For the Hopeless Romantics and the Practical Lovers, the Bromances and the Galentines: DTR Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2020
Whether you're the gushy romantic type or not, Valentine's Day can be a fun time to treat the ones you love to something special, and the shops throughout Downtown Raleigh have no limit to how creative you can get for this upcoming day of love. Below are some of our picks for the most romantic gifts in downtown, but you can find even more places to shop at ShopDowntownRaleigh.com.
Nothing says ooh la la like a pair of red high heeled shoes. Find them at Revolver Consignment Boutique.
Even though time stands still when you're together, these beautiful, locally made unisex watches would make any boo swoon. Choose your favorite at DECO Raleigh.
Bold lipstick is appropriate for any occasion, but a rich red liquid lipstick is necessary for Valentine's Day. Let Front Row Cosmetics help you find your perfect pout.
While Ealdwine has gifts for all manner of gentleman, their leather wallets are particularly beautiful and arguably can go with any style.
For something a little more subtle (and cost effective), a dried floral bath bomb from RENEW is just the right amount of sweet and sexy.
Not one for words? No worries. Let poet Rupi Kaur do the sweet-talking for you as you read aloud poems to your own honey. Found at Urban Outfitters and Edge of Urge.
If experiences are more your cup of tea, make reservations for oysters at St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar, and talk about the unique art on the wall as you slurp.
If you're staying in for the night, swing by State of Beer to pick up a flowery saison or crisp sparkling wine in lieu of flowers (or in addition to them!).
Don't be fooled by the title: this roller ball of musky essential oil is unisex and definitely sexy. Get it at Unlikely Professionals.
Sometimes, romance needs a little levity, and picking up a copy of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" on vinyl from Sound Off Records would be a great way to keep Valentine's Day light.
Gift a pair of these locally made frames from The Eye Institute and wait for your sweetheart's eyes to light up.
We know chocolate is a typical Valentine's Day gift, but these jeweled truffles from Videri Chocolate Factory take it to the next level.
What really takes it to the next level though? A ruby ring from Quercus Raleigh. (Alternative: browse the beautiful shop and dream about making custom rings together in the future.)
And if your darling truly isn't one for gifts, grab tickets to Carolina Ballet's Rhapsody in Blue, and fall in love with the artistry and each other.