Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts They’ll Love

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Flowers, chocolates, and stuffed teddy bears holding red hearts with “I Love You” written on them have taken over store shelves for the past month in preparation for Valentine’s Day, which is the second largest card-giving day of the year! With only a few days left before the big day, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got dinner reservations made and picked out the perfect gifts to give your Valentine this year. If you’re still looking for the something special for your special someone, here’s a few of the great options that Haywood County has in store for you, that they will love.

Handmade Bracelets and Gifts

Simply Soco in Maggie Valley has a gift for everyone this Valentine’s Day. Their hand-made jewelry is not to be missed, and their upcycled canvas bags and purses are both unique and cute. They also have many other gifts to chose from, including hats, essential oils, socks, shirts, and even crafty caddies for your favorite beer and wine. Simply Soco is the newest addition to Maggie Valley, and the perfect Southern Boutique with something for absolutely everyone!

Bottles of Wine

Roses are red, but so is wine! Skip the flowers this year and surprise your sweetheart with a bottle of wine for you two to share. The Classic Wine Seller in Waynesville has countless bottles of champange, rosé, cabernet, merlot, and more for you to chose from. If you don’t know what any of those words mean, their friendly and knowledgable staff will be there to help you find the perfect bottle to impress your valentine with.

Homemade Soaps

You can’t go wrong with some beautifully handmade soap from Hazelwood Soap Company.  This family owned business specializes in artisanal bath, body and home products using the finest of natural ingredients and essential oils, and they have many options that are perfect for your loved one. The Sweet Thang versatile wash is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but with so many scents and soaps to choose from, your sweetie will not only be thrilled to receive it, but they will be thinking of you every time they use it.


Books are the perfect way to show someone that you care. Whether it’s a book about new recipes they’ve been dying to try, one about their favorite time period in history, or a romantic love story set in 16th century Italy, books are a great gift for anyone. Blue Ridge Books has every kind of book your Valentine could ever imagine- and more. Their staff is ready to recommend you the perfect novel, book, or magazine. Give your Valentine their new favorite book to make this Valentine’s Day one they won’t forget.

Cozy Gifts

Stop by J. Gabriel Home and Gifts to treat your sweetheart to all of the little luxuries that they deserve. These handcrafted mugs will make them smile as they sip their morning coffee, and a shawl will keep them warm and toasty. Who doesn’t love a pair fuzzy slippers, especially these adorable bunny ones? Show them you love them by giving a gift that they can use at the end of a long day to rewind and relax. J. Gabriel has plenty of gifts your special someone will “oooo” and “ahhh” over, and you can always pick something up for yourself there as well.


Nothing says romance more than candles. Cabbage Rose has the perfect candles to light up your living room as you eat take-out on the couch. Your Valentine will love these all natural soy candles with decadent scents such as birthday cake and warm cinnamon buns. They also come in a variety of shapes including tea cups and birds to match whatever your special someone likes. This 10,000 square foot store has so much to offer, you are guaranteed to find a gift for your loved one here. Stop by before Valentine’s Day for 20% off, and a free rose with your purchase!


For Your Four-Legged Valentine

Don’t forget your fur-ends this Valentine’s Day! These festive cookies from Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery are the perfect way to show your pup how much you love them, even if they did eat one of your shoes while you were at work. Don’t forget to grab some homemade treats, a bone, and maybe a toy too, while you’re at it. Dogs love us unconditionally and always greet us with wagging tails and slobbery kisses, it’s only fair that your pooch gets pampered too this Valentine’s Day too!

Make sure to share pictures of your special Valentine on Instagram with #HayNow for a chance to be featured on @VisitNCSmokies!

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