10 Local Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Flowers and chocolate are nice, but sometimes you want to get creative or show a little extra love. Give a gift that warms their heart and makes your love feel extra special. These local businesses are offering specialty gifts just in time for the day of love.
Spread the love through our local community this Valentine's Day and shop the following gift ideas.
Pink sweaters, heart-shaped glasses, cheeky quotes and accents of love. Shop BBX Collection’s new clothing and accessory collection for this Valentine’s Day. Great gift ideas for your love and girl friends as well – with products encouraging a focus on self-love and friendship, such as the ‘Bestie Bundle’. Select styles from the collection are available until February 3.
Give your love the gift of coziness at home with a waffle knit lounge set from Cork and Coral. There are four colour options, but I’m peeping at the rose and blush options for this holiday! Add a gorgeous padded lace bralette to the gift to wear underneath, and layer with various outfits. The bralette is available in basic black and white colours and other pretty pastels.
Give the gift of a bright new houseplant, along with blush pink plant accessories. Flowers Talk Tivoli has a Valentine’s Day collection which includes a pink vase, heart pots, pink petals candle holder, and more. They are also offering virtual plant workshops, including a Galentine’s Day floral workshop on February 10.
My favourite candle shop, Bougie Doozy Candle, has a collection of colourful heart candles in time for Valentine’s Day. These candles are refillable, dripless, durable and have a slow burn. If you’d like to learn more about these amazing candles CLICK HERE. Choose from red and pink heart décor, or purple and green hearts, in multiple sizes.
Local artist, Alison Fowler, presents an annual Valentine’s show in two parts. It has gone virtual this year, with all heart artwork available to purchase from the comfort of your home, with free pickup and delivery in Ottawa. Her inventory launched online on January 14, and she continues to add H’arts each week for 4 weeks. You are able to purchase those paintings immediately, with the online auction portion beginning on February 9, 2021. Click here for more information.
Locally made custom apparel and accessories shop, Breeing Creative, has created featured products for Valentine’s Day. The LOVE Crewneck is available in sizes small to 3XL, in red. The Love Conquers All crewneck is available in both red and black options.
Three different handmade décor options available for pre-order by Knotted River. Typically offering wall hangings and plant hangers, among other accessories, you can now also select something from her Valentine’s Day collection. Choose between a single pink macramé heart, a heart and tassel banner, or a heart wall hanging. Select number of orders being taken so act fast if you’re interested!
The shop Local Pembroke has created a fun way to ‘not’ celebrate Valentine’s Day. Celebrate yourself, or virtually with your girl friends. The kit includes a 10x10 DIY sign, an etched wine glass, sugar cookies, pampering goodies from HER Empowerment and Sugar Society, and a mini bottle of Prosecco. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Shop the Valentine’s Collection by Capital Florist. They are offering classic options such as rose bouquets and a rose box, as well as dried arrangements to last. The Forever Love dried arrangement and Valentine’s Fresh and forever bouquet, have pops of red and white. Their Gal-entines dried bouquets are full of soft pastel colours.
Sponsor a grandparent this Valentine’s Day, and spread the love with Bangin’ Balloons. Purchase a balloon bouquet at a discount to be delivered to a local Long Term Care centre. They have teamed up with the Perley Rideau retirement home – the largest in the Ottawa area, and home to many WWII veterans. $5 from each order is donated to the home, and individual balloon bouquets will be delivered to residents. Bangin’ Balloons also has confetti heart balloons and festive garlands for sale.