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Lockdown 3.0 is the perfect excuse to purchase a beautiful, unique gift and order in your favourite food to indulge. Whether you are loved up or celebrating ‘Galentine’s’ / ‘Palentine’s’ there is plenty on offer, and the best part is, you get to support all of the amazing local businesses we have around us! In need of some inspo? We got you! 

Retail Picks:


Lauren, Account Manager: “No Valentine’s gifts for me this year, however I have purchased a Galentines card from @FabGabCards – they’re a couple of local ladies who make super modern and creative greetings cards, and they are indeed fab!”.

 Aura Beverley

Our Creative Director Jon will be heading over to Aura in Beverley to pick up a gift for his wife. Aura is an independent woman’s fashion and lifestyle boutique, where you can find gifts to suit every price range. 

Atom Brewery

Molly, Social Media Executive: “You can’t go wrong with craft beer! I’ll be hitting up local brewery Atom for some of the good stuff”. You can purchase from their incredible selection of craft beers,  all available on their website.

Grace Eva Cakes 

Grace Eva Cakes is doing some lovely biscuits which our Account Director Becci has coveted as being incredible. Perfect for any occasion, however Grace has created some beautiful Valentine’s inspired biscuits. You could even share these with a pal while enjoying a socially distanced walk.

Cocoa Chocolatier

Who doesn’t love receiving chocolates on Valentine’s day?! Indulge in the incredible offerings from Cocoa Chocolatier, including free local delivery on their exclusive Valentine’s Sweet charcuterie box, their love drunk Valentine’s truffle box and much more! Get your orders in quick as these are sure to be a sell out!

Little Wold Vineyard

The Little Wold Vineyard offers a great selection of local award-winning wines. The perfect treat to accompany your favourite takeaway on Valentine’s day. 

Creations by Ellikenn

If you are looking for something sweet for your loved one, check out creations by Ellikenn for all your sweet treat accessories, including party ring earrings! What’s not to love?

Foodie Faves:

We have seen so many incredible local restaurants and takeaways offering special menus, so you can enjoy the delights of your favourite cuisine, in the comfort of your own home!


Alex, Senior Account Executive: “I am tempted to order the Valentine’s Sparkling Afternoon Tea for two. It looks delicious, the perfect treat for Valentine’s day. Filled with sandwiches, Tempting Savoury Bites, Bakers Naughty but Nice’ Sweet Treats, scones and much more, all served up with a bottle of fizz, what more could you ask for.

Drewtons is also offering a three course dine at home meal which includes a lovely selection of dishes for you to choose from. Visit their website for full details. 


Alex, Designer: “Yes! I’m going for all the food related gifts. Especially Milchig and their incredible cookie selection”. 

Milchig has teamed up with the equally delicious STRETCH pizza to create the ‘Ultimate Date night in’ for the Valentine’s weekend. This includes: Two Pizzas, Milchig millionaire’s chocolate pots, 4 craft beers or wine, and a board game rental from The Boardroom on Newland avenue. They have even created a ‘single player night’ so that no one has to miss out! Check out their Instagram for the details!


Berts is offering an italian inspired three course meal and alcohol for two people priced at £45 – a bargain if you ask us! The hardest part will be choosing what to have, order yours via their website.


Ambiente’s Valentine’s menu offers a sharing platter to start, five tapas dishes, a sharing dessert and a bottle of Cava for only £50. Available for collection or delivery. Visit their website to see the full menu and order.

Anti Sauté Sauté Club

The Anti Sauté Sauté Club is offering up an incredible Valentine’s club menu which includes the ‘DFC Love Bucket’. If you are anti-Valentine’s, you can choose from the singleton’s menu! To be honest, it all sounds incredible! Sign us up. Order via Just Eat.

Rupert & Darwin

Rupert & Darwin have created ‘Something for Valentine’s…’ perfect for two to cook and eat together. Choose from the incredibly delicious menu and cook up a storm with all instructions provided. Visit the website to order.


Crofters is offering a wide selection of courses to choose from for their Valentine’s day menu. You can select three courses or there are sharing plates available, all served ready to eat. Order via the Facebook page. 

Still want more? Follow Shop Hull on Instagram for ideas and inspo on the daily  – your insider guide to supporting local.

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