From sweet and sentimental to hilarious and snarky, Bang-Up Betty’s gift shop and handmade jewelry store in Argenta has something to make your Valentine’s Day extra special. This unusual, quirky and colorful shop is filled with locally made jewelry, funny cards, thoughtful home decor and clever gifts including lots of Arkansas-made pottery, art, candles, tea and more. Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day picks that will make your sweetie swoon.
Bang-Up Betty is known for their jewelry, pins, stickers and shirts designed in-house – the bronze infinity symbol necklace is the perfect way to say “forever” and the Art Deco Arkansas earrings are timeless. The Ask Me What I’m Reading lapel pin and Bibliophile sticker are perfect for book lovers. We’re smitten with these celebrity keychains including stars and characters like Betty White, Ted Lasso and Dolly Parton. These mandala-patterned heart dishes are made in Arkansas by Carla Churchwell. Romantic “comedy” takes on new meaning with this retro Blockbuster-themed card. Chocolates don’t have to be traditional with these key lime pie and pride-themed chocolate bars.
Bang-Up Betty’s greeting card selection is out of this world hilarious, but it’s also filled with gorgeous and sweet cards – like these locally-made cards by Arkansas artist Sherry J. Williamson. Or, light up Valentine’s Day with a candle that looks as lovely as it smells. These non-toxic soy phrase candles come in sweet and snarky phrases.
Do you have a sentimental something that you say to your sweetheart? Maybe a pet name or a quote? Get it stamped onto one of Bang-Up Betty’s custom mantra cuffs for a super-special personalized gift or pick from their list of inspirational mantras to give your Valentine a little loving motivation.
Heat things up with delicious hot sauces or maybe heat up the conversation with this fun card game geared toward couples. Make them laugh with a pair of trophy husband socks or maybe a keychain of their favorite musician will make their heart sing.
Bang-Up Betty is located at 429 Main Street in Argenta. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 11-5:30 and Saturdays 11-5 with extended Valentine’s Day hours coming soon. Shop online at www.bangupbetty.com and follow them at instagram.com/bangupbetty and facebook.com/
3009 W. Markham St Inside, Little Rock, AR
501-502-8412 | bangupbetty.com