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Valentine’s Day activities and local gift ideas to make the day memorable!


  • Make chocolate fondue -make your own chocolate covered strawberries or other fruit at home with hot melted fondue

  • Stream a Virtual – did you know that Josh Groban will conduct a special livestream concert on Valentine's Day? Or google other livestream virtual concerts

  • Go hiking – alone, with family, or social distance with friends. Revisit your local favorite trail or drive, park, and explore a historic neighborhood

  • Take a painting class - check this link for 10 of the best online art classes in 2020

  • Take a cooking class – whether it is a local community online cooking class (i.e., Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table) or from a master chef (check out the array of masterclass offerings

Gift ideas: support local crafters from Portland and Vancouver area

  • Makers Market –buy homemade gifts at this new indoor market (face masks are required); 237 NE Broadway, Portland, OR

Che Figata! comments: Makers Market started in the deep south with a vision

to preserve artisan crafts. Now Makers Market thrive in several cities, including


  • The Enchanted Rose Emporium “I make little "Butterball Bears" with Hearts & Flowers themes for Valentine's day gifts. They can be used as a pin cushion, or with the little swirl holder, can be hung on a tree or used to hold recipes, photos, business cards, greeting cards, place cards, etc. I'm happy to customize them so they can hold just about anything to represent the person's interests. I also make earrings and have a new batch of heart earrings."

Che Figata! comments: they are so cute! I’d get a couple

and also display them during Christmas, a teddy bear tree!

  • Call Me Sweet Tea “ I sell loose leaf tea (based in Eugene) and would love to be included. I have one blend currently in shop that is perfect for Valentine's Day. It's called Meet Cute and it's a chocolate strawberry black tea blend. I'll also be releasing some Bridgerton blends in time for Valentine's Day as well.” You can find Meet Cute here"

Che Figata! comments: the website list of teas-and ingredients-are mouthwatering.

Che Figata! comments: check out Facebook page for the range of ideas these

fabric flowers can be used for, including face shields.

  • PacificNW craft “I design and make aromatherapy necklaces and earrings. Take your favorite scent on the go with an aromatherapy diffuser earrings made of Lava Stone. Available in drop or studs, the beads are absorbent to carry a scent of your choice. Select one of my scents, or choose unscented to use your own essential oils at home. Lemongrass: promotes calmness & clarity; relieves fatigue, confusion, jet lag.”

Che Figata! comments: very reasonably priced, unique design.

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