• valentine's & galentine's DAY gift guide - scroll down for meal DEALs and gift ideas

    Show your love to Evanstonians in need on Valentine's Day at our Valentine's Day Drive-Thru


    • Non-perishable grocery items
    • Hygiene Items (CLICK HERE for a list of special requests)
    • Gently or Unused Clothing, Scarves and Socks
    • Winter Coats
    PICK UP An AMITA Health bag. Fill it with items that will be gifted to a homeless Evanstonian via Interfaith Action. (CLICK HERE to see a list of items we're asking you to fill the bag with.)
    • Grab a free hot chocolate for your troubles!
    • Donate to this campaign and get challenge points in the Evanston Winter Games!
    Connections for the Homeless
    Hygiene Kits for Evanston's Underserved
  • special valentine's MENUS

    For every taste and budget!

    Sketchbook Brewing

    821 Chicago Ave

    $17 Flights featuring 3 of our Barrel-Aged Beers and a tiny scrumptious cupcake from local vendors (Kneads & Wants @ Skokie | Beth's Little Bake Shop @ Evanston).


    CLICK HERE to reserve your space at the Evanston Tap Room.

    Hoosier Mama + Dollop

    749 Chicago Ave

    These pies are our Valentine's Day "box of chocolates" Frankenpies, which will be available for pre-order very soon!

    Shinsen Evanston

    1322 Chicago Ave

    Available for pick-up, delivery, and dine-in orders. Must Pre-Order by Feb 10.


    Give us a call or DM us on Facebook to pre-order.


    The Valentine Meal includes:

    • Appetizer: Wedge salad with basil ranch
    • Main dish:Thai Beef Wellington
    • Dessert: Hibiscus coconut rice pudding

    Union Pizzeria

    1245 Chicago Ave

    Lobster Ravioli for 2 with all the fixin's and a luxurious dessert. YUM.

    FEW Spirits

    918 Chicago Ave (Alley entrance)

    Stop by for an outdoor Few Valentine's experience! Pick up boozy hot chocolate, Soul & Smoke from the food truck, and Katherine Ann Confections candy to go.

    Blind Faith Cafe

    525 Dempster St

    The Cafe is open for limited indoor dining, so make your reservations soon. Carryout and delivery is also open, and don't forget these once-a-year cupcakes!


    505 Main St

    Oceanique is open for limited indoor fine dining on Feb 13-14 and serving a very special menu. CLICK HERE to see the delicious Valentine's details.

    Firehouse Sunday Supper

    750 Chicago Ave

    A warm, and comforting Valentine's Meal for 2 menu is up and available at the link.  

  • fabulous gifts for whomever you love

    Treat your partner, or even better, treat yourself!


    Rock Star Nails & Spa

    635 Chicago Ave

    Rock Star is a genuine wow, and it just so happens their grand opening is Valentine's Day weekend! 30% off any service on Saturday February 13th.

    DIY Art Kits

    Art Makers Outpost

    609 South Blvd

    At-home art kits are available to take and make the perfect card, jewelry, coasters, posters and more. All materials are recycled, so your creations are supporting sustainability too!

    Artisan Chocolates

    Belgian Chocolatier Piron

    509 Main St

    Delicious house-made chocolates in impeccable packages.

    For the Coffee Lover

    Reprise Roasters

    710 Main St

    Each box comes beautifully wrapped & ready-to-give. Each box includes:

    • 12 oz Award-winning Community House Coffee
    • Twidley Bits Jam (Grandma Wilma's Favorite)
    • 9th & Larkin Craft Chocolate Bar (72%)

    Relaxation & Day Spa Services (gift cards available)

    Eden Agora Spa

    500 Main St

    Manicure, pedicure, massage, facials and more

    Romantic Aromas from Incense

    Tibet Gift Chicago

    828 Dempster St

    The widest selection of incense and incense holders in the whole neighborhood, along with beautiful Tibetan jewelry.

    Fair Trade Gifts

    Ten Thousand Villages

    915 Chicago Ave

    When you purchase gifts from TTV, an artisan from an emerging country earns a fair wage

    Bean-to-Bar Handmade Chocolates

    Noir d'Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie

    1309 Chicago Ave

    Try the rose-infused chocolates. Trust us.

    Bespoke Self-Care

    The Alchemist's Wife

    917 Chicago Ave

    Perfumes, bath bombs, face and body lotions and grooming products for men and women

    New Spa on Main Street!

    Lea Med Spa

    719 Main St

    Botox, Filler or the special Fire & Ice Facial! Couples specials too.

    Jewelry for All Budgets

    Virag Jewelers

    703 Main St

    Jewelry from local artisans, and fine pieces too

    Custom Gifts with Whimsy

    niceLena & Friends

    1235 Chicago Ave

    Personalize mugs, coasters, candles, jewelry, ornaments, and really, almost anything you can think of at Lena's

    Luxury Facial Treatments (gift cards available)

    Elite Esthetic Center

    1041 Chicago Ave

    Genuine Luxury, guaranteed to leave you relaxed and your skin glowing

    CBD Treats

    Botanica Plant-based Health

    1306 Chicago Ave

    Chocolate, gummies, gift baskets and more.

    Vintage and Modern Jewelry

    Cottage Jewelers

    530 Dempster St

    Buy a gorgeous piece, or sell something you're not wearing!

    Living Gifts

    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main Street

    As the winter months stretch on, bring a sweet plant into your life

    Original Fine Art


    838 Custer St

    This swoon-worthy piece, called "Between a Rock and a Soft Place"
    is available for purchase.

    The Freshest Ingredients

    Village Farmstand

    810 Dempster St

    Grab ingredients from this online farmers market and make a great meal for yourself or your loved one.

    Designer Thrift Apparel

    Classy Closet Consignment

    701 Washington St

    Cook Something Amazing

    Homestead Meats

    1305 Chicago Ave

    This heart-shaped cut of meat makes an amazing meal

    Few Spirits for Lovers

    Few Spirits Tasting Room

    918 Chicago Ave (alley entrance)

    Serving up boozy hot chocolate and Katherine Ann Confections from 5pm-8pm on Valentine's Day, plus all the spirits you crave

    Vintage Gifts

    Secret Treasures Antiques & Collectibles

    605 Dempster St

    Cards and gifts from yesteryear at great prices

    Treat Your Pets too!

    Follow Your Nose

    917 Chicago Ave

    Treats, clothing, accessories and more for your furry companions

    For the Girly Girl

    Marie Parie Boutique

    508 Main St

    Half Paris chic, half rock n' roll, Marie Parie is full of frilly French fancies. Guaranteed to please.

    SPACE Merch

    Evanston SPACE

    1245 Chicago Ave

    Candles, apparel, mugs, keychains and gift cards available from SPACE



    In Fine Fettle Holistic Health Center & Wellness Boutique

    900 Chicago Ave, Suite 100 (Main St entrance)

    Incense, essential oils, herbs, and more

    A Really Good Bottle of Wine

    The Wine Goddess

    702 Main St

    But seriously, a really good bottle of wine.

    One of a Kind Handmade Pottery

    The Pot Shop

    1244 Chicago Ave

    Incredibly beautiful and extremely practical, all handmade here in Evanston

    The Perfect Card or Gift

    stumble & relish

    1310 Chicago Ave

    This store is great for your women-identifying loved ones, and you WILL find the perfect card no matter who you love.

    Custom Designed Jewelry

    Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry Design

    1244 Chicago Ave

    Choose a piece from a Duquet collection, or design your own!

    Shop to Help the YWCA

    YWCA Crowded Closet

    824 Dempster St

    Proceeds from all sales at this adorable thrift shop support the mission of the YWCA Evanston-North Shore

    Gorgeous Ceramics, Delicious Mexican Coffee

    MBG Products

    1043 Chicago Ave

    Evanston's only provider of Talavera pottery also sells strong coffee

    Easy Listening

    Squeezebox Books & Music

    743 Main St

    Your first source for romantic music. Second-hand vinyl, cards, books and gifts, all at extremely affordable prices

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