Valentine Gift Panic? Try Petrillo’s Picks

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With Valentine’s day just a weekend away. some men are starting to panic about how to show their love to their sweetheart, and when it comes to Cupid’s day, they’re not just looking for a few loving words and a card.

Most women expect to be wowed on Valentine’s day, and if you’re wondering how to plus up the wow factor, CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo stepped in to help out, and in the process, picked up a few ideas for herself.

Valentine’s day is one of the biggest sales days for chocolates, and the good news is there are lots of special choices that go beyond the drug store heart filled with chocolates.

Try the Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Davie, one of a number of locations nationwide. While they are part of a big company, chocolatiers make every piece in house at the Davie store, and the selection is mind-boggling. If you can’t find something for your special person here, look harder.

Like candy, but your sweet can’t handle the sweets? Give Hershey kisses anyway, with Hershey’s Kiss Diamond Necklaces at Maurice’s Jewelers. They also have I Heart You necklaces and more at

As this is a holiday about love, Lisa found intimate wear at, where else, Intimacy, at Aventura Mall, can help nervous guys find something that will help heat up the night, and if going into the shop makes you anxious, you can shop online.

That’s the place to go for the Charli Outfit ( Yoga pant, tank top and Shrug) worn by Lisa Petrillo, and a Ruby and topaz necklace: try

Your special someone would be nowhere without some protection for their digital bling; hey, that stuff is expensive! At Bloomies Lisa checked out a Kate Spade Ipad sleeve and Marc Jacobs Iphone case. Stop in at Bloomingdale’s Aventura or go online at

At Ted Baker in the Aventura Mall, Lisa found a little crimson thing to have and hold, and it was not your heart. Try the Ted Baker Clutch with silver heart clasps. Check it out online at

Still can’t see your way to a great gift from this collection? Maybe you need glasses; sunglasses for her from Vogue and Persol. You can pick from a huge selection of eye candy at Sunglass Hut, at the mall or online at

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