So, Christmas and New Year have been and gone and now we find ourselves hurtling headlong towards Valentine’s Day. When you’ve been with your partner a good few years, it’s easy to let the magic of February 14th pass you by. With bills and work and kids occupying most of your waking thoughts, romance falls by the wayside. Which is unfortunate, as that’s often when you need it most.
From the Feast of Lupercalia to St. Valentine’s Day as we know it now, February has been the month of romance since Roman times. And although in recent years we’ve been all about bling and enormously grand gestures, traditionally, these celebrations have been associated with sweet treats. Which is why a retro sweets hamper from Swizzels could just be the perfect gift for your significant other this February.
Sweet Hampers for Any Taste and Budget
Swizzels really have something for everyone this Valentine’s Day, from single sweet sensations, to mixed boxes of all flavours.
The Love Hearts Hamper (£9.79) is an obvious choice for a small sweet gesture intended to raise a smile. We all have memories of passing those secret messages around, asking friends to ‘be mine’, or simply saying ‘hello’. This Valentine’s Day you can either go straight for the retro selection, or personalise your own special package.
If you’re looking for variety, the mixed hampers range from £10.99 to £21.99, and they’re packed with all sorts of childhood favourites, from Parma Violets (admittedly, an acquired taste!) and fizzy Double Dips, to the more recent innovations of Drumstick Squashies.
Vegetarian and vegan sweets hampers
And here’s something you might not know – Swizzels also offer a collection of dedicated vegetarian and vegan sweets hampers.
For years, veggies have struggled to indulge in sweeties because such a huge number contain gelatine derived from animals. Understanding this frustration, Swizzels substituted the gelatine for plant-based alternatives in an enormous range of their sweets, from Drumsticks to Refreshers (do you remember that mighty sherbet rush tingling on your tongue as you chewed your way through your Refreshers?!), without changing the taste. What a lovely surprise for Valentine’s Day!
The Sweetest Gifts for Valentine’s Day
Sweet hampers are a really great choice for Valentine’s Day. They’re affordable. They’re tasty. And they’re guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. What more could you want?
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