Celebrate Love with Our Favorite, Thoughtful Gifts for Valentine’s Day

February is the month of love and to celebrate, we have the ultimate guide to gifting for Galentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and beyond.


Eats

Midunu Chocolates is bringing the safest, tastiest Valentine’s Day straight to you and your loved ones with their Chocolate Tasting Kit ($96 for 4 kits). The kit allows you to quickly and easily hop onto a Zoom call if you find yourself far away from loved ones this holiday, and experience chocolate like you never have before. Chocolate truffles will be accompanied by a tasting mat, guide, and flavor wheel, to help you identify each and every chocolate you taste. Nights in don’t have to be boring!

We’d be remiss to not include the queen of chocolate, Godiva, in our Valentine’s Day gift guide. Each year they roll out new gift boxes filled with their gourmet chocolates, and this year, we are drooling over their Fabric Heart Chocolate Gift Box ($49.95-$99.95). Filled with your choice of either 14 or 37 pieces of pralines, caramels, truffles, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fillings, this gift box not only looks the part, but tastes the part.
Remember conversation heart candies from grade school? Well, they’ve just gotten a major upgrade thanks to Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop fame. Her famous explosion cakes have taken the world by storm and now they’ve melded together cake and candy for a conversation heart-inspired explosion cake for Valentine’s Day. Available in six different colors, these Conversation Heart Cakes ($100) will wow anyone.

Heartfelt Finds

Give the gift of self care this holiday with a helping hand from conscious lifestyle brand TO112. Focusing on a holistic approach to beauty, they offer a range of products, including the Love Yo’Self Gift Bundle ($170), which comes with a Palo Santo candle, hand and body lotion, and a silk pillowcase.

Looking for something small with a lotta heart? Papier‘s Full of Heart Notecard Set ($28 for 10) is the ideal little present for friends, a new fling, or family members. The notecards are also customizable to add more affirmations and is both a Black and woman owned brand, handcrafted by local artisans in Nigeria. You could even buy a set for yourself to write love notes on!

Prayers & Plans is a slow fashion brand prided on local craftsmanship and women empowerment. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your gal pal, girlfriend or wife, check out their Ella Silk Pyjama Set ($228), which comes with a long sleeve shirt with mother of pearl buttons, and a soft, sheer back, and trousers with hidden pockets, a drawstring waist and sheer panels. Additionally, 5% of the sale of these luxurious pajamas goes to Solar Sister Charity.


Fashionable Favorites

Blair Waldorf has nothing on Eugenia Kim. The chic millinery offers timeless hats, headbands and more for every occasion, but they are upping the ante with some red hot picks for Valentine’s Day. The Ellie in Wine ($165) headband is sure to make a statement, and makes for the perfect gift or date night look accessory.

Naked Cashmere offers insanely comfortable and fashionable finds during any time of year. Right now, however, they have an exclusive LOVE Collection to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Their Love Dip Dye Sweater ($200) is 100% cashmere and comes in a classic pullover crewneck style with delicate embroidery on the front. Plus, for each sweater sold, Naked Cashmere will donate $50 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Charles & Colvard, pioneers in the lab-grown diamond industry, recently launched a breathtaking zodiac collection, complete with pendants in an array of metals. Their Caydia Lab Grown Diamond Pendant in 14k Rose Gold ($849.15) make for a stunning Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one(s) and stand out (in a good way) whenever it’s worn.


The Classics
MVP of the last minute gifts, 1-800-Flowers always delivers. This year, they introduced many new Valentine’s Day gifting options to their repertoire, including the Magnificent Roses Preserved Victorian Antique Roses ($200) are a unique way to serve up flowers this year. The carefully preserved roses last up to one year, and are beautifully arranged and mixed in with hydrangeas.
Talk about a bomb collaboration. KAY Jewelers teamed up with Godiva & Le Vian, makers of chocolate, and chocolate diamonds, to bring you some sparkly jewelry that pays homage to our favorite Valentine’s Day sweet. The Godiva x Le Vian Honey Gold Diamond Necklace ($1,899.99) exudes elegance, while cheekily alluding to our favorite chocolate truffles. I know I’d be honored to wear it around my neck.
Got a man in your life who likes a nightcap or two? This beautiful Peugeot Whisky Set ($40) comes with a luxe glass with a metal chilling base that you can chill prior to use, and a leather coaster. The design of the glass allows drinkers to enjoy the aromas of their drink, and can be used for more than just whisky.
If you’re upping your at-home bar game, Louis XII has a gorgeous Miniature Decanter ($660) filled with their unique blend of cognac made from eaux-de-vie grapes from Grande Champagne. It is aged in old Limousin oak casks and makes for a very special gift for a very special someone.
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