If you've procrastinated and find yourself empty handed Monday, Valentine's Day, we'll show you where to find last-minute unique gift ideas and the best deals on flowers right here in Town and Country and Manchester. Now, you can grab what you need for that special someone and he or she will never know you waited until the last minute!
A Romantic Book
A book with an inscription to the woman in your life would be a memorable and unique gift. Pick her favorite romance novel or a special poetry book, then pick out a passage that reminds you of her and bookmark it. My personal favorites are Pablo Neruda for poetry and Nicholas Sparks for romance. The Book Rack in Manchester is having a sale on select romance novels and offering 50 percent off.
Personalized Photo Gifts
Walmart in Manchester has personalized photo gifts for him or her. In one hour, you can create a collage of photos (starting at $.19 each), as well as photo books ($9.96 to $22.99). In this short amount of time, you can also create a faux magazine cover ($2.84) and childrens' Valentine's Day cards ($.44 each).
Relaxation and Massage
Give your loved one the gift of relaxation. Massage Envy offers gift cards starting at $50 so your special someone can relieve stress, relax, lower blood pressure and increase flexibility with a customized massage. Types include Hot Stone Envy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Deep Heat Relief Muscle Therapy and more. Call your Manchester Massage Envy stores to discover all of your options.
Massages at Salon West in Manchester are given in 30, 60, and 90 minute increments. Salt Glow Treatments and Body Wraps are available and can relax and rejuvenate the weariest Manchester and Town and Country residents.
The Classic Dozen: Red Roses
Many would feel cheated without a bouquet of roses. Patch has tracked down the deals for you in Town and Country and Manchester.
Schnucks is offering one dozen, cash and carry roses for $28.99. For delivery the cost is $59.99. Syd in the floral department says "We can make sure it gets there on Valentine's Day ...the roses are beautiful this year."
Whole Foods Market is offering one dozen, cash and carry, organic roses for $17.99 and Whole Trade roses for $22.99, also organic. Whole Trade is similar to Fair Trade, aimed at making sure workers receive a fair wage, etc.
Costco is offering one dozen, cash and carry roses for less than $16.
Dierbergs is offering one dozen, cash and carry roses for $29.99, or you have have the brought right to your sweetheart's door for $69.99, plus $12 for delivery.
Walmart is offering one dozen, cash and carry roses for $15.
The Gift of Pampering
Buy the special woman in your life a gift card for Ulta Beauty in Manchester. There she can style, cut, color and shop away the stresses of life.
also offers hair cut, style and color, manicures, pedicures as well as facials.
Romantic Evening at Home
Spending an evening at home with that special someone is inexpensive and romantic. is offering a sweetheart menu made fresh in their kitchen starting at $37.99. The meals include Crumb Topped Stuffed Salmon, Pork Fillet Mignon and more.
All of these ideas can be given individually or in combination. Just remember, it is the love and sentiment behind the gift, that make it special.
Happy Valentine's Day!