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Super Last Minute Valentine's Day Lunch Break Shopping Guide

Image via Palace5ive
Image via Palace5ive

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So you got busy, time slipped past you and now it's Valentine's Day and you haven't bought a gift yet. And the snow yesterday didn't help matters. Don't panic. There's still time! We scouted a few local V-Day options for shopping on your lunch break today. You'll have an awesome gift, and your sweetie will be none the wiser.

You Work Near 14th Street
If your guy loves kicks, today at 11 a.m. the Nike Dunk Low Premium SB "Valentine's Day" edition is being released at Palace5ive's D.C. location (2216 14th Street NW). Shoppers will also find the red sneakers at Palace5ive's Mosaic District location.

You Work Near U Street


Image via GoodWood/Facebook

For aww-inducing jewelry, GoodWood (1428 U Street NW) sells the very tough-to-find Oxbow by Jane Farrar line, with poetry inscribed subtly on jingly-jangly romantic pieces.

You Work Near NoMa


Image via Amanda McClements

Take the Union Market lunch shuttle or walk to Union Market's Salt & Sundry (1309 5th Street NE) for V-Day gifts like fancy simple syrups, cocktail shakers, home accessories, and more.

You Work Near Georgetown

M29 (2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) has all your V-Day-themed gifting needs covered, with cute Alexander Ferguson eco-friendly pillows ($80-$140), an XOXO-printed lomography camera, hot pink Urbanista headphones, and more.

You Work Near Tysons


Ebbets Field jacket, image via Nordstrom

Drive over to Nordstrom (8075 Tysons Corner Center, McLean) for the very first day of Nordstrom's newest Pop-In shop, Heartbreakers Club. This time around, it's all duds for heartbreakingly stylish men, from Pendleton throws, Nike kicks, throwback baseball caps and jackets from vintage extraordinaire Ebbets Field Flannels to menswear from Drake's collective, October's Very Own.

You work near Dupont Circle


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For friends or second-dates, what about a card from Proper Topper (1350 Connecticut Avenue NW)? They have cute heart-shaped coffee scoops, hanging votives, and jewelry too.

You work near Metro Center and Penn Quarter


Image via Co Co. Sala/Facebook

Chocolate is usually a safe bet. Instead of resorting to CVS, go high-end at Co Co. Sala (929 F Street NW), a restaurant that includes a chocolate boutique with plenty of V-Day gift ideas. Chocolate lips are $20 for an eight-piece box.