Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly, which means it’s time to find the perfect gift for your boo. Whether you’ve been dating for several years or you just met on Tinder last month, the right gift can express the perfect sentiment.
We’ve made the ultimate gift guide for lovers in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. From energetic experiences to treasured tokens, there’s something for every pair out there. And don’t worry if you don’t have a significant other! Our gift guide also includes great opportunities for fab friends on Galentine’s Day and/or your fine self on any ol’ day.
For the lover who keeps it “hot”… in the kitchen…
La Cucina at the Market
51 N. 12th Street
Surprise your significant other with cooking lessons with Anna Maria Florio, owner of La Cucina at the Market. Winner of Philadelphia magazine’s “Best of Philly 2011: Cooking Classes,” this Center City kitchen will teach foodie lovers how to create traditional Italian dishes. Schedule a class for Valentine’s Day and create a six-course meal inspired by love. Hurry and schedule a lesson before it’s sold out.
213 S. 17th Street
Kitchen Kapers has the top kitchen gadgets for your special someone who loves to sauté. From cookbooks to appliances, you can find just about anything that a cook might need. Shop by brand or necessity by visiting one of their ten Tri-State Area locations (with two located in Philadelphia). They even have cooking classes available at their Moorestown, NJ location just over the bridge!
For the sweetheart who wants to be pampered…
Hand and Stone
420 N. 20th Street
Spend Valentine’s Day enjoying a relaxing couples massage at Hand and Stone at Logan Square. You and your sweetheart can enhance an already-blissful one-hour massage by adding soothing lavender or eucalyptus aromatherapy to your experience. Visit before Valentine’s Day for a $10 off Valentine spa gift card special!
1525 Walnut Street
For a super intimate experience, create a spa at home for your heartthrob with luxury bath oils in a hot bubble bath. These bath oils are full of decadent butters and essential oils that melt into your water and then your skin. For more DIY spa ideas, incorporate Lush’s Valentine’s Day bath bombs, shower creams, bubble bars, and/or lip scrubs. Don’t forget to light candles and cue the calming music.
For the adventurous soulmate…
950 N. Penn Street
Take your love to a new height at Go Vertical, Philadelphia’s only indoor rock climbing gym. With 13,500 square feet of climbing walls and surfaces (up to 50 feet high!), this gym will “rock” your date night. Bring your favorite gals on Galentine’s Day and make an appointment for the Women Only Clinic, a class designed especially for the ladies.
Jump for joy this Valentine’s Day at Sky Zone. Show off your acrobatic skills at this wall-to-wall trampoline court or fly into a huge pool of foam squares. If your better half is sporty, play a game of ultimate dodgeball or skyhoops on giant trampolines. With 5 area locations (a new one coming soon to the Northeast), Sky Zone’s attractions and programs make for an unforgettable date night.
For the creative love bird…
Moon + Arrow
754 S. 4th St
If you are looking to impress your sweetheart with a distinctive present, then Moon + Arrow is the perfect store to shop. They carry handmade accessories, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and unique beauty products for your love to enjoy. Take one of their interactive workshops or attend one of their events for a magical and creative experience.
The Cove Company
Express your true feelings by sending your babe a creative Valentine’s Day card. The Cove Company puts a unique and funny spin to your message. Make your sweetie smile with handcrafted cards that say “I Like You Latte” and “You’re Such a Fox”. There are greeting cards for every occasion, so you can express your love any day. Find them at Philadelphia Independents in Old City or The Little Apple Store in Manayunk.
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia? Let us know in the comments!