Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, and for how much people claim to hate it, isn’t going anywhere. If you’ve been together for awhile, you might need some help coming up with a memorable plans that feel both special but also very *you*, fear not! There has to be something in here that’ll work with your significant other — or your BFF … or solo! So get scrolling and try one of these activities or gift ideas!
What to get your special someone
Stick with Tradition
For centuries, people have been giving flowers to the objects of their affection on Valentine’s Day. This tradition began when Charles II introduced the Person language of flowers to Europe in the 1700s, and has continued throughout the years as a means for expressing love and appreciation on the holiday. In fact, along with chocolate, flowers are the most popular gift to give Feb 14. But what kind of flowers are the perfect blooms to give and where to get the best ones?
Red roses, carnations, tulips and pink carnations are among the most popular flowers that are given for Valentine’s Day. Le Jardin Florals on W. 3rd St. has some excellent options, including fresh cut flowers, chocolates and cookies. Blue Orchid Floral on W. Pittsburgh St. is another great spot to grab your loved one some flowers, buck tradition here and go for wild flowers or choosing blooms in colors other than red and pink! Both small businesses offer pick up or local delivery.
Beeghly and Company Jewelers makes shopping for jewelry for a loved one ahead of Valentine’s Day stress free with their wonderful staff and beautiful pieces. They’ll will help you choose the perfect item from earnings to necklaces, rings and sparkling diamonds that speak volumes of love! Once again they’re sweetening the deal if you spend $100 with a box of amazing chocolates from Mcfeely’s Gourmet Chocolate, LLC! What gift could be better than diamonds and chocolates?!
Got a sweet tooth?
McFeely’s Gourmet Chocolate is the perfect place to pick up some candies or chocolate-covered strawberries. Not a fan of strawberries? You can also order chocolate-covered raspberries, blackberries, tangerines, and grapes. If you’re looking for the traditional heart box filled with chocolates they have plenty of options for those gifts as well as chocolate shoes and chocolate covered bacon. As Valentine’s Day gets closer and closer, make sure to place your order. Stop in the store and see their newest creations!
Prantl’s Bakery has you covered with their conversation heart cookies! These heart shaped sugar cookies covered in sweet icing are written with sayings like ‘xoxo’ ‘Love you’ and ‘My Girl’. Grab one or a dozen and express your feelings in delicious cookie form! They also have other Valentine’s Day delicacies like their Red Velvet Heart for Two cake and lip shaped cookies!
Sun Dawg Cafe is also offering up some sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. Usually known for having donuts, they’ll be taking orders for chocolate covered strawberries and almond macarons until February 12! They’ll be open for dinner Thursday and Friday and they are BYOB!
Caffe Barista has several options for Valentines Day! They have sweet treats, hand painted wine glasses, wine and will are open for dinner Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.
Beer & Fitness lover in your life? Grab a ticket for the 4th annual Mammoth Beer Mile & 5k. They are offering $5 off all registrations for the event through February 14 with code BEER5. Or fill up a growler or two at some of our favorite local breweries, All Saints Brewery and Yellow Bridge Brewing.
Give the Gift of Pampering
At Wellness on the Point you and your sweetheart can schedule a relaxing couple’s massage on Valentine’s Day. Schedule a 60 minute couple’s massage for $100, but call soon, as spaces for couple’s massages are limited. They’re also offering Massage or Acupuncture Packages for buy 3, get 1 free! Reiki and Crystal Therapy packages with buy 2, get 1 free! Top Cote Natural Nail Spa is offering buy 5 manicures and get 1 free!
At Clarabella Beauty Bar feel the relaxation of a Chocolate Cherry Facial complete with chocolate covered cherries! Do we need to say anything else? Or try out their 24k gold facial with a dermaplane! This facial helps to create new collagen production while helping the skin to create a ultra-nourishing glow!
Spa 309 Salon & Boutique has ideas that will make your special someone feel loved from head to toe! Purchase a Basic Enzyme Facial and Spa Pedicure and receive a special gift bag ($20 value) or buy 3 Swedish Massage sessions and get one free plus $20 in boutique bucks! Not sure what they’ll love? Spend $100 in gift certificates and receive $20 in boutique bucks!
Still need a little bit of help?
If the man if your life is hard to buy for, stop by Lapels, A Fine Men’s Clothier during their annual Ladies Shopping Night on February 13th. Enjoy sweet treats as their staff helps you choose the perfect gift. Clothing, themed socks, ties, cologne and accessories, Lapels has lots of wonderful items to choose form.
Select Downtown Greensburg merchants are hosting a Valentine’s Eve – Men’s Night Out to help you find the perfect gift! Each store will have specials or activities going on, some even half local beers being served! Lapels, A Fine Men’s Clothier, Beeghly and Company Jewelers, Mancuso’s Shoe Repair, McFeely’s Gourmet Chocolate, Artisans of Hands and Heart, Bella Unique Boutique, Crossroads Boutique & Cattiva, Serenity Bead Shop, Penelope’s Gifts and More, Top Cote and Wellness on the Point are participating.
What do to with your loved one, your friends or solo!
Art and Music
Painting with a Twist is offering a couple’s painting class on Valentine’s Day where you can paint, sip and relax. Paint a tree at sunrise with your loved one. Bring your own wine and snacks, and have a good time at this 7pm class.
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is hosting their latest Pop-Up Studio: Art of the Heart from 6-8 p.m. on February 13 where you can design your own tote bags and t-shirts. The best part? It’s all heart-themed. Don’t have a date? Don’t worry about it! You can still design using screen printing. Wine, beer, and snacks are all provided, too.
Give the gift of a night out at the beautiful The Palace Theatre. Violin Virtuoso Chee-Yun joins the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra for a special Valentine’s weekend concert to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
The Art of Love, a gallery showing at the Greensburg Civic Center that celebrates all the meanings and forms of love, has their opening reception on February 13 from 6-8:30. Free and open to the public with local artists, live jazz music by The Moment, food and drink, Art of Love Photo Booth, 50/50 raffle, basket auction, handmade vendors, and more!
Romantic Dinner Ideas
Looking for something different?
Wanting to just have a stress free evening and enjoy yourselves without the pressure of Valentine’s Day festivities? Hugo’s Taproom is having a February 14th Party with a free Invisible Man Beer Tasting! Give this soon to be downtown Greensburg brewery’s freshly brewed New England IPA, Haze Over Innsmouth a try starting at 7pm. Plus enjoy drink specials all night!
Join Laura Johnson and Mike Lorenz, winners of Dancing with the Celebrities PGH, on February 15th for a great Date Night and learn the basics of salsa and rumba at Fitness Envi.
Galentine’s Day Events
Just want to hangout with your friends? Roxberry Boutique is hosting a Galentine’s Day Party, with sales from 20-75% off, wine and sweets plus fun giveaways! Grab your girls for a night out at Roxberry from 5-8pm on February 13th.
If you enjoy yoga, or have always wanted to partake in it, Wellness on the Point is hosting Galentine’s Day Yoga Flow on February 13th at 7:15pm. This candlelit hour class will embrace concepts such as strength, self-love, and acceptance, through empowering heart-opening poses. Don’t forget to wear pink and red and to bring your own mat. Call the office at 724-838-7700 to secure your spot!
Single AF and anti-Valentine’s Day? No problem!
Don’t have a Valentine? You’re not alone! Callahan’s is having an Anti-Valentines Day party so everyone can celebrate being single together! Stop by for happy hour specials from 6-8 and stay for open mic 9-12 on February 14.