Updated: Feb 8
Whether you are spending the night out or hanging at home this Valentine's Day my local gift guide will help you have a romantic and/or fun holiday. I've also included some great options for your BFFs if you celebrate Galentine's Day. Each of the items can either be shopped or visited in the Seattle area (and some can be shipped nationally!)
You won’t find better Valentine’s Day cards than Alair in West Seattle. The selection ranges from cute to sexy and you’ll find a card for that special someone whether you're dating, been married forever, or BFF! While you’re picking up your cards at Alair you can snag this Best Friends Flask for your Galentine! Pro tip: Alair offers curbside pick up within 24 hours AND you can get your gifts wrapped!
This isn't your average jewelry - these pieces are handmade in Seattle at Baleen in Ballard. Choose from a unique style of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. There isn’t a style on their site that I don’t personally love! Everything is under $65 but Baleen has a buy one get one 50% sale for Valentine’s Day!
The perfect gift for the sweet tooth is not a box of chocolates but a box of Macarons! Lady Yum has the BEST macarons I have ever had and their Valentine’s Day boxes are wrapped so festive! Pop into any of their locations (Bellevue Square, Kirkland) to pick up a pre-made box or build your own!
Is there anything better than the gift of relaxation?! Yuan Spa has opened up a a brand new location at the Village at Totem Lake - grab a gift card OR do a couples massage! If massages aren't your thing you can also head to their Bellevue location and try out Hydrotherapy - steam, hot tub, cold pool, and sauna! It's relaxing and fun to do together and if you book a massage at the Bellevue location you get complimentary access to hydrotherapy. Anthony and I are getting our first ever couples massage at the new location!
Guarantee a unique Valentine's Day experience with a date night at the Space Needle's Loupe Lounge! Take in a view of Seattle while hanging out at the world's first (and only) revolving glass floor. The mixology is next level - try classic or futuristic cocktails with a curated selection of seafood, cheeses, and treats!
My favorite cookies also provide a fun activity! Seatown Sweets in Kirkland makes the cutest sugar cookies but you can do your own attempt at decorating with their cookie decorating kit! You'll get 12 undecorated sugar cookies in Valentine's Day shapes + two piping bags of icing! This makes for a perfect stay-at-home date night activity! You can also place a pre-order for cookies, cakes, or cupcakes before 2/8 to pick up for Valentine's Day!
I suggest doing this before making the cookies because your cookies will look much better 🤣 There's A Wine For That is a Seattle based company that specializes in finding the perfect wine for ANY occasion. For Valentine's Day they have launched their 50 Shades of White Tasting Game and Theme Pack - throw on a blind fold and play a game to taste the wine (this is also super fun for Galentine's!) Use code CM20 for $20 off the pack! (They also ship to most states pending their alcohol laws.)
Maybe you want to get away but you don't actually want to travel. The W Seattle has your back with their Valentine's Day special! The Skyline Valentine package includes a room, two cocktail, and an in-room dining "Lovers Feast", and a W Intimacy Kit! In the kit you'll get massage oil, dice, fuzzy handcuffs, shower steamers, and more! You can book the Skyline package until February 27th!
Take a classic Valentine's Day gift and put a spin on it with Bloom Away's dried flowers. I am obsessed with dried flowers. Bloom Away, creates the most beautiful dried flower bouquets, wreaths, and they have a Valentine's Special with a flower arrangement in a vase!
I may be a total nerd but I think of the most thoughtful gifts you can get someone is a book! It shows you really know what they love. I could spend hours at Elliott Bay Book Company - they have so many genres to choose from! Maybe they love cooking, gardening, are into love stories, fiction, whatever it may be they have it!
Okay this may be a stretch for the gift department but ladies...I know you're on the hunt for the perfect Valentine's Date night outfit and LITA by Ciara JUST opened up in University Village! While there is PLENTY to choose from this dress is *PERFECT* for Valentine's Day! Guys - extra points if you you take your girl to LITA ahead of Valentine's Day and tell her to pick out an outfit!!!
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