Last minute Valentines' gift ideas

By Josh Simon

February 13, 2013 Updated Feb 13, 2013 at 11:52 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Valentines Day is Thursday. Hopefully you already knew that and have something picked out for your special someone. If not, here are a few ideas.

When you think Valentines Day images of flowers and candy come to mind.

"Cupid and chocolate have always been synonymous." said Fannie May Manager Sandy Williams. "They will always be synonymous. Chocolate makes everybody feel good and there's no such thing as a bad chocolate."

You can't go wrong with jewelry either.

"Most people want to have something to keep," said Bremer Jewelry owner Ronda Daily. "Candy is great, flowers are great, but a piece of jewelry, no matter how big or small, is something that will always keep. It's a memorable gift, it's meaningful. You can say 'I love you 'with something that they will always keep."

According to a survey by the website Fandango 79 percent of women said they would be just as happy with their sweetheart taking them out to dinner and a movie. Eighty-one percent said they want to pick the movie.

"We have a romantic movie coming out tomorrow it's called Safe Haven. Then we have another movie coming out called Beautiful Creatures," said Carmike Cinema Manager Hailey Clark. "They're both good movies for couples on a date night and then of course we have the 5th Die Hard movie coming out. A Good Day to Die Hard for those action adventurers."

If candy, jewelry or a movie aren't your thing, you can always take your valentine to the ballpark, but not for a game.

"We open up the suites, and it's a private dinner for two inside your own suite here at the Stadium," said Peoria Chiefs Director of Food and Beverage Keith Thompson.

They are not serving traditional ballpark food either.

"We have a southwestern crab stuffed mushroom, a spinach and artichoke dip, as well as a grilled shrimp skewer. Then we are also doing a Lemon Pepper Salmon, a filet and a pistachio crusted eggplant as a few of our entree options," said Thompson.

On a final note: Remember no matter what you do on Thursday night or the gift you give, the most important part is that you are with the one you love.

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