Love must be in the air, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Spoil your Valentine, even if it’s yourself, with a cooking class, chocolates, candies, flowers, jewelry, and/or lingerie.
When shopping for a memorable Valentine’s Day, remember to support local Baltimore businesses. Many shops have, unfortunately, been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, by supporting local businesses, you’re boosting our local economy, culture and community.
Here’s a local Baltimore gift guide to treat your loved one, or yourself:
A Romantic Night In
Looking for a fun, romantic activity you can do together at home? Try cooking together—you’ll get to spend quality time with your sweetheart, while improving your teamwork. Teamwork makes the dream work, afterall.
Not sure what to cook? Luckily for you, local Fells Point resident Jen Jericho (@LaCocina.D.Jenny) is partnering with The Seasoned Olive to bring you a delectable 3-course Valentine’s Dinner featuring a Roasted Pear and Cheese Arugula Salad, Wild Mushroom Risotto and Vanilla Ice Cream with Boozey Raspberry Sauce and a Balsamic Drizzle. The event will take place on Saturday, February 13 at 5:30pm, via Zoom and ingredients, along with suggested wine pairings, will be sent in advance. Be sure to register for this event quickly—spaces are limited!
Whisk Them Off Their Feet
If you’re hoping to sweeten up Valentine’s day, then look no further.
Box of Chocolates
A box of chocolates is a Valentine’s Day staple. Charm City Chocolate in Hampden is currently offering their box of handmade Valentine’s Day chocolates for $25. This assortment contains a mixture of dark and milk chocolates, with salted caramel, coconut cream, marshmallow, raspberry cream, red velvet and champagne-filled truffles.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Berries by Quicha in Federal Hill sells hand-dipped strawberries that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They’re sinfully delectable and delicious, available in a wide variety of flavors, including but not limited to: Ciroc Berry, Tequila Berry, Red Velvet, Cheesecake, and more.
Chocolate Raspberry Danishes
Get a taste of Paris in Fells Point at the infamous pâtisserie, Sacré Sucré. This Valentine’s Day, they’re baking mouthwatering danishes, beautifully topped with chocolate frosting and raspberries. Its filling is a smooth blend of raspberries and rich chocolate. You can view the tasty treat on their Instagram, @sacre.sucre.
Charm City Chocolate blends full-bodied espresso with creamy chocolate in their Coffee Lovers Truffle Box. For $25, you will receive espresso, coffee, cappuccino, and tiramisu truffles coated in white, milk, and dark chocolate.
Say I Love You with Flowers
Express your love and compassion through the language of flowers.
Be My Love Bouquet
The amazing Lord Baltimore Florist is currently retailing their best-selling Be My Love bouquet, consisting of red roses, white lilies, carnations, and chrysanthemums stunningly arranged in a red vase. Red roses symbolize passion and romance, whereas lilies represent purity. Together, white lilies and red roses convey an ideal, or true, love.
To brighten this dreary winter, The Modest Florist has arranged a beautiful bouquet, with pink tulips, anemones, and Sweet William flowers in a classic, glass vase. This pretty-in-pink arrangement celebrates femininity and beauty.
Gems for the Gem in Your Life
Looking for something dazzling and intricate? Rachel Mulherin is a local jewelry store, retailing unique and awing pieces.
Rachel Mulherin’s “Aviana” is a modern take on the classic pearl necklace. For $150, it is a stunning chain necklace with various pearls and a large, twinkling amethyst geode.
Mulherin’s signature “Birdie” earrings are an everyday staple, with glam, sparkle, and radiance. For $150, they’re a stunning circle pave post earring, with a dangling “druzy stone,” or gray agate geode.
Lastly, the “Celeste” is a chunky, 24kt-gold-plated chain bracelet, available in rose gold, gold, and silver. It’s perfect for any aesthetic and retails for $79.
All Tied Up In A Bow
If you’re shopping for a sensual and playful night in, then peek at Fell’s Point’s sexy boutique, à la mode intimates. All chemises, slips, bodysuits, stockings, and more will make you, or your loved one, feel, and look, bewitching and confident.
Darling Lace Side Chemise
This luxurious chemise is made with charmeuse satin and delicate lace. It is both sexy and lightweight. For $98, the Darling Lace Side Chemise is available in burgundy, champagne, ivory, and black.
Stockings, Garters & Cinchers
Show off those legs with à la mode intimates high-quality and seductive stockings and/or suspenders.
Have a wonderful, fun, and flirty Valentine’s Day.