With a week left until Valentine’s Day, consider these local options for that special someone in your life.
Valentine 16 Piece Bonbon and Truffle Collection:
Sometimes a classic gift is both a romantic and nostalgic ode to celebrating your loved one. Although a time-honored tradition, this truffle collection is more than typical. Claude’s chooses sixteen pieces of their best milk and dark chocolate bonbons, which are filled with hand-crafted ganache, nut and caramel centers. It’s a sweet and simple gift that is sure to please. $24
Pusser’s Bar and Grille:
Kick back with a low-key night at Pusser’s Bar and Grille. The Caribbean-inspired restaurant is offering a special menu for the occasion so you can celebrate with your loved one in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Choose a sharable appetizer (ahi avocado poke stack), two entrées (grouper oscar and roasted duck) and a sharable dessert (banana fosters) for a laid-back night you’ll be glad you opted for. $65 per couple.
Trasca & Co. Eatery:
Be My Valentine Kids Breakfast: Feb. 9
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, but for all your loved ones. Take your tkes to Trasca & Co. to show them some love with this fun, family friendly event. Enjoy bottomless Mimosas and hot cocoa while the kids make custom Valentine’s crafts. This event will last from 8 to 9 a.m. and again at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. $12
If you’re going to give your Valentine a kiss this holiday, make it a French one with this assorted gift box. The collection includes both hand-painted hearts and lips from the local favorite French pastry shop. Choose from blackberry lips, raspberry ganache or strawberry balsamic flavors for a fun and sweet surprise for someone special.
The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Sweetheart package special
Indulge in a three-hour pampering experience combining treatment favorites. Relish in a refreshing facial, relax with a soothing signature massage (50 minutes) and enjoy a pedicure specially priced at $285 per person plus service charge — a $42 savings. Gift Cards cannot be purchased for this special price. The Sweetheart Package price is only available in February and all services must be performed on the same day by the same person.
Lucky in Love
Take some time to relax with your partner in the lap of luxury at The Spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. When you book an appointment for the Lucky in Love couples spa experience for a Valentine’s Day, it’ll certainly to be a day you’ll always remember. For 180 minutes, you and your love can unwind together with a signature massage, facial and luxurious steam and soak. This rendezvous for two will be sure to bring you closer together by melting the rest of the world away. $612.
Valentine’s Day gift cards are also available at the spa Feb. 9 through Feb. 14.
Sample the aphrodisiacs
It is already known that the food at Restaurant Orsay will already make you feel a bit more in love after tasting it. For a fun Valentine’s Day twist on an already romantic evening, sample the menu’s aphrodisiac offerings. Start with oyster’s orsay, the “house style” oysters topped with smoked salmon roe, preserved lemon, crème fraiche and micro greens. Next, try the cocoa rubbed venison for a savory way to enjoy cacao. Lastly, make sure your Valentine’s Day includes fruit with the strawberries and cream napoleon, made with fresh Florida strawberries and a vanilla pastry cream. By having a nice glass of red wine to compliment the meal, you’ll have hit some of the most seductive of nature’s foods at one of the top restaurants in Jacksonville. >$100
Palm necklace by Lafonn
For a fun, tropical twist on a romantic gift, get your date this palm necklace by Lafonn at Village Jeweler. With Lassaire simulated diamonds, sterling silver and bonded in platinum, this necklace is a fun and unique way to step out of the heart-shaped box of Valentine’s Day jewelry. A great gift for a special beach lover, the 34 simulated diamonds on this tree will sparkle like fresh dew on an early Florida morning. $100-$300.