Sure, the historic snow storm that teared through the region could be used as an excuse to why you didn't get a superb Valentine's Day gift for your significant other, but, it's a stretch, and why bother going through the hassel?
Head downtown this morning as soon as the stores open and net a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your Valentine.
GIFTS FOR HIM
1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP HIS COLD WINTER NIGHTS
Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Busa Wine & Spirits and can recommend something great, including old favorites, new finds, and a few distilled locally.
2. THE WRITE IDEA
Paradise Pen offers fine pens for all his important hand-written documents, which with any hope will include a love letter or two – to you!
Consider the gift of relaxation and stress relief with a 60-minute gift certificate for a massage. Try Massage Envy or Elements.
S & J Auto Detailing offers car detailing. If you're not sure what your guy would like, a nice gift certificate to an auto store could work, too.
5. THE WAY TO A MANS HEART…
Why cook? Select a complete gourmet dinner at one of Burlington's many restaurants or if he loves to cook, get a gift certificate for Williams-Sonoma where he can buy all the cooking supplies he needs.
GIFTS FOR HER
1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES
You can't go wrong with jewelry. Check out Jared Galleria of Jewelry or Kay Jewelers for a great gift she will love.
2. DATE NIGHT
Why go out on a cold winter’s night? Instead surprise her with a romantic movie date at AMC Burlington Cinema 10. Check out their schedule for upcoming films here.
3. DAY OF RELAXATION
Give her a day of relaxation with a gift certificate to one of Burlington's many spas and salons.
4. CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS?
Consider a book of love poems or a classic love story. The folks at the Barnes & Noble and the Used Book Superstore have a wide selection of literary gifts to tickle her funny bone or play on her heart strings.
5. GO TRADITIONAL.
CVS has the traditional Valentine's Day chocolates and goodies. If you're looking for a something a bit fancier, check out Godiva Chocolatier or head to Mrs Fields Cookies for a spin on the sweets gift.
Above all, remember: it's truly the thought that counts!