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Valentine's Day Shopping Guide 2021 | Giftably Gilmer Local Gifts Your Sweetheart Will Love

Author // Caitlin Neal Categories // Shopping

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This Valentine's Day, there's no greater way to spread the love than by shopping local! Our Gilmer businesses know exactly what your loved one wants. We have compiled a list of hand-selected gifts from local retailers that are sure to make your sweetie smile! This list will be updated, so be sure to bookmark it and check back for more ideas!

For the Lady Who Deserves it All

Belle's Boutique in Spring Plaza knows that the special lady in your life deserves a gift that will show her how much she means to you. Flowers? Candy? Clothes? Why should you have to choose? Belle's Valentine's Day bundle is truly unbeatable. For $100, your lady will get half a dozen roses, a $70 gift certificate to Belle's Boutique, a sweet treat, and a surprise wrapped gift! As if this bundle couldn't get any better, the ladies at Belle's will let you choose between gift delivery on February 12th or picking your lady's gift up in-store. Get in touch with Eva and her team at Belle's to reserve your bundle today!

For the Whole Family

When you've got a lot of mouths to feed, nothing says "I Love You" like Chick-fil-A of Ellijay's heart-shaped trays! Choose from a variety of options like 30-count nugget trays, 6-count chocolate chip cookies, and brownies. Chick-fil-A even has you covered with chicken mini trays for breakfast! To pick up your heart-shaped nugget tray, visit Chick-fil-A of Ellijay any time between now and February 13th. 

For the One Who Loves Classics

If your person has a special place in their heart for timeless Valentine's gifts like Hallmark cards and keepsakes, Russell Stover chocolates, and Vera Bradley bags, Huff's Drug Store is your one stop shop! Swing by Huff's and pick up a perfect Valentine's keepsake, a sweet card they will cherish forever, and chocolates they will have finished before dinner time! 

Huff's has a special Valentine's offer for Valentine's gift shoppers: mention this post at check out any time between February 8th and 13th to receive 20% off your total gift purchase! (Offer not valid on prescriptions or medication purchases.)

For the One with a Sweet Tooth

When chocolate isn't your special someone's thing but they still have a love for all things sweet, you won't want to miss A Little Baked Bakery's February 13th pop-up event at Live the Trail! Jennifer will be selling her famous Valentine's cookie boxes, cupcakes, strawberry buttermilk cake, and chocolate chip cookie hearts. This pop-up event gurantees you will have something fresh and delicious to surprise your sweetie with on Valentine's Day morning! Visit A Little Baked Bakery on February 13th from 2-5 pm. Pre-orders are recommended, but extras will be available.

For the One Who Likes to Indulge

Nothing says "Treat Yourself" like fine wine and chocolates. Luckily for you, Gilmer is home to more vineyards than any other county in the state of Georgia! The county's first vineyard, Cartecay Vineyards, has over a decade of experience in treating your Valentine. Head out to the vineyard for a decadent combination of fine wine and chocolates and a seriously unbeatable view of the mountains or head to their beautiful tasting room in downtown Ellijay. Both Cartecay Vineyards and Cartecay WIne & Craft  are offering this awesome pairing to help you spoil your love.

For the One Who Appreciates Life's Finer Things

If someone in your life loves high-end antiques and English imports, you have to spend some time browsing Antiques on North Main for the perfect Valentine's Day gift! Choose from their robust inventory including jewelry, perfume decanters, tea cups, sterling silver, a variety of mantiques and flavored pecans to find the perfect gift for your perfect love. I you see an item you like on Facebook and decide to purchase in store, be sure to mention you saw it on Facebook at checkout for 10% off!

For the Four-Legged Love of Your Life

When it comes to sharing the love, the team at Mountain Hounds knows you would never leave out your pet! This Valentine's Day, they are helping you show your pet how much you love them with a special Valentine's Sale valid February 8th through 14th. During the sale, you can enjoy 10% off all NoHide Bones and Buy 2 Get One Free on your choice of awesome pet toys. Head to Mountain Hounds during their sale to make sure your fur baby knows how much you love them!

 For the One Ready for a Change

Your friends at Cameron Hall know that Valentine's Day can feel a little lonely as you get older. This Valentine's day (and the whole month of February) Cameron Hall has a Move-In Special just for the senior in your life. Move in during the month of February and Cameron Hall will give you a free flat screen TV! They will even mount the TV anywhere you like in your new home. It's just Cameron Hall's way of welcoming your loved one into their community with lots of love!

 For the One Who Loves Self-Care

If your favorite person loves a little alone time, Southern Flare Antiques has the perfect selection of gifts for them! Stop by and browse Southern Flare's selection of locally-made soaps, lotions, and soaks from Old Crow Soap! Any combination of these luxurious bath and body products is guranteed to make your special someone smile! 

 For the One Who Loves a Sugar Rush

If your sweetie loves classic treats like caramel apples and fudge, you need to get over to the bakery at BJ Reece Orchards! They are hand-crafting decadent fudge in flavors like red velvet, peanut butter, and snickers along with dipping their insanely good caramel apples in sprinkles and nuts. The candy fairies at BJ Reece Orchards are even dressing these goodies up in Valentine's Day packaging. You won't want to miss these treats! 

For the Easy (and Hard!) to Please

Black Bear Antiques truly has something for everyone and their Valentine's Day selection is no exception! With classics like homemade chocolates, candles, lotions and jewelry along with more unique gifts for men and women alike (think cozy socks and fun pajamas) you are certain to find something they will love at Black Bear Antiques. But even if you can't find something they will love, just pick up a gift certificate and make a date out of browsing Black Bear's extensive shop for the perfect gift together!

For the Valentine's Day Traditionalist

If the thought of a beautiful bouquet being delivered to their doorstep makes your loved one's eyes light up, you have to reach out to Hometown Florist & Yesterday's Decor and place an order! With bountiful roses, gorgeous tulips, fresh-cut floral arrangements,  and even sweet treats like truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries. Hometown's Valentine's Day offerings will make her classic love day dreams come true! Order ahead and prepay for free delivery.

 For the Outdoor Enthusiast

If time in nature is how you speak their love language, you have to head over to Georgia Bound Outdoors! Owned by a couple of outdoor enthusiasts themselves, the Exums know a thing or two about the outdoors and spoiling the one you love. Their awesome hand-selected Valentine's Day gift bags are the perfect way to make the outdoorsy person in your life feel loved and understood. Choose from a Hiking Gift Bag, a Fishing Gift Bag, or a Handmade Goat's Milk Soap Gift Bag. Georgia Bound's gift bags are sure to be a hit this Valentine's Day!

 For the Natural Decor Lover

Bring a little light into their life this Valentine's Day with a gorgeous Himalayan salt lamp from Mountain Fire Himalayan Salt Lamps. Their genuine Himalayan salt lamps are hand-crafted right here in the North Georgia Mountains. With custom options, you can rest assured than your loved one will have something of truly superior quality when you choose a salt lamp from Mountain Fire!

For the One Who Loves Time Together

If quality time is your special someone's love language, take them out to Chateau Meichtry this Valentine's weekend! With supberb wines and beautiful views, Chateau Meichtry is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect this Valentine's Day. This Valentine's Day, they will be open from 12:30 to 5:30 with music from Lindsay Beth Harper and food from Domin8 food truck!

For the Lady who Loves Locally-Made Gifts

When it's Georgia-made, why limit yourself to one good thing? The team at Artful Ellijay has made a gift basket she will love--and they're offering it at an insanely good price. Valued at $80, this gorgeous gift basket features a Himalayan candle, earrings from Inspired Designs, a Bearfoot in Blue Ridge shower frosting body scrub, and a small make up bag all for $65! This Valentine's Day, there is no better way to treat the lady who loves Georgia made than with this gift basket.


About the Author

Caitlin Neal

Caitlin Neal is the Communicati142428576 238314014417070 7207146935371625873 nons Manager at the Gilmer Chamber and is a lifelong resident of Gilmer County.

A 2016 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Caitlin is passionate about telling the stories of the faces and places that make Georgia's Apple Capital so special.

Caitlin  loves spending time with her husband and their rescue pets, tending to her flower garden, visiting the local farmers market, and enjoying local living.