The best New Jersey-themed gifts for Valentine’s Day
Valentine's is a big day in NJ. Everyone is looking for that way to show their special someone that they are loved. Instead of getting your honey another stuffed animal adorned with the phrase "Be My Valentine," why not get them something unique from the state they call home?
Here are some out-of the-box ideas for some terrific New Jersey-themed gifts for Valentine's Day. Instead of giving a card or stale box of chocolates from your local drug store, these are some gifts that your true New Jerseyan will enjoy long after February 14th.
Take a quick trip!
If you're looking to get away with your special someone but don't feel like dealing with the hassle of winter travel, head to Crystal Springs Resort for a quick getaway! There's so much for the two of you to do and you only have to travel to Sussex County.
Who doesn't love some chocolate for Valentine's Day?
If you're sweetie has a sweet tooth, try getting her a gift from David Bradley chocolates! Whether they love chocolate strawberries, pretzels or assorted boxes, DB chocolates has something for everyone! If you're looking for something unique for the guys, they have chocolate covered bacon as well!
It's Valentine's Day, let's grab a brew! NJ is home to many great local breweries,including Flying Fish, River Horse, Cape May Brewing, Little Dog Brewing, 902 Brewing, NJ Beer Co. and Asbury Park Brewery, just to name a few. So if your significant other loves craft beer, NJ is a great place to pick them up a few bottles. Many breweries offer tours and tastings as well if you two wanted a fun day out.
Have a 'grape' Valentine's Day!
This Valentine's Day, you can enjoy a romantic day out at one of the state's many beautiful wineries like Laurita Winery in New Egypt! They have events going on year round, including the Winterfest, Feb 18-19.
Every Valentine needs a spa day
Living in the Garden State can be rough and it takes its toll on even the toughest New Jerseyan. To recharge, give your Valentine a day at a local spa. Who wouldn't enjoy the gift of being pampered with a massage or other relaxing treatments?
Let's bake a cake!
Carlo's Bakery is one of the country's most famous bakeries and it is right here in NJ! As a special for Valentine's Day, they are offering a baking class. What better way to be romantic for the holiday then to learn to bake together from one of the best in the business! Learn more here.
Take a gamble!
If you're looking for either a day trip or an overnight stay, you can take that special someone to "DO AC." Whether you want to gamble, take in a show or have a fantastic dinner, Atlantic City has something for everyone.
Roses? we don't need no stinkin' roses!
Roses are a part of Valentine's Day, we get it, but if your loved one really loves flowers, why not take her to a place where she can see so much more? A fun day trip for the botanist in your life could be to the NJ Botanical Garden at Skylands. The NJBG is a thing of beauty no matter what time of year you decide to visit.
What other Jersey-themed gifts would you add to this list? Let's hear your ideas and add your picks in the comment section below.
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