Forget about roses are red, violets are blue - we’re arming with you much better gift ideas this Valentine’s Day. Let’s be real: the after-Christmas comedown means you function on autopilot for the entire month of January until suddenly it’s February and even more suddenly it’s two days before Valentine’s Day and you’ve done ZERO planning and now you are scrambling to buy a gift for your beau or your belle that doesn’t look like you were scrambling to find a gift for your beau or your belle. If this sounds sheepishly familiar, read on – when you’re in the middle of a Feb. 13th panic, you’re going to want to remember our suggestions for sweet Valentine’s gift ideas for him or her you can snag right here in Toronto. And as you peruse the list, remember V-Day shouldn’t feel like an obligation - think of this ‘day of love’ as an opportunity to treat yourself, your partner, or your BFF’s to a little gift that shows just how much you care.
Valentine’s Days Gifts For Her
There are roses, and then there are these Pretty in Pink Rose Cupcakes. They’re sweet, they’re decadent, and they have just the right amount of pretty to make anyone feel special. From the impossibly moist cake, to the oh-so-sweet filled center and the pure buttercream icing, what’s not to love? Plus, you can have them delivered straight to their door anywhere in Toronto or the GTA, making for an extra special surprise.
Bluboho uses conflict-free diamonds and gemstones and recycled gold to create their jewelry here in Toronto. Whether you’re looking for beautiful jewelry that’ll last a lifetime or something special to symbolize wanting to be with someone for a lifetime, they’ve got all kinds of stunning pieces.Their designs are unique, ranging from modern to cute and dainty little pieces.
Valentine’s Gifts For The Gents
Guys are notoriously TOUGH to shop for on Valentine’s Day, we all know it. Subtle romantic gestures tend to get lost on them and there’s no failsafe backup like flowers and candy, so we’ve picked out two great options to help you narrow down the perfect Valentine’s day gift for him.
Personalized Giant Heart Cookie Cake
Since the subtle gestures fly under their radar, we say go for the big ones – like 10” big. COOKIE CAKES, we’re talking about 10” COOKIE CAKES. It’s heart shaped (come on, everyone needs a bit of sappiness), bakes up 1” high, and you can choose not only the flavour (hello Rocky Road!) but also the colours and the special message (don’t hold back on that message - we don’t judge here. And we’ve pretty much seen it all). The best part? This gift is big enough to share :) Hey, it’s your special day too!
Present Day Gifts has a high focus on locally made goods and customized gift boxes with a stylish modern edge. (Full Disclosure: They also happen to be our Junction neighbours and we sell the occasional sweet treat to go in their beautiful gift baskets!) They are a premium gift box service that lets shoppers pick out the packaging and contents themselves. For the caffeine enthusiast in your life, we recommend the coffee lover. This box includes whole coffee beans ethically sourced and roasted in Toronto, and pairs perfectly with cookies! Best of all, all products are sourced from local artisans, which give you a sense of giving back to the community.
Valentine’s Gifts for TWO
Everyone enjoys the solo gift, but in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day, the best gifts are the ones that you can enjoy together. Even better than gifts you can enjoy together are gifts you can create together! If V-Day is all about the chill factor and a night in, make it a memorable one with our DIY Cookie Cake Decorating Kit. Each kit comes with an undecorated 8" heart shaped Cookie Cake in our most popular Chocolate Chunk flavour and includes icing & sprinkles for tons of good clean (wink, wink) decorating fun.
Pop the cork this Valentine's Day and say cheers to celebrating with the ones you love! Ditch the usual flowers and chocolate (yawn) and surprise them with cookies & wine instead (yay!) Along with your choice of wine or Prosecco, this Cookie and Wine gift box includes 6 of our large" 4 cookies in our most popular flavours, including our special Valentine's Day cookie, Cupid's Kiss.
Looking for even more Valentine's gift ideas? Check out our entire collection of Valentine's Day Gifts in Toronto.