How to find the ultimate Valentines gift in 5 steps.

 5 Steps to find the ultimate Valentines Gift.

 

How to buy the ultimate Valentine's gift and get those

brownie points you really want.

 

Valentine's Day puts pressure on us all even if you choose to stick the middle finger  at it.

I mean really how does one find that Valentine's gift y'know the one that will make us look...

  • Unique,
  • Cool,
  • Romantic,
  • Loveable,
  • Creative,
  • In touch with our relationship, 
  • Deserving of shit loads of attention and praise...

You know the gift I mean.

If you are as stumped as I am on how to find that gift then don't panic because Biscuit HQ has come up with some pretty simple ways to solve that problem.

 

Ready to get all smoochy and tune into your fancy pants?

 

Here are 6 super tips to help you sort out the good stuff.

Of course, everything you need is right here in The Biscuit Marketplace...just sayin'!

But first, a little bit of Valentine's Trivia to make you look knowledgable as well...ha we've got your back.

 

Did you know that St. Valentine actually rests in Dublin?

Well, apparently his remains were a gift to the Irish people. Brought to Dublin in 1835 by an Irish priest Fr. John Spratt  who literally charmed the remains from Pope Gregory XVI.

The Pope had the remains dug up and John had them interred under Whitefriar Church in Dublin.

You can read more about that over here.

Now, we Irish aren't known for being a romantic lot but here are some great tips for getting your loved one the Ultimate Valentine's Gift and sticking that preconception of Irish folk up its own arse.

 romantic Irish

Tip #1

Think about what the person really loves and what represents their personality.

 

Are they all 🖕 snark and attitude,

💗 hearts and flowers or 🙏 bohemian charm?

 

Ok, you might have to get super Creative if your lover is all of the above but don't panic, Satan says it works.

 

Once you have figured that out, you can skip down the page to the cool products that match these personality traits.

Yeah, we make it easy for you to look good. 

  

Tip #2

If #1 gives you a pain in the eyeball then hang tight.

Write out a list of everything your lover loves.

For example:

🤷Do they go mad to try a new restaurant?

🤷Do they bore the crap out of you daily with this 'new' album release information and spend hours setting up Spotify playlist? ( yes I am married to one of these )

🤷Are they dog, cat, mouse, sheep mad? ahem

🤷Are they more scientific in their approach to life? 

🤷Are they all about feelings and cry at the drop of a hat?

 

This should give you a good idea on where to focus your gift buying talents.

 

Tip #3

What do they need?

I don't mean as in a vacuum cleaner ( don't even think about it! )

Look deeper...agh g'wan g'wan!

 

🤦Do they need ways to pamper themselves and focus on self-care but they always put their own needs to the end of that priority list?

This super lush natural skin care range is a MUST and MySkin do a range for the boys too like this cool MANBALM €14 Love it!

 

🤦Are they moping around the house depressed because daytime drinking is so NOT ok in January? 

Christmas is well and truly over but they are not ready for that yet so perhaps you need to make them giggle and highlight the need for speed.

This might work- NOTIONS €10  by the ever on-trend Fintan Wall Design. 

 

🤦Are they well jealous of the on-trend neighbour who bounces around the estate wearing positive colours.

Kick the crap out of that annoying green-eyed monster and gift a similar colour fashion item like these high-quality high colour earrings for just €30 PLUS they are aptly named FORGET ME NOT so there is a win-win message here.

forget me knot

 

🤦Have ye guys had a bit of a rocky few weeks and the arguments seem to be a bit too regular for your liking. It is always good to remember arguments are all part of life and sharing time with someone...even birds argue! 

A conversation breaker to get ye back on track? Check this bird argument €40 piece out. Magic work by James Kenny

 

You see where we are going with this one...alternatively you could always go on Tinder and find a new lover. This one sounds like a bit of a  pain in the arse!!!

 

Tip #4

Put together a gift which shows you actually thought about this and made a huge effort to make it happen! 

If they are into food, perhaps a basket with their favorite nibbles but with perhaps a beautifully made natural apron €29.99 to add that ' I am not a cheapskate' effect.

If your partner has a beloved pet organising a pet portrait like these AWESOME felt creations for just €85 would be really special. 

🐑🐑Get Shawn the sheep to sign it
Love Sh Sh 🐑🐑

😳

( Ok, not all pets have legs but you get my jist )

 

 

You could really hit home with a cool WEEKEND EXPERIENCE.

I did this one a few years ago and was blown away with it.

Country weekend, painting, pints, laughing, pints and getting loads of sleep!

Best gift EVER!!! 

 painting experience Sligo

DIVE IN HERE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE DETAILS OF SLIGO, PINTS & PAINTS

 

Tip #5

Make 'em laugh.

Give a gift that has a sense of humour.

Give them a gift that will make them smile and hopefully laugh out loud. Something they may have wanted as a child....SWEETS or reminds them of a happy childhood memory...eh SWEETS!

OK, THEY ARE NOT SWEETS BUT THEY REMIND ME OF SWEETS. SO CUTE 

CHECK THESE HANDMADE EARRINGS OVER HERE €10

 

Or a quirky message between ye guys that will prompt a good giggle, lord knows laughing is one of the things that bring people close together.

DON'T FORGET TO LAUGH FOLKS!

 

You might be taking your yumster to see the new Freddie Mercury movie, well what a fun keepsake of yere Valentines date.

 I love this Freddie Mercury keepsake €30 by the formidable Fintan Wall 

 

WHAT NEXT?

FEED ME MORE PRESENT SOLUTIONS SO I DON'T HAVE TO THINK PLEASE!

 

 

FOR YOUR ANIMAL LOVER

Creator Kathy Mooney hand-paints animal on these little ring dishes. All unique in underglaze colours on white earthenware clay and finished with a clear glaze. 

 

          DIVE INTO HER CERAMIC STORE HERE.

 

 

FOR YOUR BIG SOFTIE 

If you have wed in the last few years this porcelain work is super. Like this Wedding Ring Dish by Orla O Regan - personalized with the Bride and Grooms Wedding date.

A lovely keepsake and also a reminder of your anniversary: double whammy!

Orla does amazing porcelain word work too check her shop out.

 

FOR YOUR GLAM FASHIONISTA

Go GLAM with Caraliza designs who creates FAB 'I am going out ' rings like this one which hosts a vibrant citrine gemstone. It is framed by a rectangle of textured sterling silver.  Cool bling!

TAKE A PEAK AT THE RING DETAILS HERE 

THE HEART AND FLOWER LOVER

For that romantic lover, the one who loves fun, colour, flowers, the garden and all things Valentines!

Look for Emma Higgins "The Lovers" Limited Edition Mounted, signed and numbered print. Emma does a rang cushions €55 too check her shop out here.

 

DIVE INTO THE COLOURFUL WORLD OF EMMA HIGGINS HERE.

 

If Art & A Vase Had A baby.

I have to show ye this really original way of presenting flowers. I have one in my house and LOVE it.

WildBird Studio's Triangle Wallpocket which are hand made by the lovely Alison Byrne at her Dublin studio.

She has a range of pretty cool flower fused designs for your home check her out here.

 

 CHECK THIS CONTEMPORARY VASE &  ALISONS WORK HERE.

 

 

SNARK & ATTITUDE

Iris says:

" If your loved one is a Street Art fan then nothing says 'I ♥ YOU' like a nice bit of graffiti " 

Surprise your beloved with a quirky I LOVE YOU print €20 signed and mounted and ready to be popped into an A4 frame of your choosing. Iris has a range of alternative thought-provoking images over in  her shop.  

Cool ass work I must say.

 

Continuing the SNARK & ATTITUDE theme...introducing  💔 "Hate Hearts" 💔

There's a lot of snark and attitude when you wear one of Fintan Wall Designs Hearts. These trendy ass enamel pins are only €10

My personal favourite is "not today Satan".

 

STICK YOUR FINGER UP AT HEARTS 

BOHEMIAN CHARM

If your loved one treasures moments in time, rich colours and has a certain charm and flair that sings independent soul, you are in the right section of this Blog post.

 

CELEBRATE 'AS GAELIGE' 

Give them a beautiful print that says it all Catherine Geaney's super Irish print 

  Oiriúint dá chéile - Belong together €30

is a perfect choice.

 
Catherine studio  NineArrow is making waves in the revival of how to teach Irish in a really innovative & interesting way. 
Watch out for this lady!

 

 

  CHECK OUT THE ADMIRABLE LOVE OF THE IRISH LANGUAGE WORK OVER HERE....CATHERINE ROCKS!

 

SEA LOVERS 

This Ocean Love Pendant €30 is the perfect accessory for Summer vacation. A romantic and earthy piece, that will remind your loved one of the sea and sand, all handmade and sourced from a very Boho activity called Beachcombing.

Have you checked out THE boho queen herself Emer? Swoon! See an ocean of gorgeous work over on her shop here.

 

 

MUSIC OBSESSED

For the music lover in your life, I must say this dude John Rooney just blows me away with his drawings. 

*Mouth open* 

You will defo find something suitable for your lovers' music habit, like this cool version of Aaron Dessner from The National €30.

Nothing beats a drawing of one of his all-time favourite artists.

 

 CHECK OUT A HUGE SELECTION OF AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS HERE.

The National Aaron Dessner

COUNTRY RUSTIC

Susan Caplice gives stones feelings!

Yup these pieces are just stunning. You,Me & A Cuppa €65 is just perfect to capture those close moments you and your lover have over a cuppa. The finish on these pieces are stunning and come framed and ready to hang.

FEEL COUNTRY ON YOUR SKIN

We have some serious skin care Creatives in our Marketplace.

Each creating their own very special mark with their very special ingredients. 

I want to focus on shit hot gifts for the hairy fellas in our life. Bring on the beards like ( so jealous of beards ...off topic but *sigh* I would love one! )

 

Check out Naturally at the wrens nest  GIFT SET FOR MEN €45.50 

  

 

EXPERIENCE ART IN THE COUNTRY

Check out our very own French  FIRE STARTER Isabelle. 

A day away in the depth of the countryside playing with FIRE!

Teaser Workshop 3 hours  only €60.00

Oh yeahhhh, the ancient Art of Encaustic. Now, this is one for the books. A new experience, time in the fresh country air, playing with fire with a lady that could only but make your day 110% times more interesting. Love this one!

 

encaustic art workshop 

 

  

ANIMAL LOVERS

Like totally cuteness overload! Sleeping Felt Mouse €45 

Look at an array of phenomenal wool pet portraits made from local Irish wool including merino & silks. So much patience and skill go into these beauties.

 

CHECK OUT MORE OF HER AMAZING WORK HERE.

     

The Wild Atlantic Way love birds paperweight €25...I mean how gorgeous is the packaging! EWE SIR creates stunning products fresh from the hands of the ever-inspiring Molly Ellis x

     

 

Ok I am tired now and no doubt your head is about to explode with the selection but hey if you still have not found THE thing that will get you laid on Valentines night then hop over here and get searching.

 

We have a pretty cool search tab at the top of

The Marketplace

G'wan have a goo!

Let me know what you think of this Blog post and PLEASE SHARE with your friends, who knows you could make this Valentines Day VERY special for someone and if nothing else have a laugh in the process!

#biscuitproud 

 


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6 comments

  • THE best Valentine gift guide ever!! Superbly written blog Tara, loved it! And thanks so much for including Naturally at The Wrens Nest.

    Danielle Doody on
  • Thanks so much for all yere lovely comments and support. Let’s support Creative work people! #biscuitproud

    Tara from Biscuit on
  • Beautiful work biccies

    Brilliant blog Tara

    Orla Gorman on
  • A totally different spin on Valentine’s gifts, I love it! Also delighted one of our gorgeous rings was featured. Brilliant blog post.

    Liz O'Brien on
  • At last, something different for the 14th February! Cool ass gifts indeed !!
    Thank you for including my print.

    Iris O'Connor on

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