Simple but romantic gifts that are reasonably priced are what most Valentine’s Day celebrants are looking for! We’ve come up with some “quick picks” that work for people of all ages and tastes!
These hot pink bamboo themed hoops by Gold And Honey are unique because they are clear and they have the type of self-closing posts that keep them on even when they are super windy. I have these in yellow and I love how incredible light they feel and how unique they look! They are timeless and modern at the same time. Being a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, I also like that the Gold And Honey brand was created by four New York sisters! These eye catching hoops are $53 and can be purchased at www.goldandhoney.com.
No woman can resist a cute heart or lips necklace and Be The Good is a fashion jewelry brand that has plenty of them–I particularly love their Brooklyn Heart pave crystal necklace, Pucker Up lip necklace and Sweet Lips enamel heart necklace with fine gold vermeil 16 to 28-inch adjustable chains for $53 each. (All three are pictured above.) This creative company is owned by the talented Barbara Gram from Cheltenham Studio in Portland and her goal is simple–make a person’s day with a piece of jewelry that will lift their mood! To order one of the Valentine’s Day inspired necklaces pictured above or check out the whole line, go to www.shopbethegood.com. (Be sure to check out their fabulously colorful seed bead bracelets as well!)
The most fabulous Valentine’s Day cards and pop up bouquets come from Love Pop, a brand that got their big break via pairing up with Mr. Wonderful on ABC’s Shark Tank five years ago. (Last year they got their first brick and mortar store at Hudson Yards with Mr. Wonderful and socialites in attendance!) The pictured pop up bouquet is $24 and it beats a card anyway because it is a real keepsake. I would consider this a gift in itself! Love Pop products are all handmade in Vietnam and you must check out their all new “girl power” series of cards and popup bouquets. I also have to point out that now is the time to grab Love Pop’s gorgeous and drastically reduced packages of mixed Christmas cards, pop ups, note cards and gift tags. Go to www.lovepopcards.com to see the whole line!
My favorite new French style luxury chocolate line is Le Saint Chocolate based out of Bucks County, PA. For this particular Valentine’s season they have two special limited edition chocolates–Passion Fruit Ganache and Flaming Heart Black Raspberry Bon Bons (covered with white and dark chocolate respectively). Pictured above is the Passion Fruit and I ate about seven of these in the same amount of minutes last week! The Passion Fruit Bon Bons are about $75 and the Black Raspberry Flaming Heart Bon Bons are about $85 for 18 ounce boxes. Le Saint is the most velvety gourmet chocolate that you will ever taste and it is worth every penny! It’s nice to do a mixed box for your loved one for Valentine’s Day as well! You will love the sleek brown presentation boxes with real satin ribbons as well. Go to www.lesaint-chocolate.com to see the whole line of products. Right now Le Saint is offering 15 per cent off to people who sign up on their site and free shipping on any purchase over $100.CBDistillery has become my go-to for CBD products that really work. I take them mainly to relive arthritis pain in my right knee and sciatica in my hips and in the past I have not been so lucky with the CBD products that I chose. CBDistillery is Colorado-based and has been around for about five years now and they really did their research before creating each of their products–which run the gamut from oil to gummies. They use industrial strength hemp grown with all natural farming practices. I have been using their Full Spectrum CBD tincture for two weeks (putting a few drops in my can of LeCroix orange carbonated water) and I am amazed at its effectiveness; let me add that it is reasonably priced at $60 for a 30 ml dropper bottle. While a CBD oil tincture may seem like an odd Valentine’s gift, if your loved one has been showing interest in purchasing some and been doing their homework on it then I think it is a very thoughtful gift. For all the info you need on this revolutionary line of products, go to https://www.boxx.fyi/3XLJTL/9B9DM/?source_id=Blog. All their products are US Hemp Authority Certified and when you sign up for an online account, you get 15 per cent off your first purchase.One of the most fabulous gifts you can give any adult is customized vitamin packs and Persona Nutrition is the ruler of this movement that is much more than a fad. They have a ten minute quiz that gets the lowdown on your current health situation before giving you your monthly subscription packets which are set out automatically every 28 days. Did I fail to mention that Persona’s live nutritionists are available to chat on their site 24/7 so you can tweak each month’s delivery to how you are feeling and current life situations that are both physical and emotional. Most subscribers take their packets right after breakfast and right before going to bed, and ask time goes on, new products are selected for you on the sites but you have no obligation to take them. I have found that my daytime energy levels and nighttime sleep patterns have changed drastically since starting on Persona back in March. My particular daily intake of eight tablets which includes melatonin for sleep and a daily multivitamin cost about $62 per month (shipping included) which is actually less than if I bought each supplement on its own by the bottle. First time subscribers get a 20 per cent discount off their first month. Go to www.personanutrition.com to investigate further and take your no obligation health quiz!
Last week I was thrilled to be able to attend the launch of Carol’s Daughter’s launch for their unique water-to-foam shampoo called Wash Day Delight in the Hudson Yards district. Owner Lisa Price was on hand to address the crowd of influencers and her team did live demos of this unique product on hair models. Wash Day Delight is sulfate and paraben free plus contains soothing aloe vera and micellar water which soothes strands while getting “down and dirty” with hair product buildup. You will love the super fresh scent which to me smells like newly cut grass (and I consider it one of the greatest scents in the world). You only have to foam up with Wash Day Delight one time (there is no “repeat” on the instruction label) and a little goes a long way–so you will find that a 16.9 ounce bottle of this shampoo will last you for months. It is a super steal at only $11.99 and it already has been on sale for 30 per cent off at Target. As a true blue New Yorker, I love that Carol’s Daughter’s products were founded in Brooklyn! People with curly hair have been raving non-stop about Wash Day Delight since it is release even though it works equally well for people like me with straight, average thickness hair. It gives off an incredible amount of moisture and just makes your hair more manageable. For more info (and for 20 per cent off using the code WASHDAY20 now through 2/23), go to www.carolsdaughter.com. Be sure to check out their legendary conditioners as well!
Nothing excites me more than getting a new Chanel beauty product and the latest one that I am trying is La Crème Main. This is touted as a complete care product for hands and nails that actually is a triple threat that moisturizes, smooths and brightens skin. It has a lovely light floral, very fresh scent and the medium weight (almost gel-like) texture helps it be quickly absorbed into your hands. You will find that your skin is perfectly nourished, looks brightened and feels continuously moisturized throughout the day. Many customers have been raving about how strong La Crème Main has made their nails and that it has even made their cuticles less straggly! You are going to adore the adorable white egg shaped packaging and want to show it off! The price is $50 for a 1.7 ounce tube. La Crème Main is available on my favorite luxury beauty website, www.violetgrey.com. (By the way, before using La Crème Main I have been been using Susanne Kaufmann’s Rejuvenating Hand Peel to have perfectly smooth and refreshed hands all ready for cream application. You can also order this product on the Violet Grey website–price is $86 for 1.7 ounces.)