GIFTS Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day: Show them the LOVE

Lesley Mirza
Written by Lesley Mirza

With only a few days left before Cupid shoots his arrows, we thought we’d give you some shopping suggestions. Don’t forget to pair your gift with some flowers and a sweet treat (chocolates for her, candy for him) for a Valentine’s Day that is full of love, sweet love.


estee-lauder-love-your-lips-collection Show her you love her everyday with the Estée Lauder’s Love Your Lips collection. This limited-edition collection of 12 Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick shades ($23 / US $19.50) and 4 new Lip Glosses ($21 / US $18) are each embossed with the word L♥VE. New shades include Sweet Kiss, Cherry Kiss, Pink Kiss, and Coral Kiss.

Estée Lauder
Available at The Bay in Canada and Saks in the U.S.


thomas-sabo-charm-bracelet Keep all those special moments close at hand with the Thomas Sabo Charm Bracelet. Personalize your love with charms that tell the story of your life together, and you’ll be sure to keep her smiling all year long. Charms range from $29 – $139, and the sterling silver bracelet is $69.

Thomas Sabo
Visit for retailer by location.



victorias-secret-edible-body-icing-always-in-midnight-chocolate Be a little naughty this Valentine’s Day with the Victoria’s Secret Edible Body Icing Always In Midnight Chocolate (US $14). You’ll definitely be a tease when you nibble, bite, savor and delight in this decadent treat.

Victoria’s Secret
Available at Victoria’s Secret or online at



couture-couture-by-juicy-couture-gift-set She’ll feel like the princess she is with the Couture Couture by Juicy Couture Gift Set ($85). Inside, contrary pink grape makes mischief with orange flower, mandarin, blushed plum, honeysuckle and creamy sandalwood. This delightful set includes a 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray, 125ml Shower Gel, and 125 ml Body Lotion.

Juicy Couture
Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.



tivoli-pal-radio Give him the pal he’s always wanted with the Tivoli PAL Radio ($249.99). With a personality all of it’s own, the PAL radio has a friendly exterior, small stance, simple controls and weather-resistant, rubberized cabinet and is compatible with his iPod or other mp3 players.

Available at Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto or online at



co-bigelow-elixir-red-collection You’ll love the way he smells with the C.O. Bigelow Elixir Red collection (US $10.00 – $19.50). Available in body spray, shave gel, cologne and body wash, the Elixir Red collection blends lush spices, sandalwood and redcurrant notes with velvet fig leaves.

C.O. Bigelow
Available online at



heart-covered-boxers Wearing your heart on your sleeve takes on a completely different meaning with these adorable Heart Covered Boxers ($14.50 / US $12.50) from The GAP. Give him a reason to stay cuddled in bed all day.

Available at GAP stores across Canada and the U.S.



givenchy-play An extremely modern yet totally timeless scent, Givenchy Play (from $65) is centered around the Amyris wood, providing a woody fresh scent paired with a sparkling top note of bergamot and grapefruit.

Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart, The Bay and Sephora across Canada.

About the author

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza is the editor-in-chief for and travels the world tasting, sipping, and spa-ing.

In addition to heading up, Lesley has penned pieces for several publications, including Vancouver Magazine, Western Living,, (Tourism Vancouver's blog), and

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