Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you haven’t already picked up a gift for that special someone, it’s time to start thinking about it. Thankfully, there’s no need to travel far as there are plenty of options available right here in Kelowna. Here are five great local places to shop for gifts.
Coco Boutique: One-of-a-Kind Jewellery for the Love in Your Life
This boutique has loads of accessories. Choose from necklaces, earrings, rings, and more. Jewellery always makes a great gift and it’s even better when the pieces are unique. The inventory at Coco Boutique fluctuates frequently so if you spot something you like, pick it up. The one-of-a-kind quality of the pieces might make it difficult for you to find something similar at a later time.
Country Cottage: French Charm for Your Shared Space
Country Cottage has a great selection of gifts for the home, including a quaint selection of French-home inspired picture frames. Combine one of these with a favourite photo of you and your valentine for a thoughtful gift. They also make rustic signs for your interior with customized text. Commemorate your anniversary date (if you have one) or simply have your favourite poem or song lyrics printed. One of the best things about such a customized gift is that your valentine won’t already have one.
The Body Shop: Aromatherapy and Healthy Skin for Intimacy
As you can tell before you enter, The Body Shop has a wide selection of great smelling gift ideas. Choose from moisturizers, body scrubs, shampoos, and more in several different scents. Many people tend to overlook the shop’s candles and oil diffusers, but they smell delicious and can help create a romantic Valentine’s evening atmosphere. Consider coupling the candles with some massage oils for an even more intimate night or simply use them during dinner.
Turtle Island Gallery: Unique Creations for Your Art Loving Valentine
This is a great place to find some Canadian-made paintings, carvings, and even jewellery. The authentic native craftsmanship is truly breathtaking. Art isn’t generally thought of as a Valentine’s gift, but if you’re shopping for someone that you know loves art, it’s hard to go wrong with any item in this shop. No item in the store is duplicated so you can be sure you’re giving your special someone a one-of-a-kind gift.
VQA Wine Shop: The Perfect Companion to a Romantic Dinner
No shopping list in Kelowna would be complete without wine. Members of the staff at VQA are notoriously helpful and the selection is very large. Items range from reasonable local brands to more premium offerings. Stop by and find the perfect bottle to share, either by itself or to complement a delicious meal. If you’re shopping at the very last minute, this shop makes a great substitute for a trip to the local wineries.
You won’t have to compromise the quality of your gift just because you’re shopping last minute. A gift from any of these stores is sure to impress your valentine and you won’t even have to leave Kelowna.