Local Products We Love: Valentine Gifts

 Illustrations by Grace Rupp of Old Bird Design  Find her at  facebook.com/oldbirddesign/

Illustrations by Grace Rupp of Old Bird Design

Find her at facebook.com/oldbirddesign/

The Grand Valley treasures its gifted producers of all things Valentine. From the traditional chocolates and flowers to more unusual offerings, there’s something for everyone.


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Loma Wax Company

Give your honey a gift with ingredients that will get his facial hair and hands looking and feeling great — and will have you sidling up to him because he smells so good! Moustache Wax $12, Beard Oil $15, Beard Balm $15, Hand Salve $15  • lomawaxcompany.com

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Baker’s Boutique

Lovingly made by Baker’s Boutique to benefit MarillacHealth, Gifts from the Heart cupcakes help provide medical and dental care to those in need. Folks await the romantic flavors, like pink chocolate and wedding cake, all year long. Go ahead and get some for yourself, too. It’s for a great cause! $15 for a box of 4 •  marillachealth.org/fundraisers or Baker’s Boutique, 970.241.0033

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ESM Pottery Farm

Each sip from these mugs will remind your sweetheart of your love! Wheel-thrown pieces are created in small batches onsite at Erin Stephens-Marner’s Palisade studio. Our favorite pieces feature silkscreens of photographs taken around the Grand Valley. Mugs starting at $20 • esmpotteryfarm.com

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Sweet Kiwi Cookies

Nothing says “I love you” like couture cookies created by bakers Melissa Mulford and LaRae Biocic. Add some of their delicious hand-dipped chocolate strawberries to your list, and prepare for your best love to be amazed! Prices upon request. • sweetkiwibakery.com

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Blue Door Farm

Make Valentine’s Day last all year long! Choose a gift card for a weekly flower share and your love will receive eight beautiful bouquets between June 1 and October 1. Or give the gift of a getaway at the Blue Door Farm Vacation Rental. • Flower shares $160 for eight weeks, delivery extra • Robin@bluedoorfarm.com • Vacation rental prices starting at $120 per night • abnb.me/EVmg/JMOPkON9gJ

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Hookup Crochet Design

Help your littlest sweeties stay warm and adorable during our long winter days with these heirloom-quality, custom hats and hoodies. Self-taught crochet magician Ashley Cameron creates without patterns and can make almost anything you can imagine. Children’s beanies range from $20-$28. Animal hoodies, $35. Custom orders upon request. • etsy.com/shop/HookupCrochetDesign

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Enstrom

For many, Valentine’s Day would not be complete without chocolate. And no S+B list of Valentine gifts would be complete without Chocolate Almond Toffee from Enstrom. If you gift a pound, maybe your Valentine will share a piece! Starting at $22.95 for one pound of milk or dark chocolate almond toffee. • enstrom.com

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Earrings by Jess Stieler

Give your special someone tradition with a twist when you choose Jess Stieler’s handmade jewelry. We love that Stieler repurposes used bike tubes as well as found items from nature to create her one-of-a-kind earrings. Prices range from $20-$25. Custom orders upon request. • Available through jesstieler@yahoo.com and at The Raw Canvas and Yoga: V Studio.