STILL to buy a Valentine’s gift? Step away from that service station bouquet and support a local business with our last-minute ideas for gifts and experiences to suit every budget.

Cineworld Glasgow is offering loved-up couples the chance to recreate the iconic pottery scene from Ghost this Valentine’s Day.

The Renfrew Street cinema is screening the 1990 Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze classic on February 14 and those who book for the VIP experience will be able to try their hands at pottery before the movie starts. If the pottery falls flat, the slushy film nostalgia-fest might still ignite some romantic feelings.

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Tickets are priced from £32 at

Love is in the air AND the cocktails at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel. The hotel’s Champagne Central have launched a series of romantic cocktails including the super smooth It’s a Match made from Disaronno Amaretto and Tequila Rose, to the deliciously fiery Heartbreaker spiced rum cocktail.

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For those feeling peckish, the hotel’s executive chef Zoltan Szabo has given the traditional Afternoon Tea a romantic twist for Valentine’s weekend, with a selection of chocolate cones, red berry choux buns and strawberry and champagne shots to go with savoury bites.

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The afternoon tea is available February 14-16, served from 12 until 4pm, costing £21.95pp, while cocktails start at £9.

Meanwhile, Boë Gin and cool city centre bar The Spiritualist have developed the ultimate Instagramable sharing cocktail to get hearts racing this Valentine’s season.

Dubbed Heart of Glass and priced £18, the two-person sharing cocktail will be available over Valentine’s weekend and uses Boë Gin’s romantic Peach and Hibiscus flavours, dry ice and other fruity ingredients to set the scene for a perfect Valentine’s or Galentine’s day.

If money is tight, Aldi is selling a dozen sweetheart roses for the bargain price of £1.99 but if your budget is a little looser, the budget supermarket has a gorgeous Shades of Love Ombre bouquet containing 100 roses (below) that is priced £29.99.

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Or why not say it with a heart-shaped balloon rather than flowers? Penny Black on Great Western Road has an extensive collection of helium balloons that are sure to raise a smile.

Luxury perfume brand Jo Malone has launched a travel candle collection to help create a romantic atmosphere anywhere, especially in cosy, intimate spaces.

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The collection includes mellow and fruity English Pear & Freesia, modern and romantic Red Roses and flirtatiously floral Peony & Blush Suede. The gift boxed trio of candles is priced £69 and is available from Jo Malone store on Buchanan Street.

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Single or treating a much-loved gal pal? Revival Retreat on Byres Road has a treatment package that’s all about self-care.

The treatment includes a facial, tailored for your skin type, followed by a brow and eyelash tint and is priced £50. To book go to

The Blythswood hotel is hosting a Moët & Movie series between February 20 and March 20, priced £15 per person.

A mini bottle of Moët Rosé Impérial will be included for screenings of The Greatest Showman (20th February), The Great Gatsby (February 28), Moulin Rouge (March 12) and The Devil Wears Prada (March 20). For tickets go to

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Planning a Valentine’s Day proposal? Princes Square is inviting customers to reveal what they love about Glasgow and be in with the chance of winning £1000 towards an engagement ring.

The runner-up will win a meal for two with a bottle of champagne at Il Pavone. Visit the centre on for more details about how to enter.