10 Gifts for Valentine’s Day
Whether they’re a foodie, have a sweet tooth or feel a little frisky, your Valentine will love something from these ten romantic gift suggestions.
Treat your Valentine to something extra wonderful this year. Skip past the clich box of heart chocolates and fuzzy-wuzzy teddy bears, over to our gift guide full of ideas that are worthy of their sweet sweet love.
The Foodie Valentine
Pick up the Sugar Pink Heart Casserole ($225) from Le Creuset for your sweetie who loves to cook or bake. This is a brand-new colour for Le Creuset Canada will add a sweet splash of colour to any kitchen.
Le Creuset, Chinook Centre, 403-262-1128, lecreuset.ca
The Pampered Valentine
The oil extract of hand-picked poppy flowers will get your lovely lady’s heart racing this February 14th. Spoil her with the Smoky Poppy Deluxe Collection, a fresh new scent at the Body Shop. The set includes body butter, body scrub, shower gel and the eau de toilette.
The Body Shop, various locations, thebodyshop.ca
The Dandy Valentine
Your Valentine can take a bit of original art with him everywhere when he stuffs the Valentines Pocket Square ($95) by Gary Taxali into his pocket. A renowned Canadian artist, Taxali has created a brand new collection of love inspired silk pocket squares for the new year.
Harry Rosen, The Core, 403-294-0992, and Chinook Centre, 403-403-252-2848, harryrosen.com
The Sweet Tooth Valentine
Nothing says “I love you” like a home delivery of Fiasco Gelato’s Valentine’s Collection ($9 each). With fresh flavours on the table this year like Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Red Velvet & Cream Cheese and Champagne, it is hard to pick just one. Available at their test kitchen, or for local delivery.
Fiasco Gelato Test Kitchen, 416 Meridian Road S.E., fiascogelatoshop.com
The Sweet Tooth Valentine (Part 2)
Indulge in your lover’s sweet tooth on February 14th with a pre-order of Market’s exquisite bonbons. The signature chocolates made by Pastry Chef Daniel Ramon are available by the half-dozen ($13) or dozen ($25) in six different flavours, including salted caramel, strawberries and cream, champagne, black forest, yuzu and strawberry and lemon meringue pie.
Market, 718 17 Avenue S.W., 403-474-4414, marketcalgary.ca
The Stylin’ Valentine
Keep the Valentine love going all spring long with a pair of red kicks for your true love. For him, you can’t go wrong with a lightweight pair of Native shoes in the Torch Red Jefferson style. These shoes are built for laid-back gents with a penchant for quirk.
Group Seven, 1520 6 St. S.W., 403-229-3117, groupseven.ca
These glossy knee-highs are sure to induce mass quantities of kisses upon the gifter this Valentine’s Day. The Hunter Original Tall Gloss boots in Military Red ($165) will have your true love splashing in puddles throughout the entire spring.
The Sensual Valentine
While love potion no. 9 might be a bit tricky to find these days doesn’t mean you can’t come up something equally as potent. The folks at Neal’s Yard Remedies will help you whip together one of their signature love potions containing swoon-inducing essential oils such as rose absolute, ylang ylang and bergamot.
Neal’s Yard Remedies, 2207 4 St. S.W., 1-855-495-4958, www.nealsyardremedies.ca
The Frisky Valentine
Spice up your Valentine’s Day date with this Role Play Roulette game ($10). Certain to get you and your partner in the mood, this game is full of all sorts of naughty trysts.
Papyrus, Chinook Centre, 403-252-6984, and The Core, 403-259-2022, papyrusonline.com
The Pretty-in-Pink Valentine
Bring a bit of Molly Ringwald’s trademark sparkle to your Valentine’s ears with these rough uncut pink sapphire earrings ($195.75) made by local designer, A Second Time.
Available at A Second Time’s Etsy shop
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