Valentine’s Day has been a part of American culture since the early 1900s. Whether you are a fan of the day of love or not, you don’t want to get caught without something on the big day. Here is a list of local shops where you can find gifts and big and small for your valentine.
8980 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Las Vegas has trusted the MJ Christensen family since 1939. As Nevada’s largest diamond retailer, MJ Christensen offers the highest quality certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. The Consumer Research Institute has recognized MJ Christensen Diamonds as one of “America’s Top Engagement and Wedding Ring Stores.” The people of Las Vegas voted MJ Christensen “The Best of Las Vegas 2011” in its category, and TheKnot.com recognizes the retailer in its 2011 and 2012 “Best of Weddings” category.
Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers
Fashion Show Mall
3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Michael E. Minden is a local jeweler located right in the Fashion Show Mall. Jewelry manufacturing and repairs are done in house, right above the store. Michael E. Minden carries everything from engagement rings to necklaces, charms and high-end watches. The staff can work with you to custom create wedding rings or anything else your imagination desires. Michael E. Minden is the ideal place to get the gift of your valentine’s dreams.
B Sweet Candy Boutique
420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 240
Las Vegas, NV 89145
B Sweet Candy Boutique is located inside the popular Market LV at Tivoli Village. B Sweet is the friendliest candy store in Las Vegas where sampling is encouraged and cotton candy is spun throughout the day. Candy of all types lines the shelves in great glass jars alongside specialty and nostalgic packaged candy. B Sweet can help you assemble a gift basket for your beloved, filled with cotton candy complete with edible glitter, something gummy and the piece de résistance, a chocolate high heel.
A French Bouquet
3990 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Valentine’s Day is synonymous with flowers. If you want to surprise your valentine with a lovely arrangement, A French Bouquet is the go-to flower shop. This local florist has been delivering flowers in Las Vegas for years, making quality flowers affordable and accessible for all. Delivery is available anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley and around the country. Visit the French bouquet website to view and price arrangements and take advantage of deals like Designer’s Choice. Be sure to place your order early for optimal Valentine’s Day delivery.
Sweet Ruby Jane Confections
9550 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Sweet Ruby Jane Confections is operated by Susan and Patty, two sisters that set out to replicate goodies from their Grandma Ruby’s kitchen. The menu of treats is vast and includes homemade candy toffees, caramels and fudge as well as baked treats like cookies, cake pops and brownies. The folks at Sweet Ruby Jane can help you curate a special gift for your valentine or you can pick from the pre-assembled gifts. Delivery is also available to the greater Las Vegas Valley and Henderson.
The Cookie Bar
3455 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
If you’ve ever thought about how great it would be to combine a bakery good with your favorite cocktail, your dream has come true. The newest bakery hot spot in Las Vegas has concocted a collection of cookies infused with alcohol along with teetotaler counterparts. Your valentine will love Cupid’s Kiss, a Chambord-infused raspberry sugar cookie cup with raspberry white chocolate frosting and white chocolate chips. For a whimsical rice treat, try the Twisted Krispie, a heart-shaped wedding cake Vodka-infused Krispie treat made with browned butter, sea salt and drizzled with white chocolate. Cookies are available in pairs or by the dozen.
Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.