Fall for These Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

There’s something for everyone on your list

No matter your relationship (friend, crush, committed for life), these gifts show the people you love most how much they matter.

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Take Flowers to the Next Level
Brighten your BFF’s day with a three-part present from Field & Florist ($140): an arrangement of roses, ranunculus, poppies, berries, anemones, and foliage in a ceramic vase; a candle from Tatine; and your choice of brass bar earrings or vintage metal rod necklace by Berglo.

Up His Style Game
A man can never have too many button-downs, especially if they’re from Glass House Shirt Makers. The Chicago-based brand uses sustainable fabrics and produces its slim-fit styles (from $135) in small batches. Support local line Munie Designs by picking up a waxed-cotton-canvas messenger bag ($225). Or hit up The Fifth Avenue Man, the renovated men’s store at Saks on Michigan Avenue, to discover fresh fashion like Riviera slip-on sneakers ($80).

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Just Shack Up Already
Reserve a superior king suite at the Thompson Chicago as part of the Digital Detox package ($299). You’ll be encouraged to check your phones upon arrival. Perks include a candlelit bath turndown service, monogrammed terry-cloth robes, valet parking, Intelligentsia coffee, late checkout, and reservations for two at Nico Osteria.

Meat Your Heart Out
Know a burgeoning butcher? Sign him or her up for a bloody good time at Chop Shop this Saturday. For $50, attendees get to watch the pros cut and prep a range of meat (beef meatballs, pulled pork, lamb sausage, goat skewers, and more), with food, drink, music, and comedy included.

Go on a Chocolate Cleanse
Cocoa fiends will be sweet on this surprise: Katherine-Anne’s 90-day chocolate of the month club ($357) supplies enough peanut butter and banana truffles, rosemary and sea salt caramels, and homemade marshmallows to get you through the rest of winter.

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Reveal Your Candy Crush
A Sweet Delivery does just that: sends adorable boxes loaded with treats. We’re smitten with the Gourmet Gummy Bear Gift Package ($35). Another tasty idea? Blue Sky Bakery’s custom, personalized fortune cookies ($10 for six). Email your sentiments — or go with funny suggestions like “Thanks for retweeting me when no one else does” — and let the confectioners do the rest.

Get a Proper Pampering
Show yourself some love by heading to the Spa at the Dana Hotel for the Snowed In package ($300), which includes a hot stone massage, hot oil scalp treatment, facial, and manicure. Or go for the Kneading Each Other couple’s massage ($300) or Red Wine & Roses mani/pedi ($125).

Wow Her with Jewels
Stumped on her style when it comes to accessories? Heirlume lets you fill out a questionnaire about the person you’re shopping for, then leads you to designs based on the answers. In the mix: Chicago’s Dana Rebecca (from $220) and new line UrbanBoulder (from $300).

Photos: Potluck Creative / Courtesy of Field & Florist; Courtesy of Thompson Hotel; Courtesy of A Sweet Delivery

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