6 peer-to-peer gift ideas for your Valentine
It feels like we’ve only just said goodbye to Christmas, but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is a great time to showcase some more independent businesses who have grown thanks to the backing of people all around Britain through Funding Circle. We’ve picked businesses that will fill you with Valentine’s spirit and give you some ideas on ways to impress your significant other, on a range of budgets! From diamond jewellers to an independent florist, have a read of the top peer-to-peer ideas for Valentine’s Day.
First up, we’ve seen many independent jeweller’s come through the Funding Circle doors over the past 3 years. One that particularly sticks out is Beverley Hill’s Jewellers, who was one of the first businesses to borrow over £200k. They are the place to go if you’re in the capital and are searching for a diamond as they’re located in the heart of Hatton Garden; the centre of the UK’s diamond trade.
2. Unique jewellery
If you’re not quite ready to say something with a diamond or are searching for fun gifts for your friends and family, you could always head down to Tatty Devine. This female design duo have been awarded MBE’s for their services to fashion and design and hand make quirky and fashionable pieces, from necklaces to cufflinks, which you can buy online or in various stockists across the country. They even do personalised pieces which will make them extra special.
Flowers make the perfect gift for anyone so if you’re around Nottingham you could visit Susan’s, an independent florist who have created Valentine’s bouquets. Alternatively, you can order a gift online to be delivered nationwide.
If nothing says it better than a card, you could visit an outlet run by M&P Cards; a small card shop chain operating in and around Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. Four of their outlets have teamed up with Thorntons so you could purchase your heart shaped chocolate gifts there too.
Speaking of chocolate, is there ever a time when it doesn’t go down a treat? We featured some peer-to-peer chocolate brands in our Christmas gift ideas blog and we’ve managed to find one more: Choc Affair who are based up in York, make fairtrade chocolate by hand and even have a heart shaped range. But, if you’re thoroughly sick of seeing heart shaped goodies they do also make animal shaped choccies like lions and crocodiles too…
6. Holiday of a lifetime
And finally, if you’re really looking to splash the cash then why not book a trip to South America this year. Infinity tours run holidays all over the continent so you could combine seeing the Iguazu Falls with soaking up the atmosphere at the Football World Cup. As hosts of the World Cup and the Olympics, our recommendation would be to visit Brazil, as there’s never been a more exciting time to go!