Monday, February 7, 2011
Flowers and candy are great. I mean, who doesn't like a good box of chocolates? Who doesn't love the smell of a bouquet of flowers? But, sometimes... it would mean a lot to give a Valentine's Day present that different... something not everyone will be getting from or giving to their loved ones. But what do you gift a woman who's been given everything?!?!? Luckily... I'm here to help!! I've assembled an assortment of gifts that will be sure to make the lady in your life (or make yourself smile.. because remember, Self-love can be celebrated on V-Day, too!).
First up is this BEAUTIFUL Perfume Holder ($60), from Uncommon Goods. Handmade by artist Eric Bailey (who uses a unique lampworking technique to create a groovy spiral pattern!), this eye-catching perfume bottle will be a unique home for your favorite scent. Handmade in Corvallis, Oregon of borosilicate glass, which is durable and does not break easily. Exclusive.
Next on the list is the "Beads of Love" Necklace ($28), from Global Girlfriend. Created by Denver, Colorado jewelry designer Amy Kahn, who hand-forges the "Love" charms, which are then painstakingly cast in sterling silver by artisans in Nepal. The colorful beading is hand-strung by a women's cooperative in Nepal, a country in which women have been weaving beads traditionally for centuries. Amy's design -- combined with the talent of Nepali artisans and jewelry craftspeople -- bring this unique piece a quiet beauty that speaks volumes.
What better way to spend Valentine's Day than to cuddle up on the sofa with a romantic movie? The Popcorn Gift Basket ($79.99) from Buy.com is the perfect gift for your favorite popcorn lover or movie buff. This basket comes with several varieties of gourmet popcorn and a modern stove top popcorn cooker! The best popcorn is kettle cooked and this nifty new kitchen tool helps you make the perfect popcorn every time. In addition to the kettle cooker, they'll find two types of amazing gourmet popcorn kernels, as well as two seasonings, a Grapeseed spritzer which can aid in the sticking of toppings or can give an undressed pot of corn a delicious flavor, a vintage popcorn bowl, and two popcorn forks. Throw in the DVD for Love Jones or Like Water for Chocolate... and you will be sure to have a memorable evening!!