The Perfect Valentine's Gift

by Jessica Cervantez

Love may be in the air for some of you, so you'll want to make sure and buy your valentine that perfect gift.

There's a new touch this year. If you are looking to buy your valentine roses, you might want to add a new type of balloon that sings. Roses are always a favorite.

Susan Newcomer, the Bizzy Bea owner, said, "It is a sign to me that someone loves you, appreciates you, cares about you. I think it's great to say they love you, and they want you to be their valentine with flowers, with roses."

If you don't want to spend $75 on a dozen roses, there are plenty of other gift options, including chocolate, even if you are on a diet.

Rhonda McGrath, the Candy Craze store manager, said, "We have sugar-free. We have several different types of sugar-free, no sugar added and, of course, for those who like the sugar and the fattening, we have that available also."

Susan Coats, the Belk store manager, said there are plenty of gift ideas for men, too.

She said, "We have great little silk boxers with hearts on them. They are kind of fun! Watches, and jewelry and that type of thing, so we shouldn't leave the men out."

A day at the spa could be a great way to pamper either a man or a woman.

Director of the Giving Tree Cottage, Heidi Stovall, said, "You can get a body polish, a massage, a manicure and pedicure, a whirlpool spa, a drink, and a snack, and have all your needs taken care of."

It may seem difficult to buy that perfect gift, but remember, for the most part, it is the thought that counts.