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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

lush valentines gift box
Image provided by Lush

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

valentines cocktails and desserts from cosy club
Image provided by Cosy Club

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.

Discover amazing menus and offers at Las Iguanas and out-of-this-world desserts at Kaspa’s.

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).

Little luxuries

A model wearing red lingerie
Image provided by Boux Avenue

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.

Discover gorgeous lingerie at Boux Avenue and Ann Summers with designer PJ and boxer sets at Tommy Hilfiger and Next or take him off to Suit Direct for a brand new tailored look.

Romantic meals at home

A platter of treats from M&S
Image provided by M&S

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

A box of pinkpenguin chocolates
Image provided by Hotel Chocolat

While you’re searching for the perfect gift for partners – don’t forget your other loved ones.  Hotel Chocolat, Krispy Kreme and Waterstones are brilliant for picking up little finds for all ages.

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

A variety of valentines cards
Image provided by Paperchase

Paperchase has you covered… Happy Valentine’s Day one and all.

Discover the best places to eat, drink and shop at Drake Circus and The Barcode and follow us @drakecircus 


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