Don’t buy your Valentine any old mass-produced gift; it simply doesn’t cut the mustard in quite the same way as a special, unique, quintessentially Cornish present.
We know it’s hard to find the right gift and Google doesn’t always help, so we’ve done the leg work and scoured The Duchy to compile this list of the best Cornish gifts you can proudly give your beloved this Valentine’s Day. We guarantee they’ll all earn you mega brownie points.
In no particular order, here are the gifts to make your partner swoon this V-Day.
The Kernow Chocolate Becky Bettesworth range: 24 Bar Collection
Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like chocolate, which is why you can’t go wrong with a box of Cornwall’s finest locally produced chocolate from – you guessed it – us! A total of 24 unique and mouth-watering flavours are packed into this scrumptious box, all of which will make your other half go weak at the knees. Plus, as an added bonus there are so many bars they will just have to share some with you! #winwin. Click here to buy.
A Disco Beads Treat
Disco Beads stock a whole host of affordable, fun and funky jewellery that never fails to raise a smile. Browse their collection and go for something in your loved one’s favourite colour, or if your struggling to choose, go with their ‘Valentine’s Bracelet’…what could be more perfect? You could even top the look off with the matching necklace and earrings too! Made right here in Cornwall, Disco Beads have something for everyone.
A St Eval Candle Company Hamper
You can’t get much more Cornish than the St Eval Candle Company. Based on a traditional working farm and inspired by the nature that surrounds them, their range of candles, soaps, lotions, room sprays and diffusers have proved to be a real hit – which is exactly why this hamper makes the perfect Valentine’s gift. A personal fave is ‘Seasalt,’ a beautiful scent that transports you to relaxing Cornish coastal walks and serenity. Your other half will love it and so will you! Take a look here.
A trip to Bedruthan Hotel Spa
If you are trying to score yourself some serious brownie points then this gift won’t let you down. As well as impressive facilities, the Bedruthan Spa offers a range of treatments, packages and special offers to choose from. Plus, their sensory spa garden is a must for every human on the planet. It’s incredible – trust us. Click here for more info.
Milk and Dark Chocolate Shot Cups
These are simply amazing. Just fill with your favourite tipple, sink the shot and eat the evidence! This would be the perfect gift alongside a bottle of your loved one’s favourite drink. If these don’t start your Valentine’s celebrations with a bang, then nothing will. Shop here.
A Made for Life Organics Treat
Made for Life by Spiezia Organics is a Cornish skincare company. They developed their products by combining dermatological science with the strength of pure botanicals. When they say their products are 100% organic with no chemical additives, they mean it! Your partner’s skin deserves nothing less than the gift of natural Cornish goodness. Purchase yours here.
A Romantic Meal at Lusty Glaze
Tucked away in a private, secluded cove with breath-taking views and food to match, Lusty Glaze is the epitome of relaxed and cosy dining, making it the perfect venue for a table for two this Valentine’s Day – but be quick! It’s sure to fill up pretty fast. Book your table here.
A Milk Chocolate Cornish pasty
Proper job! This a Cornish-themed gift to the extreme. We took a cast of our local pasty made by the Chough Bakery in Padstow and made a mould out of it. Forget steak and potatoes, this pasty is solid milk chocolate and it would be the ideal gift for anyone who loves Cornwall as much as we do. Buy yours now.
A Bottle of Tarquin’s Gin
Fragrant handpicked violets, fresh orange zest, Kosovan juniper, Bulgarian Coriander, Polish angelica root…with ingredients like these, you can tell this isn’t just any old gin. That’s because when the Cornish set their mind to producing a gin, they don’t stop until they are gold medal material (in case you were wondering; yes, this gin did win a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition). Give the gift of Tarquin’s this Valentine’s Day and prepare your taste buds for something phenomenal. Well, that’s if your partner is kind enough to share, if not, maybe buy a bottle for yourself too!
Chocolate floral thins
Why buy flowers when you can buy chocolate floral thins? This beautiful box contains a tantalising mix of the most delicious milk, dark and white base chocolates, hand-moulded in floral thins. Trust us, the lucky recipient will love them!
There you have it, our top local Cornish gifts for the ultimate Valentine’s Day inspiration. If you still need some more ideas, check out our chocolate shop or pop in and see us at the chocolate factory!