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Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so you may be looking for an Atlanta local Valentine’s gift to commemorate the day with your special someone or even to celebrate with friends. There are a ton of options this year in Atlanta. Despite the added challenges due to COVID-19, there are several local retailers with excellent gifts available for all budgets if you’re willing to mask up and head to the shops. Or if you’re looking for things to do, there are also some great options for memorable V-Day experiences. Check out this guide to find the best Atlanta local Valentine’s gifts and experiences for this year’s holiday.
Buckhead Village – Experiences
Secret Garden at Pinker Times – If you love beautiful flowers, then the interactive floral installation that you can walk through at Pinker Times will be a delight for you this season. After visiting the installation, you can shop fresh and dried florals and purchase individual stems or a signature bouquet. On Valentine’s weekend, you can even take home a complimentary stem and check out an outdoor installation as well.
Valentine’s & Galentine’s Drive-In Movies – Livable Buckhead is collaborating with Buckhead Village to host two socially distant drive-in movies on Valentine’s weekend. Friday, February 12, you can see “Mean Girls” at 8 p.m. with a comedy show preceding at 6 p.m., and Saturday, February 13 you can see “Hitch” at 8 p.m. with a comedy show opening at 6 p.m. You can even order dinner packages from Shake Shack, Biltong Bar or Fado Irish Pub. See website for details.
B.M. Franklin & Co. Hat-Making – For a group of one to six people, you can enjoy an intimate 2-hour hat-making workshop with a glass of Champagne and hat consultation, and you even get a complimentary handcrafted mask. After the workshop, you can purchase a custom, one-of-a-kind piece with a 15% discount.
Buckhead Village – Gifts
Bella Cucina – Tuscan Rose & Pink Peppercorn Savory Salt. Try this pink-hued spice perfect for the holiday of love.
Dyptique – Their bestselling candles are now available with a limited-edition graphic pattern featuring a scent description.
Kimberly McDonald – If high-end accessories are in your budget this year, then visit this boutique for a great selection of unique designer items like a malachite printed robe and agate sake set.
Davidoff Geneva – For the cigar-lover on your list, this is the perfect place to stop for something unique. This year they have a Year of the Ox limited-edition blend to commemorate the Chinese New Year.
Ponce City Market – Experiences
Valentine’s Day Candle Making Workshop – On February 13 and 14, you can visit the Ponce City Market shop Candlefish for an hour and a half candle-making class where participants will craft two candles and enjoy bites and drinks in a candlelit atmosphere.
Ponce City Market – Gifts
JJ’s Flower Shop – Here you can get a dried asymmetrical Valentine’s wreath, a dried vase arrangement or rose wraps of one to four dozen roses.
Sustainable Home Goods – This store is offering a great opportunity to choose your own adventure by creating a gift box with locally-made wellness products. They also have a felt flower bouquet option for a bouquet that will last forever.
The Print Shop by Freemarket – For the art-lover in your life, this is the perfect place to get limited edition, exclusively licensed art prints from contemporary artists.
Williams Sonoma – If baking is your passion or your loved one’s favorite pastime, the LeCreuset dish with a heart-shaped knob or the Emile Henry ruffled heart dish at this home goods store are perfect for you. There are also XO shaped gummies created by country music superstar and Food Network host Trisha Yearwood for the one in your life with a sweet tooth.
Candlefish – To light up your love consider a candle to set the mood and heat things up. Perfect for this year is the 12 oz. Cosmopolitan candle from the cocktail collection with an 80-hour burn time and the Candlefish favorite No. 83 copper tin candle with a jasmine, rose and bergamot fragrance.
Binders Art – There are some excellent art supplies available at all times at Binders, but there are also some useful gift choices like the Cavallini Vintage Pouch with different vintage images from the Cavallini archives.
With so many romantic Atlanta local Valentine’s gift choices available, it would be a shame not to shop local for your Valentine’s or Galentine’s needs this year. Whether you want to treat a special someone, a friend or just yourself, there are so many things to do this year to celebrate love. Visit one of these unique local Valentine’s experiences, or stop by one of these local retailers to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable.
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