7 Unique Valentine’s Gift Ideas

7 Unique Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Stuck for inspiration for thoughtful gifts? Looking for unique Valentine’s gift ideas? Give something different this Valentine’s Day with some choice highlights from Uniquely Local’s Yorkshire gift experiences…

1. Recreate the pottery scene from ‘Ghost’

Your chance to become Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore for a few hours. Professional ceramicist Rachel Byass will show you and a friend how to throw pottery, as you alternate on the wheel. Studio owner Rachel, will make you your very own commemorative pot to take home, you will be guided through the process to throw and paint your own pots in your half day session.

You will enjoy a cream tea of home-made scones, home made jam and cream with tea or coffee.

The Half Day Pottery Wheel Experience  costs £185 for two people. Cue Unchained Melody…

2. Luxury chocolate making workshop

Chocolates are a cop-out Valentine’s gift, but a luxury chocolate making workshop is a gift that will keep on giving. Give a man a box of luxury chocolates and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to make luxury chocolates and he can make personal, hand-made gifts for the rest of his life.

Our Luxury Chocolate Making Workshop is set in the picturesque village of Alne near York and is £180 for two people including lunch and refreshments.

3. A two night shepherd hut glamping experience

Take a romantic break in a snug, cosy shepherds hut nestled at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds. Each hut is extremely well-appointed with a wood burner, TV/DVD, mini fridge, barbecue, bike store, private shower room and more.

York is a short drive away as is the foodie town of Malton and myriad country walks in the wolds. A 2 night stay is £220 for 2 adults and a child (the latter being strictly optional).

4. Hidden Gems food tour of York

One of our best-selling gift experiences is this unique jaunt around York’s hidden foodie scene. Climb creaking staircases to a homely Korean kitchen or discover medieval delicacies in a hidden Guildhall. 5 venues in total, with food and drink served at each.

The Hidden Gems food tour of York is £60pp.

5. Ultimate Pampering Spa Experience including Thermal Rooms

Enjoy a relaxing spa experience with your nearest and dearest or just take time to treat yourself. As well as a fabulously restorative facial and back massage you will also enjoy a deeply relaxing thermal experience. Your thermal journey will start in the Laconium (much more enjoyable than the name suggests) where you can lie back against the warm tiles for 20-25 minutes before moving to a central area offering a cooler space for a refreshing drink before you move to the second room, our Tepidarium, complete with a beautiful Himalayan salt brick wall.

The Ultimate Pampering Experience is £143 per person.

6. Cheese Making in the Yorkshire Dales

The perfect gift for those 1) love the great Yorkshire countryside, 2) LOVE CHEESE! and 3) want a cracking day out.

Join Simon at his artisan cheese factory in Reeth in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales for a day of cheese making. You’ll start the day with a delivery of milk and work your way through all the steps to turn it into cheese to be sold at markets and deli’s throughout Yorkshire. You’ll also enjoy a cheese platter lunch and get plenty of opportunities for tasting throughout the day.

The Cheese Making Experience takes place in Reeth, North Yorks and is £160 for two people.

7. Evening vineyard tour and tasting with 3 course meal

France has Burgundy, Italy has Tuscany and Spain La Rioja. In Yorkshire we have the picture postcard village of Nun Monkton, just off the A59 between York and Harrogate.

Another one of our most popular experiences, Chris and Gillian Spakouskas – the proprietors of the Yorkshire Heart vineyard – are your hosts for this evening comprising a tour, wine tasting (naturellement) and a 3-course meal.

The evening tour, tasting and meal package is £47.50pp.

The above is but a small selection of our unique and unusual gift ideas – view the full range of gift experiences here