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The Valentine's Day Guide for Ideas + More

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

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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 Chocolates...

Ruby's Chocolates — These decadent chocolates and truffle cakes are a no-brainer. Ruby's Chocolates creates the most beautiful truffle cakes that taste even better than they look. Shop online for their gift sets and delicious combinations. 

Ruby's Chocolates, Fairfield Twp

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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

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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 Candy Stash Sweets & Treats 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

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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 & Wicks, Hamilton Ohio

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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...

Agave & Rye, Liberty Center  Who doesn't love tacos and classic margaritas? Agave & Rye in Liberty Center offers a great menu with a ton of options for an epic dinner. With so many tasty taco combinations and a full craft-cocktail menu, it's hard to go wrong! 

Agave & Rye, Liberty Center

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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

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For other incredible dinner locations, check out The Swire Inn in Middletown, Gaslight Brewhouse in Oxford, or Cozy's Cafe & Pub in Liberty Township! 

For Gifts... 

Wildfire Hygge Goods This boho-chic boutique in Hamilton is a great place for special gifts that support local artisans. Here you can find home decor options, locally-made candles and jewelry, and a ton of botanical accessories... perfect gifts for her, gifts for him, or for friends celebrating Galentine's Day. Shop the gift selections online or in store. 

Wildfire Hygge Goods, Hamilton

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Symmetry Boutique & Gallery  With products from over 400 artisans from here in the United States, this shop in Fairfield is the ultimate gift shop! Find everything from clothing and jewelry, to metalwork decor, paintings, and funny gifts (like this F Bomb). You can shop a portion of their products online, or stop by the boutique to shop while admiring the art gallery as well. 

Symmetry Boutique, Fairfield

Photo Credit : Symmetry Boutique & Gallery

For other gift shops and local boutiques, check out Celebrate Local in Liberty Center, Made to Love in Hamilton, or The Apple Tree in Oxford!


XOXO... Happy Valentine's Day!

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