Valentine's Chocolate display

Shop Local This Valentine’s Day in Salem

This Valentine’s Day, were shopping local and picking up chocolates, jewelry, cards, and more from retailers throughout Salem, MA! Use the guide below to find where to shop downtown this month and share your favorite finds by tagging us and #StayLocalSalem on social. ❤️

Harbor Sweets 

Chocolates & Sweets

Harbor Sweets has been home to some of Salem’s finest homemade chocolates since 1973. While downtown, stop by their Leavitt Street location to pick up some Sweet Sloops, truffles, and more. Harbor Sweets chocolates are available online as well, so you can still celebrate with Salem-made chocolates right from home. Browse their Valentine’s Day collection here and be sure to order early on harborsweets.com.

Kakawa Chocolate House brings historic chocolate drinking elixirs downtown, and is the perfect place to stop in for something sweet while strolling down Essex Street. Pick up a warm elixir to go or find a unique Valentine’s Day gift by putting together a box of truffles with variants from sea salted caramel to chili pepper-topped. Shop downtown or order online at kakawachocolates.com.

Popped! Gourmet Popcorn

Right off Front Street and Derby Square, Maria’s Sweet Somethings has a fully stocked case of homemade chocolates along with gifts for all occasions. Find available flavors of fudge and truffles on their website at mariassweetsomethings.com, and call the store to put an order in ahead of Valentine’s Day.

Popped! Gourmet Popcorn just shared this year’s Valentine’s Day collection featuring Chocolate Covered Cherry flavors and “Bee Mine,” a sweet blend of popcorn made with locally sourced honey. Order bags or tins online at poppedstores.com or shop in person while in Salem on Pickering Wharf.

Witch City Wicks


Shop candles, books, art and more at Witch City Wicks. Their Valentine’s Day collection featuring seasonal Salem-made soy candles debuts in-store and online on January 22. Shop online and check for in-store hours at witchcitywicks.com.

Moody’s Home & Gifts is open at their new location across from the Hawthorne Hotel with gift ideas including candles and incense, locally made and globally made pillows and blankets, decor pieces, plus journals aromatherapy accessories and more. Their curbside pickup makes shopping local a breeze- take a look at what’s new at moodysgifts.com.

Hive & Forge

Coon’s Card & Gift Shop is a go-to spot for locals to pick up cards for all occasions, including Valentine’s Day! Pick up a card, and shop the rest of the store to put together a Salem-inspired gift with tees and hoodies, plus crystals, Tarot cards, and more. Order online to pick up or ship anywhere in the US at coonscardandgiftshop.com.

For jewelry gifts this Valentine’s Day, Salem offers plenty of uniquely local finds- The Peabody Essex Museum Shop has fine jewelry, plus additional accessories and books and art related to current exhibitions at the Peabody Essex Museum. Hive & Forge offers curated collections of jewelry by local makers while Coven Beauty, one of Salem’s newest stores, has jewelry and accessories just for the modern Witch.

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