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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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Baconery

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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]

The Pleasure Chest

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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]

Rizzoli Bookstore

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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]

Scent Elate

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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]

Park Avenue Liquor Shop

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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]

Jung Lee

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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]
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]

Belle Fleur

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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]
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]

Chocolate Bar

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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]

Strand Book Store

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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]

La Petite Coquette

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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]

VeraMeat

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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]

Jacques Torres Chocolate

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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]

Agent Provocateur

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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]

Ladurée

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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.

Red Flower

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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]

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie

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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]

Erica Weiner

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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]

Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

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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.]

Butter Lane Cupcakes

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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]

Baconery

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]

The Pleasure Chest

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]

Rizzoli Bookstore

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]

Scent Elate

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]

Park Avenue Liquor Shop

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]

Jung Lee

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]

STORY

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]

Belle Fleur

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]

Lush

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]

Chocolate Bar

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]

Strand Book Store

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]

La Petite Coquette

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]

VeraMeat

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]

Jacques Torres Chocolate

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]

Agent Provocateur

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]

Ladurée

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.

Red Flower

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]

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie

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]

Erica Weiner

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]

Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

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.]

Butter Lane Cupcakes

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]