Potent as a Cupid’s Arrow, Valentine’s Day is that intoxicating time of year to wear your heart on your sleeve and really let that special person in your life feel your affection and desire. Adding to some ideas from the Best Unique Valentines Day Gifts In Chicago, here are a few more suggestions to inspire feelings of passion and love.
Mary Mary Gifts
706 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
The perfect place to find a romantic Valentine’s Day present for that special someone, Mary Mary Gifts is a one-of-a-kind shop with a great selection of unusual collectibles reminiscent of days gone by. Whether in search of old fashioned jewelry, a vintage bag, a picture frame, antiquated clock or other home decor item, your unique gift from Mary Mary is bound to make a lasting impression that your sweetheart will likely remember for a long time to come. Located just minutes away from the Magnificent Mile on the Gold Coast, this enticing gift store with a beautiful rose at its entrance is definitely worth a closer look.
Fleur De Lis Florist
715 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Nothing expresses sentiments of love and passion like a gorgeous floral bouquet. When only the most artistically stunning flower arrangement will do for that cherished Valentine, look no further than Fleur De Lis in the trendy River North gallery district. A quality flower store in business for 30 years, the shop takes special care and gives personalized attention to fulfill the needs of its clients for any special occasion. Services range from everyday flower deliveries, to corporate events and weddings, to in-store celebrations. Fleur De Lis also offers classes in floral design and monthly or seasonal floral delivery arrangements.
The Fudge Pot
1532 N Wells
Chicago, IL 60610
For the sweetest, most delectable Valentine’s Day gift ever, there is simply no substitute to please the palate than the delicious, homemade chocolate delights prepared with fresh ingredients before your eyes at the one and only Fudge Pot in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Founded in 1963, this family-owned business makes some of the very best and most decadent chocolate treats in the Chicagoland area. From chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles to caramel apples and fudge, chocolate lovers everywhere will revel in the scrumptious creations made by generations of candy and chocolate makers.
Elizabeth Grace, LLC
2438 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Romantics at heart searching for beautiful stationary to write a true blue Valentine’s Day love letter will be delighted to discover a fine selection of papery to choose from at Elizabeth Grace. And for lovers who know they are meant for each other, this elegant boutique specializes in consulting with potential clients to create custom-made invitations designed to make a most memorable impression for wedding or engagement announcements, holiday parties, save the dates or any special event the occasion may call for. A stylish and sophisticated store, Elizabeth Grace also carries an eclectic selection of jewelry and gifts.
742 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
A premier Chicago flower shop located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Dilly Lily specializes in Valentine’s Day flowers and has been creating amazing floral bouquets for more than 15 years. Embracing the philosophy that beautiful flowers can and do improve the quality of life, the shop hand designs breathtaking flower arrangements with an added personal touch inspired by color contrast variation and natural elements. Dilly Lily offers same-day delivery as well as online ordering options, and maintains a wide selection of the freshest and most fragrant flowers and blooms, plants or gift baskets for every special occasion.
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Magdalene Paniotte is originally from Chicago and very pleased to be a CBS contributor. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with graduate level credits in creative writing and liberal studies. Maggie enjoys developing her voice as a freelance writer. Her published articles can also be found at Examiner.com.