Still need to pick up a Valentine card, bouquet of flowers, gift or some sweets for your sweetie? We can help.
Use this guide to find shops in Malverne and West Hempstead that carry what you're looking for.
(347 Hempstead Ave, Malverne)
Whether you're looking for long stemmed roses or a bouquet of mixed fresh-cut flowers you can get them here, as well as balloons, stuffed bears and other trinkets to show your love.
(282 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead)
While known for their delicious cakes and pastries, Riesterer's is also selling decadent chocolate-covered strawberries ($16.95 per pound) for Valentine's Day. Pick up a box on your way home tonight.
(305 Hempstead Ave, Malverne)
Maybe you're celebrating a big anniversary or your Valentine deserves something that sparkles this year. Fascinations in Malverne has a great selection of necklaces, bracelets and rings - including engagement rings and casual ones that simply say "I Love You" like this heart-shaped design (See photos). Also, check out (456 Hempstead Tpke, West Hempstead).
(287 Hempstead Ave, Malverne) & (372 Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead)
Can't forget the greeting cards. Stationary stores like these two local picks are your best bet for finding a selection of Valentine's cards. Some are even half off. Plus, you can pick up those boxes of assorted chocolate and other sweets here. Also, try your local in West Hempstead and in Malverne.
(360 Hempstead Ave, West Hemstead)
Looking for something different to give as gift this year? China Connection in West Hempstead has figurines and collectibles by Lenox, Swarovski, Llardro, Waterford and Disney. They also have a collection of crystal jewelry.
(444 Hempstead Tpke, West Hempstead)
Whether your Valentine likes chick flicks or action-packed films, new releases or classics, a DVD (or Blu-ray) can be a great gift idea for Valentine's. Pick up a romantic comedy such as Life As We Know It with Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl for her or give him the heart-racing thrill he's looking for with Denzel Washington's Unstoppable, two of the latest releases.
GameStop (466 Hempstead Tpke, West Hempstead)
It doesn't matter if your Valentine is your kid or your hubby who still knows how to act like one, they'll still love getting a video game as a gift. Game Stop in West Hempstead has a great selection for various systems.
Dinner - Have you agreed to skip the gifts this year and go out for a romantic dinner instead? Check out our for recommendations on local restaurants that will be serving up something special tonight.