Valentine's Day is just around the corner and at Visit Exeter, we're feeling the love! If you're planning on treating your special someone to a gift or experience this February look no further - we've gathered ideas from across the city to inspire you...

Something sweet

If you're purchasing for someone with a sweet tooth, you're in luck! Head to award-winning Chococo on Gandy Street and select from a wide range of chocolate assortment boxes, lollies and figures - the only problem you'll have is choosing!

If they stop everytime they walk past Roly's Fudge to take in the mouth-watering smell, you just have to pick up a box! Made using the best natural and carefully sourced ingredients, all of their boxes are wrapped by hand for a personal fudge gift experience.

A local brew or spirit

In Exeter, there's an alcohol to suit any taste! Check out Exeter Brewery for local beers, ciders and ales, Exeter Gin for the gin lover in your life or Venton's Devon Cyder for a wide selection of cider flavours!

New on the scene is Exeter Rum. Featuring warming notes of coffee beans, sweet tones of salted caramel, this specially blended rum has the same earthy signature botanicals as Exeter Gin! Purchase your bottle here. Pssst - we have a competition coming up on our Facebook page to win a 35cl bottle, keep your eyes peeled!

InExeter or Princesshay Gift Card

InExeter’s brand-new digital independent gift card is great way to support ‘indies’ across the city this Valentine's Day – the first of its kind in the UK! Discover friendly, independent shops in surrounding streets offering a brilliantly different range of sustainable, eco, artisan, vintage fashions, jewellery, crafts and gifts.

Does your special someone love shopping at Princesshay Exeter when they visit the city? Look no further than a Princesshay gift card! You can gift any value from £5, to £500! Click here to order.

A foodie experience

Exeter’s foodie experiences are second to none - the perfect Valentine's gift for any foodie! Distil and name your very own gin at the newly-opened Quayside Gin Distillery or Exeter Gin School, embark on a tour of Exeter Brewery or try a masterclass at One Mile Bakery.

Something sparkly from the jewellers

Whether you're after a gorgeous necklace, ring, bracelet or a pair of earrings - our experienced jewellers in the city can help you find the perfect gift this Valentine's Day:

A luxurious afternoon tea

We love an afternoon tea in Exeter, therefore we think it makes a fabulous gift! Check out our blog for location inspiration - wherever you choose, yummy sweet treats and sandwiches guaranteed, just make sure you put the cream before the jam, the Devon way...

Exeter Chiefs merch

Pssst - Exeter Chiefs currently has a Valentine's merch sale, perfect if your other half is a Chiefs fan! Find out more here

A romantic dinner

In Exeter, we're big foodies. This means that we aren't short for choice when it comes to divine restaurants in the city this Valentine's Day. Keep an eye below, we'll be highlighting set menus across Exeter as they're announced.

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The Salutation Inn

Cosy up to your loved one, as you indulge in a delightful tasting menu at The Salutation Inn this Valentine's Day. Be quick - spaces for this experience is filling up very quickly! Find out more and book. 

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The Ivy

Sit back, relax and enjoy a sharing menu for two this Valentine's Day at The Ivy! Be welcomed with a glass of rosé champagne, then finish off the 3-course evening with a tea or coffee and some mini chocolate truffles. Take a look at the full menu here.

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Winslade Manor

It's time to get your best outfits ready! Dine at Winslade Manor this Valentine's Day, with a 6-course tasting menu specially designed by Chef Matt Mason and a welcome cocktail. Find out more here.

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The Terrace

Indulge in a 3-course meal with your special someone at The Terrace, as you sit back and enjoy live music and cocktails! Book your table here, limited spaces remaining.

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The Cosy Club 

The Cosy Club has created their indulgent 'Love Triangle sharing dessert'. This trio of tantalising desserts includes a prosecco and raspberry posset with shortbread, vanilla cheesecake with a gooey caramel centre and chocolate covered strawberries. Not to mention a sharing cocktail is available, served in a carafe alongside two glasses topped with clouds of cotton candy.These limited editions are available from 11th-14th February. Book your table to avoid disappointment.

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Wear Park Restaurant at Exeter Golf and Country Club

Sit back and let the experts at the Wear Park Restaurant wine and dine you this Valentine's! Dig into a specially selected three-course menu, with a glass of fizz at your table when you arrive and a hand-picked wine list. Find out more here and book.

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Rockfish Exeter

Seafood lovers rejoice! Book a table at Rockfish Exeter and give the Valentine's sharers a try, only available between 11th-15th February - the team will let you know what's available that day! Find out more here

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The award-winning Princesshay is in the heart of the city, with over 60 stores including big brands such as Next and Zara, as well as smaller independent and regional brands. Princesshay is seriously stylish, featuring distinctive architecture, that complements Exeter's historic buildings, and landscaped European style squares with cafes and restaurants.

Quayside Distillery
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Situated on Exeter’s historic Quay, Quayside is the perfect destination venue. Incorporating a modern distillery that offers tours where you can learn about our innovative distillation methods and sample the vacuum distilled spirits made onsite

One Mile Bakery Exeter
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One Mile bakery

Amazing handmade bread, soups & preserves delivered in Exeter by bike & inspirational baking classes.

Polkadot Gallery
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We believe that jewellery should enhance your individuality, withstand the test of time and be something you can truly treasure. This is why we strive to ensure every single Polkadot Gallery customer comes away with jewellery that is beautiful, meaningful and a joy to wear. Fairtrade is an important part of our ethos and most of our makers use sustainable metals and ethical stones.

Erin Cox Jewellery
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Erin Cox was born and raised in Exeter and launched her Erin Cox Jewellery business from her back bedroom. Over five years and three different studios (one of which was on the other side of the world) she is now able to open her own shop and studio in Castle Street selling Gold, Platinum Fair Trade and Precious Stone jewellery. Erin’s Sterling Silver collections are now available at her Gift Shop Georgie and Flo on Upper Paul St If you can’t find the exact piece of jewellery you’re looking for, Erin’s workbench is on the shop floor and she’ll be delighted to work with you to create the perfect piece.

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Winslade Manor
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Winslade Manor Restaurant & Bar is an exciting new lifestyle destination for Exeter and the south west. Chef Director Matt Mason uses the best local ingredients in menus to suit every taste and occasion. We’re excited to welcome you as our guests.

Rockfish Exeter
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The Terrace
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Quirky, eccentric and playful, the Cosy Club offers informal, casual dining, drinking and lounging in a homely and family friendly environment.

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Located on the ground floor of our Georgian manor house, with views across the putting green and 18th, you can choose to dine in the bar, restaurant or outside on the veranda or terrace.

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