Psst, Valentine’s Day is Coming…

Here we have 14 excellent Valentine’s Day gift ideas to treat you, them, your bestie, or someone you know could use a pick-me-up. Spread the love. ♥️

Valentine’s Day Gifts is a sponsored post

Light my fire at The Homestead Bed and Breakfast

(Madison) You don’t have to venture far to get those much-needed vacation feels. The Homestead makes for a perfect romantic getaway. It’s located on a beautiful and quiet property that’s just a short distance to lovely downtown Madison. Add an in-room charcuterie board to welcome you, relax in front of the fireplace, and wake up on the luxury linens after a much-deserved night’s rest. Bliss.

Spahhhh time at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

(Ridgefield + Southbury) Who couldn’t use some spa time at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa? It’s a heavenly experience. Going on now – for every $175 in ab gift cards you purchase, receive an additional $25 gift card through February 14th. Beauty, wellness, experiences, and luxurious gifts; consider Valentine’s Day covered.

Take your bestie!

Win their heart via their stomach at Noujaim’s Bistro

(Winsted) It’s well worth the drive for a meal at Noujaim’s Bistro; the food here is out of this world! Owner & Chef George Noujaim will be cooking up a special menu for Valentine’s Day and providing live music in his relaxed restaurant. Drool at the prix fixe menu here and book ASAP.

A romantic pergola experience for wine lovers at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards

(Newtown) Enjoy a signature tasting flight and a bottle of Sibyl Dry Rosé wine in Aquila’s Nest Vineyards’ One Thousand and One Nights Romance Pergola seating experience. Picture it. You and your best boo, staying warm next to the firepit, sipping wine under the stars. Cheers.

It’s meant to bee from Rock on Goods

(CT-based) The cutest V-day gift award goes to…this seriously cute book by Rock on Goods. Check out Emily Fuentes’ online eco-boutique for planet-loving gifts. Like Meant to Bee, a simple story about two little bees on a white water rafting adventure. This charming book is the perfect way to show your honey how much you care – while giving back!

Cupcakes for your cupcake! Hardcore Sweet Bakery

(Watertown + Southington) For your sweet-toothed friends, you have to check out Hardcore Sweet Bakery; a heavenly place with unique & delicious cakes, with a generous helping of humor. Their Valentine’s Day menu of cupcakes and themed boxes are awesome, like The Anti Valentine’s Day Box, The Aphrodisiac Cupcake, or the GALentine’s Day Box.

Photos by Hardcore Sweet

Love is in the air at AvaGrace

(Simsbury) One of those boutiques where you can’t go wrong! Stop by or shop online for a fabulous collection of Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Find awesome women’s clothing & accessories, jewelry, candles, a fun greeting card selection, home decor, self-care, plus baby & children, too!

This is AvaGrace owner Tracy (she’s got excellent taste!)

Find that extra special something at Olley Court

(Ridgefield) Lush gifts & little luxuries can be found at Olley Court; a long-time favorite in downtown Ridgefield. Visit this sweet boutique for European mouthblown glass vases, stunningly unique jewelry, slow-fashion pieces for her wardrobe, and beautiful items to decorate the home.

Whole-self-love @ Salt of the Earth Sanctuary

(Woodbury) Love and salt are in the air at Salt of the Earth Spa! They offer a list of divine healing treatments & therapies to lift the whole self. Salted air, healthy ions, and the abundance of minerals set a tone for deep healing and relaxation. We recommend a gift card for a couples massage!

Backcountry Mercantile – for the one who loves table art

(Greenwich) Designed by Backcountry Mercantile, created and handpainted in Deruta, Italy – the Heart Collection makes a perfect table setting for Valentine’s Day. Shop founder Amanda Gaudelet’s website for a beautiful array of new, vintage, heirloom, and unique collaborations for the home.

Try a new treatment at Byrde + the b

(Washington) Award-winning Byrde + the b salon, spa, and art space now offers facial acupuncture; a non-invasive health and beauty therapy for the face & body. Book an appointment with Dr. FonLin Nyeu for this relaxing treatment which also includes facial gua sha and Celluma LED light therapy.

The Fiore Collection – exclusively from Addessi Jewelers

(Ridgefield) Third-generation Addessi Jewelers has created The Fiore Collection – inspired by Mr. Addessi’s love for his garden. Each floral-inspired piece is handmade on the premises and crafted in 18kt gold & platinum. Start a collection this Valentine’s Day and add to it every year with more Fiore flowers.

Family-owned since 1948!

Mama needs a new purse from Floto!

(Norwalk-based) This perfectly sized purse is a best-seller for a reason. Made out of hand-stained Italian calfskin leather, the Orvieto bag’s timeless design, and roomy interior is sure to make your love very happy this Valentine’s Day. Have it monogrammed for extra points ?!

Photos provided by Floto

A blogger photoshoot experience with Unlocking Connecticut!

(Southbury) Know anyone who would love a fun “bloggy” photoshoot session with yours truly? Lora (professional photographer) and Bev (professional ham) will spend an hour with you or the gift recipient at Lora’s studio (or an agreed-on location). In addition to sharing our best dad jokes, we’ll share our tips for finding your best angles & light! It includes 10 edited digital images. Email for pricing and to book. Get ready to have fun and get some amazing pics!

Pics: Lora Karam / Words: Bev Canepari

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