If you're looking for something to do, somewhere to go or something to buy to treat the person you love this Valentine's Day, we've got loads of options right here in Heanor and Ripley.
For perfect romantic meals, choose from Heanor's Nirvana or Ripley's Sylhet Spice for an exotic Indian, and Moss Cottage Hotel and the Marquis of Ormonde both have special Valentine's menus available.
Or if you're a film lover, Ilkeston Scala Cinema has two showings of Hitchcock, the moving love story of the famous filmmaker, starting at 6pm and 8.20pm.
But if you're single and want to know if love is in your future, or indeed if you're already one half of a couple and want to know what the future might hold for your relationahip, call in to Magic and Moonbeams in Heanor for a fantastic, individual Valentine's Love Tarot Reading in some of the most spiritual surroundings in the local area.
For the perfect present, a visit to Frosts in the centre of Heanor is a definite, as they have a massive range of top quality but reasonably priced romantic gifts, including Hallmark, Me to You and Thorntons Chocolates, as well as silverware, jewellery cases, bags and purses and many more unique items that she'll just love!
KA Cox have also got a stunning range of some of the most beautiful home accessories you'll see in our area, cushions, throws, ornaments and shabby chic to suit every home from their exclusive Parlane range. Or if you prefer something more spiritual, Magic and Moonbeams, just down the hill from Tesco in Heanor has a beautiful range of gems, crystals, statues and other unusual gifts.
For something a bit more personal, why not book in a private photo shoot with JP of Blue Ice Photography, either just of yourself, or of you and your partner. JP is a master at creating intimate, beautiful pictures that will capture the love between you for eternity, all totally tasteful of course!
Or if you've already got a great pic that would make a fabulous present, why not take it along to Outframed in Ripley Market Place and let Anita and her team turn it into a truly stunning picture to grace any wall in your home.
And of course, no Valentine's Day is complete without flowers. Our favourite florist, Neil at 4 Occasions in Codnor, has got one of the East Midland's largest ranges of beautiful romantic bouquets, vases, flowers, teddies and gifts, as well as a wealth of experience and a knack for knowing exactly the right choice for every occasion and every person. If your partner happens to be allergic to flowers or really doesn't like them, why not give them a fun bouquet of chocolate instead!
So with this many options and this many choices, there really is no excuse this year not to make this the most romantic Valentine's Day ever.
Oh, and don't forget to leave a review of the businesses after you've used them so we can feedback to them and everyone else just how they have helped you have the perfect night! If you get your review in quickly enough, you can still catch the last few prizes in our FREE 14 Days of Love prize draw.
Have a great time, and why not post your photos of the night onto our facebook page so we can show everyone that Heanor and Ripley is the most romantic area in the whole country!
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Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...