N Magazine’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.
Whether you’re soaking up being single in quarantine (uninterrupted Bridgerton marathons? Yes please!) or trying to keep the spark alive after a year in sweatpants with your significant other, share the love this Valentine’s Day with a treat from our Nantucket-themed gift guide.
Flowers on Chestnut
Don’t let anyone tell you that sending flowers is unoriginal – we’re all in need of a little extra natural beauty this year! And Flowers on Chestnut has the best selection of stunning stems to wow your SO (or yourself!). Pick up a card or gift basket to accompany your bouquet while you’re there. For more information, click here.
Aunt Leah’s Chocolate-Covered Cranberries
What’s a V-Day holiday without a little sweet treat?! Legendary Nantucket fudge-maker Aunt Leah has the perfect assortment of delectable goodies to choose from, including her chocolate-covered Nantucket cranberries. Available in both milk and dark chocolate, and available to ship! To purchase, click here.
“There is an unmistakeable look that two people have when they are in love. You can’t manufacture it. And if you’re experiencing it, you can’t hide it,” write Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell, the authors of Loving. This stunning new book of photographs of men in love from 1850 – 1950 is a perfect gift for any couple in love this Valentine’s Day, because love is love is love! To purchase from Nantucket Book Partners, click here.
Portrait Session + Photos
This has been a unique year for both singles and couples everywhere. Whether you’re in a longterm relationship or fresh on the dating scene, treat yourself to a portrait session from a Nantucket photographer to commemorate this time in your life. There are so many fantastic photographers to choose from on Nantucket, we wish we could list them all! We recommend N‘s own Chief Photographers Kit Noble for dramatic portraits, Brian Sager for micro and large scale weddings on the water, Emily Elisabeth Photography for elegant engagements and solo shoots, and Charity-Grace Mofsen for stunning landscapes you’ll love to have in your home. To find more Nantucket photographers, book your session, or buy a print, click here.
Just because you’re at home, doesn’t mean you can’t have a spa day! Treat yourself or your loved one to a mani/pedi, lash or brow service, or even a full haircut and blow dry with Hand in Home. Romania Hunter’s premier mobile spa company provides a wealth of spa services, and all in the comfort and safety of your own home. (PS, if you’re in Palm Beach, Hand in Home can still come to you!) For more info, click here.
If you’re feeling comfortable to dine indoors again, support local Nantucket restaurants by joining them for your V-day dinner (a nice break from cooking at home!). Via Mare is offering a scrumptious 5-course supper, Queequegs and Town just reopened in time for the holiday, and Petrichor Wine Bar has a full gourmet brunch if you’d prefer to celebrate early. For more restaurants open this week, click here.
Need a special something for the man in your life? Get him excited for your first trip after the vaccine with a travel bag from Centre Pointe. If he’s more of a foodie and a homebody than an adventure-seeker, Centre Pointe also has a variety of cookbooks and wine accessories he’ll love. For more info, click here.
Featured photo by Amy Dykens Photography.