Did you know that 250 million roses are produced for Valentine’s Day each year and that more than $20 billion dollars were spent on Valentine’s Day, 37% of which was in flowers? Trends are showing that people are giving Valentine's Day gifts to significant others, family members, friends, co-workers, classmates, and even their pets! I’ve compiled this gift guide to highlight some of my favorite local businesses that offer awesome gifts all year long. From handmade gifts, clothing, and jewelry to experiences and flowers keep, on scrolling to see what we have to offer!
Hello! My name is Katy Sawyer with ~Katy’s Kreations~. I have been crafting for several years now and definitely always find a way to keep myself busy! What started out as more of a hobby where I made cute little bandana dresses for my girls (when they were little) turned into a small business venture for me. Moving on from the bandana dresses, my main seller for the past few years has been snap jewelry. Snap jewelry is SO FUN, very affordable, and makes perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, just anything! I have also started dabbling in shirt making where I can do sublimation (with or without awesome bleach affects), vinyl, and screen prints. Be sure to contact me via Facebook or email (email@example.com) if you would like a custom item for yourself or a gift!
Treat yourself and your valentine to an Elevated Salon Experience, located in the heart of downtown Kirksville. Owner Joelean Miller is a licensed cosmetologist, specializing in creative hair design and makeup artistry. Her commitment to excellence and commitment to serve others makes it her pleasure to bring out the best in her guests. Private, clean, outstanding hospitality. By appointment only. To see all that Joelean offers or to book your valentine an appointment visit elevatedkirksville.com today!
Scarlett’s Quilt Shop
Scarlett's Quilt Shop is on the downtown square of La Plata, Missouri. Housed in an historic two-story brick building, Scarlett's offers fabric, thread, patterns, classes, long arm quilting services, and more. The Vaultique (boutique in a vault) offers one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion. Visit Scarlett's Facebook page or website, scarlettsquiltshop.com, to see all she has to offer!
Yoga with TG
Give the gift of yoga. Your valentine deserves to feel their best, stretched and relaxed, strong, and centered. Yoga with TG has in-person, virtual, and online options, perfect for your valentine. You can even plan to yoga WITH your valentine. In person offerings are held at You, Yourself, and Yoga in Kirksville, MO.
Some gift options to make the perfect day:
1. in-person cards for free classes ($7 each)
2. in-person or virtual private class for up to 5 people. This can even be partner yoga poses, if you want. ($25/half hour or $40/hour)
3. punchcards for six classes, available for in-person ($35) or virtual ($25) classes
4. online monthly membership for 24/7 access to yoga on your Valentine's schedule -- a library of flows and meditations and a private group, this option is great for the busy yoga lover and only $24.99/month.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of these options or to create your own special yoga package for your special someone.
Titus Creek Flower Farm
This year we are hosting another Valentine’s Day Pop-up Flower Shop in La Plata where you will be able to build your valentine a bouquet, choose from our pre-made designs, or pick-up your custom order. This year we are featuring red, pink, lavender, and yellow roses, carnations, and tulips! Visit us February 13 from 10am-6pm and the 14th from 12pm-8pm at the Smithson Fireworks building, 29932 July Road, La Plata, MO 63549.
If you would prefer a gift that keeps on giving, we're offering our seasonal bouquet subscriptions for 15% off the regular price through Valentine's Day.
What is a bouquet subscription anyway?
Here are the basics: a flower farmer (me) offers a certain number of “shares” to the public (you). The shares usually consist of seasonal bouquets designed by us and nestled in a vase. Interested customers purchase a share (aka “subscription” or “membership”) and in return receive a design of seasonal flowers each month throughout the growing season. This arrangement is beneficial to both the farmer and consumer.
Advantages for the farmers:
Get to spend time marketing flowers early in the year, before the 16-hour days in the field begin.
Receive payment in the early season, which helps the farm's cash flow.
Have an opportunity to build relationships with the people that love the flowers they grow.
Advantages for the members:
You receive the cream of the crop of our ultra-fresh flowers.
Your bouquets are created first before flowers go to market.
You're the first to experience new species of flowers grown on the farm.
You can visit the farm to learn how flowers are grown.
You can develop a relationship with the flower farmer that grows your blooms.
You can experience the uplifting power of flowers on your mood throught the season.
Until next time, keep spreading joy!