Give & Receive: Valentine's Day Gifts to Take You Both Way Past Feb 14

Valentine's Day is a nice day, sure. But it's nicer as part of a LOT of days, right? Gift suggestions to keep you in cuddle-time shape way past Feb 14th.
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Valentine's Day is a nice day, sure. But it's nicer as part of a LOT of days, right? Gift suggestions to keep you in cuddle-time shape way past Feb 14th.
Adam Senn By Steven Gomillion 03_Valentine's Day

Got Valentine's Day plans? These top-to-toe beauty-and-grooming gift suggestions are about keeping you in cuddle-time shape way past February 14th. That's what matters, isn't it?

Redken for Men Clean Spice 2-in-1_Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil-in-Cream Leave-in

Glossy, healthy looking hair begs to be touched. For him:Redken Clean Spice 2-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo to cleanse, strengthen and smell really good, $13.75 via redken.ca for salons. For her:Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil-in-Cream leave-in to turn dry, frizzy or curly hair into a silky, stroke-worthy mane, $68 via shuuemuraartofhair.com for salons.

NARSskin travel set_Anthony Logistics for Men_Grab-and-Go-Kit

Great travel skincare kits are genius add-ons to plans for a romantic getaway. For him:Anthony Logistics for Men Grab & Go Kit, $45 via ebeauty.ca. (Anthony Logistics skincare, although not this particular kit, is also available at Sephora.) For her:NARSskin Luminous Moisture Set (includes full-size serum and eye cream) $159 at Holt Renfrew, The Bay, and narscosmetics.ca.

Diptyque Soothing Lip Balm_La Mer The Lip Balm

Think of fancy lip balm as a special investment in your kissing future. For her: So-lovely Diptyque Soothing Lip Balm, $42 at Holt Renfrew. For him:La Mer The Lip Balm (it's shine-free), $58 at Holt Renfrew.

Consonant Organic Hand Cream_Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Paint Box Tin

Let's say soft hands = soft heart. For him: All-natural, super-moisturizing, unscented and non-greasy Consonant Body Intensive Therapy Organic Hand Cream, $20 at consonantbody.com. For her: The swoon-worthy Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Paint Box Tin, $60 at Crabtree & Evelyn stores. (Er -- images not to scale.)

Philosophy X's and O's_Fruits & Passion Numero 003 for Him

Tempting bath and body treats are a must. For her: A vanilla-licious Philosophy X's and O's gift set, $32 at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and select Bay stores. For him: A fresh-off-the-yacht Fruits & Passion F/P Homme Numero 003 gift set, $48.50 at Fruits & Passion.

Caudalie Divine Oil_Weleda Arnica Massage Oil

Supple, silky skin is the gift that keeps on giving (I know I've said this before, but am I wrong??). For her: Dreamy Caudalie Divine Oil (for hair, too), $49 at Sephora. For him: Muscle-warming Weleda Arnica Massage Oil (also nice for her -- just sayin'), $25.50 via weleda.ca.

Emjoi MicroPedi tool_Kiehl's Cross-Terrain Dry Run Foot Cream_L'Occitane Dry Skin Foot Cream

The how-to of smooth, comfy feet is unsexy, but the results are worth it for playing footsie. Everyone who has feet needs one of these:easy-to-useEmjoi Micro-Pedi, $49.99 via micropedi.ca. For him: Kiehl's Cross-Terrain Dry Run Foot Cream (great before a workout -- any workout), $24 via kiehls.ca. For her: Comforting L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Foot Cream, $30 at L'Occitane.

As for what I'd love for Valentine's Day, here's what I told Glam Canada for their sweet-tweet web-wonders Valentine's Day piece.

What's your Valentine's Day gift-wish?

A version of this story appeared in today's Metro News.