Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  It’s nice to have a day to appreciate your loved ones, especially in these hectic times when it seems like we are all busy, all of the time!
photo credit: Wikipedia

It’s not too late if you’re still in need of a Valentine’s Day gift.  Here are a few last minute ideas.

Godiva Chocolate Bear, $25.  Here in NY you can find Godiva at Hudson News and Barnes & Noble.  This guy is so cute… the bear is made by Gund and he comes with 8 tasty heart shaped chocolates (milk and dark).
photo credit: Godiva

Of course it’s probably too late to have flowers delivered, but you can always pick some up.  Even grocery store flowers can be quite alright!  Certainly better than nothing.  Here in NYC you can buy roses on the street today.  It seems tons of enterprising people have decided to sell roses on street corners… very handy for last minute gifts!


Another classic Valentine is fragrance!  It’s easy and fast to just run into a department store or Sephora and pick one up.  I like See by Chloe and Bond No. 9 I LOVE NEW YORK for Earth Day (women) and Bleu de Chanel (men).

photo credit: Bond No. 9

Last idea, and super easy… is just run into a wine shop and pick up a nice bottle of Champagne.  Champagne is always correct as far as I’m concerned!  And you don’t in fact need to spend a lot… one of my favorite Champagnes is Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV.  My local wine shops have it for about $35 – 37.  It’s a great value.  The non vintage releases regularly score over 90 points (WS) and was one of WS’s 2012 Top 100 Wines.  I know most people automatically go for Veuve Clicquot, but I think this is just as good and a better value… and, the red label is perfect for Valentine’s day too!

photo credit: Piper-Heidsieck

For next year… don’t leave it to the last minute!  A really amazing gift is a set of luxurious Italian sheets like Virtuoso or Lyric by Peacock Alley!  Unlike chocolate, flowers, perfume or Champagne, these will last for years to come!