The Valentine’s Day season is filled with heart-shaped chocolate boxes, fuzzy bears, and what feels like a never ending supply of red roses. Next thing you know, you’re standing in the Walgreens holiday aisle surrounded by a bunch of gifts that look exactly the same.
Although there’s no “right” way to show someone you love them, some ways are better than others. We wanted to put together a gift guide to offer some inspiration for some unique ways to show someone you care this Valentine’s Day.
Relaxing Massage at Massage Studio
Nothing is better than giving your partner some well-deserved “me time.” Massage Studio gift cards are the perfect stress-free gift to help your partner unwind and recharge.
Featuring aromatherapy, hot towels, and luxurious linens with every massage, each Massage Studio experience is one to remember. Massage Studio offers a variety of massage styles that can be personalized and enhanced with CBD oil or exfoliating scrubs. Whether your partner is looking to relieve muscle tension or enjoy some peaceful relaxation, Massage Studio is the perfect Valentine’s Day retreat.
Dinner at Oak & Stone
While there’s nothing wrong with a fancy dinner, let’s be honest—we’d all much rather have pizza, wings, and craft beer. Oak & Stone is ready to make your Valentine’s Day special whether you’re dining in (with safe and clean protocols in place) or picking up an online order to take home.
The Oak & Stone menu features delicious appetizers and entrees as well as the option to build-your-own pizza. The restaurant also features an awesome assortment of craft beers that can be poured by the ounce from their famous beer wall. It’s the perfect place to grab a bite and enjoy Downtown St. Pete for a romantic evening stroll.
A Day at The James Museum
Step into The James Museum with your loved one in hand, and get ready to experience a beautiful collection of Western and Wildlife art. Whether you have experienced the wonders of the West in-person or through film, The James Museum has something for everyone to learn and experience. The 26,000 square feet of gallery space transports you to a world away from Central Ave. and into your own personal adventure.
Now on view through Valentine’s Day is Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo, along with the museum’s incredible permanent collections. The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm and general admission tickets are $20.
Drinks at 82° West Distilling
Create a romantic happy hour outing at home with delicious hand-crafted rums from 82° West Distilling. All rums are crafted in Seminole Heights and provide a variety of naturally-infused flavors to sip and enjoy.
With flavors that are tasty and easy to combine, becoming an at-home bartender has never been easier. Flavors range from coffee to blueberry, but our personal favorite is Cabana Boy, a pineapple flavored rum that tastes exactly like a tropical vacation. Place an online order and get ready to cuddle up with your crush while drinking a delicious glass of 82° West rum!
Shopping at The Shops at Wiregrass
Looking to treat your special person to a shopping spree and a delicious dinner? We know the perfect place. The Shops at Wiregrass features all of your favorite stores, like Macy’s and Pandora, making it easy to find the best Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one -and maybe a little something for you too.
Finish the day by grabbing a bite at one of the many amazing dining options The Shops at Wiregrass have to offer. With restaurants featuring everything from American to Japanese cuisine, you’ll be able to satisfy every craving.
Support Local Businesses with the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership
The St. Pete Downtown Partnership is the perfect place to find gift cards for many of St. Pete’s local businesses. They work to strengthen and diversify the local economy to help small business owners thrive. At the start of COVID-19, SPDP created a central hub of local gift card options on their website to help connect you with small businesses in the St. Pete community. This gift card mall makes it simple to find the perfect gift for your partner while getting to know Downtown’s local businesses and what they have to offer.
We hope this gift guide helped inspire some new and unique ways to show your special someone how much you care. When in doubt, there’s always the Pyper, Inc. way to celebrate Valentine’s Day—with a glass of champagne!