Last-minute guide to get your Valentine's Day on track in Quedgeley

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By Bodger21 | Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 10:57

Love is in the air and Cupid has drawn back his bow in preparation for the most romantic day of the year.

Yes, Valentine's Day is upon us once again, meaning that if you haven't already done so, you have less than 24 hours to buy those cards, order those flowers, book that restaurant (good luck with that one) or find that perfect gift for your loved one.

But worry not, if you haven't got your Valentine's Day plans in place, all is not lost, for Quedgeley People has a last-minute guide to help you avoid that mercy dash to the petrol station for the last remaining bedraggled £5 bunch of carnations on the garage forecourt.

Cards and gifts

I don't know if I speak for all women, but I like to know that my husband has made a bit of an effort when it comes to buying that most fundamental part of Valentine's Day - the card.

And no matter how corny or unimaginative a gift for Valentine's Day, what woman doesn't love to receive a box of chocs - particularly a HUGE one?

Obviously, men like to receive cards and chocs too. A box of Roses doesn't last long in our house, and it's usually Mr Quedgeley People who's got there first!

You may still be in with a chance of a Valentine's Day delivery if you order a bespoke, personalised card from online shops such as moonpig or funkypigeon.com, who promise that if you order before 2pm, your card will be dispatched same day. They also sell a wide range of Valentines gifts and gift cards.

But if you'd rather not risk it and that's a little bit too 'lastminute.com' for your liking, Quedgeley People can recommend the 'top five places to shop' in and around Quedgeley, Hardwicke and Kingsway - and in true X Factor style, they are not in any particular order.

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Quedgeley District Centre GL2 4PF

The place to shop for:

Personalised cards

Flowers and plants

eVouchers

Gift cards

Gift experiences

Photos, art and photo gifts

Fragrances 

And, of course, lingerie, underwear and fashion

Warner's Budgens

Old Bristol Road, Quedgeley GL2 4NB 

The place to shop for:

Special treat hampers 

For him: The Gentleman's Hamper 

For her: The Lady's Hamper 

Made-to-order cakes 

Tesco

Bristol Road, Quedgeley GL2 4PF

The place to shop for:

Greetings cards

Fashion, lingerie and underwear

Gift cards

Fragrances, cosmetics and toiletries

Chocolates

Wines, beers and spirits

Home and giftware

Matalan

Quedgeley District Centre GL2 4PF

The place to shop for:

Greetings cards

Homeware

Fragrances

Lingerie, underwear and fashion

M. Phillips News

23 Pennine Close, Quedgeley GL2 4TP

The place to shop for:

Greetings cards

Chocolates and gifts

Say it with flowers

Obviously, there's still just about time to order a delivery online from the likes of Interflora.

But if you want to keep it local (and in most cases, cheaper - well, there is a recession going on you know), you can order or pick up a bouquet from one of these floral retailers:

Daisy Chain

5 Space Business Centre, Olympus Park, Quedgeley GL2 4AL

Pop into the shop or order your free delivery on 0845 269 6085.

Tesco

Bristol Road, Quedgeley GL2 4PF

Tesco sells a wide selection of gorgeous floral bouquets, starting from a bunch of daffs for £2 (don't even think about it though gentlemen, if you want some loving this Valentine's Day) up to the Tesco Finest range of bouquets, for a very reasonable £15.

Get it delivered

They may not be based in Quedgeley, but there are several Gloucester florists delivering in the area - some of them FREE OF CHARGE.

Gloucester Florists

Tel. 01452 303600

Plantation Florist

Tel. 01452 332203

Serenata Flowers

FREE Valentine's Day delivery - a dozen red roses from £24.99.

Flowercraft

Tel. 01452 614914

Flower Works

Tel. 01452 348286

Flower bouquets and baskests from £25 with FREE delivery.

So where to take the one you love for a romantic night out?

You don't have to travel into Gloucester or Cheltenham to wine and dine your loved one. 

And if you've left it late to book your date, no worries - Quedgeley People has managed to find local hostelries and eateries where either booking is not a requirement, or there are a few reservations left.

The Barn Owl

Thatcham Avenue, Quedgeley GL2 2GS

Tel. 01452 720523

The Barn Owl has a few reservations left: 6.30pm or earlier and 8.30pm or later. The Barn Owl Valentine's menu can be viewed online here.

Pilot Inn

Sellars Road, Hardwicke GL2 4QD

Tel. 01452 720252

There are still afew reservations left at the Pilot Inn. To book your table give them a call on the number above - but be quick about it, tables are booking fast! 

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