Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Red roses are passe. Chocolates are great, but if your honeybunch made a resolution to cut out sugar, it might be a bad idea. If you’re looking for something unique to give your sweetie pookums on February 14th, look no further. We also promise not to break the bank with these off-the-beaten-path presents, so your wallet will thank you too.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 14 Jan, 2013 by Janet

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  • Love You More Canvas Accent Pillow

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    For that annoyingly in-”wuv” couple that always ends phone conversations with “I love you more!” and “No, I love you more!” (and repeat), we present this pillow. It’s perfect for their extra-long cuddle sessions on the couch, watching sappy movies and nuzzling each other’s necks. Get a room, you two!

    $10 at Kristy's Chic Boutique | Buy

    | Posted 31 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Antigua Love Notes

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    Sending a romantic text or loving email is nice, but nothing compares to a real, handwritten love note. Get started with this set of three beautifully packaged, wooden scroll-bound love notes made from recycled cotton fabric. Pick up four sets and write a dozen love notes to leave concealed around the house for an inexpensive, yet totally unforgettable, Valentine’s Day gift.

    $4 at Cost Plus World Market | Buy

    | Posted 29 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Ombre Wood Veneer Lolita Sunglasses

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    Who would have thought kitschy heart-shaped sunglasses could be so chic and face-flattering? Tumbleweeds Handcraft apparently did, and have added the off-the-moment trend of ombre to their adorable Lolita shades. Made to order from wood veneer, these stylish sunnies are as far away from their childish predecessor as you can get.

    $85 at Tumbleweeds Handcraft | Buy

    | Posted 29 Jan, 2013 by Rene
  • Lovely Curio Shelf

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    This heart-shaped wall mounted shelving unit is perfect for displaying all the mementos from your relationship with your sweet honey schnookie pie, from those Wicked tickets to that cheesy I ♥ You teddy bear they won you at the State Fair. It’s not designed for anything particularly heavy or large, but the whimsical design makes up for that in spades.

    $34 at Urban Outfitters | Buy

    | Posted 29 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Molecule-R Molecular Gastronomy Kit

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    Turn the traditional Valentine’s Day steak and lobster dinner into steak foam and lobster beads that burst in the mouth. You and your honey will have a blast experimenting with this kit that includes five pre-measured food additives, five specialized molecular tools, and a 50-recipe DVD to help you get started on the journey to food transformation.

    $59 at Buy.com | Buy

    | Posted 24 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses

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    Wine isn’t your significant other’s thing. They would rather spend hours tasting and discussing the merits of reposado, blanco and añejo tequilas, and they shudder when someone orders a frozen margarita at a restaurant. Treat them to this set of four shot glasses carved from pink Himalayan salt. They’ll add a nuanced, salty tinge to shot, but don’t forget a few lime wedges and a bottle of their favorite tequila.

    $30 at Uncommon Goods | Buy

    | Posted 24 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Working Man’s Hygiene Kit

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    Manly men still need soft, moisturized skin and lips - but they don’t want to admit it, or display frou-frou bottles in the shower and on the sink. This kit includes walnut scrub, hand repair, after-shower soap, knuckle wax, foot relief, and “xtreme” lip balm, packaged in suitably masculine wrapping.

    $50 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 24 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Red Heart Umbrella

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    Even if February the 14th is gray and rainy, you can brighten up your Valentine’s special day with this perfectly pretty red heart-shaped umbrella. Every time they unfurl that crimson heart, they’ll think of you, and be grateful that they’re staying nice and dry.

    $36 at Unique Vintage | Buy

    | Posted 24 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Get Lucky Dice

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    Sure, these silver dice are corny as all get out, but they’ll make your honey smile. And then s/he will suggest you two give ‘em a try, and then… Well, don’t blame us if nine months later, you’re perusing the archives at Mighty Junior to find some cute baby stuff.

    $40 at Red Envelope | Buy

    | Posted 23 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Compartés Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffles

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    Spice up the traditional February 14th box of chocolates, South of the Border style. Rich artisan dark chocolate is taken to another level with hot chocolate and cinnamon, then printed with Mexican Dia de los Muertos skulls to warn your tongue of the fiery inferno to come. Yum!

    $25 at Compartes Chocolatier | Buy

    | Posted 23 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Lovebirds Cookie Platter

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    Some gals and guys aren’t really into candy, but gourmet cookies send their hearts a-racing every time. Instead of a box of chocolates, this selection of twelve hand-decorated, hand-baked chocolate sugar cookies is sure to be a hit come February 14th. We especially adore the lovebirds cookies - how tweet!

    $35 at Trish Lynch | Buy

    | Posted 22 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Love Pat Card

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    Tell your sweetheart that they are the butter to your toast with a sweet letterpressed valentine card. You might just be thanked with a little love pat of your own.

    $4 at Night Owl Paper Goods | Buy

    | Posted 22 Jan, 2013 by Rene
  • SparrowNestScript Today I Have Loved You for So Many Days Card

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    No offense, Hallmark, but a personalized Valentine’s Day card like this one blows a mass-produced card out of the water. Handwritten and available in your choice of card, ink, and envelope colors, it’s sure to be kept by the recipient for the rest of their life.

    $11 at SparrowNestScript | Buy

    | Posted 22 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Jimmy Choo Parfum Gift Set

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    For the woman who would rather have Jimmy Choos on her feet than any other shoe (even if that’s a pipe dream), the Jimmy Choo eau de parfum is sure to be her signature scent. Rich and luxurious, with notes of tiger orchid, Indonesian patchouli, green leaves, and toffee, it lingers sensually on the skin for hours without being overwhelming. This prettily packaged gift set includes eau de parfum, body lotion, and shower gel.

    $98 at Sephora | Buy

    | Posted 21 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Garnet Hill Wool & Cashmere Throw

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    What better way to say “I love you” than this sumptuously cozy wool-cashmere blend blanket, available in five soft colors? Give it with a lavender-infused sleep mask, a box of her favorite tea, and a relaxing spa music CD.

    $128 at Garnet Hill | Buy

    | Posted 21 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Jules Smith Nature’s Heart Ring

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    Your sweetheart loves the great outdoors, and doesn’t like fussy, frilly jewelry? Gift her this simple, sweet ring on Valentine’s Day and watch her eyes light up. A natural wooden heart rests atop a slim 14k gold plated band - and if you’re really creative, go get the wooden heart engraved with both of your initials.

    $49 at Shopbop | Buy

    | Posted 21 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Organic Spanish Chocolate Bars

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    Valentine’s Day means chocolate to a lot of people, but why does it have to be a boring Whitman’s Sampler (no offense to those of you who love it)? These decadent bars are made in Spain from organic ingredients, and come in some pretty amazing gourmet flavors, like Milk Chocolate with Orange and Cardamom, Dark Chocolate with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and White Chocolate with Lemon and Pink Peppercorn. At just $7 apiece, you can pick up all five flavors for the price of one of those heart-shaped boxes - and be assured that your gourmet-loving sweetie will eat every last bite, as opposed to discreetly throwing said heart-shaped box away.

    $7 at Schoolhouse Electric | Buy

    | Posted 17 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Ren Rose Duo Gift Set

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    A dozen roses are nice, but rather cliched - and they don’t last all that long. Give the rose tradition a new twist with this Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash and Body Cream gift set, plus a handmade gift certificate promising at least two hours of uninterrupted bubble bath time every week to enjoy said gift set with.

    $60 at Space NK | Buy

    | Posted 17 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Rococo Gold Leaf Lacquer

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    Does your special someone LOVE nail polish, the more glittery and unique, the better? Surprise them with this 24k gold leaf-flecked varnish. Worn alone or over any of their favorite lacquers, it gives a glossy golden gleam to nails and is a gift they’ll enjoy for years.

    $48 at Space NK | Buy

    | Posted 15 Jan, 2013 by Janet
  • Chibi Jewels Brass Arrow Ring

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    Dear Menfolk:

    So you came here to get Valentine’s Day gift ideas for that girl you just started dating over the holidays? Good for you! May we suggest this sweet little brass ring? It’s a novel twist on the Valentine’s Day Cupid’s bow-and-arrow motif, particularly if presented with a large heart-shaped box of gourmet chocolates. And flowers, don’t forget the flowers. Good luck!

    Love, MightyGoods

    $25 at Orange And Pear | Buy

    | Posted 14 Jan, 2013 by Janet