Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Whether you're going for a night on the town or having a night in with your significant other, choosing a gift can be a little daunting. Luckily, we've compiled a list of gifts for Valentine's Day in Austin that are unique to the area and will score you points for thoughtfulness and originality.
A Box or Boot of Chocolates from Chocolate Tessa
Is it really Valentines Day without the cliche box of chocolates? What Chocolate Tessa serves up, though, is a little different from the sweets you'll find in the store. Chocolate Tessa is known for its signature chocolate boots and State of Texas shapes!
This Austin chocolate shop provides gifts that would be ideal for someone who cherishes the cliches of Valentine's Day but enjoys a Texas twist. Get your Valentine a sweet Texas treat on February 14 and place your order at Chocolate Tessa now.
Sweet Chocolate-Covered Strawberries from Amy's Ice Creams
It's no secret that almost everyone loves strawberries, but how about chocolate covered strawberries? Now, everyone loves those! This Valentine's Day, order your loved one a box of the best-tasting chocolate covered strawberries in Austin from Amy's Ice Creams. Amy's knows a thing or two about sweet treats, and these strawberries are no exception.
What makes these strawberries different from the ones you can buy elsewhere is that they're made with the same kind of chocolate that Amy's uses in their delicious chocolate ice cream. So whether your loved one is a fan of chocolate covered strawberries or loves Amy's, this Valentine's Day gift will be sure to delight!
A Bouquet of Roses from A Flower Junction
Sure, roses are prickly to the touch, but many can't resist their beauty. The rose is synonymous with Valentine's Day, and you can get a beautiful bouquet of them at one of Austin's best florists, A Flower Junction.
Best of all, A Flower Junction can make custom bouquets and deliver your sign of affection almost anywhere in Austin. This Valentine's Day, treat your significant other to a bouquet of some of the sharpest but most beautiful flowers.
A Ticket to One of Their Favorite Artists Next Concert
Your valentine may be a big fan of you, but do you know their favorite musician too? Well, if you do, buy them tickets to that artists next concert in Austin. If your Valentine loves Post Malone, Maroon 5 or the Dixie Chicks, they all have upcoming shows in Austin!
A Spa Day for Two at Milk and Honey Day Spa
It's no secret that your day-to-day life can come with its share of stresses, and the same goes for your significant other. Naturally, a spa day seems justifiable for the both of you! This Valentine's Day, give the gift of relaxation by treating your partner to a day at Austin's own Milk+Honey Spa.
Milk + Honey offers couples packages so you can unwind and get pampered together. Have a restorative Valentines Day and head over to Milk + Honey spa so you and your partner can exit the workweek and enter bliss.
A Bottle of Your Valentine's Favorite Wine from the Austin Wine Merchant
If you're a romantic and want to create the picture perfect date night at home this February 14th, be sure to stop by Austin Wine Merchant to grab them a bottle of their favorite wine. To set up the perfect romantic evening that involves wine, I would stop by your nearest Whole Foods to pick up some goodies for a fancy homemade charcuterie board to pair with his or her favorite wine.
A Lovely Piece from James Avery Jewelry
Founded in 1954, James Avery Jewelry has become is as Texan as Mesquite-cooked barbecue. Every February, the renowned jeweler releases a collection of Valentine's Day-inspired jewelry that's sure to make your significant other feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Most pieces are made from sterling silver or rose gold, so they're made to stand the test of time. Give your Valentine the gift of beauty, quality, and Texas heritage this February 14.
A Food Trailer Date at The Picnic
What screams Austin more than the The University of Texas and Matthew McCaughey combined? Simple! It's the number of food trailers scattered all throughout town. They can be found in designated food trailer parks or even in front of your local gas station. They're literally everywhere, so finding a good one to go on a relaxed yet romantic Valentine's Day date should be no problem at all.
We recommend that you visit The Picnic Food trailer park off of Barton Springs road. This park boasts trailers such as Hey Cupcake!, The Mighty Cone, Acai Hut, and Gebby's BBQ. There's a wide variety of food at this park, so deciding on what to eat this Valentine's Day has never been easier and tastier.
Your loved one is sure to appreciate any of these Valentine's Day gifts that are truly Austin. You can't go wrong with local!
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