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From flowers to chocolates to some of the city’s finest dining – Ingersoll Avenue has everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone. 


Something sweet

Nothing says love quite like chocolate. The case at Chocolaterie Stam (2814 Ingersoll) is always full of sweet treats sure to please your partner. Don’t forget to place your pre-order now for chocolate-dipped strawberries! Call (515) 282-9575 or stop into the store to place your order.

Creme (543 28th) is planning some seasonal flavors that will be available throughout February. Also, online orders are now open for their special Valentine’s Day Boxes (available in vanilla or chocolate) which includes a customizable lunchbox cake, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered Oreos and cupcakes.

Something beautiful

Wildflower (2718 Ingersoll) is planning a Galentine’s Coquette Pajama Party on Feb. 10 to support The Chrysalis Foundation. You can purchase a special arrangement or purchase raffle tickets to benefit the organization. The Wildflower Valentine’s Day floral collection is also ready to shop now! Don’t miss the new options to add-on cards, candles or chocolates to your delivery.

Boesen The Florist (3801 Ingersoll) has been helping central Iowans say “I love you” for 100+ years. From classic roses to designer arrangements, Boesen offers pickup and delivery with their signature service. Shop in-store, online or call 515-244-ROSE to place an order.

Something unique

If you’re looking for something beyond flowers and chocolate, stop into these stores along The Avenues:

    • Tandem Brick Gallery (2722 Ingersoll) features a wide assortment of unique gifts and greeting cards. Bonus: Free gift wrapping (with purchase) to impress your special someone!
    • Visit Enchanted Mystical Boutique (3621 Ingersoll) for magical wares including candles, crystals and jewelry … or a couples Tarot reading for your next date night.
    • Does your lover have a green thumb? The pros at Renovation Jungle (607 37th) can help you pick out the right plant and pot for the perfect gift!
    • If your Valentine has great style, a gift card to Preservation (3619 Ingersoll) will let them pick out an outfit or accessories they’re sure to love.

Something to savor

If food is the way to your heart, grab your special someone and head to fine-dining favorites Harbinger (2724 Ingersoll) or Oak Park Restaurant (3901 Ingersoll). Make your reservations now before tables fill up ahead of the holiday!

Turn up the heat with your hot date on Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a warming meal at Panka Peruvian Restaurant (2708 Ingersoll) or experience table top grilling at DZO Korean BBQ (2611 Ingersoll).

Looking to avoid the Valentine’s Day crowds? The Cheese Bar (2925 Ingersoll Ave) is offering a takeout “Fondue At Home” box – order yours now! Takeout from Lachele’s Fine Foods (2716 Ingersoll), Gusto Pizza Bar (2301 Ingersoll) or Lucky Lotus (2721 Ingersoll) would be the perfect compliment to your Netflix and chill date night plans.


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