1131-06 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
If your loved one has a quirky sense of style, consider getting one of the many artist-crafted accessories from High Gloss. You can find handbags, bracelets, necklaces and other add-ons for any outfit here at High Gloss. Work from artists based in Houston or from around the world line the shelves and drawers at this Galleria-area store. Don’t let the high-end Galleria location fool you. This store has everything from vintage to modern designs for your Valentine.
Cacao and Cardamom
If chocolates are a must-have on your valentine’s list this year, shop online at Cacao and Cardamom. This Internet store is the outlet for the chocolate treats that are made right here in Houston. Only those with adventurous palates should apply though because the chocolates from this store are not your standard candy shop fare. Chocolates sold at Cacao and Cardamom include mango caramel, lychee basil, dulce de leche, Nutella banana, PB&J, coco curry, s’mores, chipotle and cardamom truffle. Choose from the prepared boxes or make up your own by selecting the flavors of chocolates you want to include.
1050 N. Post Oak Road, Suite 280
Houston, TX 77055
For flowers for your loved one, Houstonians have been using Breen’s Florist since 1943. This Houston florist has three locations around town or you can order from the company’s website and have the flowers delivered. Why not give your valentine a bit of Houston tradition this year? You can order any type of bouquet imaginable, and all of the flowers come from local growers, so you know they will be fresh when they reach your loved one.
La Mode Lingerie
2013-D W.Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019
If you want your Valentine’s Day to be a little spicier, take a trip to La Mode Lingerie in River Oaks. This lingerie store sells designer sleepwear and high-end bras, panties and other women’s undergarments. It boasts of having a stock of 45 different international designers available. When you buy your Valentine’s Day gift from La Mode Lingerie, the staff will wrap it in gift packaging for free. If something does not fit perfectly, your loved one can take the garment up to La Mode for alterations.
Heights Massage and Day Spa
1145 Lawrence St.
Houston, TX 77008
Ease the stress of shopping for a Valentine’s Day gift by getting a couple’s package for Heights Massage and Day Spa. Instant gift certificates make getting a gift from this spa, which is located in a 1930s bungalow, too easy. While there packages for individuals and couples, including a chocolate therapy that uses warmed chocolate spread over the body, you can opt to learn something, too. Taking a technique class alongside a massage therapist will enable you to give your loved one a massage that is almost as good as a professional’s massage. By learning to give each other massages at this day spa, you can enjoy your gift longer than just on Valentine’s Day.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.