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Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts That Support Small Businesses

Updated: Feb 6

Explore our Valentine's Day gift suggestions from ECDI clients and show your support for small businesses! Whether you're spoiling your significant other, treating yourself, or celebrating with your galentine, we've got plenty of options for you. Plus, we've included some enticing date night spots and experiences to enhance your Valentine's celebration!

Many of these businesses are owned by women and minorities, so your purchase not only brings joy but also supports entrepreneurs in your community.

Continue scrolling to explore small businesses throughout Ohio:

Southern Ohio

DeeDee’s Butter Bar  🧼

Tailored plant-based body butters crafted specifically for your everyday self, perfect for a pampering Valentine's Day routine.

Flour Girls Baking Company 🧁

Indulge in a diverse selection of freshly baked treats, ranging from cookies and pies to breakfast pastries and special occasion cakes. Elevate your Valentine's Day celebration with their beautiful cupcake bouquets.

Launch Party 🛁

An online beauty boutique offering indie beauty treasures, from bath and body essentials to fragrances and skincare. They actively curate and feature products from small businesses led by women of color and LGBTQ founders—a perfect destination for Valentine's Day self-care.

LoVe on Fourth 🎉

A Black-owned nightclub in Downtown Cincinnati that brings sophisticated entertainment, happy hours, and VIP experiences. For Valentine's Day, they present the Ladies Love Brunch and a special Galentine's Day Experience.

Maya's Bakes 🍰

Maya's Bakes is dedicated to delivering delightful, nostalgia-filled baked goods of the highest quality. Each treat is crafted with love, evoking the joy of your inner child—a perfect sweet touch for Valentine's Day.

Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge 🍷

A cozy wine bar and live music lounge nestled in the heart of OTR, offering an intimate ambiance with jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and soul tunes. An ideal setting for a romantic Valentine's Day evening!

Oddfellows 🎳

Located in Portsmouth, this lively venue combines a restaurant with duckpin bowling—a fantastic option for a Valentine's Day date or a celebration with your galentines! It's the perfect place to dine, sip, socialize, and add a touch of friendly competition to the mix!

Central Ohio

Valentine's Day Party Kit 🎉
(An exclusive ECDI client collab!)

Introducing the "Fam-Times Day Party Kit"! This includes dragon fruit lemonade from Too Good Eats, gourmet frozen pops, crafting supplies, Valentine’s Day-themed mochi donuts from The Mochi Shop, and medium-yum salsa and tortilla chips from Ridiculously Good Salsa. Order your kit between Jan 28 - Feb 8!

Apex Massage Lounge ✨

Experience ultimate relaxation this Valentine’s Day with exclusive specials on Valentine's massages. Pamper yourself and your special someone with a rejuvenating and luxurious massage therapy session.

Bigg Chug's Flower Shop 💐

Bigg Chug's Flower Shop is devoted to designing stunning flower arrangements and floral gifts suitable for any event. Explore their selection for Valentine's Day to discover the finest floral designs.

MMELO Boutique Confections 🍬

Indulge in 100% all-natural, handcrafted, and junk-free sweet delights. Their assortment features confections, chocolates, marshmallows, baked goods, and gift boxes, making for a perfect treat this Valentine's Day.

Petals That Inspire 🌻

Discover a variety of choices for this Valentine's Day! Whether you're in search of a lovely bouquet or considering the gift of an experience through one of their classes, all the options you seek can be found here!

Replenish 💓

Offering self care, family care, and natural beauty therapies to support your everyday life. Explore the idea of treating someone special to a spa visit this Valentine's Day!

Sugarbees Fine Confections  🍫

A charming Uptown Westerville, Ohio destination specializing in artisanal chocolates, perfect for Valentine's Day treats.

Winston's Coffee & Waffles 🧇

Nestled in Clintonville and the East Market of Columbus, this spot specializes in distinctive waffles and exceptional coffee—a perfect choice for Valentine's Day delights!

Northern Ohio

Cha Pizza 🍕

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a charming date night at this delightful Cleveland restaurant! Indulge in unique pizza, creative small plates, boutique wines, craft beers and cocktails.

CouCou Sentiment 🛍️

Your go-to spot for unique cards and gifts in Lakewood, Ohio! Explore a wonderful variety of Valentines gifts for all your needs, galentines, co-workers, and friends.

Hyggelight The Growing Candle 🪴

Eco-friendly candles that transform into blossoming flowers. The labels on these candles contain embedded seeds, turning them into a sustainable planting opportunity. Perfect for a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift.

Quintessa Gardens 🍷

Indulge in organic self-care items, such as bath bombs, whipped shea butter, and more—ideal for a pampering Valentine's Day experience!

Sweet Mary's Bakery 🧇

Artisanal baked delights crafted by hand, situated in Akron, Ohio. Explore a delectable selection of pastries, cookies, cakes, as well as coffee and tea, with savory options also available. Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat!

Total Relaxation by Rachel 💆‍♀️

Looking for massages or facials? Every day is an ideal day for a spa retreat, and Valentine's Day is no exception! Treat yourself to a pampering experience in University Heights, where they also offer exclusive Gentleman's spa packages.

Zesty Compass Wine Collection 🍷

It's time to live your "Zest" life! Delight in their curated wine collections this Valentine's Day—a splendid choice for the wine enthusiast in your life!

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