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Last-Minute Valentine's Day Guide: Flowers, Chocolate, Dinner

Send Cupid’s arrow straight to your beloved’s heart with these last-minute ideas around Sewickley.

Did Valentine's Day sneak up on you? Whether you're shopping for a new romance, an old flame or for your child, we've got you covered.

Show your loved one that you care with one of these last minute gift ideas.

Dinner

It's not too late to take your date out Thursday for a nice dinner, but you should make a reservation now.

Local staples like the Sewickley Cafe and the Sewickley Hotel were still taking reservations as of Tuesday, but employees said tables were booking up fast.

If you can't get seated at your ideal romantic restaurant, and your date is flexible, many places are taking reservations for the weekend. And for a twist on your dinner date, stop by the Ultimate Pastry Shop or the Sewickley Confectionery to pick up dessert for home.

Chocolates

Over at Village Candy, Owner Doug Alpern has grown used to seeing a mostly male influx of customers stopping by on Valentine's Day. The store has plenty of boxed and sweetheart-themed chocolates to pick from.

At Cocothe, shoppers can choose from gift baskets or hearts containing 10-piece truffles. For the tea lover, try the chocolate-covered strawberry flavored Valentine's Day tea. 

Both stores are participating in tonight's Chocolate Walk tonight and will stay open later than usual. Cocothe is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.  Village Candy is open until 8 p.m. tonight and until 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Flowers

So you forgot to order flowers. No biggie.

Cuttings is taking local delivery orders up until noon or 1 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Walk-ins can also stop by up until close at 6 p.m. Roses are popular, but the florist is also selling plenty of spring flowers such as hyacinths and tulips.

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For a list of restaurants, florists, gift shops and more, visit our directory of local places.

Tell Us: What do you have planned for Valentine's Day? Are you a procrastinator? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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