Love Day, Rose Day, Chocolate Day, Propose Day, V-Day, Valentine’s Day - whatever you may call it – February 14th is internationally known as the day of the celebration of love, a day where couples take the extra time to show their affection by treating their partner with special gifts, outings or just a gesture of their appreciation.
So, with Cupid in town again – bow and arrow in hand – there’s no telling what flames will spark, but we do know of a few gift purchases that are sure to win the heart of that special someone. Whether they are tech savvy, a spa lover, a chocolate crazed fanatic, a fashion enthusiast or an adventurer, we have the perfect selection of gifts for you.
We’ve handpicked 6 local businesses to highlight this year; Quito’s Ltd, Infinite Solutions, EC Soap Company, Bleu Chocolat, UMI Fashions, Neptune’s Treasure and the Oasis Salon & Spa.
Dinner for two is an all time Valentine classic, this option will never grow old - especially for a foodie. Our best pick for you, includes not only a fine dining experience, but also a location that sets the perfect scene for romantic dinners for two. Upstairs@Quito’s, a beach chic fining dining restaurant, offers it all; great food and ocean views, located right at the water’s edge in Cane Garden Bay. A special menu was created just for this romantic night, so call on +1 284-495-4837 to book your reservation and enjoy an evening of great dining.
The Tech Savvy Valentine
Infinite Solutions has the perfect selection of up and coming gadgets to choose from and this year we recommend the Samsung Galaxy S2, a sleek 8” tablet with 32GB of space. You can even go the extra mile and have it personalized just for him or her, download their favourite songs, add photos just to make it a little more personal.
The EC Soap Company has a new assortments of yummy scrubs - especially made for Valentine’s Day - we think it’s the perfect gift box for spa lovers. Pamper your loved one with a selection of Hot Coco Fizzy Bath Salts, Rose Clay Chocolate Mask and the Chocolate Amber Soap, locally made with love by Alexandra and her amazing team.
Chocolate Crazed Fanatic
Since we’re on the topic of chocolate, it’s only fitting that we introduce our next pick - Bleu Chocolat, the island’s best chocolatier. Choose from a selection of rich, delicate, handmade chocolates and create your own box of love with their wide variety of flavours. From Red Velvet, Tamarind, Coconut, Passion Fruit, Sea Salt Caramel, Nutella and more, Erica has already thought of all the chocolate infusions you could possibly desire.
Next on our list is for the sexy, classy and sophisticated fashion enthusiast and our top pick is none other than UMI Fashions. Whether it’s for him or for her, Ms. Deborah Reynolds has fashion all figured out for you with her current and trendy selections. You’ll never miss a beat after you’ve shopped here. Make sure to stop by for UMI’s LIVE fashion show today, which is set to take place at 4:45PM, right outside of their storefront. You won’t want to miss it.
A fashion show may sound like the ultimate highlight, but for an adventurer, there’s nothing better than a mini getaway vacation. Our pick this year is the charming, cozy hotel on Anegada called Neptune’s Treasure. This remote, tropical beachfront property is the ideal retreat, and with affordable prices this home away from home will make you want to come back time and time again. The Soares family is sure to welcome you with their world-class hospitality and love. Visit their website to book your stay.
Last but not least, the Oasis Salon & Spa. Treat that special someone with the full works of hair care, nail services, or spa treatments and receive 15% off any of these services starting on Monday, February 13th. A day at the salon sounds like the perfect gift for those that loved to be pampered.
Now that we’ve given you a few ideas of what to get this Valentine, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a gift in hand on V-Day. So take your pick and thank us later for an evening well spent.