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Valentine’s Day Shopping at Victoria Gardens
In case you didn’t know, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but after the busy gift giving holiday season I’m pretty worn out and my mind isn’t usually ready to take on another giant gift giving production so quickly. However, I do love giving small and meaningful gifts to those that I love on Valentine’s day. Simply as a reminder that I love them. But just anything won’t do, I like to find unique, quirky and fun gifts that fit each of my loved ones personalities…but there’s a catch. These unique, quirky and fun gifts have to all be located at the same shopping center because I don’t have loads of spare time (who does?!). So we headed to Victoria Gardens for a day full of sweetheart shopping. We received a gift card for review purposes, all opinions are our own.
Shopping + Dining
Victoria Gardens is a 147-acre outdoor shopping center with the best selection of stores in the Inland Empire. It’s one of my favorite places to shop because it’s beautiful, the selection and quality of stores is perfection and the dining is out of this world.
My Victoria Gardens Sweetheart Shopping Store Recommendations:
Crepes de Paris
Hello Kitty Café
So…what did I get?
My girls are 8 and 4 years old and they recently got their ears pierced at Clair’s. Clair’s is their new favorite store, they are obsessed. I wanted to go to Clair’s and see if there was a set of earrings that would be perfect to give to each of them for Valentine’s day. However, I had my youngest daughter with me and her attention went very quickly to the heart shaped lockets and the LOL dolls. Perfect for them for Valentine’s day!
I feel lucky because my children are very easy to shop for. The girls love dolls and jewelry and trinket type toys and my boys love video games and cool shirts and shoes. For Valentine’s day this year I got my oldest son (he’s 12) a new pair of Nike’s at an unbelievable price at JCPennys. My youngest son is really into track pants right now, so I got him a new pair of track pants and a cool shirt from The Children’s Place.
Now, whereas my children are easy to shop for, my husband is the hardest. He buys whatever he wants anytime of the year. So I have had to get creative over the years to find gifts that surprise him and make him happy. He loves Tollhouse peanut butter cookies, so we headed straight in and loaded up! He’s going to love it!
Instagram Worthy Picture Ops
Victoria Gardens is a seriously gorgeous shopping experience and there’s practically a perfect picture opportunity around every corner. But Victoria Gardens amps up the instagram worthiness during this time of year with the following picture opportunities:
- Locks of Love on Monet Ave. between Urban Home and Anthropologie
- Monet Plaza (next to The Melt and the airstream, there is a lot of colorful chairs)
- Chaffey Town Square (by fountains)
- Guasti Gardens (by The Coffee Bean)
Choo Choo Munga Express
There’s plenty of fun at Victoria Gardens for kids too! Purchase a train ticket from guest services and ride the Choo Choo Munga Express all around Chaffey Town Square. It was my daughters favorite part of our sweetheart shopping day.
I hope you have as much fun as we did shopping for your sweethearts at Victoria Gardens!
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