Every year, we try to make our loved ones' Valentine's Day even more special by celebrating it with them.
If you're planning a romantic date with your loved one or a fun night with your friends on Valentine's Day, we've got tons of fantastically unique things you can do.
1. Grab flowers and gifts for your boo and friends
FARMGIRL FLOWERS (Ships nationwide) | Valentine's Day is the perfect time to send someone you love flowers. Get them flowers and remind them how special they are to you.
SAINT FLORA (local, Oakland) | Our studio manager, Caroline, recommended local florist Tosha Stimage of Saint Flora. She does beautiful sculptural and seasonal arrangements!
TALL & WIDE VASES (local Oakland pick-up or shipping) | Our Tall & Wide Vases are a beautiful way to showcase your floral arrangements! Grab a pair of Floral Shears too to get perfect cuts. Vases are available in Maple, Walnut, and Cherry.
2. Get Cozy Robes for V-Day Lounging
STATE THE LABEL (Ships Nationwide) | These robes are so cozy! If you prefer celebrating at home, watching Netflix and chilling, complete the day with these cozy flannel robes!
3. Match with your Fur Baby
LITTLE BEAST (Ships Nationwide) | My number one boo is Rover. Give your fur baby some extra love with this adorable Valentine's-inspired sweater, and get matching socks too!
4. Visit a Museum
OAKLAND MUSEUM | We love strolling museums and feeling inspired, which makes them the perfect date for friends or a romantic partner! Visit the hidden gem that is the Oakland Museum and see the new Edith Heath (of Heath Ceramics) exhibition and the renovated gardens.
5. Learn Something New Together!
SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP | Join us in learning how to carve! We are going to be hosting a spoon carving workshop on Feb. 12! Impress your date with this unique class. Learn how to carve your very own spoon and enjoy a stroll around the Brooklyn Basin after!
6. Our Favorite Outdoor Bar and Restaurant Date Spots in the Bay
FRIENDS AND FAMILY BAR (Low-key) | Go to our favorite bar + patio in Oakland! This low-key spot has both delicious food and craft cocktails. Our favorite part is they have a crayons for each table so you can doodle straight on the paper!
FISH AND BIRD (Fancy) | Prefer fancy dining? I recently visited Fish and Bird and was blown away! They have an amazing array of Izakaya and sushi dishes.
THE TOWN (Moderate) | Our assistant Stephanie loves this spot down in the Peninsula. Enjoy The Town's delicious meals and handcrafted cocktails with your valentine!
OUTERLANDS (Brunch) | Love the idea of brunch dates? This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Outer Sunset. Check out Outerlands the weekend of Valentine's and enjoy a lazy morning together!
FOREIGN CINEMA (Romantic) | Here's a cupid-approved date spot that you and your special someone can visit. Foreign Cinema also offers private dining that will surely make your day extra special!