It’s that time of year where you find yourself searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. If you’re like us, you wait until the last minute to shop. We’ve put together a list of places in Gainesville where you can find the perfect gift for that special someone. 

1. Floral Expressions

This family owned and operated florist creates the prettiest floral arrangements and gifts. If you are going to order from them, they recommend that you place your order a day before the holiday to ensure a timely delivery. 

2. Thornebrook Chocolate

You CAN’T go wrong with chocolates for Valentine’s Day! Thornbrook Chocolates creates delicious confections year round. They will also have chocolate covered strawberries available for Valentine’s Day! 

3. Dorn’s Liquors

Who doesn’t love to get a bottle of wine or liquor as a gift?! Dorn’s stocks a wide variety of wines and liquors. Their highly knowledgeable staff can help you pick out the perfect bottle for that special someone. 

4. The Village Jeweler

Locally owned and operated, this boutique jewelry store located in Butler Town Center has gifts for everyone. They have a wide variety of jewelry and accessories for both men and women. 

5. Romantic Gainesville Dinner Spots

We have two places that we recommend for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Mark’s Prime Steakhouse is located downtown Gainesville, this restaurant creates a romantic environment for special occasions and serves the freshest beef and seafood in the area. The second restaurant is Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company. Also located downtown, actually right next to Mark’s, has a funky atmosphere and serves delicious sushi creations and craft cocktails. 

6. Cloud 9 Salon & Spa

Did you say spa day? Treat you or your loved one to a day of pampering. They are offering a few specials when you purchase a gift card through them prior to Valentine’s Day. They also offer a couples suite where you can enjoy services together. 

7. The Bungalow Boutique 

If you’re looking for adorable gifts from Cupid, this boutique has the best little gifts for your little ones. They also carry kids and women’s clothes. 

8. Down to Earth Boutique

For the lucky lady in your life or even your galentine, this boutique has cute gifts and clothes for every woman. If you’re undecided on a specific gift, you can always get her a gift card. 

We hope this list takes solves all your gift giving questions! Stay tuned for fun local date ideas!