Do Your Valentine’s Day Shopping At These 5 Local Calgary Businesses


Epiphanie Chocolate

Epiphanie was founded by John, and Debra Fleck. They have truly mastered the art of being a chocolatier and are handing down their expertise to the new owners Billy and Vicky. Epiphanie is offering beautifully designed chocolate cards and chocolate boxes for valentines day! Stop by and check out their wide variety of chocolates catered to everyone! John and Debra’s favorite part of Valentine’s day is how busy the store gets and meeting all their customers. They spend Valentine’s day together selling chocolates and participate in the Co-op chocolate and wine tasting event in the evening.

Madison + PAGE

Madison + Page is owned by Shelley Bata. She knows just about everything when it comes to pens. Alongside pens, she sells beautiful locally-made cards and fun stationery items. Her motto for gift-giving is to buy someone something nice that they may not buy for themselves.

Volios Confections

Sarah and David opened Volios Confections in 2019. Their handcrafted candy is made with love in the store. They offer a wide variety of flavours for their hard candy and they are constantly interchanging them so you will always have something new to try! For Valentine’s day, they make handmade candy roses and heart-shaped lollipops. Sarah’s favourite part of Valentine’s day is thinking of different gifts to get David!

Strawberry Boots

Michiko started Strawberry Boots as an online store. She had the intention of bridging the gap between Japan and Canada by selling Japanese goods in a locally owned store. The business first evolved to in-person shopping when it had a pop-up in Tigerstedt Market, and since then she has stayed there!

Michiko loves valentines day because of the way it has evolved into “Galentines”. It’s not so much about relationships but rather friendships and taking care of yourself. Some gifts she is offering this Valentine’s day include cards, beauty products, and specialty teas. Strawberry Boots is also collaborating with Amandine bakery to bring in chocolate-covered strawberries. Orders placed for Valentine’s Day are eligible for free shipping on orders over $50, which includes the chocolate-covered strawberries from Amandine Bakery.


Nestled in the beautiful neighbourhood of Inglewood, Recess has whatever you might need if you’re looking for stationery. Looking for a special gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Recess is where to shop for your stationary-loving significant other! Alongside cards, they also carry unique notebooks, journals, pens, and more. Think outside of the box and get your significant other a gift they may not think to buy for themselves!