Valentine's Day 2013: Gift Ideas

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Local Valentine Gifts

Revealed by the Nashville Guru on 01/16/13

Guru Guide Logo - VdayValentine’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.

CHOCOLATE

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!

Colts Chocolate

Colts Chocolate in The Gulch

SPA PACKAGES

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.

Escape Day Spa & Salon

Escape Day Spa & Salon

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!

O.liv Body Bar - Edgehill Village

O.liv Body Bar – Edgehill Village

FLOWERS

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

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.

OTHER IDEAS

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.

Judith Bright - Gold + Rocks Line

Gold + Rocks Line by Judith Bright

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!

Brew for Two Gift Set

Brew for Two Gift Set – Loveless Cafe

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!

Music City Suds - Locally Handmade Soap

Music City Suds – Handmade Soap

 

 





 
 

 

 

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Tim Lorenz
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Thanks for the tips I can always use them.  Have a great day.

Jan 28, 2013 01:33 AM #1
Rainer
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You're very welcome, Tim! 

Jan 28, 2013 01:36 AM #2
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Jill Sackler
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 Including the images in your post was a fantastic idea and they have suddenly really put me in the mood for this holiday.

Feb 09, 2013 09:19 PM #3
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Dana Hollish Hill
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Now this is a great post. I wish I had thought of it. You highlight several local businesses in a post that is useful and timely. I may have to make my own local version.
Feb 09, 2013 10:20 PM #4
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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
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We struggle with giving something to great friends without offending their significant other.

Feb 09, 2013 10:21 PM #5
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Andrew Ostrander
Ostrander Real Estate Group - Phoenix, AZ
Ostrander Real Estate Group

Great ideas!  Sometimes, the BEST gift we can give someone is the gift of time, especially romantic time with our spouse.  Check out some of the most romantic bed and breakfast inns at http://romanceroom.com or recommend one.  Don't forget to take some of the chocolates and flowers shown above with you to make the setting more romantic too.  :)

Feb 09, 2013 10:26 PM #6
Rainer
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Paige Floyd Hart
Bright Light Land Title Company, LLC - Niceville, FL
Very cool - near or far!
Feb 10, 2013 12:08 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Not sure this holiday was ever high on my list, since the big beneficiaries seem to be people selling way too much candy and dead flowers:no longer growing. 

Feb 10, 2013 04:03 AM #8
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Jana Holmstrup
Jana Holmstrup - CCO - Kings Mortgage Services, Inc. - Visalia, CA

Warning guys!  Anything that says "Love-Less" on it may not get the desired results.  Just sayin...

Feb 10, 2013 04:15 AM #9
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Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\ - Enterprise, AL
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Not in the Nashville area, BUT, some good general ideas that I may be able to "adapt". THANKS!

Feb 10, 2013 07:03 AM #10
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Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
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... that spa option looks fabulous

Feb 10, 2013 07:11 AM #11
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Paddy Deighan JD PhD
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they all spound like wonderful options...now all I have to do is find a suitable Valentine's Day date!!!! Looks like dinner for 1 at the Palm again!!!

Feb 10, 2013 09:02 AM #12
Rainer
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Thank you all for your compliments (and concerns)! All of these vendors are Nashville bred, and they've had wonderful grassroots success. By the way, the Loveless Cafe is an incredible meat-and-three restaurant right off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Loveless was from the family's name, so no omens there! 

Feb 14, 2013 06:34 AM #13
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John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
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Maybe just a trip to Nashville would be a good start!  My wife loves it there.

Jan 29, 2014 10:38 PM #14
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Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\ - Enterprise, AL
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Thanks for the links! Just ordered from the first place (chocolate heart).

 
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