Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

The holiday of hearts and love will be here sooner than later, so let’s unlock some of the fun with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

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Heart Shaped Lock Art Print

Valentine’s Day gift ideas range from the traditional flowers and candy to let’s get out of town getaways to extravagant diamond jubilees and everything in- between.

Coming up with the perfect gift is part of the fun.

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Chloe L'Eau

Chloe L’Eau

Womens Lab Created Multi Color Sapphire 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Sterling Silver Cocktail

Womens Lab Created Multi Color Sapphire 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring

The three R’s of Valentine’s Day – Rose, Romance and Red.

Men's 2-Pc. Polo Red Eau de Parfum Gift Set

Men’s 2-Pc. Polo Red Eau de Parfum Gift Set

A special and intimate dinner for two prepared at home is an excellent opportunity to show off one’s own culinary skills or at least one’s good taste in culinary kiss the cook treats.

10 Strawberry Street Wazee Matte Dinner Plate, Set of 6

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This heart shaped bud vase is eerily beautiful- definitely a conversation piece.

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Anatomical Heart Shaped Resin Decor Vase Sculpture

Set the table and set the mood with Valentine’s Day themed serving accessories and decadent sweets.

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A homemade love letter cookie gets to the heart of the matter.

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

2   stick softened unsalted butter

1   cup sugar

3   large eggs

1½  tsp. vanilla extract

½   tsp. salt

3¼  cup  all-purpose flour

Directions

In a large bowl, using a mixer set on medium-high, beat together softened unsalted butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract and salt.  Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add all-purpose flour, beating until ingredients are combined. (Dough will be slightly sticky.)

Divide dough into 4 equal portions and cover each in plastic wrap, patting into 1/2-inch-thick squares.  Chill until firm, about 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  On a floured surface, roll out dough, a square at a time, to 1/3 inch thick.  Cut out cookies using ornament- or tag-shaped cutters.

Transfer cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for 10 minutes.

Bake until lightly golden, about 12 minutes.  Cool completely on pan or wire rack before decorating.

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Royal icing creates a firm surface that’s perfect for writing on with food-safe markers.  To make, blend 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons meringue powder, and 3 tablespoons water using a mixer set on low speed for 12 minutes.

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Les Petits Macarons - by Kathryn Gordon & Anne E McBride

Les Petits Macarons – by Kathryn Gordon & Anne E McBride

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Smartphone Projector

I’ve taken the liberty to put together The Power of Love  playlist of love songs for your listening enjoyment.

Pop the corn, fix a cocktail, grab the remote and cuddle up together to enjoy an after dinner romantic movie or miniseries of epic romantic proportion.

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Be Mine Cocktail

What do these Valentine’s Day gift ideas and Cupid’s arrow have in common?

They both aim straight for the heart!

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I hope these ideas help to get your into the planning, the spirit of, and the love of Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

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