Top Spots To Get Valentine’s Day Gifts In Connecticut

January 28, 2014 8:00 AM

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If you need a bit more help than Cupid is giving you, this list might be a good place to start. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with some romance, love and a gift from the heart the receiver will enjoy.

Sweet Emotions
9 Dog Lane, Suite 106B
Storrs, CT ‎06228
(860) 477-0945

From the moment you enter, the colors, smell and ambiance will have your sweet tooth working overtime. The shop has a candy of the month club. Each month, 14-16 ounces of candy can arrive beautifully wrapped with your message. Is retro candy what you are thinking of? You will find candy here from the 1950s to the 1990s. Customize your own candy basket. If chocolates are what you want, high-quality dark, milk and white chocolates can be found. Your purchase can be shipped anywhere in the U.S.

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Tranquility Mind & Body Wellness Spa
88 Noble Ave.
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 877-7115

A gift card is a welcomed gift for this premier spa. The card can be used for spa treatments, salon services and holistic programs designed to soothe your entire being. There are fitness and yoga classes to unwind to, and cleansing programs to make-up sessions are available. Choose from membership packages or day packages as well as a la carte. It was named the #1 Connecticut day spa for facials and massage by Connecticut Magazine.

The Spirited Hand
The Shoppes At Farmington Valley
110 Albany Turnpike, Suite 927
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-3300

The owner of The Spirited Hand is Nancy Landwehr and she is more than willing to help you find the perfect gift. Prices range from $.50 to $500 for hand-crafted gifts made in the U.S. and Canada. You can find jewelry (bracelets, pins, necklaces), pottery (bowls and vases), hand-blown glass (wineglasses, paperweights and vases) and wood (mirrors, clocks, bowls, jewelry boxes, desk accessories), and the inventory changes regularly. Your items will be gift wrapped free of charge. Don’t forget to pick up a card here as well.

Alice’s Flower Shop & A Country Touch Gifts
30 Grassy Plain St.
Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 792-2217

This shop has been in business for over 40 years. Custom design your own arrangement with a personal consultation. It has the perfect way to say “I love you” with a range of flower choices and prices. You can also choose from plants and gourmet baskets. Looking for just the sentiment for your message? You can choose from over 500 messages and quotations.

Samadhi Yoga Studio
283 E. Center St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 646-4341

Visit the Samadhi Yoga Studio for the perfect gift for men and women. The studio has been operating in this location for the past 10 years. There are 40 yoga classes a week, Zumba and various yoga workshops to choose from. Classes are available as single classes, 5-, 10- and 30-pack classes, monthly unlimited and yearly unlimited. With unlimited membership, you are entitled to free Zumba classes. There are also one-time workshop classes that cover restorative, Ashtanga and candlelight Yoga that are reasonably priced.

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