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Last-Minute Guide to Valentine's Day: Flowers, Chocolate and More

Where to go for great V-Day gifts in the Prospect Heights area.

Here's your last-minute guide of where to go for flowers, chocolate, jewelry, lingerie more in and around Prospect Heights.

Looking for a nice meal? Here's our picks for . 



 71 6th Ave. at Bergen, 718-623-6443

Petite Fleur is a tasteful full service florist that also features a nice collection of French furnishings and antiques. The appealing arrangements of flowers, objects and gifts makes visiting a pleasure. 


Kat Flower at 606 R&D 606 Vanderbilt Ave, bet. Prospect and St. Marks 

Prospect Heights resident and floral designer Kathleen Hyppolite will be selling her hand-tied bouquets out of the newly opened  on Valentine's Day between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (or whenever she runs out). Bouquets cost between $30 and $50. You can pre-order them by e-mailing kathleen@katflower.com until 2 p.m. Monday or simply stop by 606 on the day. 


,  533 Park Place at Classon, 718-789-8889

Really, despite the name, this florist/gift store/skateboard shop is a fantastic flower shop. They also have such treats as hand-made cards, Liddabit candy bars and Dough & Batter heart butter cookies. They deliver, and will be open 9am-8pm on V-Day.


, 158 7th Ave. between Garfield and 1st, 718-768-9207

They've been around for 33 years and know what they're doing. They also sell orchids and small fountains and a few other gifts.


Barbara's Flower Shop 615 Nostrand Ave. at Bergen, 718-773-6644  

This old-fashioned spot has been a flower shop since 1903 (and has been called Barbara's since 1972). They're only open until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, so call today if you plan to order.


DNY Natural Land, 322 Flatbush Ave. between Park and Sterling, 718-783-0038

This won't work for delivery, but if you're planning to pick-up, this grocery store is a good choice. They have an excellent flower selection, which they massively expand for Valentine's Day. We've been buying flowers there for more than a decade and have always found them to be high quality and fresh. Plus, they're right outside the 7th Avenue Q station, the flowers are reasonably priced, and they're open 24 hours.  



,  533 Park Place at Classon, 718-789-8889

Besides flowers, at Park Delicatessen they also have hand-made cards, Liddabit candy bars and Dough & Batter heart butter cookies.   


, 814 Union St. at 7th Ave., 718-230-3180

This gourmet shop has a large selection of upscale chocolate and chocolate desserts.  


The Chocolate Room, 86 5th Ave. Between Warren and Baltic (aka Prospect and Park places), 718-783-2900

This North Slope staple has a large selection of chocolate and chocolate desserts. Best of all, since they are also a cafe, they will be open until 11 p.m.


Cakes and Cookies:

702 Washington Ave. between St. Marks and Prospect places, 347-787-7199

This custom cake shop is selling cupcakes that look like roses (see photo gallery) at $5 each or $45 a dozen. You can also get them at .


Owl and Thistle General Store, 720 Franklin Ave. bet Park and Sterling Places, (347) 469-0432

This new store specializing in local, green, fair and direct-trade products is selling , which are jam-filled butter cookies with a heart shape cut out on the top layer.


, 646 Vanderbilt Ave. between Prospect and Park places, 718-623-7470

This cafe and bakery is selling cupcakes with heart sprinkles at $2 each and heart-shaped mini-cakes at $9 and $9.50.



 806 Washington Ave bet. Sterling and St. Johns Place

This clothing shop has a nice jewelry selection as well.  


Owl and Thistle General Store, 720 Franklin Ave. bet Park and Sterling Places, (347) 469-0432

This new store specializing in local, green, fair and direct-trade products sells a variety of jewelry and other gifts.


, 97a 7th Ave. at Union Street, 718-638-3898

This is probably the upscale jewelry store that is closest to Prospect Heights. They've got a small, but very nice, selection. 


Lingerie and More:

, 462 Bergen St., at Flatbush, 718-638-3820

This store has a large selection of sex toys.  


, 139 Flatbush Ave. in the Altantic Center Mall, 718-623-2768

Did you know the Alantic Center Mall had a Victoria's Secret?  


, 140 5th Ave., between Sterling and St. Johns, 718-399-3252

The store has a wide selection of lingerie, patterned hosiery, delicate sleepwear and boudoir accessories.


Did we leave out your favorite spot? Let us know in the comments. 


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