Think Outside the Chocolate Box with Pepper Place This Valentine's Day

At Pepper Place, we like to “think outside the chocolate box” when it comes to celebrating the Day of Love.  This year, we're helping you get creative with our "Day of Love Gift Guide" filled with gifts, tips and date-night ideas provided by Pepper Place retailers and design pros.    

Shop the Pop-Up for the District's Newest Additions

The recently launched Pepper Place Pop Up Shop is a hub for gifts that say “I love you."   Shop the collection for Valentine's Day gifts exclusive to the Pepper Place district.  Give the gift of royalty with luxury loungewear from the Royal Highnies collection, or surprise your favorite fella with a pair of whiskey-dyed jeans from the Marc Nelson Denim collection.  The ladies will also love these designers, along with handcrafted jewelry by Leighelena.  Add a few Standard Deluxe screen prints to round out your pop-up shop finds.

Gifts & Tips From Our Retail Pros 

Turn Up the Heat (or Beat) in the Shower at Ferguson 

Shower time just got better with the new Moxie Showerhead+Wireless Speaker combo, available at the Ferguson Showroom. Moxie lets you stream music, news and podcasts while showering, using Bluetooth technology.  Stop by the showroom today for order details, and turn up the beat for Valentine's Day.


Fabulous Jewelry Needs a Fabulous 

When gifting jewelry, Barri Thompson, owner of Atmosphere Home Essentials, suggests using one of these decorative jewelry boxes to add modern flare to a traditional gift. At Atmosphere, the most common use for these boxes is for contemporary home decor, making a great gift with or without the jewelry.  Barri's decorating tip:  Stacked boxes make a bigger impact, so consider getting a set.   

Barbie Will Steal Her Heart

Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been stealing the hearts of little girls and women alike, which is why these vintage Barbie prints from King's House Antiques are the perfect gift for your leading lady.  Only 5,000 copies of each original Mattel sketch were produced.  Visit Susan Kidd at King's House Antiques for more information about these works, and browse her collection to find a sketch your Barbie fanatic will adore.

Long. Live. Tingle. - The Organic Valentine

Give the gift of harmony and relaxation with organic health and beauty products from Intelligent Nutrients. Available at Click Salon, the Long. Live. Tingle. set includes Harmonic Body Wash, Destress Express Hand Therapy, Sanitizer and Lip Delivery Nutrition.  As an added bonus, include a gift certificate for a day of pampering.

Splurge on Furniture & Antiques

If your significant other has been dropping hints about a home decor upgrade, now is the perfect time to splurge! To celebrate the Day of Love, Richard Tubb Interiors is offering 10% off all Lee Industry Upholstery until February 14. Surprise the one you love with a new couch and do a little Valentine's Day snuggling too.


Shop New Arrivals At The Interiors Market 

Interiors at Pepper Place is having their winter clearance sale to make room for new pieces being brought to the district weekly.  Several antique and furniture dealers fill the booths of this space, where their latest finds are displayed, offering a wide range of interior decor styles. This 19th Century marble mantel, embellished with nail heads and leather insets is one of the most recent additions customers are raving about. Come discover what else is new and WOW your Valentine with a rare find!

Charlie's Insight on Flowers: 'Ditch the Dozen'

When it comes to Valentine's Day flowers, Charlie Thigpen always thinks "outside the chocolate box" — the cliché bouquet is not an option. PAY ATTENTION FELLAS, Charlie's rule is: “Ditch the Dozen for an Artful Arrangement" from Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery. The Pepper Place flower and garden expert has a variety of unique arrangements, as well as plants such as Orchids and Calla Lillies. Stop by the gallery, and Charlie and Cindy will take care of the rest. Delivery service is offered within a 15-mile radius.

Try Dinner & A Show the Pepper Place Way

Gifts Are Great — But a Great Date is Even Better.  

We suggest the old fashioned "dinner and a show" kind of night done the Pepper Place way.  Start off your night at Bettola with a meal from award-winning chef James Lewis, offering a special four-course menu catered to couples looking for a romantic evening.  Reservation details and Valentine's menu provided on event page.  

Forget the Movies, Go See a Performance at TNT

Following dinner, walk over to Terrific New Theatre for a special Valentine's Day celebration and live performance of  "I'll Eat You Last:   A Chat with Sue Mengers."  Enjoy a hilarious evening of dishy gossip with Hollywood super-agent to the stars, Sue Mengers.

Tickets include champagne, chocolates and other treats, plus admission to the one-woman show, starring Birmingham's Kristin Staskowski.  All ticket proceeds benefit Terrific New Theatre.


Let the charm of Pepper Place create a perfect evening for you and your Valentine.