Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Can you feel the love in the air yet?
Valentine’s Day is a special day, but planning and deciding on the perfect gift(s) can be troublesome and overwhelming if you’re unsure of where to start or are feeling indecisive. After all, we want to give our significant other (and ourselves) something memorable and special, right? That’s why we created this lovely guide for you that covers Valentine’s Day gift ideas for both him and her, ideas for your romantic night out, and ideas for a romantic evening in – all of which you can find and enjoy right here at Central City!
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him & Her
Getting a Valentine’s Day card is a great starting point. Find a great selection of greeting cards and other gift items like plushies, drinkware, candles, stationery, and more from Carlton Cards, Dollarama, and Buck or Two Plus.
If your significant other loves sports, check out Foot Locker or Soccerplus for some cool kicks and athletic apparel (but not before you find out their size). Better yet, get a matching pair of shoes for the both of you, and make your friends and families say, “Awww.” If your partner is a self-proclaimed (or in-denial) shoe addict, visit Payless Shoe Source and Shoe Warehouse for an extensive selection of footwear.
For the home décor-lover, check out Bed Bath & Beyond for a variety of state-of-the-art kitchenware, bedding, bath items, health and beauty products, electronics, décor and accents, personalized gifts, and more! Take a walk through The Brick, located right beside Bed Bath & Beyond, for furniture, appliances, and accent pieces. SmArt Frames & Accents also have beautiful frames for hanging up a photo of the two of you on your wall.
For those who love tech and just can’t get away from it, visit Best Buy for the latest and most popular gadgets, electronics, phones, video games, movies, and appliances. Get matching wearable tech like a smartwatch to work on your fitness goals and health tracking together, or purchase a new gaming console, virtual reality gear, or video game for the both of you to enjoy.
If you’re opting for more elegant and fashionable accessories, find a great selection of timepieces and fine jewellery from Garine Jewellers, Rochells Jewellers, and Terra Jewellers. Add a special personalized touch to the gift by visiting Things Engraved to get your item engraved with a meaningful message, such as your initials, significant date(s), symbol, quote, or even an inside joke that only the two of you share.
Flowers and chocolates are classic gifts that you can’t go wrong with (unless your loved one is allergic, of course). Find a variety of fresh cut flowers at Continental Flowers, and chocolates at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. Pick up a bottle of wine from Central City Liquor Store as a final touch.
If none of the ideas above work, then Central City Gift Cards are here to save the day. Central City Gift Cards are redeemable at most of the centre’s 140 stores, restaurants, and services, and are available in denominations from $5 to $500. Visit Guest Services (located across from Best Buy) for more details.
While you are doing your shopping, don’t forget to sign up for Central City’s e-newsletter to receive a special Valentine’s gift set: pashmina and bracelet (while quantities last). Sign up now so you do not miss this (and future) exclusive offers for Circle Club members only! Make sure to also see and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to participate in our Valentine’s Giveaway Contest daily from February 6 to 14!
Ideas for Your Romantic Night Out
It doesn’t take a fancy five-course meal and a lot of money to have a pleasant and memorable evening out. Spending time with your loved one in the company of delicious comfort food in a casual and enjoyable setting is more than enough. Make a reservation for a fun and romantic dinner at Boston Pizza, Ricky’s Restaurant, or Neptune Seafood Restaurant at Central City! After all, it’s not about where you’re eating…it’s about who you are eating with! Afterwards, head over to Holland Park (across from the south side of the shopping centre) for a peaceful and romantic evening stroll.
Ideas for Your Romantic Night In
If you’re feeling more casual about Valentine’s Day, then just skip the romantic night out idea altogether. Instead, pick up some fresh ingredients, snacks, drinks, and have a relaxing time cooking and eating in together. Find fresh produce and snacks from Farm Fresh Produce, T&T Supermarket, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Walmart, and pick up a bottle of bubbly from Central City Liquor Store. If you’re not up for cooking, find some delicious casual options for take-out, like FreshSlice Pizza for pizza, Quesada for burritos, Toyama Express for sushi, and Charley’s Philly Steaks for cheesesteaks, located in the Food Court.