Valentine's Day is just around the corner and our independent businesses are ensuring that love is in the air with all they've got planned for date nights, 'galentines,' and romantic gifts. From fancy flowers to divine dinners, there are lots of ways you can show your sweetheart how much they mean to you on February 14th.
Check out some of the best ideas for Valentine's in our city below and the rewards with your Independent Derry Card too!
1. FERRY CLEVER - 15% OFF WITH YOUR CARD
Regular cards just don't make the cut anymore, give your loved ones the giggles for Valentine's with a humorous card from Ferry Clever including one of our favourites 'I love you to Ballymac and back.' Or, make it even more special by ordering a personalised card of your own.
2. SASS & HALO - 10% OFF WITH YOUR CARD
What says I love you more than pretty picturesque flowers in deep reds and pinks? Sass & Halo's valentines collection has landed and you can expect everything from floral arrangements and bouquets to headbands and wall hanging gorgeousness, choosing a romantic gift made easy!
3. YUM CAKES - FREE CUPCAKE OR COFFEE WHEN YOU SPEND £15.00 WITH YOUR CARD
If the way to your lovers heart is sweet treats, then look no further than Yum Cakes. Customers can now pre-order a yummy pink & red heart shaped Valentines Cake & it looks almost too pretty to eat. Keep an eye on their socials for more Valentines treats including cupcakes, brownies, macaroons & more. They'll also be open Mon 13th & Tue 14th to celebrate the day itself.
Add some a little heat to your date night & book a table at Coupe on Shipquay Street. The zero waste restaurant are cooking up a love storm, creating American style dishes using fire & smoke including smoked chicken wings, pork belly, burgers & more. On Valentines Day couples can enjoy sharing boards, small plates & plenty of cocktails.
5. DERRY MOOD MELTS - 15% OFF EVERYDAY WITH YOUR CARD
The perfect romantic setting isn't complete without some lovely smelling scents and a cute wax burner to go with it too. Derry Mood Melts are back with their humorous twist on a Valentines gift set that includes Derry slang wax melts & wax burner including; 'while ride so ye are,' 'love yer bake' & more. DM to order.
6. CASTLE STREET SOCIAL - 25% OFF THE TOTAL DRINKS BILL MON-WED WITH YOUR CARD
Our friends at Castle Street Social are running a special Valentines Day menu that includes any small plate, a main & a dessert for a lovely £28.00 (£24.00 vegan). PLUS to make it even more special Independent Derry Cardholders can get 10% off the V-day menu on the 14th!
7. MERMAID COVE - 10% OFF EVERYDAY WITH YOUR CARD
Romance doesn't have to be in the form roses, chocolate & dinner, sometimes self-care gifts are the best type of gifts. Mermaid Cove have a huge variety of relaxation gifts that are perfect for winding down and taking a little time out including; valentines bathbombs, soap bars, wax melts, diffusers, gift sets & more!
8. D COOLEY JEWELLERS - 10% OFF EVERYDAY WITH YOUR CARD
Maybe you're after something that sparkles & shines or you're planning on popping the question this Valentine's Day. If so, there ain't no better small biz to help with that than D Cooley Jewellers, with their stunning collection of unique jewellery pieces including engagement rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches & more.
9. THE SACRED TREE - 10% OFF EVERYDAY WITH YOUR CARD
For holistic & spiritual gifts, The Sacred Tree are lovingly making up bespoke Valentine baskets that can include everything from essence oils & scents to valentines crystals and handmade jewellery. Any basket can be made up to suit your budget.
10. WILDFLOWER CUSTOM DESIGNS - 10% OFF WITH YOUR CARD
If you're after some handcrafted gorgeousness as a gift this year, the talented Wildflower Custom Designs have been working on their bespoke Valentine's Collection which will be dropping this week! Check out their page for love heart keys rings, floral headpieces & lots more.
11. THE GUILDHALL TAPHOUSE - 10% OFF MON-THUR WITH YOUR CARD
Our favourite cocktail and live music venue are running 2x special tapas evenings on the 13th & 14th of February to celebrate Saint Valentine. Guests will receive complimentary breads and oils on arrival and can choose from a number of tapas offerings, all whilst listening to a live performance by 'CelloFella.' Booking is essential for this by contacting email@example.com!
12. ESKIMO COFFEE - 10% OFF MON-FRI WITH YOUR CARD
Eskimo Coffee on Great James Street are now taking orders for their yummy Valentine's Boxes which include; Mix Box - Cupcakes, Chocolate Cake Hearts, Heart Shaped Shortbread & Mixture of Sweets (£20), Box of 6 Chocolate Hearts (£22) or a Box of 6 Cupcakes (£15). You can order via social media or by calling 028 71283693.
THE INDEPENDENT DERRY CARD
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SUBSCRIBE TO THE DIGITAL CARD now via the app OR order physical cards via the app or website. £20.00, valid for 1 year. (Physical cards on offer - 2x for £30.00)