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Offer up some Local Love – our Valentine’s Guide!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Portland Buy Local

You don’t need to look far to create the perfect Valentine’s Day. Portland Buy Local has created a handy guide for all your needs. And, as always, if you don’t see what you need here, go to and check out our directory of over 400 business members.


casco1Casco Bay Frames and Gallery – Buy your sweetie some beautiful Valentines by Casco Bay Frames and Gallery framer and designer, Holly Karolkowski. You can choose from some great Superman valentines or a cute “You are My Maine Man map valentine with a heart sticker to place your location on the map. 295 Forest Ave Ste 6, Portland · (207) 774-1260.

CBD_Valentines_Coffees_2014Coffee By Design — Bring a certain buzz to any relationship with these specialty blends from Coffee By Design. Now until February 15th, you can order Almond the Mood for Love, Nuttin’ But Kisses, Cupid’s Choice 2014, and Chocolate Cherry Kiss for the special folks in your life. Give the gift of buzz back to your loved ones this February! Visit one of their locations, or purchase online:

fiascoGelato Fiasco – Each year on Valentine’s Day, Gelato Fiasco transforms the gelato case into a collection of red, white, pink, and chocolate flavors all specially created for the day. Successful past flavors likely to be repeated this year include: Conversation Hearts Gelato; Sticky Kisses Gelato (peanut butter with chocolate kisses); Heart Flutters Gelato (espresso); Box of Chocolates Gelato; Throes of Passionfruit Sorbetto; Orange You Glad We’re Together? Sorbetto; Red Hots Gelato; Chocolate Chipotle Gelato (spicy!); Berry Kiss Cheesecake Gelato; Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Gelato The Gelato Fiasco Old Port is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Valentine’s Day (and every day) at 425 Fore Street in Portland.

risingtideRising Tide “Love at First Cutter” Event – Valentine’s Day can’t get easier or more fun with this event – taste the return of Rising Tide’s Calcutta Cutter Imperial IPA, enjoy chocolate truffle and beer pairings, make your own valentines and even get a chair massage from Bee Well Massage. Thursday, February 13 from 4-7pm and Friday, February 14 from 12-5pm. At the event, get the Ménage a Trios’ gift box special for your honey – a box of 4 truffles from La Crème Chocolat, gift certificate for 30-minute massage from Bee Well Massage and 2 stemmed Rising Tide beer glasses along with a 22 oz. beer for only $50. 103 Fox St, Portland · (207) 370-2337

pieMaine Pie Line will be featuring a Valentine’s Day pie for folks to order (and either pick up at the bakery…or get delivered to their door!). The Valentine’s pie will be a raspberry chocolate truffle pie spiked with a “love potion” elixir from Swallowtail Apothecary – a potent mix of herbs and elixers to make any couple fall in love! 200 Anderson St. 207-249-5121


waterlilyWaterlily – From hand-made felt heart ornaments and heart art made out of nails and yarn to love spell soy wax candles, lavender heart sachets, and handprinted cards for your valentine, one stop at Waterlily on Milk Street will let you get all your Valentine’s Day needs taken care of. 26 Milk St, Portland · (207) 775-5459.

Tanorama Tanning & Clothing is offering a Valentine’s Day special to help everyone look great for the big night. Buy a gift certificate of $25 or more and receive one free tan and a lotion packet. Gift certificates can be used for tanning, spray tanning, clothing or jewelry. 287 Marginal Way, Portland · (207) 775-3318

sproutsLocal Sprouts – Here’s a special treat for Valentine’s Day, Local Sprouts will be preparing their vegan, gluten-free Dark Chocolate Truffles, sweetened only with Maine maple syrup. We make them right here from scratch with organic, fair-trade certified cocoa powder. Special orders welcome! 649 Congress St. (207) 899-3529.



Old Port Candy — We dip strawberries every year on Valentine’s Day, in milk & dark chocolate as well as dipped in our own fudge!! (Yes, strawberries dipped in fudge.) And we’ll be open 9-9 on V-day this year! 422 Fore St, Portland · (207) 772-0600

cupcakesEast End Cupcakes – Cake-in-a-Cup that we ship all over the country? What’s more romantic than receiving a Maine-Made treat from your significant other if you can’t be together on Valentine’s Day? But even if you CAN be together, still a great gift! Order by Feb. 11 for shipping but can be bought individually at the store Feb. 13 and 14. The individual ones will have special heart stickers that say “To: and From:” so they can be personalized and will also include a little wooden spoon. They will sell for $3.50 at the store and ship for $35/ half dozen and $53/ dozen (includes cost of shipping). 426 Fore St, Portland · (207) 228-3304

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