It feels like Valentine’s Day sneaks up on us every year. The date never changes (February 14th if you need the reminder) and yet it feels like we are totally unprepared for it each and every year. So to help you out we have put together a list of our favourite Valentine’s Day gifts to celebrate all the loves in your life: from great Valentine’s day gifts for the romantic partner in your life to gifts that celebrate the bromances, and of course gifts of self love.
Valentine’s Day gifts: romantic love
It seems no one sends love letters anymore but what if you could bring back that nostalgic feeling of opening up a secret love message? Well now you can, simply through gifting a Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger. This cute little wooden love note box features a chunky red heart on the outside that spins around like crazy when they receive a secret love message. All your love has to do is open up the little box to read your latest love note. But if you are looking for a more traditional gift, you could gift her a pair of earrings from Nijma M. Fine Jewelry. Or you pick her up the ME Cupid Bracelet Set or a Double Band heart ring from Pandora, we know she will love them. Moreover, they now carry diamonds at Pandora if you are popping the question this V Day. But if you want to show your love on her sleeve, or wrist rather, we would gift the True Square Open Heart Watch by RADO. This classic timepiece is the perfect way to remind her of your love every day (and every minute of the day).
Maybe you would rather gift an experience than a physical gift to your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Not to worry, we have you covered. First up, you could go the traditional route and take your loved one out for a Valentine’s Day dinner at her favourite local restaurant. But if she is more of a music lover, why not gift her concert tickets to her favourite musician. And remember, if you book it through your American Express Card you have access to Front of The Line® presale tickets to some of the most in-demand concerts, theatre productions, restaurants and special events. Or why not book a romantic stay at a hotel for the evening (or weekend).
Many chic hotels offer special Valentine’s Day packages that include everything from breakfast in bed to bottle of bubbly upon check in. We love the Bisha Hotel in Toronto for its unique packages (relax in your own Bisha Chalet under the stars in one of Bisha’s luxury suites with a private, heated dome on your very own terrace), The Meltcalfe hotel in Ottawa for its delicious restaurant, and Hotel William Gray in Montreal for its spectacular rooftop.
Finally, if you want to go over the top, you could book a weekend away. We think Chicago is the perfect spot for a lovers’ weekend away in February.
Valentine’s Day gifts: platonic love
Over at AmongMen we think there is nothing wrong with showing a little love to your friends. In fact, we encourage the bromances every chance we get. We also know that the way to a dude’s heart is through his stomach, so gift a pizza and beer night with the boys. Up the love factor with some heart shaped pizzas from Pizza Pizza, a case of Peroni, and the game playing on the TV. Now this is what we call the ultimate boys night in for Valentine’s day. Additionally, you shouldn’t leave out your girl friends (and no, we don’t mean girlfriends) that offer the kind of love and support that every guy needs. You could put together a simple self care package including some of her favourite beauty products. And if you aren’t sure what those are, may we recommend Watier Love My Lips Caring Lip Oil and Marcel Retinol2 + PHA Renewing Cream. Or gift them a Spa day of relaxation at the Guerlain Spa at Hotel X in Toronto or le Nordiq in Chelsea QC (if you are in the Ottawa area) or even Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Valentine’s Day gifts: self love
Self love is all about taking care of yourself, and one thing we started doing this year to take care of ourselves was to start the day with a nutritious smoothie. Maybe it’s time you do the same? So make that morning smoothie routine much easier with the Hamilton Beach Wave Action Blender. Alternatively, why not invest in some great new skincare for yourself from Blair+Jack. This upstart in men’s skincare was founded by Dr. Bimpe Ayeni, a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and her husband Ade Ajayi. We love that not only is it Canadian but Black owned and operated. Plus, their anti-bump treatment will ensure you give good face daily. Further, it has been proven that men feel better about themselves and more confident in a fresh pair of underwear. So gift yourself an underwear subscription (like The Underwear Expert) to keep that feeling all year long. Finally, just between us guys, there is nothing wrong with gifting yourself a toy from Love Honey. We believe sexual health is important to us all and self pleasure is part of that equation. Check out the Fleshlight Flight Pilot Male Masterbator or Mantric Rechargeable Remote Control Prostate Vibrator.