Valentine's Day Challenge: What's the Perfect Gift to Buy in Waukee?
Romance is great, but buying something your partner will love and use is the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Waukee Patch is offering up ideas from three local businesses to help shoppers in the hunt for a gift. You decide who's the best in town.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and thinking of others, Waukee Patch's first "Gift-Giving Challenge" kicks off today.
With a little help from readers, we selected three locally owned businesses that provide gift options for those who want to pamper the special someone in their life.
Here's a glimpse at the businesses vying for top honors:
Schade Creek Winery
Schade Creek has for the past two years bottled a semi-sweet wine appropriately named Soulmates. It was created for the weddings held at the picturesque winery, but it's a hit on Valentine's Day, too.
Each bottle's label has a love poem with the last line: "Here’s to soul mates … may you find yours in this lifetime!"
The wine is sold for $12 a bottle at the winery, which is open by appointment by calling (515) 987-6695. And it's on the shelves of the two Casey's stores in Waukee, located at 1955 S.E. University Ave. and 20 Hickman Road .
Post your review of Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery here.
The massage therapy business has been around for 10 years, the last nine in Waukee. Its masseuses offer several types of massage, including deep-tissue and Swedish, plus reflexology. Sessions can be a half-hour or full hour.
Various price packages are available, but there are discounts for buying multiple sessions and for senior citizens.
Post your review of Wellness by Wicks here.
If a bottle of wine or massage doesn't resonate with your guy, then a four-burner gas grill or 80-inch flat panel television might be just the thing to show you care.
The store, new to Waukee in late 2011, has a plethora of gas grills, TVs in every screen size from 22 to 80 inches, 56-piece tool sets and plenty of snowblowers on sale this week.
Post your review of Sears Hometown Store here.
These shops have what it takes — a smorgasbord of local gift ideas and the fan base to back them up. And this is where you come in, Waukee. Your favorite shopping destination needs your vote if it's going to walk away from this with sole bragging rights as the best place in Waukee to find a Valentine’s Day.
Here's How to Vote
Above, we provided links to each listing in Patch's business directory. Click on your favorite business and leave a glowing review for the shop and its staff. You can also comment on this article, letting us know which place has your loyalty.
In your review, tell us why you love the business. Does the staff take time to answer your questions thoroughly? How's the customer service?
The business with the most amount of reviews and comments once voting closes will win top honors.
Voting starts today and will close at noon on Monday, Feb. 13. The best part? Voting doesn't cost you a thing.
Show these businesses some love this Valentine's Day, Waukee! Make sure you vote.
Vote, rate and comment on: Schade Creek Winery
Vote, rate and comment on: Wellness by Wicks