There seems to be two opinions on Valentine’s Day: you love it or you hate it. But whether you like it or not, its happening haha.
We have a huge passion for shopping local and supporting small businesses. We would eat at a family owned restaurant than at a chain, we would rather buy home-made candles than go to the mall and we like to partner with trades who also live by this. Over the next few months, you will see us talking lots about shopping local and we want to kick that off with our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.
For the business man always on the go: Valentine’s Day
A shirt and tie from Gentleman III Men’s Wear
Gentleman III is a locally owned menswear store in downtown Lethbridge. They carry high quality formal and casual clothing and accessories for men. This local company has been around for almost 50 years and continues to make an impact in our community. Not quite sure what to buy? Why not get him a gift card!
Take a peak here.
For the man who has it all:
A pampering haircut and hot shave from Union Barbershop
Union Barbershop is a small local men’s and women’s hair salon with the coolest team and the cutest shop dog around! Union has been around in Lethbridge for a while under Bad Apple, with a great team who combined salon and spa for Ladies AND for Gentlemen.
Schedule an appointment here.
For the woman who makes a statement:
A cute top, shoes, and accessories from Splurge
We love Splurge! From clothing, to shoes, to cards baby items, Splurge is a great go to for any woman looking to look good and feel good. They carry all kinds of accessories and even some decor. Pro Tip: Make sure to take a peak in the basement, you will find some lesser known goodies down there!
Shop the looks here.
For the boss woman who is hard to buy for:
Literally anything for Silla Designs
Silla started at the farmers market, moved to in a little shop in downtown Lethbridge and has now moved into a huge beautiful new (old) space. It is our go to place for fun knick knacks, Matt and Nat bags, and tonnes of giftware. Once you go in there you are bond to find something that your sweetheart will like, and maybe a ilttle something for your self too.
Check them out here.
For the adventurous couple:
Axe throwing at True North
If you’re looking for a good time and want a little danger in your lives then axe throwing is for you! True North is fairly new to Lethbridge. It’s the perfect spot if you need to let of some steam, laugh uncontrollably at your significant other’s ability to hit a target or
Book your adventure here.
For the couple who loves to try new things:
A cooking class at Umami
Umami is a local grocery, quick food shop and a place to gather recipes and cooking skills. They provide Lethbridge with a taste of the world with Indian, Korean, Mexican plus many other styles of food. The pantry boasts dry good from all over as well as a selection of local seasonal vegetables. They are offering a special Valentines day cooking class for couples!! Make sure to sign up and make your own romanic and dinner for two!
Valentine’s Day Couples Workshop
Tacos and Sushi Japaneiro Style
Wed February 14 | 6:30 pm | $199 per couple
Reserve your spot here.
Let us know in the comments who are some of your favourite local businesses!