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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2017

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In a pinch for the lady love in your life this Valentine’s Day?

We’ve pulled together our must-have, Bitch-approved Valentine’s Day gifts for the gal in your life, whether she’s a foodie, fashion fiend, or beer-loving babe.

If you’re new to the relationship, we suggest going the classic route with flowers and candy. We love UrbanStems for its fast and friendly same day service in D.C., Philly, Baltimore and New York. The floral start-up has a gorgeous collection of Valentine’s Day blooms starting at $35 We love the Bey, an arrangement of light pink-and-white roses. Order them here.

Here in D.C., we suggest dropping by Co Co. Sala, the quintessential chocolate boutique, located on 9th and F Streets in Metro Center. Select from an array of special Valentine’s chocolate gifts, from the classic romantic Heart Boxes, to the fun “Wild Thing” box with boozy bon bons, to the addicting Co Co. Crack or chocolate enrobed bacon!

If your lady love is a Francophile, girly girl, or gluten-free, eschew chocolate treats and opt instead for Olivia Macaron’s bright, delightful confections. Pick up a gift box, tied with a beautiful bow at their Georgetown, Montgomery Mall, or Tyson’s Corner locations if you live in Washington, D.C., or order online for national delivery. Don’t forget to throw in the chocolate red wine flavor, special just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Atlas Coffee Club | Blue Mercury Power Peel | Kendra Scott Rose Gold Earrings | UrbanStems Bey Bouquet | Olivia Macaron Valentine’s Day Box | Sugarfina Rosé Gummies | Cookies by Design Build-a-Bear Cookie Set | Dean & Deluca Rare Scents Set Kate Spade Passport Holder |  Gold Medal Wine Club

Growing up, I made my boyfriend build a bear with me on every holiday, from our 6-month anniversary to Valentine’s Day. Cookies by Design’s new Valentine’s Day gift basket is a throw back to those teen years, featuring customizable hand-painted cookie hearts and a Valentine’s Bear from Build-A-Bear workshop. So, if your gal is a kid at heart, order some of those gluttonous, oh-so-delicious cookies and a bear—it’ll be sure to make her smile. This is also great for last-minute gifters, as they can be ordered and hand-delivered the same day.  Order them here.

If your bae loves to cook, we’d suggest stopping by Dean & DeLuca to pick up some spices and fun kitchen tools. Our recommendation? The Rare Scents set, a set of rare and exquisite ingredients, spices and scents that can be used to liven up your meal, desserts, or cocktails with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. The set includes fennel pollen, special intense vanilla extract, Afghan saffron, and more. Buy it here. Another option is the  “A Night with Scheherazade,” a collection of rare, sweet and fragrant delights, takes you on a fairytale-like journey through the Islamic Golden Age.

Another thoughtful option is a wine or coffee of the month club. For wine, we hear the best option is the Gold Medal Wine Club, with affordable prices and great varietals. Meanwhile, Atlas Coffee Club is a travel-themed coffee of the month club designed to explore the world of exotic coffee. From Burundi, Ethiopia, Congo, and beyond, Atlas Coffee Club curates and shares specialty grade coffee, highlighting the unique differences in both taste and culture, each month a new country and awesome packaging designs.

Need a brew for two? City Brew Tours offers a great way to explore the local beer scene for a fun date experience. We loved the After Hours tour in D.C., but you can also gift a tour in Philly, Boston, Baltimore, and Vermont to your long-distance lover. The team is super knowledgeable and each tour is a fun way to try new breweries and draughts. Make your reservations year-round here.

If your girl loves makeup and beauty, we’d suggest dropping by Blue Mercury, which is stocked with makeup, spa products, candles, and any and all other beauty products a gal might need. One of our favorite, go-to beauty products is the brightening, beautifying Power Glow Peel, which are also easy to pack for the girl-on-the-go.

If you’re thinking pink, pick up some baubles from Kendra Scott, which is sold in Bloomingdale’s and has boutiques in Bethesda and Chicago. We love the rose gold pieces, like these simple but chic drop earrings.

Last but not least, no gal can resist some rosé gummy bears, available from SugarFina at Nordstrom, or at the Sugarfina stores in Bethesda, MD, and the Shops at Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

 

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Olivia Macaron, Cookies by Design, Co Co. Sala, Dean & DeLuca and City Brew Tours. While this article was written independently by us, we do receive compensation from those companies.

 

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