Show some ♥ to local startups this Valentine’s day by buying your loved ones gifts from these Triangle Area businesses.
For the Outdoor Lover…
Handmade in Raleigh with locally sourced materials and components, these Eno-style camping hammocks come in double sizes and are perfect for relaxing with your significant other lakeside at Jordan Lake.
For the Chocoholic…
Videri Chocolate Factory
Instead of simply selling chocolate, Videri’s downtown factory doors are open to anyone and everyone. They believe that being in the factory and tasting their chocolate should be one of the happiest and most exciting experiences a chocolate-lover can have. So step in and try a piece of their rich, velvety chocolates and buy something sweet for your sweetheart!
For the Bearded Man in Your Life…
Beard Is Legend
If your other half is bearded, then you know what a neglected beard feels like. The Noble Woodsman – founded in Raleigh – bottles and sells premium beard oil infused with Argan, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil. Beard Is Legend is also fittingly scented with hints of rosemary, honey, neroli, and redwood.
For the Urban Adventurer and Environmentalist…
Take your date on a romantic rooftop adventure through Bee Downtown! You will not only leave with a jar of locally sourced honey from rooftop beehives, but also help to contribute to the resurgence of the shrinking honeybee population. Founder Leigh-Kathryn is also a fellow for the Entrepreneurship Initiative program!
For the Caramel Lover and the Social Conscience…
Tom & Jenny’s
Worried about your significant other’s enamel? Buy Tom & Jenny’s tooth-friendly caramels, a candy brand founded by a local couple: dentist Dr. Jenny and her husband, Tom. Their delicious treats are already beginning to sell out and a portion of their profits goes to nutrition and dental health programs for kids in underprivileged areas!
For a Local Getaway…
King’s Daughters Inn
Located in Durham, The King’s Daughters Inn is a beautiful Bed and Breakfast with each room decorated in a different fashion of the 1920s. For a romantic weekend getaway or a gift for your significant other, pamper yourselves with a visit to this lovely and relaxing stronghold of the past.
For a Romantic Meal…
This lowlight lit restaurant in downtown Raleigh features delicious Lebanese cuisine and is founded by two local families. There is an option for everyone: delicious hummus, innovative salads, meat prepared in many different ways, and delicious desserts and drinks!
About the Author
Moaad Benkaraache is an EI marketing assistant and NC State industrial engineering student. He enjoys prototyping, eating protein-packed meals and prototyping while eating protein-packed meals.