Southern-Made Valentine's Day Gifts
Surprise your beloved with one of these hot buys chosen by our editors from artisans across the South.
Heart Sugar Cookies
These tiny, iced "Heart 2 Heart" Valentine's Day cookies, rolled and cut by hand in Bethesda, Maryland, have a subtle almond flavor.
Buy It: $4.50/set of 2; bundlesofcookies.com
Lumina Clothing, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, designs dapper bow ties in cheerful patterns and bold shades of crimson.
Buy It: $39-$45 each; luminaclothing.com
Inspired by Italian desserts and made with natural ingredients in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, this sweet and tart sorbet is a delicious after-dinner treat.
Buy It: $6.49 per pint; gsgelato.com
Love Birds Card
Write a stylish love letter to your Valentine on this recycled cotton letterpress card, designed and printed in Birmingham, Alabama.
Buy It: $4; nightowlpapergoods.com
Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Spice up everything from eggs to barbecue with this blend of three different types of peppers, made in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Buy It: 73 cents (6 oz.); texaspete.com
From Naples, Florida, jeweler Nina Nguyen, this stunning "Exquisite" cocktail ring boasts a deep pool of garnet set in gold vermeil.
Buy It: $150; nina-nguyen.com
Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen makes sweets the way you remember them from your childhood: beautiful and delicious.
Buy It: $10.95/pound (about 16 sticks); savannahcandy.com
This hand-poured Sweet Pea candle made in Decatur, Georgia, travels well in its tin and has a fresh floral fragrance.
Buy It: $13 (6.5 oz.); paddywax.com
The Pink Micro-Check Button Collar Shirt
Ledbury, based in a renovated tobacco warehouse in Richmond, Virginia, specializes in quality, great-fitting shirts for men who appreciate the tailoring, but not the expense, of London’s Savile Row.
Buy It: $99; ledbury.com
Winston Sweetheart Necklace
Inspired by her Peruvian heritage and background in graphic design, Hyla Dewitt creates her bold gemstone jewelry by hand in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Buy It: $150; hyladewitt.com
Classic Cupcakes with Mile-High Pink Frosting
From locations in Newark, Delaware, and Charlotte, North Carolina, SAS Cupcakes ships their delectable cupcakes, topped with sweet buttercream frosting, all over the country.
Buy It: $49.95-$55.95/dozen; sascupcakes.com
Cards Sent with Hugs and Kisses
This exquisitely simple letterpress gift card, crafted in Richmond, Virginia, gets right to the romantic point.
Buy It: $12/set of 6; pocketcreative.com