How about you mix it up a little this Valentine’s Day? Here it is, our 2020 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. We’re making it easy for you with 15 different gift ideas from Connecticut businesses they’ll ❤️.
Spirits Society membership at the Mayflower Inn & Spa
Washington | Join the Spirits Society at the incredibly special Mayflower Inn to enjoy exclusive and rare samplings of fine liquors. Tastings are held in the Tap Room every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. The first 25 Gold-Level members to join will receive a custom engraved 5oz flask.
A chocolate love letter from Noteworthy Chocolates, delicious and romantic
Bethel | Your song, something you say to each other repeatedly, a poem…get romantic! Noteworthy Chocolates will send a one-of-a-kind laser engraved chocolate card, a printed copy of your message, and an extra 1 oz. piece of chocolate to enjoy while your love reads your message!
A trend to be chained to from Onyx II Fine Jewelers
Watertown | What do you get when you give a jewelry staple and an office supply a luxury makeover? The “paperclip link” chain from Onyx II can be worn with a classic diamond initial medallion, pendants, or personalized message to generate a variety of looks.
Salt of the Earth Spa Valentine’s Day Love Basket package
Woodbury | Salt of the Earth Spa is offering a LOVE basket as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. It includes a gift certificate for two to enjoy a 45-minute salt cave session, bath salts, lip balm, cleanser, candle, and rose quartz crystal heart. All for $100! Give them a call or visit to purchase.
Love cookies from Sweet Maria’s 😍
Waterbury | People come from miles away to get their Sweet Maria’s cookies (or cakes, biscotti, cupcakes…). You can order your Cupid’s Favorite Valentine Cookie Tray here or visit the store (take a peek into the magic going on in the bakery behind the counter!).
Wine + cheese = the way to anyone’s ❤️ 109 Cheese and Wine
Ridgefield + Kent | If there’s something extra special that you want…the wine you shared on your first date, her favorite cheese in the world, 109 Cheese can almost always find it! Everyone that works here is extremely knowledgeable if you need help choosing!
Tour + taste at the Litchfield Distillery
Litchfield | Go on a tasting date to Litchfield Distillery this Valentine’s. Enjoy a sip next to the fireplace, tour the distillery while learning how Bourbon is made, and pick up some of your favorites on the way out. Or check out their online store for more gift ideas.
Yes, please to a romantic night away at the West Lane Inn
Ridgefield | The West Lane Inn boutique hotel owners Danille & Christine are ready to make your Valentine’s staycation relaxed and perfect. Book an overnight stay (breakfast included) and receive 10% off when you mention Unlocking Connecticut. It’s cozy and quintessential New England in a charming town.
Be Mine caramel hearts from Castle Hill Chocolate in pink ombre
Newtown | These chocolates are not only mind-blowing delicious morsels of salted vanilla caramel covered in Belgian chocolate, but they’re also hand-painted in three shades of pretty pink! Made right in Newtown at Castle Hill Chocolate.
Dinner date at Bailey’s Backyard. Or lunch, either work!
Ridgefield | Local, fresh, and innovative deliciousness is on the menu at Bailey’s Backyard. The mood is cozy and romantic. Check out their menu here with some fantastic Valentine’s specials being added for extra tummy love!
Something adorable from Soulbury
Woodbury | We’re so glad to have finally discovered what’s behind those turquoise doors at Soulbury. Go ASAP to experience this unusual gift boutique with some crazy good vibes. The Valentine’s Day vignette has it all; candles, candy, crystals, succulents, jewelry, love potions…
Grab your friends and get the Galentine’s Glow Package at The Spa at Litchfield Hills
Litchfield | The Galentine’s Glow package is $195 (2.5 hours) and includes a spa facial, a standard manicure (with champagne), and a blowout. The Sweet Escape Package is $320 (2 hours) includes a 50-minute Swedish massage for two followed by side-by-side spa pedicures (includes champagne and chocolate strawberries). Ahhhhhh.
Lucky anyone who receives Lucky You Flowers
Online | Based in Simsbury, Lucky You is creating the perfect gift for Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day. Their arrangements are fun and affordable! Each bouquet includes a fortune cookie with a personalized message. Shipped nationwide for $29. Before 2/7/20 use promo code UnlockingCT for 10% off.
Rose quartz (the stone of universal love) from Mother Earth Gallery
New Milford | Mother Earth Gallery is your destination to find one of a kind unique gifts from the earth. Give them a rose quartz heart to express your unconditional love, a beautiful amethyst, or a stunning gemstone tree created locally.
Your cute name for them on a mug/robe/t-shirt/almost-anything, from Persnickety Promotions
Newtown | Persnickety Promotions is the sister business to Persnickety Bride and they can print, embroider, and personalize pretty much anything. Particularly handy when you’re planning a wedding! Check out their Thomas Laine jewelry, 15% off for Valentine’s Day gift-giving.
Pics: Lora (except as noted)/ Words: Bev