Downtown Springfield Association
Downtown Business Spotlight

Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide

February 07, 2019


Valentine’s Day is one week away. Did you forget?

Do. Not. Panic. We’re here to help.

There are plenty of places to get your special someone a Valentine’s Day gift in Downtown Springfield. If you’re in a pinch, check out these suggestions in our Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide.

Pamper your love at SOAP Refill Station

With more than 100 $5 gift ideas, SOAP Refill Station is a great place to get your gift and get it fast

“We are the best place to shop for emergency Valentine’s gifts,” shop owner Anne Dezort said. “We will have quite a few grab-and-go items pre-made, like face masks, salt scrubs, lotions and more. And pink salt lamps, pink straws, pink everything!”

Dezort’s mother sells her stained glass art in the shop as well. Her collection includes some hearts.

“We also have a special where if you spend $25 on gifts you get a free heart-shaped bath bomb,” Dezort said. “Also, gift certificate purchases get you a free heart-shaped bath bomb as well.”

And if you’re a last-minute shopper, you’ll be well taken care of at SOAP.

“On the last day before and day of Valentine’s Day we will have fresh bouquets available from Queen City Blooms,” Dezort said. “We will be unrolling lots of specials and deals leading up to the 14th, so stay tuned on our social media for posts and deals.

Vintage bliss at A Cricket in the House

You might know A Cricket in the House as the go-to place for incredible vintage furniture — and you’re not wrong. But Cricket Fries sells so much more in her store on West Walnut.

Check out their great handmade mosaic hearts, a grown-up version of those chalky edible conversation hearts. They’re just $11.50 each. A Cricket in the House also sells vintage bubble glass prints for $12 and hand-knitted scarves with hoods for $16.

For the cook we have cookbooks, polka dot dessert plates with plate rack, and heart-shaped cookie cutters and measuring spoons,” Fries said. Prices on those items vary. “We also have Valentine’s cards! They run from $4-$5.”

Handmade awesomeness at Rosette Studios

Jewelry is usually a good bet on Valentine’s Day. Why not opt for something handmade and local?

Rosette Studios has plenty of choices, all of them unique. Get something for a loved one, and treat yourself to something, too!

Want to make something special for that special someone? Rosette is offering a pour paint class this Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2:30-4 p.m. Bill Baunach is the teacher. He’s a local artist who exhibits regularly in Springfield and has many original pieces inside Rosette Studios.

Make a wooden heart or an 8×10 canvas for $35. Your gift will be dry and ready for Valentine’s Day. Seating is limited, so call 417-987-9155 or email info@rosettestudios.com to reserve your spot.

Early Bird passes for lovebirds

Is that someone you love a film buff? Get them a Festival Pass for Rated SGF Film Festival at the early bird discount. They’re just $39.

The pass for the festival gets them access to every Rated SGF event, including four film screenings, four Q&As with a lead from the film and a killer After Party at Hotel Vandivort. The first 100 passes sold also get a swag big filled with exceptional surprises. We’re talking merch, local goodies and more! Supplies are running, so don’t wait.

Rated SGF will be March 22-23 at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.