Valentine’s Day Gifts – Love, Love, Love

For me, Valentine’s Day is just as good a time to pop some bubbly and make a delicious meal or order delivery. What we skip? Reservations. Like New Year’s Eve, we like to avoid the overpriced “special” menu.

When it comes to gifts I suggest both the stereotypical jewelry and chocolate to some off the beaten path.

Whip it Good!

You can read the idea of whipped cream for Valentine’s Day as naughty or nice. You decide. If you’ve ever tried fresh whipped cream, you know that no preservative-laden grocery variety can match the sweet, creamy peaks you get with the real thing. But if you’re daunted by the thought of hand-whipping your own topping, fear not. We’ve found a gadget that does the work for you. The iSi Easy Whip produces twice the volume of hand whipping — one pint of liquid yields about five pints of whipped cream — in seconds. Isi Easy Whip, $49.95 TheDailyGrommet.com

Small World

Sorta silly. Kind of quirky. What’s so special about a glass vessel, a pile of rocks, some plant life and a little figurine or two? I’m not exactly sure where the magic comes from, but the combination is totally endearing. Maybe it’s the tiny people. Twig Terrariums, $50 TheDailyGrommet.com

Dangling Dazzlers

The standard jewelry gift for VD. Bejewel her ears with Opal, Swarovski crystal embellished earrings. Bijoux Heart earrings, $205 TheOutnet.com

Bedtime Beckons

A fun and flirty chemise that’s not over the top nor shy and this item won’t be awkward for the gift giver or reciever. Oscar de la Renta chemise, $69 BareNecessities.com

Brownie Obession-YUM!

Dark and delicious double chocolate espresso brownies. Skip the milk and serve with some champagne on Valentine’s Day. $21.95 for melt in your mouth delicious. StirCrazyBakery.com

Love is a Battlefield

Pat Benatar sang, “Love is a battlefield.” Why not heal with a purple heart. Crunchy, salty-sweet caramel toffee packaged in a petite purple heart. $15 Vosgeschocolate.com


February 1st, 2012 by Ali

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