Valentine’s Day: The holiday conjures up images of flowers, stuffed animals, and of course chocolates encased in a heart-shaped box. Well, this year, think outside of that heart-shaped box and buy the loved ones on your list unique gifts from any of these wonderful shops – they will not disappoint!
Vivian, the owner of The Little Soap Shop, strives to provide her customers with pure, all natural products that they feel good about using. She offers a wide variety of skin care products made from nature’s finest ingredients. For Valentine’s Day, she is offering a special boxed set that includes body oil, a chocolate covered cherry soy candle and soap. She also makes custom boxes, and every box made between now and Valentine’s Day will include complimentary chocolate. Everything is 100% vegan and her products are packaged using 100% recycled or reusable materials.
La Guli is legendary in Astoria. This 75 year old, family-owned establishment bakes up delicious Italian treats daily, as well as pies and custom cakes. If your sweetheart is a marzipan lover, this is the place to go!
The Chocolate Swirl offers a delicious array of Valentine’s Day goodies from red velvet cake pops to double decker heart-shaped brownies. Check out the “Valentine’s Day 2012” on their website for their entire selection of holiday delicacies.
Site consistently stocks wonderful, quirky items for the quirky love of your life. In addition to their regular selection, they are offering special gifts for Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Bon Bon Lip Gloss, Conversation Heart soaps, Boho Candle Pots, and more.
New York Spa Castle:
Why not treat your significant other to a day of romance at Spa Castle? Enjoy the saunas, mineral pools and other relaxing features. They are also offering special packages such as a chocolate mud wrap and lavender facial or a single, double or triple luxury packages. Ask them about romantic couple services, too!
Cost – $10 ($8 for members) Registration is required; If you are the crafty type who would prefer a Do-It-Yourself Valentine, you will love this workshop. Learn to make ribbon roses to add a touch of elegance to any craft. Participants will create their own ribbon roses, and all materials are provided. The workshop is taught by floral art expert Natalie Carbone.
Contact: Visit The Sunday Night Dinner
While this might not seem like an obvious place to shop for Valentine’s Day you can find wonderful wooden toys for the little loves of your life. You will also find unique, beautiful glass art and Slovak crystal.
This cozy little spa in the middle of Astoria is a welcome escape from the craziness of daily life. They are a full service spa, and offer many wonderful packages so you can have a day of relaxation. For Valentine’s Day they are offering a gift card special: purchase a gift card of at least $125 and receive a free $25 gift card! This deal is only available until February 4th, so act fast!
By: Megan Ross