Planning the perfect Valentine's Day can be challenging, especially if you are a last minute shopper. You want the day to be just as perfect as your sweetheart, but you’re strapped for time and don’t want to run all over town looking for a gift or planning a romantic day.
Lucky for you, this little town of Douglaston offers many great selections in sweets, treats and everything in between to help you pull off an unforgettable day that is sure to melt your honey’s heart and bring a smile to his or her face.
Everyone knows diamonds are a girl's best friend and some guys like them too! You can never go wrong with jewelry. If you are looking to get something sparkly for your sweetie, check out the jewelry department at Macy’s, located in the Douglaston Plaza Shopping Center, or OKG Jewelers, located at 248-25 Northern Blvd.
Both locations offer a wide selection of rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and watches that is bound to add a sparkle to your Valentine's eyes.
Not interested in jewelry? While you’re at Macy’s, scour the store’s multiple men and women departments for clothes, perfumes, shoes or even household items. Some women prefer a good blender over a bracelet.
Hop over to Toys R Us while you're in Douglaston Plaza and pick up a stuffed animal for your girl or a video game for your guy. If you have kids, this is a great place to pick up V-Day gifts for your little ones as well.
Is your Valentine a sports fan? If so, you don’t have to go very far for the ultimate sports destination - Modell’s, located at 242-02 61st Ave. Here, you can find an enormous selection of jerseys, memorabilia and even gym equipment.
Didn’t find anything you liked at Douglaston Plaza? How about giving the gift of relaxation to your hard working honey? Pick up a gift certificate from one of the spas or salons that Douglaston have to offer.
The friendly staff at Diva’s Nail Salon, located at 44-33 Douglaston Parkway, and Secret Nails, at 42-36 235th St., will wait on you hand and foot. You can also get your hair done for your special night out at Ronique Hair Salon.
Want to warm things up a bit more? Keep In Touch Massage Therapy, at 45-13 Little Neck Parkway, can help soothe your mind and rub your pains away. They offer a wide variety of massage, including couple massages. Right now, In Touch is offering $20 off a 90-minute hot stone massage.
If your Valentine likes to play golf, then book a tee time or pick up a gift certificate at the Douglaston Park Golf Course on Marathon Parkway.
Once you have the gifts covered, you'll need the chocolate and flowers. The shelves at CVS pharmacy are overflowing with sweet treats. While you’re there, pick up a card from their Hallmark section.
The florists over at Cress Florist, located at 248-02 Northern Blvd., and Douglaston Florist, at 242-09 Northern Blvd., can arrange a beautiful bouquet that can be delivered to the doorstep. Or, better yet, hand deliver it when you go to pick up your date for dinner at one of the many restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials.
After dinner, catch a movie over at Movie World, which is located at 242-02 61st Ave., or head home to pop open that bottle of wine you picked up at Douglaston Wine and Liquor, at 44-41 Douglaston Parkway.
No matter how you spend your day or what gifts you give, remember that it does not have to be elaborate and expensive, but should come from the heart.