What’s the best way to show your significant other, best friend, parent or even sibling that you love them? With Valentine's Day around the corner, you might be stumped as to what to get your favorite person in the world for this sweet holiday. Yes, you can do chocolates, you can also travel somewhere but where’s the thoughtfulness in that? When I give gifts, I like knowing that the gift will be used all the time and my favorite person will have NO CHOICE but to think of me every time they use it. Regardless, giving gifts is hard, and sometimes it’s scary to think that another person won’t like it. Well, I’ve got you covered, for this Valentine’s Day, I am giving you a list of local El Paso Businesses that would be great buys for your most cherished person.
Good Morning Kiss-@goodmorninkiss
Do you know what’s great about skincare? Everyone needs it, and everyone can use it! Good Morning Kiss is a locally handcrafted skin care business that uses natural ingredients and provides a spa experience from home. This gift can be used for anyone: your man, your abuela, your mom, or even your sister who will probably steal it from you anyways if you don’t buy her one. Even more perfect, Good Morning Kiss will be hosting a Galentine’s Facial Night on February 14th! For $35 you can get a facial, drinks and pizza with your best friends! Sometimes we have to be reminded that Valentine's isn't limited to just romantic relationships but platonic ones as well. Spoil yourself and your best friend by taking a trip to Good Morning Kiss #treatyourself.
On Next Sunday-@onnextsunday
We love women in business! On Next Sunday is a women’s clothing shop on the East side of El Paso that is just the best for gifts. The owner of the shop personally selects these cute outfits that are ideal gifts for a sister, best friend, or mom; and is even a perfect go-to for date night outfit! Don’t be turned off by the “all-girls” idea of On Next Sunday because on February 13th the store will be hosting a candle making class! You don’t have to be a woman to enjoy making candles, eating cheese and chocolate! To all the men out there for $35, each this would be the ideal date night for a laid-back evening with your significant other!
Tres Toros Leather Co- @trestorosleatherco
As I said, women in business are on the rise. Based out of Fabens, Tx this independently owned leather shop is known on the street for producing custom accessories. Yes, you read correctly, Custom! Ofelia, the owner of this shop, makes everything from earrings, bags/clutches, watch bands to wallets. If you want something a bit more personal for your significant other Tres Toros is the place to go! She custom makes each product to order but also has a few pieces ready for purchase. We love her and her style as she makes sure to deliver with the quality of the products being 100% genuine leather!
Vandal Candle is hands down one of the coolest forms of recycling I’ve seen and genuinely one of the coolest gift ideas. Produced by @pinonsmom, @Kalavera_cs has spraycandles stocked daily with scents like Egyptian Amber, Black Raspberry Vanilla, and Dragon’s Blood. @Pinonsmom takes spray paint cans and recycles them into candles! This gift idea is a great one for your more artsy friends or even the men in your life. You can find these Vandal Candles at our neighbors' @kalavera_cs location downtown!
We can’t forget one of our favorite neighbors! Located right next to our Montecillo location, Trendy Décor is great for gifts! With just a little bit of everything in the shop from soy candles to pillows, everything is handcrafted. For this Valentine’s Day, you can write your love letter with the help of Trendy’s typewriter! Personalizing your “I love you’s” in a unique throwback. With something handmade, your gift receiver is more than likely to feel special.
Who doesn’t love a gorgeous ring on Valentine’s Day? No? Too soon in the relationship for that? Well, @laloelan has got you with their vast array of jewelry from rings to necklaces. Everything is hand-crafted and beautifully detailed. It may not be the diamonds your significant other was expecting but these pieces are sure to put a smile on their face and let the world know they are yours. Jewelry is great because they can be given as a gift for any relationship situation. Best friends, mothers or sisters, everyone loves receiving a little something that shows you care.
I know I said something about chocolates earlier, but they are Valentine’s day staple. A must-have if you will. Though, if you feel chocolates might be a little basic in the heart-shaped containers get ready to pick up some local treats that are worth the cavities! Sweet Addiction is not only taking orders for cupcake baskets but they also just released their new Calavera Churros. I don’t know about you, but I much rather have a churro over caramel chocolates. Make sure to check out their page for preordering cupcake gift baskets for this Valentine’s!
Another gift idea for the difficult man in your life... maybe he’s hard to shop for, or maybe he just needs a new look? Mr.Fibbs sock company is a must for the modern man or for anyone who wants a pop of color/design. These socks are the perfect way to personalize a formal look or even add some character to a look. International selling and based out of Chihuahua, Mexico this company loves to give as much as they get. With a purchase of every pair of socks, another couple will be donated to those in need. Show your love not only for your significant other but to helping out the community by buying a cute pair of socks!
Cecilia and Lola-@CeciliaandlolaAs you can tell by now, there are a lot of local businesses that need support! Not only that but these businesses are genuinely so talented and produce amazing products! That doesn’t stop here with @ceciliaandlola a jewelry boutique handcrafted and created by young entrepreneur Vanessa. Her journey has been an ongoing one for about 2-3 years now and is still hitting the market hard by consistently coming out with new designs. Beautiful, airy, and light are three words to describe this artist's pieces, and they are a need for a classy woman.
Support local businesses! El Paso needs the help of its community to continue thriving! These are just a few of the many that are out there in the city. Comment down some of your favorite businesses! Happy Valentine’s Day!