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We are nearing one of the biggest gift giving days of the year, Valentine's Day! While flowers and chocolates are always the go to gifts for V-Day, if you're looking to change things up a bit and make this year different, here are a couple gift ideas for both men and women.



Okay guys, here's a little secret! Flowers die, plants live! Get her something that is meant to last and grab one of our unique and exotic live plants. We have everything from blooming plants, to ferns, hanging and wall mounted plants, airplants, cacti to tropical green plants. From big to small, we have every budget covered. Looking for an add on to another gift? We have mini ferns, airplants and spider plants that range from $2.95-$15.00, now that's a deal! Step it up, to one of our gorgeous indoor tropical green plants and mounted staghorns ranging from $40-$75, sure to spruce up any room in the house. We even have extra large palms and ficus if you've got one of those crazy plant lovers on your hands. All of our plants are grown in California and come potted and ready to go! We also have care items for your plants to keep them healthy, pots/containers and misters to spruce up your plant gift ideas and take it to the next level.


We have a large selection of all natural skin and beauty products to pamper your gal in! We specialize in naturally derived products, along with organic, fair trade and ethically backed products. Grab her one of our coldpressed raw soaps for $8.95 or 2qty for $12 in many scents, colors and styles. We carry a full line of Alffia beauty products. Not only do their products smell, work and look amazing, but some of their proceeds go to helping out some pretty amazing causes. Feel good about the gifts you are buying! Oh and all their products are under $30.00. We have bath gels, body lotions, face serums, deodorant, hair sprays, hand salves, pump soaps and lip balms with amazing ingredients and scents to choose from. Or check out our large selection of candles to get the mood going!

LEATHER GOODS & PURSES; Okay come on, let's get real! Every girl love a good leather purse, wallet or even backback. We carry a wide assortment of quality leather goods that will be sure to knock her off her feet. Take the risk, and step out of the know what she likes!


Old school is sometimes just what the doctor ordered! We have many affordable jewelry options from real gold & silver, to affordable fashion jewelry to handmade and artisan items. Necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, even our very popular hair pins all make excellent Valentine's Day gifts. Our PURPOSE brand jewelry is handmade and every purchase saves lives. This company makes unbelievably beautiful handcrafted jewelry, made by women who are rescued from sex trafficking. Not only do they help rescue women, but they give the gift and knowledge of learning a skill to employ them through the art of jewelry making, all this while giving them holistic health and therapy care. Scarfs, wallets, shalls, makeup bags, and hats, if your gal isn't a jewelry person, we've got you covered in the accessories department.


Although we are giving alternative options for gift ideas, of course we also have the basics too! Our artisan small batch candy company Olive & Sinclair makes the most delicious chocolate bars, brittles, and caramels. Pick up a handmade letter pressed card that says it all. We have some pretty cheeky, but true cards...for those with a good since of humor!



If your man appreciates a good mixed drink we have some fancy mixers, and accessories to make it extra tasty! Our newest artisan addition, DRAM Apothecary makes herbal bitters, syrups and teas. Pair one of their sample gift kits, a hefty brass bottle opener and one of In Blue Handmade's leather flasks for the perfect mixology gift set, he'll be sure to remember!


Ladies, we aren't the only ones who like to be pampered. We carry fun beer soaps from Dissertation Soap, crafted from real beer, hops infused beard oils, man candles and solid colonge sticks from Damn Handsome Grooming Co. Our newest man brand called Brothers Artisan Oil makes outstanding room sprays, solid scents, and body washes, all in masculine woodsy scents.


Nothings says it better than "I Fucking Love You" for Valentine's Day and our local ceramic artist Hollie Dilley makes these super funny cups, coffee mugs and ornaments to say how you really feel!

If you didn't see anything that tickles your fancy, or if you are unsure we always have gift cards! Let them choose what they really want, gift cards are always a great option.


Make sure to check out the new tap house right next door: THIRSTY BARREL Taphouse & Grille. They serve not only a huge selection of craft beers on tap, but locals wines and great farm to fork style food. They have the most amazing outside area with live music on Friday & Saturday nights. It's way more than just a bar, although their very stylish modern bar is pretty amazing, they also have family seating and a full food menu. Not only are their staff friendly and helpful, they don't have the sit down push out mentality. This is a place to come, hang out, have a couple drinks and share good food with good people. Their brussel sprouts appetizer is a must try, and make sure to add the prosciutto, a personal favorite! Check out their VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL, it's going to be amazing! Don't miss out on this perfect gift, a nice night out!

And you know, we don't have it all...if you need some more inspiration check out the OUTSIDE INNS BLOG with ideas of where and what to get for Valentine's Day in Nevada County. We love supporting other local businesses, if we don't have what you need we will help you find the right place to go, while still staying local!

We are located at 114 Neal Street in historical downtown Grass Valley, Ca 95945. We are across the street from SAFEWAYS parking lot, and down from the new THIRSTY BARREL TAPHOUSE.


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