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Love local: Valentine’s Day gifts near you

Pucker up! It's the officially the month of lurve so here's our pick of Valentine's goodies from Somerset and Dorset biz. Print and give to your partner.

Just my cup of tea

Even the shape of this XOXO mug from Sugar Mango in Southbourne is huggable. £16.50

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Perfect match

A bit cheesy? No – very chocolatey – white Belgian chocolate, that is. Made in Rode by chocolatiers Choc on Choc. £8

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Say it with (paper) flowers

These cut paper flower collages, inspired by American folk art and traditional Polish cut outs, are handmade by Bath artist Catherine Phelps and made to order – so get in touch quick! £250

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All that glitters

A tiny token of your lurve: a Caroline Gardner glitter heart key ring or bag charm, from Wilfred & Alice in Clevedon. £8

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Time for bed

Let her know she’s best in show with these Karen Mabon’s pyjamas, from Wiveliscombe’s super quirky Courthouse Interiors. Woof! woof! £166

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The classic

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – roses are a Valentine’s classic and these from Muddy Award-winning Pamplemousse in Shaftesbury are gorgeous. This bouquet is part of the florist’s 2022 Valentine’s collection (and they deliver nationwide). From £40

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Written in the stars

For astronomers and astrologers: zodiac constellation necklaces by Hermina Athens from Bruton’s super cool lifestyle store Caro. You choose the star sign (this is Aquarius). £80

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The way to a wo (man)’s heart…

Chomp on charcuterie from The Real Cure In Dorset: smoked sloe and garlic wild venison salami, venison chorizo, pink peppercorn & Purbeck cider salami, Hartgrove coppa and fennel and white pepper salami. £32

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Love birds

Branch out with Alex Monroe’s ‘Two birds on a branch’ necklace, made from 22 carat gold plated sterling silver and a pearl egg, from the Hambledon Gallery in Blandford Forum. £177

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Wear your heart on her ears

Channel her inner Frida Kahlo with Dorchester-based Belle Modelle’s boho beaded heart earrings. £13.95

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