Shop ‘Til You Drop: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is here again! Nothing quite beats the feeling of happiness that comes with showering your beloved with gifts and affection. If you’ve fallen behind on your shopping, have no fear. There are plenty of ways to catch up on gifts before the big day. Check out some of these great Valentine’s deals.

Golden Eagle Artist Supply is hosting a Pop-Up Super Sale this week, through Valentine’s Day. The sale features local favorite vendors Girltauk, Hamptons Handpoured, Fin Montauk, James Katsipis Photography and ArtByA. Now is your chance to snag some original art and prints (perfect for the art lover in your life) as well as one-of-a-kind and hand selected clothing items. And, with Valentine’s Day this weekend, what better time to buy some locally made, locally inspired candles by Hamptons Handpoured? With fragrances such “Long Wharf,” with cedarwood, vanilla and honey; and “The End,” a blend of sandalwood, bergamot, and spice, you’ll set a cozy tone for the holiday weekend. Find them all at 79 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, this week only. For more information, visit

The ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack is holding a Presidents’ Day sale this Friday through Monday, February 12 through 15, featuring all furniture at 20% off. The shop has a beautiful selection of furniture, art, jewelry, clothing, and more, all in excellent condition. Here’s the perfect place to find a unique valentines gift, or that special something to spruce up your home this winter. What’s more, it’s for a good cause: all sales from the shop benefit the furry friends over at the ARF Adoption Center. So come down, find a treasure, and help an animal in need. For more information call 631-537-3682. Located at 17 Montauk Highway.

Don’t forget about the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild Valentine’s Day Extravaganza this Saturday. It’s your one-stop shop for any last minute gifts, but don’t worry, these gifts won’t seem last-minute at all. With a fine selection of antiques, art and jewelry, you’re sure to find something to suit your valentine’s taste, with just one day to spare. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Cutchogue.

Maybe you’ve got everything set—the gift, the dinner, but, what about the wine? Lucky for us, Duck Walk Vineyards is having a sale on some of their most romantic wines, from the 2014 Rosé to the 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Pick up a bottle of 2014 Aphrodite for just $14.95 a bottle. Find them at 44535 Main Road in Southold and 231 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For more info, visit

How does “turning your closet into cash” sound? This is just what Lori’s Listings can do for you. Sell new and used designer clothing, shoes, accessories and electronics with free pickup and drop-off. 516-996-8118.

Now, if you’ve got young kids, you know what a lifesaver phones and tablets can be. While letting your kids explore their favorite apps or shows, you need to make sure your device is well
protected. Most kid cases on the market today look like they’ve fallen into a bucket of Play Doh—and maybe they have—but, just because you have kids doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice the style of your devices. Sag Harbor resident and entrepreneur Matthew Mogol has a solution. Now live on Kickstarter, his Kid Lid phone and tablet cases are durable, sleek and kid-proof. These cases have a unique feature, which Mogol calls “kid mode.” The bottom portion of the case flips around to cover the home button of your devices. This means that when you leave your little one to watch their favorite cartoon, you won’t look back to find them transferring funds through your banking app. Peace of mind for you, and stylish protection for your devices. Check it out at and

And while we’re thinking about the kids, don’t forget about summer camps! Check out our spread on page 26 for information on shopping around for your kids’ summer activities.

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