Unique Valentine's Day gifts for any special someonePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Valentine’s Day is coming quick. Still stuck on what to get that special someone? Lifestyle expert Val Lodato shared some unique ideas for gifts, and even some that give back.
Beautiful things on a budget at KarmaGifts.com - These boho-chic, affordable accessories will really put a smile on her face. They're great for mixing and matching, so you can keep adding to your collection with purses, scarves, flip flops and so much more! Feel great about spreading the love - Karma Gifts donates a portion of each sale to those in need. www.karmagifts.com
For him - How about some swank socks with a sweet philosophy: "buy one - give one!" For every pair of socks purchased, Mitscoots gives an equal quality pair to someone in need. Icing on the socially conscious cake: the Texas based company hires those less fortunate to get each and every pair of socks packaged up and ready to go. Mitscoots socks aren't just good looking, they also last a long time because they're designed for folks who need to wear the same pair of socks for days on end. Starting at $10.99 at www.mitscoots.com
Fuzz Therapy - Give your Valentine the gift of love with a beautiful gift set from Fuzz Therapy. The "With Love" basket includes sweet caramels, a wonderful book about love, a box of love quote cards, a "You Hold the Key to My Heart Forever" card, complete with a limited edition, hand-forged key and to top it off the softest, fuzziest teddy bear! Fuzz Therapy's bears are made by a small, family owned company which has been making high-quality teddy bears for more than 15 years. The caramels included in the gift set are hand-crafted in small batches - plus they are gluten-free and kosher-certified. All are beautifully presented in Fuzz Therapy's custom-made keepsake box. www.sendfuzz.com
Speaking of candy - Food gifts always knock it out of the park and we've got a few - some super sweet, the others, sugar-free:
First: think pink! This a stylish selection of gummy puffs, hearts, strawberry jelly beans, taffy sticks and red cinnamon bears - at Oliveandcocoa.com, they wrap up their gifts beautifully so all you have to do is pop on a card. $64 at www.oliveandcocoa.com
Olive & Cocoa also offers a chic crate for the chocolate lover called of course SWAK - sealed with a kiss! Two full pounds of festive foil wrapped milk chocolate lips come gift wrapped with ribbon for $44. Olive & Cocoa also has a fresh take on champagne consumption - check out these delicate glass champagne flutes! They are both chic and sensible. This set of six 8 ounce flutes is adorned with dots, swirls and stripes. They also make beautiful bud vases. $78 for 6
And yes - we also found sweet and delicious candy without sugar! Ice Chips are made with the hot natural sweetener, Xylitol and they come in adorable tins. Even dentists stand behind this natural sweetener. Flavors range from Root Beer Float to Strawberry Daiquiri and sour cherry and more! You can get a 6 pack of tins for $29.95 at /www.icechipscandy.com
And finally the big splurge we love to hunt down: two gifts that always score a homerun: flowers & shoes. Put them together and you get Lady O's Pressed Flower Shoes!
Lady O's collection contains a patent pending design using pressed flowers infused in vinyl. Such a perfect splurge gift for her, because these flowers will never wilt and they are inside many woman's favorite accessory, her shoes: $338 at www.collection.shopladyo.com