The Ultimate Guide to This Year’s Best Valentine’s Day Gifts
Need inspiration for Valentine’s Day gifts? We’ve rounded up our 33 top picks for fun, romantic, and quirky gifts for your loved one.
Sauvignon Blanc wine*
Your sweetheart will love to sip and savor 2020 Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc this Valentine’s Day. The brightness and fruit intensity of the wine is underlined by flavors of citrus, passion fruit and lime, complemented by hints of gooseberry and lemongrass on the complex and lingering finish. Mission Hill has won Canadian Winery of the Year at the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada five times over the past two decades, making it the most awarded winery in the country.
Handcrafted by Bloodline in Vancouver, this sterling silver bracelet is engraved “Omnia Vincit Amor”, Latin for “Love Conquers All”. The bold brand has long been a favorite of Hollywood celebrities.
personalized candy box
Send a sweet message to your loved one with a personalized candy jar from Bed Bath & Beyond. Five colorful hearts are printed on the jar, each of which can be personalized with two lines of text.
Your valentine will rock a movie star vibe wearing the Saint Laurent Flash 54mm Heart Sunglasses from Nordstrom. Made in Italy, these sunglasses are the very definition of playful chic.
Give your sweetheart a good night’s sleep with all-natural silk bedding from SmartSilk. The Canadian company makes comforters, pillows, pillow protectors and more that are luxurious and look great – and are also temperature-regulating, hypoallergenic and machine washable. They are made from Tussah silk, which does not harm the silkworms during the harvesting process.
Smash + Tess wants your lover to feel comfortable while looking cute. The Vancouver-based brand has launched a special Valentine’s Day collection, which includes the Love Day Romper, Love Day Top and Love Day Short, all made from an ultra-soft blend of bamboo and cotton.
Sparkling Rosé Wine
Any wine lover will enjoy Jagged Rock Sparkling Rosé from CedarCreek Estate Winery. With aromas of strawberry and pink grapefruit, and just a hint of savory cream, this effervescent and light rosé is a true (and delicious) representation of the South Okanagan region of British Columbia. The summer temperature at Jagged Rock Vineyard regularly exceeds 40 degrees Celsius, and this desert climate makes the perfect sunny spot to grow remarkable fruit.
Spread the love with the Timely Love Collection from Roots. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, socks, leather pieces and more mean there’s something for everyone.
Looking for a pillow talk? Bed Bath & Beyond stocks loads of pillows perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts, including those emblazoned with Love, Squeeze Me, a winking heart and more.
Canada Goose has teamed up with Inuk fashion designer Victoria Kakuktinniq to create three limited-edition outerwear styles, including the Kakuktinniq jacket. It features reflective details, removable inner backpack straps and a hood that is both adjustable and removable. The three pieces in this Project Atigi capsule collection celebrate and support Inuit traditions.
Available in vibrant colors such as fuchsia or purple, the Dyson Corrale uses flexible copper plates to tame hair into styles ranging from straight to wavy to curly, but with less heat (and therefore less damage) than a traditional straightener. Bonus: it’s wireless.
Inspired by the padlocks of love placed on bridges around the world, Pandora’s two-piece padlock and key pendant charm will show your loved one that they hold the key to your heart. It can be worn as a bracelet or a necklace.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir go together like a fairy tale couple since both varietals thrive in similar conditions: cool climates. This love story has a sweet and satisfying ending as Liquidity Wines is offering the 2019 Chardonnay Reserve and 2019 Pinot Noir Reserve right now, two stellar choices for wine-loving valentines. And they all lived happily ever after.
Perfect for anyone who’s a lover, not a fighter, this bold sweatshirt from Brunette the Label fits like a warm hug. It’s part of the Vancouver-based company’s cozy Valentine’s Day collection.
Who wouldn’t enjoy endless massages this Valentine’s Day? Hudson’s Bay Theragun Mini is pocket-sized yet powerful, quietly delivering up to 150 minutes of deep muscle massage (not to mention stress relief) on a single charge.
Star Wars backpack
The Force is strong with the new Ahsoka Tano collection from Herschel Supply Company. The latest from the Vancouver brand star wars collaboration includes backpacks and lunch boxes perfect for any fan of The Mandalorian.
Would you and your partner have survived the high stakes Dalgona challenge on squid game? Find out with Showcase’s KGAME Dalgona Cookie Tin, which contains two randomly selected honeycomb cookies. Only fate will decide which forms you will receive.
Tissot’s Swiss-made, water-resistant T-Touch Connect Solar features a compass, altimeter, barometer, calendar, alarm, timer, step counter and more. It can be paired with a smartphone and receive incoming calls. This watch does everything but make breakfast in bed. Bonus: Tiny solar collectors on the dial capture natural and artificial light and store solar energy in an accumulator.
A romantic Gemini, a passionate Leo, a creative Sagittarius – they’ll all appreciate a necklace that shows off their star sign. Vancouver-based Leah Yard Designs’ Zodiac collection includes all 12 signs in gold or silver.
Shaving Subscription Box
Is your idol a bit hairy? Give their grooming routine a little help with a Dollar Shave Club subscription box. Your lover can choose how often replacement razor cartridges are shipped.
Keep your darling warm and cozy – and show your support for Canadian athletes at the same time – with a Team Canada Quilted Insulated Scarf from Lululemon. Filled with goose down (certified ethically sourced), the reversible lightweight wrap has a loop at one end to pass the other end through, as well as a cleverly concealed zipped pocket.
You can’t go wrong with Coach’s Valentine’s Day gifts. The buttery soft Hero shoulder bag offers an eye-catching pop of pink. This glove tanned leather bag features accents featuring the iconic Coach Horse and Carriage, as well as a detachable shoulder strap.
Set the mood with a pink pewter candle from MUJI. The blend of rose, jojoba oil, coconut oil and soy wax produces a rich, romantic scent.
The Mountain Equipment Company Rumpl Original Puffy Packable Water Resistant Blanket is big enough for two people to snuggle up on. It works just as well outdoors – stargazing, napping in a hammock, roasting marshmallows over a campfire – as it does indoors, for quality relaxation on the couch.
Nordstrom’s Amiri Heart Print Swimsuit will have your darling dreaming of your next beach vacation. Can you smell the sea, sand and surf?
Body Care Set
The Body Shop has long been known as a go-to for Valentine’s Day gifts, and The Sweetest Strawberry Heart Gift Set does not disappoint. This limited-edition set contains lip butter, body butter, and hand cream, all in a delicious strawberry scent. Bonus: the body butter and hand cream are made from fair trade shea butter from Ghana, while the body butter jar is made entirely from plastic salvaged from the streets of India.
Glam plus fun equals Nordstrom’s MAC Viva Glam x Keith Haring Matte Lipstick. Sales of this limited edition Lippy help support the Viva Glam Fund.
Make has long been known in Vancouver for its original gifts and personalized products. The possibilities are endless to show your valentine how much you care, from a personalized heart-shaped foil ornament to a monogrammed robe to a personalized fleece blanket.
Give a daily reminder of your love with a Mon Cheri or You Make Me So Happy porcelain mug from Indigo. The heart-shaped handles are a sweet touch.
Express your love via deliciously crispy carbs with a heart-shaped waffle maker from Bed Bath & Beyond. (Maple syrup not included, but highly recommended.)
Selv Ritual’s Immersive Strawberry Ritual Kit encourages your valentine to indulge in a stress-free soak in the tub. Strawberry and rose notes create the perfect aromatic atmosphere to unwind – and, perhaps, fall in love all over again. The Montreal-based company uses all-natural, vegan ingredients in all of its self-care products.
Mickey Mouse Tee
UNIQLO has teamed up with top Disney designers to release 24 designs from the Mickey Stands UT collection over the next few months. Each t-shirt features the world’s most beloved mouse in an iconic pose.
Mejuri was founded on the principle that women should dare to buy fine jewelry for themselves, not expecting men to buy it for them. That shouldn’t stop anyone from buying Mejuri’s rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces as Valentine’s Day gifts – and maybe grabbing a little something extra for yourself at the same time. A few of our favorites: the diamond letter pendant and the men’s curb bracelet.
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