11 Indie Things To Do For Valentine’s Day

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Whether you fancy a romantic dinner for two or something a little different, a treat for yourself or need to take a moment to pause.

Here’s Independent Oxford’s 11 Indie things to do for Valentine’s Day 2024 in Oxfordshire. >>

Pompette Oxford

Book a table for two at Pompette

If dining out on Valentine’s Day conjures visions of corny music, plastic-wrapped roses and awkward couples, let Pompette show you another way.

Husband and wife team Pascal and Laura Wiedemann have chosen some of their favourite celebratory dishes for February 14th, testament to a love of fantastic ingredients and convivial dining – be that with your one true love or much-loved friends.

This decadently delicious Valentine’s feast is available on Valentine’s Day evening.

Booking essential

Penny Maltby

Discover the meaning behind corn dolls with the Mordiford Love Heart Corn Dolly Pattern Scarf from Penny Maltby

Single Mordiford Love Heart Corn Dolly Pattern Scarf in pink with white and grey pattern and hand-rolled chequered hem, based on an original corn dolly by Penny Maltby.

The silk scarf designs are timeless, making them ideal presents to be cherished for years to come.

Beautifully delivered in a gift box.

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Colombia coffee roasters

Give Red Honey Processed Colombian Coffee from Colombia Coffee Roasters

Enjoy this Valentine’s Day special at Colombia Coffee Roasters. Finca El Porvenir (red honey process) Colombia and reusable coffee cup.

This delicious red honey processed coffee has balanced acidity and a creamy body, and comes from a small farm in the Andean region of Colombia.

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Payne and Son

Explore the amethyst collection at Payne & Son

Treat your loved one to this gorgeous Amethyst Puri Pendant from Payne & Son.

The Birthstone for February, the Amethyst. St. Valentine, the patron of romantic love wore an amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid, and the astrologer Camillo Leonardi wrote that amethyst quickens intelligence and gets rid of evil thoughts.

Browse the jewellery range now

CORAL PIECES custom made jewellery oxford

Shop the Custom Made Valentine’s Day edit

Need some inspiration for Valentines Day…shop the Custom Made edit.

Each product is designed and created in house in the Custom Made studio in Oxford.

The ranges mix delicate and statement pieces  lots of colour giving Custom Made a look that’s very much its own.

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The Folly

Indulge in riverside dining at The Folly

Treat your loved one to a magical riverside dining experience at The Folly Restaurant.

This Valentine’s enjoy a 6-Course Tasting Menu at Oxford’s most romantic restaurant.

The Valentine’s Tasting Menu will be available as an option for dinner between Friday 9th and Tuesday 13th February.

Secure your reservation now

Babylon Trading

Lobster love at Babylon Trading

If you’re looking for something different, Babylon Trading have lots of lobster gift ideas- from cuddly jellycat creatures to coasters and tea towels.

Visit the shop for the full range of ever changing products, all carefully selected to create an individual style.

Happy Cakes

Order super cute Valentines cupcakes from Happy Cakes

Handmade Valentines cupcakes made with fun and love by Happy Cakes. Using the finest ingredients so the cakes taste as delicious as they look.

Treat someone (or yourself) this Valentines Day.

Limited availability, order now

Nic Vickery

Send all your love with a card from Nic Vickery Animal Artist

New for Valentines, ‘All my Loving’ taken from the original pen and watercolour painting on vintage 1960’s Beatles sheet music or ‘Love Birds’ taken from the original pen and watercolour painting on vintage sheet music ‘Only a Rose’.

Larger A5 sized cards, left blank inside for your own message, even if you don’t sign it!

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Treat yourself to the Gatineau Valentines Raspberry Collection

A cute little bag of mini chocolate hearts or bite size heart shape macarons, both ideal for winning the heart of any Valentine.  A mille-feuille heart to share or treat yourself to an individual one, Gatineau cakes are the perfect indulgent delight.

Add a little extra love to your Valentine order with a beautiful single rose.

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Tap Social

Take a moment to pause at The White House by Tap Social

Take a moment to pause mid-week with yoga at The White House by Tap Social. Join for a 60-minute all-abilities yoga class in the cosy and private upstairs room at The White House.

The session will typically begin with grounding and breathwork, followed by a flow-based movement practice, then into a good dose of longer held yin-inspired shapes and stretching and ending with savasana (rest).

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Head to the Indie Oxford events page to see what else is happening in the indie network.

Planning on attending one of these events? A great way to support local indies is by sharing their posts online and leaving reviews on Google and Facebook. Also, be sure to use #indieoxford on Instagram.

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