Valentine’s Day gift ideas

To me, it’s a Hallmark holiday. If you’re looking for celebration ideas for your Valentine, I’ve got a list for you because as a blogger I’ve been getting press releases and promotional emails for about a month. I’ve been collecting them for my readers. Some items require shipping, so you might want to bookmark this post for next year – or buy now for next year.

1.Wine, chocolate and food

via Dine magazine

a) Days of Wine & Chocolate
b) Romantic Recommendations (Toronto restaurants)
c) Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

2. Caffeination – or decaf, or tea…

From Starbucks

  1. Warm their hearts with Valentine’s Day gifts from Starbucks.
  2. Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo®, a heavenly coffee available in whole bean and Verismo pod format
  3. Starbucks VIA ® Lattes: Brew up a full-bodied, flavorful latte in an instant

3. Tasty bites from NADÈGE

Love is in the air with the NADÈGE Valentine’s Day 2014 selection. From chocolate tablets that declare “Je T’aime,” to chocolate bonbons that give kisses, NADÈGE has everything you need to show your L-O-V-E this Valentine’s Day.

Now shipping coast to coast, perfect for long distance loved ones.

Learn more.

Bonbons Lips

I also got the following press release about NADÈGE:

NADÈGE Unveils “STOLEN HEARTS by ROLLOUT” Valentine’s Day Windows
3D Printed Macarons Adorn Instagram-worthy Windows

February 4, 2014, TORONTO – NADÈGE boutiques have a new look for Valentine’s Day: “STOLEN HEARTS” is a vibrant Valentine’s Day retail window installation by Toronto-based Creative Studio ROLLOUT [featured at both Queen West (pictured) and Yonge Street boutique locations].

See the collaboration unfold on Instagram (@nadegetoronto and @rollout)
Full NADÈGE Valentine’s Day 2014 collection

“STOLEN HEARTS” features ROLLOUT window designs created with red tape that serves as a high impact graphic, with varying opacity, layered shapes and an inexpensive use of materials. An innovative twist is introduced with the inclusion of an intricate hanging sculpture that features 3D macarons designed by ROLLOUT and printed by Makelab that are guilded with aluminum to give the appearance of delicate floating silver gems. With this heart-shaped precious cargo visible through the NADÈGE shop windows, the desire to cross over the abstracted red laser security lights (in layered tape form) is palpable. There’s no shame in giving into temptation. Afterall, ‘tis the season and sweet treats await.

nadege window

To me, it’s a Hallmark holiday. If you’re looking for celebration ideas for your Valentine, I’ve got a list for you because as a blogger I’ve been getting press releases and promotional emails for about a month. I’ve been collecting them for my readers. And so, here’s part 1 of my 2 or 3 part Valentine’s Day series…

4. FoodiePages Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop

Here are just some of the items in the pop-up shop. Some items are on sale right now.

Gluten Free Baci Cookies

Gluten Free Baci Cookies

Foodie Pages Artisan Brownie and Gourmet Dulce de Leche Box

Artisan Brownie and Gourmet Dulce de Leche Box

Gluten Free Chocolate espresso biscotti

Gluten Free Chocolate espresso biscotti

FoodiePages Cinnamon Plum Lovers Tea

Cinnamon Plum Lovers Tea

See more FoodiePages Valentine`s Day Pop-Up Shop

5. Wine… online

Partial press release:

Online shopping portal allows users to order sparkling wines for their sweethearts with convenient at-home delivery

Toronto, February 3, 2014 – Valentine’s Day is a short while away, which means that alcohol sales will be seeing a surge as gents and ladies alike stock up on sparkling wines and champagnes for the romantic overture. But we all know that last-minute booze buying can lead to sad scenarios thanks to popular varieties being snatched up early and long lines leading to unromantic thought processes. Enter, the savvy consumer’s Valentine’s Day companion. stocks a vast assortment of popular and rare varietals from some of the world’s best wine producers – many of which cannot be found lining liquor store shelves. This online wine marketplace allows users to easily and conveniently order cases of their favourite wines for at-home delivery; meaning they can skip the headaches and the lineups and go directly to enjoying their sipper of choice.

For Valentine’s Day, wants to help gents bring chivalry back to their relationships. Chocolates? Cliched. Roses? They wilt. To really spark the romantic fuse, users can order cases of their favourite sparkling wines to be delivered to theirs or their sweetie’s homes before the big day. Think of it as a luxe appetizer of the main course to come…

sparkling wine

6. Stuff you can’t eat


Thermapen, ChefAlarm, TimeStick, ThermoPop

thermoworks thermapen

From Spirit Voyage: Yogi Bhajan mugs

I love these mugs from Spirit Voyage with Yogi Bhajan quotes
(Click on the images for the product pages)

Love is love

Love is love

Flow of Love mug

Flow of Love mug

The Spirit Voyage store

A Strawesome Valentine’s Dynamic Duo

Valentine's Dynamic Duo

This decorative set is perfect for those who want to drink regular watery liquids and thick smoothies in style. Included is one 8″ regular width pink straw and one 8″ smoothie width amethyst straw each decorated with coordinating hearts. The regular straw has a clear purple heart. The smoothie straw has a iridescent orange heart accented by light purple dots. This set is a limited edition and will be gone for good when the limited quantities are sold out!

Read more.

Geeky gifts from ThinkGeek

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

A few selections from their guide:

  1. I Love My Geek Babydoll Tee
  2. Chocolate Gaming Dice Set
  3. I Heart Cake Pan
  4. Moldable Magic Chocolate Kits
  5. Sriracha Chocolate Bars
  6. TARDIS Boot Slippers

And finally…

Something fun from The Oatmeal

a. The Sriracha collection is frighteningly large. For example:

Sriracha Hot Cock Boxer ShortsSriracha Hot Cock Boxer Briefs or Women’s Sriracha Briefs

hot-cock-boxer-shortshot-cock-boxer-briefs womens-undies-hot-cock

b. A card.
I wish I’d seen this weeks ago to buy it:


Maybe next year.

More cards from The Oatmeal

c. A poster

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, happy shopping (or browsing). Hope your day is whatever you want it to be.

Be well.


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