Gardner Village Blog Make it a Valentine's Date to Remember
Wednesday Feb 7 2018

If it’s miles and miles of heart you seek, Gardner Village is on the beat. From a truly original date destination to your spot for heartfelt gifts and home decor, this spot is red hot! 

gardner village 

A Valentine’s Date to Remember

Why settle for ordinary dining this Valentine’s Day or weekend when you can turn your night out into an unforgettable experience? Just consider this your personal romance planner. If you know someone in need of an idea, feel free to send a link to this post. After all, there’s no shame in dropping a hint or two. ;)

simply flowers 

Stop #1: The Art Cottage

Discover your heart through art. Paint Parties at The Art Cottage make a unique and memorable date night. Plus, there’s free gelato with every class. Yum! 

the art cottage  

Stop #2: Archibald’s Restaurant

Time for dinner. From cozy comfort food to healthier happiness, there’s a full menu of satisfying options inclduing a special Dinner for Two this month. Plus, you get to dine in a mill built in pioneer days. Doesn’t get much more memorable than that! 

archibalds restaurant 

Stop #3: The Farm

A carriage ride throughout The Village? This is turning into the stuff of storybooks. The buildings are lined with twinkle lights, adding to the romantic ambiance. 

carriage rides

BTW, this makes an awesome day date idea with the littles, too! (Sooo cute!) 

family fun for valentines day

Stop #4: Naborhood Bakery

Time to treat your sweetheart to a sweetheart… or any of the divine desserts waiting for you at Naborhood Bakery.

 naborhood bakery macarons

Stop #5: Chocolate Covered Wagon

Warm up with some hot chocolate and score some decadent delights to take home in this candy lover’s paradise. 

chocolate covered strawberries and raspberries 

Stop #6: Simply Flowers

Before you go, don’t forget one final Valentine’s Day classic—fresh flowers! The arrangements at Simply Flowers are unique and gorgeous. Get your order in now so they’re ready and waiting for your Village grand finale! 

flower arrangements for valentines day 

Stop #7: The Kissing Bridge

Ready to call it a night? Lucky for you, your car is just a bridge crossing away. A kissing bridge, that is! Pucker up and pause at this sweetest of spots. Take a moment to simply enjoy being with the one who holds your heart. 

the kissing bridge utah 

Dress the Part

Wear your heart on your sleeve… or your knee. The shops and spa at Gardner Village will have you looking like a QTpie for your big Valentine’s Day adventure. 


Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon

Get your nails ready for all of that hand holding that is sure to happen. Fellas, get your face kissably smooth with a hot shave in the Cottage Retreat Man Cave. Heck, why not get everyone in on the fun and make this a part of the big date night with a stop for a couple’s massage? Cottage Retreat has you covered in the giving department, too. Gift certificates for the win! 

 spa gift certificate cottage retreat

Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique

From the itty bitty babies to mama, this store is style for the family. Dibs on the heart leggings!

 spoiled rotten childrens boutique


Nothing says “Valentine’s Day,” quite like a lady in red. 

 shopaholics clothing boutique

Plum Dandy

Get head-to-toe ready and catch the eye of that special someone! 

 plumdandy clothing

Valentine’s Day Gifts Even Cupid will Appreciate 

Don’t limit your expressions of love to your TLA. There are gifts for everyone you adore.


Storybook Nook

Cupid doesn’t forget the youngest cuties in your life. Storybook Nook is stocked with heartfelt stories and cuddly critters. 

 storybook nook childrens books

M Soaps

Here's another one the kiddos will adore--bath bombs in the shape of hearts. Oh, who am I kidding? This is just as much for the kid-at-heart. I'd love for a secret admirer to leave these gems on my doorstep. 

valentines day bath bombs

And wouldn't a card look lovely attached to this packet of bath time perfection?

bath fizz


 Lulu’s Boutique

College kid care packaging at its finest! Save the restie for your bestie. ;) 

lulus boutique 

Celebrations by Modern Display

“Oh, they have Valentine’s Day stuff here?” I overheard this question as I was shooting this pic. Yup! In addition to being a year-round Christmas escape, this store is for all calendar celebrations. Come in and check out a seasonal assortment worth celebrating!

celebrations by modern display

Georgell Doll Shop

Hello, dolly! Don't you look ready to paint the town red! 


Aunt Elsie's

Once you've find the perfect present, visit Aunt Elsie's for heartfelt giftwrap. Of course, this shop is also bursting with unique gift ideas. Find something unexpected and make someone's heart skip a beat!  

valentine's day gift wrap

Set the Scene

Eep! I’m putting the carriage before the pony, aren’t I? Before the big day and night o’ romance arrives, let’s set the scene with an adorable abode. Gardner Village has plenty of home decor options to set the mood. 

be mine banner 

CF Home

This lovely little dish is just begging for some conversation hearts, don't ya think?

treat dish valentine

Layers Beautiful Bedding

Ummm... Yes, please! To all of it! 

love themed bedding red 

Pine Needles

Looking to customize your own decor? Pine Neeldes makes it fun and adorable! 

crafting kit pine needles 

Woot! Are you feeling the feels? We sure are! Since we’re talking matters of the heart, allow me to say how much you mean to all of us at Gardner Village. Your presence is the heart of The Village. I see it every time I stop by to snap pics—families laughing as they take in sites… friends shopping and snapping selfies…. couples strolling and being all cute and couple-like… You simply can’t help but get caught up in the sheer joy of it all. Thank you for bringing the magic! 

date night 

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Megan Hoeppner


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