As Valentine’s Day approaches, show your love for that special someone and for your local business community, too!
“Every day is a day to celebrate love. Give your sweetie something special every day. The best gift doesn’t come in a heart-shaped box. Time is the most precious gift you can give. However, a box filled with chocolates is a great addition,” says Mona Neubauer, owner of Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique.
Wrap your love in warmth with soft, cozy clothing. For example, Fair Trade Outfitters offers a cotton/acrylic sweater with a big red heart ($115) and a cashmere black and red pashmina ($69).And don’t forget your lovable puppy – wrap them in a cozy, fleece-lined Buffalo Plaid puppy coat.Fair Trade Outfitters is located at 112 Anthes Ave, Langley.
Flying Bear Farm is a full service floral design studio, specialty cut flower farm and nourishing floral and gift shop at 207 First St. in Langley. Order early for Valentine’s Day, and enjoy free delivery on South Whidbey. All Valentine’s Day offerings will be on their website flyingbearfarm.com and in-store. They’ll also do a gift bundle or basket with items from local stores to simplify gift buying.
Moonraker Books, also on First Street, stocks cards and poetry books to share with your special someone, and Star Store Mercantile has lots of Valentine-themed merchandise and cards, plus clothing and accessories. In the Country has beautiful women’s clothing and accessories.
Pre-order a romantic Valentine’s date night dinner for two to enjoy at home. The Braeburn, Prima Bistro and Saltwater Fish House & Oyster Bar have created a romantic Valentine’s date-night dinner for two to enjoy in the comfort of your home.
Pre-order from the Braeburn at BraeburnLangley.com. Pre-order from Saltwater or Prima Bistro online at primabistro.com by Sunday, Feb. 7 for pick-up at Prima on Saturday, Feb. 13 between noon and 4 p.m.
And don’t forget the desert! Sprinklz Ice Cream Parlor at 224 First St. in Langley has dreamed up a take-away ice cream party which includes one pint of ice cream of your choice, two cones and sprinkle topping for $10.
If you are looking for an outing, bundle up and go to one of our local wineries or distilleries. Enjoy local wine and spirits outdoor tastings during the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour, Feb. 6 and 7 and continues the following weekend. Go to WhidbeyIslandVintners.org to find participating wineries.