Let's face it, Valentine's Day can sneak up on you (especially after a week of peak-frigid Saskatchewan weather). If you're madly scrambling to find something to demonstrate your love for that special someone it can be tempting to quickly order something online or dash into your nearest big box store. It's important to keep in mind just how many incredible local businesses are ready and eager to hook you up with the perfect gift for your partner, friend, or even yourself! Here are a few of our favourites to help you avoid the last-minute February 13th panic.
This gem on Victoria Ave. has been voted Regina’s Best Florist for over 15 years! Wascana Flower Shoppe is headed by mother-daughter duo Petra Janssen and Tanya Anderson, and it’s not uncommon to see three generations of their family working in the shoppe. Their talented design team can create any style for you on any scale, be it vintage, garden, elegant, or something with a little funky flair. In 2015, Wascana Flower launched Saskatchewan's first and only mobile flower boutique; Rosie the flower truck. Swing by for drive-thru pickup or contact them for delivery.
Located in the heart of Regina’s Cathedral neighbourhood, Chocolate Regina serves up tasty treats from some of the best chocolatiers in Canada and the world. Started by locals David and Jane Loblaw, this quaint little independent shop has been introducing Regina residents to new and unique coco creations for more than 13 years. Choose from 103 different chocolates to create your own custom box for a truly one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift (if you don’t end up eating them all yourself first!) The best part? You can do it all through the Chocolate Regina website for next-day contactless pickup!
Founder and Designer Megan creates hand-made wearable works of art that are inspired by nature and a desire to positively impact the lives of others. Blue Jeans & Pearls prides itself on empowering its customers to express their authenticity and embrace their beauty, both inside and out. They offer a variety of everyday and statement pieces, and love to create custom design made just for you.
Little Victory Candles is a soy-based candle company proudly created right here in Regina. The companies name comes from their belief that little victories should always be celebrated in life, even something as simple as cozying up with a warm, delicious smelling candle. Little Victory uses soy as a clean-burning alternative to paraffin wax and cotton wicks instead of lead-based wicks. If you order through their website before February 14, you’ll even get 20% off your order! Either way, you can feel good about your purchase as Little victory donates a portion of proceeds from every candle to Saskatchewan-based community initiatives.
Shop sustainably this Valentine’s Day by hitting up YQR Vintique Market, Saskatchewan’s largest indoor vintage and antique vendor market located in the heart of the Warehouse district. The market was founded in 2020 by three friends in the vintage industry who envisioned a place that would feature antique, retro, and vintage items and allow vendors to present the past in a market setting. With 12 vendors showcasing their wares over 4,200 square feet, you’re sure to find something unique that’s just PERFECT for that special someone. The one-of-a-kind finds at YQR Vintique Market range from clothing, to décor, to collectables, and everything in between.