• Audrey Cooper

Milwaukee Gift Guide: Valentine's Day

Have you taken care of your Valentine’s Day gifts yet? If the answer is no, don’t fret - you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list highlighting some of the best spots in Milwaukee to shop for your special someone. So whether your gift-giving style is more traditional or unique, show small businesses the love they deserve this Valentine’s Day, too!


Cards + Unique Gifts

For most of us, cards have been a Valentine’s Day staple since early childhood. While it might have been ok to buy them in bulk from the drugstore on every corner when you had to bring enough for the whole class, consider checking out Broadway Paper’s unique assortment of paper products for your grown-up Valentine instead. Among the quirky and artistically made card selection, you may also find a knick-knacky gift to attach to your love letter, as well as some adorable wrapping paper to top it all off.


Flowers

For over 30 years, Milwaukee Blooms has been curating beautiful floral arrangements from their location in North Shore that are suited for any occasion, Valentine’s Day being no exception. With a wide selection of blooms, competitive price points and speedy delivery, the florist shop has made it simple for you to customize and receive a bouquet for your loved one that is sure to impress. Preordering for Valentine’s Day begins early, so make sure to get yours in as soon as you read this!


Foodie Flight Passport

Can’t decide where to take your Valentine to dinner on the big night? Pick up one of our Foodie Flight Passports and choose from 25 different locally owned restaurants unique to Milwaukee. When you dine with a featured restaurant, you receive $10 off your ticket while supporting a small business in the area. The best part? If you decide to make it your gift, your next 24 dinner dates just planned themselves!


Fab Flight Passport

One of the simplest ways to express your love for someone is to encourage them to take some time for themselves to relax. With our Fab Flight Passport, you can do just that! Similar to the Foodie Flight, the Fab Flight features 25 locally owned spa, beauty and fitness establishments. For only $30, you can gift your Valentine $1,500 worth of free and discounted services including haircuts, facials, fitness classes and more.


Jewelry

From Pandora charms, to sophisticated watches, to engagement rings, Armbruster Jewelers has a wide selection of products ranging in price for both men and women in search of a wearable gift for their partner this Valentine’s Day. Named for the family that has owned and operated the establishment for five generations, this Milwaukee business takes pride in its rich history of creating relationships with its customers based on trust and reliability. With unique offerings like jewelry customization, payment plans and online ordering, it is certain your Armbruster experience will be personal to you and yours.


Chocolates

Because who doesn’t love chocolate, especially on Valentine’s Day? Although Indulgence Chocolatiers may be one of the newer businesses on this list, the quality of their product is just as noteworthy. Instead of picking up a big heart shaped box of chocolates from your closest chain retailer, swing by one of Indulgence’s three locations to purchase an assortment of their artisan confections. If you’re looking for more of an experience rather than a gift item, you can also sign yourself and your partner up for one of their chocolate pairing classes!


Partner Painting Class

Speaking of experiences as a gift, local painting bar Splash Studio offers Red Hot Love Fest - an entire week of romance inspired partner painting classes for Valentine’s Day. Whether you decide to bring your partner, your friend or your mom, every reservation comes with a champagne toast and other fun extras, plus the option to add even more upgrades to your package. At the end of the session, you’ll each get to take home your paintings as a reminder of a Valentine’s Day well spent!

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