A few days before Valentine’s Day, some may be scrambling to prepare a gift for their loved ones.
Whether someone is celebrating with a significant other, observing “Galentine’s Day” with close friends, or just wanting to honor their self-esteem, local businesses have gift ideas covered.
Here are a few places Vermonters can consider if they want to stick to local gifts for their Valentine’s Day.
Vermont Craft Farm
- Or: 6608 Vermont 116, Shelburne.
- What: Local and organic handmade soaps, lotions, candles and other bath and body products. Special Valentine’s Day gifts include heart-shaped soaps and shower sprays, rose-shaped lotion bars and a Valentine’s Day care box.
- More information: farmcraftvt.com or 802-363-3044.
- Or: 139 Champlain Street North, Burlington.
- What: Nunyuns is known for their hilarious and eye-catching conversation heart cookies for Valentine’s Day. Examples of heart-shaped cookie sayings include “Pretty good”, “Meow”, “Chick side”, and “I love myself”.
- More information: nunyuns.com, instagram.com/nunyuns_bakery or 802-861-2067.
Rosie’s Confections and Market & Cafe
- Or: 7 West Canal Street, Winooski.
- What: Handmade chocolates and truffles, including special flavors for Valentine’s Day. Also chocolate covered strawberries.
- More information: rosiesconfections.com, instagram.com/rosies.market or 802-829-1628.
Salt & Bubbles Wine Bar and Market
- Or: 19 Essex Way, Suite 412, Essex.
- What: A wide selection of wines, as well as takeaway meals, such as a risotto kit to prepare a dinner for two for Valentine’s Day. The kits can be pre-ordered on the store’s website and were still available as of February 11.
- More information: saltandbubbleswine.com, instagram.com/saltandbubbleswine or 802-662-4877.
- Or: 270 Pine Street, Burlington.
- What: The store sells products made by 30 Vermont artists and artisans. Choose from Valentine’s Day-themed trinkets, candles and bath products, as well as handmade cards. People will have to shop in person, but some products can be seen on the store’s Instagram account.
- More information: thirtyodd.com, instagram.com/thirtyoddvt, 802-338-7441.