WHAT TO BUY YOUR SWEETHEART
5TH FEBRUARY 2017
Valentine’s Day is not far off and cupid may need a little help finding the perfect gift or creating a romantic night out. The South Granville neighbourhood is your Valentine’s shopping and dining destination. Find everything from certificates to spend time at spas and salons, to unique art and gourmet gifts, to award-winning, romantic restaurants. With so many Valentine’s Day activities and gift ideas to choose from, you’ll find plenty of things for couples giving treats to each other, and singles treating themselves and friends alike.
We can definitely feel that love is in the air, so we wanted to give you a little hand in finding the right gift. Here are 26 ideas for what to buy your sweetheart.
MUSIC IS LOVE
1501 West 6th Avenue
The heart is a universal symbol of love. This Red Heart Sculpture, designed by Elton John and Lalique, was created in love in a limited edition of 499 to raise funds for a charitable foundation.
MINI HEART COCOTTE
2997 Granville Street
Surprise your loved ones with sweet treats baked in the cleverly designed mini Heart Cocotte. This miniature casserole is ideal for baking desserts, appetizers or side dishes.
JE T’AIME SCULPTURAL ART
2600 Granville Street
Love is the same in any language, but Pottery Barn spelled I love you in French for an extra touch of romance. Hand made of aluminum with a gold finish.
FILL IN THE LOVE JOURNAL
2912 Granville Street
112 pages to record your responses to various prompts and fill-in-the-blanks with affectionate, witty sentiments to be read and treasured by your beloved.
JUST MY TYPE
2505 Granville Street
Show your love with a darling mug. The Valentine’s Expressions mug is designed in crisp white with a bright pink glaze at the interior and features a sweet motif that reads, “You’re Just My Type.” Its generously sized and makes a fun, feel-good gift for your special someone.
CROWN YOUR PRINCE OR PRINCESS
2555 Granville Street
Let your special prince or princess know that you hold them in high regard by giving them their very own crown. With prominent symbols – such as spires and fleur-de-lys – and glass jewels, these reproductions of 19th-century originals are works of art unto themselves.
BLISS DOWN-FILLED LOVESEAT
WEST ELM VANCOUVER
2947 Granville Street
Cuddle up in total bliss. Whitewashed solid ash legs, a deep, single-seat cushion and subtly flared arms make the Bliss Loveseat perfect for visiting with friends and family, cuddling up to watch a movie at home, or for catching a mid-afternoon nap.
OR CELEBRATE WITH FRIENDS
1485 West 12th Avenue
The room, aglow in saffron, wood and burnt siena tones, is the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine’s dinner or a celebration of love with friends and family. They say that a way to a person’s heart is through their stomach.
UNICORNS AND RAINBOWS
2505 Granville Street
Send your kids off to school with these magical Valentine’s Day note cards! This die-cut, flat card set includes four different charming designs with a loveable message printed on the back. A sheet of stickers is also included for some extra fun.
A LASTING FLORAL BOUQUET
2526 Granville Street
Good times are tucked inside. Made with 100% cotton, this pillowcase adds a little imagination to the living room, bedroom, or office. Perfect to share with good company.
DECLARE YOUR LOVE
2600 Granville Street
Using simple typography, the sentiment expressed in this artwork makes a bold yet sweet statement. Includes plexiglas front, quality construction of wood molding and foam core with a paper backing.
THE GIFT OF GOOD STYLE
3149 Granville Street
A day of pampering is always a good gift idea. Spoil your Valentine with a new style. Pictured: Stunning sandalwood balayage colour correction from level 2 box colour by Stylist Amber Beckjord.
THE GIFT OF FASHION
PLUM CLOTHING CO
2799 Granville Street
Take her shopping and help her refresh her wardrobe with a dress from the Plum Resort and Spring 2017 Collection. Fashion designed in Vancouver for work to the weekend.
2956 Granville Street
A gift of designer fashion for your Valentine is always in style. WANT Apothecary’s neighbourly retail experience is a unique mix of international fashion brands.
A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET
GIF GRANVILLE ISLAND FLORIST
3050 Granville Street
You can never go wrong with flowers. Treat any Valentine to a single rose or a beautiful bouquet of flowers and you are guaranteed to get a big smile, a loving hug, and even possibly a big kiss in return.
FOR THE LOVE OF COFFEE
TREES ORGANIC COFFEE
1598 West Broadway
Treat your Valentine to an afternoon in the South Granville neighbourhood with a stop at Trees Organic for their great tasting coffee, delicious cheesecake, fresh house-made baked goods and sandwiches.
Cheesecake Etc photo (pictured above) by Dennis the Foodie.