If you are one of a couple then you’ll be aware of what day is coming up in a couple of weeks. Oh yes, Valentines Day and whether you are one of those people who doesn’t buy into the whole commercial aspect of it or not, you won’t be able to get away with giving nothing on the special day. But this year, why not forgo the vapid sentiments so present in every Hallmark card you see on the shelf, leave the red roses lying incumbent next to the coal and firelighters outside on the garage forecourt, and save the chocolates for when you’re really in trouble. This time, why not think about your partner and really surprise them with a thoughtful gift? I know! Shocking. But hang on, you’ve been with them since the time you first met so try it. You never know, you might be just a little bit delighted with the reaction. To help you on your quest, we’ve unselfishly thought about what we would like to receive. Here goes:
Tunes for Two Headphone Splitter by FredFlare – $18
How cute is this? Now you and your gf can listen to Lionel mumbling ‘Hello’ and all her other RnB tunes on the go! Just plug-in this Tunes for Two headphone splitter and you can both listen in on your favorite songs. It’s compatible with any device that has a standard 3.5 mm ear bud socket! Comes with a protective sleeve on a key-chain, so you can carry it any place you go! Approximately 2”. Buy from fredflare.com.
His & Hers Coffee Mugs by Etsy – $26
Not the greatest of ideas if you have had a flaming row the night before but could lead to some beautiful making up….These 3 little words are the best to hear first thing in the morning, “Good Morning, Beautiful.” And “Good morning, Handsome” for men. I painted these mugs for a photo shoot and it’s been reposted on Tumblr over 31,000 times! Since then, I have received hundreds of emails asking where to buy these. These mugs are white and printed with handwritten lettering in black, and the heart is red. They are sold as the set of 2. Buy from etsy.com.
Giles & Brother Engraveable Pied-de-Biche Cuff – $125
I think I might have to give up (not so) happy singlehood if it means being gifted one of these original bracelet cuffs. Are they not the most delectable thing you could put on your wrist? The brass on its own is $125, you can get sterling silver for $750 or go for a mixture of silver and brass for $1080. You can also get free custom stamping on this product and an engraving of your own personal message. Perfect. Triple brownie points if you go for this option. Believe me. I’m a woman, I know. Buy from gilesandbrother.com.
Kiki de Montparnasse Sleep/F**k Pillowcase – $125
Naughty Kiki!! Well I guess it saves having to lie about having a headache at the crucial time. This pillowcase lets your lover set the mood in the boudoir without saying a word. Woven in the softest cotton, this reversible bedding features romantic script print on both sides. 100% cotton Reversible. All Kiki de Montparnasse packages include complimentary gift wrapping. You may add a personal note during the check out procedure. Buy from kikidm.com.
Juliette Has A Gun ‘Romantina’ Eau de Parfum 100 ml- $122.54
Now if you are going to buy perfume, make sure it is something edgy like this, but can you explain to me what on earth the blurb is on about? “A musky composition on which we would have delicately laid a bouquet of white flowers. Romantina is a ode to insouciance. But when she suddenly reveals its true personality, it flirts with patchouli almost giving it a hint of chypré.” And check out the spelling errors on the shopping page! Outrageous! Main ingredients: Musk, orange blossom, Vanilla from Madagascar. Buy from colette.fr.
Venessa Arizaga Starburst Bracelet – $275
Trust me, she’ll love this bracelet. How do I know? ‘Cause I want one! Bells, berries, beads, and bombay! Venessa Arizaga’s neck and arm candy is an explosion of indian-inspired colors and crystals this season. It’s a trippy-hippie journey around maharajah’s palaces, markets, and temples, with rhinestones that sparkle like an emperor’s jewels, and beads that glisten like bindis, all interwoven on a treasure trove of gold, emerald, and ruby-hued yarns. Buy from openingceremony.us.