Love is on the Square

With the month of January in the rear-view, you know Valentine’s Day will be here before you can say “Oops–so tomorrow is the 14th!?” No need to scramble! We’ve made a list of great gifting ideas that will have you and your Valentine feeling the love this holiday.

First, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without chocolate, and when we think ‘chocolate,’ we think of two tempting spots on Palmer Square: Thomas Sweet, and Lindt. Stepping inside Thomas Sweet is like a literal visit to Candy Land; they’ve got display cases piled high with their own homemade chocolates, in varieties for any sweet tooth. Visit Lindt for their signature truffles, chocolate bars, and more for a sweet way to show your love.

At Princeton Floral Design, the talented florists can create and deliver breathtaking arrangements for any aesthetic, from timeless classics (think: roses!) to trendy and contemporary styles. Of course you’re thinking of sending flowers to your special someone, but we bet mom and your galentine’s would be moved to receive an armful of flowers on 2/14 too!

Lace Silhouettes Lingerie is our go-to for gifts for her, whether you’re thinking “cozy” or “sexy.” Their experienced team can help guide you towards the perfect gift (ladies: they offer free fittings and can keep your info on file to make anyone’s shopping that much easier!)


You may know Bluemercury is more than just makeup with their selection of high end, luxe skincare items, fragrances, and more, but did you know they’ve also got spa services? When in doubt, go for a gift card and let your Valentine return to the store to splurge.

Make time for a dinner date: Yankee Doodle Tap Room makes an inviting stop for a wintery night out, with its roaring fire or its private enclosed ‘igloo’ style outdoor dining setup (out for a limited time only). For some time-tested Italian inspired dishes, head to Teresa Caffe for elevated pizzas, pastas, and other satisfying classics, or visit their sister restaurant, Mediterra, for an upscale meal featuring menu dishes inspired by the Mediterranean, plus a wine list that is sure to delight any wine lover.

Take it one step further and turn your V-Day into a getaway with an overnight stay at the Nassau Inn! Downtown Princeton is the perfect setting for an easy and romantic excursion. Treat your Valentine to a “Suite” treat and upgrade your standard room for only $299/night during your stay from 2/11-2/14. Enjoy the very best of your romantic stay in the HEART of downtown Princeton!

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