Don’t get caught empty-handed on Valentine’s Day. Sure, we agree that it’s a commercialized holiday created by greeting card companies, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t appreciate a beautiful romantic gesture, or even just a few cinnamon hearts. Show your girl that you care. Whoever your girl happens to be.
Here are some gift suggestions for the lovely ladies in your life.
For your Sister
eBay Canada teamed up with three Canadian jewellery designers, Dean davidson, Foxy Originals and Rebekah Price, to create a limited-edition line just in time for Valentine’s Day! Pick any one for under $100 and free shipping in Canada. We’re partial to these earrings by Dean Davidson ($90).
The bottle is lovely and the fragrance is even lovelier. Guess Girl’s new perfume carries scents of summer fruits, including raspberries and melon, along with floral notes of bergamot and orchids along with a touch of vanilla for a young, fresh fragrance.
At Sears and major pharmacies, $45 for 30ml
For your Mom
We adore Crabtree & Evelyn‘s rich hand creams and their Hand Therapy Paint Tin Box ($55) allows us to pick and choose between twelve best-selling fragrances, including their recently launched Tarocco Orange. She’ll love having a tube for every pocket.
Crabtree & Evelyn, 1500 McGill College, 514-499-9729 · crabtree-evelyn.com
For your Girl who’s a Friend
This may seem like a strange gift, but we promise your lady pals will appreciate not having to worry about surfing the crimson wave (Cher Horowitz, 1995) unprepared. For $15 / month Le Parcel will send a pretty box filled with feminine hygeine products, a little gift (cosmetics or jewellery) and chocolate, of course. And you’ll be a hero for turning her time of the month into a good time.
For your Girlfriend
So, you’ve been together for long enough for her to be expecting something nice but you don’t want to break the bank? Go for the Birks blue box. Inside? the Mini Muse bracelet featuring a sterling silver heart charm on a red silk cord ($195)
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For your wife
I can promise you that there’s nothing a busy woman wants more than a day of relaxation with you taking care of the little details. Start off by ordering in brunch from Mon Panier Gourmet (starts at $25) and then head off to Strom Spa to enjoy one of their Valentine’s Day packages. Book her a mani-pedi at Rouge Nail Bar and tidy the house and do a load of laundy while she’s there. You heard me. There’s nothing more romantic than a guy who tidies up. Finish the day by going to a movie of HER choice, even if it’s Safe Haven or Les Misérables. And pick any of the lovely gifts listed above for her to find on her freshly laundered pillow when she arrives home. You’ll thank me on February 15th.