Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Being a personal shopper has its perks. Whether I’m scouting for property, sourcing a great diamond for an engagement ring, a rare work of art or flowers from half way around the globe, I’m always looking for the next best thing.
Anyone can buy a box of drugstore chocolates or roses from the guy on the street corner. They’ve received “that gift” at some point in their life, so why not aim a little higher and buy something a little different than the norm.
Make it a date to remember. Skip reservations at a restaurant and cook intimate dinner for two at home. Bypass the card section at the grocery store and give them a handwritten note with the things you love about them.
And finally, pick a gift that you won’t find just anywhere. I’ve put together a list of my favorite “new finds” to make your shopping experience a pleasant one.
For Him - For Her
LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – Nikki Lukes Treats
Finally, a box of chocolates they will love. Try this cup of melt in your mouth chocolate infused with a shot of cognac, tequila or vodka.
You’ve married an athlete, or someone with a job that prevents them from wearing jewelry at work. The perfect gift is a ring by QALO, the leading silicone ring for active married couples. No more fear of leaving your ring behind at the gym, or not wearing one at all. Numerous celebrities and professional athletes are fans. You will be too! www.qalo.com
They say couples that play together stay together. This is a very cool subscription box for those “just getting started” or are well on their way down the aisle. When purchasing a box from Date Night, you will get everything you need to have a quality evening with him/her. Order one box for a single date, or sign up for a monthly box to make sure date night is never missed again! getdatebox.com
We all need some positive energy in our life. Give her a good luck charm to carry in her purse to help make every day a positive one! Quartz is a power stone. It has been called the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses. It enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing and focusing and transmitting. www.g2organics.com/shop/quartz-crystals
Every girl loves a day at the spa, but with our calendars already packed with business meetings and kids soccer games; we rarely have time for it. This is where Heather Marianna steps in to help. Known for her amazing DIY beauty treatment videos, Marianna has created a monthly beauty box for women on the go. Custom scented sugar scrubs, body washes, beauty bars, skin oils, body splashes and more! Treat her not JUST on Valentine’s Day, but for months to come! www.heathermarianna.tv
Long walks on the beach…wasn’t that one of the first things she told you she loves? If you’ve taken her on said walk, or have promised her to summer vacation, surprise her with a memento of that trip with this line of beach sand jewelry. www.dunejewelry.com
Gentlemen, no more buying flowers from the grocery store enroute to picking her up for dinner. She’s worth more than wilted roses wrapped in plastic. Roseshire isn’t selling ‘just another arrangement of flowers.” Their Legacy box filled with 10 dozen roses (yes that’s right, 120 roses) will make a statement when it arrives at her office. I promise, her colleague's boyfriend will hate you. www.roseshire.com
If you wear cologne, you’ll notice around midday the scent is gone. Your lady wants to smell great all the time! When buying her favorite perfume, make sure to grab a bottle of Fragrance Lock finishing spray. Fragrance Lock gives her favorite perfume staying power. It will have everyone asking, “What are you wearing?” www.fragrancelock.com
Maxing out your credit card is a thing of the past with creations by KVO Collections. You can say “Be Mine” without having a Cartier budget. They offer an array of everyday earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets priced under $750. You’re welcome…www.kvocollections.com
Without a date this Valentine’s Day? That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be spoiled. The Ah Ring has been called “the sexiest thing since the stiletto” and “the new symbol of single’s pride!” Go on…pull out your credit card and buy you one! www.divinediamonds.com