PROMO: Last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas, special meals, and date nights from local businesses

Fair trade red roses from Ozark Natural Foods

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Roses are Red. Violets are blue. If you haven’t found a Valentine’s Day gift yet, don’t worry. You’re not screwed.

We’ve compiled a list of more than 30 gift ideas for you.

On top of that, we found a couple date-night things to do.

(Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. Enjoy)

Gift ideas

The Mustache Goods & Wears

1. You’re Blushing Pouch, $14.99 (view image of 1, 2 and 3)
2. Knock Knock Pads (You+Me, XOXO), $4
3. Blue Q Soap (I Love You), $4

4. Paper Straws, $8 (view image) (view image of 4, 5 and 6)
5. Break Up Activity Book, $14.95
6. Blue Q Socks (Men Ruin Stuff), $10

Garden Living

1. Red Roses (shop online)
For: Anyone
More info: Red Roses are the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift. Drop in to pick-up a single stem to go with a Nest Fragrances’ candle to set the mood, or a few dozen to really express your love. PIGMINT arrangements will also be available.

2. Orchids (shop online)
For: Anyone
More info: Exotic, sophisticated, and long lasting, they’re a great choice for anyone. When placed in a bright room and watered twice each week, their blooms will last for weeks (even months!). Paired with a Rilfe Paper Co. card, you can’t go wrong. Dark pink and solid white available in several sizes.

3. DeWitt Hand Tools (shop online)
For: Gardeners, anyone
More info: A large, extensive shipment of our DeWit Hand Tools just arrived and make perfect gifts for the gardener. Every DeWit tool has been beautifully handcrafted in Holland and comes with a Lifetime Warranty.

Little Bread Co.

1. Naughty/Nice Valentine’s Cookies
For: Anyone
More info: Make your Valentine blush with a naughty cookie from Little Bread Co. Customize your cookie, or call for a list of too-sexy-for-the-public (and most definitely not safe for work) ideas. Nice versions are also available.

Something Urban

1. Crystal Clear Necklace Set (View image)
For: Her
More info: $18

2. Emerald Wishes Earrings (View image)
For: Her
More info: $16

3. Red-y Wrap Dress (View image
For: Her
More info: $58.99

4. Men’s Brick Button-Up (View image
For: Him
More info: $48.99


1. 14 Karat White and Rose Gold Ring
For: Her
More info: This 14 karat white and rose gold ring has a .33 carat round diamond center and graduated round diamonds beadset into the shank. The graceful rose gold gallery under the center stone on the side is a sweet surprise!

2. 14 Karat Rose Gold Ring
For: Her
More info: This ring is made of 14 karat rose gold and has a .54 carat round diamond plus .26 carats total weight of diamonds.

3. 14 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
For: Her
More info: This 14 karat white gold engagement ring features a .41 carat round brilliant center with an additional .25 carats of fully cut diamonds in a simple infinity design. Matching wedding band available!

Maids in Red

1. Rest and relaxation
For: Anyone
More info: Give your sweetheart the gift of a clean house, and give yourself the weekend off by letting Maids in Red take care of the cleaning. Purchase a gift card at

Vintage Cargo

1. Moravian Cookies (View image)
For: Anyone
More info: Moravian Cookies baked with rich melted caramel and a hit of gourmet sea salt are dipped in rich artisan blend chocolate for the perfect blend of sweet and salty.

2. Lastra Heart Dish (View image)
For: Anyone
More info: Show a little love with a special edition, signed Lastra Heart Dish presented in VIETRI’s signature gift box. Handcrafted in Italy of Italian stoneware, these pretty boxed hearts are signed by artisan Stefano Roselli.

3. Red Currant candle by Votivo (View image)
For: Anyone
More info: A savory blend of tart red currants and golden fruit glaze ladled over coarsely ground vanilla bean ice cream and served along side of raspberry filled sugar cookies. The original Red Currant candle by Votivo.

Dead Swanky

Forget the candy, give her what she really wants. All packages served with complimentary wine/champagne.
1. Blow Her Away: Blow Out, Brow Wax + Tint
For: Her
More info: $65

2. My Sweetheart: Makeup, Brow Wax + Tint
For: Her.
More info: $100

3. Love Of My Life: Oxygen Facial, Makeup, Brow Wax + Tint
For: Anyone
More info: $250

Ozark Natural Foods

1. Fair Trade Roses (View image)
For: Anyone
More info: Surprise your sweetie on Valentine’s Day with beautiful fair-trade roses from One World Flowers. Show your loved one how much you care with these fragrant roses from one of the few floral companies dedicated to environmental responsibility and social justice!

2. Blue Q Socks (View image)
For: Anyone
More info: Nothing says “I love you” more than a nice pair of warm, cozy socks. Right? With colorful graphics and whimsical messages, these 100% cotton socks are sure to delight! And best yet, Blue Q Socks donates a percentage of their profits to Doctors without Borders.

3. Vday Cards (View image)
For: Anyone
More info: Say “Bee Mine” and complement your Valentine’s Day gift with one of our perfect handmade or fair-trade cards, all printed on beautiful recycled paper! We have a variety of romantic cards to choose from, all designed to make your special Valentine feel loved and adored.

Walton Arts Center

1. Abba Tickets (Get tickets)
For: Anyone
More info: Looking for the ABBA-solutly perfect way to spend Valentine’s (or GALentine’s) Day? Celebrate with the world’s best-loved musical, MAMMA MIA! at Walton Arts Center Feb. 9-14. Best seats available on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

2. Cinderella Tickets (Get tickets)
For: Anyone
More info: Treat your special someone like royalty this Valentine’s Day! Buy tickets to Cinderella at Walton Arts Center March 1-6.

3. A Night with Janis Joplin Tickets (Get tickets)
For: Anyone
More info: What’s the best way to give a “Piece of Your Heart” to the one you love? Buy them tickets to A Night with Janis Joplin March 17-18 at Walton Arts Center.

Ozark Escape

1. Ozark Escape Gift Card (Buy online)
For: Anyone
More info: Buy your sweetheart a gift card to Ozark Escape, and get a FREE box of chocolates. Offer good with any gift card purchased in store through Feb. 14th.

Or, bring in your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day and one of you plays for free! Walk-in rate of $20 per person for any available game. Check online for room availability and schedule.

Valentine’s specials / Date nights

The Jones Center

Looking for a unique “date night” outing this Valentine’s weekend? Join us for two special “Couples Skate” sessions:

Saturday February 13th Noon-3pm and 7pm-10pm
Sunday, February 14th 2pm-4:45pm

Couples skate for a reduced fee of $10 per couple (includes skate rental).

Visit for a complete schedule or call (479) 756-8090 for more details.

David Adams Fine Jewelry

David Adams Fine Jewelry is having a sale of a lifetime this month just in time for Valentine’s Day. Everything in the store (excluding bridal) is 50% off!

Greenhouse Grill

Greenhouse Grill is serving a four course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu on Feb. 14. Just $50 per person. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 479-444-8909. View the menu.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days late with a wine dinner that will be worth the wait. Bordinos is hosting a wine dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Explore French Wines with Colette Comeau of Aquitaine Wine Company, and enjoy a decadent five-course meal with a wine pairing for each. The dinner is $120/person (tax & gratuity included).

View the menu here. Call 479-527-6795 to reserve your spot.


Taziki’s is offering a Valentine’s feast this year! Get an appetizer, two meals, dessert, and a bottle of house wine for just $39.99.

Offer is good at both their Fayetteville and Bentonville locations! For a bit more information, visit their Facebook page.

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