Valentine’s Day Gifts She Will Fall in Love With

It is almost that time of year again and love is in the air. The shelves are filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, stuffed animals, vases of roses, and anything else that is pink, red, or white. It is Valentine’s Day of course, so start getting those ideas ready for what you are going to buy for that special lady. Will you go traditional and get candy or flowers? Or think outside the box with something a little more unique and unexpected? If you are unsure where to begin or what creative alternatives there are, here are five ideas to get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Chandelier Accessory Stand

 

If your girlfriend or wife has a lot of jewelry, the odds are she doesn’t have enough places to neatly store them all. The Chandelier Accessory Stand is a beautiful piece of decorative art that also just happens to be a stand for jewelry. She can hang all those necklaces and bracelets from the chandelier’s arms, while putting pins, earrings, and rings in the base for added storage space. Made from steel and in black or white, she’ll love the look and functionality of this great accessory organizer.

Torpedo Vase

 

Elegance, chic, and sophistication is all you can ask for from your vase to hold flowers. On Valentine’s Day, if you are getting her a bouquet of roses, then you’ll want a perfect way for her to store them. The Torpedo Vase is stylish and versatile, so she can put it in her kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or living area, letting any guests she has over see the wonderful display of affection you bought her this year.

FRAMY Picture Frame

Perhaps you want to go a little more personal this year and give her something truly meaningful. The FRAMY Picture Frame is a great complement for her to hold that precious snapshot of both of you from a memorable moment in your relationship. Its brushed stainless steel construction makes it look contemporary and expensive, while the 18/8 size allows for a 4″ x 6″ picture to be held. Smile for the camera with this great gift idea.

LED Lighted Vanity Make-Up

For the woman who loves putting on makeup or doing her hair, she’ll truly appreciate the LED Lighted Vanity Make-Up Mirror. Its satin nickel finish creates a modern aesthetic that will complement her bathroom or bedroom décor nicely, while not sacrificing the efficiency that this great mirror provides. Its bright LED lighting makes for an easier viewing experience, and with batteries instead of a power cord, she can simply take it anywhere in the house when getting ready in the morning.

Giorgio Tote Bag

What lady doesn’t love purses or bags? The Girogio Tote Bag takes a more modern approach and has stylized classic tote bags with its leather material and stainless steel accents. The magic is in how it easily folds up into a simple rectangle so she can store it in her car or other purse and then open it up to reveal the convenient bag she can use for holding up to 19 lbs of items. So whether she is taking it shopping for groceries or just needs another bag for holding her accessories, she can’t go wrong with this versatile tote bag.

Gifts For Your Valentine Vino Lover

Ahhh, the gift of wine… The gift that keeps on giving.  Valentine’s Day is a great occasion to enjoy some vino with the one you love. The tradition of enjoying an intimate dinner and a great bottle of wine is ingrained into the consciousness of romantics around the globe. There are so many fun gift ideas around this time of the year that are sure to awe your loved one!

Buying wine is a form of art.  It’s not an easy task, especially when you are buying for someone who knows wines very well. There are several ways to go about buying wine as a gift. You can start with a favorite varietal or a favorite region or you can set a price point.  Wine does not have to be super expensive to be good. Choose one that your loved one will brag about!

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How about a wine club membership?  Now that’s unique!  You determine how many months, which wine club best fits your special Valentine’s tastes and each month brings a new wine adventure to their doorstep. Price range $30-180 per month.

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RAVI… yes, RAVI is always a great idea!  Instantly surprise your Valentine with this awesome Instant Wine Chiller.  Ravi never alters the taste and it features a valve that lets you control the flow of wine which helps in obtaining the desired temperature. Vino perfetto!

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If you have a Valentine reader to please, gift them a great wine book they’ve always wanted.  Add a personal message inside the book and let your love take on the journey of a lifetime.  From wine region spotlights to food pairing protocol and everything in between, there’s a book and a wine for everyone.

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Vino lover with a sweet tooth?  No problem!  There is an easy way to perfectly pair wine and chocolate. This is a chocolate tin six-pack with varying degrees of chocolate intensity to pair with specific red wine varietals. Each eye-catching tin of chocolate is appropriately labeled for each varietal – making your job of tasting easier than ever. A top-pick gift idea for Valentine’s day – Wine Lover’s Chocolate Tins, and reasonably priced at only $20!

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You can always stick to fun and unique wine accessories.  Choose from wine racks, decanters, glasses and a multitude of accessories to wine apparel from the Home Clever website. You won’t be disappointed!

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Whatever you do, find a way to enhance your Valentine’s Day with lots of vino, love and color RED!

Top 5 Places to Travel on Valentine’s Weekend

So many wonderful things to do, so little time.  Why not spice things up a bit this year for Valentine’s Day?  Ditch the standard box of chocolates or long-stem roses and book a romantic getaway to sweep your Valentine off his or her feet.  From romantic city escapades to relaxing beach vacations, here are our top picks for the sweetest and sexiest Valentine’s Day adventures.

1. New York, New York

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Love is all around in the Big Apple. For those who haven’t experienced it for themselves, they sure saw it on Sex and the City.  From horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park (with your own Mr. Big) to Eskimo kisses on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, love sure is in the air. This Valentine’s Day, add some edge to your romance with a downtown Manhattan adventure. Spice up window-shopping with a trip to SoHo’s sophisticated and saucy Agent Provocateur for some sexy skivvies. Next head to the Meatpacking District for a romantic stroll along the neighborhood’s unique elevated park, the High Line. The Valentine’s Day package at the Hotel Gansevoort is equal parts sweet and sexy featuring roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne and the classic game of Twister.

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Gansevoort Park Lobby

Gansevoort Park Lobby

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Rooftop Lounge and Heated Pool

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Take advantage of the late check-out time and sleep in or spend the morning lounging at the heated outdoor rooftop pool. With so much New York has to offer, how could you not fall in love?

2. San Francisco, California

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Woo your Valentine with some canoodling penguins in flirty San Francisco. Gourmet Walks celebrates the holiday with a sweet stroll around town. The Champagne and Chocolate tour kicks off with a bit of bubbly at a wine bar followed by 7 stops for gourmet chocolate tastings. Yummolish!  Next, why not get some sex tips from the birds and the bees at the San Francisco Zoo’s “Woo at the Zoo.” This quirky, adults-only event shares the secret sex lives and mating rituals of some of the zoo’s favorite residents. When it’s time to turn in, the “Lose Your Heart” package at Campton Place Hotel in Union Square promises more romance with dinner and a wine-tasting at the restaurant.

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3. San Juan, Puerto Rico

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A trip to the beach in the middle of winter just might be what the doctor prescribed and Puerto Rico is a great choice with no passport requirements and quick direct flights from many US airports. Let your love glow in San Juan, a city perfect for strolling, lounging and club-hopping at night. The Luminescent Love Package at the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino includes an oceanfront room, champagne, a massage and a trip to the Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo. This ethereal “biobay” is filled with microscopic plankton that glitter and glow in the water.

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Puerto Rico nightlife

Keep the romance going with an aphrodisiac in the ornate red and gold dining room at Dragonfly. Latin American and Japanese cuisines are fused to create the most scrumptious and sexy sushi rolls. Indulge and eat your hearts out!

4. Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah’s cobblestone streets, moody Spanish moss and Southern charm are known to inspire hand-holding and stolen kisses for new lovers and seasoned partners. You can paddle a canoe for 2 on a Wilderness Southeast tour. The area’s coastal creeks are framed by stately tupelo and cypress trees and filled with cool wildlife including herons, turtles and alligators. If waterfront fun is more for you, head down the Savannah River for a brunch or dinner riverboat cruise.

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Once back on dry land, indulge in a sundae at Leopold’s Ice Cream, which has been scooping up tasty treats since 1919. Rose Petal Cream and Chocolate Cherry Cordial are only available in February. The city is filled with romantic inns and cozy bed and breakfasts. Check into the Ballastone Inn or the ultra-luxe Mansion on Forsyth Park.

5. Denver, Colorado

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The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa celebrates love and lack of it all month long. The Love Stinks package pampers the broken-hearted with cocktails, stress-relief massage and a copy of the book “He’s Just Not That Into You.” History buffs can take a hotel tour and learn about romantic rendezvous of celebrities and even past presidents that have happened at the hotel since it opened in 1892. How fun!  Instead of bickering about your own lack of love life, indulge in this juicy gossip of ghosts de le Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. Those feeling a bit more amorous will enjoy the decadent chocolate brunch or the spa’s cherry chocolate scrub.

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Love reaches new heights — 12,050 feet to be exact — at The Loveland ski slope, located just an hour from Denver. Couples tie the knot or renew their vows during the annual Mountaintop Matrimony Ceremony and then ski down the hill to their reception. Adventure at its best!

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Loveland ski area

Whatever your choice may be, be sure to enjoy the day and weekend to its fullest.  Fill it with love and laughter no matter of your surroundings! Cheers to February!