Give them a little something from a local spot.
This Valentine’s Day, it might be a good idea to keep celebrations and gestures low-key and tight knit. Genuine gestures are bound to be appreciated after the year we just had. Our Valentine’s gift roundup highlights curated, personalized gifts that let them know you care.
Fine-tuned to meet the facial hair and skin care needs of Black men, Golden Grooming Co. is a great place to keep him looking sharp for that Zoom date by the fireplace at prices that aren’t murderous. Grab the four-piece Boss Beard Bundle for just $31.49.
Honestly, this one’s just super cute and themed for Black love. If you’re lucky enough to have someone to quarantine with, or even if you want to be reminded of the love you have for your own bad, Black self, the message is multi-seasonal.
For the Love of Sugar is a gourmet Detroit bakery located in Midtown. You can order online and the most popular gift option, by far, are the assorted macarons – it says so on the website. They’re available in flavors like Crème Brûlée, Fruity Pebbles and Nutella. Pricing for custom or gift requests is determined per order.
100 Erskine St., Detroit
Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean everyone wants their house to smell like a dispensary. Any gift for someone who partakes should include a smoke killer candle or wax tart pack from Beamer, the largest online 420 accessory shop that was born and launched right here in Detroit. “A friend” recommends the Blueberry Pie scent. Get the candle and wax drop bundle for $21.36.
Trendy Midtown retailer City Bird is offering a variety of adorable mini gift boxes that are cutely customized to you or your loved one’s personality. Shopping for a garden bug, coffee lover or baking fiend? City Bird has you covered. Prices range from $39 to $79.
460 W. Canfield St., Detroit
Give a thoughtful gift and uplift the community all at once by supporting Bags to Butterflies this Valentine’s Day. Each unique, handmade wooden bag, trinket or accessory sold helps the Detroit-based social enterprise provide assistance and occupation for formerly incarcerated women returning to society.
Reservations at The Whitney are out this year, but you can still set a romantic or loving mood at home by ordering either the Big Night In ($179) or Tea for Two ($79) experiences and choosing between a dainty tea date or an extravagant cooking experience – or maybe both!