Valentine’s Gift Guide

The gift of feeling good is a gift of love for that special someone.

January/February 2019

 

Farberware Rice-n-Slice

Vegetable Ricer

Enjoy romance over a candlelit dinner, perhaps a savory salmon over rice—healthful vegetable rice, that is. The Farberware Rice-n-Slice Vegetable Ricer features a 7.5-cup bowl and dual, stainless steel chopping blade for ricing cooked vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, squash, potatoes and turnips. The device employs a one-handed pump mechanism that requires less strength then a traditional ricer. Cut your meal prep time in half while making cauliflower rice at home for pizza crusts, fried rice and any recipe that requires traditional rice. Visit Amazon.com.

 

 

Create that Loving Mood with

Anywhere Fireplace

There’s nothing like cuddling up to a warm fire with your loved one. Fireplaces from Anywhere Fireplace feature high style and a distinctive contemporary design, and burn cleanly because they use eco-friendly liquid or bio-ethanol fuel rather than wood. And there’s nothing romantic about hacking away after a wood fire has filled your house with smoke. Anywhere Fireplace products bring the ambiance of a fireplace indoors, and all are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Some are wall-mounted, some set on the ground and others—like the pictured Lexington model—are made for the tabletop. The ventless fireplaces require no construction, chimney or gas lines. One quart of fuel burns for up to five hours and heats a room up to 325 square feet. Visit anywherefireplace.com.

 

 

Self-Extinguishing ‘Courting’

Coil Candle

This innovative, coiled beeswax candle used to be known as a “courting candle.” Back in the 1600s, protective parents used coiled candles to limit the amount of time prospective suitors could spend with their daughters. That outdated ritual is gone, allowing love to flourish, but you can still enjoy this candle’s beautiful design thanks to Candle by the Hour and its Coil Candle. The cotton wick burns 20 minutes for every inch that you pull through the clip. You set the time, and then it will extinguish itself. Visit thegrommet.com.

 

 

AquaTru Purifies Water

with Reverse Osmosis

Nothing says love like the gift of health. AquaTru is a rare find among water purifiers. It is a countertop reverse osmosis water purifier that creates bottled-quality water from your tap, with no plumbing or installation required. With its patent-pending Ultra Pure Reverse Osmosis Technology, AquaTru—endorsed by clean water activist Erin Brockovich, pictured—removes hundreds of contaminants. Among these are lead, chromium 6, chlorine and chloramine, fluoride, and herbicides and pesticides. AquaTru employs a four-stage purification process. By eliminating water bottles and purifying water, you’ll be doing right by the environment and your loved ones. Visit aquatruwater.com.

 

 

Unwind with Arcade1Up Classic

Video Games

The contemporary wisdom is that too much screen time isn’t great for our health, but try telling that to your man when you give him one of these arcade-style video game cabinets with games that he’ll remember from back in the day. Nostalgia for early video games is hot now, so he’ll be smiling from ear to ear as he unwinds with classic games like Asteroids, Galaga, Centipede and Defender on game cabinets that look, feel and play just like the machines in his favorite arcade. Each game cabinet features multiple games. The game cabinets, from Arcade1Up and Tastemakers LLC, feature official licensed cabinet artwork and authentic arcade joysticks, trackballs, buttons and sounds, as well as multiplayer controls and a 17-inch display. You can play seated or, with an optional riser, standing. Visit Arcade1Up.com.

 

 

Back to the Roots, for Lovers

with a Green Thumb

Actually, you don’t need much of a green thumb to grow herbs and vegetables with growing kits from Back to the Roots—the kits are pre-seeded and have everything you need to share with your partner the joy of easily growing a windowsill herb garden with organic basil, mint and cilantro, or organic oyster mushrooms and more. The founders of Back to the Roots are also the brains behind an award-winning aquaponics self-cleaning fish tank that grows food on top. After harvesting your bounty, keep sharing the love by cooking up a romantic dinner together. Visit backtotheroots.com.

 

 

Bivita Sprouting Jar Promotes

Healthy Sprout Growth

Love is sustainable when living is, too. Eat with the environment and your health in mind by growing nutrient-rich sprouts with this smartly designed home sprouting jar. Like a mini greenhouse, it creates the perfect climate to grow little seeds into fibrous alfalfa, lentils, radishes and other edible sprouts. Its integrated strainer and base help drain water and eliminate the most common problem with home sprouting: mold. Ventilation built into the base provides airflow for clean and easy growing of sprouts, and a stainless steel mesh promotes water drainage. You should see fresh sprouts after one week.
Visit thegrommet.com.

 

 

Omm Soaps Enhance Beauty

When you feel beautiful, you feel love. The Alpaca Goat Milk Body Bar–Moscato from the Omm Collection is a luxurious goats’ milk soap wrapped in soft felted alpaca wool. It’s a soap and washcloth in one that gives you a light body exfoliation to remove impurities. And goats’ milk keeps moisture in skin for replenishment. It is both antibacterial and hypoallergenic.

Juan Le Pins Facial Exfoliating Bars from the Omm Collection are very mild facial bars that deeply cleanse, subtly exfoliate and heal skin. This set of two facial soaps, packaged in a yellow small square gift box, contains Omm’s unique formula of rose clay and coconut charcoal ash to create a creamy lather that dissolves unwanted oil, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris and any impurities. It refines skin texture, brightens skin clarity, and over time, helps minimizes the look of large pores. Visit ommcollection.com.

 

LBK Nail Lacquer, Vegan

and Cruelty Free

Her nails will look beautiful, and you’ll know she’s caring for her health by using vegan and 100% cruelty-free LBK Nail Lacquer. The nail lacquer is available in 48 colors and its bottles are equipped with a patented hinged tip that lets consumers easily test each color; simply flip the hinged tip to see a true color swatch against your skin tone. Visit lbknails.com.

 

 

Original Grain Watches:

A Piece of History

Send a Valentine to our military with a watch from the Military Collection, pictured above left, by veteran-founded company Original Grain. A portion of the proceeds from each watch sold from the recently launched collection goes to the military charity Active Valor, which pairs veterans as mentors to children of our nation’s fallen heroes, referred to as Gold Star Children.

Each watch brims with powerful history: The bands are made from reclaimed canvas tents (green straps), leather bomber jackets (brown leather bands), and camouflage uniforms. The watch dials are made from pounded artillery shells, ammunition rounds, and ammunition crates. Each watch includes an additional reclaimed military surplus strap.

The Avalon Collection, pictured above right, is Original Grain’s first line for women. It features minimalist-designed watches made from reclaimed wood. This collection features a wine-stained watch, Vino, made with reclaimed wine-soaked oak barrels from Napa Valley. The company partners with Trees for the Future in Senegal to plant a new tree for every watch sold. Visit originalgrain.com.

 

 

Ethique Bloom Hair Mask

Adds Strength, Shine

The Bloom hair mask from Ethique provides a fix for very dry, damaged hair, and is ideal for hair weakened by overexposure to sun, swimming and color or heat styling treatments. It contains rice quat and quinoa protein, which add strength and protection to stressed hair. Jojoba protein improves hair color retention and rice quat forms a film on the hair shaft, preventing breakage and adding shine. Visit amazon.com.

 

It’s a 10 Haircare Britto

Miracle Leave-In

Care for your hair while sharing some Valentine’s love with those who need it most. Brazilian artist and philanthropist Romero Britto and beauty brand It’s a 10 Haircare have teamed up to create a limited-edition, collectible bottle of their cult–favorite Miracle Leave-In to aid intellectually and developmentally disabled citizens of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Fifty cents from every bottle will go directly to Best Buddies International. Visit itsa10haircare.com.

 

Eterno LED Device for Skincare

This red light device offers medical-grade results thanks to a unique tapered-glass head to boost collagen, and NASA’s regenerative LED technology to remove unwanted spots and lines from your face, neck and décolleté. Visit eternoskincare.com.

 

 

Jane Iredale BeautyPrep

Hyaluronic Serum Hydrates Skin

Smooth, soften and brighten your complexion with potent antioxidant protection and ultra-
hydrating hyaluronic acid, considered the ‘smart nutrient’ that adjusts to varying humidity levels to give skin the exact amount of moisture it needs. This formula reduces the appearance of fine lines, improves the appearance of dull skin, and protects, calms and soothes. Visit janeiredale.com.

 

 

Protect Your Hair in Style

The Paris Fedora from Grace Eleyae is the perfect everyday accessory that’s elegant enough for evening wear. The satin lining protects hair from excess damage, dryness, frizz, breakage, tangles and knots, while the adjustable strings guarantee the perfect fit for every head. graceeleyae.com

Brew Perfect Tea, Every Time

The SAVOY electric kettle from KRUPS is equipped with seven temperature settings and a 60-minute keep-warm function, letting you enjoy your favorite hot drinks exactly the way you like them. A 360° rotational base provides convenience, and a crystal-clear LCD screen provides ultimate control and maximum visibility. krupsusa.com

 

 

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