Local Businesses Offer Alternative to Traditional Valentine’s Day Gifts
Midlands Business Journal, February 5, 2010
Whether it is an unconventional date or a gift that strays
far from the traditional chocolate and flowers, couples can
make their Valentine’s Day memorable with the help of local
companies. Unique gifts can range in complexity from
licorice from Licorice International to gifts lasting all
year from the Month Club Store. Those looking to go over the
top can plan a romantic evening at Marcus Midtown Cinema or
even a vacation from AurTravel. If you’re looking to extend
your Valentine’s Day experience, couples can employ the help
of C&A Industries’ AurTravel to plan a romantic vacation.
“Mexico is so popular this year, as the prices are
fantastic,” said Kim Roche, business development manager at
AurTravel. Top Mexico destinations include Cancun, Riviera
Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas. Roche
said many people travel to Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day –
several to get married. Other vacations offered by AurTravel
include weekend trips to San Francisco where guests often
drive up to Sausalito, California. With the help of a travel
agency, couples can plan extravagant and romantic vacations.
“We recently sent a honeymoon couple to Paris, where we
planned a private dinner on the River Seine,” Roche said.
“Or Italy where we arranged a private dinner in one of the