweet. There are three different options to choose from – check them out!
♥ Bean Smitten is an independent specialty coffee roasters in Flimwell We loved their Christmas Blend and are now working our way through ‘Homeschool Fuel’. They also have just the gift for that coffee lover in your life – ‘Espresso your Love’!⠀⠀⠀
♥ Hollie’s Little Cakery
(based in The Pantiles) is doing a range of gorgeous Valentines-themed baked goods. There’s a cookie set, cupcake set and a mini treat hamper to choose from. Head over to Hollie’s Little Cakery’s website for more info.
♥ Sprinkles Cakery
has lots of edible treats to choose from; cupcakes and treat boxes for local hand delivery around Tunbridge Wells and biscuit gift boxes and edible prints to add to your own creation for postal across mainland Uk. Check out the Valentines shop online
♥ Bake Me Happy
, based in Rusthall is taking orders for delicious Valentine’s cupcakes. Choose a box of 6 mixed flavours heart shaped brownies. All kinds of yuminess! You’ll need to be quick though…
♥ Have you been to visit The Cheese Shop
, Tunbridge Wells yet? This little gem (in St John’s) has been welcomed with open arms to the area and I can see why! Choose from a wide selection of high quality cheese including the best from local Kent and Sussex cheese makers as well as a wide range of the finest crackers, chutneys, jams, and artisan chocolates, with local gins, ales and cider completing the line up.
ancy a steamy night in with Mr Ames? Apparently the best kept secret in tea – Mr Ames Tea
is an ethically and sustainably sourced tea provider based in Kent, with a superb range of flavours. Select four teas (excl decaf) and enter code valentine21 at check out, to receive your chosen selection for £14, free delivery. Then sit back and relish every sip.
♥ Valentine’s Day treats from Kat’s Cakes include Kat’s Ultimate Dipping box, Cupcake box, Brownie tray and a Treat Box. Spaces are filling up fast though so you’ll need to be quick.
♥ Hurrah & Hei, based in Hawkhurst, offer l
etterbox gifts filled with UK based makers. The Love Letterbox Gift includes all sorts of loveliness including hand made artisan chocolates, copper heart fused glass pocket keepsake, botanicals & petals and more!
♥ Run by two Tunbridge Wells sisters, Plateau Artisan is delivering absolutely mouthwatering grazing platters. The ‘Heart Plateau’ is a charming charcuterie and luxury cheese platter and the ‘Plateau Moyen’ is a larger round plate which includes a gorgeous baking camembert surrounded by gorgeous charcuterie, artisan bread and accompaniments. Orders must be made no later than Sunday 7th Feb by emailing email@example.com / phoning 07555548470.
has some tantalising Valentine Chocolate treats. It’s free delivery within a 3-mile radius of Tunbridge Wells Clock Tower for orders over £10. Their “seasonal special” is a stunning Ruby Chocolate Heart Hot Chocolate Bomb which looks sublime.
♥ The Woodland Market
at Kingdom in Penshurst has some fantastic french cheeses, wine, and many other products from Borough Market available. Open daily from 9am to 4pm, check it out for yourself and enjoy a walk while there too.
♥ Tonbridge Fudge Kitchen is offering a Valentine’s gift box containing three 130g bags of homemade fudge, all made with fresh double cream, in vanilla, white chocolate and raspberry, and chocolate and Irish cream liqueur flavours. All beautifully presented in a hand-finished gift box. The price is £14 including postage, or £12 for Tonbridge delivery.
Something for your pooch?
♥ Dog owners – will you be treating your four legged friend too? The Mucky Hound Store
has some tantalising treats that your dog will go woof for!
I hope you found the Tunbridge Wells Valentine’s Gift Guide useful? We have also written a blog post highlighting Valentine’s Day Meals in Tunbridge Wells
– the best lockdown options which you might find handy too!