Share the Love with gift giving inspiration from Chester!

Treat yourself, or someone you love this February.

Whether you’re celebrating Valentines, Galentines or just the fact that you got dressed today, we’ve scoured the city to bring you our top tips for treating yourself or someone you love.

Cups Coffee & Board Games to hire or buy

Uniquely Chester 

Chester has long been a destination for all things weird and wonderful! With our cobbled streets, unique Rows and hidden lanes, this city is full of cute and quirky gifts.

Cups Coffee & Board Games across from Chester Cathedral garden has your caffeine and Board Game needs sorted – add some Irish cream to that coffee and call it a lockdown date!

Most of us are well acquainted with Netflix and Disney+, but our very own Storyhouse has teamed up with some alternative platforms to help you watch the latest releases, independent and world cinema with their new cinema streaming service.

Lee Louise has been trading for over 40 years ‘selling beautiful things to beautiful people.’ They now have a website where you can order direct from their cavern of curiosities with delivery throughout the UK.

Shrub’s plant based deliciousness for a vegan Valentine

Has there ever been a better time to start a hobby? Family owned Chester Model Centre have model railways, kits and war-gaming figures for all ages.

Food and Drink Lovers

Chester is a true foodie haven, with 8 restaurants in our city centre featured in the Michelin Guide. 

Spoilt for choice is an understatement. Even during lockdown there are over 50 food and drink businesses operating collection or delivery services to keep us all fed and ‘watered.’ Special menus are on offer this month from Shrub, Hickory’s Smokehouse, Covino, Da Noi, and Chez Jules.

If your sweet tooth needs satisfied get your orders in at independent café and pâtisserie Sweet Elements. Check out indie newcomers to Northgate Street Neighbourhood Bakehouse or Chester Market’s own Pastry Pedaleur.

Palm Valentines Day hamper sneak peak

Perfer pink? Palm Cocktail Bar & Eatery  have you covered with a love struck hamper of sweets and spirits. For a more traditional indulgence Leonidas Chocolate Cafe  is offering 10% off on takeaway chocolates when you mention the code ‘BID Love.’

For those of you looking for something to warm the cockles Beer Heroes and That Beer Place can help you sort the brews.

For you wine lovers out there Vinological and Whitmore & White has a huge selection and delivery services, or you might want to try a wine tasting experience with Veeno. And if you need to lift your spirits Prohibition, Exotic Booze Club, Olive Tree Cocktails, and Kingdom’s Gin can help to turn your cheeks rosy.

Flowers may wilt, but art is forever

We lovingly refer to Chester as the little city with a big heart – but we’re also a little city with big art! Modern, contemporary, pop, sculpture, even Scandinavian inspired.

Greek inspired Olive Tree Cocktails

Chester is home to an unexpected amount of art galleries with gifts for all budgets and taste.  Landscapes of UK countryside from the artist herself at Alison Bradley Gallery, a vast collection from Watergate Street Gallery offering 10% off and 0% finance, and Castle Fine Art featuring Bob Dylan’s latest collection, The Asia Series!

Luxury Lovers

The city centre oasis that is The Scented Garden Retreat has pamper packs, essential oils, candles and luxury beauty treatments to help you relax and unwind.

Nichols & Co specialises in avante-garde women’s wear, jewellery, scarves, accessories, bath and body products. Barbour Chester Partner store can kit you out for all those essential Winter walks.  Plus there are over 20 businesses that Sparkle in Chester with jewellery to suit every style.

Our Bench, original piece of art by Alison Bradley

Something to Look Forward To 

What we all really want is a day out or weekend away in Chester. With the Chester Gift Card you can give the gift of a promise of a better days and give someone something to look forward to. The card itself has a 16 digit number across the front so you can also use it for phone and online purchases with Chester’s independent businesses signed up to take part. Food, drink, fashion, art…something for everyone.

Chester Gift card can be used in over 100 city centre shops!

And there’s more – See all the ways you can feel the Love in Chester here.