08 Feb Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas on Long Island’s East End
It’s the week before Valentine’s Day and we know that sometimes you can’t help but do some last-minute shopping before the big night to make sure you let the sweetheart in your life know that they are special. We’ll take the guess work out for you and provide you with some ideas for local East End gifts to show them just how much you love them.
According to the Society of American Florists, in 2010, an estimated 198 million roses were produced for the Valentine’s Day holiday. Men purchase about 75 percent of the 110 million roses sold in the U.S. during this time of the year, which means you can’t go wrong with bouquet of roses. Head to the Riverhead Flower Shop. The florists offer superior floral arrangements and assortments to the Riverhead area. Be sure to order them ahead of time.
What’s Valentine’s Day without a box of chocolates? It was Forrest Gump that said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” However, that’s not the case at the North Fork Chocolate Company. You know exactly what you are getting. Exquisitely made handcrafted artisanal chocolates. They use only the freshest ingredients which include Belgian Chocolate blended with wholesome creamery products and filled with local ingredients including: vegetables, fruits, dairy, spirits, sea salt, herbs and honey. Find the perfect assortment at this local favorite.
You can’t go wrong with a nice bottle of wine. Whether you decide on a crisp sparkly wine from Sparkling Pointe or a bolder, sensual red like Osprey’s Dominion Reserve Merlot 2010. A bottle of wine pairs with with all the above. Just be sure to have two glasses on hand and corkscrew if you are planning a romantic moment.
The perfect accompaniment to the wine would be the premium cheese offerings that can be found at The Village Cheese Shop. The Mattituck storefront, located on Love Lane, works with their own direct importer so they source small-batch cheese, charcuterie, chocolates and truffle-based condiments found around the world. The best part is that they are here in the North Fork. So you can give someone a taste of another country without a passport.
If you want one-stop complete shopping experience then head over to Tanger Outlets. If you’re looking to score a great deal on a variety of gifts for the one you love then this is the place to do it. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, from February 7th – 14th, Tanger is awarding prizes to shoppers. The first is the opportunity to enter to win a $1,400 Yves Delorme luxury bedding set and a $500 shopping spree. The outlets will also be awarding Acts of kindness awards daily and you could be one of the lucky shoppers. Get social, Tanger is asking shoppers to share their photos on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #TangerLove and will award prizes daily to winners. For more details visit Tanger Outlets.
A Romantic Staycation
Make it a romantic overnight stay. From Friday, February 10th – Tuesday, February 14th Holiday Inn Express will be offering an one-night stay package that comes with a complimentary bottle of champagne. Package from $159. For reservations or details call (631) 548-1000.
Happy Valentine’s Day!