Show your Valentine, your Galentine, and yourself some love this Valentine’s Day with unique gifts, wine, flowers, chocolate, and more from the Community Food Co-op. We’ve curated some loving inspiration to make your Valentine’s Day special.
Heart Pillar from Big Dipper Wax Works
Bask in the warm glow of this 100% pure beeswax pillar made by hand in Seattle. Beeswax is the purest of all candle waxes with an exceptionally long burning time. This red, heart-shaped pillar will burn bright for an impressive 40 hours.
Red Mug from Danica Heirloom Mugs
Show your love of coffee with handmade Danica Heirloom mugs. They are sourced with care and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Do good while you enjoy your hot beverages; a percentage of all Danica profits is donated to Education without Borders, a Canadian non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk children in South Africa and Canada.
Classic Red or Fresh Water Pearl Pink Nail Polish from Gabriel Cosmetics
Get ready for your Valentine's Day date with a classic red or pink nail polish. The Co-op has a wide variety of colors if red or pink aren’t in your color palette. All Gabriel Cosmetics products are made from 100% natural ingredients with no synthetic chemicals or animal by-products.
Valentine’s Day Chocolate
The Co-op has one of the best chocolate selections in Bellingham. Two Valentine’s Day favorites are the ValenTony heart-shaped bar with pieces of rose fudge and raspberry from Tony’s Chocolonely, and the locally-made Pomegranate Caramels from Chocolate Necessities.
Aromatherapy Bath Packets from Aura Cacia
Bathe in luxury with Aura Cacia’s mineral bath and aromatherapy bath packets. Your body and senses will delight in patchouli, sweet orange, geranium, ylang ylang, or relaxing lavender. Aura Cacia bath packets are on sale until February 15. If you buy one, you get one free.
Rainforest Alliance and Flor Ecuador Certified Roses
Roses are the quintessential symbol of Valentine’s Day. The Co-op has beautiful and fragrant mixed bouquets that are Rainforest Alliance and Flor Ecuador certified. This means they are grown using sustainable practices and the best working conditions.
Thanks to greenhouse growing, we can gift tulips from Skagit County in February. Sweet, multi-colored bouquets are available in our floral department.
Crème de Framboise from Jahiot
Jahiot's Raspberry Liqueur is made from raspberries picked at the peak of maturity and delicately macerated in the finest alcohol and sugar. It has notes of ripe black cherry and blackberry compote with just enough tartness. Enjoy as a champagne cocktail using the Co-op’s recipe.
Valentine’s Day Raspberry Sparkling Wine Cocktail
2 ounces Crème de Framboise
4 ounces Sparkling Wine
Pour 2 ounces of Crème de Framboise into a champagne flute and top with 4 ounces of chilled sparkling wine. Top with two fresh raspberries. Cheers!
Brut Rosé Tentation from Domaine Olivier Morin
This Pinot Noir-based sparkling wine is a nice balance of fruit with mineral. It’s a stimulating mouthful of strawberry, tarragon, cinnamon, and is slightly dry. Its lovely light color makes it a wonderful choice for a romantic dinner featuring seafood or Mediterranean flavors.
Wild Miss 55 Sparkling Wine from Henri Champliau Winery
Henri Campliau is a family-owned sparkling wine producer in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise region of Burgundy. Wild Miss 55 is a not-too-sweet bubbly with zesty acidity. It would compliment your charcuterie board or first course well.
The Co-op has a wonderful full and forward red that pairs well with your Valentine’s dinner and dessert. This Iberian Garnacha is full of mulberry, toasted cocoa, oaky spice, and black raspberry.
No Valentine’s Day is complete without dessert from the Co-op Bakery.
The chocolate and raspberry version of the Co-op Bakery’s famous cloud cake is available for a short period each year, just for Valentine’s Day. This light, gluten-free chocolate cake has a whipped cream and raspberry filling and is topped with a tart raspberry sauce.
This gluten-free delicacy is the perfect end to your Valentine’s Day meal. It is a light sponge cake rolled with sweet cream and strawberries. It is as beautiful as it is delicious!