Sure, the historic snow storm that roared through the region over the weekend could be used as an excuse to why you didn't get a Valentine's Day gift for your significant other yet, but, it's a stretch.
Head downtown this morning as soon as the stores open and net a perfect, one-of-a-kind last-minute gift for your Valentine with a little help from this handy Salem guide.
GIFTS FOR HIM
1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP HIS COLD WINTER NIGHTS
Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Cosgrove Liquors, Bunghole Liquors and Salem Liquors can recommend something great, including old favorites, new finds, and a few distilled locally.
2. THE WRITE IDEA
The Scarlet Letter Press & Gallery offers fine paper and stationary for all his important hand-written documents, which with any hope will include a love letter or two – to you!
Consider the gift of relaxation and stress relief with a 60-minute gift certificate for a massage. Try Green Tea Yoga Massage or Shanti Bodywork.
Auto Repair offers car work, and HMA in Salem specializes in dent and scratch removal. If you're not sure what your guy would like, a nice gift certificate to an auto store could work, too.
5. THE WAY TO A MANS HEART…
Why cook? Select a complete gourmet dinner at one of Salem's restaurants or if he loves to cook, sign up for an upcoming cooking class.
GIFTS FOR HER
1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES
and Bernard's Jewelers offers affordable trinkets for every style. Perfect for something shiny this time of year.
2. DATE NIGHT
Why go out on a cold winter’s night? Instead surprise her with a romantic movie date at Cinema Salem. Check out their schedule for upcoming films here.
3. PRETTY AS A PICTURE
Give her something as beautiful as she is. Consider a piece of original art from one of Salem's many artists. Choose something from the heart and hers will be delighted.
4. CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS?
Consider a book of love poems or a classic love story. The folks at the Derby Square Book Store have a wide selection of literary gifts to tickle her funny bone or play on her heart strings.
5. GO TRADITIONAL.
CVS, and Walgreens have the traditional Valentine's Day chocolates and goodies.
Above all, remember: it's truly the thought that counts!