If your special beloved loves candy and/or flowers, then there is no shortage of choices of those standard gifts which will show you went out of your way to find something really special.
• Chocolate by the Bald Man: At 841 Broadway you will find the very special chocolate home of Max Brenner, a company that does not balk at the chocolaty unusual, such as chocolate filled bagels, pizza topped with chocolate and even fudge! You can believe they will be going all out for Valentine’s with a Chocolate Love Box, Chocolate Spa Gift assortments, or how about Max’s Valentine Love. Give them a call, or just stop by. 646-467-8803, Union Square, Manhattan.
• Starbright Floral Design: Much more than just a place to get flowers, on hand at 150 West 28th Street in Chelsea is a complete gardening department store with shrubs,
bamboo, outdoor plants, and flowers, too. They offer services such as plantscaping and custom arrangements. For Valentine’s pick from amazing bouquets of roses such as ‘Be My Love,’ ‘Always on My Mind,’ and ‘Make Me Blush’ are a small sample of what’s available. 800-520-8999, Chelsea, Manhattan.
• Katrina Parris Flowers: At 191 Lenox Avenue you will find the beautiful, award-winning selection of boutique flowers designed by owners and husband and wife team of Katrina Parris and Mark Pinn. They create elegant and unusual arrangements for all occasions, and also for Valentine’s Day. Famous for their incredible attention to
detail they display their flowers for weddings, corporate events, and other times when flowers provide just the right touch. Also offered are free group workshops on the basic rules of flower selection, design principles and care. 212-222-7030, Harlem, Manhattan.