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Valentine's Day Gift Guide


Article by Kate Riffe

Photography by Provided

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Finding the perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge, but half the fun is shopping! If you're looking for unique gifts this Valentine's Day, this is the guide for you. Everything on this list is from a locally owned maker or business in the Kansas City area. Your special someone will love these special and local finds!

Do you have a jewelry loving lady in your life? She'd love a pair or two of earrings from Shea Made. Each pair is uniquely made by hand, so each has it's own special one-of-a-kind look.

Follow Shea Made @shea.made

Nothing says "I love you" like flowers! Have a gorgeous hand-picked bouquet delivered to your loved one. EverWild Florals sources most of their flowers and greenery locally and provides curated, in season bouquets that are sure to impress.

Follow EverWild Florals @everwild_florals

Lift up your Valentine's spirits with locally made gin, vodka or bourbon from Tom's Town Distilling Co. These premium spirits are delicious in a cocktail or on their own or on the rocks. You can find them using their handy Booze Finder to find a local store near you!

Follow Tom's Town @toms_town

Photos by Ryan Hill of 8183 Studio

Are you looking for the perfect date night that keeps on giving? A restaurant book from Give and Partake may be just the gift for you and your loved one. Not only do you get to try delicious restaurants all across the metro, each book gives back to our local community. The Open Belly book benefits Kanbe's Markets, and the Brunch Book benefits the Fox4 Love Fund for Children.

Follow Give and Partake @giveandpartake

Chocolate is the way to anyone's heart. Andre's is the place to go for all of your Valentine's chocolate needs. From chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate hearts filled with Andre's special chocolate-dipped almonds, to heart-shaped tortes and more—you're sure to find a delicious treat or two for your Valentine.

Follow Andre's @andresswiss

And, of course, you can't forget a card to go along with your gift! Check out these cards from Hammerpress. There are several fun and sweet designs to chose from. You can grab one from their website, or you can find them at Local Foundery in Lee's Summit.

Follow Hammerpress @hammerpress and Local Foundery @localfoundery

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