Five Local Valentine Gift Ideas

Wondering what to get your significant other for valentines day? Whether you’ve been married for 20 years or have only been on a few dates, sometimes picking the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart can be a daunting task. Here at Taste of Nova Scotia, we’re taking some of the stress off your Valentine’s Day planning with our list of local gift ideas. Now all you have to do is choose!

1. Chocolate

photo of sweet spot chocolates

A classic Valentines Day gift! Local chocolatiers are filling their shelves with heart shaped chocolates for your loved ones! Buy locally made chocolate at these locations: Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop and Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie.

2. Benjamin Bridge Wine & Hoodie

Does your significant other come home from work and immediately put a comfy sweater on and pour a glass of wine? This gift is for them! Imagine, Friday February 14th they come home and a brand new Benjamin Bridge hoodie and a bottle of their favourite wine is waiting for them! A grand gesture after a long week at the office!

More Information: ’15 Brut Rosé, ’18 Cab Franc Rosé, NV Rosé, BB Team Hoodies

3. A Local Gift Box

Your local loving significant other will love any of our Taste of Nova Scotia gift boxes! Our gift boxes feature artisanal culinary products from Taste of Nova Scotia members across the province. Each small-batch culinary product is crafted by local producers and artisans who adhere to Taste of Nova Scotia’s membership qualifications. We have multiple themed boxes to choose from! Choose yours today!

We are pleased to ship our gift boxes both locally and internationally, anywhere that Canada Post delivers. To arrange for international shipping, please contact us at 1-902-492-9291 or email

More Information: Taste of Nova Scotia Gift Boxes

4. A Night Out during Halifax Dine Around

This valentines day and all February, explore more than 60 restaurants offering specially curated menus priced at $10, $20, $30, $40 and $50 across the city and beyond for the 2020 Halifax Dine Around. Who doesn’t love date night?

Taste of Nova Scotia members taking part across the province include: 2 doors down (Halifax & Dartmouth), Agricola Street BrasserieBoondocks Restaurant, Chives Canadian BistroDurty NellysGovernor’s Pub & Eatery (Sydney), Heartwood RestaurantLot Six Bar & RestaurantMabataMorris East (Bedford, West End, Downtown), Obladee, a Wine BarSHUCK seafood & Raw BarStories Restaurantthe Canteenthe Five Fishermenthe Stubborn Goat Gastropubthe Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and the Waterfront Warehouse.

More Information: Halifax Dine Around 2020

5. An Experience

Join some of our local wineries at the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival taking this February! The Icewine Festival is the premier winter wine festival hosted in the heart of the Annapolis Valley at Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery.

Featuring wines from across Nova Scotia, paired with thoughtful edibles from local chefs, the festival is an incredible way to spend an afternoon (or a weekend) tasting, touring, and experiencing Nova Scotia Wine Country and is a romantic date idea for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day! Buy tickets for their opening gala on February 14th, one of the tasting events or the delicious collaboration dinner!

Participating wineries: Benjamin Bridge, Luckett Vineyards, Planters Ridge, Blomidon Estate Winery, Sainte-Famille Wines Ltd., Lightfoot & Wolfville, Gaspereau Vineyards, L’Acadie Vineyards, Grand Pré Wines and Avondale Sky Winery & Restaurant.

More Information: Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

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