A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Dallas Lovers

A little something-something for February 14

v-day gift guide!

Your S.O. isn’t the most creative when it comes to gifting. (Not another scarf, honey.) Give him a little guidance and you can both reap the rewards of getting exactly what you want.

Something Salty
Most thoughts go to sugar on February 14, but don’t let savory cravings go unrequited. Tell your main squeeze that a few bags of the poppin’ new Live Love Pop ($4-$6) could put you in the mood for making out in front of a movie.

Something Smooth
Dallas women are known for good hair, and Dear Clark aims to keep that reputation intact. The salon’s new hair care line is made here in Texas and oozes with strand-saving stuff such as sunflower seed oil, aloe vera, and rose of Jericho. The smoothing elixir ($24) makes your mane as slick as your man.

Something Pretty
A big bauble is an obvious choice, but a delicate forget-me-not from Gemma Collection is a better option for everyday wear. We’re hot for local artist Chandler Nixon’s semiprecious gemstone earrings with fourteen karat-gold fill ($110). The dainty danglers are wire wrapped by hand and one of a kind — just like your love.

Something Ironic
For gals who take themselves (but never their style) a little less seriously, Delfina Delettrez’s pop art mouth-and-pearl earring at V.O.D. ($495) is coolly tongue-in-cheek. If he’s willing to drop that kind of dough, he deserves more than a peck in return.

empire baking!

Something Sweet
If you prefer to get literal about the holiday, point him toward Empire Baking Company to indulge your every heart-shaped whim. Drop a hint that shortbread cookies ($6.25 for nine) and linzer tarts ($3.25 each) would be sweet. Or demand the chocolate brownie gift bag ($6) and offer to share.

Something Sinister
If a bouquet of red roses is your idea of boring, push him in the direction of Grange Hall. The shop’s collection of oxidized bronze thorn sculptures ($462-$504) has a bit of a vampire vibe. Offer to bite him (in the best kind of way) in return.

Something Simple
You two fell in love at first sight, which is how we felt about Drew Barrymore’s book of heart-shaped objects — from wispy clouds to chili flakes on a saucer — the moment we laid eyes on it. Your dream maker can get Find It in Everything at Barnes & Noble on the Northwest Highway.

Something Sexy
You know you don’t have to beg your beau for a night between the sheets, but the Red Hot Love special at the Belmont Hotel ($185-$275) makes it easy for you both to say yes. The package includes champagne, flowers, chocolate, and a late checkout, so you can sleep in after an evening of adult antics.

Photos: Courtesy of Dear Clark; Courtesy of V.O.D.; Courtesy of Barnes & Noble; Courtesy of Gemma Collection; Felipe Mariel / Courtesy of Live Love Pop; Courtesy of Empire Baking Company

Empire Baking Company
5450 W Lovers Ln
Inwood Village
Dallas, TX 75209
4445 Travis St
ste 101
Dallas, TX 75205
6715 Snider Plz
Dallas, TX 75205
Barnes & Noble
7700 W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75225
901 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
3317 McKinney Ave
ste 201
Dallas, TX 75204
2418 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219