Looking for some gift ideas—and want to spend your money locally in Elkridge?
Patch has compiled a few Valentine’s Day ideas in Elkridge and places nearby.
Have other ideas for great, unique, locally purchased Valentine’s Day gifts? Tell us in comments.
Find Wine in Elkridge
Try shopping at the The Perfect Pour, 6630 Marie Curie Dr, Elkridge. The Perfect Pour is a fine wine, craft beer and spirits store and has a knowledgeable staff to help you pick out the right bottle of wine or champagne for your Valentine’s Day date.
Great Restaurant in Elkridge
Try a date at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, 5745 Furnace Ave, Elkridge. The Elkridge Furnace Inn has been listed as one of Open Table's Top 100 romantic spots. The building has been around since 1744, when it was first used as a tavern. To this day, the restaurant has a very extensive wine list. There's a path winding around the inn for a romantic stroll.
Great Restaurant Near Elkridge
Over in Catonsville, try the Candle Light Inn, 1835 Frederick Rd. Housed on a country estate from the 1800s, the restaurant offers diners an eclectic menu with items such as crab cakes, bacon-wrapped filet mignon and grilled rack of lamb.
Elkridge Flower Shops
Find your perfect arrangement at the following Elkridge businesses: Neu-Valley Flowers, 7275 Montgomery Rd; Joy Florist, 7260 Montgomery Rd; Green Valley Marketplace, 7280 Montgomery Rd and Flowers by Gina, 5746 Main St.
Elkridge Bakery Treats (and other sweets)
Elkridge Patch recently featured Kupcakes & Co, 6010 Meadowridge Rd, a prime spot in Elkridge to buy sweets. Other Valentine’s Day food ideas: Edible Arrangements, 6010 Meadowridge Rd, has elaborate fruit arrangements. Want to travel for a romantic daytime date? Sweet Cascades, 8167 Main St., Ellicott City, has a variety of offerings, including traditional ice cream and malts and the more adventurous chocolate covered grilled cheese and bacon sandwich.
Howard County Bookstores
You can’t go wrong with a book. Patch recently published a list of classic children’s books --- why not shop at a local bookstore? Try Daedalus Books Warehouse Outlet, 9645 Gerwig Ln, Columbia, which has 10,000 square feet of shopping space. You can also go book shopping at Barnes & Noble, 4300 Montgomery Road in Ellicott City.
Romantic Hiking Spot
Need a free idea? If the weather is nice, go for a hike at Patapsco Valley State Park and shower your loved one with 25 compliments.
See related links:
5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day Dining: Historic Inns-Turned-Restaurants
Classic Books to Share with Your Children for Valentine's Day
Viewfinder: Valentine's Day Celebration at Pump It Up
Howard County Tourism Contest: A Year of Dates