’s Shopping Pros Discover the Best Gifts for Everyone Stumped on Valentine's Day

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With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, many of us are having a hard time summoning the creative strength to ferret out the best Valentine’s Day gifts. Fortunately,’s shopping experts have once again come to the rescue and sourced the perfect presents for those we love.

Diamond and sapphire heart ring at Gray & Sons
Our expert shoppers never fail to recommend Valentine's gifts that show the love - Leslie Linevsky,

Valentine’s Day is not just about someone's sweetie anymore, and trend experts at observe that a booming $19 Billion in retail spending around this romantic February holiday is spread across many gift categories – from chocolates and flowers to extravagant jewelry and more off-beat gadgets and tech gear. Whether someone is celebrating “Galentine’s Day” with her favorite girls or paying homage to everyone important in their lives, there’s a great gift out there.

“People are sharing this special day – and it’s not just about your spouse or significant other – so our professional shoppers came up with suggestions for groups of people,” says Leslie Linevsky, co-founder of, “and these exceptional gifts are each distinctive and smart – you can step outside the confines of the every-day and do something distinctive.”

So what should overwhelmed Valentine's day shoppers get for their favorite people? The maverick retail experts have unveiled a stunning array of gifts that will tug on everyone’s heart strings.

Great Gifts for Longtime Loves

Celebrate a lifetime of love with designer jewelry from Gray & Sons, and an 18K white gold pave diamond heart shaped ring with cascading pink sapphires, priced to make any woman's heart flutter at $10,330.

Make that romantic trip into the hot tub even more special with spa fragrances by In The Swim. A romantic couple can soak the week's cares away immersed in Hawaiian Sunset, April Showers, Rain or Tranquility ($10.99 to $11.99 at

Need something for a meat lover? Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ has mouthwateringly delicious gift packs thoughtfully assembled just for Valentine’s Day, starting at $67.95.

Young Love, Best Buds or Family Gifts

Matching porcelain treasure boxes with a charming floral pattern make fabulous gifts for a tight-knit group of people; they’re ideal for a bridge club, teachers and coaches, and coworkers. (Thoughtful friends can find exactly what they need at, and they’re even available in sets.)

What about a steadfast workout partner? The Kiss sweatshirt (Boston Proper, $95) is a must. Hidden inside the neckline, this comfy cotton-poly blend top features an inspirational message: “Do what you love, love what you do.” For a treasured early morning gym buddy, this note of affirmation means the world, every time they pull on what is certain to become a favorite sweatshirt.

Claire Murray’s hand-hooked rugs (various prices) are spectacular gifts for that closest confidant, and’s Vorson Leather Flame Guitar Strap in black and red ($24.95) is great for fanning the flames of… music appreciation.

Gifts for Valentine’s Day Brides

Exclusively Weddings, Linevsky points out, has an unbelievable selection of over-the-top romantic gifts designed to make the February bride's day even more special, including:

  •     Engraved champagne flutes, beautifully embellished decorated serving sets and monogrammed champagne buckets
  •     Lace-edged (or even more daring red satin) sheets
  •     Honeymoon accessories, such as “Just Married” flip-flops, beach totes and bikinis with “Bride” emblazoned on the front

Decadent Chocolates for Everyone

When you get right down to it, say gift-giving experts, nobody can argue with the fact that everything’s better when it’s dipped in chocolate, and River Street Sweets is just the place to get delectable treats for everyone on that V-Day gift list. Check out their:

  •     Valentine’s Day Pail of Pralines ($40.95)
  •     Valentine’s Basket containing pralines, pretzel twists, chocolate-coated bear claws and homemade toffee (starts at $34.95)
  •     Milk chocolate bear claws (starts at $31.95)
  •     1-pound gift box of truffles ($30.95)

The Purr-fect Gift for Four-Legged Family Members

Valentine’s Day is a great day to honor those who dole out unconditional love – and pets certainly fit the bill. pet-lovers suggest shoppers indulge a favorite feline with a spectacular Nuvo Cat Tower (, $104.50) or a loyal bestie with a Walk ‘N Roll Pet Stroller (, $86.95). Although all their gifts are the cat’s meow, Upco has a number of other products for pets, from horses to reptiles, they note.

“Valentine’s Day isn’t just about your ‘other half.’ It’s evolved in a day to celebrate everyone you care about,” says Linevsky. “The best part is showing how much you care by taking the time to find something that’s unique and a perfect match for the recipient.”


Since 1996, has connected shoppers and the products they love. With the company’s new Dynalog dynamic catalogs, they provide simple, accessible shopping from more than 740 major and specialty retailers through mail, online and mobile platforms.

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