Perfect Local Gifts
Support local this Valentine’s Day and buy your gifts from Belfast’s superb independent retailers. And why stop with your other half? With gorgeous gifts for everyone, why not send something to friends, family or someone special to wish them a happy Valentine’s Day? Check out the following retailers with online shopping.
Guilt Trip Valentine’s Day Boxes
Guilt Trip is offering a limited edition date night box to help you win your Valentine! Boxes include two pink vanilla glaze donuts, brownie, raspberry sugar dough balls and three super silky tubs for dipping (prosecco choc ganache, white chocolate and raspberry rose compote). Pre order between 1 and 12 February at guilttripcoffee.com. Collection will be available from 13 to 21 February.
Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory
Make your gifts extra sweet this year with personalised chocolate lollies, love-themed pick ‘n’ mixes and luxurious hampers from Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory. We love the Valentine’s Letterbox Gift pack – a tasty selection of treats than can be posted right through someone’s letterbox to wish them a happy Valentine’s Day.
Tracey's Farmhouse Kitchen
These gift boxes from Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen are perfect for foodie friends and other halves! Offering a real taste of County Down, the boxes include Killowen Distillery small batch gin, luxury local cheese, chocolates, biscuits, Tracey’s own homemade chutney and more. Order online from traceysfarmhousekitchen.com for collection from Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen in Killinchy or delivery in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Steensons is one of Ireland’s leading designers in handcrafted contemporary jewellery. Visit their website for unique pendants, necklaces, bracelets and earrings for women, or cufflinks, tiepins and rings for men. Game of Thrones fans will love their specially crafted Game of Thrones range.
Give the gift of something to look forward to! Buy an e-voucher from Merchant Hotel, which can be used on a future overnight stay, afternoon tea or spa package. Or treat them to a Hastings Hotels gift card that can be used at any of their seven properties. The vouchers from both hoteliers have no expiry date, so can be used whenever suits you. Or if you’re not sure what they’d like, the Belfast City Centre Gift Card can be used in over 155 businesses across retail, beauty, bars, restaurants and hotels, giving them plenty of choice for a post-lockdown treat!
Valentine's Day Dine-In Options
There’s nothing like a romantic dinner for two, and you can recreate the restaurant experience at home with these takeaways from Belfast’s finest eateries. Cook up a chef-standard meal yourself, or share the love with a tasty spread for your whole household or bubble.
Treat yourselves to a luxurious four-course dinner from Titanic Hotel. Their seriously tempting menu includes choices of slow roasted beef, confit duck leg and more, plus chocolate covered strawberries and a premium box of chocolates, all for only £25 per person! Visit their website for the full menu and details on how to order. Orders must be placed by Friday 12 February for collection on Sunday 14 February.
Cook and Dine from Hadskis
Hadskis continues to provide their Cook and Dine service each weekend, where you receive a semi-prepared gourmet meal that you can complete at home yourself. They’ve launched a special Valentine’s menu (available from 11 to 14 February) with five mouth-watering courses including a seafood starter, choice of main, cheeseboard, dessert and macaroons for £90 per couple. View menu >>
Order a stunning meal for two from Bib Gourmand award-winning restaurant Home, featuring a crispy prawn cocktail, sirloin steak, dessert and chocolates, all for £80 for two people. Email email@example.com or text 07936371218 to order for collection on Saturday 13 February.
Why not change things up a bit and set up a gourmet, indoor picnic? Order a luxury Valentine’s Day hamper from Sawers for a delectable spread of cheese, cured meats, olives, biscuits, wine, chocolates and much more. You can order on their website or call 028 9032 2021. Deliveries are available across Northern Ireland, and their store remains open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Indulge in the taste of Coppi’s Italian cuisine with ‘At Home with Coppi’. Order a three course meal for collection or delivery on Valentine’s weekend from just £25 per person. The meals come already prepared so all you have to do is heat it up at home and enjoy. Deliveries are available across the whole of Northern Ireland (Friday and Saturday only).
Enjoy a meal from Zen with your favourite cocktails on the Valentine’s weekend! The restaurant will be offering special set meals with Valentine’s cocktails from Wednesday 10 February, which can be collected or delivered to your home. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details coming soon.
Deanes to Go
‘Deanes to Go’ takeaway service operates weekly from Friday to Sunday. Choose from a delicious menu of seasonal produce, order online or via telephone and collect from Deanes at Queens. The meals are fully prepared and just need reheated at home. Sunday roasts are also available from £20 per person for three courses.
Order ‘At Home with Buba’ for three courses of eclectic eastern Mediterranean dishes, such as mezze sharing platters, spiced lamb, shawarma and falafel. Everything is prepared and cooked for you, so you can simply reheat at home. Deliveries are available across the whole of Northern Ireland (Friday and Saturday only).
Yellow Door at Hillsborough Castle
The Yellow Door café at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is spreading the love with Valentine’s afternoon tea for two, brunch boxes, special bread and treat boxes – the perfect accompaniment for a cosy day at home together! Simply order online and collect from the café which is open daily from 10am to 4pm.
Valentine’s Day Entertainment
Fed up watching the same TV series? Snuggle up with your other half and tune into something different, with live Belfast entertainment streamed right to your screen. Or have a go at our Valentine-themed puzzles.
Belfast Quiz – Valentine’s Edition
How much do you know about Belfast? With romantic facts and questions about Valentine’s Day, challenge your loved one and share your scores on Facebook and Twitter.
Valentine’s Day Puzzles
We’ve created fun online jigsaw puzzles with a romantic twist! See if you can piece together these pictures of Valentine’s Day at Belfast Zoo, Belfast Romances street art and dreamy locations across the city. Challenge your Valentine to a race to see who can complete them the fastest!
CastleCourt Live Love Songs
CastleCourt Shopping Centre is bringing you an exclusive Valentine’s gig to enjoy at home. Filmed on the rooftop of CastleCourt’s car park, ‘the Belfast Busker’ John Garrity alongside his guitarist Jonathan Cariaga, perform a set of ten love songs. You can catch the exclusive gig on CastleCourt’s social media channels from 12 February.
Get outside together and enjoy a change of scenery on these top romantic strolls.