The month of love has arrived! While spring is still a little ways off, our favorite stores are already stocking up in preparation for some warmer weather and, of course, spring break. Not only that, but there are plenty of Valentine’s Day gifts galore. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or loved ones, we set out to pick some of our favorites so you don’t have to do the searching. Happy shopping, Nashville!
FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Pastry “Amour Toujours”
These limited-edition pastries were created by French pastry chef Denis Savouray exclusively for Little Gourmand. Bite into one of these beauties, and you’ll find silk chocolate bavaroise on a chocolate genoise biscuit topped with chocolate frosting. They are available for pre-order, and the cakes will be available for pickup on February 13 and 14. Order yours today for $6.50 each!
Margaret Ellis Jewelry‘s new Bloom Collection for Spring 2018 is simply stunning. Pictured is the Amethyst Barrel Necklace at $625 and the Circular Oval Chalcedony Earrings for $365. With stones in beautiful spring pastels, these pieces are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
Artist Danielle Duer of Love Love Illustrated creates custom love story portraits that are unique and whimsical. Just send her a photo of you and your loved ones, whether it’s your family or your significant other, and she will create something magical. Danielle can take 5 spots between February 6 and 10 to ensure you receive yours before Valentine’s Day (but these portraits make a great gift any time of the year). Just mention StyleBlueprint! Pricing depends on sizing and ranges from $225 (11-by-14 inch) to $350 (18-by-24 inch).
This Cavallini Mailing Set at Hester & Cook is an adorable tin filled with cards, envelopes, stamps and goodies for sending out Valentine’s Day cards to your loved ones. It’s also the perfect way to get the kids involved in sending out some good old-fashioned snail mail. Find it for $25.
Valentine’s Weekend Package
Make this Valentine’s one to remember with a weekend at The Westin Nashville! Enjoy true luxury and a romantic dinner for two at Oak Steakhouse. Sleep in and relax over breakfast in bed followed by a Rhapsody Spa treatment of your choice. This experience includes dinner for two, $100 spa credit, strawberry and champagne amenity and complimentary valet parking. Pricing starts at $800, and you can book your stay here.
Humans aren’t the only ones who should be shown a little love on Valentine’s Day. Any dog would love to gobble up a few of these cute decorated cookies! Just don’t accidentally eat one yourself. Find them for $1.99 each at Spot’s Pet Supply.
To the Moon and Back necklace
“Love you to the moon and back!” If you regularly say this to someone, this could be the perfect gift to give. This silver necklace engraved with the saying will not only look cute but will be a constant reminder to someone you love. Find it for $110 at Fabu.
Filet mignon dinner
Looking to keep things simple this Valentine’s Day? Surprise your significant other with a gourmet meal right at home! Porter Road launched their new site, and they now ship their pasture-raised meats fresh across the country. The best part? There are no antibiotics or hormones, the animals are fed vegetarian, non-GMO feed, and they’re given proper attention at every stage, so you can feel good about your purchase. Find these filets for $18 each.
Bond No. 9 Valentine’s Nolita perfume
Bond No. 9 is an eau de parfum made with more perfume oils than the average scent, making it higher quality and much more desirable. Their limited-edition Valentine’s Day Nolita scent comes in an adorable pattern along with an exclusive lipstick. Absolution is one of the only carriers of Bond No. 9 in Middle Tennessee, so you’ll want to hurry over to get your hands on this for $350.
Anne Neilson candle
Artist Anne Neilson’s work adorns each of these candle boxes, making them stunning decor pieces even after the candle is gone. Not only that, but the scents are truly incredible. We particularly love the pink candle, known as “Garden Gate,” which smells like a bouquet of gardenias. Find your perfect pick for $56 at Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike.
These Armenta hoops combine Old World blackened sterling silver with 18k yellow gold and champagne diamonds (.11 carat) for a timeless, unique look. These will be a go-to addition to any outfit for the lucky gal who receives them on Valentine’s Day! Find them for $790 at Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry.
Because who doesn’t appreciate a little chocolate on Valentine’s Day? From the new Goo Goo variety packs to the classic Olive & Sinclair chocolate bar, you really can’t go wrong with all of these tasty local options found at Southernaire Market. With pricing from $5.50 to $24, you can even combine a few choices for the ultimate chocolate lover’s surprise.
These floating vases will make your favorite flowers look even more elegant. They also make arrangements super easy. Buy a few vases, add a few flower stems, pop them into a large bowl of water, and you’ve got a unique Valentine’s gift! Find the vases for $24 each at Vignette.
Valentine’s wine and cheese pairing
Wine, cheese, chocolate … say no more! Gift your valentine an evening of wine tasting at Grinder’s Switch Winery. The experience includes an exclusive tour of their tank room with winemaker Joey Chessor, along with a sample of eight wines (four dry and four sweet) paired with delicious fruits, nuts, chocolate and cheese. Tickets are just $24 per person, and seating is limited, so get your spots soon!
Custom lipstick and gloss
There’s nothing better than finding that perfect shade of lipstick and gloss for your skin tone. Thankfully, Daniel Cole Collection has made that search a thing of the past. Give your valentine (or galentine!) a gift card so she can have her perfect match created in both a gloss and lipstick for $95.
10.15 carats of tanzanite paired with diamonds and sapphires make this 18K white gold pendant a showstopper! This one-of-a-kind piece is definitely meant for someone special. Find it at E.J. Sain Jewelry Company, price available upon request.
Silver plate pieces
The Collected Nest, one of our favorite spots for locally made decorative pillows and home décor, has recently started selling silver plate pieces. Some are monogrammed or engraved, making them extra special finds. Ranging in price from $12 to $38, you can collect a few for your home or give one as a hostess gift!
We’re always on the hunt for a great bar cart that is both useful and stylish, and we’ve found just that over at Sanctuary South. This wooden piece will hold all of your beverage necessities, and while you’re there, you can pick up some glassware that will style it perfectly. Find it for $560.
DREAMING OF SPRING
If there’s anything springtime reminds us of here in Nashville, it’s Steeplechase! Thankfully, Johnston & Murphy is stocked up on men’s shoes that are begging to make their debut in warmer weather. The Barlow shoe is great for the transition from cooler to warmer temps, and it can be worn with casual or dressy attire. Find a pair for $159.
With spring comes wedding (and baby shower!) season! These gift booklets we found over at The Paper Place are simply genius. Say goodbye to having to find a piece of paper to jot down gifts that are opened during a wedding or baby shower. These beautiful books are hand-painted at The Paper Place and then printed, making them beautiful keepsakes while keeping everything organized. Find the baby shower booklet for $20 and the wedding shower edition for $25.
Leather jacket with fringe detail
Lightweight jackets and spring go hand-in-hand, and they’re perfect for the transition period into warmer weather. This leather jacket with a hint of fringe is unlike anything we’ve seen and would add some easy flare to any ensemble. Find it for $348 at K. McCarthy.
Nisolo‘s newest mule needs to be introduced to your closet immediately. In sand, black and dark olive colorways, these will have you looking effortlessly stylish. The Paloma mule officially goes on sale February 6, so get your pair here for $218!
Spring break is just around the corner, and if you’re planning to spend it by the beach, your kiddos will be thrilled to step out in style with these colorful goggles. All of the other parents are sure to ask you where you found them. Find the perfect pair for your little one for $24 at Plaid Rabbit Gifts.
Kimonos make the perfect coverup for any trip spent poolside and they are an ideal layer for spring. We particularly love the coral color and fun pattern of this one. Find it for just $32 at Sew What? Gifts, and while you’re there, take a peek at some of their new jewelry.
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