Shop local this Valentine’s and spread the love

The iconic holiday of love is just around the corner, but don’t fret! Local restaurants and shops have everything you’re looking for this Valentine’s Day.

If you’re searching for a memorable gift to give the special person in your life, check out the great watch and jewelry pieces at Sierra Jewelry Co., which also has a great sale going on.

And Milwood Florist and Nursery and Treats Supply, of course, offers great custom bouquets and goodies for your furry friends, but also has a wide variety of items in its gift shop including sweet treats. Shoppers in South County can even check out the great selection Winje’s has to offer Valentine’s Day shoppers.

Also, don’t forget the builders and hunters in your life. Payless Building Supply and J&K Guns and Stuff have the perfect, out-of-the-box gift.

You can even get matching tattoos at Thompson Peak Tattoo to showcase your love forever.

Searching for a great item for that friend or loved one with a sweet tooth? Stop by Merry Morsels and Elegant Iris, Men’s Den for sweet confections.

Is your pet the apple of your eye? Grab them a new toy or treat at Pet Station.

Going on an exotic trip soon? Get bronzed and pampered before a romantic get away at Sierra Tan, or, if a stay-cation is more your vibe, Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel has a great package, stay and dinner included.

Or, are you looking for a new activity to do together? Mountain Yoga Studios is offering a Valentine’s Day partner yoga and massage.

A romantic evening or lunch break from work is also a fantastic Valentine’s Day treat.

Grab lunch at Courthouse Café, or feast on the appetizing courses at Mazatlan Grill, The White House Restaurant, Happy Garden, El Tepeyac Grille and Lassen Steaks.

Call ahead for reservations or to check out their menus.

Want to stay at home and cuddle instead? Boast your love with a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy’s.

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to shower loved ones, friends and gal-entines with love, but it’s also a great opportunity to support local businesses.

According to American Express’ Shop Small movement, “Every time you pick up a coffee at your local café, grab lunch at the mom-and-pop shop, or buy a

new bag from a local store, you’re making an impact in your community.

“In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community.”

So show your local community and your loved ones some extra attention this Valentine’s Day – it’s only three days away!