A Valentine’s Day reward information filled with candles, cleaning soap and heart-shaped pretzels from Pittsburgh Properties | Pittsburgh
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Photo: Ashley Devine
Cow print rainbow maker from Yeahyelhsa
We all agree that Valentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to selling candy, roses, and other things that neither of us really need. We also all agree that getting special goodies from someone you love or buying them for yourself feels really good, especially at such a strange and difficult time. If you’re looking to purchase a V-Day gift for your friend, sweetheart, or yourself, check out these locally made and designed soaps, stickers, candles, and more.
Cow print heart by Yeahyelhsa
Graphic designer Ashley Devine has plenty of stickers and pins that make great V-Day gifts. Best of all, however, is their Cow Print Rainbow Maker: a clear, heart-shaped window sticker with a cow print that directs light into a rainbow.
Buttercup and thistle soap
McMurray-based soap company Buttercup and Thistle makes a variety of hand-poured goat’s milk soaps, as well as other bath products such as lip balms. For Valentine’s Day they created Love Potion # 9, a soap that combines scents of orange, rose, sandalwood, musk and others.
Gift set from Una Biologicals
4322 Butler St., Lawrenceville. unabiologicals.com
Nothing says more about self-care than whipping a few creams, oils, and butters on your body. Una Biologicals from the region offers various gift sets with organic body products that are perfect for yourself, a friend or a partner. The winter self-care set is available in three versions for three different moods: relax, rest and renew. Also comes with a variety of fragrant body butters, soaps, teas, and essential oils.
4209 Butler St., Lawrenceville. wildcardpgh.com
Sometimes a classic card is the best (and certainly the cheapest) way to express your feelings for someone, and as the name suggests, Wildcard offers a variety of cards, from cute and sentimental to creative punny. But no matter what, they always come up with good illustrations. And if you want more than just a card, Wildcard has everything else from books to jewelry to candles.
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Wigle Whiskey Cocktail Kit
wiglewhiskey.com or aviary.org
For all of the bird lovers out there, this is the one for you. For a special Valentine’s Day cocktail experience, Wigle Whiskey worked with the National Aviary for the Lemon Love Birds Cocktail Bundle, which includes a bottle of Wigle’s limoncello, rosemary-lavender bitters and bitter lemon soda. You can enjoy the kit alone or combine it with the Love Birds Virtual Trivia with the aviary, which is all about the world of bird advertising.
Naked stickers by Jegan Mones
Local artist Jegan Mones makes creepy and sexy drawings that she sticks on stickers, lighters and other everyday objects. Your half-naked “Cumfort Me” stickers or pictures of a demon dressed in lingerie are perfect for your witch girlfriend.
Heart cones of hippie and French
5122 Butler St., Lawrenceville. hippieandfrench.com
For the smoker in your life, get some heart-printed pre-roll cones from the Hippie and French CBD shop. A box comes with four pegs, making them perfect for an extra relaxed V-day. The store also has other gifts that are suitable for the vacation like CBD massage oil and bath soaps. Candy hearts from North Ave Candles
Light up that special someone’s life with candles inspired by the Conversation Hearts class Valentine’s Day candy (you know, those little pastel hearts that taste bad but have cute sayings). Each set contains two candy heart candles with different scent options, including rosemary mint and cinnamon, as well as a sample of loose leaf tea and a tea infusion decorated with a heart charm. Heart pretzels from Philly Pretzel Factory
2311 Babcock Blvd., Ross Twp. phillypretzelfactory.com/locations/ross-twp-pa
You just can’t go wrong with a soft pretzel, especially if it’s in the shape of a heart and especially if you have a hearty serving of mustard or cheese sauce.
Custom song from the Pittsburgh Opera
If you want to show your sweetheart how to handle them but want a voice like a screeching banshee, the Pittsburgh Opera is here to help. Get a personalized Valentine’s Day gram from the opera’s resident artists who “sing an aria full of love for your Valentine’s Day”.
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Shirts from the Pittsburgh City Paper Store
Yes, we put our own merch in this list. Showcase your love for CP and your partner with a River Shirt “You’re Worth Crossing a River” designed by art director Abbie Adams. The same design is available for bumper stickers as well as for our NSFW pens.