For Toronto men, Valentine’s Day usually means sending the obligatory dozen red roses and taking your significant other out to a romantic restaurant. If the woman in your life is not a fan of flowers or chocolates, or you simply want to up to be a little more original than last year, you may want to spring for a Valentine’s Day gift for your lady. Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to buy a Valentine’s Day gift that is somewhat personal in order to capture the romance of the day. If you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts in Toronto, you’ll find the following items available in local stores or online.
This hot pink, semi-padded bra from Belgian lingerie manufacturer, PrimaDonna, comes in sizes 32-38 D-G and in white. The balconnet bra is part of the Wonderland Collection that also includes a matching brief, Rio-cut panty and thong. Available for $165 at Linea Intima stores in Toronto including 55 Avenue Road, 1925 Avenue Road, 250 Wincott Drive and Bayview Village Shopping Centre.
This dawn rose gold cuff from ck jewelry will make a bold statement on the arm of any woman. The pinkish-hued bracelet from Calvin Klein retails for $205 and is sold at Mani Jewellers, 200 Bay Street (Royal Bank Plaza) and IDEAX at the Pacific Mall, 4300 Steeles Ave. E. (at Kennedy Rd.).
Victoria’s Secret is Valentine’s Day Central; many Toronto men will be rifling through frilly underthings looking for an appropriate Valentine’s Day gift for their woman. The Supersoft Babydoll from Victoria’s Secret is sexy, yet tasteful. The babydoll comes in a heart-design as displayed ($50) or in a solid colour ($48). Victoria’s Secret has locations at Eaton Centre, Sherway Gardens and Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
If you feel like splurging on your significant other, buy her a gift certificate for a City Seaweed Body Detox at Stillwater Spa at the Park Hyatt Toronto (4 Avenue Rd.) The seaweed application provides essential minerals to the body while removing toxins from cells. The treatment begins with a dry brush exfoliation, followed by the application of a seaweed masque. The client is then wrapped in double blankets to sweat out the toxins while receiving a face and scalp massage. After the masque is rinsed off, a peppermint cream is applied. The City Seaweed Body Detox is $175 for a 60-minute treatment.
If you choose to pass on Valentine’s Day roses, at least you can have your woman smelling like flowers if you opt for Flowerbomb perfume from Viktor & Rolf. The Oriental floral fragrance has notes of Sambac Jasmine, Cattleya Orchid, Antifolia Rose and Ballerina Freesia with a base of Patchouli. The 50 ml eau de toilette is $105 while the 50 ml eau de parfum is $125. You’ll find Flowerbomb at the Bay and at Sephora.
What’s great about these wing earrings from Annie Tung of She Smiled and Ran other than the delicate design are the adjustable chain lengths, which make these earrings adaptable for a variety of women. The wing earrings come in gold-filled brass ($100) or silver ($120).
These cheeky panties are not only cute and sexy, but can be adjusted at the bows for different sizes. From Aubade’s Boite a Desir collection, these black, stretch lace panties have a button-up back seam and come in one size only. The panties retail for $95 at Linea Intima.
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