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    5 Last-Minute Valentine Gifts from the City of Brotherly Love

    Valentines is just days away, and the clock is ticking on finding that perfect gift to let a loved one know you’re thinking about them.

    Why not treat your loved ones to a unique and thoughtful gift made in Philly? Buying locally made gifts is sustainable and supports local businesses. This Valentines Day, we have a few local ideas for you.

    5 Locally Made Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Philadelphia Flower Show 2014 Art Museum

    1. Philadelphia Flower Show Tickets

    Coming up from March 13th-17th, the Flower Show allows you to spend an unforgettable time together instead of a gift-turned-clutter. Upgrade to show your loved one the VIP experience with a guided tour. (Just think of the Instagram opportunities…)

    4th Street Cookies
    Photo: Famous 4th St Cookie Company
    1. DIY basket from Reading Terminal Market

    Beat the cold with an indoor picnic in the comfort of your home, (bonus points if a blanket fort is involved) and pack the picnic with an assortment of goodies from Reading Terminal. Pro tip: Make sure to include freshly baked cookies from Famous 4th Street Cookie Company.

    Copper Mug United by Blue
    Photo: United By Blue
    1. Coordinates Copper Mug from United By Blue

    A cute, durable, and functional gift engraved with the coordinates of Philadelphia, you can feel good about your purchase because United By Blue will remove one pound of trash from waterways for your purchase. Two-gifts-in-one mean a gift for your Valentine and Philly’s waterways.

    Harvest Foods
    Photo: Harvest Local Foods
    1. Home-cooked meal from Harvest Local Foods

    Get brownie points for being thoughtful by cooking with fresh, local ingredients and spending time together! Harvest Local Foods is a small, Philadelphia-based company that partners with over 60 area farmers and artisans to provide high-quality organic produce, fresh baked bread, artisan cheeses, grass-fed beef and more, Orders can be picked up at their “micro-market” or delivered right to your home.

    WonderPHL World
    Photo: Philadelphia Independents

     

    5.WonderPHL World Coloring Book from Philadelphia Independents

    If you think coloring books aren’t for adults too, you have been missing out! This unique gift screams Philadelphia love with its hand-drawn coloring pages that feature Philadelphia’s most iconic cultural touchstones such as a LOVE Mandala, Liberty Bell, and history of your favorite city.

    Readers, what local treasures do you recommend? Tell us in the comments.

    Marie Bouffard

    About Marie Bouffard

    Marie is a senior at Villanova University studying communication and sustainability. She lives for hiking, camping, skiing, and any outdoor activity. Marie is a coffee addict, loves reading, and has never met a cat or dog she didn't like.

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