Valentine’s Day 2014 Gift Guide

From nuzzling penguins to racy knickers, these gifts set hearts aflutter

v-day gift guide!

Life is like a box of chocolates, but V-Day should deliver something a little more special. Treat your loved ones to anything but the standard fare this year.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Mere Basics’s cashmere underpinnings (available at Clementine) are feather soft and lightweight. From leggings to tanks edged with scalloped lace, these exquisite layers warm up cold winter nights.

I Want to Hold Your Hand
Little sis will adore the rosewood stretch bracelet from local designer Brooklyn Grace. Bright pink tassels give it a playful, bohemian vibe.

Build Me Up, Buttercup
Brighten a pal’s gloomy windowsill with Little Shirley ceramic bud vases at NuBe Green. They come in a rainbow of colors and are handcrafted, so each is as special as your friendship.

Wash That Man Right Out of Your Hair
Bestie reeling from a breakup? Pamper her with Formulary 55’s body polish — a mix of sea minerals and essential oils (grapefruit, rosemary) that detoxify and refresh.

All the Single Ladies
You know the way to your own heart. Gift yourself a Maison Martin Margiela Mega Ring, available at Totokaelo. Multicolor crystals and a shimmering pearl bedeck the undeniably statement-making gold plated-brass bauble.

smores kit!

Play with Fire
Woo your paramour with Hot Cakes’s charming s’mores kit. It has enough graham crackers, marshmallows, and campfire-inspired smoked chocolate to make six gooey treats.

Scent of a Woman
Olivine’s moisturizing lotion (available at Essenza) blends organic ingredients such as lavender, lemon verbena, and aloe vera. Plus, the clear glass bottle adorned with a wooden tag adds swank to a vanity.

Sealed with a Kiss
Send your heartfelt messages through a pair of lovey-dovey penguins or dinosaurs. The quirky cards are blank inside to leave plenty of room for your own sappy musings.

A Little Bump and Grind
Knock his socks off with Hopeless’s fetish-inspired lingerie. The Abbie harness and Phoebe knickers with side cutouts will have him gasping for air.

A Girl’s Best Friend
A wooden diamond box from Cairo should distract from the lack of an engagement ring at the bottom of her champagne glass this year (again). In black or natural wood, it’s a cheeky reminder whenever her guy spends the night.

Photos: Courtesy of Olivine; Courtesy of Totokaelo; Courtesy of Brooklyn Grace; Courtesy of Little Shirley; Courtesy of Orange Twist

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