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    Valentine’s Day 2024 Gift Guide by Shaena Engle

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    Here is a list of suggestions on what to gift your significant other, bestie, or for yourself this coming Valentine’s Day 2024.

    Chocolates and Treats for Your Better Half

    Junior Cookies WeHo
    Junior Cookies in West Hollywood dropped the perfect bite-sized cookies for Valentine’s Day: Strawberry Mascarpone, Raspberry Tart, Ruby and Dark Chocolate Ganache, Lemon Pomegranate Glaze. Order now at juniorcookies.com and get FREE DELIVERY to anywhere in Los Angeles on orders $35+. Enter your phone and earn Junior Rewards on every purchase! First time ordering online? Sign up for emails and get 20% OFF.

    Insomnia Cookies
    Insomnia Cookies in West Hollywood is offering various chocolate cookie packages in time for Valentine’s Day, from the Sweetheart pack to the Hot Date pack. Order yours at https://insomniacookies.com/menu

    Dandelion Chocolates
    Dandelion has a wide assortment of chocolates including truffles, bars, bonbons, caramels, cakes, hot chocolate and other treats. We love their single origin truffles and their gift sets, single origin truffles are $55, at https://www.dandelionchocolate.com.

    M.Cacao Video Box Chocolate

    M.Cacao offers Expressio,  the unique gift of including a personalized video message into a box of chocolates, allowing you to customize your Valentine’s messages, starting at $68 at https://mcacao.com.

    See’s Candies
    See’s Candies is offering a variety of options for the sweet tooth in your life, including Milk Peanut Butter Heart, with milk chocolate and peanut butter; Dark Chocolate Raspberry Heart with raspberry buttercream and dark chocolate; Milk Chocolate Bordeaux™ Heart with brown sugar soft center in See’s classic milk chocolate; Assorted Chocolates box full of See’s favorites and their Sweet Indulgence Heart, a giant heart filled with two pounds of See’s milk and dark chocolate. See’s also has bags of hot and sour heart candies and strawberry and dark chocolate truffle hearts, https://www.sees.com.

    La Maison Chocolates
    La Maison du Chocolates celebrates Valentine’s with their Dominique Ansel x La Maison  chocolate collection, starting at $35, as well as a beautiful BonJour Mon Amour Heart featuring a pretty red box, $60 at www.lamaisonduchocolat.us.

    Lovely Libations

    Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey
    This Kentucky Chocolate Whiskey is smooth and has rich flavors of chocolate fudge with vanilla undertones, $23.99, or sample their delicious Chocolate Mocha Cream Whiskey Cream, $20.99  at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Bayou Rum
    Bayou Rum rests for up to 40 days to allow the crisp, clean flavors to mellow and combine. The pot still rum adds a delicate complexity rare in white rums and is proofed with triple filtered fresh local water, delivering the cleanest and purest taste. Bayou White Rum makes for a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift due to its clean flavor profile and adaptability to work in many types of cocktails, $23 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    This medium body cab is perfect for a home-cooked Valentine’s day dinner with ripe currant flavors great with steaks and meats, a great price at $24.97 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Chinola Liquor
    This passionfruit liquor from the Dominican Republic is the perfect balance between sweet and tangy is is perfect with prosecco or champagne, $31.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Diplomatico Rum
    This Venezuelan rum is a complex blend with aromas of fruit cake, cocoa and spices and flavors of baked banana bread, fudge and toffee, great for cocktails, $36.69 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Disaronno Velvet Liqueur
    This Italian liqueur is smooth, creamy and almond flavored and can be drunk alone or mixed for cocktails, $29.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Donum Blanc de Blancs and Pinot Noir
    Donum makes great wines ranging from their sparkling blanc de blancs brut, $140, to their pinot noir, $170, at https://www.thedonumestate.com.

    Etude Pinot Noir Carneros
    From the southernmost portions of Sonoma and Napa Valleys, this wine is flavorful, light and fruity and pairs well with a good steak, $38.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Glendalough Rose Irish Gin
    This floral fragrant small batch Irish gin includes fruit, flowers, spices and rose petals, perfect for a pretty pink Valentine’s cocktail, $34.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Gustave Lorentz Cremant d’Alsace Brut
    This pretty pink brut combines three grape varieties to produce a clean and zesty flavor with tastes of Granny Smith apples and lemon rind, perfect for chicken dishes, $24.99 at https://www.wine.com.

    J Vineland Sparkling Brut Rose
    This refined and delicate Brut Rosé has mouthwatering citrus notes that your Valentine will love. The ripe raspberries and almond aromatic characteristics pair wonderfully with chocolate covered strawberries, $50 at https://totalwine.com.

    Luca Bosio Prosecco
    A perfect Valentine’s Day prosecco with flavors of strawberry and raspberry, light and refreshing, $15.99 at https://familywineriesdirect.com.

    Belle Glos
    Known for their terroir-driven Pinot Noirs, Belle Glos offers red wines with a balanced finish, perfect for a romantic dinner, Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir and Telephone Pinot Noir, $55 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Clonakilty Minke Irish Gin
    This refreshing gin hailing from the Irish coastal village of Clonakilty is crisp and dry with fresh n’ fruity, zesty, green fennel-like notes. The finish is slightly salty with red peppercorn. Minke Gin is a great gift for someone special in your life this Valentine’s Day thanks to its great price point and adaptability to make a plethora of cocktails. $29.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé
    This brut with a pretty pink color has strawberry shirbit and red berries flavors and a crisp acidity, $24.99 at https://lovescotch.com.

    Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey
    Perfect for pouring over ice, adding it to coffee or making a sundae with vanilla ice cream, Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey is rich and smooth, $29.99 at https://qualityliquorstore.com.

    Toso Brut Rosé
    This salmon pink color brut is crisp and light with flavors of green apple and peach, $12.99 at https://familywineriesdirect.com.

    Dos Hombres Mezcal
    Created by Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, this mescal is perfect for a Valentine’s Day cocktail, $54 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Martini & Rossi Non-Alcoholic Aperitivos
    Martini & Rossi has delicious non-alcoholic aperitivos including vibrante with complex citrusy flavors and floreale with refreshing floral flavors, $18.69 at Drizly.

    St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
    Perfect as an after dinner drink or to add in champagne, St. Germain is a great gift to bring to Valentine’s dinner, $33.49 at https://www.totalwine.com.

    Chandon Brut
    Chandon is perfect for Valentine’s Day sipping with your significant other or at a Galentines celebration, offering traditional Chandon Brut, Etoile Brut or dry Rosé. All available at https://www.chandon.com.

    San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico
    Made from Sangiovese grape, this Chianti is a great red blend pairs well with steak, spaghetti and burgers and also is great to sip before dinner, $29.99 at https://www.vivino.com.

    Bamfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Rosé
    This semi-sweet rosé sparkling from Piedmont has notes of grapefruit, orange and ripe melon, perfect chilled and as a base for cocktails, $19.99 at

    Beau Joie Brut
    French for beautiful joy, this brut has less sugar with 50% Chardonnay, 40% pinot Noir and 105 Pinot Meunier grapes and has a beautiful copper bottle design, $60 at https://shop.beaujoiechampagne.com.

    Coffee and Teas

    TAZO Teas
    Tea lovers will adore TAZO’s wide variety of teas in tea bags, loose teas, lattes and iced tea mixes, K Pods, and bottled teas, prices vary available at most grocery stores. Also look for their holiday Gingerbread Spice Latte.

    Tea Forte
    Tea Forte has a variety of  gift tea packages, including their new Ruby assorted teas with aromatic florals, vibrant fruits and hints of chocolate, their mini petite box includes five teas – chocolate fondue, orange jasmine, cherry blossom, strawberry hibiscus and Darjeeling quince, $10, also great for gifting is their pretty pink café cup, $18  at https://teaforte.com.

    NUMI Tea
    Numi has a great variety of teas, candles and even drinking chocolate, we love their Self Care Sampler with 40 herbal tea bags with aromatic botanicals to stay healthy and improve sleep, #32.99 at https://shopnumitea.com.

    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters offer a variety of great coffees to enjoy with your significant other, including their new Horizon Blend by Kevin Costner which embodies the bold and boundless spirit of the American West, visit https://www.keurig.com.

    For the Foodie

    Blue Apron
    Home cooks will love a gift from Blue Apron where they can choose to cook with ingredients delivered right to their front door or choose prepared and ready meals that only take a few minutes to heat up, prices vary at https://www.blueapron.com.

    California Crafted Gift Boxes
    California Crafted’s special XOXO box is perfect for any Valentine, with chocolate covered almonds, a granola blend, lemongrass soap, a dark chocolate pretzel bar and an Urb lip and cheek tint, $70 at https://www.californiacraftedbox.com.

    Hubs Nuts
    Go nuts for Hubs Nuts, with a large variety of peanuts including chocolate covered, salted, peanut brittle and much more, we love their trio sets starting at $46.50 at https://www.hubspeanuts.com.

    Il Mulino Pasta Sauces
    Taste authentic New York sauce crafted with the finest tomatoes and ingredients, pair with pasta, use as a pizza base or incorporate into your favorite recipes, $14.98 at https://orchardfruit.com.

    Langer Farms Apple Butter
    Langer Farms makes a variety of apple based products including apple juice and apple honey, we love their tasty apple butter, dairy free unsweetened and plant based, $4.99 at https://langer-juice-company.myshopify.com.

    Ready Pac Bistro Meal Kits
    Give the gift of convenience with these quick and tasty plant rich meals from Ready Pac with fresh vegetables, whole grains and delicious sauces, at most grocery stores.

    Rao’s Sauces and Pastas
    Rao’s has a huge online and in-store variety of their famous pasta sauces and dried pastas, their pasta and sauce sampler make a great gift for any pasta lover, it includes six jars of different sauces and six different pastas, $80 at https://ww.raos.com.

    Loveless Café Spreading the Love Gift Set
    Loveless Café is offering a special “Spreading the Love” gift set including a sweet towel, strawberry preserves and a spread the love spatula, or try their large bisuit and waffle bar gift set for $114, at https://store.lovelesscafe.com.

    Runamok Cocoa Bean Infused Maple Syrup
    Perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast in bed, Runamok makes a variety of great maple syrups straight from Vermont, we love their cocoa bean, strawberry rose and sparkle syrups, $18.95 at https://runamokmaple.com.

    Colavita Products
    Foodies will love Colavita’s pastas, olive oils, olives, canned and bottled specialty foods and tomatoes, perfect for an Italian themed Valentine’s dinner, prices vary available at grocery stores.

    Susiecakes Cakes and Cupcakes
    Susiecakes has delicious Sweetheart Cakes in Vanilla Celebration, Old Fashioned Chocolate and Red Velvet flavors, each is 4 inches and perfect to share with your sweetheart. Or, indulge in their pretty rose bouquet chocolate cupcakes, visit https://susiecakes.com.

    For the Fitness Minded

     Biovanta Immunity
    Keep healthy this Valentine’s Day with Biovanta products designed to combat inflammation and boost respiratory immunity, prices vary at https://biovanta.com.

    ZICAM Gummies
    Keep your sweetie healthy during the colder months with ZICAM’s Zinc + vitamin C & D gummies, available with melatonin to aid in sleep, $15.99 at Target and pharmacies.

    KIVA Confections
    KIVA offers THC/CBD and CBN-infused gummies, chocolates, chews and mints that not only help  with sleep, anxiety, and pain but also increase feelings of creativity and  calm, prices vary available at https://www.kivaconfections.com.

    Cosmetics, Hair, Fragrance and Body Care for Your Beauty 

    Philosophy Hair, Body and Skin Care
    Philosophy’s gift sets are perfect for anyone on your list, filled with fragranced shampoos, shower gels, fragrances and moisturizers, prices vary at https://www.philosophy.com.

    Daily Rituals Steamers
    Relax and unwind in your shower with Daily Rituals Steamers, packed with eucalyptus, bamboo, sweet orange and mint essential oils, starting at $22.75 at https://www.dailyrituals.co.

    Gucci Makeup
    Give her the best by giving her Gucci, with a full line of skincare, check and eye powders, lip glosses, lipsticks and foundation, prices vary at https://www.gucci.com.

    Kevyn Aucoin Makeup and Brushes
    Kevyn Aucoin makes beautiful makeup, skincare and brushes, perfect for anyone who wants to glitz it up this Valentine’s Day, we love their Eyes Tell All Three Piece eye set with a eyelash curler, liquid liner and mascara, $76 at https://kevynaucoinbeauty.com.

    Kuumba Made Oils
    These clean long lasting vegan oils made in small batches come in a variety of scents including Egyptian Musk, Amber and Sandalwood, Vanilla Bean, Black Coconut, Lily of the Valley and many more, we love their fall favorites trio with Vanilla Bean, Amber and Sandal wood and Amber Paste, $29 at https://kuumbamade.com.

    M2U NYC Cosmetics
    M2U NYC has everything from eye primers to metallic lip glosses, we love their Makeup Starter Box Set with liquid blush, mascara, luminizer, eye crayon and lip gloss all for $42 at https://m2unyc.com.

    Macadamia Beauty Hair Products
    Keep hair radiant over winter months with these paraben and sulfate free hair products, which show results after just one use. Their hair restoring oils and repair masks are full of macadamia and argan oils leaving shiny healthy hair, prices vary, available at https://www.amazon.com.

    COTY Fragrances
    COTY has a fragrance for everyone, including Burberry Goddess, Burberry Hero, Tiffany & Co Rose Gold, Boss, Escada’s Show Me Love, Love Story by Chloe and Perfect by Marc Jacobs. Available as stand-alone fragrances or in gift bundles, prices vary, all available at local department stores.

    Terra Beauty
    Give the gift of a perfect mani pedi with Terra Beauty’s 9 piece essentials nail kit. Everything is included to make sure your nails are on point, including a base and top coat, nail polish of choice, natural cuticle oil, nail file, clean up brush, flat edge nail clipper, cuticle pusher, buffer nail block and canvas pouch, $50 at https://terrabeautybars.com.

    Something for the Fashionista

    Alvies Boots

    Alvies Trinity Boots are a great combination of comfort and style, with an insole to pamper your feet while a design that goes with everything from jeans to dresses, $299 at https://www.alvies.com.

    Coalatree Trailhead Pants
    Coalatree’s trailhead pants in rust makes a great gift anytime for anyone who loves lounging or hanging out outdoors. They are waterproof, stretchy and tear resistant with a front pocket, $99 at https://coalatree.com.

    Garnet Hill Cashmere Wrap

    Get her a Garnet Hill cashmere wrap in scarlet for Valentine’s Day. This plush soft scarf is 100% cashmere and is perfect by the fire for cozy indoor nesting or wearing out on the town, available in other colors, $199 at https://www.garnethill.com.

    Kindly Thermal Wear

    These ultra comfy seamless thermal tops and pants are perfect for lounging and sleeping and will keep you warm on cold nights, prices vary available at Walmart nationwide.

    Ritani Man’s Sterling Silver Lobos Cuff Bracelet

    This stunning sterling silver cuff bracelet will add class to any Valentine’s Day outfit, $525 at https://www.ritani.com.

    SHEIN Woman’s PJ’s

    Give the gift of color with SHEIN’s pink and red pretty pajamas, we love their contrast piping pajamas, $26 at https://us.shein.com.

    Threads

    These high quality affordable tights come in a wide range of style including thigh-high stockings ($27), diamond dust shimmer tights to dress up any outfit ($26), the sophisticated backseam sheer tights ($19) and the comfy opaque contour with control top ($25), prices vary at https://www.yourthreads.co.

    Maui Jim Sunglasses

    Maui Jim Sunglasses combines industry leading technology and the culture and spirit of Hawaii, offering a variety of sunglasses for every occasion. We especially love their pink mirror coating on the MAUI Sunrise designs,  prices from $199 and up, at https://www.mauijim.com.

    Ibkul Shirts
    Stay stylish on the golf or tennis court or anywhere with Ibkuls colorful shirts. We love their cooling thermal material and UPF 50+ sunscreen protection, for women and men, prices vary, at https://ibkul.com.

    Pair Glasses
    These fun customizable glasses start at just $60 and come in a wide variety of heart and red add on top frames, prices vary, https://paireyewear.com.

    True Classic Menswear
    Give the men in your life the gift of style and comfort with these classic tees, polos, henleys, jackets and activewear, prices vary at https://trueclassictees.com.

    Vionics Shoes
    Give the gift of comfort this year with Vionics shoes, choose from comfy and stylish sandals, sneakers, slippers, dressy shoes and boots, all at https://www.vionicshoes.com.

    Avos Therapy Slides
    These therapeutic slides come with different inserts to increase flexibility and promote circulation, perfect for those on your feet all day or anyone into athletics, $79.99 at https://www.avostherapy.com.

    Ritani Jewelry
    Ritani creates beautiful necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets in gemstones, diamonds and lab diamonds, with a great Valentine’s Day selection, prices vary at https://www.ritani.com.

    True Love Annex Earrings
    These pretty tiny heart earrings, $48, make a great Valentine’s Day gift and is one of many great jewelry options at https://www.truelovecollections.com.

    Build A Love Nest

    Glassvin
    Glassvin makes beautiful handblown ultra-light and thin wine glasses for all types of wine drinkers, we love The Prestige for Bordeaux or any red, two for $109 at https://glas.vin.

    Hallmark Gifts
    Go old school with a stuffed Snoopy dog with Woodstock, Peanuts and Mickey Mouse pop up Valentine’s day cards and pretty gift bags, all at https://www.hallmark.com.

    Knork Flatware
    Knork’s flatware is not only stylish but also functionable, and feel good while eating anything from chocolate covered strawberries to Wagyu steak, we love their affordable 12 piece starter set for $41.25 at https://www.knork.net.

    Saatva Towels
    Saatva offers a wide variety of bed frames, mattresses, bedding and bath accessories, we love their sheets and towels, prices vary at https://www.saatva.com.

    Cozy Earth
    Treat yourself or your better half to Cozy Earth’s wide range of bedding or loungewear products, including sheets, comforters, blankets, pajamas, joggers, socks, and towels, prices vary at https://cozyearth.com.

    Smithey Cookware
    Smithey makes beautiful hand forged iron cookware, we love their 12” carbon steel farmhouse skillet. Forged by hand by an artisan blacksmith, it’s perfect for any chef, $295 at https://smithey.com.

    Silpat
    Silpat offers a range of non-stick oven baking products resulting in perfectly cooked sweets, bread and savoury food. The cooking inserts provide even heat distribution for no sticking or burning, prices vary at https://us.silpat.com.

    Viking Cookware
    Any home or professional chef would love a piece of Viking Cookware for Valentine’s Day, with multi-layer construction and the finest stainless steel and aluminum, prices vary at https://vikingcookwares.com.

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    Shaena Engle
    Shaena Engle
    Shaena Engle is a food, lifestyle and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL, The Daily Meal, The San Diego Union Tribune and PokerPro magazine. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jose Andres, and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books).  She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings.  She also is a freelance consultant on restaurant, food, travel and hospitality public relations and marketing efforts.
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