With January on its way out, Cupid’s arrow is officially pointing to Valentine’s Day on our calendars. If you’re looking for something special to treat a loved one, the kiddies, or your fav Galentine, we’ve rounded up some sweet stuff from all-northern shops!
And let’s not forget YOU on the list of people to love! To truly honour St. Valentine, we feel that self-love is the place to start.
As we explore the notion of self-love, we’ve come to realize that giving to ourselves first is the best way to give more to others. For two women with full calendars; focused on our families, careers, and day-to-day betterment, we’re learning that when our cup is full, we have the energy and inspiration to really be there for those we love most.
This year, we want to challenge you to prioritize yourself and then look to those around you. It can be as simple as taking time for a quiet bath, reading a new book, or going for a hike. When we care for ourselves, we can care for others.
And when we feel like the best versions of ourselves, we want to spread that love and give it to those around us. So as we lead up to Valentine’s Day, try to remember who’s number one!
To help with self-love and spreading the love we carefully curated and compiled a list of some of the sweetest, most thoughtful gifts from Northern shops that can be shipped anywhere. Support local and give to someone special or treat the most important Valentine in your life: you!
PLUS to help spread the love and encourage your to #shopnorthernsmall we are giving away a $30 Etsy gift card!! Head to our Facebook and Instagram pages to enter!!
Show Your Love with these Gift Options from Northern Shops
Give a Unique Card with HellaFreshDesigns
HellaFreshDesigns, located in Sudbury, creates unique cards for all occasions. “From sexy and flirty, to sweet and romantic”, this shop serves up cute, hilarious and absolutely off-side cards when the commercial variety just won’t cut it. Find the perfect Valentine’s message for a new relationship, the love of your life, your work “wife” and even your bestie.
From the shop: “My cards … [incorporate] my sarcastic and inappropriate sense of humor. Being a borderline OCD perfectionist, each card is VERY lovingly created, printed, inspected and packaged in the comfort of my home and pajamas.
Delivery: 2 – 5 business days, within Canada.
Double the Love by giving Jewelry and Art Combined with Art & Anne
Located in Sudbury, ON (use code LOCALPICKUP to save on shipping if you’re nearby), Art & Anne uses lightweight polymer clay to hand craft one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art. Inspired by nature and Northern Ontario, each piece is beautifully detailed and unique. A gift your Valentine will surely appreciate!
From the shop: “orders will be shipped via Canada Post within 1-5 days of placing your order (my order processing/making time).”
Give Wood (get your mind out of the gutter!) with Woodburning Galore
Northern shop Woodburning Galore creates unique handmade wooden gifts, burned by hand. Get your person a custom sign to commemorate a special day, like an anniversary or wedding day. They also carry items for the kitchen and closet! It’s a Valentine’s Day gift that can be enjoyed year round.
From the shop: “Wood items to add style and rustic charm to your space”.
Show Who Matters Most with Serendipity Sign Co
North Bay-based Serendipity Sign Co creates custom signs that can be the perfect gift for you and your loves ones. These rustic and reclaimed works will not only personalize your space but also showcase who matters most in your life, not just for Valentine’s Day but every day!
From the shop: Custom built and reclaimed home decor.
Delivery: ready to dispatch in 1-2 weeks
Make a Drawing extra Special with Sparked Up Studio
North Bay’s Sparked Up Studio will take the original artwork of your child, grandchild, niece or nephew and turn into a practical keepsake. Think laser cut birchwood magnets, keychains, necklaces, ornaments or even dog tags. You can even personalize with a sweet saying or message!
From the shop: Laser Cut, Wood Burned & Hand Painted Designs from your child’s art
Delivery: Ready for dispatch in 3-5 days, free delivery
Gift your Nature Lover with an Eco-friendly Tee from GratefulWorks
We love this Boreal Roots, Freshwater Soul t-shirt from Muskoka shop GratefulWorks. Perfect for your fellow tree-hugger, hiking enthusiast and northern-proud Valentine, this unisex style comes in a variety of colours and sizes run from small to 2XL.
From the Shop: “We are proud that all our t-shirt designs are professionally printed on soft and comfortable BELLA+CANVAS t-shirts. BELLA+CANVAS produces a high-quality garment that is incredibly soft and something you can wear for years to come. They are focused on ethical practices for the environment and the company’s working conditions. Each shirt production uses seven times less water than the industry average and dyes are only made from non-harmful chemicals. Solid colours are 100% combed and ring-spun cotton.”
Delivery: Please allow 7-15 business days for delivery in Canada.
Say ‘I love you’ in the Geekiest way with Ed Warwick’s custom Binary Art
Ed Warwick Fine Art is based out of Sault Ste. Marie, ON. If you’re looking to show your favourite “geek” you care, this binary print says it all, by code.
From the shop: This geek “I Love You print says it all, in fact you can scan the QR Code and the I Love You message appears on your smartphone or tablets screen. Gotta love the 8 bit red heart, the green binary code in the background reads “I Love You” over and over again. This makes the perfect gift for that favorite Geek, Nerd, special someone or that person that needs anything Geek!
Delivery: Ready to dispatch in 1 day with FREE shipping.
Get Sentimental with Muskoka Pillow Company
You can find something for everyone on your V-day list at Muskoka Pillow Company. Gifting you or the loves in your life with a custom pillow, place mat, table runner or apron will not only make their hearts day happier, but it will also give them a lasting reminder of your love that can be enjoyed long after the holiday.
From the shop: These handcrafted products are designed to enhance your everyday living space with a rustic flare, while remaining attractive and versatile. I use all natural cotton canvas in my products. All of the stencils and artwork are hand painted with acrylic fabric paint, or for more fine detail heat transfer vinyl is applied with a commercial heat press. All designs come in a variety of colors.
Delivery: Ready to dispatch in 3-5 business days with FREE shipping.
How are you feeling self-love and spreading the love this Valentine’s Day? Drop us a note, we’d love to hear from you!
And don’t forget to #shopnorthernsmall and enter to win a $30 Etsy gift card!! Head to our Facebook and Instagram to double your chances to win!!
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