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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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-use Emjoi 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.