This Valentine’s Day, our traders are here to help you spread a little love.

Ely is well known for its busy markets packed full of craft, vintage, food and gift stalls. This year, due to lockdown, our markets look a little different. Luckily, our resourceful traders are here to help you find beautiful and unusual gifts for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

It’s our Farmers’ Market on 13 February. Here you’ll find all the ingredients you need for a gorgeous meal at home – from steak and venison, to artisan cheese and delicious cakes. You’ll also find artisan cyder from Brooks and Conquest, artisan beer from Starwing Brewery or some Ely Gin  – all of which are also available online. Our garden traders will also have plenty of shrubs, bedding plants and flowers. For everything else, you can shop online via our Trader Directory.

Here are some of our favourite Valentine’s Day gifts from Ely Market traders. Everything can be delivered through the post, or by local delivery.

Ceramic, wood turned & silk items handmade in Cambridgeshire. Blended Monkey also offer award-winning private woodturning & pottery workshops. Personalised gift certificates are available too. We really love their little wooden hearts which can be sent direct to your chosen recipient with a special note!

Traditional afternoon tea hand delivered to your home with finger sandwiches, homemade scones and cakes. Get in touch to order a celebration cake, or shop online for brownie boxes and traybakes by post.

This new floristry business is a regular at our Sunday Market. Their beautiful bouquets and dried flowers can be ordered online and delivered across Cambridgeshire.

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Hannah is a regular on our Saturday Craft Market and she has hand made silver jewellery to suit all budgets and styles – from rings and necklaces, to earrings and unique vintage pieces. Free UK delivery.

Delicious artisan chocolates from Aaron Kenny, a regular at Ely Farmers’ Market. Gift boxes and more can all be ordered online. Their ‘Sending Love in Lockdown’ gift box is the ultimate Valentines’ treat!

Spice up your Valentine’s Day with some treats from Ely Markets’ regulars Chilli Freaks. All their sauces, jams, jellies, salsa, salts and other products are made with home-grown fermented chillies. We think their zingy chilli fudge and truffles would make a wonderful gift!

Ely Markets’ regulars Molly May have got some gorgeous clothes to keep you cosy during lockdown. Send someone you love some cosy socks, or treat yourself to a gorgeous working-from-home outfit! Free UK delivery on orders over £20.

Handmade soaps, bath bombs, face masks and more, all made with natural ingredients that care for your skin. Their Rose and Lavender Milk bath bombs would be perfect for some self-care this Valentine’s.

Don’t forget to treat your furry friends. Buster and Lou, who are are regulars at our Saturday Craft Market, have a fantastic range of cute cat and dog collars – plus great gifts for you home. Free UK delivery.

Cards, prints and homewares designed in Cambridgeshire by Kat Woor. All of Kat’s designs are inspired by nature – choose from butterflies, flowers and more. If you’d like to send a card directly to your chosen recipient, get in touch with Kat to find out more.

You’ll find Norfolk Produce’s fruit and vegetable stall at our Charter Market every Thursday. They also have a large range of hampers available to order online. The Norfolk Luxury Box or the Luxury Fruit Hamper would be a lovely treat for someone this Valentine’s Day!

For more gift inspiration, you can view our full Ely Markets Trader Directory here.

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