Patch Picks: Local Valentine's Day Gifts

Check out these nearby shopping spots to find the perfect present.

Still on the hunt for a Valentine’s Day present for that special someone? You don’t have to travel far to find the perfect gift, and you can feel good about your purchase by supporting local businesses. Our picks:


1.) Valentine’s Day Cupcakes from

There’s always something special about opening that signature pink box, but did you know that Georgetown Cupcake also offers Valentine’s Day cupcakes? The sweet treats are topped with cute holiday fondant decorations. 

2.) Gift Certificate for

Give the gift of relaxation! With a convenient downtown Bethesda location, Massage Envy offers gift certificates good for services including massages and spa treatments.

3.) Flowers from

Pass up the online floral sites in favor of a great local flower shop like Bethesda Florist. They offer everything from roses to modern arrangements to plants, so you’re sure to find the perfect bouquet for your loved one.

4.) A Card From

Ditch the Hallmark section and stop by Creative Parties – you’ll be spending your money locally and you can benefit the environment by choosing a card made with post consumer recycled materials.

5.) An Evening Out At A Romantic Bethesda Restaurant

There’s the classic date spots, of course, like and But maybe you’d like to try something a bit different this year? Stay tuned this week for our reviews of romantic dining destinations and Arucola. Treat your loved one to a delicious date, or buy a gift certificate and treat a friend to a night out with their sig other.

Where are you shopping locally for your Valentine's Day gifts this year? Tell us in the comments.


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