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We Only Have (Heart) Eyes For You


February is the month of love, and we’re loving that Valentine’s Day falls on a long weekend this year!  Whoever the Valentine in your life is… your partner, your littles, or maybe it’s yourself — we totally approve of this btw! — Westshore Town Centre is your one-stop-shop for gifts from the heart.  And we get it, you’re short on time, so we’ve put together a shopping list for you!

Chocolate:  Obvs.  This may not be the most original gift, but giving chocolate at Valentine’s Day is popular for a reason… people like it!  Purdys Chocolatier has been doing it right for over 100 years and their wide selection of milk, dark, white, and sugar-free chocolate means there’s something for everyone.  Added bonuses when shopping at Purdys are that it’s a Vancouver-based company (#shoplocal) and the chocolate is sustainable.

Bubbles:  Bear with us a moment as we stick to the “treat” category for a moment.  Sparkling wine is most often consumed during times of celebration, and what’s better to celebrate than the love you share?  Signature BC Liquor has an incredible selection of sparkling wines at varying price points, so you don’t have to drop $100+ on a bottle of Bollinger… although we do suggest trying it just once, that stuff is amazing.

Bubbles:  Here we refer to a different kind of bubbles… the scented soapy kind.  Head to the Metchosin Soap Works pop-up store and pick up a collection of locally hand made bar soaps, bath bombs and bath salts for your sweetie.  This is a store where it makes total sense to pick up a few things for yourself while you’re there.  It’s soap!  It’s essential!  Got a beer drinker in your life?  Check out the Lucky beer collection!

Pampering:  The past year has been a lot.  Treat your Valentine to some much deserved pampering by booking them an appointment at either Chatters Salon or Shears Hair Design for some hair love.  Level up your gift by adding on a mani-pedi and Elegance Nails!  These gifts are not just for the ladies… even the man in your life could benefit from a good pedicure.

Quality Time:  Truly all your Valentine really wants to to spend some time with you one-on-one.  We suggest making the time to have dinner (or lunch) together, just the two of you, at one of our food retailers, like Romeos, Sizzling Tandoor or Original Joe’s.


Hopefully these ideas have inspired your to spoil your sweetie with all the things they’ll love this Valentine’s Day.  Pick up a cute card from Dollarama or Shopper’s Drug Mart and you’re all set.