Sure, the historic snow storm that tore through the region could be used as an excuse to why you didn't get a superb Valentine's Day gift for your significant other, but, it's a stretch, and why bother going through the hassle?
Head out this morning as soon as the stores open and net a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your Valentine.
GIFTS FOR HIM
1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP HIS COLD WINTER NIGHTS
Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Corkscrew Liquors on Central Street can recommend something great, including old favorites or new finds. Or check out one of the package stores in Peabody.
2. HIS FAVORITE TEAM
It's hard to go wrong when it comes to guys and sports. Stop by Sports Collectibles in Peabody Square and you're sure to find memorabilia for his favorite pro team.
Consider the gift of relaxation and stress relief with a gift certificate for a massage. Try TL Massage Therapy or Mind and Body Integration Therapies.
Tony's Recon is one of many shops in Peabody that offers car detailing, and Salem Collision or Maaco Collision specialize in making your car look like new again. If you're not sure what your guy would like, a nice gift certificate to an auto store could work, too.
5. THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART…
Why cook? Select a complete gourmet dinner at one of Peabody's restaurants or if painting's his thing, check out the some of the upcoming classes offered the ArcWorks Community Art Center and through the Peabody Recreation Department.
GIFTS FOR HER
1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES
Little Shop a' Laura's offers affordable trinkets for every style. Between De Scenza Diamonds, Long's Jewelers and the shops in the mall, there are a variety of jewelry choices to peruse.
2. DATE NIGHT
Why go out on a cold winter’s night? Instead surprise her with a romantic movie date at Cinema Salem or Cabot Street Cinema Theater.
3. PRETTY AS A PICTURE
Give her something as beautiful as she is. Consider a piece of original art from The Gallery Shop at the ArcWorks Community Art Center. Choose something from the heart and hers will be delighted.
4. CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS?
Consider a book of love poems or a classic love story. Barnes & Noble has a wide selection of literary gifts to tickle her funny bone or play on her heart strings.
5. GO TRADITIONAL
Above all, remember: it's truly the thought that counts!