Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Boston VIPs

Woo your inner circle

archery tacks!

You’re flush with fondness for the importants in your life. Spread the love to your entire coterie.

Family First
He took you out for your first Shirley Temple; stoke Dad’s nostalgia at the Spinnaker pop-up in the Cambridge Hyatt, a revival of the city’s onetime go-to date site. Shoot an arrow into Mom’s organized heart with the archery tacks from Debra Folz. Should your niece lose the V-Day card war, appease her with a honey-sweetened chocolate bar from Jamaica Plain chocolatier Apotheker’s (available at Olives & Grace). Make Furrell sit up and beg for heart-shaped gingerbread cookies from Bark Place.

With Friends like These
Remind your single bud of the true pleasures in life — two scoops served in pastel-colored ice cream bowls from local ceramicist Lawrence McRae. Then help her look ahead to summer flings with a customized two-piece from Bow & Drape’s new resort collection.

Hunka Love
Help him let off steam at the new CrossFit Coolidge Corner, where the first month of membership costs $99 (reg. $209-$289). Then stem the sweating in the new heat-diffusing Archive dress shirt from Ministry of Supply. Long past the candlelit dinner stage? Book the Lazy Days package at Kennebunkport Inn, which includes a TV marathon, two pints of Ben & Jerry’s, spiked hot chocolate, and a late checkout.

Because You’re Worth It
You’ve always been your own best date. Treat yourself to the classics in the form of salted caramel hearts from EH Chocolatier and the limited-edition Rose Infinity facial at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental.

Save the best for last.

mandarin spa!

Photos: Courtesy of Debra Folz; George Apostolidis / Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

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