Shop Valentine’s Day in OEV
Are you looking for gift ideas for Valentine’s Day but feeling a bit stuck? Don’t worry, we have you covered with this guide to shopping all things Valentine’s Day in Old East Village. There are many independent shops in Old East Village where you’ll be able to find a unique gift for your loved one. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a significant other or looking to pamper yourself as part of some self-love, you’re bound to find something in OEV.
When looking for Valentine’s Day gifts, flowers are a classic option for your significant other. There are a couple of great flower shops in Old East Village, notably Regency Florists and Grow and Bloom Co. Regency Florists have a great selection of chocolate and retail items that are sure to make a great gift in addition to flowers. You may recognize the Grow and Bloom Co. name—they have opened a beautiful new OEV floral studio with a lovely selection of floral arrangements created there. Check them both out!
Find Unique Gifts for a Loved One
Browse the vintage spots that the area is known for as well as the other great independent stores, and you will be bound to find something special for your partner.
For the Vintage Lover
Looking for that unique item to show your love and appreciation? Check out Back to the Fuschia and The Sentimentalist for a unique vintage gift, Silk Road Store for some special vintage finds or Pickin’ Through the Past, which has a wide selection of antique, vintage, and brand-new collectibles. Also, find high-quality furniture ranging from mid-century modern to eclectic at Funky Find. Make sure to also visit the new location of Old East Exchange and Tracy’s Treasure Chest at 784 Dundas St. for even more vintage options.
For the Artsy one
For the art lover, check out the London Clay Art Centre where you can find an array of beautiful ceramic pieces, both beautiful and functional.
For the Witchy One
If you’re looking for a unique gift for your witchy significant other check out The Mystic Bookshop, which has a wide selection of occult and tarot books, jewellery, incense, wares from local artists and more!
For the Tea and Coffee Lover
For those who love tea and coffee, it’s hard to go wrong with a bag of coffee or a tin of tea! Check out Fire Roasted Coffee Co. for a bag of delicious roasted beans for the coffee enthusiast in your life. For a wide selection of hand-picked teas and accessories, check out Wisdom Café, Teashop and Japanese Creperie. Why not pick up a delicious crepe while you’re there?
For the Local Lover
Drop by the Western Fair District Market for a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day! Find flowers, chocolates, or a sweet treat as you browse around for your produce and weekend groceries. Offered both virtually and in person, check out the Valentine’s Date Night Live Tasting Series on Saturday February 12th. Enjoy a romantic meal and wine tasting with your loved one!
Show some love to yourself this Valentine’s Day!
To treat yourself this Valentine’s Day, book a haircut at one of the salons in OEV! Although Valentine’s Day emphasizes romantic love, don’t forget to show yourself some love and care.
In OEV there are tons of hair care shops, quality salons, and barbershops to pamper yourself—Love Alchemy Organic Hair Studio and Lifestyle Boutique, Elle Reve Salon, K-Laba Hair and Beauty Supplies, Adex Beauty Salon, ED Hair and Tattoo, Mona Lisa Hair Salon, and Holy Ghost Tattoo & Barbershop. These spaces aren’t just great to give you a new look, but each has its own unique vibe and atmosphere.
A gift certificate for a loved one to pamper themselves is always a great idea for V-Day as well. Next time you’re thinking of switching your look up, come on down to OEV!
And there you have it! We hope that this Valentine's Day Gift Guide can help ease your anxiety around V-Day gift shopping. There are many great options here in the village, and with the unique range of independent shops the area boasts, you’re bound to find a special something for your loved one that stands out from the rest.
Whether you’re looking for a partner or looking to focus on your own self-care, we wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!