Be my Valentine- a local gift guide
I’m not a huge fan of the Hallmark holiday that has us seeing pink and red for weeks in end in our local shops but there are some super cute gems that are handmade locally if you’re in the market for a swoon worthy card or gift.
I shopped Instagram and found these gorgeous hand crafted beauties that range from sweet and sassy to downright naughty.
Want to win over your valentine with a card you won’t find at the grocery store? Here are a few of my favorites:
From getplenty in Robson Street
Made by inkanddolly and available at Giving Gifts on Main StreetAnother gem from Inkanddolly available Under the Umbrella Artisans Collective in North VancouverThis one isn’t quite local but still Canadian and worth the mention because who doesn’t like Pizza? From PixelPaperHearts in OntarioBut this one has got to be a favorite because it’s bold and daring- you have to be pretty confident in your relationship status to hand this to your lady or your man on V-Day. From baublesandblitz this is #relationshipgoalsNeed a little more than a card to express how you feel about your sweetheart? Take it from a lady who loves flowers – DON’T BUY FLOWERS! Don’t get me wrong pretty blooms are a fantastic surprise, just wait a week and they won’t break the bank! Plus flowers don’t last that long, so if you really want to make a lasting impression try one of these goodies instead.A sassy mug will have her smiling everyday, try one of these beauties from BirdOnAWireArt on Main Street.Looking for something with a little more sweet and a little less sass? These adorable heart earrings from Birch Street Studio will have her heart going putter patter.Want to make a bit of a statement? Try this local and handmade gift box available through Wexford Candle Co. It includes everything you see, the bath caddy, candle, wine glass and more all from local Fraser Valley makers!
Giving Gifts on Main Street in Vancouver
Always a good bet, and no one can say you didn’t ask nicely.