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Top Spots For Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts In Philadelphia

February 6, 2013 7:00 AM

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Love birds are displayed outside a stree
Anyone can go out and buy a clichéd box of chocolates or a dozen roses, but that’s not what being a Philadelphian in love is all about. To help you on your quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, we’ve rounded up a list of the top spots to find gifts that are sure to make your sweetie’s heart melt.
Scarlet Fiorella
113 S 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-1955
www.scarletfiorella.comLovebirds Necklace

There once were two lovebirds who knew they belonged together but lived continents apart. These lovebirds risked life and wing, flying all the way across the world to find one another. They are now forever perched together on a branch that dangles from a delicate silver metal chain (plated in 14K white gold). Suffice it to say that this story – and this necklace’s affordable $32 price tag – won’t ruffle any of your feathers. And if that doesn’t sound like the right gift for your sweetie, there are plenty of other worthy items at Scarlet Fiorella.

Paper Source
1628 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-2324
www.paper-source.comMy Sweet Valentine Crafter’s Night Out

Here’s a fun and creative night out for crafters in Philly and those who love DIY projects. Paper Source on Walnut Street is holding a one-night only Valentine-inspired workshop. You’ll create a keepsake collection that’s comprised of a mini heart box, a pouch for holding special trinkets and handmade Valentine’s cards that are sure to be cherished for years to come. Personalize your collection using beautiful materials and accents provided by the store. Light snacks, wine and other beverages will be served. After the workshop, you’ll even receive a coupon for 10% off future purchases (some exclusions apply).

Philadelphia Academy Of The Fine Arts Gift Shop
118 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 972-7600
www.pafa.orgLove Replica

Give your love a replica of Philly’s famous “Love” statue. Found at the gift shop at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, this 3″ high replica of pop artist Robert Indiana’s sculpture is made from heavy-weight, extruded, annodized aluminum and comes in a variety of colors, from red to blue to pink and more. The mini statue makes for a cool paperweight or a unique tabletop sculpture. Though the cost of $75 is a little steep, this is a solid declaration of your affection.

Related: Top Spots For Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts In Philadelphia

Philly Chocolate
1317 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-2040
www.phillychocolatelounge.comEdible Chocolate Shoes

It’s been said that women love two things: chocolate and shoes. And it’s often true. So combine her two loves and get her a beautiful – and delicious – edible chocolate shoe from Philly Chocolate in Center City. From ruby slippers to delicately adorned pearl heels, these special-order sweets are fashionable, sophisticated and quite yummy. In fact, they’re so pretty that one might be more tempted to wear them than eat them! Don’t forget to customize your order with your loved one’s favorite color or flower.

Scarlett Alley
241 Race St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7898
www.scarlettalley.comNudie Cuties

If your man appreciates a good beer, he should have a special glass with which to drink his favorite brew. Get him a set of Nudie Cuties by One Hundred 80 Degrees. They’re four beer steins with costumed gals (a pirate, a hula dancer, a sailor girl and a cowgirl) on the front of the glass that were inspired by classic tattoo artistry. They’re cute and whimsical – and a bit naughty, as an unclothed image is shown on the inside of the glass! Make sure to pick up a six pack to go with the glasses.

Related: The History Of Valentine’s Day

Pamela Dollak is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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