Welcome to the month of love. If you’re in search of the perfect gift for a special someone in your life, we have you covered! From sweet treats (lots and LOTS of sweet treats!) to cozy FINDs, there’s something to capture the heart of everyone you love — including yourself! Check out our February FINDS from Southern boutiques and online retailers. Enjoy!
We’re big fans of Nashville-based jewelry designer and goldsmith Gabrielle Friedman. Her works are organic yet elegant — each piece is more intriguing than the next. If you’re looking to drop a hint or treat yourself to something stunning, we recommend Gabrielle’s “Tourmaline at Sunset” earrings. Three tiers of rose-colored stones offer the perfect amount of sparkle for a dressy evening out or paired with a dressed down outfit. Find the for $1,200 HERE.
Cute and cozy
We’re getting all cute and cozy in these festive pajama sets from Manhattan South. The soft fabrics in kiss-themed and other romantic-themed prints are ideal for this love-filled month and perfect for kicking back with Netflix and pizza for an at-home Valentine’s celebration. Find the pajama sets for $140 each at Manhattan South in Birmingham or online here.
If it’s February, we can only hope to be looking ahead at this month through these lens. Step up your shade game with the Wahine glasses in Hot Gyal/Noir from Barton Perreira and you will never look back. With spring break essentially just around the corner, you can tell yourself that this early snag is really multipurpose. Get them now for $395 and prepare to fall in love with these adorable sunglasses!
With all the adorable local February fashions that we have accumulating on our wish list, we can’t help but drag a little when it comes to brainstorming a festive but reliable gift for the guys in our lives. Our pals at Johnston & Murphy have (temporarily) put away the snowmen and Santa socks from December and released some amazing new prints. Choose from the Valentine’s pattern, tropical surfers, classy martinis and more, starting at $16, and you’ll have a solid and seasonal gift that he’ll love!
Baptized in Bourbon
You know what they say — bourbon makes the heart grow fonder. If your valentine is a bourbon fan, this is the gift that will win his heart! Find this sweet topper for $25 at Art Eatables in Louisville or online HERE.
FOR THE HOME
Inspiring, aromatic candle
Maya said it best: “People will never forget how you made them feel.” Remind that special someone how they make you feel with this inspiring Favor Candle. The verse is prominently featured on a white tea ginger candle — fragrant phrasing at its finest! Find it for $30 HERE.
XOXO tea towel
Doll your kitchen up for Cupid’s favorite day with this precious XOXO tea towel. This is another fantastic gifting option for the hostess, girlfriend, teacher or yourself — we don’t judge! Find it for $33.50 at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts in Birmingham or online HERE.
Out-“glass” the competition with these slick leather coasters for your special someone. Any self-respecting bourbon lover will simply adore these on their coffee table. Find them for $6 each or 4 for $20 at Red Tree in Louisville or online HERE.
‘Tis the season of sweets and we don’t just mean to eat. This Whoopie! Confectionery Candle from Southern brand Farmhouse Fresh® will fill any space with the most delightfully rich scents. Choose from two select sizes of the glass candles, available for $24 or $52, and ensure that your time spent indoors this February is pleasant and filled with the finest aromas! Find them wherever your purchase Farmhouse Fresh products or online HERE.
Grow old together
No date? No problem. Show the No. 1 boss babe in your life that you’re in this awesome friendship for the long haul, and this cute little reminder ensures that life is only getting better! Find this for $8 at at Darling State of Mind in Louisville or online HERE.
Ready, set, spread! The Hester & Cook Love Letter Collection is here and we are majorly crushing! Brighten your February gatherings with a tablescape set with the Die Cut Love Letter Placemat for $29, the Lovebird Table Accents for $14.50 and the Seafoam Runner for $29. Shop their Nashville stores or online from this collection and so much more to become the hostess you’ve been aspiring to be!
Your cup runneth over
Their heart will skip a beat when they see this handcrafted mug of love. You won’t find it on a shelf, however. These made-to-order mugs are a well-kept secret that we’re only sharing with our readers. Order yours for $27 at Stoneware and Co. in Louisville or online HERE.
Red Velvet Premium Goo Goo
Red velvet and Goo Goo Clusters — now that is what you call relationship goals! In an incredible partnership, this Premium Goo Goo flavor should be an important part of your month. The scrumptious treat is available in the Goo Goo Shop downtown, through Postmates for local delivery and to ship online. For those Goo Goo gurus you know, you can also order the Goo Goo For You Bouquet (yes, it is exactly as good as it sounds) for $21.99.
Splendid sugar cookies
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like delicious sugar cookies in a heart shape, are we right? You can get these cookies made to order, or you can just grab them straight out of the case. Find a dozen cherry heart cookies for $30 or a single cookie for $2.25 and a dozen voodoo men for $36 or a single for $2.25 at Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis or online HERE.
Though it’s technically called Sintra, this Grinder’s Switch Winery port wine has been commonly dubbed the Sinatra. Either way, this bottle is seriously divine. The oaky taste with chocolate notes is fortified with brandy from East Tennessee and delivers a richness that is hard to do justice. Indulge in a bottle for $79.95, and you’re ready for a sweet at-home celebration featuring delicious Southern wine! May we suggest a Sinatra playlist to pair?
Give the gift of goddess bark this Valentine’s Day. Chocolata Artisanal Chocolatier downtown created this equally gorgeous and delicious treat perfect for a Galentine’s Day celebration. The bark is made with strawberry-infused white chocolate and topped with rose petals, pistachios, lavender and wild Alaskan blueberry sea salt. Find it for $11.95 at Chocolata in Birmingham or online here.
Satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth this Valentine’s Day with a culinary delight. After all, if it’s from the City of Love, can you really go wrong? Grab a pack of six for $16 at Macaron Bar in Louisville or online HERE.
Honey Creeper box of chocolates
Get the love of your life a box of deliciously decadent locally made chocolates. Honey Creeper Chocolate offers a variety of assortments and gift boxes for you to choose exactly what your sweetheart will love. Find varying assortments, ranging from $12 to $68, at Honey Creeper Chocolate in Birmingham or online here.
Milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate … one thing remains the same: You can never go wrong with chocolate! Find these heart-shaped fudge suckers and other tasty chocolates for $3.95 each at Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies in Memphis or online HERE.
Before you and your love head out, be sure to book a trusted babysitter. Wyndy makes this beyond easy by allowing users to find, book and pay vetted babysitters all in one easy-to-use app. Download the app here. You can thank us later!
A weekend away
Once you have your sitter lined up, head to Nashville, TN, where you can enjoy a luxurious stay at The Westin Nashville. Start your escape with a “Just the Two of Us” appointment at Rhapsody Spa for $399, which includes couple’s massages, body brushing exfoliation and warmed stones along with some fresh strawberries and dark chocolate for dipping. Afterward, head to the hotel’s rooftop lounge, L27, for stellar views of the city and some excellent Valentine’s specials including Couples Tasting Menu for two ($40), XO Martini Special ($10) and select half price bottles of wine. Learn more about The Westin Nashville and book your getaway HERE.
Enjoy your month!
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