8 Unique Gifts for Your Valentine


Do you always struggle to find something for your valentine? Or have you run out of ideas? Here are some unique ideas for gifts for valentines day that don’t consist of the regular chocolates, roses, and over sized bear.

Spa Bleu has many different services they offer on a day to day basis from salon to spa. For Valentine’s Day, they are running a special from February 1st – 14th where certain services are $14. Check our their website for a full list of services and more information on the services included in the special. They are located at 106 N 2nd St, West Dundee, IL. Their hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Sweet Pop Fizz Candy Bar offers a wide variety of gifts from specialty coffee to wine and desserts. I suggest you either buy a set of gifts like a bottle of wine and a bag of exotic popcorn or a wine tasting and a pastry. Their address is 316 N River St, East Dundee, IL. They are open Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Friday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra is offering a performance entitled A Night at the Oscars. Take a walk on the red carpet and experience some of the world’s best movie scores live with the ESO. If your valentine loves movies or the thought of walking on the red carpet, then this is the event for them. The experience is being performed February 21st at 7:30 PM and February 22nd at 2:30 PM in downtown Elgin at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL. Call the box office at 847-888-4000, Monday-Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM to reserve your tickets or book them online.


Muirhead Farmhouse offers tours of the historic farmhouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a perfect gift for the architecture lover or nature lover as it is surrounded by prairie land. To schedule your tour, you need to reserve a spot so call 847-464-5224 or email [email protected]. The farmhouse is located at 42W814 Rohrsen Road, Hampshire, IL. Times that they are open vary depending on day and scheduled tour time.

Emmett’s Ale House is a restaurant and brewery that has a great selection of beers. You could purchase a beer club membership for the valentine in your life that likes handcrafted beers or buy a few bottles now to surprise him or her with on Valentine’s Day. Their West Dundee location is at 128 W Main St West Dundee, IL. They are open Monday – Thursday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM, Friday – Saturday 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM, and Sunday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM.

Rediscover Records specializes in New Releases as well as Pre-played records. They have LPs, 45rpms, and 78rpm records for the vintage music lover. They are located at 9 S. Spring St. in Elgin, IL. Their hours are Monday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Tuesday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday  11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Thursday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Friday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

State Street Market Shops is offering a special on all of their gifts for the month of February! They truly do have unique gifts, it is even in their shop description. From old vintage posters to wall hangings and baseball memorabilia this shop is for the eclectic collector. Their Sweetheart Sales will be going on February 1st – 15th. Their hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Book Lady’s Book Attic offers gently used books for all ages. They have a wide selection of books and many to choose from. This shop is perfect for the book lover who would rather read a good story WHILE eating chocolate. Their address is 138 S Oak Ave (Upper Level), Bartlett, IL. They are open Monday – Wednesday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Don’t miss out on some of the specials these wonderful businesses have to offer. Hopefully you’ve found something your valentine will like this holiday. Happy Valentine’s Day!

About the Author: Shalina Wozny I am a communications intern for EACVB. I really like being the “middle man” and finding a way to bridge the gap between people. I like exploring new cities, eating a good bowl of pasta, and having anything sweet for dessert – dessert is a must for me! Fall is my favorite season; the leaves changing color fascinate me. I love having deep, soulful conversations. Follow my posts on this blog to find out more about what I love to do in this area.