Ephrata Valentine’s Day Guide

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Ephrata Valentine’s Day Guide

Posted on February 1, 2021 by Lisa Willwerth

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re highlighting some local businesses for you to support while finding the perfect gift for your loved one!

For many, Valentine’s Day involves finding a dreamy gift or planning a romantic gesture to express your devotion. We encourage you to show some love to the community and your significant other this year by supporting local businesses.

With its assortment of specialty retailers, service-providers, eateries, and attractions, Ephrata has abundant options for you to spoil your Valentine. Below, we’ve compiled a list of unique gift ideas you can find right here in our town!

Photo courtesy of Parkhill Jewelry.

For Her


If you’re looking for a very special gift for the lady in your life, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful, new piece of jewelry. For over 31 years, Parkhill Jewelry has served the community with a fine selection of diamond and gemstone rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. If your sweetheart has a family heirloom in need of repair or restoration, Parkhill also offers jewelry repair services.

Salon/Spa Certificate

Surprise her with a gift certificate for an afternoon of some rest and relaxation! Ephrata has several hair studios and nail spas to choose from for a lovely pampering experience. Salon Art-Tiff is a premiere salon and spa that offers a variety of hair, nail, massage, and skin services. Another wonderful local spot is Tigon’s Nails & Spa, which offers manicures, pedicures, waxing, and facials, among other beauty services.

Wine & Cheese

For a romantic date night in, splurge on some quality wine and cheese! Weathered Vineyards Ephrata Tasting Room and Wine Bar, located in the Historic Smithton Inn, has a wonderful selection of locally-made red and white wines. Currently, their wine bar is open at 50% capacity, but they offer curbside pickup 7 days a week. Visit their online store to place an order!

Buy some specialty cheese from The Ephrata Cheese Shop! Although the shop itself is closed, you can find their products at Ebenezar’s Groceries or through their online store. They offer fine cheeses ranging from soft to hard, mild to sharp, and tangy to sweet—all of which pair wonderfully with some wine.

Photo courtesy of St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company.

For Him


Love isn’t the only thing brewing this year. Get your favorite guy a growler of some local craft beer! St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company, Pour Man’s Brewing Company, and Black Forest Brewery all offer great gift options including cans, bottles, merch, and gift cards.

A New Watch

Signify your timeless love by purchasing a new watch for the man in your life! Gehman Jewelers, a third-generation family-owned business, carries a stunning collection of watches and accessories from Citizen and Seiko. They even offer complimentary gift-wrapping!

Sporting Goods

Do you have a passionate outdoorsman in your life? Consider a gift from Mussers Outdoors! Mussers is a family-owned business that carries a wide range of fishing, hunting, and archery supplies. If you’re not sure what particular item to get, they also offer gift certificates so that your cupid can pick out his own arrows.

Photo courtesy of Renewed Wellness Massage Clinic.

For Both

Still not sure what to get for your sweetheart? Buy a gift that you can both enjoy! Kick up the romance by booking massages at Renewed Wellness Massage Clinic or planning a relaxing staycation at the 1777 Americana Inn (complete with a private suite with a jacuzzi tub). If you prefer to keep things simple and sweet, make dinner reservations at your favorite spot. Then, go see a movie at The New Main or get into some friendly competition at Gameseaum Mega-Arcade.

For the full Ephrata experience with your loved one, we recommend purchasing the Ephrata Local eGift Card. This card can be used at many of the businesses above and more—making it perfect for date nights long after February 14! We’re currently doing a limited-time offer on the eGift Cards! If you spend $20+, you’ll get a bonus gift of $10; spend $40+, and you’ll get a $20 bonus gift; $60+ and you’ll get a $30 bonus! This offer will expire on February 15, 2021.

Do you have other ideas to spread some local love this Valentine’s Day? Post your date night photos and gift suggestions on social media using #EphrataLocal! We’d love to share them so that others are inspired to have a heart for local businesses as well!