The month of love is upon us and where some of you will be all over the hearts and flowers, others will simply use it as a good excuse for a romantic meal out to break the dull New Year diet! And in more recent years the singletons among us have decided to celebrate the joy of loving yourself and gone all out with an extra-special treat-to-me.
The day was first associated with romance in the circle of Chaucer in the middle ages when the tradition of more courtly love was at its peak! It transformed into an occasion for lovers to express their affections by presenting flowers, sweet treats and poems or cards.
We decided to pull together some of our favourite Perthshire businesses and have mixed up traditional Valentine's gift ideas - red roses and gold rings - some quirkier variations - cheese club and posters - and the ultimate romantic gesture, a Valentine's Day Wedding Package!
What better time to think about a bespoke ring from Perthshire jewellery designer than St Valentine's Day?
Enjoy a romantic 3 course dinner with champagne at the beautiful Murrayshall House Hotel just a few miles from Perth
Kay Gillespie, our Small City Tourist, opens her travel stories with magical Morocco.
The grounds of Scone Palace offer the perfect location for a romantic stroll this Valentine's day, with many ideal spots for a special proposal!
Lorna Davies Florist is a first choice for Valentine's Day, offering the best quality roses and fresh flowers.
Choose a Valentine's Wedding at Perth Racecourse for a lifetime of true romance.
Dine out in style this Valentine's night with dinner at Wilde Thyme at Glenturret in Crieff.
Give your loved one what they really want with a Cheese Club membership from Provender Brown!
Spend St Valentine's in the heart of Perth, overlooking The Romantic River Tay.
Kay heads for the stunning scenery of the Lake District and finds herself in a land of standing stones and wild natural beauty.
Choose your Valentine's gift from Tayberry Gallery this year and they'll have eyes for only you!
Give your loved one what they really want this Valentine's Day with a Perth Card to spend in our Perth Indies.