15 unique Ottawa Valentine's day gift idea to buy local

1. Greetings Cards

Any list of Valentine's day gift ideas would not be complete without a greeting card to tell your loved one how you feel! Four of our boutiques offer handmade unique cards to suit your style Canadian Stamper has a collection of timeless designs, Moon Valley Creations offers trendy colorful cards, Pillowhead designs specializes in fabric cards and One of a Kat has a collection of valentine's and colour me Valentine's for kids.

2. Succulents or a unique macrame hanger for a plan.

Check out Aplantwithaname to see some beautiful succulents and plants or visit FCQ Macrame and G3 Knotty Macrame for a plant hanger that will last a lot longer than any old bouquet of flowers! 

3. Art Work

If you are looking for something that will make more of a statement, check out ErRatical Kreations' painting and wall art.

4. Beeswax Candles

Are you thinking of lighting a few candles on Valentine's day, perhaps you will want to buy some locally made beeswax candles from WestBeau Cottage. On top of being handmade, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your decor! 

5. Jewelry

Jewelry is pretty much the classic Valentine's day present! However, our artisans offer choices that are anything but boring. Visit Jan's Custom Designs for unique Swarovsky Crystal creations, Les Deux Artisans for a collection of natural stone jewelry, Second Aura for modern pieces and TerrAdore Jewelry for gemstones in a contemporary setting.

6. A t-shirt for the hunter or military member in your life.

Does your partner have everything and the idea of finding them a gift makes you run for the hills? How about this fun t-shirt with a mission from Tactical 74. Every purchase from their store equals a donation to a veteran's charity! 

7. Love dryer balls

Sometimes the most romantic gifts are the items you use every day! Visit Starbright Curios to pick-up these colorful dryer balls that will leave your products with a little extra TLC.

8. Custom Mugs

Need a mug for your love or do you want to buy yourself a present this Valentine's day that screams ''Treat Yo Self!''.  Check out these mugs from Pretty 'n Paper for a beautiful funny touch to your morning routine.

9. A Jewelry Box

We Chalk Paint has created this hand-painted jewelry box to store past and future Valentine's day present! 

10. Winter Wear

Instead of buying some flowers or chocolate, give some items that will be of use all winter long! 4eva Crochet has some cute winter hats with pom-poms, AHat4You sells hats but also some ponytail headbands and Madibrooke boutique has a collection of mittens and scarves!

11. Crocheted Pillow

At Cozy Comfy Living, you can get your hands on this soft heart-shaped crocheted pillow.

12. Charcuterie / Cutting Boards

For a custom charcuterie board, visit GDT Custom Woodcraft or for some ready to buy pieces, visit ZL Originals.

13. A unique piece of decor

If you want to offer a present that your family will see every day, visit Pretty Pasted for a love-theme shadowbox or WireWork by Sheila G. for some unique metal decor art or jewelry.

14. A handmade tote bag

How about a handmade tote bag from Cofuse Ottawa? Select among multiple different colors and patterns for a unique gift!

 

15. A metal bookmark

If your partner a book worm? How about getting them a custom metal bookmark from This N That Cre8tions

With more than 50 vendors and 900 products, this is just a small sample of gift ideas you can find at www.ottawaartisans.com. Don't forget to support local and happy Valentine's day!