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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Posted: January 27, 2023
Surprise Your Loved Ones With Local Gifts This Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and NEPA has everything you need to treat your loved ones to the very best! From traditional gifts like beautiful florals and scrumptious chocolates to other unique options such as accessories and home decor, this gift guide has it all. Get a head start, and visit these local gems to find the perfect gift for your sweetie.
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates has a sweet for every chocolate lover. This legendary treat has been a NEPA favorite for almost a century. One of the best parts of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates is their numerous locations! So whichever county you live in in Northeastern Pennsylvania, you’re guaranteed to have access to their delectable chocolate products.
Smidgens are a best seller at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, specifically their peanut butter flavor! We couldn’t overlook their fresh chocolate strawberries in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate combinations. Their beautifully decorated chocolate apples are perfect for sharing, or just for yourself!
Jon Stopay Candies Store
Jon Stopay Candies Store in Plains has so many chocolate treats to indulge in this season! This store has an endless variety of sweet treats that we had to check out. Jon Stopay Candies has been a family tradition in the valley since 1946, so it’s clear why they’re a local favorite.
This assorted basket has lots of delicious milk chocolate candies, and some gummies thrown in there for fun! One of Jon Stopay’s very best sellers are their peanut butter chiffon candies filled with creamy peanut butter and a chocolatey exterior; these are a must for a peanut-butter lover! These various chocolate pops are a perfect addition to any gift.
Lake Lights Candles
Lake Lights Candles, located inside the Hawley Silk Mill, is home to adorable locally-made decor, gifts, and of course their homemade candles! This charming little boutiques makes their very own candles in house with a huge variety of scents. A large portion of their candles are melted to fit into adorable mugs, pots, bowls and more unique canisters.
These candles not only smelled delicious, but they’re also perfect for the season. These Lake Wallenpaupack wine glasses caught out attention along with this handcrafted wooden cutting board perfect for some charcuterie. Of course, Lake Lights Candles also makes wax melts. We picked out one their most poplar scents along with this wax warmer.
Mercantile 22, located in charming Tunkhannock, is the perfect place for finding unique gifts. This little boutique has everything from home decor to outdoor items and everything in between. Mercantile 22 also has vintage and antique items for your home, great for personalizing your space.
These super soft bags, wallets, and other accessories caught out eye right away, perfect for the winter season. A few of these beaded bracelets add that perfect touch to any outfit, paired all together or on their own. Mercantile 22 also carries a variety of Jack Black skincare products which we had to add to our guide.
Petals Floral in downtown Pittston has exactly what your looking for to spoil a loved one this Valentine’s Day from simple to extravagant arrangements. Petals’ florists bring their floral visions to life through creative and innovative techniques whether it’s a just because bouquet or a special occasion arrangement.
This adorable heart vase is perfect for Valentine’s Day, not to mention this beautiful array of pink roses. We loved these sprayed roses as well. If you’re looking for something more traditional, Petals can put together an arrangement of a dozen red roses as simple or extravagant as possible.
Pure Suds Co.
Clarks Summit, PA
Pure Suds Co., located in downtown Clarks Summit has everything you need to feel pampered and refreshed such as handmade soaps, bath bombs, and other skincare products. All of their products are made from organic ingredients and the finest materials.
These soaps smell amazing and are the perfect color for the holiday. This rose tea spray and other rose scented items are a great gift package all together. Milk, honey, and oats are simple scents, ideal for someone getting into new bath products.
The Lands at Hillside Farms
Not only does Hillside Farms have delicious ice cream and milk, but they also have a Mercantile section filled with decor, clothing, and accessories, majority made by local vendors! While you shop, you can feel good about supporting our community’s wonderful artisans.
Artist, Trish Macko makes these adorable signs for every season and holiday. We loved both the home and gnome signs. These jewelry items are made from various recycled materials, so you can look good and feel good while wearing every piece. Hand-thrown in the USA, these red Hillside Farms mugs are ideal for the coffee lover in your life. We also threw in some Black & Brass coffee as well.
The Jewelry Room
Clarks Summit, PA
The Jewelry Room in Clarks Summit has been serving the Abingtons since 1976. From custom and replica pieces to estate and new collectable jewelry this little shop has so much to offer. If you need your jewelry pieces fixed, look no further. The Jewelry Room will have them looking brand new.
We loved these sterling silver bracelets from Ed Levin Jewelry. His innovative designs have unique clasps that make styling them a breeze. These beautiful rings with intricate details are a super thoughtful gift for any jewelry lover. This gold bracelet and band are timeless pieces that make beautiful gifts together or separate.
The Market at Union + Main
This trendy boutique is attached to Union + Main, a new hair salon in Kingston. The Market has so many accessories, cute clothes, home decor and much more. If you’re looking for a Galentine’s gift this is the perfect place to find something special.
This red heart sweater could not be more perfect for the occasion. If someone on your list is a candle collector this punny candle and these matches make an awesome gift. This feathered clutch is a show stopper, dress it up or down with any outfit.
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
At Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. in Hawley, you can enjoy delicious brews, yummy food and an awesome atmosphere. Several of their craft beers have won multiple awards and their variety of hops offer an option for every taste.
If you’re loved one is a Wallenpaupack die hard fan, get them some merch! This zip up and flannel shirt make awesome gifts, and they come in a variety of sizes. Throw in a six pack of their favorite brews like their seasonal craft, award winners, and local favorites.