2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Here it is, our 2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Scroll your way through these 21 gift ideas for you (self-love always 🙌), and for those you want to shower with some extra love this Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day! Unique & thoughtful gifts to fit all budgets!

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Desert Rose

(Mystic) Captivating jewelry for the goddess in your life at Desert Rose! Everything this sweet boutique sells is designed to celebrate the female form – with jewelry made by female artists. We ❤️ the I Am Whole necklace inscribed with the words ‘I am whole in all my phases’ on the back.

Aquila’s Nest Vineyards

(Sandy Hook) Book a unique experience at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards! Romance Pergolas with fire pits, Igloo Spheres, and Forbidden Fireplaces! Or, reserve one of the many Valentine’s week special events like Chocolate and Wine Pairings, Charcuterie Workshop, and Wine Lovers Live Music Celebration to name a few! Book here.

Wild Belle Boutique

(Mystic) Wild Belle Boutique is the third gorgeous store opened by fashion-loving sisters, Casha and Casten Cappuccio. This one is a bohemian East Coast/West Coast dreamscape, catering to all of us #WildBelles out there!

Honeychurch Home

(Salisbury) Exquisite gifts from around the globe are ready to be found for your special someone at Honeychurch Home. Whether it’s incredible fresh flowers straight from Japan, the most luxurious of Italian throws, or flower cubes from Amsterdam, your gift will be as unique as your loved one!

Plaid Rooster Co

(Cornwall) Choose a heart-shaped wood dough bowl and a signature Valentine’s Day scent, “Eternal Love” rich in jasmine – or any of Plaid Rooster Co‘s beautiful candle collection, handmade on site. These all-natural soy candles are sure to delight. Visit this cute boutique for a sniff + shop!

Papineau Studio

(CT) Give the gift of distinctive glassware. This beautiful crystal barware is artistically etched and painted with heart and nature-inspired designs. Make sure you follow @papineaustudio for Galentine/Valentine events and special prices! DM for available inventory and special orders.

Depot Dog

(Washington) Animal love is abundant at Depot Dog! They have a great variety of V-day gifts for your furry friends (both cat & dog), from treats, toys, coats, sweaters, and so much more. Plus, visit the bakery to indulge your pups with the sweetest gourmet treats!

Olley Court

(Ridgefield) Worldly and distinctly stylish gifts can be found at Olley Court. This stunning lifestyle boutique has beautifully crafted home items from afar, plus slow fashion & accessories that will remain beloved wardrobe favorites for years to come.

Feast & Fettle

The gift of quality home-cooked meals without the cooking – delivered! Customize a Feast & Fettle plan that suits you and pick from a mouth-watering menu designed to accommodate all dietary preferences and allergies. Enjoy 20% off your first order with code UNLOCKINGCT. (Photos provided by Feast & Fettle)

Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

(Ridgefield + Southbury) Let them choose with an Adam Broderick Salon & Spa beauty and wellness gift card! For every $175 in ab gift cards you purchase, receive an additional $25 gift card – through February 14th.

Litchfield Distillery

(Litchfield) Pick up a classy, ready-to-pour bottle of Espresso Martini or Cosmopolitan – Litchfield Distillery’s newest small-batch cocktails! Chill – cue up your favorite love-filled playlist – and just shake/pour, and enjoy!

Noujaim’s Bistro

(Winsted) Activity dates are memorable! Plan to take a cooking class with George Noujaim. He’ll teach you how to make some of the dishes from his restaurant’s menu while you watch, nibble appetizers, and sip wine…ending with a feast in the dining room.

Peach Blossom Boutique

(Newtown + Oxford) Peach Blossom Boutique carries the latest trends in women’s fashion as well as timeless staples at affordable prices. You’ll also find irresistibly cute jewelry, accessories, and gifts. Shipping and in-store pick-up from their website are available!

Daisy Wilder

(Southbury) Tell them you love them to the 🌙 and back with one of these beauties! Handmade jewelry for the dream chasers, magic makers, + adventure seekers. Made with semi-precious stones, bronze, sterling silver, and gold-filled pendants. Take 20% off with code UNLOCKING20 until 2/10.

Bridgewater Chocolate

(Westport, Brookfield, West Hartford) Bridgewater Chocolate (always a crowd-pleaser!) has teamed up with 3 featured CT florists @flowergirlct @blossomstem @laneandlengeflorist to Give Love, Get Love. Purchase chocolate and receive a complimentary bouquet. All the details here!

88 Keys Piano Bar & Cafe

(Watertown) Plan a date to 88 Keys Piano Bar & Cafe! They have live piano music from Thursday – Saturday (they recommend reserving). Enjoy the Rat Pack cool ambiance along with some delicious small plates and craft cocktails. Add dessert and you have a perfect night!

Salt of the Earth

(Woodbury) The gift of self-love, self-care, and self-healing at Salt of the Earth spa. Who wouldn’t want to spend some time in this salty, high-vibe, restorative cave? Book any one of their self-care services, or grab a gift certificate & a bag of Ratza Self Love Drinking Chocolate.

Thorncrest Milkhouse Chocolates

(Goshen) The magic is in the milk – straight from the cows living on the farm where the chocolate is expertly made! Shop in person or online for a sweet selection of heart boxes filled with Thorncrest Milkhouse’s signature fresh artisanal chocolates. Many sizes to choose from but we’ll take the 55-piece heart, thanks! (Photos provided by Thorncrest)

Paul’s Custom Pet Food Kitchen + Market

(New Milford) Paul’s Custom Pet Food is an open-concept kitchen & store for fresh pet food takeout and gifts. Stop by for Valentine’s specials like this convenient fold-up food-grade silicone food + water bowl for road trips, camping, or hiking (25% off). And 25% off large S’well double-walled stainless non-stick bowls.

Piper and Dune

(Southbury) Love is most definitely in the air at Piper and Dune, a gift boutique with adorable & affordable gifts for everyone. You’ll find gifts to make her smile, cute items for kids, and lots of locally made loveliness.

Fascia’s Chocolates

(Waterbury) Another of our state’s incredible choices for delicious sweet chocolatey treats, Fascia’s Chocolates! They have Valentine’s Day offerings aplenty in-store or online, like chocolate-covered strawberries, heart boxes, and sweet & salty mixes like this one ↓. Yum yum! (Photos provided by Fascia’s Chocolates)

Pics: Lora (unless noted) / Words: Bev

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