Whether you just wanna treat yourself to something special this Valentine’s Day or you still need to find a gift for your sweetheart, Tacoma has lots of locally owned shops that’ll get you squared away. In this mini Tacoma Valentine Gift Guide we’re going to share our very favorite spots to shop when wooing the object of your affections!
If your valentine has a sweet tooth, get thyself to Tease Chocolates ASAP! Tease is in Tacoma’s Stadium District next to Stadium Thriftway and you’ll find hand-crafted chocolates and other delectable treats here. They even have dairy-free options! Click here to check out a few of the different sweets they have right now.
There is nothing more classic than a heart-shaped box of chocolates from Johnson Candy Company. This family-owned spot in Hilltop has been a Tacoma staple since 1925 and they’re still cranking out the same mouthwatering sweet treats that Tacomans have loved for decades.
Blitz Florist is where I get my flowers for ALL occasions, and of course they are ready to create a picture-perfect bouquet for your boo this Valentine’s Day. Blitz is right on Pacific Avenue in Downtown Tacoma, and this family-owned and operated shop conveniently has a huge variety of gift items in addition to flowers. Click here to browse their impressive arrangements.
This is a great local biz to know about ALL year long! This is a one-stop-shop for all things party—decor, tableware, balloons, party favors, gift wrap… they have it all. Oh Happy Day Party Shop’s heart balloons are perfect for v-day, their cute gift section is filled with quirky ideas, and their gift wrap supplies make it easy to add that “cherry on top” final touch to your sweetheart’s valentine present.
LeRoy Jewelers has been in Downtown Tacoma since 1941, and you can find everything from affordable earrings to spendy one-of-a-kind necklaces that “your grandchildren will fight over,” as they like to say. LeRoy’s “Signature Heart Pendant” is a classic choice for Valentine’s Day, but they have many original pieces in the shop to choose from.
Check out a selection of their jewelry pieces in their online shop here, but know that you can find a much larger variety of jewelry pieces in person at their historic storefront. (And, if you’re planning ahead for next year, LeRoy is happy to work alongside you to design and create something completely one-of-a-kind!)