Thursday, February 12, 2015

Last-Minute Valentine's Ideas on #theother5th

Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away! Are you ready? Fifth Avenue, has just what you need to celebrate!

Check out Instagram for some photos of many beautiful gifts and services on #theother5th.


Zuzu's Petals (374 5th Ave between 5th and 6th Streets 718 638-0918) has flowers, plants, gifts and delivery. You can call, step into their store and view what they have to offer and even spend some time in the garden looking at their array of plants (weather permitting of course). This long time Park Slope business is ready for your Valentine's orders. Check out their website and blog for more information and some great ideas.

Blooms on Fifth (431 5th Ave between 8th and 9th Streets 718 768-4441) has flowers for all occasions. They deliver right to up to the last minute (handy for some) and also have a Deal of the Day worth checking out on their website. If you like to send flowers from wherever you are; they also have an app!

Jasmine's Floral Designs (543 5th Ave between 14th and 15th Streets 718 965-0259) has ready made  bouquets or go in and choose your own arrangement. They also sell giant teddy bears and other gifts to add to your flowers. See more on their website.

Edible Arrangements (500 5th Ave between 12th and 13th Streets 718 832-0100) offers fruit bouquets, boxes and other fruit displays. They deliver locally, or you can pick up (please note, not open Saturdays) and there are many ideas and special offers on their website.

Gift Ideas

Tabeel Aromatherapy Gifts and Salon  (76 5th Ave near St Mark's Place) will be offering 25% off all Volito and Illume Candles, 30% off Woodwick Gallery Candles and 20% off "Go Be Lovely" Coconut Milk Mango Lotion, solid perfumes and bath salts. An array of jewelry, ornaments and unique gifts available as well. Follow them on Instagram.

La Casa Artesanal (512 5th Ave between 12th and 13th Streets) A beautiful array of handcrafted jewelry and gifts and staff on hand to help you through the selection. Check out their Facebook Page for more information and images.

Diana Kane Boutique (229 5th Ave between President and Carroll Streets) Celebrating Valentine's and 13 years on #theother5th Diana Kane is honoring her customers by giving 13% off all jewelry orders online with the code "Teenager" from now through to Valentine's Day! You can also use the code in the store

Pink Olive (167 5th Ave near Lincoln) Spread the Love this Valentine's Day with a purchase of Pink Olive's Black and Gold Screen Printed "You are Loved Tote", you will receive 15% off EVERYTHING you can fit inside! Instagram

H and A Jewelers (526 5th Ave between 13th and 14th Streets) This family owned business has been in Park Slope for 30 years. Owners Vered and Sal are happy to show you their beautiful pieces and watches and advise you on the perfect gift for your Valentine. Check out their website and you can find them on Instagram

Goorin Bros. (195 5th Ave near Berkeley) Be bold this Valentine…give the gift of a hat from Goorin Bros. The Red Ricci hat is a sure-fire pick for your boldest moves. This fedora is part of the Heritage Line of Goorin Bros. hats made in America since 1895. A great gift for that someone special or for yourself. Not sure of hat size? You can also give a Goorin Gift Card, where your someone special will get to experience their own custom fitting in selecting the perfect hat! Website

Art and Artish (272 5th Ave between Garfield and 1st Street) Valentine's Day Flowers and mini bouquets by FLRL Design of Brooklyn available Feb 13th and 14th only. Instagram

Paws in Paradise (410 5th Ave between 7th and 8th Streets) Don't forget to pamper your dog with valentine's dog treats and more. Website

O Live Brooklyn (140 5th Ave near Douglass) Something sweet for your sweetie. Introducing the Dessert Lover box, containing 6 dessert balsamic vinegars to satisfy your sweet tooth. Available in store.  Instagram

Nunu's Chocolate and Tap Room (179 5th Ave between Lincoln and Berkeley) Treat your Valentine with speciality lover heart chocolate boxes and lollipops. Instagram

Fleisher's Pasture Raised Meats (192 5th Ave near Sackett) if you are planning a romantic dinner try lamb loin chops, or ribeye, strip or t-bone steaks. Check out Instagram to get some good meaty photos.

Du Jour Bakery (365 5th Ave between 5th and 6th Streets) Dressed up Valentine's doughnuts, pound cake with a heart inside and many gorgeous, delicious cookies and treats for your loved one. Instagra

Red, White and Bubbly (211 5th Ave near Union St) To celebrate their 20th Anniversary on #theother5th they are holding a 20% off all wine Anniversary Sale on Monday 16th Feb. Not strictly Valentine's but pop in anyway over the weekend and get some bubbly! Instagram

The Chocolate Room (51 5th Avenue) Of course, any store with "chocolate" in their name is always a great place to pick up Valentine's goodies. The Chocolate Room never disappoints! Ever.  Instagram

Dressing Up!

Enz's (171 5th Ave between Lincoln and Berkeley) 20% off all red dresses until February 13th! Instagram

Dhaga Aveda Salon (294 5h Ave between 1st and 2nd Streets) Valentine's Day Special; Blow-dry, Brazilian Wax, Make-up touch-up and a glass of wine to enjoy for $65. Book today (347) 689-3827 Instagram

Omni Beauty (152 5th Ave between Douglass and Degraw) Bring your brochure to the salon for 20% off all services. 718 789-8887 to make a reservation. 

Two Lovers (227 5th Ave between President and Carroll) 50 Shades of Red Sale until 15th Feb! 30% off all red, pink, orange and purple dresses! Also Love Note Candles for sale. Website

Classes and Events

Amerikick (529 5th Ave on 14th Street) will be offering hundred dollars off on the registration to their program for Valentine's Day. Instagram

NY Kids Club Park Slope 125 5th Ave between Sterling and St John's. Celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb 15th 4.30-6.30pm. $50 first child and $25 for siblings. Ages 5 months - 6 years. Open play in the gym, thematic art projects, Musical Tots performing, face painting and cookie making, pizza for children and wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres for adults! Register 718 857-0700. Instagram

Hiho Batik (184 5th Ave between Degraw and Sackett) Collaborating with another 5th Ave business, Blue Sky Bakery, with a fun filled day of cookie decorating, music, crafting, hot chocolate and 15% of fall Make Your Owns. RSVP Instagram


Yayo's Latin Cuisine (36 5th Ave between Dean and Bergen) Valentine's Day for Two four course menu with wine from Thursday 12th Feb through 15th! Make a reservation 718 622-8922.

Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn (256 Fifth Ave between Carroll and Garfield) The venerable Oyster Bar’s Park Slope location has created a special menu for Valentine’s Day weekend with nearly 50 aphrodisiac-infused options to take the night in the right direction! To start, diners can choose from a selection of 10 oysters and then move on to the accompanying menu with dozens of mood-enhancing ingredients such as Basil (said to stimulate the sex drive and boost fertility); Pomegranates (filled with antioxidants which promote blood flow); Asparagus and Avocado (both high in Vitamin E which can increase hormone production, as well as stimulate sexual responses), among plenty of others. See FULL MENU

Additionally, four signature cocktails will be available including: 

BLEEDING HEART - Mezcal, Blood Orange Liquor, Simple Syrup, Lime, JalapeƱo  LA PETITE MORT - Absolut Citron, Pineapple, Sour Mix, Soda, Chambord LOVE on the ROCKS - Hendricks Gin, St. Germain, Grapefruit, Orange Slice, Pomegranate seeds THE KISS OFF - Bacardi Rum, Founders Port, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice 

To book: Call 347.294.0596 or via Open Table

Henri on Fifth (279 5th Ave at the corner of 1st Street) "Dip In" and take a bao this Valentine's Evening with 2 shared items, 2 dip and dot sundaes, 1 bottle of Prosseco or carafe of wine and strawberries $49. Instagram

Benchmark 339 2nd Street just off 5th Avenue Four Course Prix Fixe Valentine's Day Meal $80 per guest $115 per guest with wine pairing 13th until 15th February. Reserve at 718 965-7040.

Of course, Fifth Avenue has literally hundreds of spots in which to dine and drink and celebrate Valentine's Day. Find what you need via our online business directory! And don't miss our list of Fifth Avenue's Flower Shops! They are ready for your last-minute Valentine's needs. 


  1. Love your last-minute Valentine round-up! I was hoping I could contact you via email to ask a couple of questions, could you let me know where to reach you? Thank you!

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