Oh no!  It’s Valentine’s Day and you’ve been stuck inside, unable to shop.  There’s still time to find that special something for your special someone.  (A romantic gesture is just what you need; you may be stuck indoors after more snow tomorrow!)  Start the weekend right with a sweet gift.

How to Tie a Scarf:  33 Styles by Potter Style.  This is a step-by-step guide on how to tie various scarves of various shapes and sizes.  A small gift-sized book available at the Ivy Bookshop.


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  This is the story of Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, who creates a scientifically based project to find the perfect wife.  Available at the Ivy Bookshop.


 Longbourn, by Jo Baker.  Jo Baker has based her novel on Pride and Prejudice’s Bennett family.  The story doesn’t focus on the Bennetts, however, but on the servants who work for the family.  In the center is a beautiful romance between two members of the staff.  Available at the Ivy Bookshop.

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The gift that benefits you as much as it does them!  Gift card for an amazing  massage at Respite Wellness in Clipper Mill.  A cozy, intimate studio that  immediately makes you feel welcome. Buy one for you, and one for your  special someone.


 Handcrafted gourmet popcorn from Popsations Popcorn makes unique and delicious gift. Decadent dark chocolate drizzled over a light, buttery, crunchy caramel popcorn is sure to be a hit this Valentine’s Day. Mouthwatering milk chocolate or smooth and creamy white chocolate are two other delicious flavors that will make lasting impressions on Valentine’s Day.


 Beautiful painting by Artist Liza Matthews

‘wheat grass’
10 x 10
Oil, acrylic and charcoal

Luxury scents for men and women at Sprezzatura

Hand-made frames with natural elements by local artist Cindy Rief at Sprezzatura


Assorted Milled soaps, luxurious cashmere robe and slippers to match, fine linens and hand crafted collectible glassware and ceramics at Sprezzatura.

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Madame Alexander Doll available at the Pied Piper Children’s Store in the Village of   Cross Keys. She is part of their collectible collection and is Queen of Hearts Retail   $80.00

Adore Her This Valentine’s Day with a gift certificate to Red Door Spa! Receive Bonus Spa Dollars with every $100 gift certificate or gift card purchase. Promotion ends February 14, 2014. Find out more at www.reddoorspas.com


Treat your sweetie to a Valentine Dinner for two at Scoozi in The Village of Cross Keys.

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Gorgeous totes in a variety of styles.  A fan favorite at Papers Plus in Stevenson Village.


A perfect pair of playing cards make a fun  gift for anyone on your list.  Available at Papers Plus.



Spring will be here (honestly, it will).  Keep your honey dry with this cute ‘Rain Check’ Umbrella, offering complete visibility from Papers Plus.


A great selection of Lilly Pulitzer gifts, from phone cases to Bluetooth wireless speaker, iPad cover and more at Papers Plus.


Check out these adorable animal shaped watering cans.  Guaranteed smiles galore.  Available at Papers Plus.


These are a delight- Vinbrella!  Umbrella that come in a hard plastic shell, shaped like a wine bottle or water bottle.  Great conversation piece and a case that will keep your umbrella from getting crushed.  Available at Papers Plus..

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