2914 S.W. Avalon Way
Seattle, WA 98126
Located in west Seattle, Avalon Glassworks glass-blowing studio offers the unique opportunity to watch them work as your work of art is being created. The staff invites you to come in and witness the art of glass-blowing, as well as visit their gift store full of beautifully-crafted, one-of-a-kind glass pieces. Avalon Glassworks offers a specific gift list of items for Valentine’s Day that includes glass heart art, kiss ornaments, vases, bowls and much more at very reasonable prices. Avalon can also craft specialty items, so if you have something specific in mind, come into the shop and discuss the details of creating your unique glass-blown piece.
1111 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Giving a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day has been done to death, so why not look for a different kind of delectable dessert item to satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth? Founded in 2003, Cupcake Royale in Seattle is a cupcake cafe and bakery that offers just that sort of thing with its Valentine’s Day assortment of cupcakes that are sure to tantalize every taste bud. All of its cupcakes are made from scratch daily and feature a fresh, real buttercream frosting that tastes unlike any other frosting you may have had before. The Valentine’s Day cupcake assortment is available annually, from January 18 to February 14, and includes a dozen cupcakes with pink or red frosting and candy hearts and sprinkles on top. Choose from signature cupcakes like the Red Velvet, the Triple Threat chocolate, the Dance Party or the Kate.
Made In Washington
Pike Place Market
1530 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
Made In Washington offers a variety of gifts made locally by artists and designers in the Pacific Northwest. The shop has a section especially for Valentine’s Day that features numerous gift ideas including hand-blown glass heart ornaments, hand-painted wine glasses, chocolate wines, heart-shaped paperweights, chocolate candy assortments and much more. Shop at its Pike Place Market location or online at the company website for the largest selection of valentine-inspired gift ideas for your loved ones.
Chocolati Handmade Chocolates
8319 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Chocolati Handmade Chocolates is located in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle and features many sweetheart-inspired Valentine’s Day gifts. Choose from handmade chocolate confection treats, foil-wrapped chocolates, gourmet truffles in heart-shaped boxes, white chocolate cherubs, heart-shaped sucker candies, foil-wrapped chocolates in the shape of kissable lips and puffy milk chocolate hearts. Stop into Chocolati and pick out the perfect sweets for your sweet. Buy them individually, or create your own gourmet basket of tasty chocolate treats to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.
11812 North Creek Parkway N., Suite 103
Bothell, WA 98011
Just northeast of downtown Seattle, in Bothell, Washington, David Morgan is a retail store and warehouse that has been in business since 1962. It offers a wide variety of handcrafted jewelry items, leather goods, clothing items, accessories, hats, luggage and much more. For Valentine’s Day, David Morgan features a number of quality items that are heart-themed, as well as other wonderful gift ideas, including handmade moccasins, Celtic engagement rings for women, lovebirds jewelry with totem-inspired carvings, a never-ending hearts pendant, everlasting love earrings, fedora hats for men, Celtic belt buckles and much more.
Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.