If you’re after a sweeter treat, you can use wild sweet violets that are out in February to make violet sugar. This is a fairly simple process where you pick the petals from the flower and layer them in sugar in an air tight container for a few days. You can then sieve out the petals and use the sugar in cookies. You can even decorate your cookies with crystalised flowers and cut them into hearts for a deliciously sweet gift.
If you fancy giving foraging a go this February you can check out our guide to find out what’s out and about.
Wildlife watching with homemade guides
Watching all the amazing wildlife we have in the UK can be really romantic. It can also be a fun thing to do while you’re out on a long walk. You could do a little bit of revision about the common tree species of the UK or download the Woodland Trust Tree ID app so you can see if you’re right when you’re out and about.
Alternatively, if you don’t have time to make a gift, there are some fantastic things available to suit everyone in our shop.