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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so don’t get caught without the perfect gift for your pop culture-loving significant other. In hopes of providing everyone with a happy (and timely) day of love, we’ve rounded up a batch of red-hued goodies and valentines.
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Pure Silk Pillowcase
Show the woman in your life that they deserve to sleep like a queen. Nothing feels more luxurious (and promises a restful night) better than a silk pillow set. Not only are they cool to the touch when the blankets get too warm at night, but they can even help with fine lines and wrinkles thanks to the silk’s amino acids known to improve skin.
Marshall Emberton Speaker
Marshall’s gorgeous portable speaker is just as functional as it is sleek. Gift any music-loving partner the joy of loud and vibrant audio, available through the Emberton’s True Stereophonic technology, a unique form of multi-directional, 360-degree sound with more than 20 hours of playtime.
Bo Burnham ‘Inside’ Vinyl
The vinyl soundtrack to Bo Burnham’s genius soundtrack from his Emmy-winning comedy special “Inside” was released late last year, and makes for the perfect gift for any Burnham fan with a record player. The most popular song from the soundtrack is “Bezos 1,” in which Burnham ridicules the former Amazon CEO in addition to other tech founders such as Jeff Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. It became an instant hit on Tik-Tok, even landing a Number 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s 200 Album charts.
PhoneSoap was first introduced to the world on “Shark Tank” but had a boom in popularity during the pandemic given its impressive sanitizing abilities. It uses UV-C bulbs to sanitize your entire phone and kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. Plus, PhoneSoap comes with a USB dock, too, so you can hit two birds with one stone by charging it at the same time. The newest versions come in these adorable pink and red hues to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit. Check out more “Shark Tank”gifts here.
Hedley & Bennett Pink Dots Apron
We already knew that Hedley & Bennett made some of the most durable, high-grade aprons in the game (“Top Chef”-approved, no less) but their newest collection adds a whimsical flare to their pieces. This classic apron features front pockets and wraparound tie, outfitted in baby pink polka dots around a cream white cotton twill fabric. Plus, you can always customize it with your partner’s initials or a secret message to be embroidered on the chest. Check out more gifts for chefs here.
KNC Beauty Star Eye Mask
Gift your partner with some self-care with these celebrity-loved face masks from KNC Beauty. The best-selling masks feature a power-packed serum with retinol and gold to brighten and smooth the under eye area. “KNC Beauty’s face masks soothe, hydrate and plump the skin and are a regular routine for my clients the night before a big event,” says celebrity makeup artist Sean Harris, whose clients include Lizzo and Normani. Here, check out more beauty products recommended by celebrity makeup artists.
Crosley Record Player (10% Off)
A date night in is made instantly more romantic with a vinyl soundtrack playing in the background. Whether you’re playing oldies like Bob Dylan or the Beatles, or getting into the mood with Adele’s chart-topping “30,” a retro turntable from Crosley is a necessary addition. The Cruiser Plus packs marries the charming design of the Classic Cruiser with improved functionality for listening on the go. The portable suitcase shells comes in a wide range of colors, with three speeds and impressive pitch control, but now features bluetooth connectivity and a headphone jack for private listening. Here, shop through the best albums to play on vinyl this year.
We’ve all gotten used to spending more time in the house over the last couple of years, which means that there’s basically no such thing as too much loungewear. These cozy joggers from RicherPoorer are a sophisticated take on classic sweatpants, featuring a sleek tapered hem at the ankles and cinches in at the waist for a flattering silhouette. Plus, these are made entirely out of recycled materials (40 plastic bottle from landfills to be precise).
Bombay Glasses, Set of 4
A charming edition to any tablescape, these colorful Bombay glasses are the perfect mix between elegant and playful.
Lulu and Georgia Alaia Robe
Robes are one of those everyday essentials that no one likes buying for themselves. Maybe because the really good ones always feel like an indulgent purchase or maybe because it’s not necessarily an essential but is something that will drastically improve your daily routines. Either way, your loved one will not be disappointed with the textural bliss that is the Alaia Robe, constructed out of double-gauze organic cotton and featuring two hidden pockets for practical appeal.
Gentlemen’s Hardware Flight Ready Travel Kit
The jet-setting gent in your life won’t be ready for his next trip without this comprehensive travel kit from Gentlemen’s Hardware, packed with four mini versions of some of their best products: 3-in-1 wash, shaving cream, face wash and hand/face lotion.
There’s nothing more thoughtful than a gift that lends itself to rest and relaxation. The Comfy Blanket might be one of the most well-known “Shark Tank” creations, becoming a household favorite after hitting the market during Season 9. It’s since hit $150 million sales, beloved for making it possible to wear your blanket while lounging at home. The fluffy sherpa has a huge hood and pockets, and has a thick lining to keep you toasty year-round. Check out more best-selling “Shark Tank” products to gift here.
‘The Beatles: Get Back’
If your partner still can’t stop talking about Peter Jackson’s sprawling Beatles documentary “Get Back”, feed the obsession with the partner book, packed with transcriptions and conversations during the making of the album and film. The in-depth transcriptions are best catered towards the biggest Beatles fans but the in-studio banter and humor that the Fab Four are known for make it a wildly fun coffee table book to add to the collection. Here, check out Beatles merch and books to gift this year, in addition to these pop-culture coffee table books.
Whether your partner is kickstarting their fitness journey in 2022 or have been on top of their workout regimen for years, a Theragun makes the perfect you-wouldn’t-buy-it-yourself-but-would-love-to-be-gifted-it present. This massaging tool from Therabody rubs away aches and pains from muscles, packed with powerful technology in a sleek frame. Vibrating massage tools are a favorite among Hollywood, too, with everyone from James McAvoy to Daniel Craig (an investor in Therabody), known for hyping its benefits.
Winc Wine Subscription
There are a number of food and beverage delivery options these days, but the California-based winery Winc offers a more personalized experience when it comes to wine. While other subscription services pre-select wines and ship them to you monthly, Winc lets you choose your own wines, based on your palate, price point and occasion(s). Many of their wines are featured at some of the best restaurants across the country, and they’re all carefully chosen by the site’s in-house sommeliers (see their current roster of wines here). Never pay for a bottle you don’t like, and you can skip a delivery any time you want. Bottles start at just $13. If you prefer not to sign up for a subscription, individual gift boxes are available to ship as well. Here, check out last-minute gifts that your partner will love.
Boy Smells Slow Burn Candle
You can’t go wrong with gifting a candle (especially one from the popular Los Angeles-based candle company) but if Kacey Musgraves was on your partner’s Spotify Wrapped this year, the special-edition Slow Burn candle adds a personal touch. Created with Musgraves and named after the opening track on “Star-Crossed,” the candle has a warm and spicy fragrance with notes of black pepper, incest and ginger zest.
Where Should We Begin: A Game of Stories
You already know Esther Perel as the world beloved relationship guru but now she has even more to offer than her ultra-popular podcast and best-selling books. Her new venture is a Game of Stories, a card game made with heartwarming and witty prompts inspired by the award-winning psychotherapist’s own conversations and experiences.
Nintendo Switch Lite
If you’re shopping for a gamer this year, then you probably already have the Nintendo Switch on the top of your list. The coveted new device is known for its lightning-speed processing and stunning graphics. Each joy-con comes with a gyroscope and accelerometer and advanced HD Rumble for an immersive experience. If they’re already fitted with a console, check out the best video games to buy this year.
The Sill Duo
The Sill is the go-to spot for plant parents, offering a wide range of flowers and greenery to make any room into its very own greenhouse. Shop their Valentines’ Edit for romantic collections like their Bromeliad Vriesea and bouquet kits, all of which you can add with personal notes and messages.
Ugg Classic Mini
Not that Uggs ever went anywhere, but their Ugg Minis have made quite the comeback in the past few months with celebrities such as Dua Lipa and Emily Ratajkowski adding the trendy boot to their style arsenals. Style icon Cher even jumped on the train, becoming the new face of their 2022 campaign earlier this year, causing a $1,280 spike in demand for the footwear company.
‘Simply The Best’ Rose Apothecary Bundle
Bathe your beloved’s hands in body milk. “It’s milk, for your body!” from the limited edition official Rose Apothecary store. Television sensation “Schitt’s Creek” has collaborated with Beekman 1802 to bring David Rose’s (and Patrick’s) apothecary to life! The “simply the best” bundle includes two 9 oz. bar soaps, one Body Cream, and one Tinted Lip Balm. View our full “Schitt’s Creek” gift guide here.
Fenty Pro Kiss’r Lip Balm and Scrub Set
Pamper your pucker (especially before trying out a bold lip on a big night) with the Fenty lip prep kit. The gift set includes a scrub stick that exfoliates your lips and a creamy moisturizer to follow that leaves a no-stick sheen.
PAT McGRATH Lipstick Trio
Now that your lips have been prepped, it’s time to get them set. No one, and we mean absolutely no one understands a bold lip better than famed makeup artist Pat McGrath. A fixture at the Paris, London and New York fashion weeks, McGrath’s historic sparkle lip lewk has been spotted on runways and red carpets — both Naomi Campbell and Chrissy Teigen are fans. So class up your Zoom with a bigger, brighter lip thanks to her many lipstick kits available at Sephora.
‘Star Wars’ Pop Up Valentine
Everything is better with Baby Yoda. The pop-up centric site Lovepop is absolutely brimming with delightful valentines from Disney, Marvel and “Star Wars” to let the Mandalorian in your life know you love them.
Great Jones Bakeware
For the massive “British Bakeoff” fan in your life, upgrade their cookware with a little holiday flair. These vintage-styled baking dishes from Great Jones are slowly giving the Always Pan a run for its money online. They’re both festively decorated in reds and pinks, but which one is more likely to inspire brownies and other baked delights?
Heart-Shaped Deep Dish Pizza From Lou Malnati’s Pizza
After it was viciously maligned in the Golden Globe-nominated series “Emily in Paris,” Lou Malnati’s was forced to answer for this deep “diss.” Thankfully, the iconic windy city restaurant survives and thrives. So much so that Lou Malnati’s is offering a charity Valentine’s Day pack that includes a heart-shaped deep dish pizza, heart-shaped chocolate cookie holiday special and two pewter hearts from “Spreading Hearts” charity which represents the restaurant’s donation to a local Chicago-based food pantry. The pizza and the cookie are both about 9 inches and should serve two people total.
Flowers may seem traditional, but a little bloom will brighten up any quarantine gloom. Urban Stems offers reasonable prices for all sizes of bouquets: Classic ($50), Seasonal ($75) or Luxe ($100). Reminder, don’t wait to long to purchase petals as the mad rush for stems begins now!
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