Say It with Love: Thoughtful Gifts for Your Valentine

Flowers and chocolate are a fool-proof choice and always appropriate for Valentine’s Day. However, for sweethearts seeking more original offerings, here are some suggestions to spoil – and surprise! – your significant other this February 14th. 

For her

Look for gifts that inspire well-being, self-care and some much-deserved down time. As a plus, presents that pamper will also remind your loved one of you with every use. Opt for a relaxing bath gel, a scented candle or a chocolate-flavoured tea. Looking for something on the glamourous side? You can’t go wrong with champagne, cosmetics, a handbag or jewellery. Or, if you want to impress the vegetarian in your life, a book by renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi is just the ticket. 

1. Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé champagne, SAQ, $84.75 / 2. Mandarin cranberry candle, Clair de Lune, $2.99 / 3. Bag, Céline Dion at Browns, $118 / 4. Necklace, Le Château, $69.95 / 5. Color Design lipstick - shade Red Stiletto, Lancôme at Hudson’s Bay, $30 / 6. Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi, Archambault, $50 / 7. Hot Chocolate pu’erh tea, DavidsTea, $16 / 8. Rasberry Peppermint Energising Bath & Showel gel, Yves Rocher, $8 / 9. Earrings, H&M, $14.99

For him

Any guy will be delighted to receive clothing, an electronic device or an accessory thoughtfully selected just for him — and with love! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to offer a keepsake, such as a sweater, watch, leather good or piece of jewellery. If he’s not already a believer, it’s also a great opportunity to introduce your man to the benefits of skin care. For hard-to-please types or those with elusive tastes, you can be sure you’ll please him with a sweet gourmet treat.

1. Watch, Caroline Néron, $225 / 2. French Chocolate Fondue, La chocolaterie du Vieux-Beloeil, $7.49 / 3. Moisturizing After-shave, Dans un jardin, $25.95 / 4. Sweater, H&M, $39.99 / 5. Belt, Tristan, $59 / 6. Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Portable Speaker, The Source, $250.24 / 7. Bracelet, Swarovski, $249