Nevada City's My Favorite Things Shop Valentine's DayWho’s ready for Valentine’s Day?  Downtown Nevada City has some great shopping options if you want to buy your loved on a present.  I’ve put together a few local shopping ideas for you, whether you want something from My Favorite Things, Kitkitdizzi, J.J. Jackson’s, Gray Goose, Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe, Nevada City Truffle Shop, Cello Chocolate, Treats, Abstrakt, Maiden Lane, Judi’s or Nevada City Crystal & Glass.  If you’re looking to treat your loved one to a night out, check out Emily’s Catering Sweetheart Dinner or their Chocolate of the month club (special promotion right now, subscribe for the year and get one month free).  For other downtown dining options, check out the Outside Inn’s Eating Out page.  Karin, at the Magickal Florist, wants to encourage you to buy flowers for your loved ones and has a special coupon for online purchases, check out their website and enter in the discount code “outside2014” for an extra 10% savings off local delivers.  The Outside Inn’s blog InnSide Nevada City has a special Valentine’s Day giveaway for one lucky blog reader– win a $75 gift certificate for a mixed bouquet of flowers at Magickal Florist, a gift certificate for 2 slices of flourless chocolate cake a Treats and $25 gift certificate towards a table of 2 for at the Emily’s Catering 7 course dinner menu on Valentines Day, featuring live music by George Souza.  Post a comment on this post about how you’re going to celebrate and I’ll draw the winner next Monday.  And if you want to celebrate your loved one with a night at the Outside Inn, check out our winters specials for some great savings for a mid-week visit, or check out my Pinterest board with more ideas on things to do for Valentine’s Day.Nevada City' Kitkitdizzi Shopping for Valentine's Day Nevada City Shopping, J.J. Jackson photos Valentine's Day goodies at Gray Goose Valentine's Day at Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe Nevada City Chocolate treats for Valenine's Day Valentine's Day shopping in Nevada City

Gift Certificate for Valentine's Day flower, Magickal Florist

© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, © Photos by Erin Thiem

*Flower gift certificate must be used by February 28th.

63 replies
  1. Diane Richards
    Diane Richards says:

    Valentine’s Day 2014 will be the 20th Valentine’s Day I will be celebrating with my soul mate, best friend, love of my life and dear husband, RJ.

    We don’t have any concrete plans set that I know of, yet, so if I am the lucky winner selected for the InnSide Nevada City Valentine’s Day giveaway, we would be honored to celebrate this beautiful holiday in Nevada City!

    We usually go out to dinner at a nice restaurant that serves surf and turf for a quiet, romantic evening, together.

  2. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    My husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year, however, we’ve decided to take a trip because it’s a 3 day weekend for my husband. So, the whole family, in fact, will be spending it in Nevada City at the Outside Inn! YEAH!!! We can’t wait.

    • erin
      erin says:

      Nothing wrong with that… and your significant other might enjoy the flourless chocolate cake when you bring it home with flowers, right? Maybe you should get her to comment too to increase your odds?

  3. Cindy
    Cindy says:

    Plans are up in the air……but you’ve planted the seed that it’s time to think nice dinner out or chocolate and champagne in.

  4. Ann
    Ann says:

    I expect to be home that night, which is fine. I like to put together a dinner for me and him to enjoy. May break open an older bottle of wine too.

    • erin
      erin says:

      I have a few of those bottles of wine that I save for some occasion, I agree.. maybe Valentine’s Day is a good enough excuse to drink one of them?

  5. Rose
    Rose says:

    On Feb. 14th,my Mom and I have that day off from work so we are dedicating that day to the event Nevada County Coalition of One Billion Rising Nevada County on Feb. 14th, 2014, at 5:30PM will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE. The campaign will build upon the energy and momentum that was created on February 14, 2013 when one billion activists in 207 countries and territories came together to rise, strike, and dance, in the biggest mass action in human history, to demand an end to violence against women and girls. What a great way to spend this holiday! We encourage you all to partake!

  6. Heather Carver
    Heather Carver says:

    We will be celebrating at Emily’s. This is our second year if being married and we celebrate Valentines day every day!

  7. Marjorie Woodall
    Marjorie Woodall says:

    Thank you, Erin, for once again providing such great local ideas for celebrating. I love to get inspiration from your photos, and your blog always surprises me with businesses/events that I haven’t yet discovered! I don’t have any firm plans for Valentine’s Day yet, but chocolate WILL be involved! 🙂

  8. Sasha C
    Sasha C says:

    I plan on celebrating Valentine’s day with loved ones, in a great little town I love! Thanks for all the great suggestions on celebrating Valentine’s day!

  9. Shana M
    Shana M says:

    And if you’re looking for something just a bit more saucy (and possibly shocking at moments) check out the Valentine Erotique at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center this Saturday, Feb 8th. There’s erotic poetry, burlesque, comedy, live jazz, incredible desserts and more. It’s always a ton of fun, and it always sells out, so get your tickets now.

  10. Laurie cerruti
    Laurie cerruti says:

    First of all, swooning over this list of giveaway goodies.
    A win would make a very happy celebration of love for the
    Four day weekend included With this valetines day!

  11. Allison
    Allison says:

    We have a family valentines day, cause we can never find a sitter. We make it special for the kids with heart shaped foods, a movie and popcorn.

  12. rachel
    rachel says:

    2/14/2014 has to be the cutest valentine’s day in history! i think we will celebrate with a sweet treat or two.

  13. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    Am I the only one that thinks it’s funny that an event called Valentine Erotique is being held at the North Columbia Schoolhouse? No? Maybe it’s just me. And now we know why I’m single. Can you do a giveaway for a free boyfriend?

    • erin
      erin says:

      Ah ha, now I see the connection, you were reading the comments on the blog (how intelligent of you!). No free boyfriend, sorry my friend, but I can drag you to another Nevada County event, perhaps we’ll meet one there? Tomorrow, Center for the Arts talk with Melissa Arnot?

  14. Laurel Gross
    Laurel Gross says:

    On this Valentines DAY, I will be making CARDS! And then I will share them with family – 51 years worth – at a special meal in the evening.
    Thank you Erin, for all your beautiful photos. I’m so proud to live in this wonderful place!

  15. Katrina
    Katrina says:

    I’m headed to see The Fall Risk at the Foundry. They call it the Lover’s Ball, but I’m going alone. The Fall Risk is a continuance of some of the members from one of my favorite bands – Box Set (Bay Area following!) .. so I’m darn excited!!

  16. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely Valentine ideas! There are a lot of great choices in Nevada City to make the day special!
    I am working that day, not sure of my hours yet, but no plans for Valentine’s Day.

  17. Annie
    Annie says:

    I’m going to a poetry reading at the As-If gallery to celebrate the opening of their Art of Love Show. Yay!

  18. Peggy
    Peggy says:

    We will celebrate by giving our flowers to Erin at Outside Inn for a job well done and for all she does for our special Nevada City community.

  19. emily s
    emily s says:

    hopefully we will have a sitter for the kids, i.e. grandma. but if not it will be the same as last year. at home with kids and another usual night of bed time routine. hopefully the husband will remember to do something this year, well see.

    • erin
      erin says:

      Wait, this is where you were suppose to say, “And go shopping at Yuba Blue in downtown Grass Valley for all your gifting needs, or buy a gift certificate so your sweetie can pick out what he/she wants.” But, yes, chocolate and wine sounds good too.

  20. Jason
    Jason says:

    Valentines day will be spent with my wife and children. The people I love most in the world. So I guess everyday is like Valentines day for me….

  21. Debbie D'Ewart
    Debbie D'Ewart says:

    I will be spending the day working with my hubby valentine, then will spend the evening with him too. I’m thinking about trying a new recipe for a relaxed evening at home.

  22. Holly
    Holly says:

    I agree with Lillie. Chocolate and wine–and maybe an amazing dinner at home. Time together works for me.

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