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Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day

Portland Buy Local put together a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide this year, and we made sure to include gift items that go beyond the traditional ideas for the holiday. You can check out the full Valentine’s Gift Guide at www.portlandgiftguide.com, or keep reading for a few suggestions:

Want to embrace winter and embrace its natural introversion? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night in – get some local beeswax candles from the Honey Exchange to create a little ambiance, and the night is yours! You could also warm up with a 90 minute sea salt meditation from Float Harder.

Celebrate a friend or co-worker by sending them a singing Valentine! The Downeasters Chorus will bring them a rose and perform an a capella song. Got a four-legged friend you want to shower with love? We’ve got ideas for them, too! 

If you want something a little more traditional (and like me, you can’t stand those conversation hearts), you can’t go wrong with the chocolates from either Dean’s Sweets or Chocolats Passion. Heritage Seaweed is also selling “Save Water: Shower with a Friend” bar soap — hello eco-friendly gift!

February is a slow month for many local businesses – which makes it the perfect time of year to include them in this showing of local love! Visit our gift guide for more local gift suggestions at www.portlandgiftguide.com, or visit our business directory at www.portlandbuylocal.org/directory to find other ideas to celebrate local love this month!

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