February is the month of love, a time to shower our sweethearts, BFFs, kids and pets with tokens of our adoration and appreciation! Our team of merry StyleBlueprint cherubs has floated through Birmingham’s boutiques, and Cupid’s arrow has landed on each of our favorite love-related FINDS. With lovably cute gifts for the kiddos and friends to romantic luxury items for him and her, our February FINDS will have you head over heels!
To cure your sweet tooth, look to Savage’s Bakery and Deli. Their array of cookie hearts is sure to fill you with happiness and get you into the spirit of love! The heart-shaped cookies are $1.50 each at Savage’s Bakery and Deli.
A notorious aphrodisiac, oysters are the perfect delicacy to savor on Valentine’s Day. Nestled in the heart of Mountain Brook Village, Daniel George restaurant’s oyster plate will dazzle your palate. Try them raw or fried with a spicy remoulade. It’s the perfect culinary kickoff for an unforgettable romantic dinner with your sweetie! Find them at Daniel George for $16 per half dozen and $31 per dozen.
Two-foot candy cone
This giant candy cone would be the perfect surprise for any kid, teen or adult! At two feet tall and filled to the brim with candy, you’re sure to please the sweetheart with a sweet tooth in your life. It’s premade, so all you have to do is stop by the store to obtain this genius gift! Find it for $49 at Sugar.
Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook
Loyal brunchgoers in New York City form lines around the block for legendary baker and restaurateur Sarabeth Levine’s sumptuous sunrise dishes. And what better way to tell your family you love them than with a heaping plate of love in the form of homemade gourmet French toast with sauteed fruit, a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar?! Find her cookbook, including this delectable recipe, for $40 at Leaf & Petal.
We heart Mafiaoza’s! That’s why we sweet-talked them into creating this custom, heart-shaped pepperoni pizza in honor of the month of love! While the heart-shaped pizza isn’t on the menu, you can still drop by and get a mouthwatering circular pie straight out of the oven. Because when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! Order a hot slice for $3, a 12-inch pizza for $11 or an 18-inch pizza for $15.75, with toppings of your choice. Prices of toppings vary.
Ashley Mac’s strawberry cake
For a sugar fix that is worth every calorie, Ashley Mac’s most popular strawberry cake is also worth every penny. This to-die-for confection is simple, yet sweet, and can be taken to a girls’ night, a family celebration or savored just for you and your loved one. Find it at Ashley Mac’s for $4.99 a slice, $29.99 for a small cake and $39.99 for a large.
If the stress of the new year has already overwhelmed you and you need some relief, treat yourself and your loved one to a couple’s massage. It is sure to please both you and your dapper darling! Book your 30-minute session for $120, a 60-minute session for $170 or a 90-minute session for $230 at Escape Day Spa.
Antique and vintage Champagne dinner accoutrements
Henhouse Antiques has all the things you need to create a lavish and romantic Champagne dinner spread for two. To keep your wine on the table in style, these antique wine coasters are elegant and timeless, while these vintage, etched crystal goblets in a dazzling ruby red hue are the fitting touch to any romantic dinner. This silver plate Champagne bucket is a vintage treasure from 1920s France, and the antique silver trays are sophisticated, yet chic enough to be used time and time again. And to add a special spark to the evening, these mercury candleholders will ensure a romantic glow on your starry night! Find the antique wine coasters, starting at $225; a set of 6 crystal goblets for $130; silver plate Champagne bucket for $425; silver serving trays, starting at $245; and mercury candleholders for $145 each — all at Henhouse Antiques.
Rabbit Champagne pliers and sealer
Pop some bubbly to celebrate your special someone. To ensure the cork doesn’t go flying through the window, gracefully uncork the bottle with this Velvet Champagne Set by Rabbit. Find it for $30 at The Cook Store.
Gold twig firescreen
Sitting by the fireplace with your beau is cozy, but add a crackling fire and sparks will fly! Make sure you’ve got the perfect firescreen, so those sparks don’t get out of control. Find this contemporary firescreen with gold twig design for $375 at Defining Home.
This plush Sophia blanket by Woven Workz is ultrasoft and perfect for a cozy, fireside snuggle with your one-and-only. In elegant charcoal and slate tones, this blanket also makes a chic living room throw. Find it for $65 at A Little Something.
Original B’ham shirt
Show your love for our great city by getting one of these charming Birmingham shirts. Original B’ham’s bumper stickers have been spotted all over town, so what better way to show your hometown love! Find the Ham Sweet Ham shirt for $26 and the I <3 Bham shirt for $24 at Original B’ham’s online store or visit one of the local retailers that carries its wares.
Delight the man in your life by treating him to some fun boxers! J.McLaughlin offers a variety of fashionable colors and patterns that would unquestionably be the perfect gift. Find them for $38 each at J.McLaughlin.
Baade II cuff links
Baade II cuff links are the premier handcrafted artisan cuff links. The Atlantic City-based company specializes in double-paneled cuff links, hand wrought in a manner that evokes the beauty of one-of-a-kind, turn-of-the-century jewelry. Find these sterling silver cuff links for $350 at Harrison Ltd.
Monogrammed weekender bag
What lady doesn’t adore a sophisticated and travel-savvy weekender bag? This soft-sided one by Jon Hart features a detachable shoulder strap and leather handles, as well as roomy interior pockets for optimal organizing! Find it for $309 at Please Reply.
Love isn’t the only thing floating around this month. February’s inventory is teeming with chocolates and flowers. But you shouldn’t just settle on just any type of flower. Dorothy McDaniel is known throughout Birmingham for her exquisite array of flowers that are sure to capture all the love of the season. Find this gorgeous arrangement of 40 tulips in a 10×7-inch oblong jar with river rocks for $149 at Dorothy McDaniel’s.
Hand-blended therapeutic bath salts
Hand blended by a local clinical master herbalist, Smart Skin MedSpa’s therapeutic bath salts will heal and nourish your skin and rejuvenate your spirit! Medicinal herbs, flowers and essential oils are mixed with sea salts that result in improved circulation, relaxation and calmed nerves, relief of muscle tension, reduction of inflammation and more. Treat yourself to a soothing spa experience at home! Find these hand-blended bath salts, starting at $15, at Smart Skin MedSpa.
KIDS, FRIENDS & FUR BABIES
To find the perfect little trinket that goes with the Valentine’s Day theme, look to Paper Source. One example of their charming knickknacks is a silver heart dish with the words “love you” etched into it. This is a great gift for a friend, niece or daughter, or simply a cute decoration for yourself! Find it for $12.95 at Paper Source.
If you want to keep a little one’s head warm and adorable, get one of these heart hats by The Blueberry Hill. The darling white beanie will be charming on any child and is perfectly on-trend with the month of love! The choice of a red or blue heart makes it a simple design that can be worn throughout the winter months. Find them for $30 each at B. Bayer and Co. Monogramming & Gifts.
This super-soft girl’s robe by Wrap Up will make the tween in your life feel like a little lady! And it’s so soft that although she’s growing into a young woman before your eyes, the little girl in her will embrace it like a lovable blanket! Find it for $148 at The Lingerie Shoppe.
Dog needlepoint pillows
To celebrate your most loyal friend, invest in a needlepoint pillow depicting your favorite dog. The Dande Lion has a variety of pooch pillows that will show your puppy love and bring a smile to any dog lover’s face! Find them for $47 a pillow at The Dande Lion.
Spread the love and shop local! Happy February!