Tag Archive: Valentine’s day gift

Here are my top picks for locally made Valentines Day gifts that won’t break the bank.  Click on each image for purchase information.

Dashfire Vintage Orange Bitters $18

Dessa’s limited edition red lipstick by The Elixery $18

Star Wars themed terrarium $42 by DoodleBirdie

Feather Earrings $18 by lovesexton

Arm warmers $34 by LoveFuzz

Custom made leather belt $35 by Sarahtrembleyart

iPad sleeve $32 by akeminoemi

Zesty Lemon Sugar Scrub $5 by SpottedpigdesignsMN

Friendship Valentine cards $8 for 6 cards by ArtyDidact


Great Valentine’s Day deals are hard to come by!  Living Social is offering a Valentine’s Day package for 2 including a 4 course dinner and dance theater tickets for two for $65 (Reg. $130).

Don’t make Valentine’s Day an afterthought this year — use this deal for a complete dinner-and-a-show package for you and your loved one this year. First you’ll enjoy a special meal at Mason’s, a casual-cool restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, before heading to The Cowles Center to redeem your two tickets to “Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary Season.” During this dance performance, which revives a number of critically acclaimed works including “Sentry,” “Joy” and “Swimming to Cecile,”the artists “explore the human experience through movement and spoken word,” which is a message you’ll especially want to embrace on Valentine’s Day.

Valid Friday, February 14 or Saturday, February 15th.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’d like to wish all my readers a Happy Valentine’s Day.  I’d like to share the card I got my husband from local etsy seller Collette Paperie.


For the LOVE of Art

Looking for a special Valentine’s Day Gift that’s locally made?   Head over to For the LOVE of Art this Thursday and Saturday.  Also, check out these local gift ideas too.

This is Twin Cities daily deal sounds perfect for this time of year.  The air is dry, skin is flaky and feet have been neglected since summer.  Also, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and this would make for a fantastic gift!  With today’s deal, receive two organic spa treatments and a bottle of polish at Accolades Salon & Spa in Highland Park for $79 (Reg. $160).

ORGANIC SPA PEDICURE TREATMENT - 60 minutes, including dry time

The Organic Spa Pedicure is a nurturing, restorative spa service for feet. This service includes clipping and shaping of toenails, pushing and nipping of the cuticles, paddling to focus on rough areas, an antioxidant-packed scrub, a detoxifying mask wrapped in hot towels and a relaxing massage that leaves skin with a beautiful glow. includes nail polishing.


A holistic, clinical healing service featuring lymphatic and foot massage. Uses Aringato Skin Care products. Nurturing and healing, for all skin types.

Accolades Salon & Spa
2065 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55105

Make your own glass pendant

Stop by Jules Glass studio from to create your very own fused glass heart pendant, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Makes a great gift. Pendants will be fused in a kiln overnight and then mailed to the participants. $20 for each pendant. Includes necklace and findings to finish your piece.

Friday, February 1, 2013
Jules Glass Art
JAX Building
253 E 4th St., Studio 308
St. Paul

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! When choosing a gift for your Valentine this year, why not pick something made locally?  Here are some of my top picks from local sellers with shops on Etsy. Click here to see my picks for womens gifts.

Cherry travel mug by Greg Just $40

Mens wool hat by LoVo Design $30

Bike tire belt by VeloMel $25

Love rocks push pins by Pickle Dog Designs $17

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! When choosing a gift for your Valentine this year, why not pick something made locally?  Here are some of my top picks from local sellers with shops on Etsy. Click here to see my picks for mens gifts.

Little Red Riding Purse by Pedal Posh $36

Silver post earrings $6 by Pickle Dog Designs

Scarf with skull detail by Last Stitch Effort $36

Hearts mug by Something Nice Designs $10

Looking to treat your Valentine to a home cooked meal?  Lunds & Bylery’s has a few upcoming classes to teach you what to do.  If you’d like to take a class with your Valentine on V-day, see the second option below.

Sweetheart Dinner for Two

No occasion is as romantic as Valentine’s Day. RedRossa Italian Grille’s Chef Carl Littlejohn plays culinary cupid and inspires you to create a romantic meal your honey won’t soon forget. Indulge in Spinach Artichoke Dip for Twp, Sweetheart Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta, Carl’s Sweet Chocolate Mini Waffles with Flavored Whip Cream and Chocolate Liqueur Drizzle. Feel the love.

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Byerly’s St. Louis Park
Each class is $15 but you’ll receive a $10 to Lunds & Byerly’s after the class
Space is limited, click here to RSVP

Valentine’s Day Dinner Date

Instead of overpriced and often mediocre Valentine’s Day fare, bring your sweetheart to our cooking studio and enjoy fabulous scratch cooking from FoodE Expert Joan Donatelle and her husband David. Enjoy lighthearted quality time with your partner as you sample some delicious heart-healthy recipes. Learn how cooking together can inject a little more romance into your life, which is something we could all use. Sample: Italian Zuppa di Cipolie, Spaghetti Carbonara, Honey Glazed Salmon and David’s Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Byerly’s St. Louis Park
Each class is $15 but you’ll receive a $10 to Lunds & Byerly’s after the class
Space is limited, click here to RSVP

Free jewelry making classes


example of a multi-strand bracelet

Beadhive offers free jewelry making classes if you purchase your supplies through them. Before you fellas stop reading this post – think of how lucky your girlfriend will feel if you make a custom piece of jewelry for her as a gift!  If you would like a custom piece but do not want to make it yourself, they will also string a simple necklace, bracelet or make a pair of earrings for you for FREE if you spend at least $15 on the materials.

Upcoming classes include:

  • Bead stringing
  • Earring basics
  • Feather earrings
  • Casual corded bracelet
  • Summer leaf earrings

Call 612-823-1112 if you have any questions or would like to register.  Other, more advanced classes are available for a small fee.

5458 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419