You made your Valentine’s Day dinner reservations weeks ago because you know tables go quickly in a foodie town like Minneapolis, but now the clock is ticking and you’re no closer to coming up with a gift worthy of expressing your feelings. Lucky for you, the Twin Cities are bursting at the seams with local boutiques that make it easy to find something special for your special someone this Valentine’s Day.
Parc – A minimalist boutique specializing in appeal and lifestyle goods, Parc collaborates with emerging artists and craftsmen so you can be sure to find something as unique as the woman in your life. Locations in Northeast Minneapolis and Edina.
Cooks of Crocus Hill – There’s nothing more romantic than gifting an experience the two of you can share. Date Night cooking classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill combine quality time with a gourmet dinner you prepare together—and new culinary skills you can spoil each other with later. Friday and Saturday nights on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.
Greater Goods – Not a wordsmith? Not to worry. The beautiful cards at Greater Goods will do the wordsmithing for you. Husband-and-wife team Lauren and Joel Gryniewski—designers of two original stationary lines sold in the shop—are a love story inspiration of their own. Located on Nicollet Avenue in Uptown.
Bean + Ro – Have a favorite photo of you and your partner? Bean + Ro can help you mount it in a beautiful custom frame that your Valentine can cherish on their bedside table or desk at work. Located on Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park.
MartinPatrick3 – If you love seeing your man decked out in well-tailored, stylish clothing, this might secretly be a gift for you. MartinPatrick3 is the gold standard for men’s boutique shopping in the Twin Cities. You can’t go wrong, especially with the store’s knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand to help you. Located in the North Loop.