The first day of February makes us think of the upcoming holiday…Valentine’s Day. Scrambling for last minute gifts for friends, family and lovers is no fun, so let us help! Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your galentines or even your pet, there’s a little something for everyone.
It’s a no brainer to go with chocolate for Valentine’s Day. But spice it up a little this year with insanely addictive Drunken Caramels ($22.95) by Chocolate Storybook. These bad boys come infused with some of your favorite spirits, including bourbon, Guinness stout, chardonnay and cabernet. If your loved one likes a little something sweet for the holiday, these will keep ’em coming back for more. And more.
Whether you’re gifting a loved one or gifting yourself, Maven Cocktails ($24/4-pack) will provide a unique spin on drinking this holiday. Maven Cocktails produce small batch wine-infused vodka cocktails, giving your favorite wines a little extra oomph. The wines come from a top California winery, while the super premium vodka is distilled six times to ensure top quality. Giving the gift of a low calorie cocktail could just be one of the best V-Day gifts of all.
Can you ever go wrong with a massage for V-Day? The answer is no. Soothe ($99+) is a new on-demand massage startup that allows you to book same day in-home massages with hand-picked massage therapists. You can download the app on your phone and book anything from a Swedish or deep tissue massage to a pre-natal or sports massage.
For your gal:
Your lady’s name might not be Lisa, but she will want a bottle of Lisa by Luz de la Riva ($25). The Lisa organic pheromone inducing body scrub kills two birds with one stone. First and foremost, it will replenish and exfoliate your lady’s skin, making it smooth and hydrated, thanks to the essential oils packed within it. Made from a trio of organic salts, including Alaea Hawaiin, Himalayan and Bolivian salt, this scrub will also help to release pheromones, making it a gift for not only your girl, but also for the guy who’s doing the giving, as well.
I haven’t met a lady yet who doesn’t like a little bling. Get your girl something special this year by gifting her with Danielle Stevens Jewelry‘s Memorable Date Necklace ($170). Inscribing an important date like an anniversary or birthday on this gorgeous 14k vermeil necklace with diamonds is sure to make her day. What’s not to love?!
For your guy:
Finally, a gift for your man that you don’t have to stress over. The Gentleman’s Box ($25/month) is a great subscription service that was created exclusively for today’s gentleman. Each month introduces a new theme, from ‘Suit & Tie’ to ‘Entourage,’ each month brings new surprises. And for such a low cost, it’s amazing that the retail value of each box can be as much as $133. Talk about a bargain!
Everyone knows that the key to a guy’s heart is through his stomach. Gilt City is offering an awesome deal on a Meat Butcherbox Kit ($99, usually $149), which includes two 10 oz. rib eyes, two 10 oz. NY strips and 2 lbs ground beef. All of the meat is all-natural, 100% grass fed and sourced from the best farms around. Any carnivore would be delighted to get the gift of beef this Valentine’s Day!
For your gal pals:
Perfect for a girls night in, Dip Into Pretty ($12.99) will make any DIY spa night so much better. These adorable pedicure spacers take the hassle out of winding paper towels between your toes and provide you with a cute and effortless way to keep your toes from smudging. With flirty and sparkly designs, Dip Into Pretty came up with an innovative new way to keep your feet glamorous.
I don’t know about you, but some of my girlfriends take the art of the selfie very seriously. Help them up their game with iDecoz Selfie Mirror ($10.99) that can be conveniently attached to their phone. These blinged out mirrors are great accessories for any girl on the go to make sure they look their best at all times. After all, you never want to be caught out with lipstick on your teeth.
Spread love with gifting your girlfriends with a tee or tank from Karma Mob, a clothing company dedicated to spreading love and good vibes through fashion. All items are hand printed using eco-minded ink and fabric and can styled and worn in many different ways and take you from gym to the street to a night a night on the town. We love the cheeky Avocado Toast Tank ($36) and think it would make a great gift for your girls.
For man’s best friend:
Treat your pup to something special this Valentine’s Day with a little help from LazyBonezz. Their Small Leather Dog Bone ($12), made of leather and totally stylish, is a great pet toy that will entertain your favorite friend, complete with a squeaker and a message of love. Sometimes your pets can slip through the cracks, so show ’em a little appreciation this year!
For the pooch you really can’t get enough of, there’s Cuddle Clones ($179+), an awesome company that takes a photo of your pet and turns it into a soft, customized stuffed animal replica of your furry friend. Better yet, a portion of the profits from each sale goes to pet related causes, giving back to those you love. Even celebs like Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde have jumped on the Cuddle Clones bandwagon!
Yea, yea, Valentine’s Day is here, and yet again, you find yourself single. No need to wait around for a gift when you can buy one for yourself! Divine Diamonds has created the first and only diamond ring designed for the single ladies to buy for themselves. The Ah Ring ($450) is cleverly named, with the A representing available and the H representing happy. Just because you’re riding solo is no excuse not to give yourself a little loving!
Twisted Talk: How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? What do you want from your loved one? Discuss below!