Lover or friend, you don’t want to miss out on a day of heart and kiss emojis. Last minute Valentine gift givers don’t really need to give it too much thought, as there are enough florists, candy stores and drug stores in Orange County hawking their goods until the bitter end. But, if that doesn’t fancy your liking, these five last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping options might.
1700 N Batavia St
Orange, CA 92865
Your Valentine will be pleasantly surprised by a living gift from Batavia Garden. Avoid overpriced roses at local florists or at supermarkets on Valentine’s Day and think a little out of the box by visiting this nursery. As one of the most respected in Orange County, Batavia Garden features locally grown plants, trees and flowering plants. Show you care long-term with an azalea plant, which represents first love, gardenias, which means untold love, orchids, which says you are beautiful, or the most popular Valentine flower: the rose, which signifies love. Batavia’s staff is knowledgeable and helpful in finding a living plant, bush or tree suitable for your home.
Hi-Time Wine Cellars
250 Ogle St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Hi-Time Wine Cellars is a one-stop shopping destination for everything delicious, and a sure-fire way into his or her heart. Hi-Time’s 3,000-square-foot underground wine cellar houses a selection of over 10,000 wines from all over the world. The Champagne collection is extensive and special and offers vintage bottles available from 2004 to 2009, as well as non-vintage bottles. Valentine shoppers can easily find a fine assortment of curated chocolate boxes (dark chocolate sea salt caramels, Bissinger and Perugina bars, Brandini toffee bites), olive oils and vinegars and bar snacks from Blue Crab, Peanut Shop and Stonewall, too. Hi-Time will create a custom gift basket for all of the most romantic goodies for a night spent in.
Schmid’s Fine Chocolates
99 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
Sweethearts who are on the last minute prowl for a sensual and elegant gift can drop by Schmid’s Chocolate shop. Handmade with the finest cocoa from Belgium, Switzerland and the U.S., Schmid’s chocolate candies are tempered, resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth treat. Find beautifully packaged (hearts and bows and velvet) hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries, Schmid’s signature truffle boxes, small heart boxes (truffles and classics included), dark chocolate conversation hearts, Oreo dipped cookies and much more here. Schmid’s Fine Chocolates offers gift boxes throughout the year, but for Valentine’s Day, they offer special chocolate arrangements that will surely delight!
Total Body Care
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
The folks at Total Body Care, otherwise known as TBC, offer a homey and comfortable environment for their clients the minute they step inside. The staff at Total Body Care, offer massage therapy, facials, hair removal, peels, waxing as well as many specials including steam wraps and more.
Sunshine & Daydreams
4886 California Ave
Norco, CA 92860
Just north or Corona and east of Orange County, head to Sunshine & Daydreams and experience the beauty of the Hidden Valley Wildlife Reserve as you enjoy the ‘Sweetheart Ride’ through some of the most beautiful and scenic trails in the area. With varying landscapes include woodlands, foothills and wetlands, it provides a great place for flora and fauna to ride through The idyllic area is perfect for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day this year and is a great last minute gift. Toast your romance with apple cider, chocolates, and roses during your romantic half hour break along the way.
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