Most of us tend to procrastinate when it comes to buying gifts and Valentine's Day is no different. Busy schedules have a way of distracting us from the really important things in life. However, that does not excuse you from skimping on a gift. There are plenty of local businesses in Detroit ready to assist any would-be panicking procrastinators. These options won't diminish your pocketbook either, so the focus can be put on the significance of your other.
Tuesday's Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
While chocolates seem like a predictable choice as a Valentine's Day gift, Gayle's Chocolates has unique creations that are sure to impress. There are traditional box chocolates, but there are also more innovative confections like a dozen chocolate roses, or for the truly bold, Gayle's original Chocolate Heels. Expert cobblers of cocoa have created a dark chocolate pump lined with white chocolate and dusted with edible dust of deep red especially created for Valentine's Day.
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Tuesday's Hours: 9 a.m. to 7p.m.
Flower shops are very accommodating to last minute shoppers. Blumz by JR Design has a wide range of floral designs including the traditional dozen roses. For something truly unique, Blumz has the Basket of Romance which can be customized to meet your budget and meet the needs of your significant other. Baskets can include scented candles, lotions, fragrant soaps and bath items and can be enhanced with rose petals, flowers, balloons and plush animals.
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Tuesday's Hours: 9 a.m. to 6p.m.
Some significant others are into pampering, or maybe the only way your sweetie ever takes time for him or herself is when someone gives a gift certificate from a spa. Robin Manoogian is the founder and owner of About Face Spa. She has done make-up for several local celebrities in the detroit area through the years. Services offered include make-up application, threading, spa facials, massages, nail treatments and other unique services intended to primp and pamper.
Tuesday's Hours for Cosmic Bowling: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
For those who aren't into the traditional roses, candy and massages, perhaps spending a little time in the dark with your honey is in order. How about Cosmic Bowl? Basically, it is bowling in the dark with glow in the dark pins and bowling balls. Luxury Lanes in Ferndale happens to be offering Cosmic Bowl on Valentine's Day. A little tidbit from one of the locals: "if a green pin shows up in a set and a strike is bowled, a free game is won. Make sure the attendant is informed."
Tuesday's Hours: 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Of course, jewelry is always an excellent last minute gift. Whether it's a simple pendant at the start of a new relationship, an engagement ring symbolizing a lifetime commitment, or to show a significant other how much they are appreciated, Simmons and Clark has a wide selection that can meet any need. They have been named 2010 Best of Michigan Family Business and have been family owned since 1925.
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