So Cupid stuck you with his arrow but failed to whisper sweet nothings in your ear about what to get your love this Valentine’s Day? Fret not, turtledove, Patch has your back.
We’ve assembled a list of Valentine’s Day gifts that are sure to melt his or her heart–and you don’t have to wander the earth to find them; they’re all in your neighborhood.
Nothing says I love you like a stuffed monkey. Perfect for the wild girl or guy in your life, this cuddly cutie comes with a chocolate bar. And if you really want to go bananas, add the oversized balloon package for $29.99. If you’re more of a Valentine’s Day traditionalist, there’s always the option to go with the classic dozen roses for $74.99.
Handmade Necklace by Brittany Foster
Meticulously made by Minneapolis artist Brittany Foster, this jewelry exemplifies just how delicate and complex your love really is. Not to mention the fact that it’s really pretty. Gallery 360 also stocks Foster’s bracelets and earrings. The jewelry ranges from $68 to $350.
Silver and Gold Cuffs by Emily Johnson
$168.00 - $265.00
Show her yours is a love that will last by starting a Valentine’s Day tradition with layer-able cuffs by Minneapolis jeweler Emily Johnson. Made with sterling silver and 14 carat pink gold, the cuffs are simple but beautiful. Other designs and thicknesses are also available.
Earrings and Necklaces by Lauren Kebschull
$68.00 - $88.00
For something a bit more colorful, look to locally made earrings and necklaces by Lauren Kebschull. If the idea of jewelry shopping has you a little freaked out, Gallery 360’s owner Merry Beck says not to worry. “I usually let [the customers] look and see what they gravitate toward, but we’re here to help,” Beck said. “We also do a wish list registry. It’s a more subtle way of hinting and then all parties are happy. It’s fun.” Wish lists can be created at Gallery 360 at any time–so there’s still time to send a hint or receive one before the holiday.
Handmade Chocolate Heart Marshmallows
Created by Minneapolis company Very Prairie, these hot hearts with a hint of pepper are wrapped and ready to go. Other mouthwatering marshmallows are available sans box for $3.95.
“Men buy truffles for women, but women don’t buy truffles for men,” Sugar Sugar owner Joni Wheeler said. That’s why she’s offering a unique and masculine selection of truffles this Valentine’s Day. With flavors like barbecue, peanut butter and apple pie, there’s nothing girly about them.
$43.50 - $45.50
If your love wants nothing more than to smell like her favorite dessert, and a dab of bittersweet chocolate behind the ear just isn’t cutting it anymore, look no further. Sugar Sugar offers two sweet-smelling perfumes by Payard with tasty inspirations. Lychee Mousse and Pistachio Ganache smell good enough to eat–and certainly good enough to wear.
Romance & Woo Spray and Body Oil
$8.95 - $12.95
The locally made Simply Mahvelous line was referenced in our holiday gift guide just two short months ago, but this particular concoction was just too perfect to pass up. 100% natural, this oh-so-romantic mixture is a potion for a perfect Valentine’s Day of his and hers massages.
Message in a Bottle
Prove that the art of the love letter isn’t dead. Sometimes the simplest gifts are the best. Write from the heart and preserve your sentiments forever with this message in a bottle kit locally made by Re Rae.