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21 Shops to Pick Up Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts in NYC

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So, you forgot that Valentine's Day is this Friday because you've been too busy live-streaming fashion shows from the warmth of your bed (it happens). But that's not an excuse for skimping out on gifts for your boyfriend/best friend/mom/depressed coworker. And no, a super-cute card from Papyrus with a Starbucks gift card doesn't cut it.

If we just explained your exact predicament, then check out our map of 21 shops to pick up last-minute Valentine's Day gifts for anyone who could use some heart-shaped love from you. You could go as small as a mini box of chocolates for $6.50 or as big as high-end lingerie—which, in fact, is not that big, size-wise. Check out the stores after the jump and promise yourself that you'll finish shopping before tomorrow's snowstorm hits.


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1. Baconery

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911 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10025
(917) 675-3385
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What's better than roses? Roses that you can eat—specifically, because they're made of bacon. Or get some slabs dipped in chocolate with pink and red sprinkles. Either way, you can't really lose at love when bacon's involved. [Photo]

2. The Pleasure Chest

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1150 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 355-6909
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Every relationship could use a little playfulness now and then. You can decide what that is—pick out a little feather-duster or a massage oil for first-timers, or go a little heavy-duty with their toys and fetish costumes. [Photo]

3. Rizzoli Bookstore

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31 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 759-2424
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Remind your love of your existence with a gift they'll see everyday—an elegant coffee table book. With loads of options featuring fashion designers, architecture, and more, any choice will show your partner how elegant you think he or she is. [Photo]

4. Scent Elate

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313 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 258-3043
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Unleash your Valentine's inner fragrance junkie with a high-end candle or massage oil from this Midtown West shop that looks like it's straight out of a Turkish marketplace. [Photo]

5. Park Avenue Liquor Shop

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292 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 685-2442
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In case you and your Valentine need a little (social) lubricant to get the night going, stop by this storied shop—which is not actually on Park Avenue, by the way—and pick up a bottle of champagne, or some pink vodka, or whatever else will get your engines revving. [Photo]

6. Jung Lee

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25 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 257-5655
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The upscale home goods store will be carrying the perfect romantic touch to add to anyone's apartment. Be sure to check out their Valentine's Day gift pairing specials to really get your money's worth. [Photo]

7. STORY

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144 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 242-2694
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After a successful "Holiday" run, the Chelsea boutique is now telling its "Love" story in partnership with 40 Days of Dating. Expect to find lingerie, candles, temp tattoos, and more. [Photo courtesy of Story]

8. Belle Fleur

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134 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 254-8703
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While it may be a little too last-minute to order their Valentine's Day bouquets, you'll still be able to pick up a lovely pink-hued orchid that'll last longer than any bunch of roses. [Photo]

9. Lush

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7 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 255-5133
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Looking to buy a last minute gift for that friend who's stressed about Single's Awareness Day? Go straight for their bath bombs (any color but pink and red, please) and let her tension fizzle away this Friday night. [Photo]

10. Chocolate Bar

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19 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-1541
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They bill themselves as "award-winning candy for grown-ups," so save the Russell Stover boxes for the kiddies. Their Valentine's Day specials include a 30-piece box of mixed chocolates and brownies. [Photo]

11. Strand Book Store

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828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-1452
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Tell someone you love them with words—lots of them. With 18 miles worth of books in their snaking Broadway store, you can pick up a book of love poems, a tome from your BFF's favorite author, or that cookbook your mom would just love. [Photo]

12. La Petite Coquette

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51 University Pl
New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-2478
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With a name that translates to "The Little Flirt," it's impossible to leave this Greenwich Village boutique off our list. Any lacy under-thing you pick up here will most certainly not look like you thought of it last-minute. [Photo]

13. VeraMeat

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315 E 9th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Your lady ain't so dainty? Skip anything with hearts and Cupid's arrows and check out the necklace with the baby switchblade, or the open bangle with skeleton hands. It says "I love you" in a whole new way. [Photo]

14. Jacques Torres Chocolate

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350 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-2462
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Mr. Chocolate to the rescue. Even if you're too late to pick up a Valentine's Day heart-shaped box of truffles, just snag some red ribbon and tie a bow around a regular box—it'll all taste the same going down anyway. [Photo]

15. Agent Provocateur

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133 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-0229
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This store is not for the girl who thinks black bra/black panty combo is risqué. It's also not for those who don't buy clothing that's potentially more than their rent—making this the last-minute store for the wolves of Wall Street. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

16. Ladurée

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398 W Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(855) 523-8733
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This new outpost of the French dessert chain is already massively popular, so you might not be able to get a Valentine's Day-themed gift in time. But really, anything macaron-related will do for most people.

17. Red Flower

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13 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-5301
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Scent is a powerful sense in relationships, so amp up the fragrance with incense, essential oils, or candles made from the finest ingredients. It'll definitely set the mood for after-hour festivities. [Photo: Rebecca Dale]

18. Brooklyn Fox Lingerie

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132 N 5th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 599-1555
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Skip the brand's sister clothing store of the same name and come to the original store where lace reigns supreme. With brands that cover a wide price range, anyone can come in and snatch up a polished piece at the very last minute. [Photo]

19. Erica Weiner

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360 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855-2555
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Sure, the selection of vintage engagement rings and wedding bands is flawless, but don't feel pressured to head to that section if your relationship's not there yet. Stick to the designer's eponymous collection, which retails for under $200. [Photo]

20. Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

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232 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 522-9848
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Keep this gift shop on your list for everyone who deserves a Valentine, young or old, friend or more. Right now, they've got a whole Valentine's display out with boxed cards, Cupid's arrows, and everything red and pink you could think of. [Photo: Driely S.]

21. Butter Lane Cupcakes

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240 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 369-0466
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If you're just too good for a box of chocolates, then say your love with a box of cupcakes. You can check out their Valentine's Day Dozen, which has all chocolate cupcakes with pink and red frostings, or mix and match cupcakes and frosting to your partner's liking. [Photo]

1. Baconery

911 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025
What's better than roses? Roses that you can eat—specifically, because they're made of bacon. Or get some slabs dipped in chocolate with pink and red sprinkles. Either way, you can't really lose at love when bacon's involved. [Photo]
911 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10025

2. The Pleasure Chest

1150 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Every relationship could use a little playfulness now and then. You can decide what that is—pick out a little feather-duster or a massage oil for first-timers, or go a little heavy-duty with their toys and fetish costumes. [Photo]
1150 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10065

3. Rizzoli Bookstore

31 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Remind your love of your existence with a gift they'll see everyday—an elegant coffee table book. With loads of options featuring fashion designers, architecture, and more, any choice will show your partner how elegant you think he or she is. [Photo]
31 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

4. Scent Elate

313 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
Unleash your Valentine's inner fragrance junkie with a high-end candle or massage oil from this Midtown West shop that looks like it's straight out of a Turkish marketplace. [Photo]
313 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036

5. Park Avenue Liquor Shop

292 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017
In case you and your Valentine need a little (social) lubricant to get the night going, stop by this storied shop—which is not actually on Park Avenue, by the way—and pick up a bottle of champagne, or some pink vodka, or whatever else will get your engines revving. [Photo]
292 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017

6. Jung Lee

25 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
The upscale home goods store will be carrying the perfect romantic touch to add to anyone's apartment. Be sure to check out their Valentine's Day gift pairing specials to really get your money's worth. [Photo]
25 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

7. STORY

144 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
After a successful "Holiday" run, the Chelsea boutique is now telling its "Love" story in partnership with 40 Days of Dating. Expect to find lingerie, candles, temp tattoos, and more. [Photo courtesy of Story]
144 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

8. Belle Fleur

134 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
While it may be a little too last-minute to order their Valentine's Day bouquets, you'll still be able to pick up a lovely pink-hued orchid that'll last longer than any bunch of roses. [Photo]
134 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

9. Lush

7 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
Looking to buy a last minute gift for that friend who's stressed about Single's Awareness Day? Go straight for their bath bombs (any color but pink and red, please) and let her tension fizzle away this Friday night. [Photo]
7 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003

10. Chocolate Bar

19 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10014
They bill themselves as "award-winning candy for grown-ups," so save the Russell Stover boxes for the kiddies. Their Valentine's Day specials include a 30-piece box of mixed chocolates and brownies. [Photo]
19 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10014

11. Strand Book Store

828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Tell someone you love them with words—lots of them. With 18 miles worth of books in their snaking Broadway store, you can pick up a book of love poems, a tome from your BFF's favorite author, or that cookbook your mom would just love. [Photo]
828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

12. La Petite Coquette

51 University Pl, New York, NY 10003
With a name that translates to "The Little Flirt," it's impossible to leave this Greenwich Village boutique off our list. Any lacy under-thing you pick up here will most certainly not look like you thought of it last-minute. [Photo]
51 University Pl
New York, NY 10003

13. VeraMeat

315 E 9th St., New York, NY 10003
Your lady ain't so dainty? Skip anything with hearts and Cupid's arrows and check out the necklace with the baby switchblade, or the open bangle with skeleton hands. It says "I love you" in a whole new way. [Photo]
315 E 9th St.
New York, NY 10003

14. Jacques Torres Chocolate

350 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
Mr. Chocolate to the rescue. Even if you're too late to pick up a Valentine's Day heart-shaped box of truffles, just snag some red ribbon and tie a bow around a regular box—it'll all taste the same going down anyway. [Photo]
350 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

15. Agent Provocateur

133 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012
This store is not for the girl who thinks black bra/black panty combo is risqué. It's also not for those who don't buy clothing that's potentially more than their rent—making this the last-minute store for the wolves of Wall Street. [Photo: Brian Harkin]
133 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

16. Ladurée

398 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
This new outpost of the French dessert chain is already massively popular, so you might not be able to get a Valentine's Day-themed gift in time. But really, anything macaron-related will do for most people.
398 W Broadway
New York, NY 10012

17. Red Flower

13 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Scent is a powerful sense in relationships, so amp up the fragrance with incense, essential oils, or candles made from the finest ingredients. It'll definitely set the mood for after-hour festivities. [Photo: Rebecca Dale]
13 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

18. Brooklyn Fox Lingerie

132 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Skip the brand's sister clothing store of the same name and come to the original store where lace reigns supreme. With brands that cover a wide price range, anyone can come in and snatch up a polished piece at the very last minute. [Photo]
132 N 5th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

19. Erica Weiner

360 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Sure, the selection of vintage engagement rings and wedding bands is flawless, but don't feel pressured to head to that section if your relationship's not there yet. Stick to the designer's eponymous collection, which retails for under $200. [Photo]
360 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

20. Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

232 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Keep this gift shop on your list for everyone who deserves a Valentine, young or old, friend or more. Right now, they've got a whole Valentine's display out with boxed cards, Cupid's arrows, and everything red and pink you could think of. [Photo: Driely S.]
232 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

21. Butter Lane Cupcakes

240 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
If you're just too good for a box of chocolates, then say your love with a box of cupcakes. You can check out their Valentine's Day Dozen, which has all chocolate cupcakes with pink and red frostings, or mix and match cupcakes and frosting to your partner's liking. [Photo]
240 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205