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Love A Little Local: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Saturday January 30th, 2021, 11:00am


Valentines is just around the corner and love is in the air!  Are you looking for that perfect gift for someone special in your life this Valentine’s day? We’ve put together a small selection of items made right here in #YQG so that no matter what kind of love you are celebrating you can easily show it with something local this year!

Make the day even more special with fun activities, a delicious meal or some tasty desserts! Visit Valentine’s Day Guide for at-home activities, Valentine’s treats and take out/delivery options to make dinner a breeze and clean up even easier! Have a lover of craft beer, spirits or local wines? We’ve made it easy with our 1-page Barrels Bottles & Brews Trails and EPIC Wineries takeout and delivery guides!  Pick up your order curbside or have it delivered right to your porch because let’s be honest who wants to leave their house these chilly winter days!?

So whether you are looking to say I Love You to your partner, your pal, your parents or your pup we hope you’ll #shopYQG and love a little local this Valentine’s Day!

Remember: call ahead before you visit any location. Currently most locations are offering curbside pick up or delivery options to gift to your loved one.

A Smashing gift Idea!

They found a way into your heart – give them the chance to break into yours!  Comparable to a chocolate piñata with a tiny wooden hammer, find me someone who wouldn’t love a chocolate smash heart filled with even more treats! Wolfhead Distillery has partnered with Kristy’s Custom Cakes to offer you this giant hollow chocolate that comes filled with custom designed cookies, Wolfhead boozy chocolates and a selection of Wolfhead flavoured mini’s with cocktail recipes. How can you go wrong!? Say you’ll “be wine” with a smash heart filled with sweet and salty favourites, as well as your choice of white or red wine by Muscedere Vineyards and Serafina Sweets.  These perfect pairings with our local beverage suppliers are great for your significant other or a gal-entine with a broken heart!

Wolfhead Distillery


Muscedere Vineyards

Warm and Cozy Treats

Chocolate bombs to bath bombs – no better way to show your adoration than giving them something that will bring out the warm fuzzies!  Pick from a selection of heart-shaped hot chocolate bombs from  King’s Bakeshop as as sweet and interactive treat!  Winter weather calls for nice warm baths which make these stunning heart-shaped soaps and bath bombs from Swinging Soaps a great way give the gift of self-care at a time when we can all use a little extra!

 King’s Bakeshop

Swinging Soaps


Sweet & Savoury Treats

We all know a bright box of chocolates is pretty synonymous with Valentine’s Day but why not sub in a little whipped chocolate mousse treat by Sweet Revenge Bakeshop this year? Forget the cherry on top – a handcrafted chocolate-covered strawberry adorns this delicious dessert! Fondue for two? Yes please! Stop by The Cheese Bar to pick up everything you need to make their heart “melt” and “brie” yours forever! If you’re more the charcuterie board type, well they’ve got you covered for that too!!

Sweet Revenge Bakeshop

The Cheese Bar

Pretty Pieces & Pottery

Give them something as beautiful and unique as they are with something from one of our local yqgmade artisans! A selection of specials items all ready for wrapping by Culture Shock Jewelry can be picked up curbside at Urban Art Market! These special gift boxes are perfect for that gemstone lover in your life! Love them a Latte?  Why not wrap up a new handmade love mug by Amy Farkas Small Batch Ceramics and give them something that will certain warm up their morning and their heart!

Culture Shock Jewelry

Amy Farkas Ceramics

Local Love Packages

Show your love for local with some adorable and customizable gift boxes – perfect for everyone you want to send a little love to! Build Your Own Valentines Day Box with Local Provisions who have carefully selected items perfect for everyone from gal-entine to valentine! Choose your gift wrap and your card and get ready to make the day of someone you love! Build a bundle for your Valentine with products from Whiskeyjack Boutique not only will you save 10% but they will even wrap it up and deliver it to a special someone on your behalf! Gifting just a got a whole lot easier!

Local Provisions

Whiskeyjack Boutique



Love for the Littles

It’s not just grown-ups that like to feel the love on V-Day! Share something sweet with the little ones in your life on this love-filled holiday.  Keep the oven clean with these ready-to-decorate cookie kits from Forgot the Flour! Complete with holiday themed cookies, icing and sprinkles these gluten-free treats will make for some family fun! (Vegan options also available!) Do you have a little Picasso on your hands? The Art Lab has great gift sets and monthly subscription boxes that will let them know they are the apple of your eye.

Forgot the Flour!

The Art Lab


Many of us have spent more time together than usual over this past year and are looking for fun and unique ways to say “I Love You” this Valentine’s Day.  You don’t have to spend a lot to show it – pick up a couple of handcrafted chocolates, a fresh baked cupcake or a handcrafted card to say “Be Mine.” We hope that our gift guide will help you find something unique, locally-made and special that will make your special someone feel the love this Valentine’s Day.

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