With the New Year in full swing, we can now look ahead to gifting your special someone a token of love with Valentine’s Day (February 14th) just around the corner.
Valentine’s Day gained popular attention in the 17th century, and to this day there are alternative stories of its origin. The key aspect of all of the origin stories is the emphasis that St. Valentine showed love and sympathy for others and was courageous in his efforts, defying the emperor of the time by marrying couples in secret.
Fast forward to today and now we celebrate the legend of St. Valentine by symbolising the love for our significant other through gifts and keepsakes.
Here are our top picks for romantic gifts that you can find within the centre:
A romantic getaway
Tui has many short breaks on offer, but recommend a short weekend to Marrakech over the Valentine’s period. Jet off on a romantic getaway in the sun and escape the British winter. Visit the Tui store and its holiday experts will recommend the best packages for you and your special someone.
Luggage retailer Bagz offers a wide range of suitcases and travel items, so you can be fully kitted out for your trip.
Eye-catching jewellery at Warren James
Whether you are looking for a heartfelt gift, or thinking of popping the question, Warren James has the ideal accessory for your loved one. Necklaces, rings, earrings, it has it all and currently there is a sale on sets for him and her, which you can view here.
Traditional Welsh gifts
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a historical tradition, than by purchasing your partner a personalised love spoon from Welsh Fayre. Love spoons were traditionally given to ladies as a statement of romantic intent by suitors.
Welsh Fayre specialises in Welsh crafts and gifts including personalised and hand-carved items.
Tasty treats at our café’s
If your partner has a sweet tooth, you may want to buy them a heart-shaped treat from one of our café’s, or a personalised treat from Sinfully Sweet. Sinfully Sweet also make delicious food from locally sourced ingredients.
You will also find heart-shaped goodies at our cafés: Greggs, Costa, Barista’s Coffee Shop and The Hideout Café.
As always, we hope that your visit to Aberafan Shopping Centre is an enjoyable one. We ask that you continue to adhere to the guidelines outlined by the Government in regards to indoor facilities and any guidelines in place in individual stores. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Charity raffle at Pep&Co
Additionally, Pep&Co is having a Valentine’s Day charity raffle. Purchase your tickets in-store and get involved with a worthy cause this Valentine’s, tickets are on sale for £1 and all funds raised will be donated to the amazing children’s charities: Make a Wish, Tommy’s and Whizz Kidz. Funds will also be allocated towards providing new sports kits and equipment to local children.
The 3 winning prizes include two mystery boxes and one luxury hamper, and the lucky winners will be drawn on 12th February.
Visit the Pep&Co store at the centre for your chance to win!