In a fix on what to get your Valentine this year? Visit one of the following San Francisco stores for a little inspiration and find the perfect gift in a rush. If you can’t decide on the right Valentine for your sweetheart, just ask one of the friendly assistants–they are all there to help ensure love strikes this Valentine’s Day, just like Cupid.
Tuesday’s Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Adorna Bella is located in the hip North Beach district where you can find one-of-a-kind fine jewelry for your loved one. Luxurious jewels can be found in this small but well stocked store. Many pieces are homemade by local artists and you can also ask for customized pieces to be made in advance. Pick up a unique piece to wow your loved one.
Tuesday’s Hours: Noon to 7 p.m.
Find unique apparel, jewelry, accessories and home decor items in this gem of a boutique for the girly girl in your life. The tagline for the store is “Gorgeous Little Things” and that is exactly what you will find here. Shop assistants will help you find the best the store has to offer so your girlfriend will love you for discovering a store that is as individual as she is.
Life: A Cosmic Story Show
California Academy of Sciences, Morrison Planetarium
Tuesday’s Tour Hours: Every hour on the half-hour, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Take your Valentine out for an event not to be missed, the much talked about show at California Academy of Science’s Planetarium. The Morrison Planetarium is the largest all-digital planetarium in the world and features state of the art technology. Taking a tour of the universe will be an unforgettable experience for the both of you. Prices for adults (non-members) are $29.95 or students can take $5 off.
Rossi & Rovetti Flowers
333 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tuesday’s Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Did you forget the date? Rossi & Rovetti Flowers are in San Francisco to get you out of a jam by offering a same day service online so you can easily order your Valentine’s flowers from the comfort of your desk. Special Valentine’s bouquets will be available, or if you have a theme in mind, design your own arrangement to make the evening a little more special.
The Urban Nest
Tuesday’s Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Find a one-of-a-kind card from the fabulous selection at The Urban Nest and at the same time buy your Valentine a unique home decor gift such as homemade soap or monogrammed candles, statement jewelry or accessories for layering. Artwork is nestled in-store with pretty items for the home, making this store an ideal place for quick gift buying as the selection is varied.
When you are tight on time just think of your loved one and be inspired by San Francisco’s fabulous selection of stores around the city. Remember, at the end of the day, it is all in the thought. Of course, the gift wrap can sometimes help, so head down to The Packaging Store on Howard Street for assistance.
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Parmeeta Ghoman is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. She specializes in shopping and style. Find some of her work on Examiner.com.