Dog HouseSo it’s just days before V-Day and you don’t have a card, gift or a reservation.  Starting to envision what life will be like in the doghouse? No need to panic. AND p-lease do not run to your nearest pharmacy for the giant sized Panda Bear.  Instead, take a deep breath and consider your LOCAL specialty gift shop ~ every town/city has one. They are bound to have something marvelous and you might earn extra brownie points for shopping small and local. We found a few fabulous local deals to help infuse your brain with red hot L-O-V-E sparks. #ShopLocal

Heart BraceletCarl Doubet Jewelers

Is offering a great deal for local shoppers. Select a piece of heart-shaped jewelry for your sweetheart or for yourself (who says we can’t buy ourselves a Valentine?) and you get 30% off the ticketed price.

If heart-shaped jewelry isn’t quite what you are looking for, don’t fear, Doubet Jewelers is carrying this very hip, chic line~ Uno de 50.  Affordable yet fashionable~a piece from this collection will please even the pickiest of fashionists.


Hotel duPont treatsThe Hotel du Pont

Sweet treats from The Hotel du Pont, now that is saying something! The Pastry Team has created a lovely array of chocolate delights and macaroon gifts for you to choose from — including chocolate mousse tortes, Valentine’s cupcakes, heart petit fours, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate dipped macaroons and sugar cookies.  It’s too late to place an order, but all Bake Sale items are available for purchase in the Grill (until supplies last).

Valentine PromoFrabizio Salon & Spa

Indulge yourself and your sweetie without all the calories. Luxurious chocolate themed, manicures, pedicures, massages (including a couples massage…wink, wink), and facials to celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day.  Book your package, here…


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Fusions Tasters Choice

Very interesting gift baskets available for the foodie in your life. Listen to the contents of one of the baskets; 16 oz. all natural, gluten free Pancake & Waffle Mix, 60 mL each of Dark Chocolate Balsamic, Strawberry Balsamic, Blueberry Vinegars and 60 mL Butter Olive Oil –Vegetarian and dairy free.1 Stuffed animal, candy, and coupons.  You had me at Dark Chocolate Balsamic!  See more about Fusions here…


10 Chocolate Truffles in a heart box - GovatosGovatos

You can’t have Valentine’s Day without a little bit of chocolate and if you are going to splurge you should do it right!  Govatos knows what they are doing, they’ve been at it for 110 years! They make it easy to get to with two locations, one Market Street in downtown Wilmington and one on 202.