Want to give your valentine something more creative than flowers and chocolate?
If she’s not particularly fond of rose scented items, this NEST Fragrances Japanese Black Currant Collection 3-Wick Candle ($64, www.nestfragrances.com) offers a beautiful subtle scent that features essence of Japanese black currant highlighted by Mirabelle plum, kadota fig and sandalwood. And, with 80 to 100 hours of burn time, this fresh scent will last way longer than a bouquet of flowers.
Winter preventing her green thumb from flourishing? Not with Back to the Roots’ Pepper 2-Pack Self-Watering Planters ($59.99, backtotheroots.com), which comes with everything you need to grow organic chili and shishito peppers at home, and you only need to water the low maintenance planters once a week.
Obsessed with the perfect pout? The Grande Lip Value Set ($50,www.grandecosmetics.com) will not disappoint. The set features two plumping liquid lipsticks, a lip liner (to ensure long-lasting coverage) and a fun leopard cosmetic bag. The complimentary shades can be worn layered, or by themselves. For those who often don a bold lip, pick the Red Delicious and Smoked Sherry GrandeLIPS set. Those who prefer a more natural look will adore the Strawberry Rhubarb and Desert Peak or Vintage Rose and River Clay sets.
Does she love to cook, but dreads the prep process? Chef’n VeggiChop Pro, available at Williams-Sonoma, ($39.99, www.williams-sonoma.com) has her covered. The manually controlled stainless-steel blade can handle everything from vegetables to nuts to herbs, and the 5-cup jar conveniently doubles as a measuring cup – cutting down on the dishwashing.
The MODA Mythical 5PC Wild Blush Kit ($19.99, beautyusa.royalbrush.com) is an absolute steal. For under $20, her beauty essentials will receive an instant, super cute update with a fun hot pink Blush, Complexion, Domed Shadow, Crease, and Angle Eyeliner brush.
Is she a self-proclaimed carboholic? Feed into her carb cravings with the Russell Hobbs Retro 2-Slice or 4-Slice Toaster ($79.99 to $99.99, www.russellhobbs.com), available in red, black, cream, and white. While the exterior gives off a chic vintage vibe, you can be assured this toaster features modern innovation, including a handy removable warming rack, extra-wide slots, lift and look feature – so you can check and make sure whatever you’re cooking doesn’t get too crisp, a toasting timer, removable crumb trays, variable browning control, and cancel, bagel, and frozen functions.