Love it or loathe it, February 14th is almost upon us. Whether this special day for love has you rolling your eyes, or gets you all weak at the knees, we’ve gathered a great selection of Scottish Valentine’s gift ideas to suit everyone. We’ve been sure to include lots of our Argyll favourites, guaranteed to wow that special someone in your life.
A heart-shaped box of chocolates is nice, but can be somewhat predictable. Start their Valentine’s Day off right with a big cup of coffee in bed, accompanied by a tasty chocolate nibble. We love these big handmade coffee mugs, designed for Argyll Coffee Roasters by ceramicist Karen McPhail. The caffeine lover in your life will rejoice at this special morning treat.
A romantic night away that won’t break the bank! Available up until the end of April, our Winter Offer is priced from £85 per double room. Sink into one of our deep sofas with a warm whisky alongside your significant other or get outdoors to try catch a glimpse of Scotland’s favourite coastal wildlife. We’ve even included a full Scottish breakfast for each of you!
An intimate bath for two can be the perfect end to Valentine’s Day. We recommend setting the scene with some Zing Organics candles. Ethically handcrafted on the banks of beautiful Loch Fyne, we love their apothecary style glass jar wax gifts. Their Spa Botanical Candle comes in four inspiring scents and are the perfect accompaniment to a bit of pampering.
Want to keep things light-hearted? Celebrate your true lust/love for someone with some of Scotland’s best slang. Gie it Laldy’s card selection will make sure you get the message across without getting too mushy. Our personal favourite? “A Pure Luv Ye … like actual, pure millions.”
Nothing says celebration like Champagne! Whether you’re about to pop the question, or simply want to enjoy Valentine’s Day with your partner in style, our celebratory bottle of Champagne is the perfect treat. Sip on Henriot, Brut Souverin NV Champagne, served in our relaxing cocktail lounge with stunning views across the bay. If you are planning to get down on one knee, take a look at our favourite proposal spots around our grounds.
Want to make sure that love is truly in the air? An enchanting scent makes the perfect gift for both men and women alike. For the ladies, we love Arran Aromatic’s After the Rain Eau de Toilette, with its earthy sandalwood notes and romantic rose tones. For the men, the spicy base and warmer floral aromas of their Lochranza Mens Eau de Toilette is an affordable favour.
We’re great believers of supporting the work of local Argyll artists, so much so, that we stock some of our favourite pieces in our hotel. Lucy Jane Walsh hand makes intricate silver jewellery, inspired by the natural Scottish environment surrounding her studio. You can pick up some of Lucy’s beautiful designs in our hotel reception or get in touch to discuss a personal commissioned piece.
Choosing a personalised gift for a loved one is a thoughtful way to show them how much you care. Seahorse’s Birchwood engraved hearts and cards are a delightful way to spruce up the home with a token they’ll love coming home to. The family business on Argyll’s pretty, green island adore personalising items, stating that it helps to “evoke memories and tell little stories”.
A bit short on time? Take a look at our full range of Experience Gift Vouchers. We’ll send your gift by e-mail as soon as you order it! We don’t recommend that you leave Valentine’s Day to the final second, but if you do, they’re a great last-minute solution.