You don’t have to limit your
expression of love with chocolate
and roses, as these gift ideas show.

January/February 2018


Essential Oils from Arbonne

The Rescue & Renew Pure Essential Oils collection from Arbonne is an extension of the brand’s Rescue & Renew bath and body products, and complement a holistic lifestyle with a focus on self-care. The collection includes a selection of lavender, lemon and peppermint scents as well as a unique “harmony” blend of eight pure essential oils. The oils can be added to a diffuser to create an aromatic surrounding, applied topically onto the skin (either singly or customized and layered) or a few drops can be added to dryer sheets to freshen laundry. Or add some to bath water to create a relaxing, spa-like experience. Visit arbonne.com.

 

Oojra Soy Candles Set the Mood

A new collection of hand-poured, vegan soy-wax candles from the luxury home lifestyle brand Oojra is imbued with pure essential oils. The Soy Candle Collection is available as a 3-wick candle and as a travel set. The 3-wick candle boasts a modern matte black vessel, while the travel set comes with three candles, each with its own fragrance. The candles’ environmentally friendly, non-toxic soy formula is safe to burn and lasts longer than traditional wax, up to 75 hours. Vegan soy wax is free of soot, toxins, carcinogens, pollutants, parabens and phthalates. Visit oojra.com.

 

Mystikol Eyeliner

Mystikol Powdered Eyeliners are vegan, showing the lady in your life you care about her well-being: These liners are the definition of on-the-go beauty. The jane iredale Mystikol has the staying power of a liquid liner with the ease and versatility of a powder. Packed with a built-in brush in four super pigmented, smoky shades to master endless eye looks, you can easily touch up any look post-dinner date. Visit janeiredale.com.

 

Eco-friendly AquaSprouts Garden

Your environment-conscious Valentine will appreciate you that much more when you show her some love with an AquaSprouts Garden, which lets you use your aquarium water to grow an herb garden. As the aquarium fish create waste, the plants use that waste as fertilizer while cleaning the water for your fish. It’s a way for you and your love to explore how our natural environment works while adding new life to any room and harvesting fresh greens, herbs and veggies year-round. No filter or water changes are needed. Visit AquaSprouts.com.

 

WellBe for Checking Stress

Help your loved one relax with the stress therapy WellBe 1.5. This innovative biofeedback bracelet and app monitors how the heart rate is affected by the events and people around you. In its new iteration, the bracelet is more sensitive and tracks stress more consistently and accurately. Its stylish leather band comes in either black or white leather as well as natural cork. Visit thewellbe.com.

 

Cappuccino for Two, from Capresso

The EC300 Espresso and Cappuccino Machine from Capresso features a heavy-duty portafilter that includes two sieves to produce one or—for times with that special someone—two espressos at a time. After a few simple steps, you can enjoy a barista-quality cappuccino created in your own kitchen. The EC300 features brushed stainless steel accents, an illuminated control knob, heavy-duty construction and removable water tank; a large warming platform keeps cups at the perfect temperature. The EC300 combines style and function to upgrade your in-house brewing experience. Visit capresso.com/ec300.html.

 

Victory Coffee Made by Vets

You can send a Valentine of sorts to veterans by checking out Victory Coffees, founded by a former Navy Seal who is making it a priority to employ veterans. The company’s mission is to deliver organically grown, fair trade international coffee blends to your door. The coffee is available as whole beans, ground or K-Cups, known as ‘soldier cups’ in Victory lingo. For just $1 a cup, Victory Coffees will deliver delicious coffee straight to the recipient’s door with a monthly subscription. Visit victorycoffees.com.

 

Cilio Raclette Set from Frieling

Nothing says romance like wine and cheese, especially if you’re serving it in a special way. The Cilio Raclette Set from Frieling is a compact set that turns cheese into something exotic. Designed for casual tabletop cooking, it melts cheese and keeps it warm for spreading on bread, crackers or bruschetta, with no power needed. The Cilio Raclette Set can be used with all types of cheese. Raclette cheese melts in four minutes. Visit direct.frieling.com.

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