Did you get your valentine a gift yet?

Business owners say it's a last minute holiday

By Elisa Raffa | eraffa@kcautv.com

Published 02/08 2016 06:36PM

Updated 02/08 2016 06:40PM

Valentine's Day is less than a week away. If you haven't gotten something for your sweetheart yet, you could sing in a tuxedo?
 
Don't worry, you don't have to sing... 40 bucks and this quartet will greet your valentine at work with a tune, roses, candy, and a card.. and yes, they wear tuxedos. 
 
The Siouxland Discovery Chorus has been doing this for over 15 years, and enjoys every single reaction they get, but one always sticks out.
 
"We do about 20 percent... 20-25 percent for men and those are the most fun because they don't know how to act. They really don't know what to do with themselves while we're singing" says Don Beals, Vice President, Siouxland Discovery Chorus.
 
Or... You can never go wrong with a bouquet of beautiful flowers...A Step in Thyme Florals expects to sell almost 2,000 roses this Valentine's Day.
 
"It's always roses... and I think it's roses, roses, roses.. but people are doing gerbera daisies and the stargazer lilies, so they do a lot of different things nowadays, instead of just roses...We decorate them really nice, we have nice bows, valentine bows, reds and pinks!" says Kathy Bogenriet, Owner, A Step in Thyme Florals.
 
How about chocolates? A way to a girl's heart is through her sweet tooth right?
 
"Best sellers for us will be anything chocolate, which is half the store, but we do a lot of the gourmet caramel apples, we do a lot of fresh dipped strawberries.... and customized gift baskets...The truffle case will be incredible, I've got about 3,000 truffles ready to go. They'll be guys lined up all day long Friday, Saturday" says Jon Sadler, Retail Manager, Palmer's Candy.
 
Palmer's Candy expects to sell 4,000 truffles and 400 candied apples as the loving weekend approaches. But managers say it doesn't matter how many promotions or reminders get posted....
 
"Valentine's Day is kind of a last minute holiday, mainly because it's men...hate to throw the guys under the bus, but they do wait until the last three days" says Jon Sadler, Retail Manager, Palmer's Candy.

 

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