Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year. Restaurants won’t be packed to the brim with lovey-dovey couples celebrating their love. You may not need to think about making reservations weeks in advance to score a table. More than likely you’ll be either cooking your Valentine’s meal together or ordering in to celebrate.
One more way that Valentine’s Day will be different this year is the gifts. This year, the married, engaged, dating, or hope-to-be-dating won’t be flocking to the malls in hopes of finding that perfect gift to express their love to their significant other. But, with this change comes some good news. You don’t have to spend hours scouring the shelves of Big Box Stores trying to find something new and unique. I mean, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of wherever you are right now to find the perfect gift.
For Valentine’s Day in 2021 embrace the changes that COVID has brought us. Shop Locorum is a one-stop-shop where you can find all of your favourite local brands under one virtual roof. You can shop from home and find that perfect, unique, hand-crafted, made-with-love gift for the one that you cherish.
Gifts For Him
It can be difficult to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for men. In big box stores, there are dedicated aisles with shelves that are filled to the brim with bright red and pink hearts and flowers but all you’ll find there in the way of “gifts” is mass-produced candies, stuffed animals that will collect dust on shelves, and random gifts that are supposed to be “romantic”. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to show the man you love just how much you care, take a look at these incredible gifts from local businesses. Forget generic and mass-produced and instead support local!
This Stylish Leather Laptop Bag
This leather messenger bag has separate, padded laptop and tablet compartments that keep electronics safe and secure. It also has practical pockets to keep yourself organized and everything you need most within reach. It also features the latest RFID wave blocking technology, making it perfect for travelling. It keeps your data and cards safe. This high-quality product and sleek, classic design will last the special man in your life for years and years to come. Get it here.
This Gold-Plated Razor That Will Make Him Feel Like A King
Treat the man you love to the kind of shave that will make him feel like a damn king every single morning. This razor has a combination of a straight bar and an adjustable blade. It’s the best of both worlds: vintage and modern. It’s plated in 14K gold, making the morning ritual of shaving a luxurious experience. Get it here. Don’t forget to add in a box of Double-Edge Safety Razor Blades.
These Essential Whiskey Stones
Forget diluting your delicious cocktails and spirits with ice. Whisky stones are meant to be frozen and then you simply pop them into your drink in replacement of ice cubes. The whiskey stones keep your drink cold without diluting it like ice does as it melts. These specially made stones don’t add any flavour or odour to your drink. Get it here.
This Must-Have Cooler For Canadian Adventures
If the love of your life enjoys beaches, backyard barbecues, cottaging, or camping, then this cooler is an absolute must-have. It’s made with the highest quality materials so that it lasts a lifetime. It comes with a rack for dry goods, a divider so that you can keep beer and meats separate, and it even has a light that turns on when you open the lid so that the adventuring can go late into the night while still being able to fish out the right beer for the moment. This cooler is made to be DURABLE and keeps your beer ice cold for 3-5 days. This isn’t just your off-the-shelf generic cooler. Get it here.
This Classic Anchor Snapback
We’ve all been jumping on more and more Zoom calls at work and google hangouts with friends lately and with a lack of access to a barber, for some of us, the unruly hair is getting to be too much. Luckily, a stylish hat can cover a multitude of sins. This classic snapback hat has the Illbury and Goose anchor and maple leaf we’ve all come to know and love. It’s high quality and is made to last. Plus, it’s adjustable for the perfect fit. It’s a great way to say “I love you, and stop turning off the camera on those video calls because you’re too handsome to hide”. Get it here.
This Perfect Valentine’s Gift For Hot Sauce Lovers
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The Support Local Sauce Box is THE best gift for any hot sauce lover. Everything in this box has been carefully curated. It’s packed full of incredible local goodies. Check out everything in the box:
- A bottle of The Hot Sauce Co’s famous Habanero & Mango hot sauce
- A locally designed infographic recipe card featuring the hot sauce
- A 3pk of sauce-to-go: Habanero & Herb, Habanero & Mango, Habanero & Pickle
- A locally made leather holster to hold all of your sauces-to-go
- A 3pk of The Hot Sauce Co. Spicy, heart-shaped gummies
- A Jar of the famous Dill Pickle Spears from Big D’s Sandwich Shack
- A coupon card for 15% off meals at Big D’s Sandwich Shack
- A coupon for 15% off The Hot Sauce Co. store
- A 3pk of locally designed The Hot Sauce Co original stickers
- A local business directory bookmark
This Headphone For Unparalleled Musical Experience
Have a true audiophile in your life? Does your SO dream of becoming a DJ? Give them the gift of an unparalleled musical experience at home. These headphones deliver exceptional clarity. From the lowest to the highest notes, they’re delivered right to you crisply and cleanly. The padded headband and ear pads make it extremely comfortable to wear for prolonged periods. The design makes it great for sound-isolation and is comfortable on the ears. Put on his favourite songs and he’ll re-discover them in a whole new way! Get it here.
This Complete Cannabis Skincare
Help your guy to de-stress and take care of his skin at the same time. There is Sativa oil and Sativa root extract in this cannabis-infused three-step cleansing process. This system is meant to help you nourish and protect your skin without chemical additives. Get it here.
This Fresh Take On A Classic Cologne
Cologne is a great Valentine’s gift because it’s not only a gift for them but also for you. This cologne gives a fresh update to a classic scent. With subtle base notes of sandalwood, tonka, and cedar woods, surprising middle notes of herbal lavender, thyme, and jasmine mixed with pineapple and melon. To top it off, it has finishing notes of lemon and bergamot. It’s modern and classic at the same time. Get it here.
This Stylish Pair Of Sunglasses That Protects An Acre Of Rainforest
These sleek and stylish sunglasses have polarized lenses with UV400 protection. They’re made from bamboo, which is a renewable resource and also is incredibly strong and tensile, which means that they’re made to last. The company 2050 protects an acre of the rainforest with every purchase made, which makes not only a gift for your S.O but also a gift for the planet. Get it here.
Gifts For Her
This year for Valentine’s Day give the woman you love a beautiful and unique gift that can’t be found in a generic shopping mall. Forget the over-priced roses and the heart-shaped boxes of factory-made chocolates. Instead, think hand-crafted artisan products that are thoughtful and far from generic. You can support local while also expressing your love to the woman in your life.
This Stunning Pair Of Lovers Earrings
These gold plated earrings have two beautiful pink morganite beads that are embraced by stunning gold crescent moons. If your significant other has sensitive ears, you can opt for the gold hooks. Get it here. These earrings are beautiful and delicate. Plus, there is this poem that HEN & Bear paired with them that you can read to that special woman in your life when you give her the earrings:
Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vex’d a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears:
What is it else? a madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
This Gift Of Self-Care
If the woman in your life is feeling a lot more stressed than usual (and who isn’t?) then give her the gift of self-care with this sharable 10 yoga class pass. It gives her 10 classes that she can either do all on her own or share to do with friends or family. She can destress from the comfort of her own home with virtual yoga classes led by incredible teachers from Evolation Yoga. Get it here.
This Gift Of Indulgence
This Vanilla Chai Bath Salt Soak makes for a truly indulgent bath experience. It hydrates the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and breaks down toxins under the surface. Plus, it smells divine. Pair it with this Vanilla Chai Sugar Scrub for a truly indulgent gift for your love. Get it here.
This Stunning Vintage Zodiac Bracelet
These stunning bracelets are made with 8mm regalite beads and feature a vintage brass astrological charm on them. Whether your significant other is a courageous and optimistic Aries or is a passionate Scorpio, she can show off her astrological sign proudly. Get it here.
This Beautiful Arrangement That Is So Much Better Than Roses
Roses are nice. They’re pretty. No woman is going to receive roses on Valentine’s day and be angry about it. We think just a dozen red roses might be a little bit too easy. Instead get them this beautiful English Garden Arrangement gives the gift of flowers in a fresh and thoughtful way. This arrangement says “you deserve something special and unique because you are special and unique.” Get it here.
This Necklace For The Goddess In Your Life
This stunning hand-strung necklace has a long, dainty brass chain as well as a thicker vintage brass chain to compliment the beautiful faceted apatite. It was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, warfare, strength, etc. Celebrate the goddess in your life with a necklace that is worthy of the name Athena and let her know exactly why she is the goddess of your heart. Get it here.
This Minimalist Bracelet That Protects An Acre Of The Rainforest
If the love of your life also happens to be passionate about doing right by Mother Nature, then give her a beautiful bracelet from 2050. 2050 has an incredible mission to help save the rainforest and conserve endangered species. With every purchase of one of their products, they protect one acre of rainforest. This bracelet would look perfect stacked with this one and this one. You’d be giving her three stunning pieces and protecting three acres of the rainforest while you do it. You really can’t beat a gift like that. Get it here.
This CO/ZY Pack of Candles For Every Mood
Candles are the perfect way to set a mood. That can be a sexy mood, a comfy and relaxed mood, and even, if the scent is right, a party mood. These candles are made with 100% soy wax and each candle burns for 30+ hours. Oh, and they smell so. damn. Good. Get it here.
This Coffee Subscription
If the love in your life is a boss lady who has busy mornings that start with a good cup of coffee, then this gift is perfect for her. Let her know how much you appreciate how hard she works by making sure her morning starts off right every day with a coffee subscription from Bumble Bean. You can customize the order! Every morning when she has that delicious start to her day, she’ll think of you. Get it here.
This Beautiful and Badass Ashes Necklace
This necklace was hand beaded with volcanic lava rock. Lava rocks come from when molten lava cools on the surface of the earth. In this necklace, it’s paired with a brass bar pendant and even comes with a little blend of essential oils which can be rubbed on the necklace! Get it here.