What will you give your significant other this Valentine’s Day? When looking for that perfect gift, it’s best to, as the expression goes, shop local.

Aside from benefiting the Manchester community, local shop merchandise have a small piece of the business owners’ spirit in every item they sell. As an added bonus, the majority of the items you’ll find locally are one-of-a-kind.

When a person opens a small business, the owner finds their passion and puts it into their shop. Long hours stress, it’s part of providing the products or services they love. And it shows in everything they do.

So whether it’s a tanning package from Ultra Tan or a massage from Serene Day Spa, you’ll know your getting the best quality for the money, and that she’ll love it.

Try these local shops for some great Valentine’s Day gifts.



Interstate Liquors

Look for: Specially designed custom gift baskets, a wide assortment of wine, champagnes and spirits  


Look for: Browse the new gift shop for unique gifts or order a custom romance-themed treat. Don’t miss the top-seller a “Love Stinks” emoji-shaped cookie  

Look for: Take it back to the day and share a shake or malt. One cup, two straws – old school true love.

High Cotton

Look for: Lenny and Eva Jewelry or help her stay warm and snug with lovely reversible plaid vest or flannel


The Wandering Apple

Look for: Hobo Bags, Corkcicle thermoses and even men’s gift items