Bolt PR Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 9, 2023

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is coming, so we have a gift guide for you. 

Now that we’ve got you swooning, let’s talk about how you can spread a little love through gift giving this heart-eye season. Whether you’re coupled up, hosting a Galentine’s Day party, pampering your furry friend or practicing self-love, our Bolt PR team has the ultimate list of consumer goods and special experiences that will top any bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates. With love for some client brands and a few other team favorites, we have you covered with everything from tasty treats to stunning tech gifts to grab just in time for Valentine's Day.

Send Love with Spirits

Give the gift of the refined flavors of perfect craft spirits. If you live in the Waco, Texas area, Balcones Distilling offers tastings and regularly held events to enjoy the bold flavors of Texas with your Valentine or Galentine. Try their award-winning Texas No. 1 Single Malt or the Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon with uncommon quality, complexity and character within a familiar bourbon taste profile. And if you’re not in the Lone Star state, you can still send the spirit of love by shopping at their online store

A lovely option for our Raleigh readers is Olde Raleigh Distillery, creators of one of the best bourbons in North Carolina, Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society. Within its 10,000 square-foot brick space, visitors can enjoy a tasting room, event space and bar in the heart of Downtown Zebulon. Make the day even more special by reserving a distillery tour and bourbon tasting. 

Enjoy a Night Out

When it comes to planning a Valentine's date night, the stakes are high and the pressure is on. Not to worry, we have a few unique places to book a night out with your loved one. For those local to the Pittsburgh or Minneapolis areas, Galley Group creates flavors and experiences that are meant to be shared through their upscale food hall experience. Serving as an accelerator for aspiring chefs, you can count on high-quality dining, featuring modern twists on favorite dishes and a wide range of signature cocktails, craft beer and wine for a fun-filled day or evening. And this Valentine’s Day, guests are invited to visit Federal Galley or Galley Bakery Square in Pittsburgh to experience Valentine’s Day inspired a la carte specials, such as a special charcuterie board at Salute or a short rib ragu, lobster ravioli, and heart-shaped pizza at Driven PGH. Or, amplify your weekend of love with steak dinner with Brussels sprouts and a slice of double chocolate cake at Bubba’s, shareable crab cake appetizer at City Fresh Pasta, or pork chops with mashed potatoes and house salad at Elevate.

For upscale, electric vibes, consider becoming a member at an Invited Clubs golf and country club. With locations across the country, from Orange County, California to Dallas, Texas, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Tampa, Florida, at Invited Clubs you can spend Valentine’s Day on the green for a little couples activity or indulge in fine dining. 

Pamper Yourself

An at-home spa day is what Valentine’s Day dreams are made of. Gather your best girlfriends, create a Pinterest-worthy charcuterie paired with your favorite bubbly, and set the tone for an entire evening of relaxation. When it comes to preparing with the right products, turn to MAVALA, the beauty staple throughout the world for over 60 years, offering high-quality products made with clean ingredients that stand the test of time. Create a full skincare station with anti-age serums, moisturizers and more, and get into the spirit with matching robes and zen time while wearing the MAVALA’s Pore Detox Purifying Mask that will leave your skin feeling velvety soft. Not only can you host a spa day, but skincare gifts are sure to be a hit. 

When it comes to pampering that starts from the inside, count on HECH’s suite of beauty supplements to nourish cells and keep skin moisturized and wrinkle-free. HECH’s Vegan Pro Collagen is an especially enticing option, as each ampoule is rich with plant-based collagen and 3,100 MG of amino acid building blocks, such as L-hydroxyproline, L-glycine, L-proline and L-lysine that provide a connective tissue superboost. It’s like having a superhero inside of each dose, ready to combat signs of aging swiftly and smoothly. 

Schedule a Staycation

The gift of “experience” is becoming a more popular option each year. If your loved one is feeling especially stressed, there are countless options available for a staycation that will instantly melt their worries away. The Nightfall Group is a luxury villa and concierge white-glove service provider that specializes in making guests feel on top of the world. Whether you want to pamper your partner by jet-setting to Europe, or gift them a massage complete with champagne inside of a mansion close to home, there is no end to the indulgence that can be enjoyed. 

If you live in or have been wanting to visit the Raleigh, NC area, a unique hotel such as the StateView Hotel, located right on NC State’s Centennial Campus, is an ideal spot to catch a Wolfpack basketball game for two and then dine and relax in the comfort of the nearby hotel. Plus, they are offering a special Valentine’s Day Promotion for guests to enjoy a percentage off their stay during the entire month of February.

Looking for a romantic Valentine’s dinner for two right in the heart of Raleigh’s Warehouse District? The Casso’s Good Day Good Night welcomes locals and travelers to enjoy a special three-course menu, featuring special dishes from savory lamb lollipops and short rib bourguignon to a sweet shared trio dessert. Check out the special menu and book your reservation!

And finally, this Valentine’s Day weekend, cozy up inside one of Unscripted Durham’s Igloos on the Patio for an all-inclusive dinner experience, available February 10 through February 12. Guests will be treated to a special winter wonderland dining experience with a Valentine’s-inspired menu for two –  a bottle of champagne included.

Indulge in Dessert

Go a step further than the box of chocolates with a dessert they will cherish. Desserts like Partake’s Gluten-Free and Vegan Cookies that are both delicious and good for your health will make your loved ones feel cared for in every possible way. With countless delicious options like birthday cake, chocolate chip, and lemon, it will be hard not to keep eating them, but the great part is that it’s okay not to stop! That’s the power of snacking smartly and deliciously. 

Also, consider treating your Valentine with a trip to Yogurtland for their Strawberries ‘N Cream froyo special that’s made for date night. The best part? You can order ahead to skip the line or enjoy a cozy night in with a delicious treat for two. With an assortment of other flavors, you can load on the toppings or keep it simple. It is always a good idea to let your Valentine be in charge of choosing what dessert to enjoy, and they will love you even more for it! 

Give the Gift of Tech

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again, it pays to be unique with your Valentine’s Day gifts. If your loved one tends to geek out over the latest technology, it might be a good idea to stick with that theme and find them some impressive gadgets they won’t be able to keep their hands off of. For the highest quality smartphone, smartwatch, tablets and headphones, you don’t want to miss what your local Verizon Victra store has to offer. They are never short on incredible devices like the red iPhone 14 that will simply melt your loved one’s heart and also make them think of you every time they pick it up.

When it comes to gaming accessories that are flaming hot, BenQ’s impressive lineup of monitors can’t be missed. Your Valentine’s jaw will drop to the floor upon seeing the sleek, curved design and immersive HDRi display that will make all of the biggest games releasing in 2023 jump off the screen. Not to mention it will be the perfect cosmetic upgrade for wherever they enjoy gaming most. 

Also, don’t forget to check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Tech Lovers if you really want to WOW your partner with some unique and fun gifts that are also the most innovative in mechanics and design. 

Show Your Fur Baby Some Love

Many of us will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with the most precious Valentine of all – our fur babies! They show love to us all year long, so it’s time to love them back with some tail-wagging products from Pawtree. From lovable toys, delicious food that’s packed with all the real stuff, and countless health and wellness products, Pawtree is all about giving life and longevity to your furry buddies. Paws-up to puppy love that comes in all shapes and sizes!

At Bolt PR, our PR, digital marketing and content development experts have a knack for making consumers fall in love with irresistible products and services that are worthy of the spotlight. With decades of experience creating electrifying strategies for industries such as consumer technology, femtech, health and wellness, food and beverage, hospitality, and much more, it’s time to partner with the team that has a track record of driving results and charging impact. 

Let’s talk about how we can get your brand in front of your target audience today. 

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