A list of 10 Small Businesses offering Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts Valentine's Day is only 4 days away!

Valentine's Day is only 4 days away!

Don't fret! We have gathered 10 local businesses offering a wide variety of gifts and goodies for your Valentine

If your love fancies the finer things in life:

1. Swan City Hair

A must for a fresh manicure or a romantic updo. They also have a great selection of gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day!

2. Gent’s Classic Cuts

Men should indulge on this day, too! Call for a modern haircut and maybe even a hot towel shave!

3. Scarpa's

Described as offering world class ambiance, service, and food, Scarpa’s is one of the fanciest places in Lakeland. If you can’t get your requested time on Valentine’s, make a reservation for another day for a late celebration. I promise, it’ll be worth the wait.

If your love prefers a more laid-back approach:

4. Scream'n Tuna Sushi

Located downtown in NoBay Apartments, this local restaurant uses fresh ingredients and expert technique to create Asian Fusion cuisine. The atmosphere is warm and casual so prepare for a relaxed and filling dining experience.

5. Jesse Carl Vinyl

After dinner, walk north on Bay St to the end of NoBay Apartments and find this hidden gem in Lakeland. Music lovers will feel like they stepped into heaven. Amateurs will be drawn in by the sheer volume of music, and by the passion of the owner.

Now for the gifts!

6. Gaines Jewelers

Jewelry is always a great option! Give your love some sparkle! This locally owned business has options for every budget and style.

7. Got Dessert

Does your sweetie pie have a sweet tooth? Call the sweetest little food truck in Lakeland, and pre-order some Valentine's Goodies! Salted Caramel Coffee Bombs or the Brownie Cookies are highly recommended!

8. Flower Cart Florist

Flowers are a must at my house, and if your SO feels the same, head on over and buy a beautiful bouquet with a personalized message. It's an easy way to whisper sweet nothings to your Valentine.

9. Stationery Loft

If you want to pick out an elegant gift, step over to this cute boutique in downtown. Browse for personalized stationery, but also find journals, kitchenware, jewelry ranging from classic to fun, and much more!

10. Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre

The last business on our list has been here for over 70 years and is the last drive-in in Polk County. On Feb 12 through the 18th, they are showing Grease and Footloose or Back to the Future 1 & 2. Go for a retro and romantic Valentine's.

Now get going, you only have 4 days left!

Happy Valentine's Day from Ekim's Place and Lakeland's small businesses!

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