If shopping local is close to your heart this Valentine’s Day, a great place to start is with the vendors who frequent the Chocolate River Farmer’s Market!
Riverview’s Chocolate River Farmer’s Market is spending the winter inside the Moncton Golf and Country Club off Coverdale Drive. Pickle Planet will be live on site for the next market on Wednesday, February 7, 2018; the market is open 4pm to 7pm. Many of the gift ideas featured in this guide will be available for purchase on site; you can also reach out to the vendors before or after for more local shopping options!
Pickle Planet is pleased to have teamed up with LadyBossCollective Events (managers of the market) and their associates to produce this Gift Guide. Businesses have paid for inclusion in this guide, but Pickle Planet only promotes brands and products that we believe would interest you!
Bliss & Bling Bath Bomb
C’mon, the name says it all! Mixing fizzy bath goodness with a little bling is NEVER a bad idea!
The Bliss & Bling Bath Bomb is a collaboration between All the Pretties and Laura’s Essentials. The luxurious essential oil bath bomb is bursting with dried roses and scented with orange, lavender, and ylang ylang Young Living Essential Oils. Inside each bomb lies the second gift – a small pair of All the Pretties faux-druzy stud earrings, hand crafted by Christa Martin.
Pampered Chef Cookware
If your crush is killing it in the kitchen, you might want to splurge on some high-quality tools and products from Pampered Chef. Riverview’s Cassie LaLonde is ready to help you find the perfect gift – whether it’s simple tools to speed up food prep, fancy dishes for baking, or just some fun gadgets, Cassie has something that’s sure to fit your budget and your lifestyle.
Après-Smooch Post Makeout Lip Balm
Set the mood for some serious smooching with this little tube of Vanilla Mint natural lip balm. The perfect way to propose a little Netflix and chill! (Looking for something a tad more traditional – or kid-friendly? Éclair Lips has lots of other great flavours and inspiration, too!)
Éclair Lips Après-Smooch Post Makeout Lip Balm: $6 each
Toasty – and healthy! – Toes
Partner complaining of aching feet? Pair an IOU Foot Rub coupon with a pair of Voxxlife wearable neurotechnology socks and insoles! VX Wellness is a Canadian company that is promoting self care through products that improve balance and stability, range of motion, and reduce pain.
VX Wellness Products: $30-$45 (ask about a 25% discount!)
Available online and at the CRFM.
If your sweetheart is more worried about their online appearance than their day-to-day, perhaps a Digital Spa Special is the perfect gift! Invest in yourself or your loved one with a great discount on any of the online services offered by Cyber PR Army: website refresh and development, Facebook business packages, e-commerce set up, social media consultation, and more. This is definitely a gift that will keep on giving well after Valentine’s Day has passed on the calendar!
Cyber PR Army Digital Makeover: Prices vary; use code ‘pickleplanet’ for the 25% Gift Guide discount!
Sea Glass Pendant
Add a personal touch to the classic gift of Valentine’s Day jewelry with East Coast Sea Gems. Handmade by Salisha Tatton, each sea glass pendant is unique, with its own story to tell. A cracked piece of glass spends years in the ocean currents, tumbling around, before landing on the shores of New Brunswick to share its beauty. Find one that speaks to your relationship and share why in a hand-written card; your partner will be sure to treasure both gems!
Sea Glass Pendants (20 inch Sterling Silver chain included): In photo, $35 – $65, all found on New Brunswick beaches
Available: online and at the Chocolate River Farmer’s Market
Fitness Challenge Group
If your sweetie is trying to stay away from sweets, perhaps some time with Registered Dietitian & Health Coach Megan Shannahan is the way to his or her heart! Megan offers practical tips for understanding nutritional information, finding a great fitness program, and help staying motivated and accountable. Check out her upcoming Beachbody Challenge Group!
Plan a getaway with travel consultant Krista MacIntosh! She specializes in making your Disney dreams come true, but can offer insight and create packages for many destinations.
Price: Free to you; Krista works on commission from the destinations she works with
Available online to book a consult
Thanks to the wonderful vendors at Riverview’s Chocolate River Farmer’s Market and the female entrepreneurs who are a part of the LadyBossCollective for supporting Pickle Planet Moncton – and thanks to you, too! Hopefully this guide gives you a few great ideas for local gifts to give your loved one this Valentine’s Day.