Local Ideas For Valentine's Day


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) It's Valentine's Day Eve and for many procrastinators, now's the time to start shopping for the holiday. A Fed Ex survey found more people wait until the last minute to shop for Valentine's Day gifts than Christmas.

For some businesses, planning for Valentine's Day is like relying on a Magic Eight Ball for an answer.

Lara Miller, The White House says, "you don't know how many orders you are going to get and it's hard because you want to be ready for the last–minute customers. But you don't want to be stuck with hundreds of strawberries when the day is over either."

The White House staff makes cake balls and pops as well as cookies.
But chocolate dipped strawberries is the number one seller. Usually they dip between 30 and 50 dozen.

If you're looking for a unique gift for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, get an aerial view of the Magic Valley with SilverHawk Aviation Academy.

The company is offering a month–long special, $99 per couple for a 15 minute flight.

Troy Barnum of SilverHawk Aviation Academy says, "typically we'll go buzz over the canyon, see the falls and the bridge and back to the airport. You can do that in 15 minutes. If you want to go the half an hour ride, we can make it all the way out to the South Hills which is a really pretty view from the air and then we can make it back to the canyon and see the falls, bridge, then the airport."

For those who battle motion sickness, Barnum has good news.

"I haven't had anyone get motion sick riding a helicopter yet, as long as you focus outside and don't watch a video camera the whole time, I haven't had anyone get motion sick," adds Barnum.

A Valentine's Day gift from 500 feet.

A Discover Card survey found that 45% will spend between $1 and $25 on a Valentines gift. 17% will pay up to $50 and only 1% will spend more than $200.

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