If you’re with the kind of person that puts a lot of effort into Valentine’s Day, it can be hard to match their enthusiasm and creativity. Luckily, there are plenty of local retailers that can help you come up with a personalized gift for the special someone. You didn’t come up with these ideas on your own, but they don’t have to know that. Plus, you can get them all in time for Valentine’s Day.
Lotions and Potions
This little treasure shop located on Mill Avenue is filled with trinkets your mom would love, but the best part of the shop is the custom counter. Here, you can choose between hundreds of scents to create your own custom sprays, soaps, hair care, lotions, oils and more. If you know your lady likes vanilla, Lotions and Potions has several different types of vanilla fragrances to choose from. Choose one you can tolerate and you’ll both be happy!
420 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 105, Tempe, 480.968.4652, lotionsandpotions.com
If you know what you want to get your boyfriend or girlfriend but want to make it a little more personal, heads to Things Remembered. Located at Arizona Mills Mall, they offer wood, glass and fabric engraving, which might sound like a traditional, out-of-date practice, but they also personalize electronics and more. They also offer etching services for most surfaces. Plus you can buy your own gifts right in store, including jewelry, watches, barware and more.
5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, 480.456.1930, thingsremembered.com
Brand X Custom T-Shirts
Brand X does a little bit of everything, from custom T-shirts to personalized panties. Have an inside joke you want to memorialize forever (or at least until the shirt wears down)? Brand X will print your own artwork or help you create your own so you can share it with your significant other and whoever else catches a glimpse at their super cool new threads.
414 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 120, Tempe, 480.200.2833, brandxtshirts.com
The Perfume Shoppe
As you can tell, this perfumery is pretty fancy since they spell shop with an E. The Perfume Shoppe might be pricy, but they carry 1,100 oil-based fragrances for both men and women, so you can design the perfect perfume or cologne for your special person with the assistance of one of their expert perfume makers. Not sure what scent your lady or dude likes? Get them a gift certificate to experience the scent-sational process themselves.
7144 E. Stetson Drive, Suite C105, Scottsdale, 480.991.3446, theperfumeshoppe.com