Valentine’s Day in Sarasota is just around the corner, and maybe you’ve already decided on the perfect gift to give your special someone. If you haven’t, don’t worry! Check out some of these local places in Sarasota where you can purchase a lovely (and local!) gift your significant other will treasure.


Every girl loves to get flowers, and whether they admit it or not, most guys appreciate them, too. Buy your loved one their favorite flower or a special arrangement at a local florist in Sarasota.

Bee Ridge Florist offers arrangements for both pickup and delivery. They have an assortment of bouquet designs, but they also accept personalized arrangement requests as well to be sure that your loved one will have everything they want.

Suncoast Florist has specialized Valentine’s Day bouquets designed and ready to order. Though they have many types of flowers, they also have a special place for roses. If roses are her favorite, check out their rose arrangements.

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Does your other half have a sweet tooth? Chocolates are traditional and timeless, and Sarasota has local chocolatiers that have the perfect assortment of tasty treats. Peterbrooke Chocolatiers have Valentine’s Day gift collections designed to satisfy every sweet craving. If you want to pick out your own treats, they have assortment boxes and hand-dipped candies as well. Kilwin's offers turtles, truffles, clusters, creams, and all the other favorite chocolate delicacies. They also offer chocolate tours that end with free samples.


Everyone loves a little bit of bling and sparkle, and local Sarasota jewelers are ready to help you pick out the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your loved one. Tilden Ross Jewelers has all the jewelry that women love including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. For men, they offer distinguished cufflinks and rings. Looking for something a bit more out-of-the-box? Check out their sculptures and brooches.

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Sometimes the best pieces of jewelry are the ones you’ve had for ages or family heirlooms, but these often need repair. For something really special, take their most meaningful but aged accessory to Armel Jewelers for jewelry and watch repair.

Wine and Beer

Is your significant other a connoisseur of fine wines or rare beers? There are plenty of places in Sarasota to get something they may not have seen before. Fine Wine & Tastings on Main in Lakewood Ranch has more than 450 wines that come from all over the world.

The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar in Port Charlotte has wine and beer kits and accessories that are perfect for the homebrewer. You can find locally-crafted beverages at Manasota Vineyards as well as incredible tours.

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A Romantic Experience

When no gift feels right, the best thing to do is make reservations for life experiences you can enjoy as a couple on Valentine's Day. Living in Sarasota gives you unique opportunities you wouldn’t find anywhere else. LeBarge Tropical Cruises and Marina Jack both offer sunset cruises that feature dinner directly on the water.

For people who enjoy doing things with their hands, Sarasota has several crafting workshops where you can schedule a date night. Painting with a Twist allows you to paint on canvas or wine glasses and enjoy your favorite wine or beer as well. Maker’s Market combines painting and woodwork that you’ll both enjoy.

Specialty Gifts

Nothing is quite as relaxing as a hot bath, and unique bath bombs are extremely popular gifts that enhance relaxation. Find bath bombs, salts, soaps, and other aromatherapy items at Lush in The Mall at University Town Center or Spoiled Dirty Rotten Natural Cosmetics Soap & Bath Bakery.

Are one or both of you gamers or superhero buffs? You can find local comic book and game stores in Sarasota, too! The Dark Side has new comic book releases, board games, and card games. Descent into Gaming in Bradenton has select comics, games, and action figures. They also have game nights where you can experience new games or old favorites together while meeting other locals with similar interests.

Support your local Sarasota community by purchasing gifts from the shops that make Sarasota special. Whether you go with something traditionally romantic or an experience to share together, your loved ones will be impressed when they receive any of these gifts for Valentine’s Day.

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