Life can be quite stressful at the moment and it can be difficult to always stay positive.

However, surprises and kind gestures can really lift the mood and put a smile on people’s faces.

That’s why we’ve listed 6 thoughtful ideas for your loved ones, tied in with some of Burnley’s great businesses.

Keep reading for some heart-warming inspiration!

1. Blooming Lovely

Everyone knows that a beautiful bunch of flowers can light up the room. Show a loved one you’re thinking of them with a bouquet from Sweet William Florists or Florist Lancashire.

With flowers for any occasion, it’s easy to get in touch and discuss exactly what you’re after. They can cater for any budget too and local delivery is available.

Florist Lancashire
Sweet William Florists

2. So sweet

Who doesn’t love a tasty treat delivery? Burnley’s Cuppa Cake make an amazing range of cakes including muffins, brownies, blondies and everything else in between.

You could surprise a partner or family member, or maybe even just reward yourself! Large and medium treat boxes are available for any occasion which are sure to get mouths watering. Visit Cuppa Cake’s Facebook to see what takes your fancy.

Joules Designs Heart

3. Gifts that keep on giving

A surprise gift or present is always welcome and Joules Designs is a great place to find one. Selling jewellery, ornaments, glassware and beautiful handmade items, they’re bound to stock something that’s perfect for someone you know.

What’s more, you can personalise lots of products too which can add that extra thoughtful touch to your gift. See more over on their Facebook page.

4. Tantalise the taste buds

Who doesn’t love a takeaway? One way to get everyone you live with in good spirits is to get some amazing food delivered in. Fortunately Burnley is blessed with some fantastic restaurants that are doing delivery at the moment too.

Savour a burger from Ellis’s, be transported to the Mediterranean thanks to Continentals or sample tasty Italian cuisine from The Palazzo.  If you do get a takeaway please tag us in your pictures on the Discover Burnley Town Centre Facebook page.

Takeaway Burger from Ellis's

5. Raise your glass

Like chilling out at the weekend in style? Fancy pushing the boat out a bit? Illuminati is famous for cocktails and they are currently delivering them!

You can enjoy a range of their amazing creations from the comfort of your own home and maybe treat that special person in your life to an Illuminati creation. They’re also doing some delicious food if you fancy too! Check them out on Facebook for more.

Illuminati cocktail
Illuminati takeaway food

6. Cook up a storm

Cooking a nice meal for a loved one is a great way to show you appreciate them. Why not pay a visit to some of Burnley’s businesses to source some fantastic local ingredients before putting on a show in the kitchen?

If you’re looking for great meat then try Haffners Quality Butchers or Butchers Fayre and if you’re planning a vegetarian option then go and see Filipino Foods and Oriental Delights Groceries. You never know, you could discover your inner Masterchef!

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