Ladies and gents, Valentine’s Day is only a week away so if you haven’t ordered something online already, you might be a little too late… But don’t worry! Waco has stepped up its game this year and there is now a ton of cool options for things to buy here locally for your special someone.
F O R T H E L A D I E S
You can honestly never really go wrong with getting a good bouquet of flowers. We’ve got several locations in Waco that deliver for you so you can surprise your significant other. Pro-tip: if your lady has a green thumb, switch up the rose game this year and get her a rose bush to plant in her garden, some might say that’s the gift that keeps on giving “the whole year round.”
Reed’s Flowers | Downtown’s longtime staple flower place is the perfect place to check out if you’re on the hunt for flowers for your lady.
Tenfold Floral Studio | If you’re wanting to support a newcomer in town, check out these ladies. They grow a majority of their flowers directly in their backyard so this is as legit as it gets for starting a new business. Also their branding is ON POINT.
Bonnie’s Greenhouse | Never been out to Bonnie’s? If not, you should make this a part of your valentine’s day plans with the lady. Their hidden garden is absolutely amazing and they have a little of everything making the selecting process part of the present.
Baylor Flowers | A hot spot for the ladies around rush time, you can’t go wrong with Baylor Flowers for custom deliveries to your special lady.
We can’t say this enough—shop local jewelry. Not only will be supporting small business, but you’ll be giving your lady a little city pride on the side. These jewelers are truly unique in their style and we are immensely thankful that they’re here.
Virage | downtown fine jeweler who also happens to be the artist behind those Waco necklaces you’ve been seeing around town.
Summer Ellis | A Waco original, Summer Ellis has been here since day one making delicate beautiful jewelry.
EM Jewelry | Not only does she have one of the most entertaining social media accounts in Waco (birthday blessings) but her jewelry is simply chic, timeless and is the polished finish to every outfit.
F O R T H E F E L L A S
Shopping for guys is a little harder, we get it. But not this year. This year we look to some of our favorite Waco-made products to alleviate our shopping stress.
Alico Socks | You read that right. We are so proud to finally inform you that someone has created Alico socks. Our only cause for remorse is that we didn’t do it first. Hats off to you, Congress.
Waco Hat Company | You may have seen these bad boys around town, but we can pretty much guarantee your man will love one of these.
Waco Shirts | You can find these all over town, but a large collection of them can be found in Spice Village. They have a large, large collection of all sorts of shirts your man will love
Dapper Bear | It’s perfectly classy and at any Baylor game you can see it’s distinctive plaid peppered throughout the crowd. It’s a great gift for any alumni—their bowties are pretty fly.
Waco Skyline Drawing | Deux South made one heck of a Waco skyline that reps some city pride and looks chic doing it.
F O R B O T H O F Y O U
If you’re not the gift giving type and prefer an experience together, you’ve still got plenty of option in the 254. Waco is experiencing quite the boom of “things to do” and it is making our job exponentially easier. These gifts are for you and your boo thang to get to enjoy together.
Wine subscription from VMV | Valley Mills Vineyards not only produces top quality wine, but they also offer a subscription service for you to get to continually have their wine. Need we say more?
Waco Wine Tour | Turns out Waco is actually a great climate for growing grapes. So much so, that we now have an entire tour catered to taking you around to the different wineries in Waco. We know, mind blown. We are so, so proud.
Waco River Safari | This sunset tour up the Brazos truly shows you Waco from a different perspective. We firmly believe every Wacoan should do this at least once.
Waco Escape Rooms | If you’ve ever watched any form of an action movie, you know that when the adrenaline gets pumping, love wins. Go test your escape skills with your S.O.
Waco Pedal Tours | Rumor has it they’re doing a Valentine’s specific tour. Pedaling around, drinking wine, seeing Waco and jamming out with Captain Danny seems like quite the evening to be sure.
Cozy Dinners | These dinners are hosted in the Cultivate 712 building and are truly a romantic event.
Balcones Tour | You will leave truly fascinated with not only the level of craftsmanship that goes into our World famous whisky, but you’ll also get to sip the different varieties at the end rounding out the experience to be one both of you can thoroughly enjoy.
For the Home
We think our 80% women demographic will appreciate that this is under the “both” category but for you 20% men out there, sorry.
Gather | We love Gather. Simple as that. They have Waco-made home decor and it’s focused on hospitality and you can’t go wrong with anything in there honestly. (*ahem, men read that last part once more)
Art from Cultivate 7Twelve | Filling your home with stuff that’s uniquely yours is truly a fun step as a couple. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind art, lucky for you we have that in abundance now.
Magnolia Market | Joanna approves of it, your lady will approve of it.
Coffee Mug | Waco actually has a large supply of “city pride” coffee mugs and we love it. And, on a great note, we have so many coffee shops with their own mugs you can start a “collection” and keep this gift going for a couple years. #score.
Coffee Candle Co | Made in Waco AND you can add it to your newly established mug collection once it burns out. #winwin
Waco 52 Deck of Cards | When we said we have one-of-a-kind art in abundance, we mean it. Just take a gander at the Waco 52 deck of cards and you’ll find 52 examples of our creative capacity.
Vinyl from Spin Connection | There’s something romantically timeless about putting on a record in the house, and Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect holiday to add to your collection.
Custom tea towels from Ellie Jean Paperie | Having customized towels in your kitchen seem to be one of those detail things that really takes you from just getting by in life to having it all together. And when you have ones awesome as these you’re crushing it.
Chocolates are the universal food of St. Valentine and should be consumed lavishly each year on this particular holiday (and especially the day after when all of it goes on sale). And if not chocolate, cupcakes can definitely work in a pinch.
Cocomoda | Their delicious truffles are soon headed to Waco, and you can catch them at a pop up here and there. We simply can not wait.
Silo Baking Co | Rumor has it the airstream is going to hit the road giving us Wacoans access to their oh-so-coveted cupcakes without waiting in line.
Cuppicakes | Out in McGregor, this cupcake location truly has more cupcake flavors than we knew possible. To put it to you this way, you can order a dozen cupcakes and have them ALL be a different flavor. We know. It’s incredible.
And if you don’t have a date planned yet, we’ve got you covered. Check out our last article, “14 Valentine’s Day events happening in Waco this year“. Happy Valentine’s Day, Wacotown! Make it a good one.