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Ever wondered where Valentine's Day originated? Long before it was called Valentine's Day, there was a Pagan festival called Lupercalia. It was held in ancient Rome, at the beginning of February to honour the God, Pan, and celebrate the arrival of Spring.  It was associated with purification and fertility rituals. Early Christians then decided to change the festival to one of romantic love in the shape of Saint Valentine. The most accepted story of St.Valentine is that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and persecuted by the Roman Empire. These days Valentine's Day is associated with love, hearts and romance. So if that's what you are looking for, then we have a great selection at Aster.

For the more traditional amongst you, there is a hand carved love spoon, from East of India. The love spoon has a solid heart handle and comes boxed, plus why not take advantage of our complimentary gift wrap service and get your Valentines "all wrapped up"! (Excuse the pun!!!). The love spoon retails at £9.00 and is pictured below:

EastofIndiaLoveSpoon

For something a bit different, why not look at the LOVE photo holders by Transomnia. These are 4 blocks that can be used separately or together to hold your most precious photographs and retail at £7.50.

lovephotoblocks

Or why not treat your loved one to a beautiful Fanny and Claude gift set. The Top to Toe set, currently on sale at £23.40, comes in a gorgeous red spotty wash bag. It includes everything you need for a good old pamper!

  • Spiced Dead Sea Salt Bath Soak
  • Banana, Yoghurt and Honey Face Mask
  • Spiced French Lavender Soap
  • Rich Shea Nut Body Butter and
  • Cocoa Butter Foot Cream

FannyandClaudeToptoToeSet

There are plenty of other gifts on our website and they all come with free postage and packaging and complimentary gift wrap so come and take a look:

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Oh...and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Sian x

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