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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: DC

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Attention love birds: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so time to find the perfect gift for your special someone. While we love a holiday, we firmly believe they should be celebrated with authenticity.

The Bitches eschew a Hallmark card and dinner, opting for something with more personal touch So, surprise your sweetheart—or your favorite Bitches—with a gift that shows you care with style and grace. Whether you splurge or gift something simple for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered.

Our single friends shouldn’t have to miss out this Valentine’s Day, either. Any of these picks would be great surprises for your Bitches, BFFs, and bromances. And before you know it, there’ll be a line around the block to be your Valentine.

If relaxation is what you’re after this Valentine’s Day, the Bitches are giving away “brunch in bed: with a $50 credit for a delivery from our friends at OrderAhead, a new local delivery service. To win, download the app, enter the promo code, BWBVDAY, and follow @OrderAhead and @BitchesWhoBrunch on Instagram. We’d suggest getting brunch in from Ted’s Bulletin, Commissary, or Matchbox. Tweet us #bringmebrunch if you’re brunching in, Bitches.

For Her

Beyond brunch in bed, here’s what you should gift the stylish ladies in your life.

Start with the basics: flowers and dessert—all the better when you’re supporting local businesses. A girl never tires of getting flowers. Surprise her with a beautiful seasonal bouquet, delivered right to her door by Urban Stems. zquffsOKJsdlaG937pxqUgM9rgtarU--b0wAG1IE_K4Skip the box of chocolates and upgrade to macarons. This Valentine’s Day Olivia Macaron is offering adorable heart shape macarons in sets of 3, 6 and 9. Let them eat their hearts out!
Olivia Macaron22696 Planning on brunch in bed? Pair your brunch delivery with a pair of chic silk pajamas—just be sure to avoid crumbs on the bed or your new PJs. Bitches love bags—so a high-end handbag is a thoughtful touch for the stylish lady in your life. Her fashion “do” moments shouldn’t be spotty, but her clutches should. This leopard baguette clutch, available on the Bitches Who Brunch shop, will instantly elevate any outfit. Clutch_Leopard Not only is this Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bag chic, it’s the perfect size to hold all her essentials. The cross-body style keeps her hands free to hold your hand on a romantic stroll. For a smaller, thoughtful gift for the girly girls, go for anything from Kate Spade.

This Kate Spade Love bangle says exactly what Valentine’s Day is all about. Every time she looks down, there will be a shiny reminder of you. For the girl on the go, help your busy Bitch keep everything straight in style with this Gigi New York blush leather agenda. Just make sure she pencils in date night with you.

If you’re heading out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, surprise her with these Lisi Lerch tassel earrings before heading out the door. All eyes at the restaurant will be on her.

Infinitely more loveable than the devil, the woman in your life also loves Prada. This sweet packaging of this Prada “Candy” Eau de Parfum set will make her thinks she’s getting chocolate, but will reveal a delicious smelling surprise. If there’s one thing a girl can’t have enough, it’s shoes (or maybe diamonds…and mimosas).

Your lady can paint the town red in these Vince Camuto ruby pumps. (We happen to know they’re comfortable, too.) A girl can time being fashionably late with this Kate Spade leather strap watch. The only thing left to worry about is the fashionable outfit.

Give your love a new lease on life with these Rayban rose-colored aviator sunglasses. They have us feeling optimistic that summer will come early so we can sport them around town.

Every girl knows the way to a man’s heart is food. A #BitchInTheKitchen can literally put her heart into her cooking with this heart shaped wooden cooking spoon from The Little Kitchen.

Think you could get through a Valentine’s gift guide without a little lacy lingerie? Think again. This Stella McCartney lace sheer bra and undie set will make her feel beautiful no matter what she’s wearing over it.

For Him

He can step up his at-home cocktails with this Moscow Mule copper mug. Gift it with Moscow Mule ingredients and toast to one another. His hangover can be pre-empted with Ficks cocktail fortifiers, available on the Bitches Who Brunch shop in lemon, lime, and ginger. Stumped about what to get for your man that has everything? Give him this “Off Scott Free” coupon to use as his get out of jail free card.

Ladies can also send the men in their life a Valentine’s bow tie from Bull and Moose for $35. Sweeten the deal with chocolates from local Undone Chocolate for $15 or a bouquet ofUrban Stems, if he’s that kinda man. Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 4.59.44 PM The sports fan can get pumped up for game with an NFL collection Bose bluetooth speaker. Just make him promise that he won’t get mad when you borrow it to blast T Swift. If he’s a jetsetter, than he’ll love this Jack and Mulligan suede embossed passport wallet. The only thing better is you getting to join him on his adventures. 20141115_Shot_03_107_1024x1024 Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. He’ll stay dry and dapper in in these Hunter Chelsea rain boots.

Beer lovers will get a lot of use out of this Field Notes Drink Local notebook. Plan a fun date of beer tasting at all of the local breweries around town so he can break it in. rccqlydgkofberpwxje86zqpgubnsrg1kku90k-hkxk He can listen to his favorite tunes on the go with the Bowers and Wilkins headphones. Even better, they are foldable for easy storage wherever you are. Make him feel like the boss with this J.Crew leather satchel. Slip sweet notes into it before he leaves for work so he’s thinking of you all day.

Girls aren’t the only ones who can pamper themselves. He can make sure his skin is smooth and his beard is kept with this Beard and Face kit, available on the Bitches Who Brunch shop. 15310731374_2f90025ed5_z For the both of you If you’re looking to get out of town this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Airlie hotel in Warrenton, Virginia. The getaway is offering a reception, five-course dinner, guest room accommodations, and a next-day breakfast for $369. Read the review of our stay at Airlie here.

Have a weekend getaway without leaving the city at the iconic Jefferson Hotel. During your relaxing stay, don’t forget to check out their brunch, which we voted Best Hotel Brunch of 2014.

If you’re in need of dinner plans, head to quaint Capitol Hill restaurant Lavagna for comforting Italian fare. Reenacting Lady and the Tramp over a bowl of their delicious pasta is optional, but highly recommended. Read our review of Lavagna’s brunch.

If you’d prefer your Italian in Dupont Circle, we highly recommend La Tomate. IMG_8918

No one is more romantic than the French. The American restaurant with a French twist is hosting a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner for $100 and $160 with wine pairings. Read our review of Central’s dinner, here, and brunch, here.

Beaujolais at Central10 Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to drink a little rosé (ok, any day really). Toast to the loved one in your life with a little Whispering Angel. MAH_1072 For Your Canine Love

Ensure your pup is in style while walking (and sniffing) around town with this Shinola leather contrast dog lash. It will leave other dogs drooling.

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