These are the gifts to get your Valentine or your Galentine or yourself! Now more than ever in 2021, we want to support small businesses, so I hope you find a gift for your valentine and shop small!
1. Artwork from a local artist
I recommend a print by Erin Gregory, especially "Southern Oak." Her artwork is fabulous and she gives back to our community. Her prints are affordable. They are hung in my house and I smile when I walk by them. Support a local artist in your community!
Is it Valentine's Day if you don't eat dessert? Pick up a fancy dessert from a local bakery in town, especially if you are normally bake at home. It's a great day to treat yourself!
3. Book from a local bookstore
I like picking out books for myself but someone going to a bookstore, talking to someone, and showing they know me well enough to suggest a book- that would make me happy! Make the gift even better by giving her time to read the book, every woman's dream!
If you want to order online or over the phone, The Bookshelf based in Thomasville, Georgia has great customer service.
Does she want that diamond necklace? Probably but a close second option would be jewelry from a jeweler you've noticed she follows on instagram (get major points!). We love these huggie hoop earrings from Bent by Courtney. Her pieces are all handmade and lightweight, I can wear them all day and they elevate my look.
5. Magnolia Breeze Dress
This is what all women need! The weather will be turning warm soon, so help her get a jump on her wardrobe by getting her a Magnolia Breeze dress. She will really love that it has pockets and she will really love you when it's humid and she is still looking flawless! Plus, you'll be supporting a female owned business.
6. Charcuterie board
Valentine's Day is all about sweet, but when the sweet gets too much, you'll want something savory. Have a charcuterie board delivered and pair it with a bottle of wine! In my town, I love Honey & Goat Grazing Company because they deliver to my front door and their boards are always so tasty. If you don't have a charcuterie company, go to a local cheese shop and have them help you make your own board.