So, Valentine’s Day is here, and you’re wondering what to get for the lovely Valentine in your life, even if it is last minute.
It may seem like an overwhelming prospect to find something that’s “just right.” But here’s the good news — you don’t have to resort to buying the usual chocolate and flowers from the local grocery store at the last minute. There are plenty of creative, fun gifts that are simple for you to find and that your special someone will absolutely love. Here are some of our favorite suggestions to make your Valentine’s Day memorable and unique.
Treat Her to a Time of Beauty
Help your lover pamper herself with a gift card from a spa. At Clary Sage College in Tulsa, you can spend just $10 for your choice of a 30-minute massage, facial, dry cut and express facial, manicure, pedicure, cut and deep condition, or back treatment. For $20, you get a choice of a 60-minute massage, microdermabrasion, manicure and pedicure, or body scrub and mask. She’ll love the change to baby herself. And the funds go to helping raise scholarship dollars for Clary Sage students, so it’s a win-win for everyone.
Find Her a Vintage Treasure
You can find some truly unique gift options at your local antique and vintage shops. A visit to these stores is a fun way to hunt for a gift you can’t find elsewhere. Whether your lovely lady collects Frankoma pottery or vintage glassware or Hummel figurines or antique beaded bags, you can find it all at a good vintage shop. In the Tulsa area, shops like the I-44 Antique Mall, Miss McGillicutty’s, and Antique NV are happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Take Her for a Romantic Overnight Stay
There’s a reason why a trip to a fancy hotel is a treat that lovers enjoy. It gives you the excuse to pretend you’re on vacation without ever leaving town. Pick a place that you’ve never stayed before or a place that has some history to add a little extra spice to the experience. In the Tulsa area, you could opt for the historic Mayo Hotel, the boutique-style Campbell Hotel, or the new Margaritaville Hotel at River Spirit Casino. All have their charms, on-site restaurants, and ways to baby your lover in style. It’s not too late to surprise her for a weekend getaway.
Get Active and Daring with Her
Plan a special date this weekend where you do something active and exciting is always memorable. If the weather is good, a hike through a local park like Turkey Mountain or Oxley Nature Center, accompanied by a picnic lunch you make, is a great memory maker. Try out acro yoga at Be Love Yoga Studio. Play games at Andy B’s or Dave and Buster’s. Or go really daring and take her to Xtreme Racing in Broken Arrow for some speedy car laps around the indoor racetrack.
Do Dinner on a Dare
A dinner at your favorite spot is certainly a reliable choice, but you’ve probably done it a lot. So make your evening meal with her different by trying out a new spot or — even better — a new cuisine. Never done sushi before? Visit a beautiful spot like Geisha Sushi Bar in Bixby or In the Raw’s Hillside location to get a stunning view of downtown Tulsa. Or visit the not-so-secret speakeasy-style Bull in the Alley in downtown Tulsa for some drinks. For extra fun, dress up with her like gangsters or 1920s hipsters and take selfies in front of the area’s cool art deco buildings.
Make Art Together
If your special someone likes beautiful artworks, you could easily take her to a show at a local museum like the Philbrook or the Gilcrease. If she’s willing to get her hands a bit dirty to make her own art, you can opt for something truly unique, such as a glass making class at Tulsa Stained Glass (which is offering Valentine’s Day specials), or at Tulsa Glass Blowing School. If you want a happy medium between viewing art and making art, sign her up for a painting class, along with a glass of wine, at Pinot’s Palette.
See a Show
Tulsa has many great places to catch a performance this weekend that’s just right for the gal you love. From big concerts at the BOK Center to intimate shows at Cain’s or the Brady Theater, music is always a good choice. The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame offers a blues and jazz jam on Tuesday nights for free, which means you could pop in there for a visit on Valentine’s Day and save your money for a good meal or drinks downtown before or after the jam. If your loved one prefers a good laugh, take her to a comedy show at the Comedy Parlor or the Loony Bin.
Regardless of how you celebrate, be sure to make her feel appreciated and loved this week.