Twelve Things to Eat, Gift, or Experience for Valentine’s Day

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A special thank you to Columbus Underground for this list.

Looking for some fun gift ideas this Valentine’s Day? Here are twelve ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special. We’ve curated a list of delicious things to eat, things to do, and things to gift. Enjoy.

MMELO has created a vegan lemon mousse with candied fruits and blueberry meringue for what they call “a Valentines knockout in the flavor and looks departments!” Vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and part of their Valentines Only 4 piece pastry set which can include four of the same flavors, or three different tarts with a mousse. Pre-orders available online for pickup or local delivery within 20 miles of their Columbus location on the 13th and 14th of February. $26 for the set of four, available at

Sunny Meadows Flower Farm is offering a special bundle for the flower lover in your life. Their Valentine’s Day Bundle includes “an everlasting bouquet full of mixed dried blooms” including some gorgeous US grown roses with the rest of the flowers being grown and dried on their farm. You will also receive a beanie in the color of your choice, as well as a Sunny Meadows T Shirt. You can also order just a bouquet for $45. The bundle sells for $95, includes free shipping, and is available at

Jeni’s has brought back their Cone Coins, redeemable for a kids cone. You can pick a limited edition ‘be mine’ style Valentine’s Day card to go with it. Available only in scoop shops, and sold in bundles of 20 for $35. More at

You can’t go wrong with the classic heart box: a great way to show anyone in your life that you care Stop by Winans German Village at 897 S. 3rd St. in historic German Village to pick up that someone special something special. Or, shop online at Chocolate-covered strawberries, various shaped heart boxes, mouth watering truffles. All things that make your heart go pitter-patter. A 1/2 pound box is about $15.

Bring a loved one to the Valentine’s Day Maker Date Brunch at the Idea Foundry. These popular events are now in their 10th year! For couples 21 years of age and older. Enjoy a fun afternoon making these and creating memories. Enjoy creating products at multiple maker stations (including welding, stained glass, woodworking, alcohol inks and more), plus a waffle brunch, fruit, pastries, drinks, and more. Priced at $320 per couple, discounts available for registering early. Takes place on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Register here.

The Hungarian Butcher has assembled the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner at home package, including: Two Sakura Wagyu Farms Tri-Tip Steaks (up to 1lb), Charcuterie for Two (three meats, two cheeses, pickles, mustard and crackers (or can be gluten-free), and a special bottle of Heaps Good Pinot Noir from Slovenia. All of that for $75. Order by February 3rd. Pick up between February 11-14 (they are closed 2/13). Place your order at

Want a more low-key but big-impact kind of Valentine’s Day meal? Smash some heart-shaped pizza in your loved one’s face! Mikey’s Late Night Slice is bringing back the heart shaped pizza, available on Valentine’s Day. Any pizza you order, just request the heart shape. Find a Late Night Slice location.

Three Bites Bakery has created a special Valentine’s Day bundle with The Bloom Boutique. Offering a few different options and four different price points. Enjoy Special strawberry bomboloni just for Valentine’s Day and one dozen wrapped roses for $70, or switch out the bomboloni for a 6″ cake ($75). All preorders for these bundles will be closed on 2/3 and you can pickup your order at the bakery (specify date). Take a look at all of the offerings, including strawberry chocolate tarts, other bouquets, and more at

Gift a love song or a love poem! Secret Studio has two curated offerings for you to fill your Valentine’s Day with a special moment. For $75 you get a 30 mins song session with Lydia Loveless. You will give Lydia your love story and she will create a personalized, tiny love song for you. Limited time slots remain, book here. Alternatively, you can book a Love Archive session. Amy Turn Sharp will facilitate a short conversation and Q&A session about your relationship – lovers, friends, family, anyone who wants to share the experience. You’ll leave with a custom poem by ATS, and recorded conversations to cherish forever. The experience takes about one hour and is $125, book here.

Easton is offering horse-drawn carriage rides the weekend before Valentine’s Day, and on the day. February 10, 11, 12, 14. The route goes throughout Easton’s North District and Fenlon Square. Rides are $10 per person, cash only. Children under 15 years of age ride free with a paying adult. Carriages pick up and drop off outside of Zara on Gramercy Street. More information here.

Gift a box of delectable macarons from Pâtisserie Oh Là Là. Exotic flavor pairings and artisan ingredients combine to create these one-of-a-kind unique delicacies. One dozen macarons in six gourmet flavors, including Salted Caramel Pistachio, Crème Brûlée, Rose Cream, and more. $36 and pickup is Sunday, February 12th from 1pm-4pm. Order here.

Or, if you are really low-key, just head to the shops in Clintonville and pick up a card or a sticker to express your feelings. ‘Happiest with you’ found at Tigertree, $5.00, ‘Kiss me’ found at Wild Cat Gift and Party, $5.50, ‘The Lovers Skeletons’ found at The Brass Hand, $4.00.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day.


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