Love is in the air. There’s still time to get your loved ones a unique Valentine’s Day gift, all while supporting local Boston businesses. We’re sharing some great spots and Valentine’s Day gift ideas to shop at in Boston for family, friends, or the special someone in your life.
Valentine’s Day Local Gift Ideas For Your Galentines
This local South End shop never disappoints. Local gifts include a Boston Mini Gift Box that you can pick up, or have shipped anywhere in the U.S. You can also create a custom Valentine’s Day Gift box that start at $55, inclusive of candles, sweet treats, and more.
Sometimes the best gifts are shared experiences together. Reserve your table in advance and meet up with your gals at Harpoon Brewery for a special Valentine’s Day Brunch. In addition to beer mimosas, and the tasty pretzels, chocolate drizzled cinnamon sugar pretzels and chocolate-covered strawberries will also be available. Admission is free, and drinks range from $8 – $14.
Although this South End demonstration kitchen is currently closed, they’re offering virtual dinner parties with recipe kits and wine pairings, perfect for friends to attend. Stir at Home gives the opportunity for you and 10 households to allow for an evening with a chef, and ingredient kits, along with wine pairings. Virtual dinner parties start at $75 a screen (two people maximum) and ingredient kits range from $20 – $40, with wine pairing add-ons at $35 – $75.
Gift Card to Local Fitness Studios
Fitness studios like The Handle Bar
, Down Under Yoga
, Upward Spiral Studio,
and more need support more than ever. Gift your friends with a gift card to a local Boston fitness studio (prices vary, often classes run $24 – $30 a class) and take a class together for the holiday.
Ahhh. That’s the sound of relaxation. A great group gift is getting facials at a local salon like Back Back Skincare and spa. Facials start at $60.
Valentine’s Day Local Gift Ideas For Your Family
This quaint store nestled off of Charles’ Street in Beacon Hill is home to the most delicious chocolates and visually beautiful boxes. You can customize a box of chocolate for your loved ones, ranging from $18 – $79 depending on chocolates and the keepsake box selected.
Set up a fun Valentine’s Day with your family and the Boston Pops. This virtual show costs $14 to view and is guaranteed to be a great at-home celebration. The show streams live this Friday at 8 PM.
Gifts, cards, and knick-knacks alike can be found at this charming local shop. You’ll be able to find gifts for the whole family here, ranging in prices ($4.95 and up).
More than a bookstore, this Coolidge Corner favorite features gifts for any member of the family. Not sure what to get? The store also has an online gift card option, where you can add anywhere from $10 – $200 per card.
Order a Meal Kit from a Local Restaurant
Have fun with the whole family and make dinner at home, while supporting a local business. Restaurants like Capo
in South Boston and Buenas
are offering at-home meal kits, which are great and delicious dinner options to make with the whole family
Valentine’s Day Gift Local Ideas For The One You Love (Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Partners)
Flowers from Local Boston Shops
Flowers are the quintessential sign of love on Valentine’s Day. The city has tons of small shops to support, a few being Rouvalis Flowers
in Beacon Hill, Back Bay Florist
, and Central Square Florist
. While flowers are typically expensive, many of these shops have customizable options that won’t have you breaking the bank ($55 – $100). If flowers aren’t in your budget, purchasing a plant from a shop like Pemberton Farms
in Cambridge is just as lovely as a gift (ranging from $25 – $75, pending on plant).
Surprise your loved one with a custom gift box that supports local women-owned businesses in the city. There are three box collections to choose from including a Self-care box, Coffee Lovers box and Black-Owned Boston box. Boxes begin at $74.99.
Rent a film from the Coolidge Corner Theater this Valentine’s Day and stream from home. Screenings begin at $12.
If you can dream it, Scoop N Scootery offers it. This local ice cream shop offers delivery on delicious specialty sundaes like peanut butter mudslide, mintmallow, and the delicious SKIPPY da do da Dae. Order for a post-Valentine’s Day dinner treat.
Make a Dinner at Home with Local Ingredients
Local retailers are delivering their products right to your front door. Support Massachusetts seafood retailers by stocking up on local fish (a full list here
) or from organic grocers like Boston Organics
Know of any other shops, activities or gift ideas in the city for Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments!
If you are looking for things to do for Valentine’s week or any other week, check out our curated list for Boston.
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