Valentine’s Day is that wonderful event that allows us all to indulge in all kinds of things, like chocolates and flowers and gifts, just because. Unfortunately, for many of us, it’s also a chance to indulge in procrastination. You know what we mean. Here’s a last minute guide to some of the best gifts in the city for your lover (or yourself).
1. The necklace
This necklace — pictured above — will look great on a guy or gal. The message: “I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.” Who wouldn’t want that reminder around their neck day in and day out?
Fischer brass necklace, $85. Available at Jacflash.
2. The scarf
Today is the one day you can get away with wearing all sorts of red, pink and heart-shaped things all at once. Why not throw some red-lipped kisses into the mix? Tone it down with muted colours post-Valentine’s Day and you’ve got a great piece for your spring wardrobe.
Scarf by Yarnz, $189. Available at Love of Mine.
3. The perfume
As the saying goes, one should “say it” not “spray it.” Well, here’s a rare case that will make saying it and spraying it socially acceptable. Fact: women love getting perfume.
Love Chloe Eau de Parfum, $90-$115. Available at The Bay.
4. The chocolate
Pink, chocolate, champagne, heart-shaped box — you really can’t go wrong with these chocolates today. They’re the perfect combination of pretty, fancy and delicious.
Charbonnel et Walker pink champagne truffles, $11. Available at Indigo.
5. The bed set
6. The candle
This rose-scented luxury candle might cost you more than a traditional bouquet, but it will last a lot longer. Extra points if you get her both.
Limited Edition Rosa Mundi candle from Diptyque, $78. Available at Holt Renfrew.
7. The ring
Finding a piece of jewellery that is both sparkly and edgy is hard to come by, but this CC Skye ring, with its blinged-out spikes, hits the mark perfectly.
CC Sky Alexandra Spike Ring, $150. Available at A2Zane.
8. The lingerie
Women love beautiful lingerie, and men love women in beautiful lingerie. Thus, this a win-win situation. Emporio Armani’s midnight blue lacey intimates will do nothing but get things red hot in the bedroom tonight.
Rihanna underwire bra ($46) and panty ($28) by Emporio Armani. Available at The Bay.
9. The purse
Incase you’ve learned nothing from Shit Fashion Girls Say, girls LOVE Alexander Wang. The quickest and surest way to achieve Valentine’s Day hero status would be to buy her something that’s “totes Wang.” If it’s also in an animal print, even better.
Alexander Wang Prisma biker purse in Dalmation, $365. Available at Jonathan & Olivia.