Oh no, it happened again! I mean, wasn’t it just Valentine’s Day 365 days ago?
That’s right — you’re not seeing things. The calendar reads in bold, clear print “Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day”.
In the event that you live or work in the Bethlehem area, there’s no need to worry if this day dedicated to undying devotion somehow slipped your mind. With a treasure trove of shops in the quaint downtown area and a handful of big box retailers nearby in the Barrow Crossing Shopping Center, it’s a snap to do a little last-minute shopping before you head home or out on that big date with your sweetheart.
You could pick up a traditional box of chocolates from Target, fresh flowers from Publix and a lovely pair of earrings from Belk. If your loved one is a “techie”, you could even surprise them with a cool new laptop or tablet from Staples.
If you prefer something a little more unique and unusual for your gift-giving quest, be sure to hunt the treasures at Bluebird Cottage Antiques and The Judson House Coffee Shop & Southern Gifts. You could snag the perfect present for the whole family with gift certificates from Stevi B’s Pizza and Carmike's Gateway Cinemas 12.
Valentine’s Day isn’t necessarily limited to humans — grab a little something for man’s best friend or that furry feline in your life at PetSmart.
Just keep in mind — it’s the thought that counts, even if it is in the eleventh hour.
Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at Barrow Patch!
Do you own a shop in Barrow County and have a great idea for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift? Don't be shy — share in comments below?
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