8 local gift ideas that will give your Valentine heart eyes—Win $800+ in local goods


Piggly Wiggly
Sparkling wine + beautiful blooms = a happy Valentine. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Whether you’re spoiling a special someone or yourself, these local shops have the finds that will make you swoon. Here are 8 gift ideas to give your Valentine major heart eyes. 😍

P.S. Keep reading to find out how to win $800+ in local goods in our Valentine’s Day giveaway.

1. Snag something shiny from Etc…Jewelry and Accessories 💍👛

The ideal V-day set up: champagne and candy. Photo via Etc…Jewelry and Accessories

Etc…Jewelry and Accessories in Mountain Brook Village is the place to go for all things shiny this Valentine’s Day. They offer a curated assortment of jewelry, accessories, and clothing including one-of-a-kind items from featured designers like Golden Goose, Marla Aaron, Spinelli Kilcollin, New Vintage x Louis Vuitton, Cathy Waterman, Armenta, Free City, Xirena and more.

Etc… will have the ultimate set up for Valentine’s Day. Now through February 13th, you can take away a sip and a snack while shopping at their Champagne + Candy Bar. P.S. Don’t forget your mask if you plan to swing by.

  • Address: 2726 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook Village
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM 
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Grab a bottle (or two) of wine from The Pig 🥂

The Pig
Nothing to wine about here. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

If you’re planning to spend V-Day at home, make sure to stop by The Pig for all of your Valentine’s wine needs. They have 12 wine experts located across their 6 Birmingham locations who seriously know their stuff. They’ll even recommend a bottle to pair perfectly with your meal. Bon appétit, Birmingham!

Pro tip: Don’t miss their sweet deals—when you purchase a case, you get 10% off.

3. Treat yourself or your Valentine to some self-care from Freedom Soap Co. 💕

Freedom Soap
Have you ever seen a soap more perfect for the occasion? Photo via Freedom Soap

Could you or your Valentine use some R&R? Freedom Soap Company is our go-to for all things self-care. Their Rose + Cedarwood toning water is the perfect treat. Not only does it help tone, refresh and hydrate delicate facial skin, but it also doubles as a body and room spray. Pair it with their Rose Clay soap (pictured above) for the perfect rosy combo.

They offer a variety of other self-care products like all-natural soaps, lip balms, scrubs, bath salts and more.

Don’t miss this deal—Shop online through this link to get a 20% Bham Now discount.

  • Address: 3131 Bellwood Dr #100, Vestavia, AL 35243
  • Hours: Wed-Sat 10AM-2PM (or shop online + pick up in-store)
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Send something sweet from Chocolata 🍫

Give us all the heart shaped chocolate. Photo via Chocolata

Is it really Valentine’s Day if you’re not eating heart-shaped chocolate? Handcrafted in Birmingham, Chocolata creates some of the most unique and delicious sweets around using ethically sourced chocolate from 100% Latin American cacao.

Their Valentine’s Day selections include assorted boxes, single bars, gift sets and more.

  • Address: 1927 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham Alabama 35203
  • Hours: Tues-Sat 11AM-6PM (or order online for local pick up)
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Pick up a pretty print or love note from Square One Goods 💌

Square One Goods
So many amazing cards, so little time. Photo via Square One Goods

Sometimes a heartfelt note is all you need to succeed on Valentine’s Day, and Square One Goods has one of the best selections of creative cards in Birmingham. From flirty to funny, we’re sure you’ll find a card to confess your love with.

  • Address: 2015 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Sat + Sun 10AM-2PM
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

6. Find the perfect bouquet of flowers from Wild Things 💐

Wild Things flowers
How beautiful would this bouquet look as your Valentine’s Day centerpiece? Photo via Wild Things

You really can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers on Valentine’s Day, and Wild Things has some of the most stunning arrangements we’ve seen. They range from $75-$100 and you can order online for delivery. They offer a variety of other arrangement options that you can customize completely including what size it is, if it comes in a vase or paper and even the color palette you prefer.

Pro Tip: Make sure to order ASAP as prices will increase the closer V-Day gets.

  • Address: 2815B 18th Street South, Homewood, Alabama 35209
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM + Sat 10AM-3PM (They’ll also be open + delivering on 2/14)
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Suprise someone special with dinner for two from Helen 🍽

Want to treat your Valentine to a romantic evening in? Pick up dinner for two from Helen. Their Valentine’s carry-out special includes warm Green Hill cheese with caramelized sweet onions and Bandit sourdough, a little gem salad with radish, carrot plus their house vinaigrette, rabbit dumplings and a chocolate peanut butter tart. So yum.

The 4-course meal costs $100, and you can place your order via phone (205.438.7000) by February 11, then pick it up curbside on the 14th.

  • Address: 2013 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Lunch — Tues-Fri 11AM-1:30PM | Dinner — Tues-Thurs 5-9PM + Fri-Sat 5-10PM
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Give your honey a glass heart by local artist Amy Soverow from Sojourns Fair Trade 💘

This Valentine’s Day, Soujourns Fair Trade is partnering with local artist, Amy Soverow, to offer a selection of her heart-themed magnets inspired by conversation heart candy, glow-in-the-dark trinket dishes and portable art hearts.

The part we love the most? Sojourns will donate their portion of sales to the Magic City Acceptance Center.

  • Address: 5520 Crestwood Blvd. Birmingham, Alabama 35212
  • Hours: Mon 10:30AM-5PM, Tues-Fri 10:30AM-6PM, Sat 11AM-5PM + Sun 12-4PM — Private shopping is also available outside of regular store hours.
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Win $700+ in local goodies 🛍

We’ve partnered with three local businesses featured above for the ultimate Valentine’s Day giveaway. Etc… Jewelry, Freedom Soaps and The Pig have offered up some amazing prizes for one lucky winner. They include:

  • Etc… Jewelry — 14K Gold Fortunebaby Heart Charm & Cord | $625
  • Freedom Soap Co. — Scents & Feel large pink terrycloth bag, 3 soaps, Rose + Cedarwood Toning Water, Ylang Ylang + Rose bath salts, 2oz Cleansing Oil and Lip Balm | $108
  • The Pig — Gift card | $100
The giveaway goes live on our Instagram on February 10th, so make sure to follow us so you don’t miss it!

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, Birmingham? Let us know on social at @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter.

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