Make this Valentine’s Day extra special with these great gifts

If you and your loved one are running out of time – and ideas – to plan a Valentine’s Day surprise this year, don’t worry.

There are enough pressures in life without having to stress about how to treat the special man or woman in your life on Valentine’s Day, the day of the year that is dedicated to love and relationships.

So, to save you stressing out, we make it a little easier for you by bringing you a selection of top gift ideas that you and your partner will love…

Enjoy a romantic weekend at the Erigmore

Relax with your loved one in one of Erigmore’s luxury spa lodges – with your very own hot tub.

Enjoy the additional Valentine’s Romance Package, which includes a bottle of Champagne on arrival, scattered rose petals, a classic movie night pack (featuring films and snacks), a box of Lily O’Briens chocolates and even a late check-out (12noon on departure day).

The two-night highland spa package is available for £545, while the two-night boutique spa package is just £525. Each package is available for arrival on February 9 and 10 or February 16 and 17.

For more information please contact a member of the Erigmore Guest Services Team on 01350 727 236 or

Visit the Erigmore Hotel website for the latest offers.

Raise a glass at Beer @ the Barn

The fourth annual “Beer @ the Barn” event will run over the weekend of February 16 and 17 and is being held indoors at the Barn, Banchory, just next to where the summer festival is held.

Available over the weekend will be a range of craft beers, gins, ciders, rum and Prosecco, as well as fantastic live music and tasty street food – all inside the warmth of the Barn!

Tickets are now on sale and will include your first drink token, a festival cup, programme and all the great live music!

The event has partnered with Stagecoach buses to allow easy transport to and from the festival. A great present for any lover of quality drinks, food and music!

For further information, please visit the Banchory Beer Festival website.

Show your affections this Valentine’s Day and get your loved one something extra romantic from the Trinity Centre

The Trinity Centre has given cupid the day off – from jewellery, fragrance, lingerie, to killer heels and outfits to rock date night we have something for everyone’s tastes.

We have a wide range of jewellers to choose from; Warren James, H. Samuel and Ernest Jones all stock some of your favourite brands including Chamilia, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Hugo Boss and much more.

If you feel like purchasing something more personal, speak to the team at Northern Diamond who will create you something bespoke.

Feeling a little saucy? Check out Debenhams range of luxurious lingerie, perfect for date night.

You can also pick up your favourite Valentine’s Fragrances from Debenhams or Superdrug.

Whether you’re whisking your partner away for a weekend, just finding an excuse to get out of the house or having a date night-in we have everything you need to make sure it rocks – for a movie night grab a box set or the latest DVD release from HMV.

Heading for a night out? Make sure to dress the part with a little help from Debenhams and some of their top high-street brands including Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, Fred Perry and Jack & Jones.

Don’t forget for beauty both Debenhams and Superdrug have some fabulous brands available including much loved Benefit, Urban Decay, Too Faced and E.L.F. Cosmetics.

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or fancy yourself a bit of a comedian don’t forget to pick up your must-have card from Clintons or Card Factory, they have a wide selection at affordable prices.

You can also pick-up some lovely gifts such as soft toys, photo frames and cute bits and bobs to make your partner feel super special.

Find out more here.

Whisk your loved one away to the Highlands this Valentine’s Day and enjoy the romance of a Scottish country house

Whether your idea of an intimate getaway is a stroll through charming, ancient woodland, enjoying a cocktail in hand by crackling open fires or spending time indulging in a personalised spa treatment using organic Scottish sourced ingredients then Dunkeld House Hotel is the ideal getaway.

From £49.50 per person:

  • Overnight stay
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Complimentary use of the Health Club facilities
  • 20% off pre-booked spa treatments
  • Add a delicious 3 course dinner in the Riverside Restaurant for only £20 per person instead of £29.95 per person.

**Upgrade your room from just £25 per night

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