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Your Complete Guide to Valentine's Day

There are 7, yes SEVEN days left until Valentine’s Day and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even thought about shopping yet. No worries, we’ve gone ahead and broken down the best places to go for every type of significant other!

Classic: Diamonds are girls, guys, and well pretty much everyone’s best friend. There are multiple shops downtown that offer both traditional and unique jewelry in all price ranges. If you think your better half wants something sparkly this Valentine’s Day, check out these shops!

1.    The Jewel Box

A go-to that has been around for over 50 years. From gorgeous pendant necklaces and bracelets to (take a deep breath) engagement rings, expect nothing but top quality and exquisite pieces that will make heads turn. They also feature Canadian diamonds, fine pearl jewelry, watches and have a Goldsmith on staff if you looking to have something custom made (or if you need help restoring something of your own).

2.    Penny’s Jewellery

An outstanding diamond collection is just the tip of the iceberg here! Birthstones, gemstones, chains, bangles, metal hoops and pendants and so much more await inside. No matter what they’re taste, Penny’s is bound to have something for even the pickiest critic! Penny herself is a graduate gemmogist so expect nothing but knowledge and the perfect fit when you walk in.


Active type: Does bling just get in the way on the field? This person makes being active a priority and you often see them in their workout gear even if they’re not off to the gym!

1.    Limestone & Ivy

Your downtown Brockville destination for trend-setting European-inspired styles, with a sophisticated team to your aid! Shop for every activity with everything from leggings to running shoes. Featuring top athletics brands like Under Armour and Columbia, you’ll walk out with a head to toe new outfit to surprise your better half.

2.    Overstock 

A family-owned business with 4 locations across the 1000 Islands, they bring their customers the best, most trusted brands in fashion, footwear and more! With an ever-changing inventory of unique items, you will always find what you need. Featuring loved brands like Asics, you’ll also fall in love with the prices. Check out their wide selection of active footwear and accessories.

Spa lover: Pamper you love with a hot stone massage, rejuvenating facial or even a fresh new do! There are over 18 Salons and Spas downtown! Insane right? Check out this blog post breaking down 4 of the spas downtown 


At Home Spa Lover: This is for the folks that love long soaks in a luxurious, bubbly bath, taking selfies while absorbing the effects of a nourishing face mask, and just feeling completely rejuvenated…but prefer to do it in their own bathroom. Grab your significant other and hop on in with the incredible products you’ll get from these fabulous stores.

1.    Heavenly touch spa

Four words organic and cruelty-free! Bath bombs, soaps, cream, lotion, essential oil diffusers, everything you could possibly need to transport yourself to a warm tropical island can be found in their shop. Don’t feel overwhelmed though, no clue what to get? Walk in and a specialist will be happy to help even the most clueless individual

2.    The River Lily Boutique 

Two words: Beard oil. Yes in this beautiful boutique that is home to a fair bit more than spa products, you’ll find beard oil, lavishing in-house made soap and many other skin care products! Pick up some pampering plumping products and some nice warm reading socks to round off your perfect valentines day.


Fashionista: This person loves clothing. They’re always nicely dressed even though you’re in your sweatpants. Whether their style is classic, extravagant or vintage, there is a clothing shop for literally every type of person (seriously there’s almost 20). I highly recommend you check out the list if you’re not one to window shop. But for now here is just a sample.

1.    ISIS 

We’re going to go from one end of the spectrum to the other starting off formal. Isis, a proud retailer of Canadian designers offers the finest quality fabrics and hottest trends. Wanting to make sure you walk away with a product your special someone will truly love, they give honest opinions and feel it’s a privilege helping you find the perfect piece. This dedicated team of 3 offers a variety of fashions for all shapes and sizes!

2.    Revolution 

Skating all the way over to the other side of the spectrum, Revolution Skateboard Shop was born in downtown! Whether you consider yourself a pro, beginner or just wanting to live and look the skateboard dream, they’re the shop for you! Toques, hoodies, Tee’s and more, this shop will have you looking the part as you wait for the snow to melt so you can hop back on the board.


Foodie: I mean I think everyone is pretty much a foodie because I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like to eat. But if date night is usually centered on food, there are over 30 outstanding places downtown! For now here are just 2 sit-down style. Please call to RSVP.

1.    The noshery

They don’t call it “the place where people eat” for nothing. With a farm to table attitude, you won’t be disappointed with daily fresh creations. They’ve crafted a killer Valentine’s Day menu featuring staggeringly satisfying dishes like the seafood trio, ½ rack of lamb and colossal shrimp or go the classic chicken or striploin. Start and end the meal with appetizers and dessert to share capping off the perfect full-belly evening.


2.    The mill

A Brockville classic, settle in for mouth-watering Italian! Their Valentine’s Day menu features Italian classics like Bruschetta, veal chop, Chicken Saltimbocca and so much more, that you choosing an entrée will be the hardest part of the night. Pair it with the extensive wine list and cozy on up for a night of romance and delightfulness.


Artsy: Paintings, music, photography, they love it all and have some of the nicest pieces and phone backgrounds you’ve seen. Get them a piece that they’ll love almost as much as you at these shops!

1.    From Here to Infinity Art Gallery

If you like us on Facebook you have seen some of Gordon’s photos – they’re often some of our more popular posts! Visit him and his wife in store to pick up a print your lover can forever admire. They’re also home to some incredible handcrafted jewelry, china, glasswork and other artistic pieces. If your partner is a book lover too you’re in luck with a huge selection of rare and exclusive books in store.


2.    Andrew’s Vinyl Alternative

Andrew sells new and used vinyl records and stereo equipment. With an elaborate collection and reasonable prices, you’ll be sure to find some buried treasures within his store. Clueless in the vinyl world? No worries, Andrew is a passionate friendly expert that can help you find the perfect fit for your significant other!


With over 60 shops you’re guaranteed to find something your special someone will love! Make it an even more special day by wowing them with breakfast, lunch or dinner at the over 30 shops. Still have no idea what to get them? Our gift cards can be used at almost our 300+ businesses. Call or stop in to pick one up.


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