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Cupid Called: He wants you to shop small for your Valentine!

by Lauren Humphrey

Want to impress your Valentine this year? Don’t buy the last, sad bunch of roses at the supermarket, or a box of drug-store chocolates - the perfect gift can be found at our local retailers!

Check out these ideas for some “shop-small” inspiration:

Jewelry


Valle Jeweler's | Jackson Street, Batavia
With over three generations of experience, the team at Valle's can help you chose a piece that your partner will fall in love with. Can't find something from one of the many top brands? Valle's also creates custom pieces. 

Lambert's Design Jewelers | West Main Street, Batavia
Lambert's has been helping locals and visitors add some sparkle to their lives since 2003! With a wide range of unique jewelry, designer brands, as well as custom works, you're sure to find something to make this a memorable Valentine's Day.

Sweets


Oliver's Candies | Main Street, Batavia
What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Simply entering Oliver's is a treat for the senses – and indulging in their candy-coated delicacies is even better! From classic sponge and ribbon candy to Valentine’s Day specials, their melt-in-your-mouth goodness is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who receives Oliver’s Candies as a gift.  
If you’re too far away to stop by, Oliver’s delivers! Order directly from their website or find them on Amazon.

Sweet Ally's | Main Street, Oakfield
Donuts, candy, cookies, oh my! What more could anyone want than a sweet surprise from Genesee County's newest donut shop!? Stop in while they're open, or place a custom order ahead of time.

Flowers


Beverly's Florist & Gift Shop | West Main Street, Batavia
A colorful bouquet is a timeless way to express your love and adoration. Although the ground may be frozen, our flower shops are blooming! There’s a perfect arrangement for every favorite flower, color, and price range. Grab a classic bouquet of roses, or something more unique.

Spa


Spa at Artemis | Main Street, Batavia
If you're looking for something extra-special this year, check out the "Venus Romance for Two" package at The Spa at Artemis. This three-hour couples treatment provides for the opportunity to spend a full day relaxing with your loved one. Each of you will receive a full body massage, mud wrap, and deluxe spa manicures. 

VivIFY Hydration Lounge & Medispa | East Main Street, Batavia
Feeling adventurous? Try something totally different this Valentine's Day. Intravenous hydration & vitamin therapy is the administration of a vitamins, minerals and nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Cozy up on the couples couch for a couples session in this comfortable and casual environment.

Empire Hemp | Main Street (Rte. 5), Batavia 
These truly unique CBD infused products are a perfect gift for that special someone. You'll find sugar scrubs, oils, body butters, and more all handcrafted in small batches with pesticide-free hemp grown by local, New York State cultivators.

Locally Made Craft Beverages


Autumn Moon Winery | W. Bergen Road
If you’re looking for a fun, casual wine experience, you’ll find it in Bergen at Autumn Moon Winery. Browse their gift shop while you sample classic wine varietals and specialty blends in their tasting room.

Circle B Winery | Norton Road, Elba
Want to try something unique? Circle B may be the only New York State winery that serves tomato wine! They also specialize in a variety of fresh fruit wines such as apricot, peach, peach & honey, pear, pumpkin & spice, blueberry and spiced apple. Private tastings for four or more are available by appointment. You can pick up Circle B wines at The Sweet Life Country Store.

Black Creek Cidery | Warboys Road, Byron
New York is known for their apples, and our orchards and cideries are no exception. Black Creek Cidery has made the commitment to presenting you with a true “tree to glass” experience. Enjoy it by the glass with a meal at nearby Byron Hotel & Trailhouse, or grab a bottle at The YnGodess Shop or Angotti Beverage.

Looking for something more traditional? Grab a bottle of bubbly from one of our local wine & liquor retailers: The YNGodess Shop, Mr. Wine & LiquorWest Main Wine & Spirits, and Liberty's Liquor Cabinet.

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

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