Show Your Love: For your Valentine and local businesses

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Show Your Love: For your Valentine and local businesses

Find unique gifts and date ideas while supporting small businesses in downtown Dayton.

Feb. 1, 2021 (DAYTON, Ohio) … From handmade jewelry to decadent desserts, there are many ways to show your love for a special someone on Valentine’s Day. For the holiday weekend, the Downtown Dayton Partnership has put together a list of resources to help you find a gift, the perfect meal, or plan a date at the assortment of independent, small businesses in downtown Dayton.


At you will find a page of resources to plan your Valentine surprise, including:

  • Downtown Dayton Valentine Gift Guide: With dozens of gift ideas, a list of meal and drink specials from local eateries, and date activities all in one place – including convenient links to more information and how to buy.
  • Information on business hours of operation, dine in, carryout, or delivery options on the OPEN* resource page.
  • Downtown Dollars: A perfect gift for someone who has it all. One gift card redeemable for at dozens of downtown Dayton businesses.
  • Downtown Dayton Winter Bingo: Is open for entries through Feb. 15, so make a Valentine’s adventure and complete activities for the chance to win one of five $100 Grand Prize Packs.


“Valentine’s Day this year is lending itself to an entire weekend of ways to spoil our loved ones, and in downtown you can make it a day or night out, or bring home your favorites with a curbside pickup or delivery from a local business,” said Sandra K. Gudorf, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership.


Downtown Dayton business owners and managers are committed to the health and safety of their patrons and staff. If visitors choose to come indoors to enjoy shopping, services or a meal, please be aware of the mandatory mask requirement inside all establishments, and the reduced capacity limits.


To cater to those who want to support local while staying at home, businesses have adapted with online ordering, take-out and pick-up parking zones, and local delivery options. Options can be found in the Downtown Dayton Valentine Gift Guide, or on the OPEN* page for dining, shopping, and services.

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