With that celebrated Hallmark-fuelled day of love fast approaching, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift for your significant other, crush, bestie who just broke up, or maybe just for yourself. We’ve got a sweet little list of ideas guaranteed to bring a smile to that special someone’s face come February 14th…
Olla Urban Flower Project is our go-to spot for ordering up a stunningly different bouquet to impress. Not only is their Gastown-based shop a place where we can get lost looking at all their unique creations, but it always leaves us feeling inspired. Pick up a dozen fair trade roses, a seasonal arrangement, or sign your sweetie up for one of their upcoming workshops. Learn more here.
Give a little love and give back in style with the Obakki Foundation’s super plush Oxblood Scarf, cinder candle and signature red scarf (all available for under $40). She’ll feel stylish and spoiled and you’ll feel great about the splurge as 100% of these humanitarian products support a worthy cause. Learn more here.
Jewelry is always a good way to a girl’s heart (we might be biased here), but the recently-opened De Beers store on Vancouver’s Alberni Street has us pining for a few swoon-worthy pieces that would make a great gift. On our radar, a thread-pavé heart pendant featuring a central solitaire. It’s an investment, but a classic and timeless one at that.
Gift him with something that’s timeless yet stylishly sexy and head over to West Vancouver’s Stittgen Fine Jewelry and scoop up a pair of cufflinks. We were recently at an early morning preview and saw plenty of unique sets guaranteed to make any guy giddy. Opt from a cool selection of carefully crafted designs that echo his interests and personality (sports, travel, family crest).
Why not stay local and nab him a super stylish, unique and edgy Vancouver-designed pocket square for Valentine’s Day? We say do it and head over to Head & Heart Clothing Co. for some inspiration. Having recently launched their online store with even more designs and personal sayings, you’re bound to find one that melds well with your guy’s personality. See what we mean by clicking here.
Harry Rosen is always a great place where you’re guaranteed to source a mecca of Valentine’s gifting options your guy will adore, be it everyday accessories like Tom Ford’s skincare essentials, cool new threads (we love their Lanvin Lounge Pant) or more of a long-term investment piece like the Tumi Everett Essential Tote for travels. Harry has you covered; see what we mean by checking out their gift guide here.
For Him & Her
What’s more romantic than heading off to the spa for a little couples’ R&R? Our favourites around town are offering quality pampering packages that you’ll both benefit from.
The Sabai Thai Spa (with multiple convenient locations) is currently taking bookings for their Romantic Getaway Package that will give you a two-hour escape from the everyday. It features a full body Asian Fusion Aromatherapy Massage with essential oils for total relaxation. Add on a mini facial or go for their Sweet Rose Facial. Learn more and book your couples’ treatment here.
Another spa-themed option on the table for Valentine’s Day that’s meant to be enjoyed a deux involves a little trip up the highway to Scandinave Spa in Whistler for an afternoon of relaxing. Take in the natural beauty that surrounds the outdoor spa as you take the day to simply chill. Schedule a duo Swedish Massage, get cozy by the outdoor fires and enjoy the time together away from all the city distractions. They’ve got some sweet deals for Valentine’s Day worth checking out here.
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