Heaven knows the world could use an infusion of love and affection. Here are 14 high-quality, lovingly crafted Valentines gift ideas from 14 local makers to spread some love around on the 14th, and beyond.
Left: The Valentine’s Day Collection Edible Chocolate Box from Charles Chocolates has ganache hearts made with fresh cream and butter infused with raspberry, passion fruit or mojito flavor. When the chocolates are gone, you’ll still have the box to keep – or devour.
Right: Heart shaped Argentinean-style Alfajores from Wooden Table Baking Co includes sixteen chocolate cookies joined with dulce de leche and covered in dark Guittard chocolate that will melt your lover’s heart.
Left: The 2020 Rosé by Aesop Wines is officially in bottle! This new vintage of their beautiful rosé releases this month.
Right: From Hangar 1 Distillery, Rosé Vodka is a unique blend of Hangar 1 Vodka and California rosé wine. It’s a great refreshing alternative to wine. Floral with notes of crisp apple, sweet pea blossoms, and a hint of oak on the nose, with a silky and soft mouth feel finishing fresh with hints of cranberry.
Left: Organic Rose Lip Balm from Heavenly Soap Company will keep your kisser soft and moist.
Right: Treat a loved one (or yourself) to a luxurious night in with the Dial Z for Zen Body Soap + Jar of Cozy Body Butter bundle from Drifter Organics. Start off with top-rated Dial Z for Zen Body Soap featuring sweet patchouli and orange essential oils that awaken and soothe the senses. Coconut and castor oils cleanse and moisturize to leave you feeling brand new. Then, seal it all in with their seasonal Jar of Cozy Body Butter, a warm hug in a jar with a blend of cardamom, clove bud, ginger, and sage reminiscent of your favorite chai latte.
Left: Drop one of these nourishing Fizz Hearts from elizabethW into your bath. As the water softens, relax, and enjoy. Available in tuberose, magnolia, lavender, and lilac scents.
Right: Soy Wax & Shea Butter Massage Candles from Heliotrope don’t just light up the night; they double as a moisturizing massage oil. Made with all-natural ingredients – botanical oils and wax from soybeans, nourishing coconut oil and creamy shea butter. Just light the candle, let it burn, blow it out, and massage the warm wax into the skin.
Left: St. Barts Linen Robes from Rough Linen are the essence of relaxation. The light, cozy robes rest lightly on your skin and pack well – and you can save 10% on a pair for a couple!
Right: From Krupa Paranjape, the Love Pillow Cover is hand embroidered on linen fabric.
Left: Love Elixir from Laromatica is not a perfume, it’s a wearable potion made with all-natural ingredients. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day they are re-introducing one of their first releases, re-vamped and packaged in a sleek roller bottle. Wear this potion to attract all kinds of love in your life: platonic love, romantic love, and self-love. Contains oils and herbs associated with love-attracting properties according to folk magick. Use while meditating to open the heart chakra. This very small batch is only available through February 2021.
Wears lighter than a perfume, has a strong herbal opening courtesy of basil, citrus and ginseng tincture, but mellows down to a soft powdery floral with hints of spice and resins. Wear alone or layered with your favorite perfume.
Right: From Aplat, the Jardin Bouquet Tote is a reusable flower garden tote designed to hold flowers, garden stems, and herbs. The two straps wrap around and tie in front for easy bundling, while the back-seam opening easily hooks on a wall or doorknob to hang vertically. Surprise someone special by leaving a “sac a fleur” on the doorknob to find when they come home.
Left: For the Valentine’s Cake Duo + Revel’s Bouquet, Butter& has partnered with the incredibly talented team at Revel to include a beautiful bouquet with their Valentine’s Day cakes. Both cakes include chocolate buttercream and a light brown sugar cake: one is filled with a passion fruit curd and one with salted caramel filling.
Right: The Valentine’s Special package from Farmhouse Lab contains one bottle of their Berry Olive dressing, one jar of their Flower Petal Salt, plus their Real Food Inspiration recipe book.
Image at top of page: Tuberose Bath Fizz from elizabethW.