Love is in the air and Hello Dartmouth took some time to look to Dartmouth shops for Valentine gift ideas. All feature offerings for all budgets from across Dartmouth. I am not the most romantic guy but what is more romantic than supporting local?
Sources of some Dartmouth love
The gift of art
The Dart Gallery, 127 Portland St. Dartmouth, NS (902) 483-7657 https://www.thedartgallery.com/
A colourful and accessible community focused gallery carries one of a kind artwork and pieces for all price ranges. Spread the love of original art with lease to purchase options and support local artists and makers.
The gift of music
Renegade Records, 118 Wyse Road Dartmouth (902) 464-0123 http://renegaderecords.ca/
Dartmouth oldest record store offers music from all genres to get you in the mood. From vinyl to CDs to cassettes if that is your sweethearts fancy and on top of it all they carry local music. Gift certificates are available.
The gift of nosh
Humble Pie Kitchen, 77 King Street 902-431-0444 https://humblepiekitchen.ca/
A way to your honey’s heart is through their stomach. If you haven’t experienced a humble pie yet, you are in for an experience. Pretty sure they make pie an aphrodisiac. Looking for an easy take out option for your Valentine? Savoury New Zealand hand pies in 14 flavours to suit a party of one or two!
The gift of green
Audrey’s Little Shop of Plants, 102 Portland St. Dartmouth (902) 405-2880 https://www.audreysplantshop.com/
A little shop with so much life. With a selection of plants of all sizes and price ranges. Better yet if you aren’t a green thumb, you will meet some of the nicest and knowledgeable folks to help keep your little buds alive. And they deliver!
The gift of words
Dartmouth Book Exchange, 1187 Cole Harbour Road Dartmouth 902-435-1207 http://www.dartmouthbookexchange.ca/
For lovers of the written word, and supporters of local authors you won’t find it’s equal. Feel like flying peacefully solo this year, try ‘Blind Date with a Book’. Bestsellers from all over the store, written by both female & male Authors, with a wide variety of genres, there is no judging a book by its cover and these blind dates won’t stand you up. And you may fall in love with some new authors.
The gift of treasures
The ReFound Shop, 5 Thistle Street Dartmouth, (902) 463-7089 http://www.refound.ca/
There is a reason they say you never know what you are going to find at ReFound. If you love vintage and retro items, this is the place to explore. The shop features five other local vendors all with so many vintage wares to discover.
The gift of a break
Kitchen Door, 110 Higney Avenue Dartmouth, (902) 832-5213 http://kitchendoor.ca/
Local fresh food catered and DELIVERED to your door. Hell yes. Right now, they are featuring a ‘Brownie Box’ – as well as other sweet treats – available in the shop. The Valentine items are available next week in shop until supplies last. Meal subscriptions, cooking classes and drop off catering? I think I’m in love.