There’s nothing like Valentine’s Day to remind your significant other that you’ve fallen in love with her 365 times over the past year. She’s the best, and sometimes this means getting something that reminds you both of how much you actually care about one another. Whether you’re looking for a pretty gift, a romantic getaway or simply the perfect spot for an evening out, I’ve compiled the ultimate list of Valentine’s Day ideas for you.
Jewelry Always Fits
Leading Canadian designer, Jenny Bird, creates modern jewels for the modern woman. Jenny Bird Jewelry is a mix of Indie-Lux pieces that are fashion-forward yet well made, luxurious but affordable and above all always cool. And it doesn’t get much bigger than receiving Taylor Swift’s seal of approval – Jenny Bird long tassel necklace, gold hoop earrings and thick silver choker all made cameos in her “Look What You Made Me Do” video clip!
Life Is Sweet
I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert, and there’s really nothing more beautiful than gorgeous little treats from a French bakery, Ladurée. Ladurée is the epitome of luxury originating from France in 1862. Typically named the world’s most delectable macarons – these little treats are exquisite from it’s ornate boxes to its flavours. Ladurée Boutique and Tea Salon in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre feature much more than just macarons – they offer viennoiseries, teas, jams, perfumed candles and home fragrances.
Say It With Flowers
Make her heart sing with beautiful Valentine’s flowers from Tonic Blooms! Raphi Aronowicz and Michael Smaye were high school best friends who started a floral delivery business together after both having less-than-stellar experiences sending flowers. Today, Tonic Blooms offers a curated, online-only selection of floral arrangements. Being online-only allows them to minimize waste and incur minimal overhead charges, not to mention that they offer unique flower arrangements you will actually like. They come wrapped in Tonic Blooms’ signature denim, a vase option is also available, and can be bundled with CXBO chocolate bars. Two-hour delivery is available for free for orders within Toronto, and same-day delivery is available at an additional cost for the rest of the GTA.
Be My (Sexy) Valentine
Lingerie rarely fails as a Valentine’s Day gift as it usually pleases all parties involved. If you’re looking for something a little bit different than Victoria’s Secret and La Vie en Rose, opt for some of the unique pieces sold at LACE Canada. LACE is shaking up the rules and making it possible for women to wear fun, sexy and flirty lingerie every day. It is an online company that focuses on selling premium lingerie at an affordable price and have sizes ranging from Small to 4XL, so there is something for every body type.
Experiences also make great gifts, especially when you are giving to someone who has everything. Sharing an experience with your loved one is a special gift that will create memories for you to share together for a lifetime. Here are some ideas for ways you and your loved one can celebrate the special day in Toronto this year.
Fall Head Over Heels
Whether planning a date night or celebrating Valentine’s Day with your ladies, Northern Maverick Brewing Co. will make your heart skip a beat. Offering a hyper-local menu, one-of-a-kind cocktails, house-brewed beer, buck-a-shuck oysters, and Prosecco specials, this is an offer you won’t want to break up with. All beer served here is brewed right on site in Northern Maverick’s multi-level brewery.
Indulge And Pamper
You’ll experience love at first sight after getting a glimpse of the glow Blitz Facial Bar can give. Whether it’s a couple’s facial with The Blitz Man for him and The Works for her or a night in with one of Blitz’s many take-home sheet masks, the skin will be left perfectly rejuvenated and kiss-ably soft.
Art + Wine With Your Valentine
Experience Valentine’s Day in style with an artistic date at Paintlounge! They’ve got awesome paint date ideas so that you can creatively impress your date on the big day – no art skills required. It’s not your usual dinner and movie date. All supplies and materials are included, and their artist staff can help you create art on a canvas. Sessions include access to a free self-serve cafe bar, plus beers and wines for purchase.
Romance Is In The Air
Show your loved one around Toronto in high style with a private helicopter tour of this big, beautiful city. Even though it is pretty cold outside things are warming up this February when romance is in the air! Toronto HeliTours‘ private romantic tours are a great way to impress that special someone and you can really save this month – Valentine’s specials are being offered throughout the entire February.
EXTRA SPECIAL: Fly away with me
For an extra special experience, take your loved one out of the city. What better way to reconnect with your partner than to relax and unwind on a white sandy beach? Surprise your sweetheart with a trip to the new Zen Oasis, a sophisticated adults-only hideaway at Club Med Punta Cana – the perfect destination for your next romantic adventure any time of the year. Set on the beachfront where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, this slick, vibrant all-inclusive hotel is 3 km from Corales Golf Club and 5 km from the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park.