Valentine’s day is one of those holidays that can sneak up on us. At the last minute, we find ourselves scrambling for the perfect gift for our valentine. Before you know it you are standing in line outside the chocolate shop with a crowd of other wild-eyed men who forgot til that morning to grab something sweet for their love. This is a common sight every February 14th outside Sweetheart Chocolates where you can find every shape, size, and flavor of delicious chocolates and candies for everyone on your Valentine’s day list.
With Valentine’s day two weeks away, let’s attempt to beat the crowds this year! Below you’ll find just 6 of many great places right here in Downtown Farmington to stop in and find exactly what you need to surprise your special someone.
“The Sweetest Corner in Town” – Sweetheart Chocolates in downtown Farmington takes orders for holidays and special occasions; they also deliver! Just give them a call ahead of time. They also have fun gift items like mugs, candy dishes, and customizable gift baskets.
Just around the corner from Sweetheart Chocolates, you will find Southern Sins Boutique. Every girl has a little southern belle in them and this little boutique has plenty of sass and spunk to go around. Southern Sins has a variety of gift items that will appeal to all ages. Specialty items like their bath bombs and a wide selection of clothing with a funky southern flair.
“Flowers = Joy” – And at Butterfield Florist on W Columbia that could not be more true. Surprising your Valentine with a stunning bouquet of roses of any color are sure to bring romance and joy to your valentine’s day! They have gorgeous arrangements and unique gift finds.
The Oasis Christian Bookstore, in their new location just a block over from Southern Sins on North Henry St, is a perfect place to find a meaningful gift. They have a large store and carry much more than just books; with inventory including cards, scarves, plaques, rustic signs, figurines, Bibles, devotional journals, tee-shirts and more, you will be able to find the perfect gift with deep spiritual meaning.
Let’s head back up the street to Ophelia, a classy women’s clothing boutique. Offering hand-selected women’s fashion trends from around the world their clothing inventory changes frequently, so be sure to stop in to see the newest style selections. In addition to their unique clothing options, they carry a variety of handbags, scarves, jewelry and shoes! Guys, overwhelmed by all the options? Don’t worry, they offer gift cards in $10 increments! Let her find the perfect gift and have her own special shopping spree.
Back down the street on East Columbia, we find the quintessential Valentine gift; jewelry. Walking into Krekeler Jewelers is stepping into elegance, class, and romance itself. Popping the big question this Valentine’s Day? Look no farther than Krekeler’s stunning engagement rings. Their diamond stud earrings would make an excellent gift. It’s said that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’, but we know a girls gotta have her chocolate. At Krekeler you have the best of both worlds with their Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds. Their professional and friendly staff will be happy to help you decide on the perfect, lasting, gift for your situation.
That’s our 6 downtown Farmington featured shops for getting that special gift this holiday! What places did we miss? Comment below and tell us your favorite gift shops in the area!
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