Blanketed in a pristine layer of crystalline snow, Jackson Hole is one of the most romantic spots to spend a day appreciating your sweetheart. Whether you plan to celebrate with a full day of ski runs, a luxurious couple’s day at the spa, or a romantic dinner, we have some suggestions to make sure your gift game is on point.
Here are some of our favorite things this year – all from local makers and stores. So, if you’re looking to get your sweetie something unforgettably Jackson Hole, we’ve got you covered.
The Classic: Flowers and Chocolate
It’s a classic combination for a reason, right? Everyone loves a bright bouquet and sweet treats. Some of the most beautiful (and eco-friendly) arrangements in the valley bouquets come from the Jackson Hole Flower Company. Order an arrangement ahead of time if you have something special in mind, or if you’d like it delivered. If you’re running a little late, you can always pick up a gorgeous bunch at the Jackson Whole Grocer.
Skip the grocery store chocolates, and instead show your sweetheart how much you love them with irresistible sweets from award-winning Atelier Ortega. Showcasing innovative flavor combinations – like Tahitian vanilla and fresh lime, or caramelized banana with walnuts – Chef Ortega’s assortment of bon bons and truffles are as visually stunning as they are delicious.
The Perfect Card
Whether you’re seeking something heartfelt and genuine, or perhaps a card with a sassy or humorous flair, Paper & Grace has exactly what you’re looking for. Their selection of artisan Valentines range from simple and elegant to quirky, and are perfect for not only your significant other, but anyone you’d like to show a little extra love.
For the Cocktail Connoisseur
We can’t get enough of these classic hand-blown rocks glasses at local shop Mountain Dandy. They’re perfectly heavy in your hand, and take any pour up a notch – the perfect addition to any beverage aficionado’s bar cart. Wrap them up with a handmade shaker in silver or gold, and take your pick from the impressive array of artisan mixers and bitters to assemble cheers-worthy Valentine’s surprise.
For the Ski Town Fashionista
Harkening back to our rodeo roots, the belt buckle has long been a quintessential accessory in the West, and is still a chic way to boast some Jackson Hole flair. One of MADE’s original items, every single one of these handmade fused glass belt buckle is unique. Each buckle is crafted by owner and artist John Frechette, and come in an array of JH-inspired styles.
For the Insatiable Foodie
Local ceramic artist Jenny Dowd’s handmade pottery is a one-of a kind addition to any kitchen. From hand painted cups and dishes to pitchers and serving platters, her work is elegant with a touch of whimsy. Visit the Market at Vertical Harvest to peruse the selection, and be sure to top it off with one of her adorable ceramic micro-bouquets!
For the Ravenous Reader
While there is no shortage of tempting titles at the Wilson Book Gallery, shop manager and local celebrity Andy Munz has a few top recommendations for your sweetie this year. Twenty One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks is a hilarious and relatable novel, while The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose is a more profound and serious examination of relationships in an ever-busier world. If the bookworm of your heart is a bigger fan of non-fiction, Andy is quick to recommend renowned environmental author Terry Tempest Williams’ newest work, Erosion.
For the Experience Enthusiast
Perhaps your sweetie is one who prefers an unforgettable adventure to a wrapped gift. If that’s the case, there are few places better than Jackson Hole to seek a one-of-a-kind experience together. Give your love a new and breathtaking perspective on the Tetons from the cabin of a private, romantic Alpenglow Tour with Fly Jackson Hole. We promise – no matter how many times you’ve seen the mountains, you’ve never seen them like this.