Valentine's Day

5 Local Gifts to Give this Valentine's Day: Austin Edition

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Forget flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s Day and surprise your love with something local. Share your love of Austin on the most romantic day of the year with these 5 local gift ideas that will make your S.O.’s heart swoon.

Share Your Love of Cooking

Gift your love of cooking this Valentine’s Day and take your romance to the Sur La Table kitchen. At Sur La Table you will learn new techniques that will take your cooking to the next level and how to create easy to replicate at home meals. On February 14th, Sur La Table is hosting a Rosé cooking class that will make for the perfect gift to share with your S.O. At the class you will learn to make Duck with Rosé Cherry Gastrique, Fingerling Potatoes and a Rosé and Strawberry Tiramisu to finish.

Keep Your Relationship Fly

A couple that looks fly together, stays fly together. So this Valentine’s Day, stay stylish with a custom piece of jewelry from Eliza Page. Since 2004, Eliza Page has been showcasing unique pieces from artists in Austin and around the world and their Signature Collection gives your the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. All Eliza Page jewelry is made with recycled metals and all of their diamonds and gemstones are sourced from conflict-free dealers. Aside from supporting a local Austin business, your S.O. will sparkle and shine with their new bling.

Forget Boxed Chocolates

Instead of gifting a mysterious box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, stop by Capital City Bakery for a box of local, made-from-scratch baked goods. Since 2011, Capital City Bakery has been serving cholesterol-free, locally sourced, vegan baked goods and you’ll find every cupcake and pastry needed for all of your Valentine’s Day gifting. From layered rainbow cakes, to cupcakes with sprinkles, nothing beats gifting your sweetheart with a sweet treat from Capital City Bakery.

See a Show Together

Make more memories this Valentine’s Day and instead of binging your favorite Netflix series, explore Austin’s entertainment scene. From comedy and musicals to concerts and plays, there is always something happening in the Capital City for every kind of couple. If you are a couple that loves to laugh, check out who’s taking the stage at Esther’s Follies and prepare for a night of hysterical comedy. But if live music is more your scene, you can’t go wrong with an evening at The Mohawk.

Plan the Ultimate Local Date Night

You can’t go wrong with a dinner and drinks date night out in Austin. So this Valentine’s Day make it extra special with dinner and drinks at the Salty Sow and an romantic staycation at the Park Lane Guest House. Located in Austin’s East Side, the Salt Sow prides itself on serving clean, farm-to-table fare and source their ingredients from the Austin community. After dinner, get cozy in your eco-friendly cottage at the Park Lane Guest House and go for a dip in your private mosaic glass tiled pool.

Looking for more ways to celebrate the most romantic day of the year? Then check out all things happening in Austin this Valentine’s Day.

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