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The ultimate 2017 Valentine’s Day gift guide

Because we could all use a little more love right now
Cheeky card

Cheeky card

$7

You may need to take a second look at this Rhubarb Paper Company Valentine’s Day card to notice its clever, barely-hidden message.

| loversland.com
Trendy grooming kit

Trendy grooming kit

$50

Guys who love Barber & Co., the new barbershop-slash-cocktail-bar on Ossington will be stoked to receive the brand’s style kit.

| shop.unionofbarbers.com
Chocolate massage bar

Chocolate massage bar

$12

Cocoa addicts will swoon over this massage bar from Lush. Made with organic cocoa butter and a vegan dark chocolate centre, it melts over your partner’s skin and releases a rich, chocolatey scent.

| lush.ca
Tantric candle

Tantric candle

$20

Saje’s all-natural soy wax candle is an especially sultry way to set the mood. It’s made with a combination of invigorating orange and peaceful patchouli scents.

| saje.com
Functional jewellery

Functional jewellery

$140

This sleek pendant from College Street sex shop The Nookie comes with a rose-gold chain and is actually a vibrator in disguise.

| thenookieshop.com
A cool workshop

A cool workshop

$75

per person For cohabiting couples, gifts for the home are always practical. With the Werk Shop’s copper swan lamp workshop on February 25, you’ll be able to spend some quality time together and leave with two beautiful bedside table additions.

| eventbrite.ca
Claire Underwood's PJs

Claire Underwood's PJs

$215

After a decadent Valentine’s Day dinner, comfy nightwear beats sexy nighties every time. This lightweight cotton ensemble is from actress Robin Wright’s charitable label Pour Les Femmes, and can be spotted in House of Cards.

| stolemyheart.ca
Custom lippy

Custom lippy

$55

Bite Beauty’s new lip lab on Queen West lets your significant other create a totally bespoke shade by mixing hues on the spot. The all-natural tubes can be finished in cream, matte, sheer or shimmer—and infused with flavours like mint or vanilla.

| bitebeauty.com
A book for bad girls

A book for bad girls

$28

Toronto’s Nasty Women will love reading up on female trailblazers like Ada Lovelace, Joan Jett and Marie Curie.

| likelygeneral.com
Healthy cookie balls

Healthy cookie balls

$3

each Your health-conscious partner won’t regret indulging in Nutbar’s raw cookie dough–flavoured energy balls after dinner. Nutbar, 1240 Yonge St., 416-519-2700

Canadian-made gem

Canadian-made gem

$120

Vancouver designer Melanie Auld’s ethereal moonstone jewellery is meant to be stacked, layered, and heavily piled-on.

| melanieauld.ca
Vegan condoms

Vegan condoms

$10

for three The Imperative, a new all-vegan-everything store in Parkdale, sells these high-end condoms from Brit brand Sir Richard’s. They’re made without parabens, glycerin or spermicide—and worth the splurge. The Imperative, 1332 Queen St. W., 416-551-7698

Personalized stationery

Personalized stationery

$48

Shinola’s leather notebooks can be embossed with initials or a cute quote inside the brand’s Queen and Ossington flagship. Shinola, 1000 Queen St. W., 416-531-6600

Romantic tea

Romantic tea

$17

Tealish’s Blossom collection includes unexpected flavours like fresh air and sakura sunrise. Love Blossom, made with French lavender and sweet elderberries, is a particularly cozy way to unwind on a chilly V-day.

| tealish.com
Drake General Store sugar cookies

Drake General Store sugar cookies

$3

each The Drake General Store enlisted master cookie decorator Lindsey Bakes to create a bunch of Drake-themed treats, which are available in-store only. Drake General Store, 1151 Queen St. W.

| drakegeneralstore.ca