Flowers and chocolates have lost their charm and are often received with fake smiles. Ensure you put a genuine smile on your sweetheart’s face with a unique Valentine’s Day gift this year. Refer to this list of options to give something truly special and memorable. Your honey will flush with excitement.
St. Louis Area
For a gift guaranteed to please a lovely lady, sign up for a photo shoot to create memories she will surely adore. Martha Dahl is a St. Louis photographer with the skills to take the perfect shot and an eagerness to capture everyone at their best. Her ingenuity will help couples create the ideal setting to capture their love. Opt for a mini-session for $50, which lasts for 30 minutes and includes 20 high-resolution images on a CD along with a print release. Martha also offers a more intimate photo shoot called a “boudoir session,” which would make a fantastic surprise gift for a lucky guy this Valentine’s Day.
Serenity Valley Winery
1888 County 342
Fulton, MO 65251
Located west of St. Louis is the picturesque winery of Serenity Valley. Lovers can venture to the Fulton-based vineyard for Valentine’s Day and choose some complimentary samples from a list of over 20 wines. Serenity Valley Winery makes gift giving easy for the holiday by creating custom labels for customers. Inspire romance this year by designing a memorable label with the help of the winery. Commemorate a special love affair with a bottle to be shared and later displayed.
Sound Stone Massage Spa
197 Watson Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63126
There may be a lot of pressure put on lovers to find the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, but why not give the gift that relieves all of that unnecessary stress? Lovers can enjoy the intimate experience that helps one feel like he or she is luxuriating at a vacation resort right here in the city by choosing a couple’s massage from Sound Stone Massage Spa (located in the Crestwood Plaza mall). Opt for a full hour massage at only $150 and unwind on specialized Sound Wave Relaxation tables complete with headphones. Couples can simply spoil themselves when they choose a 90-minute massage for $220. The massages include a hot stone treatment and aromatherapy.
Humane Society of Missouri
1201 Macklind Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
For the gift to sweep a lover off her feet, choose a furry critter to give her all the affection in the world. The local Humane Society should always be the first stop for couples seeking a pet. From purebreds to older animals who require little to no training, animal shelters make sure to pair animals with the perfect owner through the adoption process. In addition to saving a sweet creature, save money on a pet purchase through the Humane Society. Typically, the vaccinations and treatments for a dog cost above $200, but through the animal shelter, this price is lowered to only $110 and the best care is guaranteed. For couples planning a future together, pick a precious pet for Valentine’s Day and deepen your love with a new addition to the family.
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Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.