Local Ways to Treat Yo’self this Valentine’s Day
In the last two years, we’ve learned that in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can forget to take care of ourselves. This Valentine’s Day, do something special for the true Number 1 in your life – you! Take a peek at some sweet local ways you can show your significant self how much you care.
Photo credit Fire Doll Studio.
1. Hot Cocoa Bombs at Farren's
Who isn’t in the mood for drinks and a show! With these exclusive Hot Chocolate Bombs from Farren’s Pub & Eatery, you will be able to treat yourself to a delicious cup of hot cocoa while enjoying the spectacle of watching the “bomb” explode with flavor in your favorite mug.
Farren’s Pub & Eatery is located at 117 N Walnut St. in downtown Champaign and a proud member of the Champaign Center Partnership!
2. DIY Cookie Decorating Kit at the Bakehouse
Remember as a kid when you used to spend countless hours meticulously decorating each cookie the night before a party to show that ONE person you liked them? Now you get to do the same thing when you buy a DIY Cookie Decorating Kit from Central Illinois Bakehouse – without having to share your mini masterpieces with anyone!
Central Illinois Bakehouse is located at 208 N 1st St. in midtown Champaign and a proud member of the Champaign Center Partnership.
3. Go Dark with Dark Mode at Collective Pour
One of the greatest things about being an adult is that you can dote on yourself with chocolate any time you want and in any form. With a glass of Dark Mode from Collective Pour you’ll be treated to a delicious mix of chocolate malt, roasted barley, and debittered black malt that will have this Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout saturating your mouth in happiness.
Collective Pour is located at 340 N Neil St., #101 in downtown Champaign.
4. Book a Staycation at TownePlace Suites
The ultimate way to show yourself some adoration is by giving yourself some good quality one on one time. You’ll be able to achieve this to the fullest by booking yourself a suite from TownePlace Suites by Marriott. While you are at it why don’t you toss that cutie in the mirror a wink and meet them for drinks in the bar lobby.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott is located at 603 S 6th St. in Champaign’s campustown and a proud member of the Champaign Center Partnership.
5. Charm Everyone with Red Heart Earrings from Ragstock
Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you must rely on someone else to buy you jewelry! By scooping up these adorable Red Lucite Heart Charm Hoop Earrings from Ragstock Champaign you’ll be able to respond to all the compliments you’re bound to receive with “thanks I picked them out myself”!
Ragstock is located at 627 S Wright St. in Champaign’s campustown and a proud member of the Champaign Center Partnership.
6. Center Yourself at Living Yoga Center
The most important part of showing yourself you care is by pampering your WHOLE self. By taking one of the many yoga classes at Living Yoga Center you’ll be able to soothe your anxious mind while also stretching out that pesky crick in your neck that’s been there since 2019.
Living Yoga Studio is located at 212 S 1st St. in midtown Champaign.
7. Join a Love Stories Book Club at Lit
Show yourself that your gorgeous outward appearance also serves as a house for a remarkable brain by attending Book Club: Love Stories at The Literary and Hopscotch on February 11. While you are there buy yourself a delicious snack to reward yourself for having both brains and beauty.
The Literary and Hopscotch are located at 122 N Neil St. in downtown Champaign and are proud members of the Champaign Center Partnership.
8. Get a Prickly Plant Cactus at Plantify
Surprise yourself this Valentine’s Day by picking up a low maintenance Cactus Cereus Peruvianus from Plantify. By splurging on this prickly partner in crime you’ll get the added bonus of not being flooded with guilt if you forget to water it for a day or two.
Plantify is located at 16 E Washington St. in downtown Champaign and is a proud member of the Champaign Center Partnership.
9. Get a New Tattoo from Flatland Tattoo
Sometimes love does mean enduring a little bit of pain but by choosing to get a tattoo at Flatland Tattoo Gallery of something that is meaningful to yourself you’ll get the security of a sentiment that will last a lifetime.
Flatland Tattoo is located at 101 E Healey St. in Champaign’s campustown and a proud member of the Champaign Center Partnership.
10. Get in the Mood with a Candle from Fire Doll Studio
Set the mood for a night in by bathing your home in the warm glow from a gorgeous Valentine’s Day Candle from Fire Doll Studio. These festive accents are a surefire way to get anyone out of their clothes, into their PJs, and onto their couch to binge watch Netflix.
Fire Doll Studio is located at 110 S Neil St. in downtown Champaign and is a proud member of the Champaign Center Partnership.