Valentine's Day Gift Guide for the Guys & GalsPosted: Updated:
Happy Heart Day is right around the corner, so here are some fun gift ideas for that special person on your list.
Good Gifts for Either Guys or Gals:
For the Creative Love -- A cute fill in book called What I Love About You and Me enables the giver to fill in each page with answers to phrases that say things like "I wish I had known you when...." and then there is a blank to fill in your customized answer. Fun and personal and sells for $12 at Francesca's Collections that is located in the Casa Paloma Shopping Center at Ray Rd. close to the I10 in Chandler. Francesca's also has several other Valley locations.
Fun Gift -- The Sweet Time Love Tokens Coupon Book is a love coupon book that has some unique pages that I hadn't seen before in other coupon books. For example, there is one page that is good for the final bite meaning that the loved one gets the last bite of the food that is being shared or the digital break page which can be redeemed for a day free from the computer, phone and TV. Clever ideas. The book sells for $6.95 at Francesca's Collections.
For the coffee lover -- NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is a fun and innovative professional at-home coffee and espresso machine that is equipped with espresso technology. And this particular one is decked out with a Love Is The Message theme, which is fun. This appliance features of 15 bars of pressure and this creative coffee maker is comparable to the java shops, while a personalized auto scroll allows you to customize the strength and blend of your brew. The easy to use and stylish Nescafé Dolce Gusto Fiorucci Genio is available at www.dolce-gusto.us/en/nescafe-dolce-gusto-genio-fiorucci.html for $139.99. I have one and I love mine.
For the Spa lover -- Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card ($25-$1,000, SpaFinder.com) -- A Spafinder Wellness 365 gift card (ranging from $25 to $1,000) is the perfect Valentine's Day gift because it provides instant access to a network of over 20,000 wellness centers, spas, golf courses, nutritionists, salons, and personal trainers for a balanced lifestyle 365 days a year. Select one of three delivery options (print, email or mail) when you visit www.spafinder.com to purchase a gift card.For the perfect home spa gift, give them Valentine's gift wrapped items from LUSH. LUSH has created six limited edition products and three lovely gifts to celebrate the occasion, including a brand new shower gel, two massage bars and one hugely impressive bath bomb. With gorgeous ingredients like pomegranate juice, fresh figs and Fair Trade vanilla, these fragrant gifts make the perfect at home spa indulgence. Prices start at $6.95 and all are sold at www.lushusa.com and in local LUSH stores.
For the Sentimental Lover -- For a unique idea, check out BirdAve., which is a company that creates lasting memories with chic artwork with classic and modern posters that beautifully capture 700 city skylines and places of interest. A couple can create a trio set depicting where they met, where they got married, and where they live now. From big cities to small towns, in the United States and across the world - BirdAve has it covered. Sold online and prices start at $20 at www.birdave.com. I had one made for my husband of our Alma Mater college stadium, which is also the city we were married in. Cool and unique gift idea.
For the Party Person -- His or her fun flasks in Valentine packaging are both sold at Francesca's Collections. The girls small silver one says "Love You More" and is adorned in pastel flowers and sells for $18. The guys, or unisex, version comes in a box that reads "Listen Love...the secret to relationships & romance" and the box opens up to a silver flask and is $24.
*"Taken" necklace -- The pretty necklace spells out TAKEN and comes in either silver or gold bling. Fun to give her and a message is sent that she is yours when worn. Sold at The Purple Skirt Boutique in Ahwatukee located at 40th Street and Chandler Blvd.
For the Beauty Products lover -- Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Valentine ($25, ElizabethArden.com) -- This new lipstick is ultra-conditioning and hydrating and comes in the fun color called Valentine, which is the perfect shade to give her on love day. Pair the lipstick with the Elizabeth Arden UNTOLD Fragrance ($72, ElizabethArden.com), which is a heart-shaped beautiful fragrance with a pretty floral scent. Both Elizabeth Arden products are also sold at Macy's stores.
For Mom -- A Lisa Leonard Designs lovely Gold Toned Molded Heart Necklace ($68 at www.lisaleonardonline.com) engraved with her kids' names is the perfect Valentine's Day gift. I love the one I received from Lisa Leonard Designs and watch the segment to see it. You can also get all kinds of gifs from this line like gorgeous personalized necklaces, bracelets and rings and other items that include customized magnets and wall hangings too. Check it all out at http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/.
For your gal pals -- To make your friends laugh on heart day, give her The Perfect Man Solid Decorated milk chocolate man. The tasty treat is clad in red heart boxers. $5.95 at Hallmark stores.
Fun Gifts For All Ages:
Hallmark Cupig Dancing Pig Doll -- I love the cu pig play on words here and if your Valentine or child loves pigs, this is the perfect gift. $15.99 with the purchase of three Hallmark cards at Hallmark gift shops.
Love You To The Moon and Back door hanger -- A sweet and simple gift that says it all and is perfect to give to your kids or any other of your loved ones on Valentine's Day. Sells at Francesca's Collections for $6.
Ouch! Kiss It Better bandages -- Cute band-aids come in different sizes that are decorated with hearts, lips and other cute heart day decor. $6 at Francesca's Collections.
You are so loved coffee mug -- This sweet mug can be given to anyone on your list and the simple phrase is so treasured. $15 at Francesca's Collections.
Last Minute Easy Ideas from Walgreens
If you don't have a lot of time to shop or find yourself needing a gift last minute, Walgreens has some fun offerings that include:
*American Roadtrip All Natural Salted Caramel Dark Chocolates -- An American company that uses ingredients from American farms and artisans has this pretty pink heart-shaped box filled with heart shaped chocolates. A cool, American-made gourmet box of chocolates that are readily available at Walgreens for $12.99.
*Bling Heart Champagne Glasses (2 set for $9.99) -- Pretty and perfect for a nice Valentine's dinner.
Here's hoping that you found your perfect Valentine's Day gift idea. Have fun shopping and happy heart day! For more holiday gift ideas, recipes, beauty news, pet stuff, parenting and more, check out my blog at www.managedmoms.com.