From Free & Co. (914-232-8200, 135 Katonah Avenue in Katonah):
Item: Several pieces of jewelry, including a necklace with the word "love" hanging from it, would work for Valentine's Day, according to the staff.
Price: Items pictured above range from $36 to $48
From Mrs. Monogram (914-234-4888, 617 Old Post Road in Bedford):
Item: Personalized Waffle Weave cosmetics bags are super popular, staff members say.
Price: $18 for the smaller size, $20 for the larger (personalization included—just be sure to place your order sooner than later!)
Item: Fleece bathrobes (for men or women) are also a big hit with customers, most likely because the material is extra soft, and not bulky.
Price: $87 (personalization included, but again, order early!)
From Suburban Groove (914-232-3300, 33 Katonah Avenue in Katonah):
Item: The Valentine's Day selection in this shop is extensive, with tons of fun, light-hearted items, including heart-theme umbrellas to bright tapestries to a toy "decision-making heart." And for those who are not into celebrating the holiday, a box of black tissues may be appropriate.
Price: The above-mentioned items range from $4.50 to $25
From Sweet Caroline's (914-234-0222, 629 Old Post Road in Bedford):
Item: Tons of candy for the kids—or anyone with a sweet tooth, for that matter! Check out the photos above for a look at the display, which includes everything individually-wrapped chocolate hearts to cake pops. The shop's jelly bean assortment even offers a Valentine's Day theme.
Price: 50 cents to $12 (Owner Kelley Johnston says you'd go far with about $15)
From Sweetooth (914-232-7700, 43 Katonah Avenue in Katonah):
Item: The shop will have tons of pink, red and white sweet treats available come Valentine's Day. Pick up chocolate, cupcakes, decorated cookies and more (see the photos above). If you're looking for a special item—like a personalized cake—be sure to order a bit in advance.
Price: $2 and up
From Tom’s (914-232-3187, 151 Katonah Avenue in Katonah):
Item: Bow-ties by Peter-Blair make a great gift for the man in your life, according to owner Tom Antonecchia. He said the item is in right now, especially with young men. "I think they're going to lead male dress back to where it should be," he said.
Don't forget to check in with these other local businesses for more great gift ideas:
- Bedford Village Florist (914-234-7180, 641 Old Post Road in Bedford)
- Consider the Cook (914-234-8880, 26 Village Green in Bedford)
- EiLuj A Beauty Lounge (914-232-2227, 119 Katonah Avenue in Katonah)
- Evergreen Nursery & Florist (914-232-7771, 688 Cross River Road in Katonah)
- Steger's Paper Mill (914-232-7595, 89 Katonah Avenue in Katonah)