Getting the Perfect Romantic Gift in the Merrimack Valley

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Did you forget about Valentine’s Day this year? Or did your anniversary just so happen to sneak up on you? Big oof. Tough break, my friend. 

But hold up… maybe not. Maybe this is just the opportunity needed to get that special someone an even more special present. Perhaps something one of a kind? Locally made, even? Great news! There are a ton of talented artisans and eclectic local shops that you can visit in the Merrimack Valley. And here are just a few to get you started:

The Crafty Yankee

Address: 1838 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

The Crafty Yankee is a family owned and operated regional favorite–and for good reason. Here, you can find unique gifts of all kinds. And many items are made by local artisans. This includes some great romantic gifts like jewelry, fashion items, home decor, candles, and Bath & Body products. With so much to offer, you’re sure to find the perfect gift. The shop also focuses on selling American-made and responsibly-sourced global products, so you can shop guilt-free.

What’s Inside Mill No. 5 In Lowell, MA?
Source: Mill No. 5 Facebook Page

Mill No. 5

Address: 250 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA

Mill No. 5 is a shopping, dining, and entertainment spot occupied by great local businesses, art galleries, and shops. So if you’re looking for something made by local creators, here’s your spot. Inside, you’ll find the Lowell Book Company, Curation 250 Urban Art Gallery + Shop, Red Antler Apothecary, Jack Attack Clothing, and so much more. And if you visit A Little Bazaar during one of its events, you’ll have the chance to meet and buy from even more talented local vendors.

Western Avenue | Studios & Lofts

Address: 122 & 160 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA

Western Avenue is home to the largest artist community in the United States. So, you’ll have no trouble finding a one-of-a-kind handmade gift. Inside the Western Avenue walls, artists of all mediums are hard-at-work creating. Lucky for all of us, these artisans often put their works on display and for sale. There’s everything from handmade jewelry to culinary items to sculptures, ceramics, and glassware–and that’s not even scratching the surface. So if you want to find a truly unique and special gift, you’ll find it here.

Local Florists

Still not sure what to get your other half? Don’t sweat it. There’s always this classic: A bouquet of flowers! Flowers are a surefire way to make your special someone say, “awww…babe!” All the amazing Merrimack Valley florists will do everything they can to make sure your flowers are as perfect as your loved one. Here are a few must-visit flower shops:

And be sure to ask about delivery for an extra special surprise!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and pick up that perfect gift for your partner! Or, for anyone, really. There’s a little something special for everyone around these parts.

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