Just because you’re at home, doesn’t mean you can’t create a memorable and romantic Valentine’s Day. We’ve compiled a list of ideas to make sure you get extra brownie points this year!
Let’s start with the basics: Chocolate & Flowers.
Although, here in Stratford there is nothing basic about these top picks.
- Chocolate shops: Chocolate Barr’s Candies , Rheo Thompson Candies , Rocky Mtn Chocolate
- Flowers: Designs by Cate , Flowers on York , Forest of Flowers , The Little Shed Flower Company , Stratford Blooms
Set the scene for romance!
Create an insta-worthy table setting with the help of your favourite local retailers. From candles, tableware, centerpieces and more, you’ll be sure to impress your love with high-quality products you can use for years to come.
- Visit these shops online: Bradshaws , Bungalow (St.Marys), Got It Made , Jillian’s (Mitchell), Sinvention Leather Boutique , Treasures , Village Craft & Candle (St. Marys), Watson’s Chelsea Bazaar , Wills & Prior
Dress the part!
Aren’t we all looking for a reason to dress up these days? From the latest trends, unique vintage finds, jewellery and lingerie, we recommend visiting Stratford’s best shops online to complete your look this Valentine’s Day.
- Cora Couture , Danna Nicole , Distill Gallery , The Dressing Room , Gadsby’s , Got it Made , Grace the Boutique , The Green Room , Gruv , Harmony , La Osa Jewelry + Vintage , MacLeods Scottish Shop , Red Coral , Resonance , Rhumba , The Touchmark Shop , The Wardrobe
Channel your inner chef!
Consider picking up fresh, local ingredients to recreate your favourite dishes at home, or put together an impressive charcuterie board for two.
- Butcher and the Baker , Downie Street Bakehouse, The Gentle Rain Health Food Store , The Hub Butchery & Market , The Little Green Grocery , The Milky Whey Cheese Shop , Olive Your Favourites , Troyer’s Spices (St. Marys)
- Some of your favourite restaurants offer their own pasta, sauces and dinner kits! Check out: AO Pasta , Fellini’s Italian Cucina , Mercer Kitchen & Beer Hall , Pazzo Taverna & Pizzeria
If you prefer to let someone else do the heavy lifting when it comes to your romantic night in, we’ve made it easy to find both delivery and take-out options visitstratford.ca/takeout.
Or consider ordering a delicious Prix Fixe Dinners TO GO from the Stratford Chef School .
Cheers to love!
Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a signature cocktail or beverage to complement your dinner. Whether you love beer, wine, spirits or prefer non-alcoholic – we’ve got you covered. And don’t forget, many restaurants offer beer or wine with take-out orders!
- Spirits: Junction 56 Distillery , Sobrii (non-alcoholic Gin)
- Beer: Black Swan Brewing Company , Heritage Hops , Jobsite Brewing , Shakespeare Brewing Co.
- Wine: Dark Horse Estate Winery (Grand Bend)
Create a luxurious spa experience at home!
Did you know many of your favourite spas are offering exclusive at-home kits? From facial kits to manicures, it’s the perfect time to relish in the simplicity of staying home. Let the relaxation begin!
Stay close and cozy as you explore the beautiful outdoors. Take a hike along the Avon Trail , or relish in the winter beauty along the Avon River.
Cuddle up and relax!
Skip Netflix for the night and dive into Stratford’s culture scene online. Here are a few unique ways to enjoy:
We’d love to hear your plans this Valentine’s Day. Be sure to tag us on social! #LOVESTRATFORD