With the blizzard this past weekend, did Valentine's Day sneak up on you? Don't get caught without a gift on Thursday. We found some local gifts that are sure to warm your Valentine's heart.
Nothing says Valentine's Day like a heart pendent. Maidstone Jewelry, based in Springs, sells a 14K gold pendent with a red ruby online that is similar to the piece of jewelry featured in "Love Actually." Pendent made in 14 K gold with red ruby. It also comes in silver and you can select different stones. Price: $725 in gold, $150 in silver
Grow Love with Me by Yoko Ono
LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, which honored Yoko Ono in 2007, suggests a plump seed/bean for a Valentine that appreciates nature. "Water it immediately and in a few days it will begin to expand and you will read the message: LOVE on one side of the pod and a classic heart with an arrow on the other side," the instructions explain. It will continue to grow to be enjoyed for days to come. Price: $15
Made by the Sneeboer family in the Netherlands since 1913, this hand-forged heart-shaped trowel is perfect for your Valentine if she or he enjoys gardening. Also sold through LongHouse, it is available online, too. Price: $55 (Free Shipping for everyone and 10 percent off for LongHouse Members through Feb. 14).
These little felt purses from the Golden Eagle in East Hampton are super cute for Valentine's Day There are some that have an XOXO design, but there are also several others in different designs.These are a fair trade, hand made items by a Women's Co-Operative in Nepal. They are about 7.5-by-4 inches. Price: $14.95
A "survival kit" for the man in your life, HERMERGENCY, available at Steph's Stuff in East Hampton, contains 22 essentials: Hair comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, breath freshener, lip balm, deodorant toilettes, nail clippers, mending kit, extra buttons, safety pins, lint remover, static remover, wrinkle remover, stain remover, shoe shine toilettes, pain reliever, adhesive bandages, facial tissues, razor, shaving cream, and a styptic pencil. Price: $28
Locally Made Fudge
is offering some Valentine’s Day specials. Created with 72 percent pure dark Belgian chocolate, organic goats' milk and goats' milk butter, you can buy one half pound of organic Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Organic Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Organic Rocky Road or Organic Vanilla Fudge for $20, or mix and match one pound for $40. Check out her website for more information.