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Valentines Day | McHenry County Made

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We have had one heck of a year, so let’s show the ones we love some love. Valentine’s Day is typically roses and chocolates, but we have some suggestions for you to get for your sweetie and support local businesses while you’re at it. From seasonal favorites from McHenry County breweries to hand-made sweets and bath bombs, to things to do on Valentine’s Day, there is a little something for everyone and they’re all McHenry County MADE!


Luxurious Relaxation: 


Casting Whimsy | Bee My Tweety Pie 
This Valentine's Day Casting Whimsy has the perfect gift for your Tweety Pie. This gift box includes a 2oz tin of Tweety Pie, their February exclusive honey & choclate black tea,a stainelss steel heart infuser, and a 2oz jar of raspberry honey. 

Silver Prairie Natural Soap Company | Bath Bombs
Champagne with undertones of fresh strawberry. All soaps and bath bombs are natural and handmade with pride and love.

Ethereal Confections | Velvet Heart Box of Chocolates
This beautiful velvet heart box is filled with 9 truffles and 3 solid chocolate hearts. Ethereal Confections does not use dairy or gluten in their chocolates or confections, which makes this a perfect gift for anyone!

Beers & Beards


Scorched Earth Brewing | Hop Smooch 
The lights dim as you bring the glass up to your mouth, slowly the embrace of lupulin envelops you; HOP SMOOCH, Scorched Earth's West Coast Style IPA is packed full of Summit, Columbbus and Amarillo hops. With West Coast dank and resin, Hop Smooch has a great aroma of lupulin off the bin - with citrus in the nose and in the flavor too. The carbonation dances on your tongue, teasing you for another sip. 

Hempstock Pharms | Stash & Beard

Stash & Beard conditions and moisturizes your facial hair and is extremely effective for moisturizing the skin beneath your beard. Beard hair tends to be rough and can easily become brittle causing split ends and an overall scraggly look. Stash & Beard repairs, softens, and makes your style look neater.

Crystal Lake Brewing | Too Much Cologne
** Just won Silver at the 2022 Wold Beer Championship**
"Bright, a little fruitey and thirst quenching" these are the characteristics CLB was looking for when producing this traditional German Kolsch. Modeled after Koln, Germany's refreshing ale, they knocked this beer out of the park! Flavors of fresh pear and white grape along with a hint of hop spice follow with a touch of wheat malt adding to the complexity. 

Date Night Out: 


Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen | Beer vs. Wine Menu
Duke’s is for all locavores. The fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and breads are sourced locally, so you are sure to have a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. This Valentine's Day you can take advantage of a full menu of specials just for two! Reserve your seats today!

Raue Center for the Arts | Greenroom Improv 
Now in their 20th year, GreenRoom Improv has performed nationally for a wide range of audiences and events. GreenRoom specializes in a unique blend of clean, high-energy, multi-faceted improv comedy.

Julie Ann's Frozen Custard | I Love You S'more Concrete
Homemade graham cracker crumble, marshmallow fluff and hardening chocolate mixed together with vanilla and chocolate custard, along with a roasted marshmallow and a sprinkle of locally made T's Toffee will make you fall in love with Julie Ann's. If this isn't up your alley Julie Ann's has 2 weeks of Valentine's Day fun. Grab a Valentine's inspired pint which makes a perfect gift for your Sweetheart. Every order will also receive a Valentine's card to make your day even sweeter.  

Date Night In: 


All Mine Valentine Pack

No need for a big plan this Valentine's Day, because three Woodstock businesses joined forces to create an all in one package perfect for a Valentine's Day in. White gold diamond studs from Studio D Jewelers, two handmade decorated cookies from The Sugar Circle, and a pasta kit for two with a bottle of Gioventu Chianti organic red wine from Americano. The kit includes hand made pappardelle pasta and Sunday Sauce made from scratch. 
The deadline to order is February 12th. Call Studio D Jewelers to reserve your pack and pick it up at Studio D.   



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