10 Valentine gift ideas from Target Accelerators alumni

Struggling to find the perfect present for a special someone? Get ready for Valentine’s Day with great gifts for the ones you love from Target Accelerators alumni.

Gifts for sipping or snacking

Adventurous Bartender: Cocktail Dice
Target Forward Founders 2022 alum

Mix things up with your special someone by staying in and playing a mixology game for two. Thanks to founder Ashley Yearby and her love of creating inviting experiences in her home, the Cocktail Dice she’s created would be perfect to stir the night away. With every toss of these dice, you’ll be served a unique cocktail recipe comprised of spirits, special sugars and liqueurs.

Harlem Chocolate Factory: Artisan Truffles and Bars
Target Forward Founders 2021 alum

Sweeten the holiday with a handmade truffle assortment straight from the historic Striver’s Row district of Harlem, New York and made by founders (and sisters) Jessica Spaulding and Asha Dixon.

Navina: Wine Crafted from Herbs and Botanicals
Target Forward Founders 2022 alum

Founder Nana Meriwether spent a year writing about wellness before she began dreaming up the recipes that would become Navina wines. These low-alcohol herbal wines are a special, delicious treat for those looking to expand their sophisticated beverage options.

Phreshly: Ready-to-drink Cocktails
Target Forward Founders 2022 alum

Founders Paul, Tai, and Ama wanted to create high-quality, vibrant cocktails that would be easy to enjoy anywhere. Enter their ready-to-drink cocktails, the perfect compliment to an oh-so-special Valentine’s Day meal.

Zach and Zoe: Honey and Beeswax Candles
Target Takeoff Food and Beverage 2021 alum

Make life a bit sweeter when you gift products made from wildflower honey and natural beeswax candles this Valentine’s Day. Inspired to learn beekeeping and honey production to provide natural relief for their youngest child, founders Summer and Kam Johnson are serving all things sweet for the season.

Gifts for pampering

Desert Moonlight: Luxury Candles
Target Forward Founders 2022 alum

These luxurious candles are infused with essential oils and are inspired by the four elements. So, the only question is, does your valentine prefer earth, wind, water or fire?

Sugardoh: At-home Sugaring Products
Target Takeoff Beauty 2022 alum

This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself or someone you love to a Sugaring Starter Kit. Founder Aliyah started Sugardoh as she sought an at-home hair removal product intended for sensitive skin.

Smitten Tips: Hand Painted Nail Designs
Target Forward Founders 2022 alum

Founder Peyton Le is a passionate and busy mother of four who needed to find creative ways for self-care. Her semi-cured nail polish gels are shade-inclusive, and feature hand-painted designs and premium designer finishes. Her Quick Start Set would be perfect for your high-fashion valentine.

Mattias: Essential Makeup for Men
Target Forward Founders 2022 alum

Mattias exists because they believe beauty and confidence know no gender. Treat the men and non-binary valentines in your life to something designed just for them. The Pack includes concealer and a tinted moisturizer available in six shades.

Ralphie & Alice: Unisex Skin and Body Care
Target Forward Founders 2022 alum

Take care of your skin, no matter what body you’re in. Gift a Ralphie & Alice 4Pack to a valentine who’d love to feel pampered. The organic and vegan lip balms feature unique scent and flavor combinations and pack a powerful pop of moisture.

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