Well it’s February and as always ‘Love is in the air’. I don’t think you can walk into a shop in the UK and not know its Valentines day. The red hearts are everywhere and all the card shops start getting very pink and red.
I won’t lie valentines day is not something I get into but what I do love is how local independent stores bring out some great prints and cards. I’m going to show you some of my favourite 3 local stores that sell Geordie Valentines Day cards.
Geordie Gifts – Grainger Market
If you haven’t heard of Geordie Gifts you are missing out. I remember getting my first Geordie Gift when I went to American for camp and getting sent my very own Geordie Hoose Rules Plaque sent to me in my parcel from home and it lived on my wall in my cabin for 9 weeks. I remember the girls at camp not understanding a word but it reminded me of home so much that I still have it to this day. I love Geordie Gifts and there my top places to go to for gifts for everyone in my family. Geordie Gifts are made locally and you can see the love that goes into these products. You can find the Geordie Gifts in the beautiful Grainger Market in Newcastle city centre or if your visiting Newcastle on a Sunday you can find them down at the Quayside Market. Geordie Gifts has a large selection of Valentines Day cards from the cute and sweet to the more naughty ones. The Geordie slang is what makes these cards great and the way that Geordie gifts creates these cards always makes me smile. I would love to receive one of these Valentines Day cards and I’m definitely one of them people that would frame it as they are great quality and great talking pieces.
Geordie Gifts are made locally and you can see the love that goes into these products. You can find the Geordie Gifts in the beautiful Grainger Market in Newcastle city centre or if your visiting Newcastle on a Sunday you can find them down at the Quayside Market. Geordie Gifts have a large selection of Valentines Day cards from the cute and sweet to the more naughty ones. The Geordie slang is what makes these cards great and the way that Geordie gifts creates these cards always makes me smile. I would love to receive one of these Valentines Day cards and I’m definitely one of those people that would frame it as they are great quality and great talking pieces.
Geordie Gifts Valentine Days Cards
Lines Behind – Online + Tynemouth Market
I don’t even know where to start with Lines Behind, they are my favourite and go to place for cards. When it comes to an occasion I always check out Lines Behind’s Instagram page because I can always guarantee to find a great card. I met James who runs Lines Behind at Christmas and after following him on Instagram for seeing eh was at a local Christmas fair and he is so lovely and you can see he loves what he does. I bought Michael’s Christmas card from here and I remember when he opened it he just laughed and went I knew you would buy this card after I couldn’t stop talking about how great it was. Lines Behind have become famous for there ‘I love you more than Greggs Festive Bake‘ cards and were in a number of press articles because of how popular it was and Greggs loved it as well. Lines Behind cards are just about making people smile and I think that is what I love about them the most is that you can’t look at one of there Valentines Day cards and not giggle or smile. You can buy Lines Behind Valentines Day cards from there online store or if you are local to Newcastle you can find them in We Are Handed Picked in the Metrocentre and Fenwick in Newcastle.
Lines Behind – Valentines Day Cards
FOR THE LOVE OF THE NORTH – STACK NEWCASTLE + WHITLEY BAY
For the Love of the North was one of my favourite finds in 2018. I remember literally just stumbling in across it while checking out Stacks Newcastle which had just opened up in the city centre. I love any shop that sell local pieces of work and I won’t lie this shop is high on my list of places to go when I want to be reminded of how great the North East is. The amount of beautiful pieces by amazing artists and are in this store are insane. They have prints, canvas bags, gifts, postcards and so much more and I recommend that you check it out. When it comes to Valentines Day cards you can always find local talent and some of there Valentines Days cards are very different to the two stores above some of these card which you can see below are pieces of art and something that I would place on my wall in a frame as they are beautiful. I would recommend checking out the store in Stacks and if you are ever in Whitley Bay go check them out as well.
For the Love of the North – Valentines Day Card
Last Minute Gifts
Here are some last minute gift from all of the local store and from Hanging Monkey Arts who is a independent Esty store from Sunderland.
I hope this is helpful and you find that last minute card for a loved one or if your single but love some of the quotes why not order one and put it in a frame and display it in your house/flat. If you want to see what else i’m up to you can check out my other blog posts over here