Gifts For Your Valentine | The Ladies Edition

2 Feb

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” – William Shakespeare 

I think we all probably have complex feelings about Valentine’s Day these days… There’s something robotic about the whole roses-and-chocolate dance, but try a Valentine’s without gifts and see if you’re not mad at your significant other for weeks afterward!

Instead of the fail-fail scenario, maybe we’ll try something new this year: Sweet gifts that differ from the usual fare. Here’s a few ideas for items that will make your otherhalf swoon with amore… and tomorrow, the maskaline version.

Vintage Royal Albert Teacup and Saucer, $32. Because tea should be consumed with dramatic flair, especially when you’re not allowing yourself to drink Russian Hot Chocolate for the next however many bazillion weeks…Oh man. Visions of a 24-piece macaron gift box are dancing in my head right now… Forgo the Walmart mixed chocolates and have some delicious macarons delivered to your doorstep your Valentine’s doorstep instead. I happen to be able to vouch for Lette’s macarons in L.A. Turns out they deliver, and they also sell aprons in fuchsia, chartreuse and violet (ahem violet) for $25. The combination of the two would blow the top off any mixed box of chocolates any day, guaranteed.  Maybe your favorite chef is a little salty, or maybe they’ve always loved knuckle tattoos… Regardless, these witty mitts are just the thing to get you out of a knuckle sandwich on V-Day. Here and here You know what’s super cute without being nauseating? Miniature paintings. This shop on Etsy has almost thirty different ones, all of which are, er, precious for $22 each. But this one’s my favorite…it’s called “Complicated Feelings.”  This print just drips of good will, don’t you think? Extra points for framing it and placing it in the night…! $18 at this Etsy shopKey to successful Valentine’s gifts: Give them something that will serve as a daily reminder of your affection. This omigawdiloveit adorable bento box is way too cute to leave at home, so you’d be softly encouraging them to eat well, too, which is an expression of love on its own. $39.99. Bento boxes also come in other colors and styles.

Tune in tomorrow for some ideas about gifts for the manly man type figure.

One Response to “Gifts For Your Valentine | The Ladies Edition”

  1. Tess Flanagan February 2, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Awesome picks! All gifts I would LURVE (ahembenflan)

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