Giving your loved ones gifts to say Valentine’s Day, happy birthday or happy anniversary is nice and all — but you can also give them gifts just because. These five great gift ideas will make your loved ones feel cherished all year round.
The Flower Market
A small shop with a European style, The Flower Market sells you fresh flowers wholesale to cut out middlemen and keep prices low. That way, since they aren’t florists, they can keep their focus on the flowers. They do offer floral design classes, however, bimonthly; learning to design your own gifts adds an extra sweet personal touch. (They offer wedding classes as well.) The family has run the business for more than a decade, ordering flowers from around the world. Try a small gebera daisy vase with a wraphia tie for under $10!
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Straightforward artisan chocolate without preservatives or additives already sounds like a win. And with their quality standards and deep relationships with honeymakers and local farms, Dude, Sweet Chocolate has established a championship, scoring placements at local places such as Avoca Coffee and other restaurants. Every time you walk in you can find something different, but you can also count on their Love Potions, a mix of chocolate and wine sold in the apothecary-style bottles pictured here.
Bella Retreat Spa & Salon
A friendly, feel-good place, Bella Retreat Spa & Salon offers everything from massages to facials to hair styling and more. It’s a relaxing, refreshing environment, located in a quiet building right on the Camp Bowie bricks. The stylists and others learn your name and needs quickly, and make you feel at home. Order your loved one a gift certificate, such as the $170 Relax and Revitalize package: a facial, a full body massage, and a pedicure.
Winslow's Wine Cafe
Winslow’s Wine Cafe has everything you need for wine. Take-out service, outdoor seating, and waiter service come along too — and nice dining, including great items like lobster ravioli or wood-fired pizza. It’s a relaxing place with a very contemporary feel, ready for intimate or casual conversation both. Show your loved one a high-quality time with a gift certificate to Winslow’s, available in any denomination.
Open since 2005, Shoe Gypsy is a fashion forward boutique for rare and distinctive men and women’s shoes and apparel. Bring in your dress and they’ll help you pick out trendy shoes to match, whether those shoes need to be an athletic pair, dress shoes, boots, or something else. Accessories are popular, too, such as the fun hats or the sunglassses. Customers become loyal and stop by often, sometimes just to visit or bring their dogs to visit the unofficial mascot, Lucy Hunt, a beagle pug mix. Gift certificates are available in any denomination, and shoe lovers always appreciate more shoes!