The days seem long but the months fly by when COVID never ceases to go away. We are almost to Valentine’s Day, everyone! I’ve worked with some of my favorite local businesses to give you our 2022 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Take a look below!
Alderbrook Resort & Spa | https://www.alderbrookresort.com/
$145 per person (tax and fees not included) | Culinary Adventure Tent
Pick a Culinary Adventure Pods at Alderbrook Resort & Spa! With its iconic location on Hood Canal, Alderbrook Resort & Spa carries both history and a sense of place, along with precious traditions and memories for so many. Whether it’s a group of close friends or a special someone, don’t miss a rotating culinary dining experience in your very own private pod in one of Alderbrook’s new Culinary Adventure Tents. Be immersed in the delicious locally sourced ingredients curated by the resort chef team, while soaking in water views. Each month brings a new seasonal theme, with February’s menu focus being “Heart of the Earth.”
Beach Cafe | https://www.thewoodmark.com/dining/beach-cafe
Chef Brian Doherty brings you a Valentine’s Day Special Menu featuring:
- Woodmark Treveri Cellar Bubbles
- Organic Baby Romaine, Aged Pecorino, Lobster Caesar Dressing, Orange Brioche Crouton
- Double Duck Consommé En Croute, Black Truffle Dumplings
- Entrée: Smoked and Peppered Akaushi Striploin, Massive Prawn, White Cheddar Whipped Yukon Potatoes, Jumbo Asparagus
- Decadent Chocolate Raspberry Dome
Bite Society | https://hellobitesociety.com/
$59 | Chocolate Boxed
Chocolate Boxed is the trifecta of goodness featuring a box of elegant mixed chocolates and truffles, a jar of addictive sea salt caramels, and a jar of dark chocolate covered almonds, also known as the perfect afternoon snack.
Ciao Food & Wine | https://ciao.store/
That’s Amore provides the necessary ingredients to make four pizzas featuring: the world’s finest Caputo flour from Naples; Mozzarella di Bufala from Campania; one 28-ounce can of Ciao Napoli Tomatoes; Italian Olive Oil, Mediterranean Sea Salt, Ciao Secret Spice Mix, and fresh basil. Prices include 2-day shipping via FedEx.
Downtown Seattle Association | https://downtownseattle.org/
Free | Valentine’s Day Ice Sculpture
The Downtown Seattle Association will install a large-scale Valentine’s Day ice sculpture and self opportunity in Occidental Square the weekend of February 12 and will celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th by giving away candy, cookies, roses and cards!
Elysian Brewing | https://www.elysianbrewing.com/
Price Varies | Beertails
Single? In a relationship? Is it complicated? In true stoplight party fashion, Elysian has concocted three different beertail recipes made with brews from its Contact Trilogy lineup, one for each relationship status. No need to explain yourself this year – simply follow the recipe and let your drink of choice do the talking!
Full On Peachy (Single)
1.5 oz Vodka
1 oz Peach Puree or Peach Juice
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
0.50 oz Cranberry Juice
Elysian Brewing Full Contact
Combine all ingredients then top with Elysian Brewing’s Full Contact and garnish with a lime wheel.
Altered Marg (In a Relationship)
1.5 oz Tequila
1 oz Mango Puree or Mango Juice
0.75 oz Lime Juice
0.50 oz Simple Syrup
0.25 oz Falernum
Elysian Brewing Altered Contact
Combine all ingredients then top with Elysian Brewing’s Altered Contact and garnish with a lime peel.
Hazy Day Afternoon (It’s Complicated)
1.5 oz White Rum
0.50 oz Guava Juice
0.50 oz Pineapple Juice
0.50 oz Orange Juice
0.25 oz Lime Juice
0.25 oz Simple Syrup
Elysian Brewing Contact Haze
Combine all ingredients then top with Elysian Brewing’s Contact Haze and garnish with an orange peel.
Fruitsuper | https://fruitsuper.com/
Price Varies | Lovefest
The weekend of February 12-13, 2022 will be filled with magic and so much love to share! Fun popups, paint your own ceramics, sweets, hand-painted Valentine’s, mimosas from Foundry Vineyards and so much more!
Intrigue Chocolate | https://www.intriguechocolate.com/
$78 | Truffle Collection
Intrigue Chocolate Co.’s award-winning ganache truffles are the heart of Intrigue and their flagship product for almost 16 years. During that time, Chef Aaron has created over 400 flavors! The 24 piece box is a great collection for sharing with others. Included are two of each flavor: Jamaican Hot Chocolate, Basil, Mocha, Bourbon & Vanilla, Cacao Nib, Cranberry, Brown Butter, Orange & Sea Salt, Scotch Whisky, Honey, Grains of Paradise, and Earl Grey Tea.
The jcoco Tasting Experience Box includes everything needed for a chocolate tasting at home, the perfect date alternative for those chilly winter nights! The gift set includes a variety of jcoco’s unique flavors like Single Varietal Contamana Cacao, Peruvian Dark with Cacao Nibs, Boharat Spice, Edamame Sea Salt (made with Dark Milk chocolate), and Cayenne Veracruz Orange — as well as a tasting wheel and radar chart to guide tasters and help them learn more about the culinary-driven flavors, pairing suggestions, and more. The Prism Collection and Dark Collection also offer chic color-blocked samplings of the brand’s full product and dark chocolate catalogs, respectively. For every jcoco purchase, Seattle Chocolate Company donates 10 percent of net profits to its national food security partner organizations like Northwest Harvest, The Food Bank for NYC, and the SF-Marin Food Bank.
Picnic Vibes TC | https://picnicvibes.squarespace.com/
$175 – $300 | Valentine’s Day Picnics
Level up the picnic game with Picnic Vibes. With the Tri-Cities offering an array of wide-open spaces to adhere to social distancing and an extended summer weather for many visitors, Picnic Vibes TC is the perfect option for date nights, girl’s trips, small gatherings, and special occasions. Husband and wife owned, the duo behind this luxury picnic company takes care of it all. From an intimate picnic for two to the ultimate brunch, pick your picnic vibe at picnicvibes.squarespace.com.
Salish Lodge & Spa | https://www.salishlodge.com/
$469 – $749 | Romance at the Falls
Fall in love all over again with this romantic getaway for two. Upon arrival, sip sparkling wine in front of your gas fireplace and delight in a relaxing evening together. Enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings and delight in a slow start to your day as you drink your coffee and order a delicious breakfast in bed.
$85 Dining Credit
Rose petals and sparkling wine upon arrival
Seattle Chocolate | https://www.seattlechocolate.com/
The Berry in Love Care Package is filled with delicious chocolate treats as well as clever ideas for enjoying them in fun, new ways. This care package includes a Take Me Anywhere 6 oz heart-shaped chocolate truffles gift box, Like You a Latte chocolate truffle bar, Tart & Soul chocolate truffle bar, and Berry in Love chocolate truffle bar, as well as three 1 oz jcoco bars in Mango Plantain, Orange Blossom Espresso, and Black Fig Pistachio.
$99 | Give the Gift of Spa
If you prefer to stay home this Valentine’s Day, Still Spa has you covered! Pick up or order a stay-home spa kit from Still Spa and enjoy a relaxing and romantic night in.
This take-home kit includes:
- Goji and Tarocco Orange Scalloped Glass VOLUSPA candle
- Massage oil
- Body Scrub
- Circadia Mini-Facial Kit: Lipid replacing cleanser, Caviar Lime & passionfruit enzyme mask, Marshmallow whip hydrating mask, vitamin c serum, finishing moisturizer and a headband.
Tsillan Cellars | https://tsillancellars.com/
Price Varies | Valentine’s Dinner at Sorrento’s
Visit Sorrento’s for dinner from the Friday the 11th through Monday the 14th and enjoy some especially indulgent entrée and dessert options on top of their classic menu offerings! They will also have live music on Friday and Monday exclusively for those dining to help add to the romance. Don’t miss this chance to dine by candlelight with your sweetheart!
Uneeda Burger | http://uneedaburger.com/
Price Varies | Food
Keep it casual with takeout at Uneeda. Nothing says true love like burgers and beer. Opt for takeout, dine-in or the opt-air patio to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Seattle’s finest burgers, hand dipped shakes, beer, wine, and more at Uneeda Burger in Fremont. Trying to eat well in 2022? Uneeda offers a variety of plant-based items with big flavors. From Buddha Bowls to Veggie Chili, Sweet Potato Fries and Tempura Green Beans, Uneeda strikes the right balance between healthy and tasty. When a classically trained chef brings a fine dining approach to a fast-causal burger joint, it’s going to be something special. Since 2000, Chef Scott Staples has run some of Seattle’s most acclaimed restaurants.
Starting at $379 | Skyline Valentine Package
Who needs the mile-high club when you can be a Skyline Valentine at W Seattle. Stay with us this February and explore your wild side. From February 3, 2022 – February 27, 2022, elevate your love on a high floor at W Seattle in the heart of the Emerald City. Your Skyline Valentine Package includes a Spectacular Room you’ll love, two Cool Cocktails, an In-Room Dining lover’s feast, and the W Intimacy kit, stocked with naughty toys to ignite your wild side. Leave the kids at home. It’s time for the adults to play.
In-Room Dining Lover’s Feast
W Intimacy Kit to Ignite Your Wild Side ($150 value) that includes massage oil, dice, fuzzy handcuffs, shower steamers and more
Whidbey Island | https://www.whidbeyislandvintners.org/events/
Take a winter break and visit beautiful Whidbey Island for the annual Red Wine, Spirits & Chocolate (mead and spirits) Tour! There are three local wineries, a meadery and two distilleries participating in this event that takes place over three weekends in February from 11am to 5pm. Stop in at each location to taste hand crafted wines, meads, and spirits made right here on Whidbey Island, and see what wonderful chocolate treat they are being paired with. Enjoy the scenic vistas, vineyards, shopping and dining on Whidbey.
Wine for That | https://www.wineforthat.com/
$49 – $239 | Don’t Go Back to Your Ex Wine
Friends don’t let friends go back to their exes. No better distraction to prevent a moment of weakness than laughter and wine! Shipment includes a white shipper wine gift box with a surprise message printed inside to bring an instant smile and 1, 2, 3 or 6 (750 ml) of thoughtfully procured, artisan wine so you can gift with confidence. A custom card with the Wine for That signature wine-life pairing card is printed for every order and can be personalized with a photo and message.
Woodmark Hotel | https://www.thewoodmark.com/
Starting at $195 per night | Reconnect to Romance
The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa in Kirkland is offering a signature romance hotel package for Valentine’s Day this February called Reconnect to Romance. It includes two nights of luxury accommodations, The Signature Still Spa Bath Butler amenity featuring Pacific Northwest Lilac & Honey Scrub, Rosemary Mint Lotion, and a Dry Exfoliation Brush, a bottle of Woodmark Treveri Cellars bubbles, and a $30 dining credit.