For the Chocolate Lover:
Valerie Confections has Valerie Gordon’s custom hand-drawn designs in a palette of black and blush in her new Hearts and Arrows boxes. The boudoir-themed box features Blushing Berry Truffles, Almond Toffee, a rose petal and raspberry chocolate bar, Liquid Caramel Hearts, and more. Choose boxes of nine pieces, twelve pieces, or even a Valentine Bar made of 61% bittersweet chocolate, sprinkled with crushed rose petals and dehydrated raspberries. They also have Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes including the Pink Box ($46 for 20 pieces) which has their Liquid Caramel Hearts and Blushing Berry Truffles; Large Valentine’s Day Gift Set ($110) that includes Floral Sugar Cookies, The Black Heart Box, Blushing Berry Jam, Nature is Slow Bar, and a Valentine Bar; and a Small Valentine’s Day Gift Set ($60) that includes Sweet Sencha Tea, The Arrow Box, Nature is Slow Bars, and a Valentine Bar. Order here or by calling 888.706.1408 (they ship nationwide). Local? This Valentine’s Day collection is also available at any of Valerie’s three Los Angeles locations.
For the Health & Beauty Lover:
Modere has some great beauty buys including a Winter Survival Collection for glowing skin, and for the on-the-go person in your life, the Travel Collection. There’s also The Happy Hands Collection to get those hands ready for holding and a Men’s Care Collection. There is something for everyone, because who doesn’t want to look and feel great all the time?
For the Spa Lover:
Burke Williams has three special gift card packages to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The “Romance,” “True Love,” and “For Two” gift card packages offer signature services at a discounted price, and are available now (they vary slightly per spa location). With each purchase you will receive an H2V Travel Kit, filled with a complete regime of effective skin care products including Complete Cleanser, Prepare Toner, Buff Exfoliator, Advance D3 Moisturizer, and Protect Sunscreen (a $34.50 value). The “Romance” package includes a spa pedicure with choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener ($159, regular price $189). The “True Love” package includes a spa pedicure with a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement and a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener ($279 (regular price $328). “For Two” is the ultimate way to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a couple. Enjoy an 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener. “For Two” also includes two H2V Travel Kits so you can both take home the benefits of Burke Williams exclusive H2V skin care line in a convenient travel bag ($319, regular price $378).
For the cocktail Lover:
Laphroaig has been distilling since 1815, so they are clearly doing something right. If you have a seasoned Scotch drinker in your life, than Laphroaig Lore ($124.99) is the perfect gift. Rich and deep with distinctive smoke, and hints of ash and bitter chocolate drops, it has a rich peaty with a spicy chili bite. For the Scotch Novice, get the Laphroaig Select ($44.99). More approachable than the average Laphroaig, this blend has hints of coconut and banana aromas with a taste that is deep, complex and smoky, with a gentle sweetness.