Valentine’s Day is upon us! The holiday can come with a good deal of pressure (no one wants to buy their special someone a mass-produced, cookiecutter gift, but finding something unique can be a challenge).
The good news is that we at Reading Terminal Market have your back. The Market is packed to the gills with local, handmade, distinctive gifts that will have the most discerning significant other swooning. For our (by no means exhaustive) guide to great Valentine’s gifts, read on!
Anatomically Correct Chocolate Hearts from Chocolate by Mueller
Chocolate is an old standby, and for good reason: who doesn’t love chocolate? However, a box of chocolates simply won’t cut it anymore (boooorriinnngg). Instead, show both your affection for your significant other and your extensive knowledge of human anatomy (wink) with an anatomically correct chocolate heart! The perfect gift for chocoholics and science geeks alike, this is one they won’t soon forget.
Cupid’s Arrow Juice from Iovine Brothers
It’s no wonder that juicing is trendy these days--it’s a clean, easy, and delicious way to get all your nutrients on the go. If your significant other prefers their fruit and veggies in liquid form, then we have the perfect gift for you. With Iovine Brothers’ Cupid’s Arrow juice, featuring apples, pomegranate, beets, lemon juice, and ginger, you can demonstrate that you care while supplying necessary vitamins and minerals!
Heart Soaps from Terralyn
Year after year, people invariably give gifts that their significant others never use. Instead, give them something that looks great, smells better, and supports local merchants. Terralyn’s soaps are all natural and make your skin feel wonderful--take our word for it, your partner will thank you.
Couple’s Cookbooks from the Cookbook Stall
There are few things more satisfyingly romantic than cooking a great meal with someone you care about. The Cookbook Stall wants to help you make that happen, with books that range from the pragmatic to salacious. So pick up one or two and get cooking (nudge nudge; it would also be nice to do the dishes once you’re done).
Victoria’s Passion Wine from Blue Mountain Vineyards
The perfect accompaniment to cheese, charcuterie, or generally decadent meals (i.e. all things you should serve on Valentine’s Day!), Victoria’s Passion is sweet, but not too sweet, full-bodied, and approachably delicious. Crack open a bottle and support a Pennsylvania winemaker while sharing it with someone special.
A pair of tickets to the Party For The Market
You know what literally anyone would love for Valentine’s Day? Unlimited food and drink at one of Philadelphia’s great historic landmarks. Pick up a pair of tickets for the Party from the Market--starting at $75/ticket--and enjoy a night of food, drink, dancing, and entertainment. (Did we mention unlimited food from our merchants? Because unlimited food from our merchants.) It’s the perfect gift--trust us.