FOURTEEN Gifts to show your love
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and love is in the air! Are you looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day? In partnership with Urban Art Market, we’ve rounded up a small selection of items made at #YQG along with some bonus items made in Windsor Essex so that whatever kind of love you’re celebrating, you can easily show it off with something local this year!
If you’re looking for more ideas, visit in store or check out yqgmade.ca for our list of makers and artisans in Windsor Essex who handcraft unique and unique gifts.
If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate, you can check out our Valentine’s Day takeaway guide with gourmet finds for all appetites, including beers, wine, spirits and ciders! We have also found a list of selected events if you plan to go out (socially distanced) with your loved one.
Partners featured in this blog that are available in the street art market: Lit Candle Co., Stray Sheep Co., North Shore quilting co., Crazy For Cushions, Southwest Shores, Akuku Felt, Culture Shock Jewelry, Live + Jean , River rock Pottery, Eyes To the Skies & Saxton Designs.
So whether you’re looking to say I love you to your partner, friend, parents, or pup, we hope you’re going #ShopYQG and loving a little local this Valentine’s Day!
Warm and cozy
If your loved one likes to snuggle up, be comfy and relax, we have the perfect gifts for them! To verify Lit candle Co. featuring unique blends like mint chocolate chips or merlot, all made in Windsor. Stray Sheep Co. knits you custom scarves, mittens, toques and more (even slippers for the love of your life) to keep them warm all winter long! Or ask them to think of you every time they take a sip of their favorite tea or coffee with a cup of river rock pottery Where eyes to the sky. These hand-turned mugs will become their favorite thing to wake up to – other than you. Stuff them with a bag of freshly roasted beans to make them a very special gift.
Cute and cuddly
If your loved one is crazy about comfort, give them something to snuggle up in! You can experience a variety of unique creations from North Short Quilting Co. – and these owls are definitely fucking something! You can also add a touch of design to their home with a pillow from crazy about cushions – they will 100% love this cushion. Or gift them a 2022 version of the classic conversation heart of Felt Akuku. They can put these handcrafted felt hearts in their pocket so they can think of your love whenever they get there. Akuku Felt also offers LOVEly garlands to help you decorate for Valentine’s Day!
Let them wear it
Sometimes the best gift is something they can wear! Whether it’s an accessory to wear or an accessory that shines, we have three great ideas! Shop Livi Jewelry + Jean for this statement necklace – they’ll definitely want to show it off at your next dinner party. Or view the parts selection of culture shock jewelry – handmade pieces with a nod to the craftsman’s indigenous heritage. You can also let them show your love for them and for Windsor Essex with a #YQGproud shirt from South West Coasts. The Windsor Essex ‘WE Love Tee’ is the perfect Valentine’s Day t-shirt!
If your partner has a sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered! Pre-order your dessert on Bad Witch Bakery – these cute little cheesecakes will have you tasting a ton of flavor on Valentine’s Day. If you can’t decide what to do on date night Marcuterie has it all – personalized deli boxes for all occasions. They can take you from appetizer with their traditional box of deli meats, to dessert with a box of s’mores, to movie time with a box full of treats! Speaking of movie night, don’t forget to pre-order the Valentine’s Tower from What is Poppin’ Popcorn Factory with a special Valentine’s Day mix, a traditional bucket and a selection of gourmet chocolates.
They love it
Sometimes relationships are a headache – and let Michael Difazio Recover Art. These custom black walnut charcuterie boards are monogrammed with each of your initials. Each painting is unique. If you want to show love in a different way, grab a piece of Saxton designs who creates personalized vinyl wall decorations. Pre-order something extra special ahead of time or shop in-store for a wide selection of pre-designed pieces.
If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one, you can also check out our Valentine’s Day Events Guide for more special offers, gift ideas and special catering features just for February 14 in some places in the region.
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