Create the perfect Valentine’s Day with Drake Circus
Valentine’s Day is coming and Drake Circus and The Barcode have everything you need to plan the perfect 14th February.
Go big and indulgent and treat someone you love to a day out or an evening full of love. Discover thoughtful gifts to suit their personality or go for a classic Valentine’s surprise (who can truly resist their favourite perfume, a gorgeous bouquet of flowers or delicious box of chocolates?).
With beautiful jewellery, designer nightwear, menus for romantic nights in or fun nights out with your best friends, Drake Circus and The Barcode are on hand to make Valentine’s Day something truly memorable this year. Love (from friends and family to your other half) is in the air…
Classic can’t-go-wrong Valentine’s gifts for her and him
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Looking for luxury perfume and aftershave? Head to Superdrug, The Fragrance Shop, The Perfume Shop (where you can find the newly launched Marc Jacobs Perfect EDT from 1st February) and Boots for Chanel, Dior and more to find their new signature scent (or update their current favourite).
For indulgent bathing and body hampers, Lush has created a special 2023 Valentine’s range featuring limited-edition bath bombs, bubbleroons and bath melts made with ingredients like Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and luxurious essential oils – from Sicilian lemon to Pakistani rose absolute. From 3rd-14th February, you can also pick up their Fresh & Flowers Box in-store with the ‘freshest artisan cosmetics for the ultimate romantic experience’. Find out more here.
For delicious chocolates go to Hotel Chocolat for their Chocolate & Fizz collections plus boxes of colourful hearts and macarons specially created for Valentine’s Day. And, don’t forget to pick up a huge bouquet of flowers from Marks & Spencer – go for spring tulips and lilies as a refreshing alternative to red roses.
Where to plan your Valentine’s Day out
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For a classic romantic date, Cosy Club is the perfect spot serving up brunches, classics, cocktails and fizz. The Valentine’s menu includes the indulgent Love Triangle sharing dessert, a trio of desserts including a prosecco and raspberry posset with shortbread, vanilla cheesecake with a gooey caramel centre and chocolate covered strawberries.
If you just want to hang out over sushi, burgers or bubble tea, the huge selection of cafes and restaurants at The Barcode makes it the perfect backdrop for a laidback gettogether. And, for an alternative evening out to remember, lose yourselves at Boom Battle Bar with entertaining axe throwing, karaoke and shuffleboard or head to Paradise Island Adventure Golf.
Dinner and a movie? Book some seats at Cineworld and celebrate Palentine’s/Galentine’s with your favourite people in the world (enjoy Brewdog’s burgers, wings and salads paired with cocktails, beers and wine before or after).
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Want to gift something truly special? Drake Circus is home to some of the world’s leading jewellery and watch brands including Breitling, TAG Heuer and Omega while Pandora’s personalised charms and engraved gift sets make thoughtful presents easy. You’ll also find gorgeous designs at Drakes, Ernest Jones, Fraser Hart and Warren James.
Romantic meals at home
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For wine and Prosecco, delicious sharing menus and decadent desserts, Marks & Spencer’s huge selection of Valentine’s ideas is the place to plan the perfect night in. With mix and match offers on mains and sides alongside specially created limited edition buys, you’ll be utterly inspired.
Gifts for friends, family and kids
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Gift cards and experiences
Really not sure what to buy someone? Most of Drake Circus’ stores offer gift cards or treat them to an unforgettable experience or day out. From Cineworld vouchers to treatments at the Laser Clinic via Boom Battle Bar and Paradise Island Adventure Golf, there is definitely something for everyone.
Finally, don’t forget your Valentine’s cards
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Paperchase has you covered… Happy Valentine’s Day one and all.
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Last updated Friday 8 September, 2023