In a quandary about the perfect Valentine's Day gift? These La Grande Downtown merchants are here to answer your every gift-giving need. with everything from the traditional flowers, chocolates, and heartfelt mementos, to books and the more esoteric, including binoculars for birding to the amusingly quirky. Browse the list and then head out on what is certain to be a successful shopping adventure!
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Aguilera’s Amazing Aromas – 1101 Washington Avenue. Hours: Friday 12:30 – 5 PM, Saturday 11 AM – 4:00 PM, closed remainder of week. 541-368-9444. aguilerasamazingaromas.com
Lovely candles of infinite variety, wax melts and warmers, body scrubs, and foaming hand soaps—all handmade and natural.
BELLA Mercantile – 1216 Adams Avenue. Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM 7 days a week. 541-663-9463. bigmerlot.com
“The best little kitchen, wine, chocolate, and good food store anywhere!” Also, great cards, socks, small treasures, and assorted perfect Valentine’s Day gifts.
The Bobolink – 1707 5th Street. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday 11 AM -6 PM, Saturday 12 – 4 PM, closed Sunday and Monday. 541-963-2888. Facebook.
The ultimate source of gifts for the birder on your list, with the added bonus of a curated selection of artisanal beers.
Cherry’s – 106 Elm Street. Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM Tuesday-Saturday, 12 PM – 8 PM Sunday, closed Monday. 541-963-7191. cherrysflorist.com
Valentine’s Day flowers for every taste and budget, as well as thoughtful gift items of infinite variety (candies and chocolates also).
Claudson’s Sew and Soak – 1401 Adams Avenue. Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM (every day but Sunday). 541-963-6402. claudsons.com
Think outside of the traditional Valentine’s Day box—everything for your seamstress, quilter, or dedicated hot tub soaker!
Community Merchants – 1210 Adams Avenue. Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday), 10 AM – 2 PM (Saturday), closed Sunday and Wednesday. 541-663-0575. Facebook.
This is a shop for local crafters, growers, and producers to sell their products, so from meat to gelato and pottery to soaps, you are certain for find the perfect gift.
Desires – 1105 Washington Avenue. Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM, 7 days a week.
For your unique Valentine—choose from functional glass, weed accessories, vapor gear and adult toys and stroll gently down the wild side!
Faerie Beads and Treasures – 1102 Adams Avenue. Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM Thursday and Friday, 11 AM – 4 PM Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM Sunday, closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 541-786-4137. Facebook.
Delightful and ethereal jewels, cards, and books. Also, never-ending beads and baubles to make your own signature piece.
Fitzgerald Flowers – 1414 Adams Avenue. Hours: 9 AM – 5:30 PM Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 2 PM Saturday, closed Sunday. 541-963-2126. fitzgeraldflowers.com
Superb Valentine’s Day flowers tastefully arranged, along with unique keepsake gifts, candies and chocolates.
Hines Meat -- 2315 Jefferson Avenue. Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM (Monday – Friday),
10 AM – 5 PM (Saturday), closed Sunday. 541-975-2333. Facebook.
The perfect gift for the carnivore in your life—local meats and deli selections and the brat of the week!
JaxDog Café and Books – 1305 Adams Avenue. Hours: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Tuesday through Saturday), closed Sunday and Monday. 541-624-5888. jaxdogcafeandbooks.shopsettings.com
Books for every interest, beautiful cards, other lovely items in a serene setting and, as an added bonus, great food!
Lucy’s Boutiques at the Marketplace Underground – 1101 Washington Avenue. Hours: 12 PM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday, closed Sunday. 858-705-7403. Facebook.
Just about everything tre chic for your special Valentine, from jewelry to clothes and boots, along with perfumes and home décor.
The Mountain Works – 1301 Adams Avenue. Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. 541-963-3220. mountainworksbicycles.com
Everything for your outdoor-loving Valentine—“Bikes, skis, climbing gear, advice, beer and snacks, and good people”!
The Potter’s House – 1601 6th Street. Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM (Monday – Saturday), closed Sunday. 541-910-0550. thepottershousegallery.com.
Extraordinary decorating, lifestyle, art, and hospitality gifts featuring one-of-a-kind Raku and Stoneware pottery for the ultimate Valentines’ Day gift.
Rebel Woolworks – 1113 Adams Avenue. Hours: 11 AM – 5 PM (Tuesday and Wednesday), 11 AM – 6 PM (Friday), 10 AM – 2 PM (Saturday), closed Sunday and Monday. 541-624-5576. rebelwoolworks.com
Sublime hand-dyed yarn and fiber and a myriad of gifts, including crafted snacks, tea and beverages, chocolates and sweets, and cards and stationary.
Red Cross – 1123 Adams Avenue. Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM (Monday-Friday) 9 AM – 2 PM (Saturday), closed Sunday. 541-963-5751. redcrossdrugstore.com.
The locally famous chocolates are still available for a perfect tasty gift!
Rosewood Cottage – 1414 Adams Avenue, Suite E. Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM (Monday through Saturday), closed Sunday. 541-963-4310. Facebook (https://my-site-103023-109692.square.site).
“Something for everyone!” Candles, handbags, Fiestaware, Clay in Motion, and much more, including chocolates and cards.
Royal Clothiers – 1431 Adams Avenue. Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM (Wednesday through Saturday, closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday). 541-663-0724. Facebook.
The place in La Grande for Valentine’s Day attire, some little tchotchkes, and great window décor.