Valentines Day is Saturday and its time to either pick yourself up something nice or drop hints (printing up this list and sticking to your man friends MacBook) so someone else will get you the gift that you want. But as we all know Valentines Day gifts are not a one size fits all affairs. What may be the perfect gift for one person may be the gift that ends a relationship for another. So we at Clutch have done your dirty work. We have tested and tried a range of products to bring you the best gifts for each type of Valentine. You can thank us with a big box of chocolates. Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day!
Gift for Those in a Relationship Guide:
Guy — For the Special Woman in Your Life:
Lacoste Touch of Pink Eau de Toilette Spray ($52, amazon.com) If you want to get on your girls good side pick up this alluring fragrance. It is the perfect mixture of sweet and innocence with current sophistication. Touch of Pink encapsulates the delicious burst of excitement felt upon falling in love. It is warm, romantic, feminine and energetic, softened by a floral heart and a sensual woody, musky dry down. It wears nicely through the day and is never overpowering. This fragrance captures the celebration of love in a bottle. Notes include blood orange, passion fruit, lemon peel, pink magnolia, white cedar wood and vanilla. The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.
Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask ($35, clarinsusa.com) The special lady in your life will definitely love this cream which will help her create a spa like treatment in her own bathroom. This mask immediately restores ideal skin moisture levels to dehydrated skin and leaves skin radiant and fresh. The HydraQuench Cream-Mask preserves that freshness all day by recreating skin’s perfect “climate.” A true oasis for the skin and a real treat for the senses.
Rae Cosmetics 3 Well Eyeshadow Palette ($16, raecosmetics.com) These beautiful eyeshadow’s are the perfect way to win that special ladies heart. When she opens up the beautiful, metallic compact she will be greeted with 3 shades picked by you from over 40 mouth watering shades. It also comes with a built in mirror and dual ended brush. And fellas the bonus for you is that these stunning shadows that are full of protective anti-oxidants, will make your ladies even more beautiful. Plus if you do get lucky enough to end up in a pool or steamy shower later on that night this shadow is water resistant and won’t smear when if she sweats.
pur minerals Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick ($15, ulta.com) Show her how much you love her (or really really like her) with this beautiful earth inspired lipstick. A micronized mineral lipstick that is both long wearing and hydrating. It contains shea butter, jojoba oil and wheat germ oil to help instantly soften lips. After just one application of the Shea Butter Lipstick her lips will look healthy and supple. A plus for you if you’re looking forward to a kiss.
For that Special Guy:
The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream Lavender Essential Oil, for Sensitive Skin ($22, theartofshaving.com) Ladies if you want your mans skin to be smooth as a baby’s bottom then this is the shaving cream you have to get him. The Art of Shaving shaving cream is formulated with glycerin and coconut oil to generate a rich and lubricated lather. The lather helps to protect the skin and soften the hair so that your man will have a close and comfortable shave. After shaving his skin will be left feeling smooth and moisturized. Plus if his shaving at your house then your bathroom will smell amazing after he is done.
Ralph Lauren Polo Modern Reserve ($62.50, sephora.com) Sure to become your mans new favorite fragrance this unique blend uses advanced ingredients of the highest quality. It takes the original fragrance and makes it new and exciting. Modern Reserve exchange of chamomile for cool, cardamom spice in the top notes introduces an entirely new level of clarity and energy to this invigorating fragrance. A refined vetyver-leather blend elevates sophistication in the mid notes by taking the place of classic tobacco, while creamy, sueded leather meets deep woods in the base notes for undeniable rugged sensuality. Other notes include Basil, Pimento Berry, Jasmine, Myrrh Incense, Humidor Wood and Patchouli. Totally masculine, confident and refined.
Relastin Ultra Emollient Cream ($99, skinstore.com) Your man may not admit to the fact he cares about his aging skin — but he does. Don’t believe me? Sneak a peek next time he is getting ready in the mirror. He cares. So get him this complete anti-aging cream that moisturizes and treats all aspects of aging skin. He will be relieved that it all comes in one jar and he doesn’t have to have a bunch of potions and lotions. You can tell him that Relastin’s signature Zinc Firming Complex, the first ingredient proven to help restore elastin content in skin, with added vitamins, extracts and peptides. This unique product provides anti-aging effects in a formula that penetrates deeply and absorbs quickly. And he goes on with his day.
Havaianas Slim Peacock ($24, HavaianasUS.com) Treat yourself and your feet to the best in the world has to offer with a pair of Havaianas They are known as the world’s best sandal because they mix true comfort and fashion effortlessly. It is their 40-year old secret rubber formula that is responsible for buttery-soft, bouncy, flexible sandals that look as great as they feel. Havaianas have a legion of celebrity followers who agree that these sandals blend fun, function and fashion. This year they bring you several fun new sandals including the Slim Peacock, which is super fashionable and comes in four shades. A gift that keeps on giving.
The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil Rose Absolute ($18, theartofshaving.com) If you have ever had a bad shave ruin your plans for a good night then you have to get this oil. Whether you are tying to shave you’re under arms or bikini line, Pre-Shave Oil will help to soften the hair and protect the skin. All you need to do is pump some out and apply to skin before shaving cream. Helps to keep your shave problem free and your skin soft and smooth in your most sensitive areas.
MAKEUP FOR EVER Faux Lash Alexandra and Aqua Eyes Holiday Collection ($15 for lashes, $17 for liner, sephora.com) MAKEUP FOR EVER makes beautiful, flirty and fun makeup perfect for Valentines Day. So if you want to get your eyes ready for your a sexy and flirty Valentines Day dinner or night out on the town grab these two must have products. They will make eyes super sexy in a second and last all night long. Apply Faux lash Alexandra #110 for perfect flirty curtain-like lashes and then line eyes with the black Auq Eyes #0L, for a long lasting effect.
Cor The Silver Soap Travel Size ($14, corsilver.com) If you are looking for a truly unique product for yourself and want great skin by Valentines Day then this is a must. Within only a few days of use you will get noticeable results. Cor’s, Silver Soap is a convenient, single-step process that cleanses and works effectively to achieve wonderful results for your facial skin. It removes make up, and has been shown to even out the skin tone, reduce the appearance of sun spots and pore size, maintain the skin’s natural moisture factor, visibly reduces the signs of aging, and protect against the hazardous effects of the sun. Your skin will be glowing even before your big date.
Gifts for Your Best Girlfriend:
Fleur d’Amour by Sylvie Beljanski ($65, fleurdamourbysylviebeljanski.com) My friend gave me the most beautiful bottle of perfume one Valentines Day when we were both single and lonely. It became my signature and I actually give the perfume partial credit for my date the following Valentines. This year I am giving Fleur d’Amour to one of my closest friends who is feeling the blues. If anything will lift her spirits its this soft yet sophisticated fragrance. It is a light fragrance that contains notes of sweet bergamot, Moroccan jasmine, white amber, Mediterranean citruses Australian sandalwood and vanilla. The notes dance together effortlessly and provide a calming sensation. The perfume is said to have therapeutic power on the senses and psyche and to inspire harmony of the body and mind. A gift she will love.
Gracie’s A-Line Tank ($39, graciesgearandtraining.com) This adorable functional and super stylish tank will have your best friend wishing everyday was Valentines Day. I gave my friend a yoga mat one year after she had a particular bad breakup a week before Valentines. She took up yoga and hasn’t looked back since. This tank might be the push your friend needs to start a workout routine she has been wanting to or train for a 5-K. But whatever she decides she will be covered because this tank does not ride up. And she will no longer have to carry her iPod, cell phone because of the tanks ingenious Power Pouch. The tank has three compartments within the pouch that accommodates for all sizes and shapes of workout essentials and a loophole fabric for MP3player cord feed. This is on top of the fact it contains technology that helps to ventilate to keep her cool. A great gift for any lady, any time of the year.
Victoria Diva Hat By Wallaroo Hat Company ($36, wallaroohats.com)- We all have one friend who is a diva. A friend that needs a little drama wherever she goes. Well this hat will give your friend the drama without getting the drama from the sun. The Victoria Diva hat provides sun protection. It has a round crown and a 41⁄2″ brim for elegance. The interior adjustable drawstring ensures a snug fit. It comes in a variety of colors including black, brown and mixedcamell. A great way to forget about old boyfriends, long winters and lonely Saturdays. Time to look forward towards summer days, fun weekends and new boyfriends.