Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

8 Lovely Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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On the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart? Here are eight of our favorite gift ideas for her. For extra points, make sure to pair your gift with some fresh flowers and a handwritten card. That’s how you handle Valentine’s Day like a boss.

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1. Engraved Keepsake Box with Cork Board Interior ($56.95). Include a few mementos from special dates in your relationship, such as a ticket stub from your first date, a monogrammed cocktail napkin or favor from your wedding day or plane tickets from a favorite vacation [buy here].

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2. Round Four-Prong Basket Diamond Stud Earrings ($525-$925). Perfect for both everyday wear and special occasions such as weddings, she’ll never want to take off these gorgeous round diamond stud earrings from Ritani [buy here].

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3. Dead Sea Mud Bath Spa Kit Gift Bag Set ($51). Give her the gift of relaxation with this spa kit, which includes 9 ounces of mud bath, a 4-ounce scrub soap bar, a 3-inch sponge and 2 ounces of mineral salt bath [buy here].

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4. Custom Glass Shadow Jewelry Box ($34.95). This pretty personalized glass shadow box is ideal for housing jewelry, hair accessories or special mementos [buy here].

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5. Monogrammed Leather Zip Wristlet ($149). This colorful monogrammed leather wristlet is perfect for holding her essentials — cards, cash, phone and more — on date nights [buy here].

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6. Kate Spade New York ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’ Bangle ($32). This beautiful rose gold bracelet will not only remind her of you, but to take time to enjoy life’s little moments. Bonus points: Pair it with a bouquet of roses [buy here].

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7. Heart Book Box ($55). Bookworms will love this antique hidden book box. Fill it with a personalized note, trinket, candy or jewelry [buy here].

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8.  Vintage Skeleton Key Necklace ($34.95). Remind her that she carries the key to your heart with this beautiful, one-of-a-kind vintage key necklace [buy here].

Which of these gift ideas would be perfect for your significant other? Tell us in the comment section below.

 

Gift Guide: Fun Valentine’s Day Picks for Him and Her

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Looking for unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your fiancé(e), wife or hubby? Rise above the clichéd dozen roses and candy trend and surprise your honey with one of these fun and romantic gift picks this year.

1. BOTH: “His & Hers” Pilsner Glass Set. Sure, you can’t keep your hands off each other. But the real test is learning to keep your hands off each others drinks. [$29.00]

2. HER: You Are My One in 6 Billion Pillow. Tell her she’s your one and only with this lovely, handmade 16×16 pillow stamped with “You Are My One in 6 Billion.” [$60.00]

3. HIM: Engraved Harrison Silver Cuff Links. These sleek and classically-designed silver cuff links, which can be engraved with a single initial, will keep him stylin’ on the wedding day and at so many other formal occasions to come. [$26.95]

4. HER: Cupid’s Arrow Ring. This sweet adjustable arrow ring in solid bronze says “I love you” without being too clingy. And because it isn’t overtly romantic, she’ll likely sport it every day and think of you. Slam dunk. [$29.99]

5. HIM: Love is Sweet Chalkboard Dessert Bowls. Indulge his sweet tooth with this set of two dessert bowls featuring ““love is sweet” handwritten on the top half and a chalkboard surface on the bottom half come with ceramic spoons for enjoying sweet treats such as ice cream or brownies a deux. [$30.00]

6. HER: Personalized Heart Charm Bracelet. Surprise her with this trendy, heavy-weight sterling silver-plated heart charm bracelet, which can be personalized with a single script initial for an extra personal touch. [$21.95]

7. HIM: “I carry your heart” Valentine Card. Show him some love with this sustainable wood Valentine’s Day card and keepsake laser cut with e.e. cummings’ “i carry your heart. i carry it in my heart” sentiment on the front and postcard detail on the back. [$10.00]

8. HER: Love Bird Ring Bowl. She love using and displaying this handmade ceramic ring bowl featuring a love bird design and the words “I do” to house her wedding rings and other favorite baubles. [$18.00]

9. HIM: Personalized Watch Money Clip. Tired of watching your Valentine’s Day gifts collect dust on his dresser? Gift him this handy brushed silver-finished money clip outfitted with a silver Quartz watch face and he’ll use it for years to come. Sweeten the deal by personalizing it with his initials. [$34.95]

How will you and your main squeeze be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Share your romantic plans in the comment section below.

Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Guys: Still looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift or a wedding gift for your bride? Whether you’re looking for one amazing gift or something to pair with another gift (like lingerie, a spa gift certificate, or a weekend getaway), we’ve got you covered. Here’s a round-up of romantic offerings that are perfect for the lovely lady in your life.

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Customizable You Are My World Heart Map ($23, Etsy). This beautiful and modern 16×20 print, which features a world map made of tiny red hearts, can be customized with your names and wedding or anniversary date to create a unique and sentimental gift.

Personalized Wide Cuff Bracelet ($22, TheManRegistry.com). This simple yet classic silver-plated bracelet, which can be engraved with a monogram or initial, is a go-to accessory she’ll wear for years to come.

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Petite Antique Skeleton Key Necklace ($29, Etsy). Does she love vintage finds? This beautiful vintage skeleton key, which dangles from a feminine sterling silver chain with Swarovski pearls, is sure to please.

Personalized iPad Case ($36.95, TheManRegistry.com). Perfect for any iPad lover, this stylish black case features a four-position adjustable stand and a plaque on the front that can be engraved with her name or initials.

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Personalized V.I.P. Luggage Tag ($20, TheManRegistry.com). Great for frequent fliers or the upcoming honeymoon, this classic luggage tag, which can be inscribed with a monogram, makes a perfect accessory for her travel bag.

Personalized Wine Cork Tray Kit ($50, RedEnvelope). Great for any wine lover, this solid oak serving tray holds about 100 corks, including one that comes with the kit that can be personalized. It’s topped with a Plexiglas cover and offers metal handles, making it perfect for serving and carrying.

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Gilded Needlework Earrings ($38, Anthropologie). These gold-dipped lace stunners make a great addition to any jewelry addict’s collection—one she may even want to wear on the wedding day.

Steak Branding Iron ($34.95, TheManRegistry.com). Whether she’s a die-hard sports fan or loves to show off her school spirit, show her you’re her No. 1 fan with this NCAA steak branding iron.

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Fresh Brown Sugar Affair Set ($50, Sephora). Pamper her with a relaxing at-home spa experience with this three-piece gift set, featuring Brown Sugar body polish, body cream and a lip treatment.

Personalized I Heart U Alphabet Pillow Cover ($59.95, RedEnvelope).  This pillow’s modern graphic text will show her just how you feel about her. Add your names at the bottom for an extra personal touch.

What are your Valentine’s Day plans this year? Tell us in the comment section below.

Would You Bring Your Buddy Along for the Proposal?

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Our friends at Robbins Brothers recently teamed up with KTLA-TV in Los Angeles for the Valentine’s Marriage Proposal Week. Our favorite proposal from the week features a groom bringing his friend (Mr. Emotional Support) along while he pops the question. Check out the video and then give us your thoughts.

Here’s our question: Did you (or would you) consider bringing a friend along for your marriage proposal? Was it for emotional support or help with the proposal? Let us know in the comments section.

Ask the Wedding Babe: Is Valentine’s Day Necessary?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

our weekly column from the wedding babe offers a woman’s response to common questions we receive from grooms. with valentine’s day approaching, guys are curious about whether they should even bother to celebrate. here’s the lowdown:

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Is this what you feel like doing on Valentine’s Day?

Q – I just surprised my fiancée with an amazing wedding proposal a few weeks ago. Do I still need to do something special for her on Valentine’s Day?

Congrats on your recent engagement! While it sounds like you really knocked it out of the park with your proposal and probably scored some major points with your new fiancée, that doesn’t mean it’s game over in the romance department just yet. It’s important to continue to show her how much you love and respect her from time to time (and vice versa!) and show her that your relationship will keep getting better over time.

Some ladies may disagree with me here, but I have to admit that I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day fan either. The cost of roses seems to double around this time of year and getting restaurant reservations can be a nightmare. Who needs it?

While I think it’s important to keep romance alive in a relationship, I don’t think it’s necessary to create a special holiday around it. A holiday is just one day. I think it’s much more important to show your fiancée how you feel about her throughout the year, rather than going all out on one day just because it’s February 14th. To me, occasions or milestones that are special to both of you, such as anniversaries, birthdays, promotions or even a random Tuesday night, are much more important to celebrate.

That said, if you know your fiancée IS a huge Valentine’s Day person, ignoring this holiday may really disappoint her. You don’t want her to think that getting engaged could be the last time you’ll show your romantic side, right? If it’s important to her, at a minimum, try to plan a date with her to celebrate the day, either on the day itself, or when it works out for both of you. If you want to do more, go for it. I’m sure she’ll love it.

Remember, if you’re planning to spend the rest of your life together, you should both make a real effort to keep things interesting every now and then—whether it’s in the bedroom, on a date or simply going about your daily lives. Come on, guys, use your imagination!

Keep reading each week as we’ll be posting new advice from The Wedding Babe. If you’ve got a burning question for her, please submit it here. And please, no more requests for panties. The Wedding Babe is a happily married woman.. who could probably kick your ass.

Are you eliminating your Valentine’s Day Celebration because you just got engaged? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

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