Wow your valentine

Here are just some of the local finds I came across last year for the Shopper News. So, if you’re after a little last minute inspiration, take a peek at these sweet finds!

Wow your Valentine
Lovable gift ideas for Feb. 14
Ali James
Need the perfect Valentine’s Day present, something sweet for classmates or co-workers, or to show your bestie some love with a Galentine’s Day gift? No need to drive all over town, we found these nifty Valentine’s Day gift ideas right here in North Knoxville.

Wear your heart on your shirt
“You are Loved. John 1, 4:9 scripture inspired t-shirts from Shandi’s Boutique ate $25 each and spread the love no matter what the time of year. Shandi’s Boutique: 1837 Dry Gap Pike, 865-362-5665, shandisboutique.com

Love is in the air
Silver Dollar Candle Co. are made right here in Knoxville – using locally-sourced ingredients sourced whenever possible.  The “I Love You” soy candle has a lavender and vanilla fragrance and costs $11. Available at Shandi’s Boutique: 1837 Dry Gap Pike, 865-362-5665, shandisboutique.com

Soak it up
Folly Boutique has a giant candy jar filled with bath bombs in various colors and scents with hidden trinket surprises inside. $6 each or three for $15. Folly Boutique: 104 Hotel Rd., 865-469-2101, https://www.facebook.com/shopfolly/

Say it
Assorted Valentine’s Day Cards at Folly Boutique includes the snarky “I really love you, just not right now” card. Cards cost $2.99 each. Folly Boutique: 104 Hotel Rd., 865-469-2101, https://www.facebook.com/shopfolly/

Wear It
BlackByrd Jewelry artist, Heather Eggleston stamps fun, quirky and inspirational words and quotes on pendants, bracelets and cuffs. “Salty kisses and mermaid wishes” metal stamped, leather cuff bracelet, $27; “To love her is to learn her” pendant necklace, $17; “Love you to the moon and back” bracelet, $25. Available at The Shoppes at Fountain City Station: 5311 N Broadway St., 865-469-2101, https://www.ftncitystation.com/

Domestic bliss
Southern style dish towels, $8 each at The Shoppes at Fountain City Station, 5311 N Broadway St., 865-469-2101, https://www.ftncitystation.com/

Love songs
Lost & Found Records have thousands of records to get you in the mood. “Love Stinks” – The J Geils Band, $6; “Let’s Get it On” – Marvin Gaye, $25; “Greatest Hits” – Al Green, $20; “A Valentine Gift for You” – Elvis Presley, $15; “Jolene, featuring I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton; “A Song for You” – Carpenters, $7. Lost & Found Records: 3710 N. Broadway, 865-687-5556

Love at first scent
Donna Humphries mixes up all sorts of delicious lotions and potions in her Corryton home for her Cherry Tree Lane Soap Company. This Vanilla Cupcake with sprinkles whipped cream soap starts at $7.50 and comes in a variety of scents including jelly bean and bubblegum fluff. Cherry Tree Lane Soap Company: https://www.etsy.com/shop/cherrytreelanesoap

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