Valentine’s day is slowly creeping up and big chain stores are stocking up on heart shaped boxes and large teddy bear plushies. Mass produced and mass distributed, sentimental value is sure to fall flat this Valentine’s day season if you opt for a generic gift. So why not dig a bit deeper this year and hit up some local Denver shops on your search for the perfect Valentine’s day present? Not only will you be supporting a local business, but this year’s present just might be the best one yet. Not sure where to start? Well, we have your back. 303 Magazine has compiled a list of our top 10 local shops and companies perfect for you Valentine’s day search.
Where: Cherry Creek, 300 East 1st Ave., Denver Larimer Square, 1408 Larimer Street., Denver
Phone: Cherry Creek, 303-551-0564 Larimer Square, 303-997-6209
Hours: Cherry Creek, Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Larimer Square, Sunday 12 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Lowdown: Featuring beauty products for both men and women, Aillea focuses on handmade products that are all natural. With a large selection for everything from hair to nails, we had a hard time zoning in for Valentine’s day. So the staff suggested a few of their favorite products up for grabs. Create a romantic bath for two with Mini Rose Bath salts, complete with dried rose buds for a very romantic look. Or try out the Moon Dust, an herbal supplement you can add to any drink. It’s known to boost your brain, body, and most importantly, sexual energy.
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