Your Perfect Eugene Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day Guide

Two people drinking red wine on Valentine's Day in Eugene, Oregon

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, now is the time to make sure you have a sweet plan in place. Whether you’re fabulously single, or coupled and cozy, there are plenty of romantic things to do in the Eugene area, as well as amazing local businesses that can help you add just the right touches to the day. Check out these unique activities and gift ideas to help you plan a V-Day that celebrates your loved ones, or yourself!

Breakfast in Bed

Nothing says LOVE like a homemade breakfast in bed, but if you’d rather leave it to the professionals, then plan for takeout from The Vintage. They specialize in sweet and savory crepes which are a unique and upscale menu choice for the annual Day of Love. For that extra special touch, simply reheat and plate the meal on your finest china, and watch your sweetheart smile.

Bonus Points: Don’t forget to add on a cup of joe from the local coffee at Tailored Coffee Roasters! They sell bagged beans and even offer a coffee subscription service so you can always have the freshest brew at home.

Sweet Treats

A box of chocolates is a quintessential V-Day surprise. But why buy generic treats from a chain store when you can buy a delicious locally-made, from-scratch pastry (cupcakes, cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more!) from Sweet Life Patisserie? You can purchase your dessert from their bakery, or request a special order to accommodate gluten-free, egg-free, or dairy-free dietary restrictions.

Bonus Points: Want to really let love bloom? Don’t forget to accompany your sweet gift with a custom flower arrangement from Passionflower Design. If you want to really stand-out (because let’s be honest, a dozen roses are often overdone) then consider an orchid or even a terrarium display! 

A Night on the Town

Nothing beats dinner and a movie for connecting with your partner one-on-one. But for something even more intimate, consider going “old-school” to a stage performance at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. The Theatre’s 30th season features comedies, dramas and premieres from your favorite playwrights and rising stars. For the dedicated thespian, invest in a full-season subscription today!

Bonus Points: Surprise your date at dinner with a custom jewelry piece from NEWTWIST. They specialize in hand-crafted pieces from local and national designers, as well as unique gifts like candles, accessories, books and housewares. Whether your budget is $50 or $5,000, they have something special to delight your special someone.

Relaxation Followed by Vino

We believe that couples who unwind together, stay together. At About Touch you can share a romantic or relaxing massage experience with a partner, friend, or family member that will heighten your connection AND enhance your health. Not aware of the many benefits of massage therapy? Read this!

Bonus Points: Continue the fun with a “Paint and Sip” night at Vino and Vango. These experiences allow you to tap into your artistic side with a guided painting lesson where you can sip wine as you create your masterpiece. 

Alternatively, with a quick drive out of town, you can be amongst the grapevines and barrels at King Estate Winery. At their Willamette Valley Tasting Room you can learn about the wine-making process from knowledgeable educators and take home a bottle (or two!) to share.

Pamper with Medical Spa Treatments 

Celebrate your sweetheart, BFF, or yourself this V-Day with a gift certificate to Eugene’s Ziba Medical Spa! Whether it’s a custom hydrating or anti-aging facial or another skin-soothing medical-grade treatment, Eugene plastic surgeon Dr. Kiya Movassaghi and his expert aesthetics team will make sure you or your loved one has a relaxing experience that leaves looking rejuvenated and feeling refreshed. 

Eugene plastic surgery center Movassaghi Plastic Surgery also offers a full range of cosmetic procedures for the face, breast and body, as well as injectable treatments like BOTOX® and Juvéderm®. To schedule your personal consultation, free skincare evaluation, or to purchase a gift certificate, call our office at  541.686.8700 or fill out our online form

How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments!

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