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September 2022

In the Mood for Love: My Best Valentine’s Day Gift Picks

By Stacey Mayesh


I’ve got 9 great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day. These romantic, sexy, personal, and creative ideas are paired with the best selection of specific gifts to give, gifts to get, and gifts to get you in the mood for love on Valentine’s Day. From that personal touch making a special iTunes playlist to the personal touch giving a massage, these Valentine’s Day gifts will give you and your significant other that Valentine’s Day—and morning-after—glow.

1. Romantic Valentine’s Day Gift for Two: Midnight Magic over Manhattan
What’s more romantic than a night at the luxe Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa in New York? Your honey and you get the VIP spa suite from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00a.m., with private steam room, hot tub, fireplace, and side-by-side massage beds. After your 2-hour massages, dine in bed on lobster, caviar, and Champagne.
Reserve Mandarin Oriental Hotel VIP Spa Suite, $1,750, call 212.805.8800 or email monyc-reservations@mohg.com

• DIY Spa Night to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
If this sexy splurge is beyond your budget, get in a DIY mood and be your own private masseuse, then surprise your honey with Champagne and strawberries.

2. A Twist on the Traditional Present of Valentine’s Day Chocolates
Gourmet treats like baked goods put a smile on anyone’s face. My two faves? Chocolate-dipped Oreos—OMG, heaven! And, this Hot Stuff Cookie Bouquet. I can personally vouch for their deliciousness, since my hubby co-founded the company! Sadly, it’s contributing to my inability to lose weight—those last few pounds!
Buy Heart Sprinkles Chocolate-Dipped Oreos, $19.99 (box of 12), at cookies.com
Buy Hot Stuff Cookie Bouquet, starting at $29.99 for 5 cookies, at cookies.com

3. Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve for Valentine’s Day
Cutest heart tee ever from APC and other Valentine’s Day-inspired fashion.
Buy APC Heart Cotton-Jersey T Shirt, $75, at net-a-porter.com
Buy Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Striped Wool Intarsia Sweater, $480, at net-a-porter.com
Buy Sauce Heart Pocket Sweatpants, $88, at shopbop.com

4. Love Notes of the Snarky Variety for Valentine’s Day Fun
Go for some naughty notepads and uncensored cards.
Buy Urban Outfitters Nifty Notepads Comeback, $5, at urbanoutfitters.com
Buy Urban Outfitters Why I Must . . . Notepad, $7, at urbanoutfitters.com
Buy Someecards True Love Cards & Envelopes, $12.50 (box of 6), at urbanoutfitters.com

5. Let Your Love Sparkle with the Gift of Valentine’s Day Jewelry
What would Valentine’s Day be without something sparkly?
Buy Marc by Marc Jacobs Key to My Heart Stud Set, $78, at shopbop.com
Buy Tom Binns Faith in Fate Heart with Safety Pin Necklace, $55, at shopbop.com

6. If It’s Valentine’s Day, There Must Be a Slinky Lingerie Gift
Sexy play suit . . . sexy knickers . . . for a sexy evening in.
Buy Stella McCartney Sam Partying Silk-Blend Playsuit, $195, at net-a-porter.com
Buy Agent Provacateur Harri Silk-Satin Briefs, $150, at net-a-porter.com

7. Tell Me a Love Story for Valentine’s Day
Most romantic book ever.
Buy Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, $10.26, at barnesandnoble.com

8. For Valentine’s Day, It’s a Love Song Serenade
Make your significant other a new music playlist for lovers on iTunes. Just be sure to include some D’Angelo, the master of seduction.
Buy D’Angelo songs at iTunes, $0.99–$1.29 (each), at iTunes.com

9. True Love as a Work of Art for a Unique Valentine’s Day Gift
Speak of love this Valentine’s Day with a limited-edition, letterpress print that says it all: “We Are So Good Together.”
Buy We Are So Good Together by Dylan Fareed, $50, at 20×200.com

Related Links
Say It Like You Mean It with Personalized Valentine’s Day Gifts
Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts You’ll Really Want
How to Dress for a Hot Date

Stacey Mayesh, Fashion Contributing Editor
I am a NYC-based fashion stylist who has worked with top tier magazines (Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Lucky), and celebs (Selma Blair, Jessica Alba, Susan Sarandon, Sean Combs) for 15 years. I was recently featured in Vogue and on NBC Weekend Today. I now work with private clients bringing a fresh . . . Read more of her fashion secrets


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One Response to “In the Mood for Love: My Best Valentine’s Day Gift Picks”
  1. Lindsay Roberts says:

    Such a great list of ideas!! I love the notepad lists.

    Lindsay Roberts
    Gift Expert, http://www.thegiftinsider.com