VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Getting gifts for Valentine’s Day can be VERY stressful. Relax. Take a deep breath (or thirty), because we here at Hartford.com are certified love doctors with PhD’s and everything.

Disclaimer: We are not love doctors. We do not have PhD’s.

SOAP-RISE, SHAWTY!

Nabii Organics Handmade Natural Soaps

Buy one for your partner, your Mom, the roommate that you’ve spent too much time indoors with this past year, or hoard them all for yourself for until Ultimate Self-Care Sunday 2021. The body butters come in a variety of “flavors” like Watermelon, Strawberry, Blue Musk, Appleberry, Mango Smoothie and Cranberry. Pro tip: do not eat the body butter. The soaps come in soothing Cherry Pomegranate or Mango Papaya. Pro tip 2: Do not eat the soap.

GLOW UP

Skincare from Kiyomi Beauty

Get yo’ skincare on! Give the gift of skin hydration with Kiyomi Beauty’s Korean skincare. Vitamin C serums, repairing creams and face masks galore to really level up that routine and shine like the bright star you are. Too cheesy? Ok. They also have THE cutest packaging, which makes sense because “kiyomi” directly translates to “cutie”.

OPEN UP TO ME

The Key Bookstore

Give that special someone a not-so-subtle hint that they’re doing it wrong with a transformative self-improvement book from The Key Bookstore, our resident cool-kid book nerds. Browse titles such as New York Time’s Bestseller The Five Love Languages, The Spirit of Intimacy, Emotional Intelligence, and All About Love.

PLAY IT BY EAR

Handmade Pressed Pansy Earrings from Born & Bred

Give the gift of style this Valentine’s Day, with these handmade pressed pansy earrings from Born & Bred. Each pair is uniquely different and sure to catch someone’s gaze. Made with REAL pressed pansy flowers with poured resin these earrings would be a smash for your fave eco-queen/king/non-binary earring lover.

SHHHHHH!

Pasties from Bad Bunny Shop

Be a bad bunny, get these handmade pasties, and bedazzle those ta-tas. Each set is handmade with love and care so you can be comfortable AND cool. Sequined unicorns, lips, or hot fire come ready to stick with one-time adhesive. If pasties aren’t your jam, Bad Bunny has a full inventory of cool undies, bralettes, skirts and dresses.

SPREAD LOVE, NOT GERMS

All Natural Hand Sanitizer from Hartford Flavor Company

Show your Valentine some love by leveling up their hand sanny game. All natural with soothing scents like lavender, clove lemon, or unscented for those with are sensitive to aromas. All made, packaged, and sold from your favorite Hartford distillery. Now THAT’S what we call a pivot. 

POP A HOT CHOCCY

The Lover's Box from Disheveled Diva

Hot choccy makes the pain go away. Get yourself a Lover’s Box from Disheveled Diva and blast off into some serious chocolatey goodness. Get a box for one which includes a hot chocolate bomb, handmade marshmallows, and a red velvet cake bite with vanilla buttercream frosting and sprinkles OR double it up with a box for two for DOUBLE THE YUM.

*GET BAKED

Cookie Boxes from Bee's Artistry

Chocolate is always the answer. It doesn’t matter if you’re in love, in like, in like like, or rolling solo. Order up a cookie box from Bee’s Artistry and get a batch of freshly baked chocolate chip or snickerdoodle cookies. Or get an assortment of both. You cannot go wrong here.

*The cookie kind, not the weed kind. I mean, you do you – but you can’t buy it here.

BERNIN' FOR YOU

Chartreuse On The Loose

Buy every hilarious handmade card from this entire shop. And then buy everything else. They have everything. Candles, face masks, coasters, stickers, even dog/cat tags for your furry friends that are sure to earn you extra brownie points not only for a smashing gift, but for shopping local. DO IT.

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