Have you told your sweetie how much you love her? In case it’s been a while, check out these best places to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for the lovely lady in your life and let her know how much you love her on this holiday and every single day thereafter.
2439 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Got a fashionista in your life? Head over to the Violet Boutique where you will find all the latest fashions at reasonable prices. The notoriously feminine and flirty collection features everything from flow-y dresses and skirts to vibrant blouses and accessories. Take your gift one step further and book your valentine a free styling session. A helpful Violet Boutique associate will help find the perfect outfit for your sweetie for special events, like a Valentine’s Day dinner.
Wake Up Little Suzie
3409 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
For a gift that’s cute and quirky, stop on by Wake Up Little Suzie, a boutique shop with a wide variety of fun and light-hearted goodies. Purchase a beautiful glass vase, a fragrant candle or artisan-made mugs. Independent artists featured at the shop include Diane Markin, Chilewich and Blue Q. Wake Up Little Suzie also offers handbags, clothing, accessories, bath and body products, home goods and gag gifts like silly ice cube trays, desk accessories, bakeware and piggy banks as well as gifts for kids and babies.
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5932 3rd St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Surprise your sweetie with a bouquet of her favorite flowers. Convention Floral is a family-owned flower shop that has more than 12 years of experience making every day feel like Valentine’s Day. Choose from a variety of beautiful flower arrangements, like the Love Always which features pink heather, gerberas, larkspur and roses plus hot pink stock and tulips. Or, go for the always classic premium red roses. Add chocolates, balloons or a stuffed animal to make your gift extra special. Convention Floral also features same-day delivery.
1743 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Some girls simply don’t dig the cutesy romantic stuff. If that describes your special lady, then consider getting her a gift from Chocolate Moose. This boutique shop is chock full of eclectic gifts, like the Super Hero Salt and Pepper Shakers, It’s Just Ducky Tea Infuser or the Retro LP Glass Cutting Boards. You can find just about anything quirky at the Chocolate Moose including housewares, tacky toys, tongue-in-cheek literature, snarky magnets, kimono-covered hair clips and candles. Or, pick her up a box of chocolates, like the Peanut Butter Lover’s Fantasy.
1305 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
If diamonds are your girl’s best friend, then consider picking out her Valentine’s Day gift at Treasure Trove. The family-owned jewelry store provides a wide variety of gorgeous jewelry to choose from including diamond rings, pendants, earrings, rings and watches. Dazzle her with a round drop diamond necklace or a pair of invisible round diamond cluster stud earrings. Treasure Trove also offers a beautiful selection of engagement rings in case you plan on asking her something other than what she wants for dinner (wink, wink).
Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.