Friendly reminder: it’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is the next thing you can’t forget to buy a gift for. But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with presents for everyone from your best friend to your significant other. Read on for Downtown’s favorite gifts this season!
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Let Bouquet Bar take all the guessing out of gift giving for you this Valentine’s Day. Their boxes include everything from flowers to chocolate to bath bombs, and they have ten holiday options for both the men and women in your life. The signature “Love Box” (pictured above) contains a mini-bouquet of red spray roses, lavender dark chocolate drops, sugar coated gummy hearts, caramel corn, gummy bears and a lavender scented candle. Plus, they’ve got free shipping and next-day delivery for all you procrastinators.
Keep your box of chocolates local this year with Brooklyn-made truffles from Fine & Raw. They are made with sustainable ingredients from around the world and come in flavors like sea salt, orange and hazelnut. For even more fun you can visit their factory in Bushwick to see how your gift is made!
Couples’ Classes at the Institute for Culinary Education
If you’re looking for something hands on head to ICE, located in Brookfield Place, for some special VDay classes. Learn how to make French macarons or sear the perfect steak. If you don’t want to work so hard for your dinner sign up for the Champagne Gala, where you’ll sip on bubbles while learning about the history of sparkling wine and enjoying classic dish pairings. ICE offers couples classes through their recreational program all year long, so be sure to check out their other classes like homemade pizza and pasta.
The quickest way to end up in bed with someone is to gift them sleepwear! Ettitude, the luxury sleepwear and bedding brand that uses 100% organic bamboo lyocell fabric, has two bundles sure to have you jumping for joy. The Eye Love You Bundle includes two adorable, special edition sleep masks for you and your love, and the Big Love Bundle adds two cozy robes to the mix.
That’s right, we’re giving you permission to gift someone bacon for Valentine’s Day! Murray’s Cheese has tons of great boxes and baskets for everyone in your life, but we can’t get over the Bacon Me Crazy, which features three types of bacon adding up to 2.5 lbs of meat! Other favorites include the luxurious Burrata Lover’s Collection, the Champagne Lover’s Collection, which does almost all the work for you, and the Cheese Tower for Two that encourages you to skip right to the cheese plate.
Book a trip to Japan, for your tastebuds! Bokksu will send you a collection of Japanese snacks along with a tasting and culture guide to introduce you to the culinary delicacies of the Land of the Rising Sun. February’s Love Story Bokksu is filled with red, pink and heart shaped snacks to help you cuddle up and stay warm during the cold month. Bokksu and its CEO Danny Taing promote cultural sustainability by seeking out traditional, artisanal snack makers throughout Japan to use in Bokksu all year round.
Whether your celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, everyone in your life deserves something sweet! Head to a Sprinkles location for limited edition flavors such as Raspberry Chocolate Chip and Stuffed French Toast or pick up a BE MINE or mini I <3 U box set.
This limited edition, non-vintage rosé is what we’ll be sipping on no matter what we’re doing this Valentine’s Day. The beautiful pink bottles can be purchased in a celebratory gift box, in a full sleeved bottle, or as a mini Moët. This bubbly is sure to make your night a memorable one!
Philadelphia and LA-based street artist Ambrella and activewear brand Spiritual Gangster have partnered up to remind us all to love ourselves first. The collection includes a muscle tank, t-shirt and hoodie featuring Ambrella’s artwork.
After the success of their in-store caviar lobster rolls, Petrossian and Luke’s Lobster teamed up for this extra special Valentine’s Day kit. Each package includes half a pound of lobster meat (enough for two lobster rolls), 50 grams of classic Baika caviar, 6 pieces of Petrossian fudge, 2 serving spoons, and a gift box. Why go out for this decadent meal when you can enjoy it in your pajamas at home?