The month for love is here! And although we believe in celebrating loved ones every day of the year, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for showering them with sweet treats, thoughtful offerings and gifts from the heart. This year, we’re shying away from the classic teddy bear and heart-shaped box of chocolates and going for a Southern-made goodie that is sure to delight. These are the Valentine’s Day gift ideas your loved ones are sure to appreciate. Take a look!
Southern Makers’ Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
JEWELRY (Hint, hint, guys … This is what she’s looking for!)
Maker: Carden Avenue
Carden Avenue pieces are always unique, wearable, personal and affordable — the perfect description for a Valentine’s Day gift! This year, Carden Avenue, made in Nashville, offers up a few festive Valentine’s Day options, including gold-filled, tarnish-resistant items such as this delicate necklace with a simple heart pendant shown below and the best-selling gold links bracelet with an added heart charm. Sleek hoop earrings, beaded bracelets with pave diamond charms, and pearled beauties (a major jewelry trend this year!) round out Carden Avenue’s current selection. Shop all of the pieces in SB Shop here.
Maker: Urban Hardware Designs
Memphis-based Urban Hardware Designs recently added a few new additions to its selection of statement earrings featured on SB Shop. These include a darling green and blue pair with a sunburst accent, art deco-esque baubles for the fashionista, and a gold and pearl pair for the classic beauty. Shop them all here.
GIFTS HE’LL LOVE
Maker: CigarClub.com subscription box
CigarClub.com offers gift boxes that include hand-selected cigars, a welcome note and a sample gift that changes month-to-month. Choose between a three-month, six-month or 12-month subscription — gift him something thoughtful for the next few months or splurge on a year-long gift he’ll love cracking open each month. The curated process caters to his specific preferences while introducing him to new favorites. Additionally, each box contains three cigars, meaning he can save them up and have a selection to choose from during a guys’ night, when he’s looking to unwind after a long day, or to celebrate the many wonderful things to come this year. Shop the subscription box here.
Maker: Clayton & Crume
Louisville-based leather company Clayton & Crume, known for its best-selling monogram sunglass straps and high-quality goods, has everything you need to make him smile this Valentine’s Day. This year, we’re going for the city-themed coasters. Nashville, Charlotte, Charleston, Birmingham, Austin, and Atlanta coasters are available, along with Tennessee and South Carolina state coasters, at SB Shop. Pair one of these $35 sets of four with his favorite bottle of scotch, and you have the perfect Valentine’s goodie! Shop Clayton & Crume here.
Maker: Shotwell Candy
Memphis candy company, Shotwell Candy, serves up salty-sweet caramels in a variety of tempting flavors, including hand-crushed espresso, five-spice dark chocolate, craft beer and pretzel, bourbon and maple pecan, “Old Fashioned” cocktail, and original salted. This Valentine’s Day, the company is offering a “You + Me” box that includes eight ounces of individually wrapped caramels (about 32 pieces) in your flavor choice — all wrapped up in a sweetly festive box stamped with a heart for your sweetie. Shop the box set and Shotwell’s other offerings here.
Maker: Caroline’s Cakes
Caroline’s Cakes, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, is known for its seven-layer caramel cake, and it’s been an SB Shop favorite for years. This Valentine’s Day, Caroline’s Cakes has a few new options available for your sweet tooth. A chocolate strawberry dream cake, complete with festive pink and red sprinkles, will tickle taste buds, while raspberry or strawberry hearts are the perfect bite-sized cake delight. A pink champagne cake or chocolate mocha cake are additional layered beauties that both you and your love are sure to enjoy.
If you have a loved-one living out of state, or away at college, this is your gift to say, “I love you and miss you!”
Shop the full selection here.
Maker: Maizie Clarke
Louisville artist, Maizie Clarke, is known for her custom home portraits and platters, but she’s now offering two new items we love. Get your wedding invitation commemorated on a beautiful platter, or personalize a catch-all jewelry dish with a monogram — ideal for holding that gorgeous wedding ring or your new Valentine’s Day jewelry when you’re not wearing it. Shop both items here. (SB TIP: As each piece is handmade, all custom orders and invitations must be sent to the Maizie Clarke team via email by February 5!)
Happy Valentine’s Day!
To see all of SB Shop’s Valentine’s Day gifts, click HERE.