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With Love From Me to You

Funky, functional or fabulous there is no need to go past the Tower to find great items for you and your home. Discover the treasure and pleasure of shopping locally.

Okay, deep breath... You still have time to pick up a gift for your Valentine. Choices abound in South Kingstown and as always, we'll point you in the right direction.

Candy is a must of course and in addition to the grocery and drug stores we are blessed with 3 proper candy stores. , 254 Robinson St. and a kiosk in the Wakefield Mall, can personalize just about any purchase in chocolate. There are hearts in foil, cinnamon hearts, chocolate iced rice krispie treat hearts as well as gift baskets, hot chocolate mix and a whole range of candy for the non-chocolate lover. You can also visit Sweenor's Chocolates, 21 Charles St. and Short 'N Sweet, at 99 Fortin Rd. in the Kingston Emporium.

For those who want to say it with flowers, , 56 Columbia St. has all the traditionals like roses but you can also choose from delicate orchid plants, unusual planters, red feather hearts and fairies and a creative use of cabbage. Other places to check are, , and the floral departments in and .

Lingerie is a delicate subject and all the delicates as well as the more practical choices can be purchased at , 227 Robinson St. The coverage choices include barely there to covered in flannel. Pretty pink lace nightgowns, cotton floral design night shirts and warm pant sets with cute designs are available to suit all tastes. They also carry all the basics for women.

Candy, Flowers, Lingerie...hmm...what else is there? Oh my, jewelry...how could I forget? At , 36 South County Commons Way, there are colors of gems and precious metals to make everyone happy. It doesn't have to be a ring, you can choose from beautiful necklaces and pendants, jeweled pins and earrings, even 2,000 year old glass from an archeological dig set in silver. You can also check out the choices at , 20 Main St. in the Belmont Shopping Plaza.

(By the way, If you read this after Monday the 14th, you may have to do WAY more than pick up discounted convenience store candy).

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