Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance to shower your favourite people with love and show them how much they mean to you. Whether you’re all loved up and after something romantic, or Palentine’s with your best friends is more your style, the Arndale is jam packed with gifts and date destinations to check out. Spoilt for choice? No worries! We’ve had a walk around the centre and rounded up some of our favourite gift ideas to help you pick a pressie they’ll really love. We also have a bundle of Valentine’s goodies up for grabs this year. Scroll to the end of the blog to find out how you can enter our competition on Instagram.
Choose a date night outfit
If your special someone is always looking for an opportunity to get dressed up, surprise them with a date night outfit. Don’t trust your own fashion sense? Pick up an Arndale gift card so they can snag the Dune heels they’ve been eyeing up, or the French Connection coat they keep dropping hints about.
Gift a new gadget
Want to give a gift that will last longer than a bouquet of flowers? Pop over to Menkind, a shop full of unique presents that are ideal for anyone who loves their gadgets.
For the food lover
Foodie gifts always go down well, especially if your Valentine is a self-professed food lover. Pick up a luxury heart shaped box of choccies from Lindt, or a cute, fresh cookie from Millie’s Valentine’s range. There are plenty of Valentine’s themed treats on offer, check out our full list of food and drink vendors here.
Jewellery is a classic Valentine’s gift. Thomas Sabo have a special Valentine’s range that includes a bold range of earrings, bracelet charms, and necklaces – the perfect choice for anyone with a unique style. Or, head over to Swarovski for sparkly, cut crystal designs.
How about a Palentine’s night in?
If you fancy staying away from the crowds, Flying Tiger has loads of cute decorations and activities to transform your place into the perfect love den. Ideal for a low-key date night, or a Palentine’s Day celebration with your closest friends.
Plan a date night meal
Nothing says romance like a meal at a nice restaurant. Swing over to Piccolo by Piccolino (located inside Next on the Upper Mall) for an authentic Italian meal.
If you’re celebrating a casual daytime Palentine’s with your best mates, you don’t have to miss out. Grab a burger and fries from Five Guys or Archie’s, and finish up with a sweet treat from Creams.
Gift an experience
If you fancy doing something different this year, why not plan an experience instead of the usual sit-down meal? Book a game of Putters mini-golf at Urban Playground, or if you’re feeling brave, you could try out The Cube Live Experience.
WIN the ultimate Valentine’s Day bundle
This year, we wanted to spread the love even further by giving away everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style.
Here’s what’s up for grabs to share with your Valentine (or Palentine!):
Manchester Arndale gift card worth £50
Lindt Chocolate hamper worth £30
Round of Golf for 2 at Putters from Urban Playground
Meal & glass of Prosecco for 2 from Piccolo by Piccolino worth up to £50 (located inside of Next)
How to enter: head on over to our Instagram, like the post and follow us @manchesterarndale. Then, leave us a comment tagging who you’d share your Valentine’s goodies with if you won, and why!