Don’t let restrictions stop you from shopping local this year. Making the choice to keep it local helps your community grow; if it’s a lack of options stunting your Valentine shopping flow this year – let our Valentine’s Guide help you to find the perfect gift for your special someone.
We’ve picked out special pieces from each local online retailer mentioned here, but feel free to do your own digging! All of these brands are local to Ireland and are working hard to supply to their customers. You can enjoy their offerings and support locally by purchasing something for yourself, to let someone know you care or for your Valentine. Whoever it may be, we hope you enjoy it and we thank you for shopping local for Valentines 2021.
Bouquet and Candle Set from Millson & Berry
Millson & Berry are a specialist floral boutique based in Antrim, Northern Ireland. They offer bespoke floral arrangements for special occasions, such as Valentines. (They also do weddings!) Millson & Berry work one-to-one with their customers to create a handcrafted arrangement styled towards your ideas. They offer delivery to your door of all their products including gift boxes, handmade candles, jars of flowers, wreaths, and preserved flowers with a personal element.
Gel Blusher by Cameo Boutique NI
Cameo Boutique NI is an online fashion boutique for ladies of Northern Ireland. They offer stylish brands and collections in clothing, accessories, footwear, fragrances, and makeup. Like this gel blusher by the eclectic brand, Paul and Joe. Other collections include Never Fully Dressed and Charli. Everything on Cameo Boutique’s website is stylish and handpicked by their own Northern Irish fashionista!
Trinket Dish by Papier Beau
Papier Beau is a delicate stationery and homewares online outlet. Based in Moneymore, Louise Moran reached for her dream and established Papier Beau in 2016. She carefully selects special pieces of stationery, gifts, and cards for her customers like this awesome trinket dish to keep rings and jewellery in, it’s available on her website among many other gems.
My World Silver Bracelet by Callaghan Jewellers
Callaghan Jewellers have been in the jewellery business since 1960, each generation leading the other. Based in the North West of Ireland, Callaghan Jewellers offer bespoke jewels that she will adore. Their Rebbecca bracelet comes in silver and rose but there are many more options available online. Including earrings by Guess and beaded necklaces by Engelsrufer.
Wild Atlantic Surfboard Co Hoodie
Wild Atlantic is an Irish Surf brand powered by wind, sun and sea. Made for the Irish and Atlantic oceans, their accessories such as the Unlocked and Untamed sweatshirt is designed to let you breathe in the elements of the wild ocean air and live life the wild way, it’s 100% cotton too.
Candle Gift Box from Olivia’s Haven
Olivia’s Haven is a luxury home fragrance boutique specialising in Soy Candles, Wax Melts, Diffusers and Gift Boxes. Their luxury gift box comprises of two candles hand tied with ribbon and foilings of gold. Your choice of fragrances range from Irish Fireside to Tea in The Orangery and there’s much more to see on their website. Locally made in Coleraine, NI.
Savage Not Average Hoodie by Ted and Stitch
Ted and Stitch are a husband and wife team from Northern Ireland. Embroidered with love, each piece is special to you. You can choose which type of clothing you want in their colours and sizes section on their website. If you want to browse for inspiration, they have plenty of classic slogan pieces on their website available for purchase including this Savage Not Average hoodie and Satin Pyjamas (you can have the initials of your recipient embroidered!)
A Pink or Green Abstract by Rachel Morrow
Rachel Morrow is a modern artist from Co. Antrim. She encapsulates the vivid movement of nature and wild emotions of the self through abstract painting on canvas and in print. Her recent series include Watercolour in Lockdown and Ocean Dreamscapes, all of which are available in her online Etsy shop.
East of India Hanging Heart from Dream Beauty
Send a sweet message with this hanging heart from Dream Beauty. A business run by Aisling, a very talented Portadown freelance makeup artist. Services offered by Dream Beauty include makeup application, The Lipstick Effect program, tanning, and nails. She’s all that plus an online store, where you can shop with Dream Beauty. Her stock includes soothing skin masks for self-care moments, decor, makeup tools, and the accessories any enthusiast would love.
A planter from Osborne Enniskillen
The Left Eyebrow Planter is a ceramic vase that’s full of character, perfect for your Valentine’s spring succulents. Osborne Enniskillen is a local business offering bespoke floral arrangements, wreaths, statement accessories, and picturesque furniture. Osborne Enniskillen is a family run company based in Enniskillen.
Hotties Hot Chocolate Gift by SAK Makeup
Give the gift of comfort to your Valentine with this cute hot chocolate pack by local brand SAK Makeup. The gift set comes with all you need to make your hug-in-a-mug plus some squishy marshmallows to top it off. You’ll be supporting a local business too.
‘Moon Sister’ Pendant Necklace from Lines and Current
A purely creative Belfast company, Lines and Current design and make dramatic jewelry within their close team of creatives and silversmiths. Funky concepts make for great accessories and that’s just what the people at Lines and Current are all about. They have an unpredictable flow; catering for both the dainty and robust jewelry wearer.
Portstewart Promenade by Aly Harte
Aly Harte is a Belfast based artist, writer, and educator. She places importance on everyday moments, objects and places by capturing these on canvas through her artistic talents. On her website, you can view more work by Aly and purchase prints and canvas directly. If galleries are your thing, you can check out her section of exhibitions or even book yourself and your valentine into an art class.
His & Her Mugs from Buy Fair Global
Buy Fair Global brings you directly to the brand and at a great price. It’s a marketplace for unique homewares bought and sold directly from the creator. These gorgeous his and her mugs are part of the Word Range by Keith Brymer, who has been selling globally for over 20 years. The products are stylish and contemporary with a touch of retro style and would look perfect in any home.
Red Heart by Ivy and Gold
Ivy and Gold is a brand for the Mama’s, the self-lovers and those who love, love. Perfect for Valentines. The Red Heart bracelet comes in 14k gold or sterling silver. The love for creating bracelets began as a type of therapy for new mum Erinn when she gave birth to her daughter Ivy, who was born with cystic fibrosis in 2019. You can view Ivy and Gold products on their website.
Dried Bouquet by Innocent Chaos
Innocent Chaos is a silk and dried flower specialised based in Northern Ireland. You might’ve spotted their works in bridal bouquets, homeware, wreaths and decor across the UK and Ireland. With flowers being a thing of beauty, it makes them a perfect gesture for Valentines. Select your posey of dried flowers from Innocent Chaos and you can have them delivered to your recipient’s letterbox.
Mia Scarf by The Dress House
The Mia scarf is the perfect accessory coming into the early Spring/Summer season of 2021. The timeless colour of the Mia scarf means that it will tone well with whatever colour of gilet or jacket your valentine will be wearing on their lockdown-walks or trips to the shop. The Dress House offers one-of-a-kind accessories and jewelry online as well as hiring occasion hats and headpieces by appointment. It truly is a one stop shop of all things beautiful. Based in Newry, NI.
Pink Cardigan from The Dresser Boutique
This pink cardigan is bound to keep you cosy and inspire you to feel every Valentine’s flutter this year. The sparkling silver jewels add a bit of glamour and drama (the perfect combination). The Dresser Boutique is a local business based in Banbridge, NI. It offers Women’s fashion in sizes 8-16, every piece is selected by the owner’s skillful eye for fashion and my goodness, aren’t they all beautiful.
Sugar Scrub from Franklins Online (Kaeso Collection)
Shop the Kaeso Collections by Franklins Online. Scrubs act as an exfoliator to remove debris of built up, dead skin. Skin is left feeling fresh and soft – perfect for coming into the new season. Kaeso Foot Scrub has Peppermint oil as an ingredient, which will moisturize whilst Lime and Ginger will give a juicy zing to whoever uses this scrub. Franklins Online offers the whole Kaeso Collection, so feel free to shop around; and you can feel good about your purchase as Franklins are also a local business with stores in Belfast, Newry and Portadown.
Letterbox Wax Melts by The Natural Beauty Pot
Made with a green ethos and organic ingredients, The Natural Beauty Pot offers handcrafted Letterbox Wax Melts. Beautifully wrapped and ethically made. Each scent in the pack has four waxes, which will burn for 8-10 hours. The Natural Beauty Pot offers more than their Natural Waxes – they also have organic make-up, hair care and skin care and homemade lip butters. This business is locally situated in Fermanagh, NI.
An original piece from Made In Mourne
Made In Mourne is a creative hub offering a curated range of home-made gifts by local artists and makers. For Valentines, Made In Mourne have hampers on offer as well as all their other beautiful stock, like this Adventure Block. It’s an original piece by art enterprise Dandelion and would make as a timeless gift for your special someone.
A Mist and Moss Candle
Mist and Moss candles are 100% pure. Each handmade and sculpted by the owner, Pauline Davis, in the Mourne Mountains. Pauline is driven by the clarity of our Irish earth and has injected this ethos into her products. A true craftswoman. Set the scene with a Mist and Moss Candle and bring a bit of nature home. Fragrances include Irish Hygge, Sea Lavender, Lemon Grass Dew – more on Mist and Moss website.
Purple Jewel Headband by Finishing Touches Too
Find the perfect gift at Finishing Touches Too for your Valentine, like this Purple Jewel Headband. Accessories, home and giftware is what this business is all about. You won’t be strapped for choice when visiting their online store. A headband is a lovely gift as it would be used as a ‘finishing touch’ to make any outfit pop this season. They also have an amazing range of stylish polarized sunglasses and stationery. A local business from Limavady.
A Shacket from Stable Lane Boutique
Stable Lane Boutique is an independent ladies clothing store situated in Coleraine offering stylish picks tailored towards the modern female. Shackets are a very useful item to have in your wardrobe! They’re the perfect mix of casual and formal, they keep you warm but not sweltered and they’re also on trend for 2021. So why not treat your Valentine to something she will love? You can also shop for shoes, t-shirts and accessories with Stable Lane Boutique online.
Sardinia Bracelet from Beauabea
Everything Beauabea offers is inspired by a love story between sass and style. It’s owner, Katie, recognises the style of the store and carefully selects items that she feels represent this message. You can sense the vibe and spirit in her collections online and in items such as the Sardinia Bracelet. You can almost hear the Medditerrianan ocean…
Fearon’s Pub Sketch by Jacqueline Rooney
Express your feelings with a gift by Irish artist, Jacqueline Rooney. Jacqueline has surrounded herself in art all her life and really took her passion by the reins when raising her sons. Her art reflects colours of nature and historic landmarks of Northern Ireland and beyond. You can view and purchase framed originals, prints and collections on Jacqueline’s website.
Date Night Outfit from JJ Donnelly Menswear
JJ Donnelly Menswear is a leading men’s retailer stocking Irish brands Vichi, Benetti & Escape footwear. Why don’t you treat yourself or a loved one to a brand new outfit this valentines? Ideal for those wanting to plan a romantic date and get dressed up this valentines, even if it is at home.
Charcuterie Board from Indie Füde
Indie Fude stock the best of everything Irish and independent, it really is that simple. From cheeses, to local chutneys – you can find everything here to make the perfect cheese board for a romantic night in this Valentines!
Designer Clothing from Graham Enniskillen
Graham Enniskillen is known for being one of the most recognised names in Northern Ireland for exclusive gentlemen’s clothing. The business now boasts an outstanding collection of the world’s finest designer labels, shoes and accessories for men and women. Shop here to find the perfect outfit for your man.
Chocolates NearyNógs Chocolate Makers
You can never go wrong with chocolate on valentines day, am I right? What makes it even better is that it’s local too! NearyNógs is a place for chocolate making, nestled between the Mourne Mountains. From drinking chocolate, to chocolate slabs – the flavour combinations are endless.
Surfing Gear at Wild Atlantic Surf Co
Are you a couple who loves to go on adventures? Gift them something from the team at Wild Atlantic Surf Co! From eco-friendly straws, to beach towels – you can pick up something really useful for your loved one this Valentines.
Personalised Prints from Pint Sized Paints
Does your other half miss going out for a pint? Gift them a pint they will always remember this valentines from Pint Sized Paints. Mixing her love of pints and paints, Niamh creates bespoke watercolour paintings of any popular form of alcohol your loved one enjoys. You can view her work over on Instagram.
Valentines Hampers from Made In Mourne
Want to give something special without going to much of a fuss? Made in Mourne aims to provide a fresh and stimulating environment to support and celebrate talented local creatives and showcase their work. With a range of handmade gifts and Valentines hampers, you will be spoilt for choice! Take a look at their website for more information.
All of the above businesses are local and open for business (online), if you’re struggling to choose, have a question or wish to discuss a certain gift idea, contact the seller by their contact information on their website and they will be very happy to assist you – just as they would in-store.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!