Sure, you love your Valentine. A lot. But life has a funny way of asserting itself and getting in the way of your little love errands.
That’s why so many of us find ourselves less than a week away from the holiday with nothing but good intentions to offer our Valentines.
Loving procrastinators take heart: You still have a chance to make a big impression on your Valentine with these last minute gift ideas or beautifying treats for your date night.
Stone Cold Love – Westport-based jeweler Faye Kim has precious and semi-precious stones and metals for every lover’s budget. From one-of-a-kind ruby rings to sterling silver heart-shaped charms, the pieces in her collection are hand crafted works of art that are sure to win the heart of your true love. UPDATE: Faye Kim Designs has decided to extend the store's hours prior to Valentine's Day, to make shopping even easier. The store will be open Sunday, Feb. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Faye Kim Designs is located at 190 Main St. in Westport. Call (203) 226-3511 for details, or browse her collection on her Facebook page and website.
Pretty Persuasion – Listen up, guys. Ladies love pretty. And few places encompass the full focus of pretty as well as Faces Beautiful. This Westport beauty bar has all the trappings: hairstyling, makeup artistry, beauty products for days and baubles that dazzle. Find the perfect pretty item for your girl, or just gift her with a certificate so she can choose. Faces Beautiful is located at 139 Post Rd. E. in Westport. Call (203) 226-1818, or browse the beautiful on the shop’s Facebook page.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Agabhumi, the Best of Bali has your haute hippie Valentine covered with a carefully edited selection of artisan jewelry and accessories handmade in Bali. From bags to bangles, you can find the perfect heartfelt gift or even an exotic accessory for your Valentine’s Day date. Agabhumi has two locations in Connecticut: 22 Magee Ave. in Stamford, and 165 Post Rd. E. in Westport. Visit Agabhumi’s website for more details.
Go-Go Gadget Love – Let’s face it: guys—and plenty of girls—love their gadgets. And Apple has plenty of gadgets and gadget accessories to seduce your tech-savvy date. iPads, iPhones, sound ring speakers, designer cases and portable headphones will have your special someone’s head in The Cloud and make you the apple of your Valentine’s eye. Find Apple in the Stamford Town Center in Stamford, or at 356 Greenwich Ave. in Greenwich.