Happy Month of Love; a bright pink and red glimmer of light in the middle of this long Canadian winter.
We want everyone to enjoy this month, whether you’re in a new relationship and seriously don’t know what to get, have been together for eternity and have sworn off Valentine’s Day celebrations, single and mingling, dating yourself, or celebrating all the different kinds of love there are!
Gone are the days of generic heart-shaped chocolates and a wilting roses from the corner store – if you’re going to celebrate, we want you to make it meaningful and unique!
This is also the perfect time to send some hints to your loves ones about what you’re expecting for this season, there’s no harm in communicating what this holiday means to you, after all.
Check out our top picks for Valentine’s Day this year to gift your date, or to treat yourself!
The warmest, coziest, and comfiest piece of clothing you will ever own! There’s tons of colours and designs and it’s the perfect gift you’ll want to wear over and over for your Netflix and Chill days.
Where to buy: Shop online at theoodie.com
The OG silk pillowcase that is so irresistibly soft and has numerous beauty perks such as absorbing significantly less face cream than a cotton pillowcase and avoiding those annoying sleep creases.
Where to buy: Shop online at slipsilkpillowcase.ca
These unique candles tap into your sensory memory through nostalgic scents that can remind you of certain places or fond experiences.
Where to buy: Shop online at homesick.com
Okay, so it’s widely known that Saxx are the holy grail of comfort for underwear, especially for people with balls; so it’s never a bad idea to snag their Valentine’s Day collection and show your date you want the best for them.
Where to buy: Shop online at saxxunderwear.ca or find them in stores like Sportcheck, etc.
Ammolite is a colourful, eye-catching, rare Canadian gemstone found in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. KORITE sources this gorgeous gem with ethical mining, and then handcrafts stunning artisan pieces from decor pieces to watches and jewellery.
Treat someone you love to a one of a kind, unique and colourful, Canadian-made work of art that they can wear, and think of you each time they put it on.
Where to buy: Shop online at korite.com!
It’s no surprise we recommend this, not only as amazing simple gift idea, but also as a date idea! This is the perfect gift no matter what relationship you’re in.
We have spent the last few months crafting a game that had the perfect mix of questions to get to know your date better. Whether you’re talking, dating, seeing where it goes, not labelling it, are madly in love, etc. we made sure to include questions and conversation starters you’ve never thought to ask before (but aren’t like, too intense).
Where to buy: Right now, you can get datenight game online at datenightgame.ca.
The perfect way to cherish yourself and your Valentines is with the gift of caffeine from Nespresso. Whether the coffee aficionado in your life enjoys a cheeky sweet-tooth moment or a luxe cocktail-night-in, there’s an option for everyone:
A Gift for Yourself: Chocoholic Gift Set. Why not buy your chocolate and eat it too? We all deserve something sweet which is why this chocolate gift set is a perfect treat for some self love time.
A Gift for your Bestie: Foodie Gift Set. Did someone say espresso martini Galentines night? This gift set is the finishing piece for a girls night with a late night cocktail and cookies.
A Gift for your Lover: Design Lover Gift Set. This set is fit for your morning coffee with your special someone, you can’t go wrong with matching mugs and your daily fix of your favourite capsule.
Buying jewelry is not easy task, and if you don’t know your partner’s taste, it could go very very wrong. What we love about Mejuri is that their minimalistic pieces are literally ALL beautiful, so you can feel confident that what you pick will put you in the gift-giving good books. Their pieces are perfect for dressing up some casual looks and accenting date nights out with gold and silver.
P.S. Order by February 7th to receive your order by the 14th!
Somm is a new lifestyle app, born in Toronto and available across Canada. Somm Cru and Grand Cru memberships are the perfect gifting opportunities for the food & wine lover or for your partner in wine, and come with benefits you actually want.
- Complimentary bubbly
- Preferred rates at luxury hotels
- Chef collaborations
- Private event invitations
- Tastings at wineries
- Free shipping from global importers… and much more.
Somm Grand Cru:
- All the benefits of Somm Cru
- 3 or more wines delivered to your home by our licensed partners. Wines you can typically only get at high end restaurants and hotels.
- Access to private member clubs focused on lifestyle, social and wine, in Toronto.
- Front-of-the-line access to special events, tastings and chef collaborations.
$130/month, or $140/quarter with the Somm Cru benefits between deliveries.
Where to buy: Click here to give the gift of wine!
Finding the perfect high quality, luxury intimate wear can be overwhelming. K2 Intimates has a curated selection of of intimates that feel amazing, showcase your curves, and photograph beautifully for a gorgeous boudoir shoot. Grab a set just for yourself or give a set to your partner.
Where to buy: Shop online at k2intimates.com
Plantsie’s aren’t just your average houseplants, they also come with names and personalities – so they are practically friends. Their Valentine’s Day collection has some adorably witty and clever names and personalities, such as the Bestie, the Cupid and the BAE. So you can send your best friend some love, a companion for your single friend, or a BAE for your one and only, there is a Plantsie for everyone!
Where to buy: Shop online at plantsie.com
Catch a vibe this Valentine’s Day and explore Lovehoney with your partner. Not only do they promote sexual happiness for all, but their website is the perfect resource to discover what your new favourite thing could be. They have gifts and toys for couples, like the Lovense Lush 3 App Controlled Rechargeable Love Egg Vibrator that is a fun gift idea and date idea in itself that both of you can have fun with. Literally.
Pair a new purchase with Lovehoney’s own lingerie brand and you have an exciting Valentine’s Day (or whole month) ahead of you!
Where to buy: Shop online at lovehoney.ca
While preparing a made-from-scratch elaborate dinner for your Valentine might seem romantic at first, it might be met with stress, missing ingredients, and not being able to spend quality time together as you stress over dinner burning.
Chefs Plate sends all of the pre-portioned fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipe instructions to doorsteps so consumers can focus on the fun parts of cooking. So while preparing the Feb. 14 meal for that special someone is sweet, making dinner together with Chefs Plate can also make for a fun activity.
In time for Valentine’s Day, you can choose from
- Salmon & Bacon with Crispy Shallot Green Beans
- Chicken & Bacon Pot Pie with Peas & Fresh Thyme
- Fresh Ricotta Veggie Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce (Vegetarian)
Feel good about what you’re putting on your skin with Look Organics. A Toronto based company that provides high quality organic skin care products and supplements that you can feel good about, and more importantly that work!
Where to buy: Shop online at lookorganics.com
We want more travel, staycations and getaways in 2022. So, surprising your valentine, galentine or palentine with either a trip to Calgary, or a couple nights right downtown to getaway from the day-to-day would be the perfect v-day gift. The Marriott downtown is right in the heart of Calgary, so it’s close to all Calgary has to offer, with an indoor pool, valet parking and a delicious restaurant as well!
Book a stay: marriott.com
Now, if your date is a wine-lover you’re not going to want to show up without a bottle for the occasion. Heading to the store and trying to find a perfect wine for your Valentines date night is no easy task, there’s so much selection out there with no way to know what’s going to impress and what’s going to flop.
Not to worry, we have some picks that you can find all across Canada that pair perfectly with a tasty home-cooked dinner, after-restaurant dessert, or a romantic night in with the biggest glass you can find.
Where to find:
Feel good about what you’re putting on your skin with Look Organics. A Toronto based company that provides high Give the gift of coziness! Après Actif’s beanies are like a warm hug for your head
Where to buy: Shop online at apresactif.com