Gareth James Chocolatier – Newcastle
Chocolate is the taste of this romantic holiday and you simply cannot get away with ditching the chocolate giving tradition. This Newcastle palate pioneer impresses with tasty chocolate truffles and sensuous slabs. It’s never been easier to shop small and ditch big (boring) brands.
Address: 12 Front St, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4DX
Baltic – Gateshead
Even the most avid gallery-goers know the best part is the gift shop, and this is an aptly named enterprise for Valentine’s gifting this year. You’ll find this indie gem gift shop inside the Centre for Contemporary Art and we recommend checking out their hilarious gift cards.
Address: S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA
Oswell’s – Barnard Castle
If you want some aesthetic wholesomeness, then Oswell’s have plenty of hard-to-find books, quirky stationery and unique prints that’ll add a serious cute factor to your Valentine’s celebration. A great place, also, to pick up an artsy card.
Address: 10 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PQ