The magic of Valentine’s Day is in the air! With Toronto being shut down and all of us doing our part by staying home, we have the beautiful opportunity to get creative with our Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day celebrations. 

It’s the perfect holiday to support local businesses while creating a special day and bringing extra joy to our loved ones. Let’s take this opportunity to show some love to our friends, family, partners, lovers, and small businesses – if there was ever a year to make an extra special effort it’s 2021!

To help get your creative juices flowing, we have created a round-up of some local Liberty Village businesses you can support for Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day 2021. We’ll also take this opportunity to remind you to slip a little gift in there for yourself – because we should all celebrate self-love too! 

Creative Gift Ideas

Carnabys Custom Jewellery – Carnabys has call Liberty Village home for x year now. They are well known for their custom creations. Give them a call if you’re looking for something extra special for that special someone – they have a range of jewellery options including rings, necklaces, custom pieces, they are also well known for making old heirlooms new again. 

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters – Balzac’s Coffee Roaster is a one stop shop for the the coffee lovers in your life, Balzac’s offers more than just coffee, they have a whole online shop with accessories, apparel, breakfast and tea lover bundles, basic pantry items like honey and snacks, and more. Coffee is the gift of warm hugs when you might not be able to give them in person. 

Love Me Do Baby & Maternity – Love Me Do Baby & Maternity is the perfect place to shop for all the mammas and mammas to be in your life. Give the team at Love Me Do Baby & Maternity in Liberty Village a call and let them know you’re putting together a special gift for the mammas in your life for Valentine’s Day. They will have lots of great ideas to help put something special together to help you make mamma feel pampered and loved. They also have great gifts for kids too! 

Demo Soap – We all know someone who loves to take baths and loves to smell delicious. Demo Soap will have gift ideas for the bath lovers in your love and those who love things scented. Demo Soaps has lots of original scents and collections to choose from, even special soap roses for Valentine’s Day. Demo Soaps makes shopping easy! You can choose to hand pick your own soaps or pick up a gift box, and for the DIYers in your life they have soap making kits, the perfect stay at home activity. 

T.O Balloons – Want to get creative and think outside the bouquet? Send a heartfelt message with a custom bunch of Valentine’s Day balloons, balloons are also a fun way to elevate your at home celebrations. T.O. balloons have special Valentine’s Day packages available to make things easier for you or work with their team to create a custom order perfect for the loved ones in your life. 

Tasty Sweets, Takeout Specials & Boozy Treats

Mad Batters Bakers – The team at Mad Batters Bakers in Liberty Village never disappoint, they are always there for us when we need a tasty treat. As usual they have custom sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies ready for us to bring in another special occasion. They are taking pre-orders for special Valentine’s Day cookies in a variety of shapes and designs. 

For the Love of Cake – Cake is always a good idea. For the Love of Cake are our local cake experts who offer us so many options to choose from. They offer everything from Cupcake Bouquets (that taste much better than roses!), custom cupcakes and cakes, custom edible figurines, or why not jump on the pinata cake trend and give your loved ones something to smash! No matter what the special people in your life are into, there’s something for them this Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day.

Brodflour – Treat your special someone to a cozy breakfast in bed or a late morning brunch affair. Brodflour has everything you need for the perfect take-out brunch experience. Pick-up your favourite coffee or teas, stacked and decadent sandwiches, and sweet, tasty treats to finish it all off. Build your own brunch experience to enjoy at home and skip the cooking for curbside pick-up. Why not drop something nice off to a friend on your way too? 

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – Feel like cooking? You cannot go wrong with a special weekend brunch from Mildred’s Temple Kitchen any day of the year, but, especially not on Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day! Mildred’s has a variety of brunch pantry staples, Love Boxes, and Boozy Woozy Love boxes. Cook together with your boo or let them take a bubble bath while you prepare a special brunch for them! Staying home – why not make it boozy! Also, on the menu – special Valentine’s Mimosa kits and take-home Love Potion No. 9. 

Liberty Commons – Liberty Village local, Liberty Commons is no stranger to putting together special menus for special occasions. Liberty Commons will be offering a special Valentine’s day takeout menu from February 12th to February 14th. Their special menu features crab cakes, cocao brisket & ribs, baked fondue & charcuterie, bourbon beer-amisu, and Big Rock Black Heart Stout – if we weren’t hungry before you might be now. Sounds like the perfect feast for a game night or cozy movie night-in. Pre-order your special meal before they’re all gone.  

Local – Local, Liberty Village does bar food and drinks well! Be the best bartender to your best friend with a Local “Bring Your Own Drink Kit” (BYODK). Local has a variety of options to choose from including kits that have everything you need to serve the perfect Caesar, Margarita, Sassy Sangria, Moscow Mule, and Aperol Spritz. No need to run around for all the ingredients, stop in at Local for everything you need to impress! 

Now, we have done the hard work for you – we’ve set you up with all the ideas you just have to make ’em happen. Imagine your best friend’s face when you drop off a with cake and cocktails on Galentine’s Day, or your special someone’s reaction when you show up with a bunch of balloons and a cupcake bouquet on Valentine’s Day. Or all the ways you could make yourself feel by making yourself a pitcher of Sassy Sangria’s paired with a bubble bath and a good book! The options are endless, local, and close by. Make Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day easy on yourself, and extra special this year! 

Happy Galentine’s Day Ladies! (Saturday, February 13th, 2021)

Happy Valentine’s Day Liberty Village! (Sunday, February 14th, 2021)


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