East Bay Valentine’s Day Gift Guide


Shop Local. Love Local. Looking for that perfect (albeit last minute!) Valentine’s Day gift? Check out my inaugural East Bay Valentine’s Gift Guide to find something special, while supporting some of our amazing local businesses, too!


01. Earrings. Mini Peacock Pink Pearl and Rose Quartz Chandeliers by Berkeley’s Viv & Ingrid

02. Necklace. Celebrate Valentine’s everyday by wearing this nonstop. By Marisa Mason at Telegraph Alley.

03. Bath Seltzer. The East Bay’s Body Time has been bringing us fabulous products since 1970. 

04. Flowers. Go contemporary with this chic bouquet from Oakland’s Apple Blossom Florist

05. Chocolate. Seriously, why have we not heard more about this? Named the Berkeley Bar, this Coracao Confections masterpiece has our attention. 

06. Cupcakes. Indulge and give to an important cause. We the Minis donates 5% of proceeds to the Hamilton Family Center. Read my exclusive interview with owner, Wenter Shyu to learn more.

07. Lip Tint. A moisturizing Rose lip butter, found at Dandelion Post.


  • Madeleine

    Wow, i want them all!

  • Kestrel

    Maybe by next Valentine’s Day I’ll have someone to give one of these things to… or receive them from 😉

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