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10 Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can Only Get on West 3rd Street

January 30, 2017

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your Valentine’s Day gifts this year. And don’t get a generic gift from any old chain store either. Your special someone deserves something, well.. special. Visit West 3rd Street to find something for every personality and every price-point. Not only will you walk away with a memorable gift, you’ll also be supporting the local independent businesses in your neighborhood. And what better way to spread the love this year than that?

Start with a handmade card (like the one above) from Plastica at 8405 West 3rd Street. Then pick from these 10 great Valentine’s Day Gifts to get on West 3rd Street:

1. Nylon Carry-All Bag from Mom’s the Word – 7952 West 3rd Street
Lightweight, packable and easy to clean, this bag is ideal for moms and non-moms alike. You can stuff it with everything you need for the day (I.e. diapers and snacks) while still looking chic and presentable.
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2. Cut & Color at Spoke & Weal – 8211 West 3rd Street
Lana Del Rey and Sienna Miller are just two of the Hollywood elite who get their done at Spoke & Weal salon, but you don’t have to be a celebrity to get the star treatment. Their experienced staff and 20 individual stations allow personal attention, privacy and a luxurious experience for each client.
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3. A Room Makeover from Portola Paints – 8213 West 3rd Street
You know how your partner’s been bugging you for months about re-doing that room in the house? There’s no better time to say “YES” to a room makeover than now. Let the experts at family-owned Portola Paints help you find the right color and inspiration for your home. Bonus: painting together can be a romantic activity!
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4. Lipstick and Makeup from Besame Cosmetics - 8302 West 3rd Street
You can never go wrong with a bold red lipstick for Valentine’s Day. She’ll love the artfully presented makeup from Besame Cosmetics. The retro-inspired shades and packaging are a nice departure from all the generic drugstore and department store brands.
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5. Hand-carved cutting boards from Freehand Gallery – 8413 West 3rd Street
For the chef on your list, get him or her a handsome, hand-carved cutting board from Freehand Gallery. Various sizes are available, each with its own unique wood grain. Whether you use it as a cutting board or to serve your cheese and crackers, this is a worthy addition to your kitchen counter and home.
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6. Sunglasses from Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook – 8358 West 3rd Street
Spring is here and after what seemed like months of rain, the sunshine is finally back. Get matching sunglasses from Dan Deutsch for a Valentine’s Day gift that’s an easy win-win. We’re liking these two updated takes on the classic aviator shades this season.
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7. Create your own necklace at Bead Boutique – 8313 West 3rd Street
Thinking of gifting jewelry this year? Here’s an easy way to make your gift unique and memorable. Find her birthstone or favorite type of jewelry, then create your own masterpiece with the help of the staff at Bead Boutique. You’ll have a one-of-a-kind piece that she’s sure to love and cherish.
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8. Get him a book (and book him an appointment) at Taboo Hair Care – 8446 West 3rd Street
A sort of two-in-one gift: book him an appointment for a styling session at Taboo Hair Care, where he can update his hairstyle or just get pampered for an afternoon. Think he’ll be hesitant to get a new ‘do? Ease him into it by tucking the gift card inside one of these new books. Lots more gift ideas now available at the Taboo Hair Care store, inside the salon.
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9. Get her a new leather bag at Monserat De Lucca – 8406 West 3rd Street
You can never go wrong with a new handbag, and they don’t come nicer than the ones at Monserat De Lucca. From trendy fringe to a classic crossbody, the store has a diverse selection of beautiful, handmade leather bags. If you want to ease into it, the store has great leather wallets, keychains and accessories too.
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10. You can never go wrong with Chanel. At Entre Nous – 8430 West 3rd Street
The piece de resistance? A vintage Chanel handbag. You’ll find a selection of mint condition, impeccably curated bags from Entre Nous. All of the bags are certified authentic, so you can be sure you’re buying a true collector’s item. Whether she uses it for her daily errands or keeps it displayed on a shelf is entirely up to her.
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