It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is around the corner!
Things might be extra crazy in the world today, but that ain’t a reason not to celebrate this special day next to your loved ones. While I usually put together a gift guide that anyone can easily get at nationwide retailers or Amazon, this time, I wanted to highlight some of our local vendors in sunny South Florida.
What I love about each of these businesses is the diversity and uniqueness they bring to the table. They offer everything from baked goods to jewelry and doggy accessories. Most of them can ship items anywhere in the US, but if you live in South Florida, you can also pick up your gifts locally.
Whether you are looking for a gift for your Valentine, your Galentine, or your furry kid, check out the gift ideas below that will make your loved one’s heart jump up and down!
This South Florida brand specializes in making one-size-fits-all koozies, potholders, and masks. Her innovative knitted creations make the perfect gift for any occasion, especially for this Valentine’s Day. Now you can carry a wine bottle along with you to picnics, dinners, and outdoor soirees in style. The koozies come in different colors and themes, and right now, you can get 30% off with the purchase of a mask. Use code SAFESIP30 at checkout for a discount.
Run by Sophia Maspions and hand made in Miami, FL, FooShoo, specializes in handmade ceramics, embroidery art, and macramé. Her Valentine’s Day collection includes heart-shaped ceramic trays, mugs, and vases that are perfect for your other half.
Today, masks are a must, and what better way to keep your loved ones safe and in style than with these chic masks made by Milena Silva. These handmade masks are made from lace and satin matte. They come in different colors and sizes, perfect for adults and children. You can find these beautiful masks on Etsy, and they can be shipped anywhere in the US.
This Pembroke Pines based bakery specializes in handcrafted gourmet cakes, cupcakes, and treats for any time you want to “treat yo’ self.” In honor of Valentine’s Day, they have put together a kit that includes cocoa bombs and cookies for only $44. Extra Sugar Bakery only delivers in Broward, or you can pick it up at their location in Pembroke Pines.
Run by Lyndsi and made in the US, Color Me Foxy handcrafts jewelry and accessories, perfect for your loved ones. Her creations come in different colors and shapes, like studs and dangling earrings, which are the ideal complement any look. You can find her pieces at her Etsy store and at her IG @colormefoxy
Elle Tenaj has the perfect loungewear sets to wear anywhere from brunch to the comfort of your home. Their trendy and casual clothes go from dresses to set pieces and tops for every occasion. You can catch them this Valentine’s Day at the Sunny Side Up Market in Fort Lauderdale, but in the meantime, you can get your Valentine’s look at their website. They provide free shipping on all US orders.
This sustainable and eco-friendly clothing store carries handmade, recycled, and reworked attire. Based in Highland Beach, Florida, the brand was created for one of a kind individuals. Their goal is to create something magical, almost like painting a canvas, and the canvas is you.
Who doesn’t love a good smell?? At Wallflower Scents, you can get anything from floral wands to essential body oils and candle gift sets. All candles are made with 100% soy wax, 100% pure essential oils, biodegradable glitter, and dried flowers such as lavender, roses, chamomile, sage, and crackling eco-friendly flickering wood wicks.
Based in South Florida and created by two dog moms, Pets and Love Boutique specializes in hand making accessories for your furry loved ones. They carry everything from pet bandanas to bowties, toys, and even flowers. For this Valentine’s Day, they created a collection that includes your typical hearts, but my favorite is their funny moments from The Office like “Date Mike” bandanas. They ship anywhere in the US and also donate monthly to local rescues.
Created by Adriana Gante after her family experienced food and environmental allergies, The Natural Boca is known for its natural plant-based mist sprays, perfumes, bath, and body goodies. Gante enjoys creating self-care packages that allow people to unwind and create their spa at home. Currently, they have free shipping on orders over $30, and while they ship anywhere in the US, they offer local delivery in Broward & Palm Beach, FL.
Give the gift of coffee this Valentine’s Day with a Circle House Coffee gift card and coffee bags. The coffee shop founded by retired NFL linebacker Stephen Tulloch, carries everything from great coffee to breakfast, lunch, Mojo Donuts, vegan treats, and even CBD infused drinks. This is one of my favorite coffee shops in the Fort Lauderdale area, and I honestly can say I have yet to try something I didn’t love. If you live in the South Florida area, stopping at Circle House Coffee is a must.