Valentine's Day Guide
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The Valentine's Day Guide

Your guide for the best Valentine's Day ideas, from date inspiration to local gifts! 

February 14th will be here before you know it, and regardless of whether or not you like to celebrate Valentine's Day... it's always a good idea to remind your family, friends and loved ones how special they are to you! Here is a quick guide for celebrating this holiday, with everything from the classic gift ideas to more unconventional date night inspiration. See below for Valentine's Day chocolates, date night activities, dinner locations, and unique local gifts! 

For Sweets...

Lulu's Sweets Boutique — Stop into this woman-owned bakery for some of the best Valentine's desserts in West Chester. Order a custom cake, custom cupcakes, buttercream cookies, or French macaroons as a way of showing your appreciation for that special someone!

Photo Credit : Lulu's Sweets Boutique

Luke's Custom Cakes — Make your Valentine's Day extra special this year with a delicious treat from Luke's in Hamilton! Choose from a custom cake, cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, iced sugar cookies, a cookie cake, and many more sweets that are sure to impress.

Photo Credit : Luke's Custom Cakes

For other candies and chocolates, check out Ruby's Chocolates in Hamilton or Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield. For gluten-free options, check out Chubby Bunny Bakery in Hamilton! 

For Date Night...

You're Fired! Pottery Studio Painting pottery at this studio in Oxford is not only a fun night out, but it's a great date night idea for significant others, Galentine's Day, or a fun family night. Choose from a wide selection of pottery, different paint colors, and creative ideas to make your own masterpiece. Book your spot online or give them a call! 

You're Fired! Floral Boxes

Photo Credit : You're Fired! Pottery Studio

Petals & Wicks DIY and make your own candle... in store or in the comfort from home! Petals & Wicks in Hamilton offers a candle bar experience like no other, or you have the option of purchasing their DIY Kits online so you can have your date night at home. Not to mention, they also have a variety of pre-made candles and gift sets available that are perfect for just about anyone. 

Petals and Wicks, Hamilton Ohio

For other makers date night ideas, check out the glass-art workshops at Haute Fusion Glass Studio in Middletown, or cooking classes at The Learning Kitchen in West Chester! 

For Dinner...

Son of a Butcher Steakhouse — Ditch the traditional steakhouse vibe but keep the fine-dining experience at S.O.B., where the atmosphere is fun and unique and the food is of the best quality! Make a reservation here for a fantastic date night!

Jag's Steak & Seafood This beautiful, fine-dining restaurant in West Chester is a great option for your classic Valentine's Day dinner. Make reservations online, or order your meals online to accompany a cozy movie night at home. 

Jag's Steak & Seafood, West Chester

Photo Credit : Jag's Steak & Seafood

For other incredible dinner locations, check out West Central Wine in Middletown, Gaslight Brewhouse in Oxford, or Cozy's Cafe & Pub in Liberty Township! 

For Cards... 

Scripted Studio For all your stationary and gift needs, Scripted Studio is the best place to go. Find charming, cute, and funny cards for any occasion, as well as an assortment of unique gifts. 

Scripted Studio, Hamilton Ohio

Photo Credit : Scripted Studio

The Apple Tree — This super cute and trendy boutique in Oxford is a great place to snag a unique card your loved one will adore this Valentine's Day! Plus, find a great assortment of lovely gifts at The Apple Tree.

Photo Credit : The Apple Tree

For other adorable stationary ideas, check out these unique Ralph & Alice cards! Inspired by Butler County's favorite couple, Ralph and Alice, we have created a set of six Valentines you can download and print to give to your loved ones! 

For Flowers...

Running on Blooms — This adorable floral shop is a great spot for date night or picking out your sweetie a bouquet of flowers. 

Two Little Buds — This boutique floral design company creates stunning floral arrangements for all occasions! All of their spectacular arrangements are created using local flowers from the Oxford floral utopia, Morning Sun Flower Farm. 

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For other beautiful floral arrangements, check out Miller Street Boutique in Fairfield to shop their faux flower bar! 

XOXO... Happy Valentine's Day!

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