It’s impossible to escape Valentine’s day – whether you are part of a couple or flying solo, a simple trip into the drugstore is fraught with signs and symbols of this lovers’ holiday. You can’t avoid it, so one way to make this time of year more palatable is to make a list about who you want to gift and stick to your plan. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your friends and family or your lover, streamline your effort by checking out some of our favorite Valentine’s Day must-haves to share with those you love:
Lush Cosmetics Lots of Love Kit - $53 at Lushusa.com
This beautiful set can be kept for you and your sweetie or gifted to a friend. Either way Lush created the perfect gift to spoil the one you love on Valentine’s Day. The heart-studded paper is inspired by Neon Love soap, which you’ll find inside along with six more luxurious bath and body products. This package includes the sweet vanilla scented Close to You massage bar, fresh pomegranate juice gel, Prince Charming and four more romantic treats are packed in, to make this a Valentine’s Day you won’t forget.
Emily & Tony Aromatherapy Massage Oil Candles - $38 at EmilyandTony.com
Ignite the flames in more ways than one. These unique Aromatherapy Massage Oil Candles will fill your home with evocative aromas and create the ultimate sensory experience to set the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day. When hot, the candle wax doubles as a luxurious body moisturizer with a nourishing soy and oil formula that cools quickly for instant comfort and pleasure. Each candle burns for up to 50 hours and is ideal for both men and women.
Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings - $25 at Amazon.com
A charming how-to guide and great coffee table book on designing an event to make it uniquely your own. Through Inspired Weddings, Matthew fuses classic themes with sentimental objects to help you design a glamorous, unique event on nearly any budget. Given his extensive background and experience in all things art and décor related, Matthew’s tips and tricks are perfect for not only brides, but anyone who is aiming to put a creative spin on planning everything from a Sunday brunch to redesigning a guest room.
The Children’s Place – all pieces $20 or less at Childrensplace.com
From sweetheart graphic tees, love-ly pajamas, and heart-shaped accessories, The Children’s Place has everything you need for your little Valentine.
Cozy’s Complete Guide To Girl’s Hair by Cozy Friedman - $16 at Socozy.com
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with hugs, kisses and gorgeous, creative hairstyles from Cozy Friedman. This Valentine’s Day, give your special little girl a sweet – and stylish – treat. Cozy Friedman, author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, shows you how to create chic, one-of-a-kind looks that are the perfect touch for a look of love this Valentine’s Day. See below for two looks from the book!
AHAVA Mineral Botanic Duo Set - $26 at AHAVAUS.com
Treat yourself or someone you love to the pampering benefits of Dead Sea minerals and organic plant extracts. AHAVA’s skin-nourishing Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Body Wash (500 ml) and Body Lotion (400 ml) in Hibiscus & Fig delivers essential moisture to the skin leaving it calm, clean and refreshed – and subtly fragrant.
Bond No. 9 Perfumista Avenue - $190 at BondNo9.com
This rose-laden scent named after a fantasy street is the ideal fragrance to spritz for a cozy evening at home or a night out with a dapper gentleman. A delicate and fresh rose note is immediately perceived as a starting point accompanied by lush and succulent plum. Just like the scent, the bottle conveys romance and love with its strong, vivid magenta color and shimmering metallic cast.
Elemis Top-to-Toe Skincare Collection - $104 at TimetoSpa.com
A perfect gift from your other half or even great as a little something for you, this limited edition, five-piece collection comes in a luxury vanity bag. It contains best-selling products to cover each step of your skincare regimen, including full-sized Skin Nourishing Shower Cream, Papaya Enzyme Peel, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, and Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, plus a 35ml Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. Skin is left clean, hydrated and glowing.
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Valentine’s Day Set - $86 at RalphLauren.com
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s car collection, Polo Red is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life with drive and ambition. With powerful notes of red saffron, red grapefruit and red cedar wood, this spicy, woody fragrance captures speed, adrenaline and – most importantly – seduction. The ultimate in design and distinction, the fiery red, high-gloss bottle mimics the sleek curves of an automobile. The kit includes a 125 ml EDT, a 1.36 oz EDT and a 3.4 fl oz After Shave Balm.