The days seem long but the months fly by when COVID is around. We are almost to Valentine’s Day, everyone! But what do you get for that special someone who you can’t see? Do you stick with traditional flowers and chocolates sent to their house, do you get them something fun like a custom neon sign with your names on it, or do you book a holiday in the hope that all of this blows over soon? It’s hard to decide with all the uncertainty, so I’ve worked with some of my favorite local businesses to give you our 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Take a look below:
Akala Clothing has a gorgeous wrap top in a blush pink that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This local brand uses plant-derived sustainable fabrics and eco-friendly trims.
Boma Jewelry has adorable love studs for Valentine’s Day gifting. Available in silver and gold, these earrings are ethically-made using sustainably sourced materials.
This year’s Valentine’s Occasion is extra special! Chipmonkey Wine is teaming up with Advanced Sommelier and owner of Genuinely Spirited, Mackenzie Parks, to bring you the best Valentines Day gift yet! They will be pairing a white, red and sparkling wine with easy to make recipes to make the most perfect date night. This awesome Chipmonkey Wine gift (be sure to add a photo of you and your love to the card front to knock their socks off!) will include an exclusive link to paired recipes, grocery lists and a cooking demo done by Mackenzie herself. *Every bottle choice will come with the exclusive recipe, grocery and video link, with the white, red and sparkling trio ON SALE for $104 with FREE shipping to west coast states! Now that’s LOVE!
Beer-lovers, you will want Fuzzduster as your must-have drink of choice for Valentine’s Day. Made by combining two of the company’s most popular beers – Space Dust IPA and Superfuzz Pale Ale – Fuzzduster is the love child of the two, boasting bright and bitter notes that compliment one another nicely and bring out each other’s best qualities.
Fuzzduster can be whipped up in a matter of seconds and is the perfect concoction to create with your significant other (or by yourself, more power to you!) before sitting down for Valentine’s Day festivities at home. All you have to do is combine half a glass of Space Dust and half a glass of Superfuzz with one another, sip and enjoy!
Elysian is also hosting a sweepstakes throughout the month of February, where one lucky winner will win a $2,000 Airbnb gift card – to enter, just text “FUZZDUSTER” to 78896 between 2/1 and 2/28.
Brendan McGill’s Hitchcock Bakeshop has some yummy treats ready for Valentine’s Day!
- Chocolate Bon Bons
- Amaretto Macarons with Pistachio Cream
- Caramel Apple Tartlet (by Rabbit Hole Pie)
- Olive and Rosemary Fougasse (by KLSN BREAD)
Pre-order beginning February 7 for pick-up on February 14!
Store Opens: Sunday Feb 7 at 9am
Store Closes: Wednesday Feb 10 at 5pm
Sunday, February 14 Pick Up Options:
- Option #1 -Take a romantic ferry ride to Bainbridge Island and swing by Hitchcock Bakeshop between 11am – 2pm to pick up your sweet treats! The Hitchcock Bakeshop is located at 7865 NE Day Rd W, #101, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
- Option #2 – Bundle up and head over to Timber City Ginger between 12:30pm – 3:30pm to pick up your sweet treats. You can check out their Sunday mini-market and even grab some killer ginger beer! Timber City Ginger is located at 8103 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Intrigue Chocolate Co.
Whether you want to treat yourself or someone you love, you can’t go wrong with supporting local chocolatiers for Valentine’s Day – especially when truffles are involved. This year, Pioneer Square-based chocolatiers have been busy pivoting and adapting to adjust to pandemic-induced mandates including online orders, curbside pickup, etc. to ensure customer demand continues to be met. Specific to this year, they’re offering their Intrigue Chocolate Co. Signature Ganache Truffle Gift Boxes which are made of dark chocolate and cream, no added refined sugar, and are silky smooth and fresh.
- Flavors include: Bourbon & Vanilla Bean, Basil, Cardamom, Orange & Sea Salt, Brown Butter and more.
- Great for a date night treat, this box retails for $36, or the double box with the band is $72.
Mochidoki Ice Cream
Mochidoki is an imaginative ice cream company that just started shipping their handheld treats to the Pacific Northwest! An out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day gift idea, Mochidoki’s Signature Collection is perfect for dessert-lovers. The 24-piece box includes 12 best selling mochi ice cream flavors (Matcha, Black Sesame, Coconut, Thai Tea, Raspberry Crunch, Salted Caramel and more). Customers can also shop 4-piece and 24-piece boxes of each individual variety for stocking their favorites. Mochidoki provides free shipping, expertly packed to remain frozen until midnight on the day it’s delivered. Mochidoki uses only the highest-quality ingredients, from pure nut butters to all-natural fruit purees and thoughtfully-sourced spices and teas. The brand’s flavors are non-GMO, gluten-free (with the exception of two), and only 80 calories each. No alcohol-based flavorings are used, to ensure the integrity, depth and vibrancy of each bite. The team regularly works with a team of storied Culinary Advisors-several veteran pastry chefs from leading restaurant partners across NYC and beyond, to conceptualize flavor development.
Celebrate Love in Seattle at MOHAI Mercantile with curated gifts and gift packages available now through February 14, 2021. Explore items from local artisans like Ms. Robinson’s Affair, CHUNKS, Molly Ray and Honeyberry Studios. Find gift packages that celebrate friendship, self-care, the 12th fan, love for nature, and more. Online purchases can be shipped direct to you or your recipient. We are also offering curbside pickup between 1pm and 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Select the pickup option at checkout for detailed instructions.
Odlo Kinship Baselayers – His and Hers
Natural + Kinship Base Layer Top -For the outdoorsy couple who is always up for an adventure, Odlo’s Kinship base layers, available in men’s and women’s, are the perfect his-and-hers Valentine’s Day gift. These base layers are made with a Merino wool blend that helps you stay fresh and warm by creating a natural thermoregulation and insulation layer. These soft and versatile pieces are built with innovative ventilation zones to keep you dry and prevent you from overheating, whether your ideal outdoorsy Valentine’s Day is spent on a hike, on a run or on the slopes.
Peace Out with Peace Vans. Plan the ultimate #VanLife road trip with your plus one or quarantine crew. With a fleet of both vintage and modern Volkswagen and Mercedes vans, Seattle based Peace Vans’ offers a one-of-a-kind getaway sure to make for a memorable gift. All vans are designed for renters to show up and hit the road – no need to pack anything other than clothes or buy anything other than food. Vans come with new built-in refrigerators, heaters for chilly nights and new lithium-ion battery systems for powering cameras, phones, devices, and camping accessories. Not to mention the perfectly selected private campsites for renters to enjoy the most remote and private spots. www.peacevans.com.
San Juan Islands-Inspired Jewelry
Looking to gift outside the box this Valentine’s Day? A heart-shaped pendant might seem like a cliché, however, these necklaces from Nixon Art Glass are anything but. Each piece of fused glass is hand-cut, designed, and fused together in the kiln. The result – unique and functional glass art that will add elegance and drama to any outfit. Even better, they’re 20% off! Use the code LOVE20 at checkout.
Darleen Nixon has been a glass artist for 20 years in both mediums of lampwork and kiln formed glass. She has studied with some of the world’s leading glass artists and is a member of the Glass Art Society. Her work is featured in galleries throughout the United States. Working in her studio on San Juan Island in Washington, Darleen continues to evolve in her mastery of glass. Her work is complex in design and yet contemporary in presentation.
Your sweetie is one-of-a-kind, so the gift should be too!
Looking for other San Juan Islands-inspired gifts. Check out the Gift Guide here.
Still Spa’s At-Home Valentine’s Day Pampering Kits
In addition to numerous Month of Love-themed spa treatments and specials, Still Spa at The Woodmark Hotel is offering a takeaway pampering kit for those who prefer to stay at home this Valentine’s Day. A great gift for anyone seeking a relaxing and romantic night in, Still Spa’s at-home pampering kit includes: a Goji & Tarocco Orange Scalloped Glass VOLUSPA Candle, Massage Oil & Body Scrub, and a Circadia MiniFacial Kit featuring a Lipid Replacing Cleanser, Caviar Lime & Passionfruit Enzyme Mask, Marshmallow Whip Hydrating Mask, Vitamin C Serum, Finishing Moisturizer & a Headband. The kit can be ordered and picked up at Still Spa from February 1st – 14th and those who collect it over Valentine’s Day Weekend (February 13 & 14), will also receive a single red rose and individually wrapped truffles. Cost is $79.00 (originally $100.00). Book spa specials online or order a pampering kit by calling Still Spa at 425-803-9000.
Tri-Cities Wine Country
Warmth and Wanderlust in Wine Country. With more than 200 wineries within a one-hour drive with plenty of outdoor space allotted for tastings, the Tri-Cities is the perfect destination to plan your next wine inspired getaway. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, the Tri-Cities offers a sun-drenched retreat for exploration and rejuvenation for all with plenty of space to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Consider The Lodge at Columbia Point in Richland, enjoy contactless check-in, waterfront views, breakfast in bed delivered straight to your door and plenty of space for your travel pod to stay in their own designated rooms. Looking for adventure? Explore the scenic Red Mountain AVA by horseback with Red Mountain Trails or stop in at Northwest Paddleboards for traditional stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) along the Columbia River. www.visittri-cities.com.
Looking for a way to celebrate a different kind of Valentine’s Day this year? February is the peak of coffee hunting season so Triple Coffee will be making their innovative virtual tasting series available to the public for the very first time with a special Valentine’s Day tasting live from Central America. Guests will be walked through tasting three gourmet Central American coffees that will be delivered directly to them at home, including Triple Coffee’s Good Food Award winning coffee, the Pacamara Natural. Like a traditional vineyard-based wine-tasting, guests have an opportunity with Triple Coffee’s virtual tastings to share in the beautiful location the coffee is grown and be taken through the extraordinary process by the producer that farmed that same micro-lot of coffee they are tasting – all from the comfort (and safety) of home.
Uneeda Burger Takeout
Keep it Casual with Takeout at Uneeda.Nothing says true love like burgers and a bottle of wine to-go. Just named number one spot for takeout in Seattle by USA Today’s 10 Best, celebrate Valentine’s Day with Seattle’s finest burgers, hand dipped shakes, beer, wine, and more at Uneeda Burger in Fremont. Trying to eat well in 2021? No problem. New to the menu and a must try is the Basil Crusted Salmon Sandwich with Fennel Salad, line-caught basil-crusted Salmon, herbed aioli, roasted tomatoes, watercress greens, fennel salad, on a Uneeda traditional bun ($15). At Uneeda, classic selections meet creative options, with offerings ranging from burgers to bison or lamb. Uneeda Burger is open for takeaway orders, please note that the ordering process is exclusively online and can be made here. www.uneedaburger.com.
Whidbey and Camano Islands
Order up a Taste of Whidbey and Camano Islands. Local businesses within these coastal destinations have made it simple to select and ship small batch, artisan products in time for Valentine’s gifting and celebration at home. Sweet Mona’s on Whidbey Island in Langley offers exquisite confections fit for any gal or guy, available to ship nationwide and only $5 shipping within Washington state. Camano Island Coffee Roaster has paired the ultimate coffee and chocolate box for easy gifting. The Pacific Northwest’s most famous shellfish can now be delivered to your doorstep from Penn Cove Shellfish. Order directly from the businesses or dream up and gift future travel at www.whidbeycamanoislands.com.
The Woodmark Hotel’s Retreat to Romance Package
Romance is in the air at The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa on the beautiful shores of Lake Washington in Kirkland. Treat your special someone to a romantic getaway for two with the Retreat to Romance package, only available during the month of February. Cozy up in the hotel’s award-winning, waterfront accommodations at 10% off the Best Available Rate, while indulging in hand-crafted truffles, Woodmark Treveri Cellars bubbles, and a custom Still Spa Bath Butler experience delivered to your room. To book this package, visit: https://www.thewoodmark.com/
Yuan Spa is celebrating the Year of the Ox by highlighting its signature Chinese-inspired spa services including the Yuan Chinese Signature Massage, Yuan Chinese Signature Body Scrub, and the Yuan Chinese Radiant Foot Treatment. When guests book any service February 11-12, 2021 they will be treated to the “gift of good fortune” which includes a traditional red envelope with $6 to redeem towards a future service enhancement at the spa. The number 6 (六) pronounced “liu” in Mandarin means “well off” and is considered lucky as it sounds like the word that means ‘to flow’ – your Yuan Spa “6” will set you up for a smooth and auspicious Year of the Ox!
$100 = Get $10 Yuan Cash
$200 = Get $25 Yuan Cash
$500 = Get $75 Yuan Cash
You can also view other Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Yuan Spa here.