Local Valentine Gifts
Revealed by the Nashville Guru on 01/16/13
Valentine’s Day is in less than a month. We all know that Valentine’s Day can be one of those holidays we all hate to love. It’s definitely made up, it reminds single people that they are single, and it makes people in relationships compare their love to everyone else’s, which is never smart. Even though we all hate to give into this holiday, you have to admit it’s kind of fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day as long as it doesn’t sneak up on you!
To make it a little easier on everyone, we have come up with a Local Valentine Gifts Guru Guide that will make anyone’s V-day a little sweeter! We wanted to give you some local gift ideas so you can support all of Nashville’s wonderful local businesses. Obviously, the gifts are geared towards gals, but we tried to throw in a couple ideas that could go either way. Get on it and buy these local gifts now, so you aren’t picking through cards with 100 other people at Target, buying half-dead roses at Walmart, or going to every grocery store on your way to V-day dinner trying to find a heart shaped box full of chocolates.
1. Olive & Sinclair’s Valentines Day Heart – $10.99
Olive & Sinclair is a Nashville-based bean-to-bar chocolate company. Voted “America’s Best Chocolate” by Southern Living Magazine, Olive & Sinclair chocolate is sure to make your Valentine happy. Order online now!
2. Colt’s Chocolates
Colt’s Chocolates is the oldest specialty chocolate manufacturer in Nashville. Local chocolate (or any chocolate for that matter) is the best way to a gal’s heart. Although Colt’s Chocolate is sold all over town, you can find all of their products at the Colt’s factory located in the Gulch. Their address is 609 Overton Street, and you can stop by Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm. Just ring the bell!
1. Escape Day Spa & Salon
- Swedish Massage – 60 minutes – $80
- Lavender Mint Smoothing Salt Scrub – 75 minutes – $120
- Escape for Two – 4 hours – includes time in the steam room, massage, facial, pedicure and gourmet lunch – $255 each
Gift Certificates are available! Learn more about the salon services above and how to purchase a gift certificate – click here.
2. O.liv Body Bar – Edgehill Village
- Hot O.liv Massage on the Rocks – 45 minutes – $60
- Honey Do Couples Massage – 60 minutes – $80 per person
Visit O.liv’s website to schedule the massages!
Okay fellas, we have mapped out some local flower shops for you, and picked out some awesome flower arrangements for you to consider. If you click on the name of the flower shop, it will take you directly to the business listing where you can find the address to the flower shop, and also get to the website where you can order the flowers online. Prices will vary depending on when you buy them.
1. Always in Bloom – Franklin – Be Still My Heart
2. Bloom - Belmont Blvd - Classic Rose Royal
3. A Village of Flowers - Hillsboro Village - Teleflora’s Radiantly Red Tulips
4. Import Flowers - Sylvan Park – Pick-out Your Own!
Guys, if you have been around the block a few times, it might be time for you to put a little more effort into your flower-giving ritual. Don’t be afraid of Import Flowers, which is a flower wholesaler in Sylvan Park that is open to the public. Not only will it save you money, but you can get a little creative. Go get some flowers you know she will love, grab one of those many, many vases filling your cabinets, and create a bouquet masterpiece. Good luck.
1. Judith Bright Jewelry
Local jewelry designer, Judith Bright, has some of the most unique pieces around. Check out the Judith Bright Store in the Green Hills mall for some awesome ideas from one of her lines. I’m loving the new Gold + Rocks line featured below.
2. “Brew for Two Gift Set” from Loveless Cafe – $29.95
Love is in the title! Get this cute “Brew for Two Gift Set” from Loveless Cafe. It comes with two of the Loveless red jumbo coffee cups, two packs of the Loveless signature ground coffee, and a market tray. Order now online!
3. Music City Suds Soap – $6.00 each
Music City Suds creates bath and body products that pay homage to Nashville and the world of country music. They are all natural, handmade, and vegetarian. A number of stores around town, including the Green Wagon in East Nashville, carry the soaps. ”Stand By Your Mandarin,” ”I Walk the Lime,” and “If Scrubbing You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right” soaps would be great Valentine’s Day gifts, not only because of the awesome names, but because of their local appeal. Order these online!