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Valentine’s Day Gifts From Small Businesses

Updated: Jan 25, 2023

We have rounded up great local gift ideas to help you support local this Valentine’s Day! Whether you're looking to treat your significant other, yourself, or your galentine, we've got you covered. Many of these businesses are women- and minority-owned, and your purchase of any of these gifts supports a small business.

Keep scrolling to find local stores & restaurants you can support across Ohio:

Southern Ohio

Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge

Don’t miss out on this Over-the-Rhine wine bar featuring minority- and women-owned wines and spirits. They are hosting the perfect early Valentine’s date (or Galentine’s celebration for the girls!). Visit their Cincinnati storefront, get carryout or dine-in.

Flour Girls Baking Company

Sprinkle some sweetness on Valentine's Day! This family run bakery in Gallipolis, Ohio offers a wide array of fresh baked goods, including cookies, pies, breakfast pastries, and special occasion cakes. Fill out a cake or cookie inquiry online.

The scRUMptious Dessert

This Dayton bakery specializes in rum cakes! From strawberry to lemon and chocolate, your loved one will love this sweet surprise. You can pick up at the Dayton bakery or get local delivery.

Central Ohio

Petals That Inspire

Flowers are a thoughtful gift, especially when buying from this social enterprise that gives back to the community! Order a gorgeous bouquet online, join a floral design class, or try out"Floral Fridays" to pick up a bouquet.

The Pastry Factory

Does your loved one have a sweet tooth? This North Market bakery specializes in gourmet desserts made from scratch and offers gluten free and vegan options! Pick up from their store to get baked goods delivered to your home for a small fee of $8.95 (within 20 miles)

Fruits & Roots

We all know someone who is obsessed with coffee or tea. Spoil them with small batch freshly roasted whole bean specialty craft coffee and loose leaf tea. Fruits & Roots is a small batch, specialty coffee roaster, located in the heart of Ohio. Order local delivery, shipping, or find them at a local farmers market!


Give the gift of self care! This spa in Columbus, Ohio offers a range of self care sessions from yoga to massages to facials to nails. Purchase a gift card for an endless opportunity of self care sessions.

MMELO Boutique Confections

Your nearest and dearest will adore these treats. MMELO offers hand crafted, beautifully decadent artisanal confections and fine chocolate gifts. All orders can be picked up at Polaris Fashion Place (Columbus, Ohio).

Northern Ohio

CouCou Sentiment

Your one stop shop for unique greetings and gifts in Lakewood, Ohio! They offer a great assortment of Valentines cards for all your needs, galentines, co-workers, and friends.

SK's Creations of Love

Looking for a romantic experience that you'll never forget? This small business is a romance concierge service located in Cleveland, Ohio. Their services include Romantic Suite Experiences, Date Night Planning and Last Minute Romantic errands.

Catlin Naturals

Spoil your loved one with luxury body care products! Catlin Naturals has a variety of handcrafted collections and offers free shipping when you spend $50 or more. We love that there's a men's essentials collection too!

Dancing Birds Wine Tours

Looking to treat your significant other to a romantic wine tasting experience? Try a signature wine tasting package at this wine tour company in the Greater Cleveland area. Enjoy a customized romantic tasting for two or a day out with three of your closest friends. Sip back, relax, and let Dancing Birds take care of you.

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