Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be tough. Do you go the traditional route like flowers and chocolates, or something more experience-based, like a wine tasting or cooking class? We did some of the dirty work for you, and whatever your Valentine’s interests may be, you’re sure to find something on this list that will be just right for them as well as unique to St. Petersburg and Clearwater Valentine's Day 2019.
Give your love the gift of compassionate touch this Valentine’s Day at the Be Well Health and Wellness Center in St. Petersburg. This Couples Thai Massage workshop will teach you and your partner intuitive touch techniques from Thai traditions, giving you new ways to communicate your love.
Three sessions are being held from February 14-16 with space limited to five couples per session, so if this is something you’d like to gift your Valentine, be sure to secure your spot as soon as possible. Couples can participate in a single session or the whole series. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does your Valentine love craft beer? Pick up a Pub Pass! For just $25 dollars, your beer babe will be able to enjoy a free pint at 25 craft beer bars and breweries scattered throughout St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Spoil your sweetheart with all the brews they can dream of from St. Petersburg favorites like Overflow Brewing Company and Avid Brew Company to spots further north like Silverking Brewing Company.
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Do you have a partner who’s been itching for a new tattoo? Snag them a gift certificate to a loal tattoo shop like Lucky You Tattoo where they can finally get the piece they’ve been dreaming of. We know that gift certificates can sometimes seem a bit impersonal, but this is one that allows your Valentine to add their own flare to it in the best way. They'll always carry this special memory with them!
If your Valentine is the type who enjoys more traditional tokens of affection, or if it’s a new relationship and you’re unsure of how an extravagant gift may be received, we’ve got some great ideas for traditional gifts with local touches.
Does your Valentine love accessorizing? Whether you’ve got a big budget to satisfy their upscale preferences or if they’re more into casual jewelry, local boutiques can make your shopping easy. For exquisite pieces with exotic gems, we recommend stopping by the RockShop in Downtown St. Petersburg. Searching for something more casual but still classy? Check out Arabella's Gift Boutique in Clearwater.
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What’s better than spoiling your sweetheart with a beautiful bouquet this Valentine’s Day? Supporting your local florist while doing so! This area is home to amazing, local flower shops, like Downtown St. Petersburg's original florist Green Bench Flowers and Hassell Florist in Clearwater.
If you haven’t tried Pinellas Chocolate Company yet, you’re missing out! Their chocolate is made fresh from bean to bar right here in Tampa Bay. All bars are at least 62% cacao, gluten and dairy-free, and produced in a nut-free facility, so if you’re Valentine has food allergies, you’re in the clear! Bars can be purchased online through their web store or from retailers throughout the area like Nature's Food Patch in Clearwater and Old Southeast Market in St. Petersburg.
Literally, give your heart to your Valentine this year! The Morean Arts Center is hosting a Valentine’s themed Personal Glass Experience at their Glass Studio & Hot Shop. The process is designed with the novice in mind, and an instructor will guide you through each step. Keep in mind that pieces will need to cool for 24 hours, so be sure to leave yourself plenty of time if you’re gifting a glass heart to your love! Experiences are available on various days throughout the month of February, beginning on the 1st.
Is your Valentine a wine connoisseur? This year, gift them a wine tasting at Winesmith in Downtown St. Petersburg! Tastings are held here every Friday from 6-9pm with different themes every week. Once a month, owner/operator Todd Smith does a grand tasting of 15-20 of his favorite wines at the time as a benefit for a local charitable organization. If your love is into philanthropy and great wine, then your search for the perfect Valentine's Day gift is complete!
For those that love the arts, consider surprising them with a membership to one of the many amazing museums in the area like The Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, or The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. Memberships typically include free admission, exclusive events, exhibition previews, and discounts for museum shops, dining, and parking.
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Does your partner like to get their hands dirty? This Valentine’s Day, give them the experience of a pottery class! Whether they’re just beginning to learn pottery making or trying to advance the skills they already have, one of the studios in the area such as the Clay Center of St Petersburg or Dunedin Fine Art Center is sure to have the right class for them. Their creation will serve as a reminder of your love for them for many years to come!
If your partner loves getting crafty in the kitchen or wants to expand their culinary skills, presenting them with a cooking class this Valentine’s Day could be the perfect gift- for them and you! Cozymeal cooking classes offer unique culinary experiences that feature a variety of fun themes like handmade pasta or cheese making. The company pairs you with some of the best chefs in town, and experiences can be held at the chef’s place or yours!
Finding your special someone a gift that’s as great as they are can be a challenge, but we hope these ideas for Valentine's Day gifts in St. Petersburg and Clearwater helped spark some inspiration for you!
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