15 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Small Businesses

15 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Small Businesses

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you may be starting to think about what you get your sweetheart. With all of the hard setbacks that small businesses took throughout 2020 to 2021 and still into 2022, we wanted to remind you to check them out for gifts this Valentine’s Day. Here are some of our favorites.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Small Online Businesses

  1. Small Business Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Women
    1. Health & Beauty
    2. Candles
    3. Chocolate & Wine
    4. Jewelry
    5. Flowers
  2. Small Business Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men
    1. Grooming
    2. Food & Drink
    3. Apparel
  3. Small Business Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids
    1. Toys & Games

Small Business Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Women

handmade soap
If you’ve got a lady on your list, treat her to some self-care beauty finds like bath bombs or face masks. Pair that with a great bottle of wine and a scented candle and your partner will be glowing. Below are some small business gift ideas that are sure to make her smile.

Health & Beauty

1. Creating fun and unique soaps, Zemala Natur’el on Etsy has some gorgeous Valentine’s Day gift options like their handmade soaps crafted with real herbs and extracts. The shop also makes homemade body scrubs, lip treatments, and skincare.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: The Handmade Natural Soap bars are beautiful and unique with oatmeal and real herbs and essential oils, $7.

Candles

2. Harlem Candle Co.: A Black-Owned business out of NYC, has a selection of Valentine’s Day exclusive sets. Choose from a candle with a wick trimmer, a candle with room spray, a trio of candles, and more. All candles are inspired by Harlem Renaissance icons and handcrafted using their top-grade soy blend wax infused with one-of-a-kind fragrance oils.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pickTheir Josephine Luxury Candle comes in a gorgeous red tumbler perfect for Valentine’s Day. With notes of citrus and bergamot, Moroccan rose, and Indian jasmine, this scent is as sultry and gorgeous as the woman it’s named after.

3. Prosperity Candle: A hand-crafted candle brand that employs and supports women refugees and has a collection of gift sets perfect for the lady in your life. Their gift sets include candles paired with tea, chocolate, and even a cookbook with recipes from Afghanistan culture.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: The Morning Calm gift set, featuring a candle in their Calm, Bliss, or Harmony scent and a set of shower steamers, which are like little aromatherapy bombs for your shower, $38.

Chocolate & Wine

4. Moonstruck Chocolate Co. is a handcrafted chocolate shop out of Portland, Oregon. They pair their ethically-sourced chocolate with flavors of the Pacific Midwest and offer truffles, bars, hot chocolate, and more.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: The Milk Chocolate Moonrise Gift Set comes with three bars. Enjoy a milk chocolate salted toffee, classic milk chocolate, and milk chocolate cinnamon, $12.

5. Abbey Creek Winery, owned by Oregon’s first recorded Black winemaker, Bertony Faustin, offers a wide selection of wines and ships to 35 states. They offer red, white, rose, and sparkling options sure to please the palette of your wine-drinking Valentine.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: We can’t think of a better way to toast to the love of your lady than with a glass of this #Shining Sparkling Pinot Gris, $50.

Jewelry

6. Na & Co. was founded to provide women with meaningful, quality, minimalist jewelry to help them feel empowered. Owner Na is a mom of two that wished to create something that gave busy women a way to feel more polished, more sophisticated, and simply elegant.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: These Brilliant Cut Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings are an elegant and classy set, measuring 5mm and set in certified sterling silver at its core and plated in Rhodium to prevent tarnishing, $9.99 shipped with our code.

Flowers and Gifts

7. Washington DC-based Lee’s Flower Shop is a Black-owned family business and has been creating beautiful floral arrangements for 75 years! Their Valentine’s Day floral selections include traditional red roses, tulips, and gorgeous lily bouquets.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: We like the Precious Heart Bouquet with pink roses, red asters, and pink carnations, $75.

Note that Lee’s Flower Shop works with FTD, which is an international floral retailer. Though you may want to shy away from these bigger online flower retailers, note that some arrangements say they are “arranged and delivered by florist” and some arrangements say that they ship in bud form in a box. If you want to support local florists, always choose the options that are arranged by florists – they’ll likely use your local florist and you’ll be supporting them while still sometimes getting a bargain.

8. Women-owned Wowsozen features hand-picked gifts from home decor to eco-friendly home goods to yoga accessories. Owner Alexis selects each piece for her shop in hopes that she can inspire you.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: The hand-brushed personalized journals are perfect for the women in your life that like to reflect and find some inner peace, $17.99.

Small Business Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men

coffee
Men can be notoriously hard to shop for, especially during Valentine’s Day, but we’ve got some ideas for gifts that include grilling spices, coffee, watches, and of course, beer.

Food & Drink

8. Chicago French Press is a perfect pick if your partner is a caffeine fiend. This Black-owned business delivers premium certified organic, fair-trade, and non-GMO coffee to coffee lovers nationwide. Choose from regular, flavored, or decaf coffee options in a wide vareity of sizes, grinds, and value sets.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: The “Grind” monthly coffee subscription. Each month, your Valentine will get one 8oz bag of their favorite CFP flavor + One 3oz surprise flavor to try, $15.

9. The Spotted Dog Company, found on Amazon, offers personalized growlers that can be filled with your beau’s favorite brew. These 32 oz. amber bottles can be etched with your partner’s name, initials, or even custom text, $33.50.

In addition to the growler, you can buy your guy a gift card to support your local brewery. Use the brewery finder at CraftBeer.com and find your bf’s favorite brewery or one that he hasn’t tried yet. Once you pick a brewery, you can visit their website and browse to see if they have any gift cards available (some have e-gift cards, making it even more convenient) so he can stock up on craft brew or other merchandise.

10. FreshJax Organic Spices was started by the McDonald family in 2011 and creates organic spice blends for cooking and grilling. The spices are manufactured here in the US and contain no MSG, no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, and no GMOs. Plus, for every gift set or 2 large spice bottles sold, FreshJax donates 1 meal to hungry children. Shop spice gift sets for Keto diet followers, hot & spicy fans, veggie lovers, grill masters, and more to find the perfect seasoning to spice up your Valentine’s Day (sorry, I had to).

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: Their best-selling 5-Piece Grill Seasoning Set is a great choice for any food-loving Valentine, $19.99 via Amazon.

Grooming

11. Founded by Sheg Aranmolate, MD, MS, MBA, Leovard creates luxury skincare, haircare, lip, and nail care designed for both men and women. Using natural ingredients, these unisex skincare products are multifunctional and are intended to simplify the daily skincare routine. Select from multi-use cleansers, oils, and moisturizers depending on your concerns.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: The Luxury Aftershave & Daily Facial Skincare System for Sensitive Skin features a two-step tonic and lotion duo to help soothe razorburn and prevent bumps and irritation, $27 via Amazon.

Apparel

12. SPGBK (pronounced Springbreak) is a designer watch company out of North Carolina. A Black-owned company, their unique and colorful watches are all inspired by the community, culture, and memories of growing up in Fayetteville, NC, and the creators’ strong passion for education. Choose from vibrant, silicone-band watches or their unique Apple Watch bands.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: We love the vibrance of The Southview, which is a bright orange watch that honors a high school in their hometown of Fayetteville, $79.99.

13. ScriptLeather is a shop on Etsy specializing in personalized leather goods. Choose from a selection of keychains, wallets, and bracelets with custom personalization for the guy in your life.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: The Handwriting Leather Wallet can be personalized with your choice of text in your actual handwriting for a special gift with a very personal touch, from $42.

Small Business Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids

toy blocks

Toys & Games

14. Sarah + Abraham is actually a stationery store based in Naperville, IL, but offer some really cute personalized gift ideas for kids. Choose from personalized plates, cups, chore charts, and more. All of the items have bright vibrant designs and can be personalized with your child’s name.

Our Valentine’s Day gift pick: The Personalized Puzzles come with multiple designs like unicorns, superheroes, mermaids, and more. These are best for children 2 and up and measure 8×10″, $24-$25.

15. An Etsy shop creating adorable handmade toys, MySunshineDesignsCM, features unique, non-toxic, wooden peg dolls. They are each crafted by hand and the artist shows diversity in her multicultured sets. There are also some larger sets of superheroes and princesses available.

What are you getting your partner for Valentine’s Day this year? If you’re shopping small and have a business we should add to our list, let us know in the comments!