The perfect guide for Valentine’s Day gifting

Valentine’s Day. For some, it’s a day that reminds them of how lucky they are to have found “the one,” the person who is their other half, their soul mate, their everything. For others, it’s just another day that reminds them that, indeed, they are single…for the third year in a row.

Whether this day brings you insurmountable amounts of joy or makes you want to jump off a cliff, it is undeniable that the retail industry has capitalized on this holiday.

A box of chocolates is either something you give to your significant other, or what you plan to drown your sorrows in as you binge watch dozens of Friends episodes. A human sized teddy bear can either bring a huge smile to your love’s face, or you can use its baseball glove-sized hand to wipe away your tears as Rose watches Jack sink down into the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Regardless of how you much you glare at the television sized greeting cards with the God awful hearts and mushy sayings on them, Valentine’s Day commodities are not going anywhere any time soon.

Thankfully, there are some heart shaped, red and pink offerings that won’t immediately trigger your gag reflexes right in our neighborhood. Mockingbird Station, which is just across the US-75 from the new Residential Commons, offers a selection of gifts from the stores you have grown up on: Victoria’s Secret, Urban Outfitters, and Francesca’s among others. If you go the other direction, straight down Mockingbird Lane, you will run into Highland Park Village, which offers a higher-end selection of stores.

For your shopping convenience, I have compiled the best of what these destinations have to offer. Whether it is for your sister, your significant other, or just yourself, get out there this weekend and buy something pretty in the name of love.

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