Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Yay - Exquisite Gifts & Treats

Yay for Valentine's Day!  Goodies to give share or enjoy for yourself.
Valentine's Day is to be enjoyed with someone special or just on your own. Here are some lovely "out of the box" treats to give him and to get for yourself.

Beard Guyz, Van der Hagen
For Him - Doop Kit Essentials
Trending now are metro-sexual grooming aids for the guys. Think "Art of the Shave". Beard Guyz are up and coming with retro shave sets such as this Badger Hair Brush and highly polished Stainess Steel Safety Razor by Van der Hagen. Set comes with a Soap Cup and Shaving Soap shown below. Old school elegance! Visit

Badger Hair Brush & Safety Razor Doop Kit by Van der Hagen

Instead of a card....

Love Meets Origami
Unisex Gift: Instead of a card,give one of these Origami Books which folds into 3D hearts. Doubles as a journal or sketch book for artwork and drawings. The covers are very artistic and perfect for Valentine's Day. Available from Lulu Publishing.

Spa in a Box, Borghese Mud for Face & Body
Borghese Fango Set
Like giving or getting a Spa Day in a Box! Princess Marcella Borghese Active Mud or Fango (Italian for Mud) set has special treatments for both face and body. One large 7.5 oz Jar of Fango plus four smaller 1 oz tubes of specialized mud makes this the ultimate spa kit. Visit online.

Face & Body Pampering
Facial & Body Care
After your pampering Mud Treatment, enjoy the rich benefits of Borghese Cura di Vita Protective Moisturizer SPF 15. I've used this product years ago and like how lightweight it is. The SPF 15 isn't a lot so make sure you put on a substantial sunblock. Available at cosmetic counters and

Stella Wild Orchid Massage Oil
Made in the USA, I keep this pure, natural massage oil refrigerated. The main ingredient is Almond Oil followed by Jojoba, Coconut and Sesame Seed oils. Smells heavenly and disappears instantly into your skin. Perfect for giving or getting a massage! Very luscious and nourishing from

On the town with Butter London's Blush Clutch
Butter London Blush Clutch
Heading out on the town? Take along this 4 piece interchangeable Blush Clutch in "Just Darling". Has a highlighting wand in White Gold included along with the beautiful pigments. Below is a bronzing set, or Bronze Clutch in "True to Form" and Plush Rush Lip gloss in "Free Fall". See the entire collection of spring palettes at

Butter London Bronze Clutch True to Form & Free Fall Lip Gloss

Diamond & Pearl Earrings from NYC's Diamond District

Diamonds (and Pearls) are a Girl's Best Friend
While jewelry is somewhat personal, certain types of gems are welcome gifts. These Pearl Drop & Diamond Bar earrings in white gold are beautifully done and a classic Valentine's Day gift. Another favorite of mine is a Diamond Tennis Bracelet which I received as a gift last year. Visit Trax in NYC's iconic Diamond District or TraxNYC online.

Diamond Jewelry and Watch by Van Cleef and Arpels.

RAPP Black Lady Dragon Watch
Time on Your Hands?
A watch is both a timepiece and jewelry. Try something fun and trendy like the Lady Angry Dragon model from Rapp Black. Change the mood by changing the watchband! Shown here in hot pink, you can add a brown, alligator leather strap which is perfect with the rose gold case. See all the models at

Coco Eau de Parfum by Chanel
Scented Sentiments
Perfume like jewelry is rather personal but there are a few timeless choices that are sure to be a major hit for Valentine's Day. Go for the established and designer perfumes such as Givenchy, Chanel, Lavin, Jimmy Choo and Salvatore Ferragamo for starters. They offer very well blended fragrances that last. If this is too bold a move,consider giving similarly scented candles.

Designer Fragrances and Scented Candles make great Valentine's Day Gifts

Wine is always a romantic choice!
Wine Me, Dine Me
If you've spent any time with someone, you should have an idea of what their favorite wine is. Holman Ranch Wines are from established Carmel Valley, CA estates. Very desirable. Shown here are their Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Add a little whimsy by gifting them in the Not Just A Wine Bag which has sweet glass charms included.  Diamonds in that glass of wine? 

Wine and Diamonds

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