Frantically trying to find the perfect last minute Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other? No problem, check out these local shops that are sure to offer one-of-a-kind presents. Timed crunched shoppers will be relieved to know that each of these stores is open seven days a week. Pop right in and you’ll have a thoughtful gift in just one stop.
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Tuesday’s Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A full-service flower shop that delivers, A Little Shop of Flowers, in the heart of Adams Morgan, conveniently delivers to the entire DC metro area. Browse their website for arrangement ideas, including photographs, or call for customization. The Washington Post named A Little Shop of Flowers as “Reader’s Choice Best Florist.”
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Tuesday’s Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cocova, formerly Biagio Fine Chocolate, is an ultimate chocolatier offering over 600 fine chocolate products specializing in bars, truffles and toffee. For the chocolate lover, consider Cocova’s prepackaged gift sets. The talented Cocova team of chocolate experts can help you find the right taste for your Valentine. If for whatever reason he or she does not like the chocolate, Cocova will be happy exchange it for another product, free of charge.
Tuesday’s Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Proper Topper appeals to a wide array of people with gifts suitable for all ages. A family run business, the staff at Proper Topper is relatable and always willing to help customers find an appropriate present. According to Lucky Magazine, Proper Topper is “the premiere spot for Washingtonians in the market for cool gifts and accessories.” Take the red line to Dupont, and you will find the shop just south of the circle.
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Tuesday’s Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Located in the Shops at Georgetown Park, Fornash is an accessory boutique for the stylish woman. The jewelry is preppy and classic, yet unique. The slogan is “Palm Beach Meets New York City Chic,” a state of mind that many woman can relate to. With ongoing sales and affordable prices, you are sure to find a gift under $30. If you order online, Fornash will ship the gift to you that day.
Neighborhood: Cleveland Park
Tuesday’s Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wake Up Little Suzie in Cleveland Park is a fun boutique with interesting, one-of-a-kind gifts ranging from handmade jewelry and artisan items to boxed cards. There is no shop that compares. This is the place to shop for your quirky loved ones.
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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She is a soon-to-be University of Alabama graduate who hopes to have a successful career in fashion journalism. Her major is Apparel and Textiles with a Concentration in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and her minor is Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.