The YES List – Don’t Suck at Valentine’s [#GiftsForAll]

No matter your relationship status, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate LOVE! Whether it’s love for a significant other, friends, family…even yourself, it’s worth celebrating!

In your enthusiasm to express love in extra awesome ways this Valentine’s Day, you may find yourself drawn to predictable cliche gifts marketed to you by national chains.

Don’t fall for it.

Instead, go with a local purchase or experience this year! To help you not suck at Valentine’s, we put together this list of some of our favorite places, events & products in Louisville to help you rock it out!

1 Frenchies Modern Nail Care

I hate pampering...said no one ever! A relaxing mani-pedi is the perfect gift of quality self-care time for anyone in your world. This isn't just for the ladies. Dudes need clean nails, too! So, gift a Frenchies service to anyone in your life needing to sit still for an hour & relax while being treated like royalty.

Book your service at the link below!

Why do we love Frenchies?

Nail salons are a dime a dozen. There's one in just about every strip mall or shopping center, but there's just one we really trust with our hands & feet...Frenchies Modern Nail Care!

At Frenchies, the customer's health & comfort are priority. They use hospital grade sterilization practices with all their equipment & have many single use tools that they send home with you!

The team is friendly, the space is beautiful, & you know you're getting the highest quality services possible!

10414 Shelbyville Rd.

2 Rawnaissance: Raw Organic Desserts

Before you run to the convenience store to grab a basic box of chocolates for yourself or your sweetie, check out the selection of decadent desserts at Rawnaissance!

From cakes to custom chocolates, Rawnaissance has something for everyone no matter their dietary choices or restrictions. From organic & gluten-free to soy-free, sugar-free & vegan, you can find a treat to suit every taste/need!

You can order online, get things to go, or dine in their local dessert & coffee shop!

1759 Bardstown Rd.

3 Chefs for Hope: Five Course Fine Dining for the Future of Food

Do you love going out to eat? Consider yourself a foodie?

If so, five courses of fine dining in support of culinary education in Kentucky high schools is right up your alley for a Valentine's month date night that gives back!

Grab your tickets to Chefs for Hope: A Dinner Benefiting Kentucky ProStart, presented by US Foods & enjoy cocktail hour (w/ mocktail option), passed hors d'oeuvres, live jazz ensemble & a five course seated dinner featuring some of Louisville's top chefs!

Saturday, February 2nd, 6-9:30PM at Big Spring Country Club

This year's chefs include:

Josh Moore - Volare Ristorante
David Danielson - Churchill Downs & Old Stone Inn
Josh Hillyard - Big Spring Country Club
Henry Wesley - The Village Anchor
Loreal Gavin - Butcher Babe Boutique Catering

Get your tickets now for this incredible event & invest your date night dollars in the future of food in Kentucky!

5901 Dutchmans Ln.

4 Craftivity Designs

What's better for bonding with friends or your special someone than a good old fashioned scavenger hunt?! Our friends at Craftivity Designs have created tons of fun hunts for you to enjoy with whatever company you choose!

Have an epic Valentine's Day with your honey or grab a friend & be a tourist in your hometown!

5045 Shelbyville Rd. (Full Catalog Available Online)

5 Dancing With the Prospect Stars

Love the epic annual celebrity dance off on TV? Want to see local talent shake it for their favorite causes in The Ville?

Grab tickets to Dancing with the Prospect Stars at Bill Collins Ford on February 17th at 5PM & enjoy dinner & a fabulous show! This is the perfect night out with friends & a fun date alternative to the traditional meal & movie!

4220 Bardstown Rd.

6 Weightless Float Center

Imagine your mind like your cell phone. No matter what app you're working in there are dozens running in the background, bleeding your battery dry & slowing everything else down. Sometimes you need to close everything out & re-boot the system to function best.

Give the gift of a re-boot to yourself or someone on your love list at Weightless Float Center! They have floats, which we HIGHLY recommend, but also an infrared sauna & therapeutic massage to enhance your experience!

600 Distillery Commons Ste. 150

7 Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Louisville is blessed with arts & culture opportunities galore! Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts boasts the PNC Broadway Series, performances by the Louisville Orchestra, family friendly shows, comedy & MORE...with a ticket price to suit any extracurricular budget.

Search the calendar & find the show that works for you! Take the kids for a night out or leave them at home. You could even catch the sensational musical Hamilton coming to town in June!

501 W. Main St.

8 Purrfect Day Cat Cafe

Kittens. Kittens & coffee...or wine! This is a Win-Win...WIN if you ask us.

Spend some time at Purrfect Day Cat Cafe on Bardstown Road, playing with adoptable kittens! Guests can book one hour play sessions & enjoy drinks & treats before or after kitty love. Help the cats become socialized before their adoption...or adopt one of your own!

We did it as a team & LOVED it. They also do special events like Kitty Yoga Nights!

1741 Bardstown Rd.

9 Yes Louisville Swag

#LoveYourLou out loud with t-shirts from Yes Louisville! Grow your 502 wardrobe or give one to someone who shares your affection for our city!

We are crushing extra hard on our Louisville Love shirt & think you will, too.

Shop online or stop by our HQ inside Yes Working at 965 Baxter Ave. to pick one out in person!

965 Baxter Ave.