Heart-shaped chocolates? A bouquet of flowers for Valentines? That’s so last year’ Day?
You can do better!
Whether you’re finding a gift for your special someone or a non-romantic but special person in your life, give them something that celebrates their individuality this Valentines Day . Here are some ways to send a memorable (but still affordable) “I Heart You” Message!
Rumbatime has an almost dizzying offering of affordable watches in a bunch of chic collections to suit different personality types. For V-day however, we like the glamorous SOHO Metallic watch ($65) that lets them know they’re worth more than gold, or silver. Crafted in Rumbatime’s design studio in NYC, these fashion watches are oversized but super thin, so they look sleek on the wrist.
Instead of roses, get her the Rose Gold Case with Rose Gold Metallic Genuine Leather Strap (lasts a lot longer than flowers). It features a Japanese Quartz movement with a 41mm Alloy Case & Stainless Steel Back and a genuine leather shiny Metallic Strap. We don’t suggest you jump in a fountain with this one, but it’s splash-resistant so you can take that romantic walk in the rain together and not worry about it ruining your timepiece.
We can’t guarantee that your love will last, but the Rumbatime watch will, with a 1-year warranty! For more information on these watches visit the website https://rumbatime.com/
This Fragrance Is An Ode to Love
Caramella D’Amore Eau de Parfum by Il Profvmo ($110 for 50 ml, $165 for 100 ml.) might be the most romantic fragrance of the year for Valentines’ gifting. This award-winning Italian niche perfumer Silvana Casoli is inspired by nature to create beautiful and sensual fragrances in an artisanal manner. The fragrances are significant and last on the skin. Caramella D’amore is new to the collection and it’s an ode to the love that unites mothers and daughters, but it’s also just as easily a lighthearted homage to someone you love.
This unique fragrance is what we’d call a “gourmand floral” with some very special notes in an elegant and sensual and beautifully crafted fragrance. It starts with top notes including red berries and pistachio slivers, a heart with caramelized walnuts, cotton candy, popcorn and white iris, and the base has amber-flavoured vanilla and white violet. You’d expect this to be sweet, young, maybe even surgary, but surprisingly, it’s not. The sophisticated scent is soft, almost powdery.
This fragrance is a lovely way to celebrate a special woman, but if you’re still single wear this as your signature and you won’t be alone next V-day. This fragrance will mix with your skin’s unique chemistry so that fragrance seemingly appears as if you were born smelling this way. It’s a total man magnet! The clear, classically-shaped glass bottle with golden cap is beautiful to look at, as is the outer packaging in maroon and gold, reminiscent of Venetian leatherwork. For more information and to order visit http://www.ilprofvmo.com/us/caramella-amore.html
Music is The Food Of Love, Baci Me!
It seems fitting that Baci Perugina Partners teamed up with Spotify to make three playlists that help people show how they feel: I’m Sorry, I Care, or I Love You. These Baci” playlists are accessible on the Baci Perugina Official profile page for Spotify users.
While you’re sharing a V-Day “I Love You” playlist with songs by greats such as Norah Jones, John Mayer, Adele, Seal, Bruno Mars, and John Legend, hand over a big 21-piece box of Perugina Baci ($13.99) filled with the legendary dark chocolate confection, layered over a crunchy, chocolaty-hazelnut filling topped with a whole hazelnut. Be careful –these are totally addictive.
Why we love Baci (no pun intended) especially be V-day is that they’re wrapped in a “love note,” the trademark of the brand and a perfect way to keep your V-Day love going past February 14th. The messages are even available in English, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Chinese with words of wisdom from philosophers, classical authors, artists, and even some proverbs. For more information visit the Perugina Baci website www.baciperugina.com .
Together Like Turquoise & Sand
Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry is one of our favorite ways to wear fragrance. Pop some fragranced wooden beads infused with one of Lisa Hoffman’s signature scents into a filigree charm on a necklace, bracelet or earrings, and the scent softly follows your every movement.
For Valentine’s’ Day Lisa Hoffman has devised a clever and affordable way to celebrate and share your love, or affection, with a special woman. Her Turquoise & Sand Friendship Bracelet Duo offers two With two fragrance bracelets, hand stamped LH logo bags, and vials of special “Warmth” Fragrance beads.
This special set of fragrance bracelets are thinner than the usual LH beaded bracelets, but they look lovely by themselves or layered with other bracelets. One bracelet comes with turquoise colored beads strung onto a delicate but sturdy chain of silver plated brass with a round, silver filigree fragrance charm, and LH logo tag. The other is features a row of small brown agate beads strung onto a gold plated brass chain with matching fragrance charm and LH logo tag. Each adjusts with a push-up toggle from 5.75 in to 9.5 in.
The idea is to give one to someone special, keep one for yourself. Or you can give both, or keep both.
While we love all the Lisa Hoffman fragrances, this set comes with two small vials (enough to refill the charms twice) of beads in “Warmth” a floral scent with hints of musk and vanilla, rose, magnolia, lemon, bergamot, and violet. The feminine floral is soft and sensual. A portion from each friendship bracelet set sold will be donated to Girl Up, a non-profit organization that actively works to empower adolescent girls around the globe. What could be lovelier on Valentines Day? The normal price is $95 for the two bracelets but until 2/15/17 it’s $75 with the code FRIENDS17. For more information on these bracelets and all of Lisa Hoffman’s jewelry and fragrances visit https://lisahoffman.com
Shine On You Crazy Diamond!
Contrary to what the advertisers tell you, she really doesn’t want a cookie-cutter piece of jewelry from one of “those stores.” Show her that she is unique and one of a kind, with something made just for her, such as this Lexi Butler Design Stackable Wire Wrapped Rhinestone Bangle in Light Rose ($40).
Montana-based Lexi Butler is part of The Artisan Group (a group of over 1,000 small business artisans who create unique, handcrafted products) and her earrings were featured in our jewelry holiday gift guide this year.
The bracelet is sized medium to fit a 7″ wrist but it is an adjustable cuff, so it’s really one size fits all. This new Lexi Butler design is made with a sturdy, earth-friendly copper base with the ends curled by hand tools. The bangle has been polished to a high sheen and specially waxed to protect it from tarnishing. Along the length of the cuff is a row of light rose tinted Swarovski crystals each individually wrapped with sterling silver wire.
This lovely accessory reminds us of a modern version of a tennis bracelet. The crystals really sparkle with every movement. She can wear it solo or stack it with other bracelets. If bracelets aren’t her thing, there are lots of other lovely Lexi Butler jewelry options on her website https://www.lexibutlerdesigns.com
Glitter Her L’eau
We are made up of 55% or a woman’s body is made up of water and water is essential to life. But most of us don’t drink enough of it. Tell her that you care about her health by giving her the most glamorous water bottle on the planet, the Not Vodka Bullet Bottle in Platinum Glitter ($50).
The large 25 oz re-useable water bottle is covered in sealed, sparkly, silver glitter from top to bottom, even the cap. It will keep water cold for 30hrs and hot for 12hrs thanks to a 18/8 double-walled stainless steel vacuum bottle with copper lining. More importantly, the bottle large but lightweight, made of non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free material with a threaded insulated lid that won’t leak.
For every bottle you purchase you help hydrate humanity with the charities they give to. While we know this is supposed to be a water bottle, for Valentines’ Day you could always fill it with rose wine, or something else she likes even better (bring along two glasses or guzzle from the Not Vodka water bottle together if you’re up for it.