Top Twin Ports Stops for Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Romance Keeps Businesses Busy

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The clock is ticking to Valentine’s Day, and for last minute shoppers the most romantic day of the year might also be the most stressful.

“I think any person loves to receive flowers,” said floral manager at Engwall’s in Superior, Nanci Damberg. “It’s just about sending a symbol of love, and I think the best way is to do it through flowers.”

Flower shops across the Twin Ports are busy as can be because Valentine’s Day is their single busiest day of the year.

Engwall’s florists started ordering flowers early January.

They said because the holiday lands on a Saturday, Friday was a busy day for delivering surprise bouquets to offices and businesses.

“We can make every day feel like Valentine’s Day,” smiled Jack Seiler, co-owner of Security Jewelers.

Whether you spend $50 or $50,000, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Valentine’s Day isn’t all about the girls gifts.

It’s important to think about the guy, too.

“It’s not like something you’re going to eat and it’s gone. It’s not like something that you’re going to have for a day or two,” said Seiler. “It’s a really lasting gift that you can really enjoy for a long time.”

Turtles, truffles, and chocolate covered cherries are the big three sellers at Sweeden Sweets on Tower Avenue in Superior.

“The girls and women are wanting chocolate from here versus the store bought candy,” said Dan Klarner, owner of Sweeden Sweets. “It’s a special day for them. A lot of people think it’s romantic.”

Another big decision to make is where to eat on the special day.

If you’re not really into fancy dinners, Bulldog Pizza in Duluth is offering a two topping heart shaped pizza for $14.

“It’s one of our busiest days of the year, actually. We sell more pizza tonight than most days of the year,” said owner of Bulldog Pizza, Ken Wright.

He said his pizza place has been pumping out heart shaped pies for 26 years and was one of the first in the area to create it.

“It’s simple, it’s valentines and it is a heart shape,” said Wright.

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