Feb 2, 2022 Communities

12 Local Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Omaha

Love is in the air! That’s right — Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few days. And one of the best ways to show your love for your valentine is with a thoughtful, beautiful gift, whether they prefer a bouquet of flowers, a new piece of jewelry, or a chocolatey dessert.

Your gift will be even more special if it is sourced from a local shop in Omaha! That way, you get to share the love with the many small businesses in our midst.

Don’t worry — we’ve done all the research for you, gathering a variety of local gift ideas in Omaha perfect for Valentine’s Day, from candles and houseplants to wine and macarons. Plus, we’ve included a few experiences, like a couples massage and candle making. Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Greeting Card From Made in Omaha

Made in Omaha
Photo Courtesy of Made in Omaha

When gift shopping, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Made in Omaha, a locally focused shop with two locations in the city. But Made in Omaha is more than just a retail shop; they provide a platform for local artists, designers and makers to reach customers throughout Omaha. Here, you’ll find a variety of gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day, including greeting cards, apothecary products, candles, drinkware, wall art, and much more. Stop by for a creative greeting card — but you may just find your entire gift here!

Something Unique for the Home From Matilde

We are thrilled to welcome this brand new addition to the boutique scene in Omaha. Matilde is a floral and decor destination in the Old Market, filled with the finest blooms and botanical materials alongside custom gifts and goods. This is the perfect place to shop for the person who has it all — and someone appreciates something a bit more unique.

A Valentine’s Day Gift Set From Wax Buffalo

Wax Buffalo Lincoln, NE
Photo Courtesy of Wax Buffalo

Wax Buffalo creates high-quality, “beautifully imperfect” candles from domestically sourced pure soy wax, high-quality essential oils, and unbleached cotton wicks. Their signature white X decal on the amber jar really puts the “X” in XOXO this Valentine’s Day. Wax Buffalo put together some gift sets for Valentine’s Day, including So Sweet, which includes a 9-ounce candle, a heart match box, and a V-Day card. Or take it to the next level with a Candle Lab event at their flagship store in Lincoln, where you can make your own candle, enjoy a signature love-themed cocktail, and dig into a cute individual charcuterie cup!

A Houseplant From The Green House

Get something green for the plant lover in your life from The Green House, a boutique plant shop in the Old Market. Here, you’ll find a variety of handmade goods for the home and garden, from ethically sourced garden and camping supplies to plants and locally made ceramics. The owner is an outdoor enthusiast, so much of her work is inspired by the natural world; you’ll see lots of natural elements and carefully sourced materials at The Green House, intended to encourage a deeper human connection with nature.

Jewelry from The Fold

The Fold Omaha, NE
Photo Courtesy of The Fold / Jewelry Designer: La Lumiere New York, Owned by Omaha Native, Jessica Sherrets

Spoil her with a shiny piece of jewelry this Valentine’s Day — and make it extra thoughtful by shopping from a local jeweler. The Fold is an Omaha-based shop providing a modern, elevated approach to womenswear, including a variety of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. The pieces are unique yet simple, with several different options to match her unique style.

A Bottle of Wine From Howard Street Wine Merchant

Say “cheers!” to your love with a fancy bottle of wine to share over a special homemade meal. Howard Street Wine Merchant is a small, boutique wine shop that puts family first. This family-owned shop prides itself on “valuing wines by craftsmanship, expression, and integrity over ratings, brand names, and price tags.” Use their expertise to help guide your visit, as you select the perfect wine for the occasion. And if you want to keep the wine flowing all year long, consider joining their Wine Club to enjoy and discover new wines together monthly!

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries + Other Treats From veg.edible

veg.edible Omaha, NE
Photo Courtesy of veg.edible

Chocolate-dipped strawberries are a Valentine’s Day staple. Satisfy their sweet tooth with a half- or whole-dozen organic strawberries dipped in an assortment of chocolates, including semi-sweet, dark and white chocolate. The best part? Their creations are all vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free (except coconut)! Plus, veg.edible has several pick-up options leading up to Valentine’s Day and delivery dates for Omaha and surrounding suburbs. Click here to see the details and the other sweet treats available!

Macarons From Magpie

Escape to Paris with a dozen macarons from Magpie Bakery! Margie of Magpie bakes French macarons, pies, tarts, cookies and cupcakes, all from scratch in her kitchen at home. Her macarons come in a variety of different flavors, including chocolate, salted caramel, raspberry, mango, lemon, maple, almond, coconut, hazelnut, English breakfast tea, and many more. She is not currently taking custom orders but will be at Fluff Interior Design Shop for a special Valentine’s Day pop-up on Saturday, February 12 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.!

A Bouquet of Flowers From Stems Florist

Everyone appreciates a bouquet of fresh, colorful blooms — especially on Valentine’s Day. Place your order for pickup or delivery with Stems, a family-owned and -operated flower shop that has been in business since 1994. Their arrangements are truly unique, high-end and even avant garde, and their florists only work with the highest quality flowers, plants and tropicals to create something special, no matter the occasion. That’s why Stems was a winner for the florist category in the 2020 Best of Omaha! Check out their Valentine’s Day collection, which includes everything from the classic red roses to a romantic blend of pastel flowers, like hydrangeas, waxflowers, seeded eucalyptus, and more.

A Spa Package from Urbane Salon and Day Spa

Gift the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with a spa package from Urbane Salon and Day Spa. They have a variety of different packages, including the 3.5-hour Refined package, which includes a 30-minute massage, a 30-minute facial, a manicure and pedicure, and a light lunch. Or opt for the 4-hour Polished package, which includes a 60-minute massage, a 60-minute facial, an aromatherapy manicure and pedicure, and a light lunch. Either can be turned into a couples service, if you want to join the party!

A Candle From Nomad’s You Matter Valentine’s Collection

Nomad Omaha, NE
Photo Courtesy of Melissa Mroczek via Nomad Wax Co.

Share the love even further by purchasing something from Nomad’s You Matter Valentine’s Collection. With each purchase during the month of February, Nomad will donate 10% of the revenue to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Nebraska. The collection contains a variety of thoughtful gifts, including candles, body scrub, keychains, planners, greeting cards, and more.

Treats for Your Pup from Love Yo Pup

You can’t leave your fur baby out of the love fest! Love Yo Pup handcrafts dog biscuits in small batches with quality ingredients — so much so, that their products are even safe for human consumption. Their “farm-to-paw” treats are organic, sustainable, low in fat, wheat-free, soy-free, corn-free and made with healthy veggies and fiber to keep your dog healthy and their coat shiny. Choose from a variety of treat flavors, including chicken, bison, lamb, beef, elk, and venison!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What local gifts are in your cart? Let us know in the comments!

Feb 2, 2022 Communities
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