Gather round friends and lovers, it’s the sexiest time of year and we’ve rounded up some lovely gifts that are sure to impress and delight this Valentine’s Day. Let’s skip the yucky drugstore chocolate, the cliché long-stemmed red roses, and the cheap champagne this year and go for something unexpected, shall we?
From delicate handmade lingerie to a luxurious candle sure to light her fire, we’ve got the goods to make your Valentine’s Day really pop off this year.
We’re obsessed with NY intimates label Araks. Her attention to detail, colour pairings and subtle touches on every garment back them all feel so special and unique, plus they’re all made by hand in New York. Want to really blow her socks off this Valentine’s Day? Skip Victoria’s Secret and head straight for their Valentine’s Day edit. We love the Beatrice Bralette and all the gorgeous colour pairings it’s available in. Opt for something a little less conventional like this orange and soft pink.
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Get ready for Valentine’s Day weekend with a fresh hit of lush pink grapefruit from our favourite Dermatologist recommended brand. Nothing sets the mood and elevates one’s confidence quite like healthy-looking, shiny hair. With Neutrogena’s clarifying and exfoliating formula, you’ll have healthier hair thanks to their pH-balanced formula that helps bust through residue and build-up for oily hair and scalp. This one is a gift for her, for him, for you even, cause a good hair day is what you need to make you feel good and look good this Valentine’s Day. Neutrogena’s formula is non-medicated and non-drying, plus it’s free of parabens, phthalates, sls and safe for colour-treated hair. Find it at your local Loblaws Supermarket.
Gorgeous gorgeous girls love the robe life. Make her feel like the queen of the casa this Valentine’s Day with this limited edition intoxicating floral print robe from Simon Miller. Fabricated with sustainability in mind with excess production fabric for waste reduction, this robe would make a lovely conscious gift for your friend or lover alike.
Our favourite loungewear brand Sidia has released a line of candles just in time to get cozy with your lover this Valentine’s Day. Their Braless candle “invites you to strip back the layers of the day, in surrender to the ultimate unwind.” Featuring notes of sensual soft spices, bamboo, leafy, clove, and creamy coconut, Sidia’s braless candle is sure to light your Valentine’s fire if you know what I mean… 😉
Does anyone else miss those Valentine’s Day candy grams we used to send back in junior high? Cause I sure as heck do! Maybe we can all send each other Starface hydro hearts instead this year?! We’re loving the cute little endearing sayings as a fun alternative to their usual stars.
There are few fragrance brands more luxurious than The House of Creed, who famously created iconic scents for royalty for over 300 years, and they just got a little more luxe with this limited edition leather sleeve. Made from handcrafted Italian leather with monogrammed burgundy logo detailing, the sleeve perfectly houses any 100ml bottle you choose. For Valentine’s Day, we’d suggest pairing this sleeve with Silver Mountain Water, Milliésime Impérial or Iris Tubéreuse for a gift they’ll really cherish today and for years to come.
Lean into her feminine tendencies with this oh-so on-trend JACQUEMUS La Montagne Le Chiquito Noeud Bag. It’s the most wearable size, not the micro version you’ve probably seen all over the place, done in subtle light pink buffed leather, complete with an adjustable shoulder strap that can be detached, a rolled carry handle, and of course the signature gold hardware. Sure to impress her, it’s expertly crafted in Spain, so she’ll be able to cherish it for many many seasons to come.
Cleaning up your beauty cabinet of harmful toxins doesn’t stop in the bedroom so swap out your synthetic lube for this incredible cosmic Venus Love Lube from one of our favourite clean Canadian brands Living Libations. Not to freak you out, but most synthetic lubricants contain highly toxic glycerin, a sugar that feeds yeast and bacteria and can lead to the development of infections. Unlike most drugstore lubes, which actually dehydrate and disorganize cells, Venus Love Lube is made with fruitful botanicals like seeds of Pomegranate, Cranberry and Jojoba as well as Rosewood, Ylang and Hemp Blossoms. Use it as a moisturizing massage creme and non-latex lubricant; Living Libations recommends patch-testing the product inside the elbow before use.
Want to make her sweat a little when you pull out that ring box? Even if it’s not time to get down on one knee, she’ll surely squeal when she realizes what’s inside this Gucci box. Give her your heart this Valentine’s Day (instead of a proposal lol) without breaking the bank on diamonds. We love this silver signet ring for its affordable, seasonally appropriateness that’s at once playful as it is wearable, even after February 14th.
Looking for the perfect Galentine’s Day gift for your bestie to liven up her dried and brittle strands? Look no further than THIC’s Daily Hair Perfecting Oil. Formulated with nourishing hemp, argan, and grape seed oils, this oil works hard on all hair types and can be used morning and night to smooth and repair those gorgeous locks of yours.
Let’s make this Valentine’s Day one free of guilt shall we? Let’s skip the drugstore chocolate loaded with additives and toxic artificial flavours and go straight to Honey Mama’s amazing nourishing truffle bars. Available in a huge variety of flavours (our faves are Oregon Mint and Tahini Tangerine) these truffle bars only have five ingredients and a little bit of honey for sweetness that won’t set your blood sugar into a huge spike. They’ve created this cute box just for Feb 14th that features some of their best-selling bars including Chocolate Cake, Lavender Rose, Ginger Cardamom and Spicy Dark.