Valentine's Day

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

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Forget flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s Day and surprise your love with something local. Share your love of Richmond 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 skills 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. So this Valentine’s Day keep it stylish and take your S.O. to Need Supply Co. for a very special Valentine’s Day date night outfit. Need Supply has been providing Richmonders with a unique retail experience since 1996 and aside from featuring clothing from some of your favorite brands, you’ll find pieces from new, up-and-coming designers from the US and abroad. After a day of shopping, explore Carytown and show off your new threads from Need Supply.

Forget Boxed Chocolates

Instead of gifting a mysterious box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, stop by Whisk for a box of local, parisian-style baked goods. Located in Shockoe Bottom, you’ll find every pastry and dessert needed for all your Valentine’s Day gifting. From layered cakes and eclairs to macaroons and giant cookies, there’s nothing better than gifting your sweetheart with something sweet from Whisk. If you aren’t quite sure what to pick for your sweet, head to Whisk for happy hour every Tuesday through Saturday from 4-6pm.

See a Show Together

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

Plan the Ultimate Local Date Night

You can’t go wrong with a romantic dinner and drinks date night out in the River City. So this year make it extra special with dinner and drinks at Belle & James and an intimate staycation at the Quirk Hotel. Belle & James has been serving up the finest craft cocktails since 2014 and they pair perfectly with their Southern inspired menu. After dinner and drinks, get cozy at the Quirk and enjoy a relaxing evening with Netflix and late night room service.

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

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