Arts & Entertainment

Unique Valentine Gifts Right in Your Own Neighborhood

Credits: TAPinto editor
Credits: Augusta Mae


CRANFORD, NJ – Valentine’s Day is a just over a week away, show the one you love how special they are, with an out-of-the-box gift idea. You do not have to travel very far, they are right here in your own neighborhood. Downtown Cranford and the surrounding area are full of unique gift options.

  1. Give a gift for a cause, Augusta Mae Boutique sells Chavez for Charity, a collection of colorful beaded bracelets. A portion of the sale goes toward a charity, such as; breast cancer and violence against women awareness.

    Sign Up for E-News


  2. Take your sweetheart, a bottle of wine and your painting skills to Couples Canvas Night at Fire Me Up Studio, Feb. 12 7-10 p.m..


  3. Unplug from the world for a little while, escape and relieve life’s stresses with your sweetie at Flic Spa and enjoy their Couples Royale Valentine’s Retreat.


  4. Customize homemade treats for the love in your life with heart-shaped bakeware and candy molds from Sweet and Fancy Emporium.


  5. What says “I love you,” more than a homemade valentine? Belladonna offers locally made valentine cards.


  6. Who wouldn’t love a snapshot in time? Casual or dressed up, it is a treasure that lasts a lifetime, give the gift of a portrait from Torrin Photography.


  7. Make a connection that is passionate, intimate and full of life with your love, take Tumimambo salsa lessons at Beyond Dance.


  8. Did someone say sweets and cocktails?  The Red Knot at Galloping Hill is offering a Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats cooking class on Feb. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., a Cocktails class on Feb. 12., 6:30-8 p.m. or Wine 101, Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m..


  9. What could be more romantic than dancing cheek-to-cheek with that special someone? Slow things down and move your feet to the music of ballroom dancing, take a class at Arthur Murray in Kenilworth.


  10. Pamper your valentine with scented body butter, a soy lotion candle or some heart-shaped handmade soaps from the Atlantic Beach Soap Company.



TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield were cordoned off. According ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to enjoy activities ...

Westfield Area YMCA: Take Swim Lessions This Summer

The Westfield Area YMCA is providing a free one-week guest pass to non-members which will also enable access to purchase a week of swim lessons at full member rates during the summer.  The one-week guest pass includes use of the Y’s fitness facilities, land and water group exercise classes and open gym/swim.

“Our goal is to have people of all ages and skill levels grow to ...

More Traffic, No Solution – Letter to Governor Phil Murphy

July 17, 2018

Dear Governor Phil Murphy,

From the mid-1970’s, when I was age 12, I’ve had this vivid memory of watching my parents participate in a peaceful demonstration against the construction of a 12-story hotel complex just behind our backyard. In fact, on Wednesday, September 29, 1976, the local newspaper ran an article with a photo showing my mother and her protest placard. The memory of ...