Something Special for your Someone Special this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day tends to sneak up on us each year, especially when we haven’t yet gotten a gift for that special someone. Luckily, we thought ahead and gathered some wonderful, Wisconsin-made gift ideas for your Valentine. Thank us later!


  1. 10th Ave. Soapworks

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    10th Ave. Soapworks is a Wisconsin go-to for handmade bar soaps, shampoo soaps, lip balms and bath products. Safe to say any lady in your life would love these essentials this Valentine’s Day.

  2. Front Porch Pets Inc.
    It’s 100% okay for your Valentine to be your dog. And if it is, you ought to treat them. Check out Front Porch Pets – a company dedicated to providing dogs with healthy treats. They create chews and treats made from orange-fleshed sweet potato, produced and packaged in Wild Rose.
  3. Bearded Rhino
    With everything from beard oils, balms and ‘stache waxes, to hand soap, sugar scrubs, lip balms and laundry soap, there’s something for everyone at Bearded Rhino. Get your loved one a little mid-winter pick-me-up this V-Day.
  4. The Looking Glass Bakery

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    A little twist on a box of chocolates? A cheesecake. I dare you to find one person who would turn down a cheesecake. The Looking Glass Bakery specializes in cheesecakes made using dairy products from Wisconsin farms.

  5. Elegant Arrangements by Maureen LLC

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    Another classic on Valentine’s Day? Flowers. Elegant Arrangements by Maureen is located in Watertown with a downtown store location, and also offers next-day delivery to anyone in the Watertown area. Perfect for those last-minute gift givers!

  6. The Bird Seeder
    With spring following closely behind Valentine’s Day, what better and more unique gift than Bird Seed of the Month? Put out new treats each month and enjoy all the new little friends you make this spring and summer!
  7. Great Lakes Distillery LLC
    Great Lakes Distillery is Wisconsin’s first distillery post-prohibition, and creates hand-crafted spirits using Wisconsin ingredients. Gift your honey a Rehorst Citrus & Honey Vodka made with pure Wisconsin honey.
  8. Berres Brothers Coffee
    This Watertown retail store offers a great selection of coffees and gift baskets, and any coffee lover will agree that there’s no better Valentine’s Day gift than that.
  9. Becky’s Blissful Bakery

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    If your sweetie is into sweets, the most classic of gifts on this holiday, check out Becky’s Blissful Bakery. With unbelievable caramels, including sea salt, beer & pretzel, salted whiskey, salted gingerbread, and even caramel sauce, this online store should be kept top-of-mind for sweet treat gifts.

  10. State Line Distillery
    State Line Distillery is committed to producing the finest grain-to-glass vodka and gin, with apple brandy and whiskey coming soon. Visit their Madison cocktail lounge and treat your Valentine to quality spirits this year.


Thanks to our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™, you’ve now got a great head-start on your Valentine’s gift. Dinner and mood lighting not included.



Something Special from Wisconsin is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!



Kristen Finstad is a member of the Discover Wisconsin crew. Having grown up in River Falls, attending UW-Stevens Point and now living in Madison, she’s a Wisconsin girl through and through. Watch Discover Wisconsin TV Saturday mornings at 10 on Fox Sports Wisconsin. (Twitter: @DiscoverWI)

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