• VALENTINE'S DAY 2018 dining & gift guide

    Need a gift? Need a spot for a great date? Check here for options.

    Christopher Duquet Custom Fine Jewelry

    Custom-made Jewelry for someone especially special

    We have over 2,000 pieces of fine jewelry in our collection featuring beautifully designed rings, earrings, pendants, and necklaces with gemstones Amethysts to Zircons. Celebrate a special occasion or reward yourself for an outstanding accomplishment with something of rare beauty and lasting value.


    1244 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL


    Union Pizzeria

    Upscale dining underneath romantic lantern-lit decor

    We are running two Valentine's specials in addition to our regular menu. Limited reservations available by calling during business hours.


    1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL

    Call 847-475-2400 for reservations.

    Sketchbook Brewing + Firehouse Grill

    Five course Valentine's Day Dinner with beer pairings

    5 Beers 5 Courses $50 per person. Come enjoy five styles of Beer paired with five delicious courses that complement each beers' unique and delightful flavors. Meet the Brewer and Chef as they walk you through each course and talk about their passion for beer and food!
    Couples, Friends, and Singles are encouraged to enjoy great beer and food in this (un)traditional Valentine's Day dinner.

    750 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL

    Details & Tickets

    Evanston Float Center

    Float Spa and Massage Services

    Floating is a great way to soothe the mind and heal the body from the stresses of daily life. You can experience total relaxation and deep healing in your private, peaceful space. It is the ultimate escape, without Really going anywhere! We offer float sessions, massage and packages. Get a gift certificate, and they can choose relaxation that fits them best!


    800 Dempster St, Evanston, IL


    Belgian Chocolatier Piron

    Artisan chocolates made right here in Evanston

    Our beautiful Chocolate Heart Box, filled with chocolates is a timeless favorite. Rather than a dozen roses, we offer a bag filled with a dozen hearts bowed with ribbon, as well as large, single hearts, for the perfect way to say "I Love You." Of course, if you seek the traditional Velvet or Satin Heart Boxes, we have 2 different sizes, filled with an assortment of our Signature Chocolates.


    509A Main St, Evanston, IL


    Evanston SPACE

    See pop vocal super group The Flat Five on Valentine's Day

    These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies would come together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together. For the mother-effing fun of it.


    1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL

    Details & Tickets.

    Cottage Jewelry

    Tasteful jewelry for any occasion

    Cottage Jewelry has been serving its customers faithfully for over 40 years. We offer wedding rings of all types, including vintage wedding rings, gold wedding rings and platinum.


    530 Dempster St, Evanston, IL


    Blind Faith Cafe

    Delicious Vegetarian Food

    Valentine's Day 3-Course Celebration Menu and Wine Pairing, Wednesday February 14th. Reservations Recommended.


    525 Dempster St, Evanston IL

    Details & Reservations Information

    Four Finches Flowers & Gifts

    More than just flowers

    Flowers: Abundant choices including fragrant garden roses, hydrangea, ranunculus, tulips, hyacinth, jasmine, and blooming plants.

    ... and Chocolate: Orders placed by Saturday, February 10 include complimentary chocolates - your choice: pansies or violets!

    ... and Pretty Packages: Lovely gifts exquisitely wrapped. Luxurious soaps and scents, stylish Valentine's Day cards, cozy PJs, and more.


    1320 Sherman Ave, Studio 105, Evanston, IL


    SPEED DATING at Eye Boutique Kloset!

    Don't just find a gift - find a Valentine!

    Welcome to our speed dating event! What better day to find true love other then Valentine's Day! This event are for ages 30 and up! We encourage you to come open minded and ready to mingle!


    817 Main St, Evanston, IL


    stumble & relish

    The perfect gift. Always.

    Find little things to stumble on and savor…lovely artists, handmade goods, unique finds, vintage accents, home decor, stationery, beautiful design… The owners want to share them with you. Sweet things to relish in pure happiness, gifts to give & something to make you smile.


    1310-A Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL


    Virag Jewelers, Ltd.

    Serving Evanston's Valentine's Day needs for over 70 years

    A wide selection of jewelry to fit all budgets for everyday wear and special occasions, and also featuring local designers from Evanston and the surrounding area


    703 Main Street, Evanston, IL



    A truly special experience

    Enjoy an incredible special five course Valentine's Day menu at this unbelievable fine dining establishment.


    505 Main St, Evanston, IL

    Details & Reservations Information

    Ten Thousand Villages

    Gorgeous Fair Trade jewelry at Valentine's prices

    February 5-14, buy one piece of jewelry, get one piece 50% off. PLUS 25% off selected Valentine's Day gifts.


    719 Main St, Evanston, IL


    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    Looking for a beautiful, non-traditional, living gift?

    We have many treasures for your valentine, galenytnes,or anyone you love including yourself! We have a great section terrariums,jewelry, candles,orchids, indoor plants, pots,handmade ceramics, gift cards, custom terrariums available with advance several days notice. Take a terrarium class together or take a class and make your gift..


    704 Main St, Evanston, IL


    Marie Parie Boutique

    French gifts and fashion with a rock n' roll twist

    Beautiful handmade creations and French couture. I enjoy buying items of interest and whimsy, supporting artists, exploring my own creativity and building relationships with my customers.


    508 Main St, Evanston, IL


    Body in Balance Holistic Massage Therapy Spa

    Couples Massage available

    Experience the benefits of massage therapy enhanced with essential oils to promote wellness. Get pampered with a friend or loved one! Indulge in an experience that will create memories you'll both treasure. Swedish or a deep tissue with aromatherapy, followed by a warm cup of tee and chocolate.


    820 Dempster St, Evanston, IL

    Details & Gift Certificates

    In Fine Fettle Holistic Health Center & Wellness Boutique

    Massage and other wellness treatments

    Gift certificates for multiple therapeutic services available, plus a Wellness Boutique offering carefully sourced wellness products that are not readily available elsewhere. These include immunity enhancing mushroom products, topical pain relief applications, herbal based skin care products, high quality essential oils, and more.


    900 Chicago Ave (Main Street entrance, next to Subway), Evanston, IL

    Services Available

    Hewn Bakery

    Once a year treats for your once in a lifetime mate

    We start celebrating Valentines Day a bit early at Hewn. Beginning Tuesday, February 6th through the 14th, we will have several special items including Red Velvet Cheesecake brownies, valentines cookies, and molten cakes. On the actual day, we will have chocolate eclairs available along with our regular selection of pastries and sweets. Stop by to pick something up for that special someone in your life . . . or just treat yourself to something sweet!


    810 Dempster St, Evanston, IL


    Zen Shiatsu Massage

    Therapeutic Massage, Proven Relaxation techniques

    Zen Shiatsu works with all ages and conditions, and our professional clinic includes a specialty in chronic conditions such as autoimmune conditions & allergies, recurrent infections, and emotionally overwhelming states like panic and anxiety.


    825A Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL


    Secret Treasures Antiques & Collectibles

    Affordable vintage gifts

    Love is always in the air at Secret Treasures Antiques! Vintage Valentines Day gifts and decorations are now available!


    605 Dempster St, Evanston, IL


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