Valentine's Day Guide
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The Valentine's Day Guide

Your guide for the best Valentine's Day ideas, from date inspiration to local gifts! 

February 14th will be here before you know it, and regardless of whether or not you like to celebrate Valentine's Day... it's always a good idea to remind your family, friends and loved ones how special they are to you! Here is a quick guide for celebrating this holiday, with everything from the classic gift ideas to more unconventional date night inspiration. See below for Valentine's Day chocolates, date night activities, dinner locations, and unique local gifts! 

For Sweets...

Karma in the Kitchen — This chocolate shop in West Chester is a perfect one-stop-shop for all your Valentine's Day chocolate needs. From chocolate covered Oreos and artisan chocolate gift boxes, to keto-friendly chocolates and low-carb options... Karma is always innovating to create some of the finest chocolate around. 

Karma in the Kitchen, West Chester Ohio

Lulu's Sweets Boutique — Stop into this woman owned bakery for some of the best Valentine's desserts in West Chester. Order a custom cake, custom cupcakes, buttercream cookies, or French macaroons as a way of showing your appreciation for that special someone!

Photo Credit : Lulu's Sweets Boutique

Luke's Custom Cakes — Make your Valentine's Day extra special this year with a delicious treat from Luke's in Hamilton! Choose from a custom cake, cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, iced sugar cookies, a cookie cake, and many more sweets that are sure to impress.

Photo Credit : Luke's Custom Cakes

For other candies and chocolates, check out Jungle Jim's International Market for a massive candy selection, Chubby Bunny Bakery for gluten-free desserts, or The Pudgy Penguin for something any sweet-tooth will love! 

For Date Night...

You're Fired! Pottery Studio Painting pottery at this studio in Oxford is not only a fun night out, but it's a great date night idea for significant others, Galentine's Day, or a fun family night. Choose from a wide selection of pottery, different paint colors, and creative ideas to make your own masterpiece. Book your spot online or give them a call! 

You're Fired! Floral Boxes

Photo Credit : You're Fired! Pottery Studio

Petals & Wicks DIY and make your own candle... in store or in the comfort from home! Petals & Wicks in Hamilton offers a candle bar experience like no other, or you have the option of purchasing their DIY Kits online so you can have your date night at home. Not to mention, they also have a variety of pre-made candles and gift sets available that are perfect for just about anyone. 

Petals and Wicks, Hamilton Ohio

TopGolf, West Chester — Spend an evening perfecting your golf swing, staying warm in the heated bays, having fun playing games, and enjoying delicious foods and drinks all in one! TopGolf is a great place to make your Valentine's Day fun and memorable. Plan your visit now!

Photo Credit : TopGolf West Chester

For other makers date night ideas, check out the glass-art workshops at Haute Fusion Glass Studio in Middletown, or cooking classes at The Learning Kitchen in West Chester! 

For Dinner...

Son of a Butcher Steakhouse — Ditch the traditional steakhouse vibe but keep the fine-dining experience at S.O.B., where the atmosphere is fun and unique and the food is of the best quality! Make a reservation here for a fantastic date night!

Jag's Steak & Seafood This beautiful, fine-dining restaurant in West Chester is a great option for your classic Valentine's Day dinner. Make reservations online, or order your meals online to accompany a cozy movie night at home. 

Jag's Steak & Seafood, West Chester

Photo Credit : Jag's Steak & Seafood

The Swire Inn Indulge in flavorful eats and refreshing drinks at The Swire Inn in Middletown, a pub-style restaurant with a quaint and welcoming atmosphere! Make a reservation or order takeout and enjoy a relaxing night in with a delicious meal.

For other incredible dinner locations, check out West Central Wine in Middletown, Gaslight Brewhouse in Oxford, or Cozy's Cafe & Pub in Liberty Township! 

For Cards... 

Scripted Studio For all your stationary and gift needs, Scripted Studio is the best place to go. Find charming, cute, and funny cards for any occasion, as well as an assortment of unique gifts. 

Scripted Studio, Hamilton Ohio

Photo Credit : Scripted Studio

Ralph & Alice Valentines Inspired by Butler County's favorite couple, Ralph and Alice, we have created a set of six Valentines you can download and print to give to your loved ones! 

Bald Eagles Valentines

The Apple Tree — This super cute and trendy boutique in Oxford is a great place to snag a unique card your loved one will adore this Valentine's Day! Plus, find a great assortment of lovely gifts at The Apple Tree.

Photo Credit : The Apple Tree

For other gift shops and local boutiques, check out Celebrate Local in Liberty Center, Wildfire Hygge Goods in Hamilton, or Symmetry Boutique & Gallery in Fairfield!

XOXO... Happy Valentine's Day!

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