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5 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas: Him and Her

If you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Here are some creative ideas that can be bought at Crystal Lake shops.

5 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas: Him and Her

It's better late than never when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts. 

Here are a couple creative ideas for gifts—including some that you can pick up locally and others you can order online.

GIFTS FOR HIM

1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP THOSE COLD WINTER NIGHTS...

Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Cardinal Fine Wine & Spirits, 305 W. Virginia St. in Crystal Lake, and  Binny's Beverage Depot844 S. Randall Road in Algonquin, and  can recommend something great.  Village Vintner, 2380 Esplanade Drive in Algonquin, and Exclusively Napa, 35 N. Williams St. in Crystal Lake, has a wide selection of fine wines. 

2. AHHHH!

Consider the gift of relaxation and stress relief with a 60-minute gift certificate for a massage. Try  Infinity Day SpaDistinction Salon & Spa, or  Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa

3. CARS

Jetstream Jimmy's Detailing8304 Pingree Road in Lake in the Hills, and  Turtle Wax Car Wash,161 Liberty Road in Crystal Lake, offers car detailing. If you're not sure what your guy would like, a nice gift certificate to an auto store could work, too.

4. THE WAY TO A MANS HEART…

Why cook? Select a complete gourmet dinner at one of  Crystal Lake restaurants . Can't decide where to go? Patch.com has a list of five fabulous Crystal Lake restaurants to check out this Valentine's Day. 

5. A SHARED EXPERIENCE...

Is his favorite band coming to the area this summer or perhaps, he wants an excuse to check out a Chicago Blackhawks' game? Spring for two tickets to a game or a concert and you can both share in the experience together. Another great idea would be for two tickets to  Second City in Chicago or to the  Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field this weekend

GIFTS FOR HER

1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES

You can't go wrong with jewelry. Check out  Doerner Jewelers119 S. Main Street in Algonquin, or  Nelson's Jewelers, 1 Crystal Lake Plaza in Crystal Lake, or a great gift she will love.

2. DATE NIGHT

Why go out on a cold winter’s night? Instead surprise her with a romantic movie date at Regal Showplace 16, 5000 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. Check out their schedule for upcoming films here.

3. DAY OF RELAXATION

Give her a day of relaxation with a gift certificate to one of Crystal Lake's many salon or spas. 

4. CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS?

Consider a book of love poems or a classic love story. The folks at the  Barnes & Noble in Crystal Lake and the  Books of Southwind, a used book store at 4069 West Algonquin Road in Algonquin, have a wide selection of literary gifts to tickle her funny bone or play on her heart strings.

5. GO TRADITIONAL WITH FLOWERS, CHOCOLATES AND CARDS 

If you are looking for specialty chocolates, check out Morke's Chocolate in Algonquin, the newly opened  Wicked Chocolates in Algonquin or  Fannie May Candies in Lake in the Hills. And, of course, if you really run out of time, there is always CVS, Jewel-Osco and Walgreens, which will have all the traditional Valentine's Day chocolates and goodies. 

Above all, remember: it's truly the thought that counts!

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