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    28 Valentine's Day Gifts From Small Businesses Worth Ordering Right Away

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    1. A Schitty Valentine's Day card for the person you'd binge-watch Schitt's Creek with over and over and over again.

    schitt's creek card that says "I'm trying very hard not to connect with people right now, so here is this Valentine's Day card" with David Rose on the top and three hearts
    Untamed Ego Shop / Etsy

    Btw, the card's by a small business based in Ventura, California!

    Get it from Untamed Egos on Etsy for $6.50.

    2. OR, an illustrated card to reveal your innermost (hilarious) thoughts.

    card that says, "I just want to touch your butt all the time" with an animated drawing of a person touching another person's boot-ay

    BTW, this is made by a card brand based in San Diego, California!

    Get it from YeaOhGreetings on Etsy for $4.50.

    3. Luxury champagne to pop bottles with the person who makes you feel the bubbliest inside — and to pay 'em back for all the times they treated you to a good drink and perfect company.

    Bublé Champagne / Instagram / Via

    This brand is Black woman-owned and based in Chicago. BTW, The sparkling wine has the aromas of fresh yellow apple, Asian pear, and citrus flower. Its bubbles help to surface the fruity flavors and that finish? A zesty, crispy lemon — that isn't too sharp to the taste. The brand shared that it's meant to be an everyday wine. Also, heads up: Delivery requires the signature of an adult who is 21 years or older so order accordingly.

    Get two bottles from Bublé for $108.99 (two-bottle minimum; PayPal payment available).

    4. A set of positive affirmation cards — because Valentine's Day will be the perfect chance to remind bae (and ahem, yourself!) that self-love is still the best love 🥰.

    the cards laying flat beside the card box
    Paper Therapy

    Btw, this brand is Black- and queer-owned! These cool cards are inspired by the sticky notes that the co-founder, Aaron Ni’jai Johnson Jr., would post in their space to remember the affirmations they picked up in therapy. The deck features cards with affirmative messages like "My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite" and gentle directives like "Stop, drink a glass of water, and give yourself a hug." INTO IT! INTO IT! INTO IT!

    Get a pack of 52 cards from Paper Therapy for $24.99.

    5. A unisex candle to get the vibes right on Valentine's Day and beyond! Treat your boo's space to the scent of a Black Tux (which I have to assume smells sexy AF because that's the rules), Spa Day, Cashmere, and more!

    Instagram / Hyde & Park Co. / Via, Instagram / Hyde & Park Co. / Via

    BTW, this is a Black-owned company based in Chicago, Illinois, that makes candles with scents meant to be masculine and/or androgynous.

    Get the Black Tux candle from Hyde And Park Co. for $22.

    6. A drawing-inspired necklace of one of their kid's ACTUAL FACTUAL artwork that just may ~draw~ tears of joy because it'll be too sweet for words. 😭😭😭

    five different necklaces with the original kids' drawing right beside it. Two are gold and three are rose gold. Three are family drawings and two are drawings of animals.
    Caitlyn Minimalist / Etsy

    BTW, this special gift is by the brand Caitlyn Minimalist, which is owned by a woman of Asian descent.

    Promising review: "I just love my necklace!! Marley is my first grandchild and this is her first drawing of me!! I will treasure it forever!" —Lisa Zurbriggen

    Get it from Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy for $29.62+ (available in three finishes and chain lengths from 14" to 22"; free shipping) or Amazon for $34.62 (free shipping).

    7. A tiny library-inspired change purse for the reader who's stolen your heart but also likes to steal away time for a really great book. This thing won't take up much space in their pocket or bag but it'll take up a TON of space in their nostalgic heart because it's just way too friggin' cute.


    BTW, it's by a brand based in New York that makes literature-themed apparel and other goods.

    BY THE FREAKIN' WAY, one reviewer takes this pouch with her to book signings and has her fave authors sign and date each slot which is FREAKIN' genius. It'll turn your throwback change purse into a really beautiful keepsake. And in case you're not an avid reader but know someone who is, this will also make a gift for them that they'll always, always treasure. Take it from this bookworm.

    Get it from Out of Print on Amazon for $12 (available in 30 book-inspired styles).

    8. Vegan condoms — a practical gift for you and your partner — for anyone planning to seal Valentine's Day with a kiss and much more. Safely, of course.

    blue box of condoms with two packages sticking out
    B Condoms

    These condoms aren't just vegan, baby. They're also all-natural, gluten-free, and owned by a Black-owned business based in Atlanta, Georgia, called B Condoms! Additionally, the brand partners with non-profits, donates thousands of condoms, and works to reduce STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and human trafficking in the Black community.

    Promising review: "My partner and I were having problems with picking a condom that both of us liked. We started with the big name brands and then I saw your company. We gave it a shot and now we finally have a condom brand that we both agree on. Thank you." —Khalica

    Get a 10-pack from B Condoms on Amazon for $9.99 or directly from the brand's site for $9, where you'll also find a ton of different condom styles.

    9. A curvy candle to appeal to their affinity for the female anatomy, home decor, and having a warm flame around for ambiance.

    Secret Scents of Ella

    Btw, this is a Black woman-owned brand based in New York and these candles are its special Valentine's Day "Enchanted" collection which offers three colors: Eden, Mystique, and Fairy Dust.

    Get it from Secret Scents of Ella for $39.

    10. A coffee cozy with a sweet lil' heart on it that your sweetheart will adore keeping within fingertips' reach on a warm cup of joe.

    a white disposable coffee cup with a gray knitted sleeve that has a light pink heart in the center
    Nandy's Nook / Etsy

    It's by a small business that handcrafts these pretty cozies in Georgia.

    Get it from Nandy's Nook on Amazon for $12 (free shipping; also available in mint, coral, and red) or the official Valentine's Day gift set from Nandy's Nook on Etsy for $23.

    11. And! Red Bay coffee beans set so they have something especially rich and taste to pour into that mug with the cute coffee cozy., Amazon

    The set comes with three 12-ounce packs of their bestselling coffee beans including Coltrane, Motherland, and King's Prize. They're all made in small batches in Oakland, California but originate in a variety of places across the globe including Ethiopia, Burundi, Columbia, and Sumatra.

    Also, Red Bay Coffee is Black-owned. The brand intentionally works toward diversifying the coffee industry by creating opportunities for people of color, folks who were formerly incarcerated, women, and people with disabilities.

    Get them from Red Bay Coffee on Amazon for $56.99 (originally $56.99; free Prime one-day shipping).

    12. Shea butter foaming bath bombs that'll be perfect for taking a nice, chillaxing moment for themselves in the tub.

    a pink bath bomb with potpourri around it
    Lilac Suds

    The bath bomb is vegan, cruelty-free, and by a Latinx- and woman-owned brand based in Astoria, New York.

    Promising review: "The rose scent is gorgeously perfumey and floral without being overwhelming. I could smell it on my skin all night after my bath and it was so relaxing. It also felt so nice on my skin — moisturizing without being oily or heavy." —Rhi

    Get it from Lila Suds for $7.50.

    13. An E Marie blanket set so your cuddle-partner can keep warm and comfy even when they aren't booed up with you. It'll come with the rib-knit blanket and eye mask. Oh, what's that I hear? Relaxation calling? Brb.


    The blanket set will also come in a travel bag so you can take this baby in the car with you or wherever else. It'll be a super clutch grab for any socially distanced tailgating or drive-in events you attend during the holiday season. BTW, E Marie is a Black- and woman-owned business and it made Oprah's 2020 Favorite Things list! Yesss!

    Get it from E Marie Travel on Amazon for $88 (available in 11 colors; free shipping).

    ALSO, peep more small businesses that made Oprah's Favorite Things List here!

    14. A stunning flower arrangement to add color and brightness to their space the way they do for your heart.

    model's hand holding an arrangement with pink roses, sunflowers, and more
    Planting With P

    It's from a Black woman-owned and Brooklyn-based brand! BTW, I can't NOT let you know that this brand also offers a subscription box so you can geek out on green things every single month. Go ahead. Give into the obsession.

    Get a custom floral arrangement from Planting With P for $50 (available wrapped or with glass vases in sizes small or large) OR the subscription box for $30.

    15. A personalized cheeseboard — in wood or slate, if you really wanna be fancy-schmancy — to show your kitchen partner-in-crime just how ~grate~ it is when you two cook and eat together.

    Dust And Things / Amazon

    The boards are made by a small business based in the UK!

    Get it from Dust And Things on Amazon for $34.98.

    16. A Chanel coffee table book for the person in your life who loves fashion (but not as much as you, ofc... I think?) and reserves a special place in their heart for Coco Chanel.

    the Chanel book by Danièle Bott

    And I'm not saying the gift will be even doper with a Chanel fragrance added but I'm not NOT saying that either.

    BTW, this book is sold at Bookshop, which will donate 10% of your purchase to local bookstores. You even get to choose which bookstore, as long as they have a curated shop on the site. Yes, even if you buy books in the Bookshop marketplace that aren't from *that* shop. There are over 920 mom-and-pop bookstores on the platform and so far, the brand has distributed about $7.4 million back to those stores and more than 1,000 others, helping many of them stay afloat during the pandemic. You might also be happy to know that of its top 10 selling stores, just one (Indiebound, also a collective of small stores) isn't BIPOC-owned. Woot!

    Get it from Bookshop for $36.80 (originally $40) and the Coco Chanel fragrance from Nordstrom for $80+ (free shipping and free in-store or curbside pickup available).

    17. Personalized name earrings with a minimalist design that'll still stand out when you wear 'em so they'll be the perfect accessories for everyday wear.

    Caitlyn Minimalist / Etsy

    Caitlyn Minimalist is a brand owned by a woman of Asian descent based in California.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my handmade earrings. My name 'Renee' looks great. The font is perfect. Love having a piece of jewelry that was personalized and made to order. The price was very reasonable and received in a timely manner." —Renee

    Get the personalized earrings from Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy for $19.87 (originally $26.50; available in three metal finishes).

    18. A customizable picture frame (of course, you'll wanna toss in your favorite pic of you two) to remind your sibling or bestie that love and good memories truly have no distance.

    a rectangular wooden picture frame with the names "Emily and Steph" at the top and a message on the bottom saying, "A good friend knows your stories. A best friend has lived them with you."
    Dust And Things

    Because, of course, Valentine's Day is for celebrating romantic and platonic love, right? Also, the frame's by a small business based in the UK!

    Get it from Dust And Things on Amazon Handmade for $24.99 OR from Dust and Things on Etsy for $24.49 (originally $32.65).

    19. A blingy hair clip to remind 'em what a magical star they truly are (and ofc, how much you ADORE their hair).

    Fibs and Fables

    Fibs and Fables is a Black woman-owned shop based in DC. The brand is inspired by mythology and fables. Its mission is to bring more inclusivity to the hair space in the beauty industry.

    Get the Magic clip from Fibs and Fables for $10 each (originally $16; available in two colors), the Star clip for $10 (originally $20), and shop the whole sale section because it's full of way more goodies.

    20. A wallet-sized love note — so whenever they want to be reminded of just how sweet you are on them, they'll have a message from you that's ~on the money~ (and right next to their money, LOL).

    a black metal credit-card-sized note that says, "When I tell you I love you, I don't say it out of habit. I say it to remind you that you are the best thing that ever happened to me. I love you!"
    Red Dot Laser Engraving / Etsy

    It's by a small business based in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

    Get it from Red Dot Laser Engraving on Amazon Handmade for $14.97 or from the Red Dot Laser Engraving shop on Etsy for $14.99.

    21. An EKG love necklace to gift the one who makes your heart beat just a little faster and makes life just a ton happier.

    Beginning Boutique, Code Blue / Etsy

    The necklace is made by a boutique owned by a woman of color.

    Get it from Code Blue Jewelry on Etsy for $41.99 (available in three metal finishes).

    22. A precious loose leaf bundle for the tea-sipper in your life who keeps your love brewing on the regular.

    the tea bundle with a clear kettle of tea, whole lemons, three bags of tea, a bowl with loose tea in it, a steeper, and a mug
    Teas With Meaning

    This set comes with a ceramic handcrafted "Magic" mug, an organic handcrafted custom Teas With Meaning candle made with tea leaves from the brand, brew bags, a coaster, and three different tea blends. The blends are Splendid (mildly caffeinated), Grandma's Flowers (a fruit blend), and TriniTea (a custom blend). BTW, it's all from a small, Black woman-owned business based in Oakland, California!

    Get the tea bundle from Teas With Meaning for $85 (originally $135).

    23. Pink daisy socks to adorn their feet and give 'em flowers from you that'll last longer than a week in their home.

    Beginning Boutique

    These are by Beginning Boutique, a woman-owned business!

    Get them from Beginning Boutique for $10.99.

    24. The most adorable friggin' guitar pick EVER that'll def be just the thing for your musician bae who can barely separate themselves from those strings OR who hasn't touched a guitar in a while and needs some thoughtful motivation.

    a white guitar pick that has "I pick you forever" engraved on it. Get it? I PICK you? So sweet!
    Beach Cove Jewelry / Etsy

    Get it from Beach Cove Jewelry on Etsy for $39.99 or the pick and case for $51.99.

    25. A super sultry lingerie set made of sheer floral lace to really turn up their stay-at-home lewk on Valentine's Day 😏 — and beyond.

    Igor Star

    It's by a brand that's Black woman-owned!

    Get it from Love, Vera in straight sizes for $29.99 (sizes S/M) and plus sizes for $29.99 (sizes 1X/2X, 3X/4X).

    26. Revitalizing foot oil that'll def be one sweet way (paired with a foot rub, ofc) to thank your Valentine for walking into your life.

    the bottle of foot oil with a pumice stone and white washcloth in a wash bucket
    Naturally London

    It's made with neroli to aid with bacteria, inflammation, and pain relief plus nettle which is meant for pain relief and clearing up skin conditions like eczema. Btw, this foot oil is vegan and from a Black-owned small business based in Maryland called Naturally London. It's sold on BLK + GRN — a marketplace brimming with Black artisans to check into. Treat yo' self!

    Get it from Naturally London on BLK + GRN for $32 or directly from Naturally London for $32.

    27. Chic minimalist chevron earrings just simple yet elegant enough to make the recipient fall in love and want to wear them daily.

    A model wearing one of the stud earrings in the gold finish. It wraps slightly around the back your earlobe and forms a point about where your piercing is, so it's a stud that looks like a cuff

    These gorgeous earrings are made by a woman-owned brand that's based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

    BuzzFeed Shopping writer Mal Mower owns and loves these. Peep what she has to say about these beauties ahead:

    "I love wearing statement pieces but almost never wear earrings — I don't like the feeling of having something dangle off my ear. I got these because I wanted a striking pair of earrings that I could throw on and keep on at all times. These work with headphones on, they're comfortable while sleeping, and they add a smart detail to every outfit I own. I absolutely love them."

    Get them from the Emanuala shop on Amazon Handmade for $49 (available in five finishes; free shipping).

    28. An asymmetrical tuxedo dress you could pair with a witty love note reading, "I think this'll ~suit~ you just perfect for our Valentine's Day date." (Hey, I gave you the note so you could at least drum up something safe and fun they can wear this for. Figure it out, lover! 🤷🏿‍♀️)

    model wearing a thigh-length dress with a tuxedo style on one side including one long sleeve and a spaghetti strap on the other side. tuxedo-style buttons travel down one side also.

    BTW, this dress is by a Black woman-owned brand based in Seattle, Washington!

    Get it from 4twenty4 for $45 (available in women's sizes 4–8).

    29. OR this stunning hot pink maxi dress for the fashionistas who live for a bright look for V-day. (Psst... if this pink color had you at "hello," then take this opp to remember you can totally treat yourself to a Valentine's Day gift.)

    model wearing a pink maxi dress in a silky material with a sheen. It's got long bell sleeves with matching pink buttons along the cuffs, a V-neckline, a self-tie waist belt, and two slits in the front
    Keer Orr

    The dress is by a Black woman-owned business based in Houston, TX. Also, HEAR (ok, read!) ME WELL 🗣️: YOU CAN ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY DRESS UP FOR VALENTINE'S DAY IN THE LIVING ROOM THIS YEAR. YOU DESERVE.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $48 (available in sizes S-L).

    30. A BREAD Beauty Supply box that'll be a sure-fire way to profess your love to both bae and their glorious crown of curls.

    a white scrunchie, two pouches of hair product, and one transparent tote bag to carry it all
    BREAD Beauty Supply

    I have 4C natural hair and you need to know two things: 1) You can never go wrong with gifting hair products to someone with natural hair because we spend so much money on our hair anyway that you're helping us save on a few months' worth of spending. 2) Welp, I love this Black- and woman-owned brand's hair products SO SO MUCH that I bought three new box sets — one for myself and two for my best friends. They're gonna FREAK and so will your love.

    The set comes with the creamy, milky shampoo, conditioner, and a gentle hair scrunchie.

    Get the mini-set from BREAD Beauty Supply for $24 or from Sephora for $24.

    31. A customizable cityscape ring to match the major city where you two met and/or fell in love. And... I... have another corny note you could add: "Because this is where we met... and because just like this ring, you've got me wrapped around your finger." 🤣🙈😭😻

    model wearing three rings which are shaped like the skylines of different cities. The one on the pointer finger has a Paris skyline.
    Caitlyn Minimalist / Etsy

    BTW, this special gift is by the brand Caitlyn Minimalist, which is owned by a woman of Asian descent.

    Promising review: "They were SO worth the wait!!! I had an unusual request for an Armenian landscape in addition to LA and NYC, and the quality of the rings is absolutely sublime! They worked step by step with me through the pains of delayed deliveries, with wonderful support. If I could give ten stars, I so would. Can’t wait to get a few more!" —Allyson Schiff

    Get it from Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy for $23.62+ (available in ring sizes 4 to 13, three metal finish options, and a variety of city landscape options).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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