Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts | Evansville Living Magazine


Planning your Valentine’s Day in no time? Living in Evansville got you covered. From fancy dinners to clever cards, we’ll help you find the best ways to say “I love you” to your sweetheart.

5-course upstairs dinner at Schymik’s Kitchen
February 14 1112 Parrett Street •
Treat your valentine to a memorable, upscale five-course meal as part of Schymik’s Kitchen’s Upstairs Dinner Series. From starters like butter lettuce salad, creamy crab soup and shrimp cocktail to main course of braised ribs and caramelized onion risotto and tubs of creme caramel for dessert, this dinner will wow your significant other. Each $150 per person ticket covers taxes and gratuity and includes a glass of champagne and a $25 Schymik’s Kitchen gift card to be used beginning February 15.

4-course dinner at Comfort by the Cross-Eyed Cricket
February 11-14, 230 Main Street •
Looking for a budget dining experience or a romantic dinner on a night other than February 14? Comfort by the Cross-Eyed Cricket has created a special Valentine’s Day menu available for four nights from February 11. Dive into plates of Alaskan King Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Eggplant Parmesan, Seafood Stuffed Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Applewood Mignon Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Pudding to sweet rum bread and more for $65 per person. Enjoy seating on the ground floor of Comfort or in the Hideaway space in the basement. The standard Comfort menu is also available on these evenings. Reservations are recommended by calling 812-909-3742.

Paint with a Twist’s Valentine’s At-Home “Date” Kits
5625 E.Virginia St., Ste. A •
Want to stay? Bring the Valentine’s Day fun home with Painting with a Twist’s home paint kits. For $60, any of her painting kits can be prepped for “date night” with two 16-inch-by-20-inch canvases, painting supplies, and written and video instructions.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” by STAGEtwo Productions
7:30 p.m. on February 11; 7:30 a.m. on February 12; midnight February 13, 321 N. Congress Ave. •
Treat yourself to a spectacularly bizarre date this Valentine’s Day by attending STAGEtwo Productions’ 7th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show. This highly interactive production includes pre-show games, purchasable prop bags, drinks and concessions. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at the door and online. Spectators are required to wear masks.

Pretty Greeting Cards at River City Coffee + Goods
223 Main Street •
Who says Valentine’s Day cards have to be sweet and pasty? River City Coffee + Goods has an awesome collection of fun and irreverent notes to send to your loved one. Some include tender notes like “You’re the best thing I’ve ever found on the internet” and “You make me feel all koozie inside.” Others are kicking off a wave of nostalgia by displaying scratch messages on Nintendo, Etch-A-Sketch and Tamagotchi designs. Send someone special a love confettigram, ask them to unlock a secret message in a heart decoder card, or paint a cute watercolor monster or valentine unicorn.

Cuddlegrams from the Vanderburgh Humane Society
What says “love” more than a hug? Send your valentine a hug from the Vanderburgh Humane Society. For 30 minutes, recipients can cuddle a puppy ($100), kitten ($75) or bunny ($50), and enjoy a personalized card, chocolates and red roses. 100% of cuddlegram fundraising profits stay with VHS. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Feb. 11 by calling 812-426-2563 x203 or emailing [email protected]

Rage Room at Escape Evansville
600 N. Weinbach Ave., Ste. 940 •
Harboring pent-up anger at an ex this Valentine’s Day? Escape Evansville invites you to book 30 minutes of quality time with its $30 Rage Room, where the Tri-State can dress up and go wild. Protective gear comes with bats, clubs, hammers and smashes, and attendees can bring their own – a perfect way to get rid of that old framed photo of your ex.


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