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Valentine’s Day Gifts to Make Them Swoon

Be Cupid for the day

v-day gift guide!

Don’t rely on conversation hearts to do all the talking. Instead, play Cupid with these heartfelt gifts.

Eat Your Feelings
Candy connoisseurs are sweet on two things: coating and filling. Treat purists to Cacao Art’s hollow, heart-shaped chocolate, packaged with nine pieces in a golden box (available at The Village Stand). Surprise carefree eaters with Hugo & Victor’s Webster Notebook, the Parisian pastry shop’s special-edition box for The Webster gift shop. The festive tome holds twelve chocolate wafers or a seasonal offering of caramel-filled spheres.

Burning Flame
You like a man who can cook, but your guy would rather just pick up the tab. Show him the way with Courtship in the Kitchen, an interactive class hosted by Aragon101 and led by master chocolatier Ricardo Trillos from Cao Chocolates ($75 per person; call 305-443-7335 to register). You’ll make (and taste-test) mousse and edible chocolate bowls and learn which red wine pairs best with each dreamy confection.

Red Letter Day
Whether you’re celebrating the anniversary of your first smooch or your wedding, Taudrey date plates serve as shining reminders of how far you’ve come and and premonitions of all the memorable moments ahead.

Up Close and Personal
You like to snuggle his face, but his shaves are anything but close. Get your needs met with Kyoku’s no-frills skin care line at Apt606. Each product is meticulously crafted with natural Japanese ingredients (think ash, green tea, sake, and ginseng) to make his skin soft enough to nuzzle.

Heart on Your Sleeve
For the girl whose Match.com profile says she’s looking for romance but whose real-life persona needs a little softening, local artist Carlos Rancaño’s tee says it all. It’s comfy, locally made, and exudes a playful vibe.

Poppin’ Bottles and Buttons
One thing leads to another. A few glasses of Krug 2003 vintage — the year’s unusually hot weather meant only one remarkable blend (available at Sunset Corners) — may find you slipping into (or out of) Sofia Sherry’s line of silky loungewear. Like where things are headed? We say splurge on both.

Get down to business.

Photos: Courtesy of RAPP; Courtesy of Hugo & Victor; Courtesy of Kyoku; Courtesy of Taudrey

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