We should remember to place our relationship with that special person as foremost every day of our lives. Sometimes we fall short in our commitment as life’s challenges pull us away from our priorities. Fortunately, we set aside a special time of the year to restore our romance and show our affection to one another. That is why it is most important to remember our loved one with a thoughtful gift. Here are five notions and the best place to go in Minnesota for that special Valentine’s Day gift. See five more hints in a previous article, “Best Places To Get Valentine’s Day Gifts In Minnesota.”

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Chocolates, Coffees and Teas
Legacy Chocolates Store
141 E 4th St
Pioneer Bldg, Suite 223
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 340-5252
www.legacychocolates.com

Express your love with the most delicious chocolates while showing your thoughtfulness with chocolates made from only the most healthful ingredients. Try these handcrafted, fresh, nutritious, genuine chocolate treats available at affordable prices. An even more thoughtful paramour would ask his loved one to accompany him to the Legacy Café for freshly brewed coffee and mochas, tea, smoothies, milkshakes, Italian sodas, French sodas or Legacy’s popular Sipping Chocolate. Then browse among the truffles, barks and attractive specialty assortment boxes. Think out of the box with a tub of Potion #9, a chocolate sauce that enhances even the most premium of ice creams.

Gourmet Cooking
Olive You
526 Selby Avenue
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 340-4617
www.oliveyoustore.com

Reinforce your special relationship with the woman who loves to entertain with a specialty gift from Olive You. This intimate little shop features items to enhance the customer’s culinary experiences with gourmet olive oils, vinegars and spices. Check out the flavorful assortment of loose-leaf teas while you are there.

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FlipStir Puzzles By Enlivenze
ABC & Toy Zone
860 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 474-4366
www.shop.abctoyzone.com

For someone whose special lady enjoys puzzles and games, try a FlipStir puzzle by Enlivenze. These award-winning puzzles are mostly made in St Paul, Minnesota. They can be purchased online or at any of Minnesota’s ABC & Toy Zone stores also located in Burnsville, Richfield and Rochester.

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Diamonds and Jewelry
Gould’s Diamonds & Jewelry
700 East Main St.
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 421-3205
www.gouldsjewelry.com

It may be wise to purchase your high-value Valentine’s Day gift from Minnesota’s oldest family of jewelers. Fourth generation jeweler, Frank Gould, has maintained a reputation among many satisfied clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Shop his broad selection of diamond rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and charms.

Salon and Spa
Simonson’s Salon & Spa
3490 Northdale Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 427-0761
www.simonsons.com

Pamper your sweetheart at Simonson’s Salon & Spa, also located in Maple Grove and Plymouth. Buy a gift card in any denomination and it will never expire. The special one in your life can use it to purchase superb salon and spa services or products. Try Simonson’s for glamorous hair, face, body and nail services and products.

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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.