5 Creative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
You don't need to go far to find a clever heart day gift. These places in Darien have you covered.
Maybe a romantic getaway isn’t in the cards this year, but Oakridge Hobbies & Toys boasts a wide range of 3-D puzzles featuring famous landmarks and city skylines. Bring a tiny bit of Paris to you with this Eiffel Tower replica. Eiffel Tower 3-D Jigsaw Puzzle at Oakridge Hobbies & Toys, $27.99.
Leave a little stress behind by booking a couples massage that will treat your body from head to toe. Make a day of it by ordering takeout for dinner when you get home. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. Couples relaxation massage at Celestine Salon & Spa, 630-322-9774, $70 per person for 60 minutes.
My little cupcake
There are two good reasons a baking class makes a good Valentine’s gift: 1. Doing novel things as a couple helps maintain a strong connection. 2. You leave the class with delicious cupcakes. WINNING. One-day cupcake workshop at Wilton Homewares, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23, $100 per person.
One sweet day
Few things are more sumptuous than an entire day devoted to chocolate. Learn the history of the treat and stuff yourself silly during a trip into Chicago sponsored by the Darien Park District that includes stops at neighborhood chocolate shops and lunch on Taylor Street. Chunk of Chocolate Day Trip, leaves from Westwood Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 22, $69 per person for residents, $74 for nonresidents.
Dogs deserve a little affection on Valentine’s Day, too. PetSmart has a bunch of love-themed treats for pooches, but our favorite is a canine-friendly turn on the classic candy conversation heart. Plush conversation heart dog toy at PetSmart, $2.39.