Shopping Last Minute? Shop Local for Valentine's Day! February 13 2015

OK, so you waited until the day before Valentine's Day to look for gifts. No problem! Take quick jaunt down High St. in Clintonville and you can pick up local flowers, chocolates, desserts, gifts, and cards. Last minute doesn't matter when you're picking out super special, quality goods that your sweetheart will adore. And shopping local means you're showing a little love for your community too!

Here's our quick guide to last minute VDay shopping in Clintonville:

Chocolates:

Colonial Candy Shoppe
3519 N. High St.
Open 10am-8pm on Friday and Saturday
Being two doors down from them, I might be overly familiar with their delicious selection of chocolates. The truffles are indulgent and feel like a celebration in and of themselves. And the Ben Heggy's chocolates are individually wrapped, so you can tell yourself you'll only eat one.

Eagle Family Candy Company
4590 N. High St.
Call (614) 262-2255 for hours
Everything is this family owned and operated shop is decadent and made in house for over 50 years. They were running a great special for HolidayVille year and I ended up with 3 lbs of chocolates. Did anyone end up getting chocolate for the holidays? Nope. One word: Eaglettes. I wouldn't steer you wrong.

Flowers:

EcoFlora Organic Flowers
16 W. Pacemont Rd.
Open 12:30-6:30p Friday, 11am-4pm Saturday
Beautiful, organic flowers and a terrific selection of non-traditional living gifts like succulents and terrariums.

 

Flowers on Orchard Lane
18 Orchard Lane
Open 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday
Their cooler clean clean out on Farmer's Market Saturdays is one of my favorite things!. A customer at the new location gave me the tip after I asked where she got the gorgeous bouquet in her hands. BONUS they are having a cooler clean out on Friday and Saturday for Valentine's Day!

Desserts:

Mozart's Bakery and Restaurant
4784 N. High St.
Open 8am-10pm on Friday and Saturday
Find rich European style desserts in the heart of Clintonville. The entire pastry case is looks and tastes amazing and their chocolate ganache hearts are made especially for Valentine's Day. A box of treats from Mozart's will inspire love any day of the year!

Pattycake Bakery
3009 N. High St.
Open Friday 8am-7pm and Saturday 9pm-6pm
First, it's delicious. Everything from cookies to cupcakes to whoopies pies--you can't go wrong. Second, it's vegan. And they have great gluten free options as well. And finally, their conversation heart cookies are hands-down my favorite thing about Valentine's Day. If you're feeling randy, ask for the naughty hearts behind the counter. They are hilarious and amazing! I inappropriately buy them for our staff each year.

Gifts and Cards:

Wholly Craft
3515 N. High St.
Open 11am-7pm Friday and Saturday
I heard there's this great place to buy unique, handcrafted gifts and cards....oh wait, that's us! Yes, we'll end on a bit of shameless self promotion! We have over 50 jewelry artists making work for almost every taste, dozens of plush creatures to help you think outside the teddy bear, and hundreds of traditionally beautiful and modern offbeat cards to declare your love. Or like. Or some really dirty stuff in our adult greetings sections. Relax about shopping last minute and let us help you find the perfect gift!