Valentine’s Gift Guide with Independent Leicester

Well, it’s that time of year again! Whether you’re treating a loved one or yourself this Valentine’s, Leicester’s independents have everything you need to share the love. Here is our Valentine’s Gift Guide that will be sure to put you in the good books!

A bit of bling!

They say diamonds are forever, and a bit of bling never hurts anyone (only your bank account, lol)! Leicester is home to some of the best independent jewellers that will earn you golden brownie points from the receiver. Some of our favourites are:


Established in 1881, Lumbers is a proud part of the city’s heritage. Their team of knowledgeable members prides itself on delivering a luxury experience that will exceed expectations.

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Lanes Fine Jewellery

This family-owned store specialises in bespoke diamond jewellery. The shop offers a consultation, where, with their exceptional customer service, the workers will help you pick out or create a truly unique piece of jewellery.

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Petersons pride themselves on their uniqueness and quality that are associated with days gone by. Their service is unparalleled, and if you leave without finding what you want, they will work harder than Santa’s elves to find something to wow you on your next visit. Being a part of the National Association of Jewellers, they have the contacts for sure!

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Sweet Tooth

If you’re sticking with the tradition this Valentine’s, you simply can’t go wrong with chocolate (or candy)! So to save you from running around frantically searching for sweet treats, we have put together a list of some of our favourites:

Cocoa Amore

Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor as the city’s best shopping experience, Cocoa Amore offers indulgent, handcrafted chocolates using only the finest ingredients from a single origin harvest. They also offer vegan and vegetarian options in eco-friendly packaging, meaning you can enjoy their products guilt-free. Chocolate calories don’t count on Valentines Day!

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Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe

This delightful candy corner has been a sweet staple in our city centre for over 90 years! ⁠ This is the place to find those traditional sweet treats that will bring back good memories.

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Whether you’re on the hunt for vegan, vegetarian, halal, or sugar-free candy alternatives, Scrumptiousss has got you covered!

Some Pampering

I don’t want to be pampered for Valentine’s Day, is what nobody said, EVER! It is not your most traditional gift, but it is definitely a brownie-point winner. Why not gift a facial, manicure, or even a skincare set?

City Laser & Skin Clinic

If your gift recipient hasn’t experienced the glow you get after a HydraFacial, then this is going to change their life. Trust us! City Laser & Skin takes pride in their commitment to a stress-free and friendly experience that ensures it surpasses your expectations. They offer a huge range of treatments, from laser hair removal and facials to thread vein removal and electrolysis, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect treatment to suit your giftee.

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The Guild Rooms

This one is for the guys! IF YOU ARE PROPOSING THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, MAKE SURE YOU GET HER A MANICURE BEFOREHAND! You’ll thank us later. The Guild Rooms is Leicester’s most glam salon that delivers on every level. The vibes, the nails, and the staff are all 10/10!

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Femi Health and Beauty

With 12 relaxing treatment rooms, including a double treatment room for a joint experience, Femi is a go-to for pampering. They offer everything from full-body massages to salt scrubs and facials!
They also stock a wide range of luxury beauty and skin care products in store. The team is incredibly knowledgeable and on hand to offer advice or answer any questions you may have.

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If you’re in need of some more ideas, why not check out our post on Unique Gifts or Date Night Inspiration for the Big Day!

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