For the beauty and hair lover:
Fragrance: What could be sweeter than a new fragrance to receive for Valentine's Day? Hudson's Bay has an incredible selection of classic and new fragrances and my personal favourite scents for Valentine's Day are Prada Candy, Tory Burch Love Relentlessly, Chloé Love Story and Fleur Musc by Narciso Rodriguez.
Omorovicza: This skin care company has great products for those who love to take care of their skin. Their Perfecting Lip Balm is perfect for soft, kissable lips, and sells for $45. It helps plumps lips while hydrating them. Omorovicza Gold Hydrating Mask heals dry skin while firming, especially in the winter months, and works well with the Omorovicza Rose Lifting Serum, which relaxes facial muscles to slow the development of fine lines and wrinkles while giving skin an instant lift. Both products retail for $185 and are available at www.sephora.com.
NARS make-up: If you're a beauty product lover like I am, then you already know NARS is one of the best make-up companies out there. I love the new colours from the spring line, and the new #NARSissist Cheek Palettes are perfect to give to your best friend (or treat yourself!). Each palette is filled with five new, limited edition shades, and one cult favourite shade to filter cheeks and play to any mood with pretty pops of colour. Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, and Hudson's Bay, as well as www.narscosmetics.com.
Clarins: From skin care to make-up, Clarins is a trusted name in the beauty world, and all products provide incredible results. My favourite Clarins product is the Double Serum, and I've recently fallen in love with their lip gloss. I love that Clarins has some incredibly affordable products, which makes gift giving simple. Their Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil retail for $20 and $25.
Caudalie: Caudaline is a French skincare company famous for their patented anti-aging technology which comes from the grapevine. Their moisturizers and serums are effective, natural, and luxurious. Caudalie has three Boutique Spas in Canada, including one in Toronto, and two in Montreal and Laval. Caudalie's Vinosource Collection moisturizers and serums are great products to give for Valentine's Day, especially because they are perfectly packaged in pink.
Dyson Supersonic: This state-of-the-art blow-dryer is a must have product for those who love taking care of their hair. It's a revolutionary blow-dryer designed to make blow-drying hair a more comfortable experience that's more effective and efficient, reducing the time it takes to get hair dry, while preventing damage and eliminating frizz. It comes with several nozzle attachments depending on the look you're trying to achieve. Although pricey, at $499, it is a great investment for someone who frequently blow-dries their own hair. I received this amazing blow-dryer and drying my hair has suddenly become a much easier process—even when I was on vacation in south Florida.
Elite Collection Flat Iron: A flat iron is one thing I always pack when I'm going away on vacation, because nothing helps make my hair look better. This flat iron helps you get silky smooth hair quickly, without damaging the hair. The Elite Collection Flat Iron comes with a cute black clutch, too.
For the jewellery lover:
ALEX AND ANI: Jewellery is the ultimate gift for Valentine's Day and ALEX AND ANI makes adorable bracelets, rings, and necklaces for all occasions—even Valentine's Day. Each piece is affordable, high-quality, eco-conscious, and can be personalized. You can shop the new collection at Nordstrom, or any ALEX AND ANI store.
For the fitness lover:
Giro ski helmet and goggles: If you're planning a romantic ski trip to celebrate love day, why not give your love a new ski helmet and goggles? I love the new pink helmet and goggles from Giro, available at all sporting stores.
K-Way jacket: If your loved one loves the great outdoors, there's no better way to say I love you than giving the gift of warmth in a new sporty K-Way jacket. Yes, those jackets you remember from your childhood are back in a big way and there are so many different types of jackets to choose from to take you from winter to spring in style. Visit www.kway.com to see all the styles, and shop the looks at Hudson's Bay.
For the fashion and lingerie lover:
Express: Express always has clothes and accessories I love, and a perfect black clutch with studs is the perfect accessory for date night on Valentine's Day.
Marshall's and Winners: Almost as popular as chocolates and jewellery, lingerie is an excellent gift to give your love for Valentine's day. I love the affordable and unique pieces you can find at Winners and Marshall's; both stores carry a great variety of lingerie you won't find anywhere else at prices that can't be beat.
Le Chateau: For a hot date night, dress it up in something sexy from Le Chateau. This store is packed with beautiful dresses, tops, and pants to make your night out extra special. I love that Le Chateau is consistently well-priced, from shoes, to clothes, to accessories.
For the chocolate lover:
Purdy's Chocolates: Of course chocolate is the best gift to give for Valentine's Day—to lovers, friends, colleagues, children, or just yourself. Purdy's chocolates are delicious and wrapped perfectly for Valentine's Day, too. Go ahead an indulge your sweet tooth... you won't regret it, and calories don't count on Valentine's Day!
Happy love day, and happy shopping!