Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And White Rock is home to some of the best boutiques and gift stores around, making it the perfect one-stop spot to scoop up everything you need to dazzle that special someone! Here’s a list of our favourite places to go to get heartfelt gifts and treats for loved ones.

Hillcrest Bakery: They say that the fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! And if that’s the case then you’ll be in your special someone’s heart in no time with treats from Hillcrest Bakery & Deli. Bring home a Valentine’s cake or sugar cookies.  Or pick up everything you need to make a charcuterie platter for a romantic evening at home. 15231 Thrift Avenue

Chez Christophe – Chocolate is always a good idea, and the Valentine’s Day collection at Chez Christophe features a atunning, and delicious chocolate showpiece, a limited edition chocolate box in collabration with the Paragon Tea Room, assorted pastries and a special edition Valentine’s Croissant Cube with raspberry rose pastry cream. 1558 Johnston Road

Ricardo’s Kandy Korner – Put together a gift basket of your love’s favourite candy and snacks. Ricardo’s Kandy Korner is the largest candy store in Metro Vancouver and has a dazzling collection of retro candy, salty snacks, imported chocolate bars, jelly beans and hard to find cereals.

Flowers & Company: You can’t go wrong on Valentine’s Day with a spectacular bouquet of flowers, and some of our favourite spots to pick up flowers for a loved one, or yourself, are:

Flowers and Company – 1446 Johnston Road
Ashberry & Logan1231 Johnston Road
Chocoflowers14973 Marine Drive

The Mason JarThis local favourite is packed with both locally sourced and imported goods of the highest quality. From potted plants and jewellery to home decor and purses, the Mason Jar has got you covered. You will no doubt find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift while browsing this beautifully curated collection!
15254 Thrift Avenue

The Handpicked HomeJust up the street from The Mason Jar, this locally owned boutique is the perfect place to find that special something for your special someone. Filled with items meant to evoke nostalgia and warmth, shopping at The Handpicked Home is a treat. Choose from heart-felt home decor, meaningful jewellery and accessories, decadent bath products and so much more. Does your love, love White Rock? This is the spot to pick up a super cool, retro White Rock poster or mug. 1406 Johnston Road

Stillman BooksDoes your special someone love to read? Pick them up a special something at Stillman! This eclectic shop is more than your average bookstore. The owner specializes in collecting special edition and antiquarian books, making a gift from here the perfect romantic gesture. What could be more charming or meaningful than a leather-bound copy of a classic romantic novel?15158 North Bluff Road  

Happy People by Bella’s Miracle Shop: If you’re looking to make your love life a little more magical, stop in at Bella’s Miracle Shop and select a gift for your loved one that’s as different and special as the love they cultivate. Bella’s is filled with crystals and gemstones purported to be love-amplifying and heart-healing! Try rose quartz, the stone of unconditional love, or moonstones, to calm your heart. Malachite is the perfect crystal for blessing new love, garnet inspires passion and rhodonite supports self-love and acceptance. 14877 Marine Drive