Shop Local and Show Your Love for Langley Merchants on Valentines Day
As Valentine’s Day approaches, make gift choices that not only show your love for that special someone but for our local merchants as well.
“Every day is a day to celebrate love. Give your sweetie something special every day. The best gift doesn’t come in a heart-shaped box. Time is the most precious gift you can give. However, a box filled with chocolates is a great addition,” said Mona Neubauer, owner of Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique.
Mona offers award-winning handmade chocolates including valentine truffles, heart lollies, boxed assortments and the opportunity to custom-fill a heart-shaped box with your favorites. Order online at https://sweetmonas.com/ or stop by the shop at 221 Second Street in Langley.
Wrap her in warmth with soft, cozy clothing. For example, Fair Trade Outfitters offers a cotton/acrylic sweater (made in Bali) with a big red heart on the front ($115) and a cashmere black and red pashmina ($69). And don’t forget your lovable puppy — wrap him/her in a cozy, fleece lined Buffalo Plaid puppy coat. Fair Trade Outfitters is located at 112 Anthes Ave, Langley.
Flying Bear Farm is a full service floral design studio, specialty cut flower farm and nourishing floral and gift shop at 207 First St. in Langley. Order early for Valentine’s Day, and enjoy free delivery on South Whidbey. All Valentine’s Day offerings will be on their website (http://www.flyingbearfarm.com/) and instore. Flying Bear Farm will also do a gift bundle or basket with items from local stores.
On First Street, Whidbey Island Gem Shop offers precious gemstone hearts for $12.95, while Feather and Fox Printing Company provides custom posters, cards and unique gifts.
Also on First Street, Moonraker Books stocks cards and poetry books to share with your special someone, and Star Store Mercantile has lots of Valentine-themed merchandise and cards, plus clothing and accessories. In the Country has beautiful women’s clothing and accessories.
Prima Bistro and Saltwater Fish House & Oyster Bar have created a romantic Valentine’s date-night dinner for two to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Whether you are celebrating with your special someone on Saturday or Sunday, their coursed menus are packaged and ready to finish at home. Both menus include a 100% premium soy Amber Noir candle from Sukie’s Candle Co. A la carte oysters, wine and cocktails are available as well. Order online at www.primabistro.com by Sunday, February 7th for pick-up at Prima on Saturday, February 13th between 12 and 4 p.m.
Lobster Dinner for Two: Oysters Rockefeller – four large Penn Cove oysters with herbs and bread crumbs, broiler ready, Ahi Crudo with arugula and orange blossom vinaigrette, roasted winter vegetables, two whole chilled Maine lobsters served with saffron aioli, drawn butter, and cocktail sauce, lobster accessories (lobster pick, cracker and bibs), and blood orange tart with chocolate ganache.
Sprinklz Ice Cream Parlor at 224 First Street in Langley has dreamed up a take-away ice cream party which includes one pint of ice cream of your choice, two cones and sprinkle topping for $10.