Thanks to the pandemic, Valentine's Day might look a little different this year. Whether you are celebrating virtually or together, shopping for a gift for your significant other doesn't stop. From gifts of comfort and relaxation to style and tech, we have curated a guide to some pretty cool gifts. Check it out! ~Marriska Fernandes
With everyone at home during the pandemic, how about gifting a Chromecast with Google TV, which also gives you six months of Netflix for $119.99. The Chromecast with Google TV allows you to stream content from your phone, tablet or computer. You can also press the Google Assistant button on the included remote to ask Google to find films, TV shows or music.
This year is also about loving yourself, so why not gift yourself some comfort pieces. Garage Clothing’s new Activate Crop Hoodie Sweatshirt, $44.95, is a super cozy hoodie that makes loungewear fun and comfy. It's also a great option for workout sessions in winter.
Aldo’s new Valentine’s Day collection is everything. The Stiletto Heel Johanna, $100, is a fun, embellished pair of heels that goes perfectly for date night – even if it’s at home. We just need an excuse to dress up and glam up, right?
For the special woman in your life, this Classic Love Necklace and Ring Set, $275, is a great gift set. It’s a 14k rose gold-plated unique metal blend with cubic zirconia. (Pictured right)
While many will celebrate Valentine’s Day, there’ll be some who will instead celebrate Galentine’s Day – choosing your friends and telling them how much your friendship means to them. The Friends are Family Dangle Charm, $45, is an ideal option for friends.
Luggage line Away has partnered for a second collection with Serena Williams, featuring all-new bags and suitcases in pretty colors and prints to inspire your future travels. Isn’t this perfect for the traveler in your life? We love this Aqua piece from the Bigger Carry-On line, $325.
For the beauty, skincare or makeup lover in your life, you can’t go wrong with Sephora. There’s a wide selection of brands and products to choose from. For Lunar New Year, there’s a range of limited edition products like the Dermalogica MultiVitamin Power Recovery Mask Lunar New Year ($82), Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex ($245) and Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick - Lunar New Year Edition ($43).
A highly popular Canadian brand for gifting right now is Mejuri, which embraces the minimalist trend. This 14K yellow gold Thin Gold Band, $275, is beautiful, simple and chic. She'll adore this for sure.
Valmont Palazzo Nobile Secret Bamboo Eau de Toilette
This fragrance from Valmont, $240, infuses the elegance of bamboo, with green plant notes featuring the fresh and crunchy green apple as well as pure and fresh aquatic. Fragrance is a safe bet for Valentine’s Day.
You can't go wrong with chocolates. So how about this Ferrero Rocher Collection Gift Box, $27.99? The heart-shaped gift box includes three of Ferrero's finest layered confections: Rondnoir, Rocher, and Raffaello.
Due to excess hand washing during the pandemic, hand care is a must and makes for a thoughtful gift. Cutie Oils, $20, is a great addition to your at-home manicure routine and beauty shelf. It contains macadamia oil for anti-aging, coconut oil and jojoba oil for hydration.
For the winter months, would he appreciate an outer jacket? This Roots Journey Hybrid Jacket, $148, is the perfect transitional layer that has the comfort of your favorite sweats and the warmth of a jacket.
When it comes to relaxing in joggers, Dynamite Clothing’s Mercer Oversized Fleece Jogger, $49.95, is the ultimate cloud-nine coziness with supremely soft fleece. Get one for yourself, or buy one for your partner as well, as you lounge away together.
Pretty Little Thing
Don't forget to shop for yourself this Valentine's Day! We suggest ultimate coziness and comfort with this Pink Fluffy Dressing Gown from Pretty Little Thing, $42. Team this with a pajama set and slippers to complete the look.
One gift that should be on your life for book lovers is a pick from Audible.ca, which lets you listen to thousands of audiobooks, original premium podcasts, and more. For the hopeless romantics, we suggest The Return or The Matchmaker’s List, and for the one obsessed with historical romance, we suggest The Duke and I (part of Bridgerton).