A sweetheart of a gift
Gifts to satisfy anything from the sweet tooth to the body and soul
Only five shopping days are left to purchase your gifts for Valentine’s Day. Fortunately a number of local businesses are selling tons of gifts sure to please the special someone in your life.
One of the county’s newest businesses, Bearin’ Treasures, offers a unique twist on the traditional teddy bear gift. A cuddly brown bear from Bearin’ Treasures with a heartshaped nose is not all that he appears. A slit in his back, sealed with Velcro, reveals a handy storage space, ideal for slipping in some chocolates, the latest techno gizmo or that much anticipated jeweler’s gift box.
Owner Anselm Marie said he got the idea for the bears from a gift his brother received from his girlfriend last Valentine’s Day. Right now Marie only sells brown bears but he says he is interested in expanding his product line in the future.
Bears are $23 each. To make the bear a male bear order a bow tie as well for $.85. To feminize the bear order an ear bow for only $.45. Bow ties and ear bows come in a variety of colors. To say what you really feel to that someone special order a Bearin’ Treasures card to be inserted inside your bear for $.80
Place your orders for bears online atwww.bearintreasures. com. Orders can be shipped to anywhere in the U.S. Orders are typically received within seven days.
If you’re looking for something other than teddy bears this year, below is a sampling of the Valentine’s specials local businesses are offering: Flowers
Blooms Flowers and Gifts Address: 2112 Main Street, Porterdale Telephone: (770) 788-2887
This year Blooms is offering a special Valentine’s gift basket for $125 which comes with half a dozen chocolate covered strawberries from Latte Da Coffee, a bottle of champagne from CorkPoppers and a dozen roses of any color from Blooms. Sherwood’s Flowers and Gifts Address: 1105 Floyd Street, Covington Telephone: (770) 786-7272
Customers at Sherwoods this year can choose to participate in the floral wire service Teleflora’s Diamonds and Roses sweepstakes. Customers who purchase one of the two rose arrangements featured, priced at $52.95 and $ 92.95, are automatically entered into a diamond earrings and diamond pendant necklace sweepstakes.
Sherwood’s is also running a special on a dozen premium Rio Roses in any color for $85. For Valentine’s Day delivery place all orders by Tuesday. Sweets
Baby Cakes Bakery Address: 2106 Main Street, Porterdale Telephone: (770) 788-1414
This Valentine’s season Baby Cakes is featuring a Valentine’s cookie basket which comes with a teddy bear for $26.99. The bakery is also selling chocolate dipped strawberries at $ 1.25 each, and tuxedo dipped strawberries at $1.50 each. The bakery is also selling hand cut-out and decorated cookies in the shape of hearts, butterflies and flowers. Baby Cakes asks for a two day notice on orders.
Luv Cakes Address: 1109 Street, Covington Telephone: (770) 508-8305
The newly opened bakery is featuring double-layer heartshaped cakes for $15.99 this season as well as a special on petit fours: buy a dozen petit fours and get two free for $15. Turtle thumbprints are $4.99 a dozen and regular thumbprint cookies are $3.99 a dozen. Luv Cakes asks for two days notice on all orders. Gifts
Beyond Borders Address: 1122 Monticello Street, Covington Telephone: (770) 788-0027
Reynolds All Mexican pottery is 25 percent off through Valentine’s Day at Beyond Borders. The shop’s spring merchandise of bird houses and yard art is also in and available for purchase. Other seasonal gift items sold at the shop include one-of-akind vintage doorknob wine bottle stoppers, lotions, jewelry, soaps, candles and purses. Gift wrapping is provided.
Utopia Day Spa and Salon Address: 1123 Church Street, Covington Telephone: (770) 786-2299
This season Utopia is featuring several Valentine’s spa packages: A $ 70 package includes an upper body massage and spa pedicure with chocolate paraffin treatment; a $140 spa package includes a full body hot stone massage for two with champagne and chocolates; a $165 package includes a manicure and pedicure with a rose petal foot bath, a hot fudge moisture facial and a one hour candlelight Swedish massage.
Flaunt Spa and Salon Address: 10205 Industrial Boulevard, Suite C, Covington Telephone: (770) 786-0088
Flaunt is currently offering a $225 package that features a mini-facial, make-up application session, shampoo with style or up-do and a photo session with eight 5X7 glamour prints in a portfolio.
For the sweet tooth: Petit Fours decorated with hearts and flowers, cakes and thumb print cookies line the counter at Luv Cakes Bakery located just off the Covington Square.