Sure, the historic snow storm that teared through the region could be used as an excuse to why you didn't get a superb Valentine's Day gift for your significant other, but, it's a stretch, and why bother going through the hassel?
Head downtown this morning as soon as the stores open and net a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your Valentine.
Gifts for Him
1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP HIS COLD WINTER NIGHTS
Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Metro West Wines can deliver, or head to Newton's Vinodivino, who could recommend something great, including old favorites, new finds, and a few made locally.
2. THE WRITE IDEA
Taylor's Stationery offers fine pens for all his important hand-written documents, which with any hope will include a love letter or two – to you!
Consider the gift of relaxation and stress relief with a 60-minute gift certificate for a massage. Try B In Touch Massage Therapy or Elements Therapeutic Massage.
Bud's Non-Stop Detail Center in Needham, and the Needham Body Shop offers car detailing. If you're not sure what your guy would like, a nice gift certificate to an auto store could work, too.
5. THE WAY TO A MANS HEART…
Why cook? Select a complete gourmet dinner at one of Needham's many restaurants or if he loves to cook, Whole Foods Market often runs courses where he can learn some new tricks for the kitchen.
Gifts for Her
1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES
2. DATE NIGHT
Why go out on a cold winter’s night? Instead surprise her with a romantic movie date at Chestnut Hill Cinema 5.
3. DAY OF RELAXATION
Give her a day of relaxation with a gift certificate to one of Needham's many spas and salons.
4. CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS?
Consider a book of love poems or a classic love story. The folks at the Wellesley Booksmith have a wide selection of literary gifts to tickle her funny bone or play on her heart strings.
5. GO TRADITIONAL.
CVS Pharmacy has the traditional Valentine's Day chocolates and goodies. If you're looking for a something a bit fancier, check out Treat Cupcake Bar or Joel's Gifts and Confections for a spin on the sweets gift.
Above all, remember: it's truly the thought that counts!