Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Are you ready? Are you having trouble getting your gifts, dinner reserved, or unique experience planned? Fear not, for the Short North Arts District has you covered!

There are so many great ideas in the District that it’s impossible to name them all here, so please don’t forget to see the Shopping Guide and Dining Guide and Gallery Guide.

Navigate your way around the District with our Parking & Transit Information here.

GIFTS

Glean
Fun items that will light up your Valentine’s heart await at Glean, like hand-stamped leather hearts emblazoned with original words by Vanessa Jean Speckman. “You are enough,” “Take my hand run fast,” and “The time is now” are just a few of the sayings available. Be sure to check out their handmade heart soaps – in both classic candy and anatomically correct shapes!

 

Global Gifts
Global Gifts is offering up fair trade goodies perfect for your Valentine, including chocolates, cards, jewelry, and more!

Image may contain: foodLaughlin’s Bakery
No February 14th is complete without sugar. Laughlin’s Bakery has you covered, like with Red Hot heart macarons made fresh to light their fire.

 

Image may contain: foodMMELO Boutique Confections
MMELO also has a ton of sweetness in stock, like Hot Chocolate “Bombs” filled with vanilla marshmallow and dark cocoa. Decadent fun for everyone!

 

Image may contain: flower, plant, nature and outdoorPaper Daisy Flower Boutique
The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique will have lots of gorgeous flowers in on time for Valentine’s Day. They are offering free local delivery for orders placed by Friday, February 9.

 

On Paper
Skip the last-minute drugstore cards and plan on get them something beautifully unique from On Paper. They are carrying cards, gifts, perfumes, books, love letters, candy, and lots of sweet things for sweethearts that let them know you love them.

 

Rose Bredl Flowers and Garden
Wow them with incredible fresh flowers from Rose Bredl. This is a time-tested Valentine’s Day gift that is always appreciated!

 

Short North Piece of Cake
No one can resist cake! Pick some up at Short North Piece of Cake to top off your night in the tastiest way possible.

 

STORE 5a
STORE 5a has great options for V-Day gifts including pre-owned handbags, jewelry, and timepieces. Their carefully curated selection is fully authenticated, appraised, and refurbished to like-new condition. Some favorite items to gift they carry include timeless diamond stud earrings, the iconic Cartier Love bracelet, and the sleek Rolex Datejust. Spend $100 or more and get $25 off!

 

Waxxpot
Keep those lips kissable! Anyone who walks into Waxxpot will receive free lip balm from now until Valentine’s Day.

SERVICES AND DATE NIGHT IDEAS

Amaze, The Columbus Escape Experience
For a fun, quirky date night that will for sure be remembered, the adventurous couple should look no further than booking at Amaze! All month long, you can buy one ticket and get another half off with the code “Valentine” online. Amaze is also running a Family Night Special where kids’ tickets are $15 with the purchase of an adult ticket every Friday in February.

Alexanders Jewelers
Alexanders Jewelers is offering free ring inspection and cleaning, as well as free gift wrapping. Make that rock shine! Additionally, make a purchase during the week of February 10 through February 17 and get a free $50 gift certificate to use anytime later in 2018.

BFF Bash with Tastings Wine Experience, Peace + Love + Bling
Join Tastings Wine Experience and Peace + Love + Bling for a BFF Bash on February 15. Your ticket includes a $10 card for wine tasting at Tastings Columbus, a make-and-take bracelet from Peace + Love + Bling, and a custom lip gloss from Mukha Custom Cosmetics.

Tastings will have additional refreshments available and Peace + Love + Bling will have a pop-up jewelry boutique. These are extra special things so you can TREAT YO SELF, they are not included in the ticket price.

The Candle Lab
Join The Candle Lab for their biggest event of the year. The Perfect Pairing Valentine’s Special is running for a total of five nights: the Fridays and Saturdays surrounding Valentine’s Day, along with the holiday on Wednesday itself. Pour your custom candles together, enjoy some bubbly and chocolates, and then have your finished candles hand-delivered to your restaurant of choice! The Candle Lab also offers a “romance” gift pack of four different romantic scents, as well as full-size candles of dark chocolate, rose petals, and more for anyone looking for a quick gift.

MAX The Salon, a Charles Penzone Salon
With a fresh cut and gift card in hand both from MAX The Salon, you’ll be ready to stun on date night. Buy a $150 gift card and get a free Eminence Citrus Lip Balm as well as a free Royal Rhino Club Haircut or Straight Razor Shave. This promotion begins February 5 and will run until February 14.

Mukha Custom Cosmetics & Medi Spa
Give the gift of relaxation and book services for you and your sweetheart at Mukha Spa. From February 12 to February 17, book any two services the spa offers and receive 15% off!

Wine on High
Looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day? Celebrate with wine and chocolate with Wine on High’s Wine & Chocolate Classes. Four hand selected wines from their Sommeliers are paired with delicious chocolates to elevate your wine experience.

DINING

Black Point Restaurant
Black Point Restaurant is offering a Surf and Turf Prix Fixe three-course dinner for $54 per person, with the option of adding a pairing of Veuve Clicquot.

The Guild House
Offered through Join My Table, “The Art of Romance” sees Executive Chef John Paul Iacobucci and his team will create a five-course farm-to-table tasting menu for this memorable table for two at The Guild House. You and your guest will enjoy a tasting menu designed for sharing, paired with cocktails and wine specifically chosen to complement each dish. The special is $75 per person (tax, tip, and fees included), and will be offered for a limited time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from January 29 – February 28. Various seating times are available. 

Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Join Marcella’s for a special menu carefully selected by Executive Chef Patrick Hofer, inspired by Italian style cheese, charcuterie, antipasta, and pizzas. The food will be paired with bottles from their exclusively Italian wine list. Be the first to try the new Ca’Marcella Red Blend, made just for Marcella’s. The menu is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at various seating times for $55 per person.

Union Cafe
Union Cafe‘s Chef Ben prepares his melt-in-your-mouth Filet Mignon dinner for Valentine’s Day. Come with your sweetheart, or find one here! Stay for Virginia and Nina West’s 22nd Annual Single and Bitter show 2018 at 10:00pm!

~ Ann Faris