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 museums.”