Valentine's Day

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

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Forget flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s Day and surprise your love with something local. Share your love of Raleigh 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 expect to learn how 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 Erin Brown Designs. Since moving to North Carolina in 2008, Erin Brown has been creating one-of-a-kind pieces that will make the wearer feel special everyday. Though most of the pieces are understated, Erin does have more complex pieces. So whether you want something more simple or something flashy, you will always look and feel your best. Aside from supporting a local Raleigh business, your S.O. will sparkle and shine with their new bling from Erin Brown.

Forget Boxed Chocolates

Instead of gifting a mysterious box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, stop by Southern Sugar Bakery for a box of local, made-from-scratch baked goods. Since 2012, Southern Sugar Bakery has taken the cookie industry by storm and their decorated sugar cookies make for the perfect treat to give on the most romantic day of the year. From gooey chocolate chip cookies, cookie cakes and decorated to perfection sugar cookies, nothing beats gifting your sweetheart a sweet treat from Southern Sugar Bakery.

See a Show Together

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

Plan the Ultimate Local Date Night

You can’t go wrong with a dinner and drinks date night out in Raleigh. So this Valentine’s Day make it extra special with dinner and drinks at 18 Seaboard and a romantic staycation at The Mayton Inn. Located in downtown Raleigh, 18 Seaboard prides itself on sourcing 60% of their ingredients from the North Carolina community and their fresh, dinner menu pairs perfectly with their hand-crafted cocktails. After dinner, get cozy at The Mayton Inn and spend the rest of your evening with Netflix and room service.

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

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