The holiday of love is here — Valentine’s Day! For all of you gift givers who just adore this holiday, we’ve got you covered. From sweet treats and jewels to gifts for him and surprises for the kiddos, local boutiques are teeming with fabulous FINDS. Without further ado, here are our top Valentine’s FINDS.
SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEETIE
Macarons are taking the nation by storm and with good reason. With flavors like wedding cake, mixed berry, espresso, red velvet and so many more, these delicious little confections will surely please your loved ones. Find a box of macarons that fits 16 to 25 for $35, a box of 16 for $26, a box of 8 for $18, or individually for $2.15 at 17 Berkshire.
Macarons, cookies and truffles alike, these sweet treats will make a great gift for anyone who wants to feel the love. A cherry meringue single cookie is $2.25; raspberry French macaron and chocolate cherry French macaron are $2.25 each and $24 for a dozen; white chocolate raspberry truffle is $2 for a single and $22 for a dozen, at Prima’s Bakery and Boutique.
Splendid sugar cookies
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like delicious sugar cookies in a heart shape, are we right? You can get these cookies made to order, or you can just grab them straight out of the case. Find a dozen cherry heart cookies for $30 or a single cookie for $2.25 and a dozen voodoo men for $36 or a single for $2.25 at Muddy’s Bake Shop.
Milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate … one thing remains the same: You can never go wrong with chocolate! Find these heart-shaped fudge suckers and other tasty chocolates for $3.95 each at Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies.
Pop open the bubbly and celebrate your love! These beautiful champagne flutes will make the occasion that much more special. Find them for $64.50 each at Babcock Gifts.
Pop the champagne!
You’re going to need some Champagne for those gorgeous new flutes. You can even host a Galentine’s Day brunch with mimosas! Find this Veuve Clicquot champagne — a store favorite — for $171.99 for the 1.5-liter bottle and $55.99 for the 750-milliliter bottle at Buster’s Liquors and Wines.
It’s never a holiday without a cake! Make your favorite flavor of cupcakes or just a plain ol’ cake and add a little touch of sweetness with these red, white and pink “Hot and Heavy” sprinkles. Find them for $16 at Social.
Ride around with some Memphis pride. Made by Smathers & Branson, these customized and hand-embroidered keychains are made with love and some serious 901 spirit. Find them, along with other designs, for $28.50 at Menage Fine Stationery & Gifts.
Bosca leather wallet
Give the gift of a luxurious Bosca Italian leather wallet for the guy in your life this holiday. And personalize it with a handsome monogram. Find this wallet for $120 with customized monogram, starting at $10, at Oak Hall.
All men love to smell fresh and clean, and he can do just that with this cleanser, scrub and hydration power-punch, all wrapped into one bar. As an easy grab-and-go gift, you can easily please with this buffer by Spongelle. Find different scents and variations for $14 at Dixie Pickers.
HINTS FOR HIM
Whether you need some more accessories or simply need a place to hold those accessories, we’ve got the perfect solution. This chic jewelry box will add an elegant — and functional — touch to your vanity, and these fabulous statement necklaces will gussy up your winter wardrobe. Find this jewelry box in a variety of colors for $56, and the handmade jewelry, ranging from $35 to $150, at Lisa Mallory Interior Design.
Delicate and dainty
Branch out with the not-so-normal jewelry buys this year. This delicate necklace, with its geometrical pendant and dainty pearls, exudes a luxurious feel, but is half the cost. Find it for $160 at James Gattas Jewelers.
“Pretty in pink” pajamas
It’s one thing to be comfy, it’s another thing to feel pretty in those comfy clothes. Perfectly pink, these pajamas will make your gal pals — or you — light up with a smile. Find these pajamas for $88 at A Fitting Place.
Gurhan timeless pieces
Some Valentines are silver, and some are 24-karat yellow-gold, and some, like these adjustable pendants by Gurhan, are both! It’s a classic, chic look that will stand the test of time. Find these beautiful pieces for $250 each at Mednikow.
FOR THE KIDDOS
Bedtime stories just got that much more sentimental with Goodnight Memphis. Written by local author, Grace Hammond Skertich, this book will be one of those stories your kiddos will want to read every night. Find it for $18.95 at Cotton Tails.
Award-winning author Stacy McAnulty tells a story about love and what it’s truly all about. This is the perfect way to teach your children what love means and how they can spread it day to day. Find this book for $13 at Novel Memphis.
FOR YOUR GALENTINE
Samuel Designs pottery
Every gal loves a beautiful piece of pottery in their home! This Samuel Designs pottery is made with love and each style is unique. Find different shapes and sizes, ranging from $18 t0 $49 at Dazzle.
In-Charge power bank
Power your phone anytime and anywhere with a portable power bank. For your girlfriend who’s constantly on-the-go, these little powerhouses would make her life a little easier. Find them for $34 each at Sachi.
Show your bestie some love with a colorful painted “heART” made by local artist Tricia Franklin. Find these, along with other designs, for $45 each at Palladio Home and Garden.
We hope these FINDS get you in the loving spirit! From chocolates, stylish shades and artsy items, you can grab the perfect gift for that special someone.