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5 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas: Him and Her

If you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Here are some creative ideas that can be bought at Palatine shops.

It's better late than never when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts. 

Here are a couple creative ideas for gifts—including some that you can pick up locally and others you can order online.

GIFTS FOR HIM

1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP THOSE COLD WINTER NIGHTS...

Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Someone at Dobby's World-Wide Liquors, 315 S. Brockway St. in Palatine or Teddy's Liquors at 25 North Northwest Highway or 1735 North Rand Road in Palatine can recommend something great. D-Vine Wine725 E. Dundee Road in Palatine, or The Wine Cellar361 West Northwest Highway in Palatine, has a wide selection of fine wines. 

2. AHHHH!

Consider the gift of relaxation and stress relief with a 60-minute gift certificate for a massage. Try Salon Elite & SpaMark William Salon & Day SpaArete Salon and Spa or Salon Lorrene in Palatine. 

3. CARS

Delta Sonic1245 E. Dundee Road in Palatine, or Proshine Auto Detailing,1436 N. Rand Road in Palatine, offers car detailing. If you're not sure what your guy would like, a nice gift certificate to an auto store could work, too.

4. THE WAY TO A MANS HEART…

Why cook? Select a complete gourmet dinner at one of Palatine's many restaurants. Can't decide where to go? Patch.com has a list of five fabulous restaurants in Palatine to check out this Valentine's Day. 

5. A SHARED EXPERIENCE...

Is his favorite band coming to the area this summer or perhaps, he wants an excuse to check out a Chicago Blackhawks' game? Spring for two tickets to a game or a concert and you can both share in the experience together. Another great idea would be for two tickets to Second City in Chicago or to the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field this weekend

GIFTS FOR HER

1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES

You can't go wrong with jewelry. Check out Cohen & O'Neill Jewelers, 25 N.Brockway St., or Exquisite Jewelers1590 N. Rand Road, for a great gift she will love.

You could also check out Chandelier Boutique

Foxglove Cottage or Monson Jewelers for some special finds. 

2. DATE NIGHT

Why go out on a cold winter’s night? Instead surprise her with a romantic movie date at AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg or Century 16 in Deer Park

3. DAY OF RELAXATION

Give her a day of relaxation with a gift certificate to an area salon or spas. Try Salon Elite & SpaMark William Salon & Day SpaArete Salon and Spa or Salon Lorrene in Palatine. 

4. CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS?

Consider a book of love poems or a classic love story. The folks at Top Shelf Books or Half Price Books have a wide selection of literary gifts to tickle her funny bone or play on her heart strings.

5. GO TRADITIONAL WITH FLOWERS, CHOCOLATES AND CARDS 

If you are looking for specialty chocolates, check out Morke's Chocolate, 1890 N. Rand Road in Palatine. And, of course, if you really run out of time, there is always CVS, Jewel-Osco and Walgreens, which will have all the traditional Valentine's Day chocolates and goodies. 

Above all, remember: it's truly the thought that counts!

What are you planning to do this Valentine's Day? Tell us in the comments' section. 

Rhonda Morkes Dehn February 14, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Thanks for mentioning our store we greatly appreciate it! Rhonda Morkes Dehn at Morkes Chocolates.

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