Love is the air. Time for treats for your sweet. Main Street retailers offer plenty of options for last-minute-shoppers.
Baked to Perfection
91 Main Street, 944-5642
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.;
Sunday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Heart, schmart. Make this Valentine's Day about the stomach at confectionary mecca Baked to Perfection. Heart-shaped red velvet and chocolate ganache cakes tempt at $20.75; a whipped cream strawberry-shortcake extravaganza is $19.75. Cupcakes adorned with bears or flowers are perfect for pint-sized Valentines, $2.25 to $3.25. Indulgent chocolate-covered strawberries are $18.50 a pound. Schweet!
941 Port Washington Blvd., 767-2650
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rose are red, violets are blue, books are the best and so are you! Visit the Dolphin for an extensive book and card selection and array of love tokens. Pink plush teddies retail for $12.95; felt heart pictures frames are also $12.95; love charm necklaces are $9.95. Buying for a book lover? Signed copies of Kat Yeh's "You're Loveable to Me" are $15.99.
J. M. Marino Jewelers
100 Main Street, 767-0079
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sunday
Beguile your beloved with the glittery offerings of Main Street-mainstay, jeweler J. M. Marino. Delicate gold heart lockets await engraving for $160; wine-red garnet studs are $100. Nothing says "I adore you!" like a dazzling double-heart diamond necklace for $2,950. Didn't get a bankers bonus? There's something for every pocketbook; sterling silver items start at just $15.
Lou, Babs & Moogs
95A Main St., 883-8585
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Open Valentine's Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Construction paper hearts not cutting it? Couture cards line the shelves at chic paperie . The gift-emporium has something for every Valentine on your list. Sparkly-heart coin purses are $6; four-piece "chocolate" lip gloss sets are a lip-smacking $16. Dress up a desk with a heart paperweight, $14. Looking for something a little more delicate? "Kiss in a Hug" earrings combine sterling silver "X" and "O's," just $30.
47 Main Street, 767-6368
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Relax Valentine. Gift-your sweetie with a romantic couples massage at Massage Envy. Couples or singles can choose from Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue massage among others as well as facials and other wellness treatments. Say "I Love You" from head to toe with a Massage Envy gift card: $49 for an single-hour massage; $69 for a single-hour massage, therapeutic candle and room defuser; couples massage rooms can be booked, the cost is twice that of singles massage.
S.F. Falconer Florist
8 South Maryland Ave., 767-0866
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Closed Sunday
Red roses and Valentine's Day, a classic combination. Visit S.F. Falconer for a dozen long-stemmed red roses ($85) or request a designer-choice bouquet of romantic blooms such as hydrangeas, calla lilies, roses and orchids. Want to spell it out more clearly? Pillows embroidered with "Kisses" and "Hug Me" retail from $7.50 to $8.50.
Saint Honoré Pastry Shop
993 Port Washington Blvd., 767-2555
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Purveyor of perfect pastries, baker of beloved brioches, Saint Honoré fills its cases with an eye-catching, mouth-watering array of sweets for your sweet. Heart cupcakes for your cuties, start at $3. Luscious lolly-pops are $1.50 to $3. Oversized teddy-bear cookies are a knock-out, $27.25. Valentine's heaven!