It's that time of the year again when we have to rack our brains to find something special for Valentine's Day for fear of ending up in the dog house! However, help is on hand as thebestof Aberdeen has more than a wee small collection of recommended businesses that will keep you in your partner’s good books!
Of course, traditionally, flowers are the gift of choice, and here on thebestof Aberdeen we have two wonderful florists to choose from.
Petals of Peterculter or Four Seasons. Both businesses have florists have oodles of experience who will put something rather special together. Four Seasons also has a selection of chocolates, balloons, champagne and teddies to choose from.
George Bernard Shaw once said “There is no love sincerer than the love of food” and thebestof Aberdeen has plenty of restaurants for you to fall in love with (as well as with your partner of course!). Just a short drive from Aberdeen set in the beautiful Deeside country is The Milton Restaurant offering you a tantalising array of award winning dishes to choose from.
For fish lovers, you must book a table at The Ship Inn which offers spectacular views of Stonehaven Harbour with fresh fish and seafood bought from the local fisherman. The Ship Inn also has rooms so you can make a night of it with delicious food, a wee few drams and then snuggle down for a good night’s sleep!
For those looking to spice up their life, head down to Cinammon whose unique blend of freshly mixed spices helps to deliver a distinctive menu that is unique in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.
If you are staying true to your Scottish roots then we recommend the Fennel Restaurant in the beautiful town of Inverurie where you can experience an imaginative approach to delicious Scottish food.
A really beautiful restaurant to visit is Eat on the Green. You will find this jewel of a restaurant just a 20 minute drive from Aberdeen, owned and managed by Craig Wilson. Craig and his team of fantastic chefs and wonderful front of house staff have earned a wonderful reputation for serving brilliant an imaginative range of contemporary and classic dishes using only the finest and freshest of specially selected local produce in a special dining atmosphere.
For something slightly more exotic try Rendevous offering a range of Turkish and Middle Eastern food, all freshly prepared and cooked on the premises to ensure high standards of quality.
If your partner has a sweet tooth then make sure Sarah’s Heavenly Fudge is on your shopping list. Offering you the smoothest, most delicious fudge you’ve ever tasted together with a huge choice of sweets, chocolates and ice-cream, this may be a shop you will never want to come out of!
If you know your beloved is partial to a bit of pampering then book them a beauty treatment at Utopia where they can enjoy the chance to recharge their batteries. Ispiro Estetica gives you the option to book individual treatments or a beauty package and somewhere to enjoy hair and beauty treatments under one roof. For a luxurious pamper day book B’s Knees Beauty or Beautonia.
For sensual lingerie and men’s underwear make sure you call into De-Zire where you will find beautiful clothes from top designers including Aubade, Lejaby, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Dreamgirl, Leg Avenue, Charnos and Lepel. If you don’t want to run the gauntlet of getting it wrong you can always purchase gift vouchers from their website and then offer to go along with your partner to De-Zire to help them choose!
For something different take a tour around the GlenDronach Distillery – if your partner has a particular penchant for whiskey then you could book the Connoisseur’s Experience.
If you fancy a good night out and book tickets for the theatre, cinema or a gig. Click here to see what’s going on in and around Aberdeen and see what takes your fancy.
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