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 till 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 Florist: 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 Chocolates: You CAN'T go wrong with chocolates for Valentine’s Day! Thornebrook 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 knowledgable 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 Dinner Spots: We have two places that we recommend for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville is located downtown, 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 Spa Salon: 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: If you’re looking for adorable gifts from Cupid, this boutique has the best gifts for your little ones. They also carry kids and women’s clothes.

8- down-to-earth: 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 solves all your gift giving questions! Stay tuned for fun local date ideas!