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Need Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Around Ballwin and Ellisville?

For those looking for a little-something to add to a Valentine's Day gift package, or still seeking "something," following are a few creative suggestions that are available from a variety of West St. Louis County retailers.

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If anyone is still scrambling for clever and/or practical Valentine's Day gift ideas, the following local merchants likely are eager to help. Call ahead to confirm supplies before making a quick dart to any retailer over lunch hour! And simply use the hyperlinks provided to go to the Patch directory listings for quick directions.

A variety of name-brand vases, pink fuzzy socks, perfumes, after-shave fragrances, tights, chevron desk accessories and other personal items can be pursued at area Tuesday Morning locations—all at 50 percent to 80 percent off retail prices: 

For shoppers looking for children-related Valentine's Day gifts, Tuesday Morning stores have quite a selection of that age group, too.   

A gift certificate to Massage Envy can put a smile on most guy's faces. Area locations include: 

Some sweets from 112 N. Kirkwood Rd., 314-965-6615 are sure to impress. Michelle's Cafe, also has chocolate-covered strawberries. 

Area Walmarts have lots of children-appropriate items, themed candles, boxed champagne glasses, gift cards to other local stores, wines and themed wine gift packaging bags and silk rose petals, plus some really cute stuffed animals. Area locations include:

  • Chesterfield,
  • Manchester, 

How about heart-shaped boxer shorts, love mirrors, or wine glass sets from Walgreens? Or take 20 minutes and produce an instant print gift from the photo department. Walgreens' stores also offer up to 50 percent off of gift sets, especially in the cosmetics department. And, of course, they have novelty cards. Area locations include:  

  • Ballwin,
  • Ballwin,
  • Ellisville, 
  • Ellisville, 
  • Manchester, 
  • Manchester, 
  • Manchester, 13992 Manchester Rd. 636-227-9167

If funds for gifts are limited or it's time for something sentimental, consider writing customized poetry. Special stationery paper from The Write Impression, 9909 Clayton Rd., Ladue, 314-991-5333 will complement pretty prose. 

If you can't get reservations to your favorite restaurants, allow 13331 Manchester Rd., Des Peres, 314-821-6767, to assist from their selections of premium steaks, red and white meats, gourmet foods, appetizers, sides and desserts. Desserts range from New York cheesecake, carrot cake, molten lava cakes, creme brulee and more. Or select the just right steaks, chops, chicken or fish to grill from Dierbergs locations in Ellisville and Manchester. Combine that with a variety of colorful veggies to also throw on the pit. 

For pets on V-Day gifts lists, several stores have great products: 

For bird and wildlife lovers: Wild Birds Unlimited, 1739 Clarkson Rd Chesterfield, 636-537-5574

Phil Gonzalez February 15, 2013 at 01:16 PM
this article is a day late
Mike K February 15, 2013 at 01:33 PM
At least now we'll know where there might be good sales of excess inventory due to poor execution of their advertising strategy.

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