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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Will Make Hearts Glow

Still trying to hunt down the perfect treat for your sweet? Check out these Valentine’s Day gift ideas, designed to show just how crazy in love you truly are!


Nissa Jewelry Heartstrings Tassel Earrings, $28. Available at NissaJewelry.com

These 3″-long drop earrings combine playful silk string tassels with the traditional heart iconography we associate with Valentine’s Day.




Dr. Martens Bentley II Heart Boots, $140. Available at DrMartens.com

Has the Dr. Martens team been listening to the Righteous Brothers? ‘Cause the brand certainly seems to have “that loving feeling” right now!  This new take on the 8-eye Dr. Martens 1460 boot features a bright red hear that pops out against the white uppers, which are given a retro feel via perforations reminiscent of wingtip oxfords.




Cynthia Rowley Layla Crossbody Flap Bag, $125. Available at CynthiaRowley.com

Unlike fresh-picked flowers that can wilt and droop, a quality purse can last years and years at a time. This structured cross-body handbag, made of blush-colored vegan leather, features embroidered flowers in deep crimson, white, and black hues along the top flap and the bottom corners. The final result is a bit folkloric and Bohemian, but still prim and proper.




Michael De Feo for J. Crew Painted Tulips T-Shirt, $39.50. Available at JCrew.com

Talk about an unexpected start to a beautiful friendship! The seeds for the collaboration between graffiti artist Michael De Feo and apparel brand J. Crew were planted two years ago, when De Feo essentially vandalized an outdoor J. Crew ad, covering much of the imagery with his floral brushstrokes. Curiously enough, the J. Crew executives reacted to De Feo’s actions in the most unexpected way, tracking him down and suggesting they work together to create pieces of wearable art. One of the fruits of these efforts is the T-shirt pictured above, a dreamy design that conveys hope and optimism.


Alice + Olivia Kaylee Denim Flats, $295. Available at AliceandOlivia.com

The red leather lips adorning these pointy denim flats may be sealed, but they will certainly give onlookers something to talk about!

Crate & Barrel Set of 4 Valentine Plates, $14.95. Available at CrateandBarrel.com

You might be willing to hand your whole heart on a silver platter to your beloved, but perhaps you can start by serving up some tasty treats on these square porcelain plates. Each plate, measuring 5.75″ in both width and depth, features pink and red hearts along its perimeter, creating the perfect backdrop for anything from homemade tortellini to a slice of chocolate lava cake.

Venessa Arizaga Watcha Say Pearl Choker, $367. Available at VenessaArizaga.com

Have you been known to declare your affection in 140 characters or less? Well, now you can do so in style with this handmade Venessa Arizaga choker, featuring black glass charms with gold-toned lettering interspersed among five rows of Swarovski pearls. Each cluster of charms spells out a text-ready phrase  like “Babe,” “XOXO,” and “OMG.”


Marc Jacobs Metallic Heart iPhone S6 Case, $45. Available at Revolve.com

Talk about hotline bling! Your cell phone can now radiate love with this magenta pink Mac Jacobs case, which features rows of raised metallic hearts that reflect light for a touch of bling-y flashiness.


VANS “I Love Boys” Authentic Sneakers, $55. Available at Vans.com

Boy-crazy girls stand up! If  your crush-of-the-week has you feeling like you’re walking on sunshine, you’ll appreciate these Vans “I Love Boys” sneakers, which feature a classic low-top silhouette, a traditional lace-up construction, white canvas uppers, and the words I Love” Boys” printed along the rubber waffle outsoles.


Secret Ingredient Spoon, $9.99. Available at Modcloth.com

In Like Water for Chocolate, the central character managed to pour her emotions into her food and, in the process, transmit those sentiments to those who favored her dishes so that, in between savoring bites, they might fan themselves as their body heat increased and their passions were aroused, laugh with oblivion while overcome with joy, or weep uncontrollably over feelings of heartache and disappointment. The metaphor in the novel was clear: through cooking, we can often create a communal experience so that, when a meal is prepared with love, those eating the food can experience and benefit from that love. This bamboo spoon, featuring a heart-shaped paddle measuring 3.5″ in width, will allow any cook to add her secret ingredient: love.

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