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Roses are red, violets are blue… but this Valentine’s Day, we want a little something more than a sweet bouquet. Tried and true, we’ve learned that stepping outside of the box a bit when it comes to gift giving can make for the most memorable moments. And, if you’ve been searching for something different this year for the woman in your life and are coming up empty handed, we’ve got a great list of ideas for you!
Made for running happy, Brooks running apparel and shoes for women combine function, fit, and fashion into one perfectly suited outfit. Every runner’s top concern is finding the right fit in running shoes. Brooks makes it easy by designing shoes based on your desired experience and support level, from cushioned to energized “springy” shoes, to lightweight and flexible, there is a fit for every runner. Our favorite style is the all-encompassing women’s Ghost 9 running shoe that combines the light and airy feel that runner’s crave, with the cushioned interior runners need. We especially love their bright, bold color options, further making running shoes a great gift option.
For a comfortable run during the cold winter months, we especially like Brooks women’s LSD Thermal Running Jacket in magenta-purplish tones. This jacket takes lightweight warmth to a new level, combining a dri-layer fabric with a polyester insulation to keep you warm and dry, but not weighed down. Reflective details, pockets, a hood, and the ability to fold it up into a small zippered pouch makes this jacket versatile for whenever and wherever you decide to run. Throw in a pair of Brooks Greenlight Running Gloves, featuring a tech-tip thumb and index finger, a pocket, and even magnetic attachments so the gloves don’t get lost, and you’re all set.
If an even lighter running top is what you’re looking for, we love the roomy fit and soft feel of the women’s DASH Hoodie. The Dash Hoodie, in bright pink and gray, is an easy throw on with long sleeves featuring thumb holes, a cowl neck hood, and an envelope pouch for carrying keys, ID cards, or cash.
Finish the outfit with a bright pop of color and a seamless fit in the women’s Ghost Crop Running Tights. With a fun multi-color print and lightweight fabric, these running tights are perfect for runs, gym classes, or even errands. Easy to pull on and off and flattering to the body with a power waistband for extra comfort and support, these tights will easily become your (or your Valentine’s) go-to.
Perfect gift for the woman always on the run – cold or warm, rain or shine!
A company that knows running, Brooks’ designs and produces running gear with the goal of producing “the best running experience on the planet!” The company boasts a team of over 500 runners that incorporate smart technology and high-tech materials in every item. From shoes to clothing to accessories, Brooks’ combines art and science to ensure that their products offer the support and function necessary for every run to be a “happy run”.
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Decorative and stylish rugs are all the rage in home decor. However, how cumbersome can it be when rugs get dirty? When you have children underfoot, chances are your rug will need to be cleaned rather often. Trips to the dry cleaners or the hardware store to rent a rug cleaner can get old pretty quickly. What about investing in a fashionable, high quality rug that can go right in the washer? And we are not talking about throw rugs (though Lorena Canals offers those too). We are talking about full size rugs that make the perfect addition to any room.
Unsure about buying a rug for the one you love this year? Maybe you are worried that you cannot pick a style to match their decor. No need to worry, Lorena Canals has you covered. They offer a large selection of neutral and gorgeous rugs perfect for any home. The Mix Ratika Sand Beige Rug will complement almost any style and blends perfectly with all color schemes. This handmade rug is crafted in India and meets extensive quality control standards before being sold. These rugs are safe for your whole family, including pets and children, and they are made with the environment in mind. You will never find Lorena Canals using polluting dyes, and all of their products are non-toxic. Complete your living space with the perfect gift this year that will be enjoyed day in and day out.
Perfect gift for any mom who loves fashionable rugs and loves to keep things clean and tidy.
About Lorena Canals
For the last 25 years, Lorena Canals has specialized in creating children’s room products that are both stylish and functional. For a long time now their primary focus has been on designing rugs that are kid and family friendly as well as functional. They strive to offer unique products that will be well loved, and all of their products are crafted in India with specific attention to detail. They use only high quality, non-toxic materials and ensure that they follow strict safety regulations for children’s product manufacturing. While Lorena Canals provides their customers with beautifully created rugs, they also pride themselves on giving back to the country that makes their products. They work to build nurseries, collaborate with public schools, and give a portion of their sales to help kids who attend school in northern India.
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When you think candy for Valentine’s Day, your mind probably takes you straight to a variety box of chocolates in a heart shaped box from the drugstore. Get your mind out of that boring gutter and surprise your Valentine with some amazing gourmet candy, carefully crafted by artisans all over the world. Sugarfina candies are meant for adults, not kids. Why should kids get all the sweet stuff? Give a truly unique, sweet treat with gift sets from Sugarfina. They have these gorgeous Valentine’s Day gift sets. We love their champagne, wine, and cocktail inspired gift sets and think they would be incredible as a gift paired with a bottle of your Valentine’s favorite champagne or a favorite cocktail.
If you have a woman in your life with expensive taste, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise. The 24K Gold Champagne Bears® are unlike any candy you’ve ever tasted. These all-natural, artisan made gummy bears are made with Dom Pérignon (Brut and Rosé flavored) and gilded in edible 24K gold. Seriously, there is real gold on these gummy bears! Sparkly and sweet is a great combination for Valentine’s Day. They are carefully created in Germany, where gummy bears were invented, and are only available from Sugarfina. If you are looking for a decadent, over the top gift for Valentine’s Day, this is it!
Women love Rosé. If you are planning on giving your Valentine a bottle of her favorite, pair that with the 2pc Rosé All Day Bento Box from Sugarfina. Featuring But First Rosé Roses and the Rosé All Day Bears, any woman will delight at this sweet treat to match her favorite sweet wine.
Life is just more fun when cocktails are involved. For the happy hour lover in your life, check out the “But First, Cocktails” 8pc Candy Bento Box. Sugarfina is known for their delicious candy bento boxes, and this one is our absolute favorite. Just the box itself is impressive with its art deco design.
Open up this gorgeous box and you have the perfect treat for a girls’ night in. Buy this box and host a girl’s night cocktail party for a no-boys-allowed Valentine’s Day. Or if you are shopping for a woman in your life, give this bento box as dessert after a perfect homemade dinner. There are eight candies inside, each delightful and cocktail inspired: Brut & Rose Champagne Bears, Peach Bellini, Champagne Bubbles, Dirty Martini (Chocolate “Olive” Almonds), Rosé Roses, Champagne Fizz, Blood Orange Negroni, and Jamaican Rum Snowballs.
Perfect gift for lovers of luxury with a sweet tooth.
Sugarfina was created to be the ultimate candy store for adults. After watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on their third date, the creators thought that adults should be able to have over the top candy just for them too. Amazing candy is not just for kids anymore. Sugarfina searches the world over to find the best offerings from artisan candy makers. Everything is made with the finest ingredients, sourced directly from artisan candy makers. To give everything an extra special touch, they beautifully package all their candy in boxes perfect for gift giving. From little boxes of special treats, to their bento boxes with something for everyone, the gourmet candy from Sugarfina will bring a taste of luxury that adults crave in a sweet candy form that will make anyone smile.
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We love the idea of gifting your significant other with something personalized. It shows that you put some thought into the gift, and thought of their needs. Take those digital photo files and turn them into beautiful artwork for the home with these Framed Prints from Mpix.
Explore your artistic side with the paper and coloring options, from a vivid lustre paper coating to a durable metallic that has a cool sheen and will not fade, so it will stand the true test of time. There are also 16 different frame styles, from rustic wooden to a chic and decorative silver. Or, embrace her love for vintage with the pewter ribbed frame, which is the perfect mixture of modern and old-school. You can have your print either mounted into the frame or matted with a pretty coordinating color. Or you can make a foam core print, and skip the need for glass inside the frame all together. Anti-glare glass is also a great addition, so no glare will come between you and your family’s adorable smiling faces. Sizes begin at 3″x 5″ and go all the way up to 20″ x 30″ (pictured) for a real statement piece in a room.
Perfect gift for the person wanting to gift a unique piece of art.
Mpix is a photo lab who loves storytelling and creation. They are based out of Kansas, and have impeccable quality and commitment to delivering professional quality photos direct to the consumer. Their products are durable, with vivid coloring and practical and beautiful products to display your photos everywhere in your home. Their shipping department is hardcore because it gets orders out the door within 24 hours, so you can have home delivery from your favorite print lab, in record time. If you’re a professional photographer, Mpix also offers drop-ship so you can mail products directly to your clients (with the option of adding your business on the back), or you can utilize their professional imaging sister sites: Mpixpro and Miller’s.
Let’s face it, some of you women like it rough. We’re talking out in the elements getting things done, rain or shine kind of rough. You’re going to need some gear that will not only keep up with your stamina, but it needs to stand the weather and keep you dry while still feeling fresh and feminine.
The Force Women’s Ridgefield Shirt features FastDry® technology for quick-wicking of excess moisture away from your body, and releases stains easily in the wash – get this as dirty as you want to, girls. It’s built loose for a comfortable fit with room to move freely and with a built in air conditioning panel. This back panel lets cool air in and hot air out.
As one of the most comfortable shirts, the Ridgefield fights stains and wicks away sweat to keep you dry and comfortable on the job. From fishing to gardening to camping, this shirt is built for everything you want to do, and then some. Go get dirty – you’ll stay dry and comfortable the whole time.
You’ve got things to do, whether it’s snuggling by the fireplace or roughing it in the rain – stay not only warm and cozy, but breath-ably dry with the Storm Defender® Women’s Shoreline Jacket. With the breathable membrane, not only are you protected from the rain, but it also lets sweat escape from your body.
Don’t need the 3-piece hood? No problem! Depending on the day and the strength of the downpour, take the hood on or off – it’s got a drawcord, too. Girls, face it… you like deep pockets too. The Storm Defender features two lower-front pockets with flaps, snaps, and zipper-secured side entry. Now it’s only a matter of which pocket you’ll keep your ID secured in. Silly boys, purses are for date night!
Perfect gift for outdoor women who aren’t afraid of roughing it while staying feminine.
Since 1889, Carhartt has been building best-in-class apparel for the active worker. The founder, Hamilton Carhartt, spoke to railroad workers on the job as he developed Carhartt’s very first products. Not only have they been making clothes for the worker for over 127 years, they’ve been talking to their consumers for over 127 years. In order to make sure their products will continue to serve your needs for the next century, they have enlisted an army of hardworking men and women to help them develop a better product and experience. They call these folks “Groundbreakers.”
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For a unique and personalized gift to top all gifts, look no further than Lacee Swan and her custom illustrations. Whether you find yourself single and wanting a pick me up gift for your favorite “gal-entine” or you are looking for a gift for the one you love, Lacee can paint you a beautiful Custom Portrait from one of the photos you have lying around just waiting to be put into a frame.
These unique presentations of you and your life can be crafted to share special occasions with friends and loved ones. Any moment worth capturing from baby showers to weddings, graduations and more would make the perfect memento. The process is simple and the result is gorgeous. You send in a photo along with any other helpful notes to make your Custom Love Portrait more personal. Though it will take a few weeks to get your painting, it is well worth the wait. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you can purchase the Custom Print now and let your loved one choose the special photo she would like painted.
Perfect gift for your “Gal-entine” or the mom who loves special photographs.
About Lacee Swan
Lacee Swan is a collection of art and apparel launched in 2010. She draws inspiration for her gorgeous work from the fashion’s elite while adding her own personal and whimsical touch. You will find everything from paintings to t-shirts and custom greeting cards. Her new artistic perspective is what defines her brands, and her work is well loved and has been featured in publications such as Refinery29, Nylonmag, Elle Girl Netherlands, and Marie Claire Brazil.
Are you shopping for someone stylish who also loves to keep everything organized? Erin Condren will quickly become your one stop go to for fantastic and useful gifts. They offer everything from their gorgeous LifePlanner stylized organizers and TakeNote notebooks to a wide array of accessories, stylish school and office supplies, along with stationary.
The LifePlanner is the perfect gift that will quickly become something she just cannot live without. You will find her carrying it with her everywhere and relying on it to get through her crazy, hectic days. These planners are the perfect size at 7″ by 9″ and can easily be thrown into a purse, backpack, or diaper bag. You can even choose from different layouts and cover themes.
In addition to the LifePlanner, Erin Condren has a wide array of amazing accessories to complement it. Her Dual Tip Markers are perfect for jotting down everything you could need to remember. With two different size tips, she will use them all the time! Add on a Galentines Day Bundle to make her day even more special. This set has a magnet page marker, compliment cards, heart gift labels, sticky notes, and much more, all beautifully packaged in an organza bag. Our personal favorites are the compliment cards! You can leave special notes to brighten people’s day. Also, don’t forget the Sticker Book so she can make sure her organizer is properly equipped.
Perfect gift for the woman who appreciates both beauty and organization.
About Erin Condren
Erin Condren was once working 12 hour days in the apparel industry before she became a stay at home mom to two little kids. Cabin fever, a wonderful imagination, and the need to save money led to her designing note cards for friends, as birthday gifts, new baby announcements, and hostess gifts. Upon encouragement from a friend, she began to sell her designs in 2004, and from there her business took off. Now she sells everything from her LifePlanners™ stylized organizers and TakeNote™ notebooks, to tons of accessories and so much more.
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The Coco Pouch is the perfect accessory for any woman who loves to keep it simple. The small size is great for a date night or a quick trip to the store, making it perfect for all different occasions. The contemporary stripes give it a classic feel, while the pom poms add to the spunkiness of the bag – just like your lady!
The Coco Pouch comes in blue or pink stripes, but in order to keep it unique, the pom poms on each bag will vary. It is a quaint 8” x 10” giving your special lady just enough room to carry the essentials but not take over her entire outfit. The Coco Pouch is woven by hand on pedal looms with 100% cotton making it one of the safest yet most pliable and sturdy bags your partner will use. If you are looking for a bag that is simple yet funky for this Valentine’s Day, the Coco Pouch is a great gift option for you!
Perfect gift for the woman who loves simple, yet chic handbags.
About Boutique Mexico
Created by veteran traveler Jennifer Olson, Boutique Mexico is a unique company in that they work with natives of Mexico to use their talents in basketweaving and looming – their generational traditions – to create beautiful products. After living in the United States for high school and college, Jennifer traveled back to Mexico and met many different artisans who were creating beautiful pieces but barely able to feed their families. She created Boutique Mexico as a way to help create economic stability for families and open the door to a more prosperous community. She now works with artisans from Guerrero, Hidalgo, Puebla, Chiapas, and Oaxaca, and all products are hand-made by locals giving a unique flair to each piece.
A beautifully scented candle is the perfect way to help a woman relax and unwind, and makes the perfect gift for your significant other or friend. We love the signature glass soy candles from Bright Endeavors! Available in nine light scents, there are options for everyone. We love the Sandalwood Patchouli, Vanilla Honey, and Lime Lemongrass, and couldn’t be happier with these selections.
These signature candles are handcrafted in an 11 oz. signature glass with a burn time of 40 hours. Every scent is also available as a tin and votive, as well. They’re filled with soy wax and phthalate-free fragrance, so you can feel safe burning these for hours!
Soy candles from Bright Endeavors don’t just smell good . . . they do good! Bright Endeavors is helping young women find their way out of poverty through this paid job-training program. 100% of the proceeds support the young moms who make these candles. Through this program, they’re learning job skills, gaining independence, and discovering how they can impact the world. Purchasing a candle from Bright Endeavors is an investment in a young mother and her children.
Perfect gift for the woman who needs to relax and rejuvenate.
About Bright Endeavors
Every candle at Bright Endeavors is made by young moms in Chicago, Illinois. Bright Endeavors thinks young moms living in poverty represent an opportunity for transformation. They help young moms by teaching them to craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Each mom has a paid job and is set on a path toward professional success. Every candle sold provides more opportunities for these women.
Winter is in full swing around the country. Do you know somebody who is always complaining that they are chilly? Crane makes heaters that will not only help solve the chilly problem, but will also be the perfect decorative and warming addition to any room. Their Black Fireplace Heater is one of our personal favorites!
This heater is perfectly sized at 12″ by 15″ and will fit well next to your favorite cozy chair or in your favorite corner. Added bonus? It can keep your toes toasty underneath your desk. It uses an energy-efficient ceramic heating element and has three different settings from just glowing, up to 1600 watts. It gives off a comforting feel with its realistic embers that cast an ambient glow even when the heat isn’t going. While this heater can keep you nice and warm, it stays cool to the touch.
If you are searching for a unique gift this Valentine’s Day, a Heater by Crane may be just the thing. The convenient carrying handle will allow it to be taken anywhere, so it will certainly get plenty of use!
Perfect gift for anyone who enjoys cozying up with a book and keeping warm by the “fire”.
Crane is headquartered in Itasca, IL. They put their motto “Design for Better Living” into all that they do. When they started in 2005 with a few designs, they have grown every year and aim to solve many of your indoor needs. They are well known for their humidifiers but also create other products designed with efficiency, function, and style. They love to create things with great designs and exciting colors.
A bottle of rich, velvety Pinot Noir is usually the one and only gift an avid wine aficionado wants for Valentine’s Day. Give them what they want, eh! A sophisticated bottle from Belle Glos will do the trick. With Wine Spectator giving the Dairyman Pinot Noir a generous 92 points on their 100-point scale, you can be assured that this is no ordinary batch of grapes. Loaded with notes of berries, herbs, and smoke, with a sweet and savory aroma, a glass of this poured for Valentine’s Day dinner will end (or maybe just start!) the evening on the right foot.
Perfect gift for those who enjoy a top quality glass of vino.
About Belle Glos
Since 2001, Belle Glos – honorarily named after the owner’s grandmother, another esteemed vineyard founder and wine lover – has been showcasing premium Pinot Noirs, made from the best coastal regions of California’s Napa Valley. With the utmost attention given to adaptation and innovation in the wine industry, owner Joe Wagner strives to continue to produce the best wines, using his deep run family experience and heartfelt passion.
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This Valentine’s Day, leave the same old fruity, overpowering, and ultra-girly candles on the shelves. Gift your boyfriend, girlfriend, or yourself (c’mon singletons, no shame!) a candle that actually smells like those real life, delicious scents that stir up your fondest memories or your day to day interactions with people that you love.
Whether that’s the smell of fresh leather from your first grown up boyfriend’s car (Classic Leather), the savory scent of the rich soil that you run your hands through everyday (The Green Thumb), or the wafting of coffee beans and brown sugar from the local coffee shop where your girlfriend works (The Coffee Shop Hipster), the creatives at Boyfriend Candle have created a scent for every genre of guy out there.
- 8.5 oz glass jar with removable label for repurposing
- 100% eco-friendly soy wax
- Cruelty and phthalate free
- Approximately 50 hours burn time
- Made with pride in Scottsdale, Arizona
Perfect gift for men or women who prefer more masculine scents drifting through their rooms.
About Boyfriend Candle
This new, super creative candle company just opened its doors last year in April. They are based out of Scottsdale, Arizona and make all their candles right there, so if you’re a “Made in the USA” shopper, then you’re good to go. Selling at craft fairs, boutiques around the country, and of course, online, Boyfriend Candle strives to bring their customers – whether male or female – the classic scents of the everyday man in an eco-friendly and repurpose-able way.
For most of us here at Daily Mom, Valentine’s Day and wine go hand in hand, so if we were gifted a bottle of Elouan’s rosé wine, we’d be one happy lady! And, since this 2015 addition to the Elouan family tastes like a raspberry field, a strawberry field, and a lemon tree all in one, you can say we’d be extra joyful during this holiday of love… and you’d find us curled up in front of the fireplace with a glass in hand as soon as the cap came off… cue sexy-time!
Buy a single bottle or gift big by joining The Copper Cane Wine Club, which will deliver a selection of wines (including Elouan) to your loved one’s door as often as you would like based on their offerings.
- Bespoke rosé
- Ripe raspberry and strawberry aromas with hints of citrus
- Finished with a screw-cap to preserve the tastes and aromas
- Pairs well with just about any food!
- Made from the regions of Oregon’s Pacific Coast: the Willamette, Umpqua, and Rogue valleys
- Purchase by bottle, case, or through The Copper Cane Wine Club
Perfect gift for those who enjoy a light and sweet tasting, chilled wine.
When you focus on making one (or two!) things great, chances are you will succeed, and that’s exactly what Joe Wagner did when he created Copper Cane Wine & Provisions, a company that encompasses a small selection of elite wine brands, including Elouan (meaning “good light” in Celtic), a spectacular Pinot Noir wine from the hills of Oregon, and their 2015 Rosé addition.
With unparalleled dedication, a natural talent, and years of winemaking under Joe’s belt, he utilizes the ideal location of the coastal Oregon hills with its perfect lighting, supple soil, and unique climate (cool weather with abundant sunshine) to create wine that is full of depth, vibrancy, and rich flavor.
This sultry red blend of wine is the perfect gift for your Valentine who enjoys their happy hour with a little Dave Matthews playing in the background. The Dreaming Tree’s Crush will go down smooth, with flavors of raspberry and vanilla oak settling on your taste buds. Whip up some classy barbecue ribs for your Valentine’s dinner and pour a generous serving of this delicious wine.
Perfect gift for red wine lovers who will never forget that first crush!
About The Dreaming Tree
When you take an accomplished musician and an extraordinary winemaker and mesh the two together, something wonderful happens. Dave Matthews and Sean McKenzie took their love and passion of wine and together created The Dreaming Tree, using the best that California has to offer in the way of grapes, including a passion toward the best sustainability practices, bringing their customers high quality and environmentally friendly wines that only get more delicious over good music and great company.