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

by Janine on 7 February 2013 · 1 comment

Adam Senn By Steven Gomillion 03_Valentine's DayGot 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-inGlossy, 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 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 for salons.

NARSskin travel set_Anthony Logistics for Men_Grab-and-Go-KitGreat travel skincare kits are genius add-ons to plans for a romantic getaway. For him: Anthony Logistics for Men Grab & Go Kit, $45 via (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

Diptyque Soothing Lip Balm_La Mer The Lip BalmThink 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 TinLet’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 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 HimTempting 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 OilSupple, 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

Emjoi MicroPedi tool_Kiehl's Cross-Terrain Dry Run Foot Cream_L'Occitane Dry Skin Foot CreamThe 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 For him: Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain Dry Run Foot Cream (great before a workout — any workout), $24 via 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.

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