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Feeling Stupid? Here’s Some Help From Cupid

Feeling Stupid? Here’s Some Help From Cupid

It’s Valentine’s Day TODAY! What should you do if you haven’t bought anything for your sweetheart or other loved ones in your life yet? Crawl into a hole? No! Here’s some ideas for last-minute gifts that seem like you have been planning them for weeks.

Living Social has cut price tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai.” Tickets are usually $65 and you can get them for $45. Recognized the world over for high-quality artistic entertainment, Cirque du Soleil has brought its unique combination of dance, acrobatics, art, and music to more than 100 million spectators. Join the ranks of mesmerized showgoers when the show hits Maverik Center in West Valley City. Surprise your Valentine when you use this deal to get tickets to your choice of show on April 22, 23, 25, or 26. For more information go to

Another great gift is a membership to a company that will send the recipient a package every month. For fellas, Dollar Shave Club sends you a blade a month, for $1, $6 or $9. You can also get blades delivered every other month if you shave less. You can also toss in exclusive, original products in your next box with a click or two. To order go to For girls, costs $10 per month and you receive a glam bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the ipsy stylists with the same products they are using.

How about if you want to go shopping in Salt Lake City?

Sierra-West Jewelers has a beautiful selection of jewelry from a fairly affordable $220 twin heart shaped diamond ring in 10K yellow or white gold to a $5,645 engagement ring in 18K white gold. They also have a great selection of gents’ rings. You can look at Sierra-West’s selection and find their locations at They are open until 6 p.m.

Hatch Family Chocolates sells boxes of assorted chocolates as well as Valentine specialties such as rose flavor ice cream and chocolate covered strawberries. Hatch Family Chocolates is at 376 8th Ave, Suite A or online at They are open until 11 p.m.

If you want to go the traditional flower route, you could do a lot worse that going to Costco. Where a tiny little Valentine’s bouquet at other florists can set you back around $150, Costco sells a 40 red rose bouquet for $77.99 or a 50 rose bouquet for $99.99. There are five Costco’s in the Salt Lake area, and you can find them online at They are open until 6 p.m.

The place I always go to find gifts for my husband, whether it’s last minute or not, is Recreation Outlet. You can find an amazing array of complicated gear that any man in your life will just love. Recreation Outlet is at 3160 S. State St. and they also have outlets in American Fork and Ogden. You won’t leave empty-handed. You can see their products at, they are open until 8 p.m.

If my husband asks me where he should shop for me, I would send him right to Nordstrom. He can head to the Jo Malone counter and buy anything (but especially Red Roses cologne, $60) and I would love it! Nordstrom also sells another brand I love, Urban Decay, and again, anything at all from that collection is sure to leave me delighted. Another option is just to go for a Nordstrom gift card and let me make up her my own mind. The Nordstrom stores in Salt Lake City are at City Creek, 55 S. West Temple and Fashion Place, 6191 S. State. Street, and more information is available from They are open until 9 p.m.

Finally, if you want to go the cute, funny option for ladies or gentlemen, hit up Cabin Fever in Trolley Square. They have all sorts of eclectic and idiosyncratic cards and gifts that will make your Valentine smile. The store is at 700 E. and 600 South, and their website is Even better, they are open until 9 p.m.

If you want to make something for your sweetie, how about this delicious recipe for Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies