Looking for the perfect date idea? You found it! Grab someone you love and pour your own candles at Unplug Soy Candles. They offer special “Open Pouring Hours” seven days a week, and feature a wide range of beautiful vessels to choose from.
Candle Pouring Experience, $18-$85, visit Unplugsoycandles.com for location and hours.
Nicole Hernandez, photographer and content creator @xnicolehernandez:
“When I saw this little date night set from Cream & Concrete, my heart couldn’t take it—it’s too cute! Perfect for cozying up with a loved one and making a treat together (I have a strong love for s’mores), pair this with a romantic movie and you’ve got a lovely date night in.”
Date Night Gift Set, $78 at Creamandconcrete.com.
When you show up for your Valentine’s Day date, you can proudly display your feelings right across your chest with this tee from Nolan James, a Cicero-area boutique owned by Melissa Bernero. It’s screen printed by hand and perfect to wear any time you want to spread a little love.
Love Bleached Tee (earrings sold separately), $28 at Nolanjames.net.
Shelley Hanmo Qian, owner of Junonia Arts, is a trained concert pianist who began working as a self-taught paper artist during the pandemic—and her work is absolutely jaw-dropping. Among her many talents, she can create custom portraits from paper, and we think that whether you’ve been with your partner for five years or twenty, her outstanding artwork is sure to make your Valentine feel extra special.
Junonia Arts Custom Paper Collage, $45 and up at Etsy.com.
Instead of your typical bouquet of flowers, consider this “Double Heart Hoya” potted plant from Buffy Layton’s Crown and Cloth Flower Company. Not only unique in appearance, the heart-shaped plant needs very little care and minimal water, and you can also order it nestled in one of Layton’s fabulous gift boxes.
Double Heart Hoya Valentine Plant, $40 and up at Crownandcloth.com.
Samantha Kupiainen is a regular Indy Maven contributor.
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