Sure, the historic snow storm that teared through the region could be used as an excuse to why you didn't get a superb Valentine's Day gift for your significant other, but, it's a stretch, and why bother going through the hassel?
Head downtown this morning as soon as the stores open and net a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your Valentine.
GIFTS FOR HIM
1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP HIS COLD WINTER NIGHTS
Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Depot Liquors can recommend something great, including old favorites, new finds, and a few distilled locally.
2. THE WRITE IDEA
Casa De Moda offers fine pens for all his important hand-written documents, which with any hope will include a love letter or two – to you!
Executive Auto Repair offers car detailing, 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 Beverly's restaurants or if he loves to cook, sign up for an upcoming cooking class at Pride's Osteria.
GIFTS FOR HER
1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES
Sweetwater and Company offers affordable trinkets for every style, and best of all--jewelry is 20 percent off for the month of February. Casa de Moda and Sugar and Spice also have a variety of jewelry choices.
2. DATE NIGHT
Why go out on a cold winter’s night? Instead surprise her with a romantic movie date at Cabot Street Cinema Theater. 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 Beverly'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 the Book Shop of Beverly Farms 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. If you're looking for a cuddly stuffed animal, try the Paper Store in North Beverly Plaza.
Above all, remember: it's truly the thought that counts!