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If anyone is still scrambling for clever and/or practical Valentine's Day gift ideas, the following local merchants likely are eager to help. Call ahead to confirm supplies before making a quick dart to any retailer over lunch hour! And simply use the hyperlinks provided to go to the Patch directory listings for quick directions.
A variety of name-brand vases, pink fuzzy socks, perfumes, after-shave fragrances, tights, chevron desk accessories and other personal items can be pursued at area Tuesday Morning locations—all at 50 percent to 80 percent off retail prices:
- 15359 Manchester Road, Ballwin, 636-686-7100
- 9626 Manchester Road, St. Louis, 314-918-7317
For shoppers looking for children-related Valentine's Day gifts, Tuesday Morning stores have quite a selection of that age group, too.
A gift certificate to Massage Envy can put a smile on most guy's faces. Area locations include:
- Chesterfield, 1694 Clarkson Rd., 636-532-7733
- Creve Couer, 12528 Olive Blvd., 314-744-7779
- Wildwood, 2424 Taylor Rd. 636-821-2999
Area Walmarts have lots of children-appropriate items, themed candles, boxed champagne glasses, gift cards to other local stores, wines and themed wine gift packaging bags and silk rose petals, plus some really cute stuffed animals. Area locations include:
How about heart-shaped boxer shorts, love mirrors, or wine glass sets from Walgreens? Or take 20 minutes and produce an instant print gift from the photo department. Walgreens' stores also offer up to 50 percent off of gift sets, especially in the cosmetics department. And, of course, they have novelty cards. Area locations include:
- Creve Coeur,
- Wildwood, 100 Plaza Dr., 636-273-5206
If funds for gifts are limited or it's time for something sentimental, consider writing customized poetry. Special stationery paper from The Write Impression, 9909 Clayton Rd., Ladue, 314-991-5333 will complement pretty prose.
Some sweets from 112 N. Kirkwood Rd., 314-965-6615 are sure to impress. Michelle's Cafe, also has chocolate-covered strawberries.
Bookstores, such as Webster Groves Book Shop, 100 W Lockwood Ave., 314-968-1185, can give a gift that keeps giving beyond one special day.
If you can't get reservations to your favorite restaurants, allow 13331 Manchester Rd., Des Peres, 314-821-6767, to assist from their selections of premium steaks, red and white meats, gourmet foods, appetizers, sides and desserts. Desserts range from New York cheesecake, carrot cake, molten lava cakes, creme brulee and more. Or select the just right steaks, chops, chicken or fish to grill from Dierbergs locations, including Chesterfield. Combine that with a variety of colorful veggies to also throw on the pit.
For pets on V-Day gifts lists, several stores have great products:
- Treats Unleashed, 36 Clarkson Wilson Ctr. Chesterfield, 636-536-5900
- PETCO, 1791 Clarkson Rd., Chesterfield, 636-536-6515
- Pet Supplies Plus, 15311 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, 636-686-7181
For bird and wildlife lovers: Wild Birds Unlimited, 1739 Clarkson Rd Chesterfield, 636-537-5574