By Kayla Welch and Travis Ruiz
Love it or hate it, love is in the air and Valentine's Day is right around the corner.
Have you gotten your sweetheart something to celebrate the day?
If not, no worries! Pronews 7 has you covered. Several locally-owned and operated businesses are ready to help you make your sweetheart smile.
"Typically roses are our number one seller," said Susan Hobbs, owner of Le Fleur Florists and Gifts. "Roses and tulips and getting them delivered at work is very important."
Hobbs said she and her team start planning for Valentine's Day months in advance. On the big day, Hobbs said she expects to see lots of "last minute shoppers."
"We will still have some (flowers) available in several colors for the last minute guy," Hobbs said.
As for prices, Hobbs said they start at around $30-$40 and can go up to more than $100.
Le Fleur Florists and Gifts is located at 4153 W. 34th St.
What goes along with flowers better than chocolates? If your sweetheart loves chocolate, Schakolad has your fix.
"We usually see about 3,000 chocolate-dipped strawberries and we usually sell about 100,000 truffles," said Schakolad owner DeRima Johnson. "It's by far the biggest day of the year for us."
Johnson said the price range from Schakolad very from $10 to whatever you want to spend.
Schakolad is located at 3300 Soncy Road.
From chocolate to, perhaps, every woman's favorite gift, jewelry. It's the gift that can make a woman smile or even fix a relationship.
"Valentine's Day is big for jewelry," said Teresa McFarlin of McFarlin's Jewelry. "If you think about it, jewelry lasts a lifetime. Chocolate, we eat and they go away. Flowers die but jewelry lasts generations."
McFarlin explained that not only do they have gifts for women, but also for men.
"Women will buy for men as well," McFarlin said. "We can't leave the gentlemen out."
McFarlin's Jewelry is located at 3708 Olsen Boulevard.
Finally, if you're looking for something a little different, why not hire your own barber shop quartet from the Golden Spread Chorus to serenade your sweetie.
"We've been doing singing valentines for decades around amarillo," said Eric Miller with the Golden Spread Chorus. "The chorus goes back over 60 years itself, so it's a long standing tradition."
Prices for singing Valentine's start at just $30. Just call 322-SING for more information or to book a singing Valentine.
"It's a great gift for your spouse, your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend or someone you just want to be your friend."