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Valentine's Day Gifts: All Sets for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Gifts: All Set(s) for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

This gift set isWhen it comes to gift-giving on Valentine’s Day, it’s always best to give something personal. Nothing is more personal than the gift of fragrance, plus it’s a no-fail option Valentine’s Day gifts. For those special women in your life, we present the following must-have fragrances; these fragrances are sure to excite, and they come with bonuses. We’re sharing the best fragrance gift sets to give the love of your life or your best friend.

Valentine's Day Gifts: All Sets for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

This year, Viktor&Rolf and Valentino are making gifting fragrance even easier with their adorable Valentine’s Day sets featuring their iconic fragrances Flowerbomb, and Donna Born in Roma. Both of these Valentine’s Day gifts will ensure your special someone feels extra loved this year. Zodica captures the true essence of your loved one based on their zodiac traits and turns it into a fragrance as unique as they are, and the power of Jason Wu and Deborah Lippmann combine to bring you the ultimate gift set.

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Valentine’s Day Box, $125.00 – this beautiful gift set contains a 50ml EDP, 50ml Shower Gel, a 40ml Body Cream, and a Flowerbomb Mini EDP.

Valentino Donna Born in Roma Valentine’s Day Set, $148.00 – this striking gift set contains a 100ml EDP and 30ml Body Cream. The fragrance is born in a trio of the world’s best-selected jasmine flower varieties, blended with vanilla bourbon. It’s also infused with the cool kick of a woody, animalistic overdose in an irreverent twist.

Zodica Perfumery 8ml Gift Set Twist & Spritz, $40.00 – this travel-size, handcrafted perfume is designed based on the zodiac signs and comes in an unbreakable container. They are all cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free. Our Scorpio fragrance features the following notes.: Oakmoss, Patchouli, Dark Musk, Apricot, Black Plum, Tuberose, Rose, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood. Made with Certified Organic Alcohol Derived from Grapes

Jason Wu x Deborah Lippmann Perfume & Polish Giftset, $25.00 – this Limited Edition collaboration is perfect for the beauty lover. This gift set is beautifully crafted from the inside out. The Eau de Parfum is constructed around one of perfumery’s most prized ingredients: the rare jasmine. Enhanced by an extravagant floral bouquet and sensual woods, the fragrance reflects Jason’s uncompromising passion and attention to detail.

Like we said, giving a fragrance gift set as Valentine’s Day gifts is no-fail. They are sure to love it!! Wouldn’t you love to receive one of these gift sets this V-Day?

What’s the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy in Every State?

What’s the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy in Every State?

With 90% of Americans regularly treating themselves to a sweet, frozen dessert, it’s no wonder we go crazy for candy on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is the old favorite, but there’s more variety than you might think when it comes to picking the perfect Valentine’s Day candy for your sweetheart.

For a long time, conversation hearts — those sweet candies with phrases like “be mine” and “xoxo” on them — won the battle of the sweets. But this year there’s a new top pick for Valentine’s Day candies. Here’s a breakdown of what’s sure to sell out when people are buying sweet treats for their sweethearts this year.

Which Candy Won Out?

For a long time, SweetHearts conversation hearts dominated the Valentine’s candy market. But they suffered a set back last year when they failed to appear on store shelves. That had a significant and lingering effect on conversation hearts.

In their place, treats like M&M’s are moving up. M&M’s claimed the number one spot in three states this year: Arizona, Kansas and New Jersey. That may be in part due to the drop off in conversation hearts. But M&M’s Cupid’s Mix and Cupid’s Message products also quickly became favorites since hitting the market.

Heart-Shaped Boxes Reigned in 2019 CandyStore.comSource: CandyStore.com

Of course, the old staples are still well represented. Things like heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, Hershey kisses and chocolate roses placed in the top three for several states. Don’t count on these longtime favorites disappearing any time soon. Alongside M&M’s and conversation hearts, gift boxes, chocolate roses, and general chocolates appear as frequent contenders for each state’s favorite Valentine’s candy.

Here’s one you may not have considered: Cupid corn. Often associated with Halloween, candy corn is also making a push during Valentine’s Day. While candy corn, in general, is falling off as a favorite among consumers, there are some places, like Michigan, where the candy is still incredibly popular on Valentine’s Day and other holidays.

Other Valentine’s Day Facts

Candy isn’t the only thing consumers are concerned about when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Many are ready to throw down some serious money to make their loved one feel special for the holiday.

In fact, consumers are expected to spend $30.19 on family members this year, which is up from $29.87 last year. Friends will get about $14.69 (compared to $9.78 in 2019) and co-workers will see an average of $12.96 spent on their gifts (compared to $7.78 in 2019). Even pets are getting some love, with people expecting to spend an average of $12.21 on pets, up from $6.94 last year.

Overall, consumers are predicted to spend about $101 this year, which is up from $93.24 in 2019. That’s still down more than 60% compared to a decade ago.

And where will all that money go? A lot, $5.8 billion, is expected to be spent on jewelry, with another $.43 billion spent on a nice evening out with a significant other. Candy is predicted to account for $2.4 billion, with flowers close behind at $2.3 billion. Smaller amounts will be spent on things like gift cards, greeting cards and experiences.

Source: CandyStore.com.

If you’re still thinking about what to get your special someone for Valentine’s Day, consider picking up the most-loved candy in their state (have fun with the interactive map directly above). After all, there’s a good chance they’ll also be a fan.

A Love Potion Made for Two: Valentine’s Day at The Tuck Room NYC

Have you got solidified plans for tonight’s Valentine’s Day celebrations? Could you use a little help on some last minute plans that will wow your date? Look no further than the modern New York City Speakeasy, The Tuck Room, for an evening filled with delicious aphrodisiacs. For Valentine’s Day at The Tuck Room, you and your date are definitely going to feel the love with you sip on their limited edition Valentine’s Day curated cocktail, Love Potion for Two. Created with their proprietary Heizenberg, Love Potion for Two takes you on a journey reminiscent of a whirlwind romance (without the heartbreak of course because this specialty cocktail does not disappoint). Ladies, this is the perfect way to impress your Valentine with an amazing V-Day experience that’s as delicious as it is sensuous.

LOVE POTION FOR TWO

1 Cup Brewed Lemon Berry Meritage Tea (Rareteacellar.com)
1 Cup Banana, Almond and Cinnamon-infused Blanco Tequila
2 oz Ginger Syrup
1.5 oz Cranberry
1.5 oz Passion Fruit Juice
Juice of 1 Lemon
Serve in the rocks in a big stemmed glass with two straws and rose petals

Inspired in part by the movie, Fifty Shades, we promise you this magical concoction will not disappoint in taste, visual appeal, or sensuality. If you want to go the extra mile and really wow your date, ask The Tuck Room’s Chef Bartender and Corporate Sommelier, Adam Seger, to see just how this sinfully delicious Heizenberg Aphrodisiac infused cocktail is created. You will be presented to what we can only be described as a “cocktail altar worthy of the gods” (you can see in the photo directly above). We could worship at the Heizenberg cocktail altar all day! Want to know more about the Love Potion for Two? Check out the video below where Adam Seger breaks down what makes this cocktail so special:

The Love Potion for Two Valentine’s Day cocktail is available tonight for $32.00 (each serving is for two people…..hence the name). If you have no plans or want to include a late night treat for your and your Valentine, head over to The Tuck Room at 11 Fulton St in NYC. Ready to try this love potion?We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Valentine’s Day at The Tuck Room. Let us know in the comments.

Love Out Loud: Send Your Love these Teleflora Valentine’s Day Flowers

When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day and being at work, your Valentine just wants to hear those six little words, “there’s a flower delivery for you!” No matter what anyone says, having the world (or at least everyone at your office) know that you are loved is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world. When we’re in love, we want everyone to know, we want to love out loud, to shout it from the rooftops. This is especially true on Valentine’s Day, which is why flowers remain the number one gift to give on the day of celebrating love. And this Valentine’s Day, Teleflora’s got you covered with their #LoveOutLoud Collection. We know we definitely want  a bouquet or two (we’re greedy) of these Teleflora Valentine’s Day flowers.

There’s no better time to share your public display of affection than by gifting your Valentine a gorgeous bouquet of one or more of these Teleflora Valentine’s Day flowers for everyone to see. What exactly can you expect from the world’s leading floral gifting service for this Valentine? Check out Teleflora’s Valentine’s Day flowers below:

TELEFLORA’S RED HAUTE BOUQUET (available on Teleflora.com for $79.95)


Embarrass her in a good way by sending this stunning floral arrangement filled with red roses, carnations, and white alstroemeria nestled within this red haute glass lantern with lace detail and heart charm that will spark the romance for years to come.

TELEFLORA’S SWIRLING DESIRE BOUQUET (available on Teleflora.com for $99.95)

Declare your soul mate status with this gorgeous floral bouquet bursting with a dramatic array of red roses, hot pink oriental lilies, gerberas, and red Valentine’s Day blooms that arrives ready to enjoy in this striking glass vase.

TELEFLORA’S MAD CRUSH BOUQUET (available on Teleflora.com for $54.95)

Spoil your crush with this pretty floral arrangement of red and lavender roses, carnations, purple chrysanthemums, lavender and huckleberry that arrives in a unique swirling red ceramic vase with a metallic finish.

TELEFLORA’S YOUNG AT HEART BOUQUET (available on Teleflora.com for $54.95)

Remind her how lucky you are with this whimsical silver cube vase adorned with hand-applied rhinestones. Your sweetheart is sure to be charmed when this chic cube arrives filled with hot pink roses, pink carnations, and purple alstroemeria.

With these four new love-inspired floral arrangements, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect way to show your Valentine that you adore them. Which of these Teleflora Valentine’s Day flowers would you love to receive?

Cheers to Love: 15 Fabulous Cocktails to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

We’ve got 15 ways to toast to love. Whether you’re enjoying the day with your Valentine, Galentine, or family, we have 15 fabulous cocktails to help you and yours celebrate Valentine’s Day. Are you celebrating love with that special someone? Drowning your sorrows with your single friends? Either is the perfect excuse to whip up one of these 15 fabulous cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Ranging in shades of sumptuous scarlet to blush pink, each one makes adulting (with or without cupid) a little more delicious (and probably less lonely)…..and will have you cheering to love even if you’re dateless.

If you find yourself dateless this V-Day, why not stay in and enjoy them. Trust us, with these 15 cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day, February 14th will not disappoint. Please enjoy these recipes….responsibly, of course.

BLEEDING HEART (serves 6- 8)

1 cup Van Gogh Pomegranate
1 750ml bottle LBD Cabernet Sauvignon
1 lemon sliced
I orange sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
12 oz. club soda
Combine all ingredients but club soda in a large bowl or pitcher and chill. When ready to serve, add club soda, stir, and pour into individual glasses.

SERENADE (serves 6- 8)

2 cups Van Gogh Pomegranate
3 cups lemonade
1/2 cup club soda (or top to taste)
Combine ingredients in a pitcher or punch dispenser with ice. Add lemon wheels for color. Serve over ice with a lemon wedge and mint.

LE PUNCH (serves 2)

3 oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo Rum
3 oz. Guava Juice
3 oz. Orange Juice
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz. Grenadine
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir all ingredients together in a mixing glass and pour into two tall glasses. Garnish with a peeled blood orange wheel and orange twist

CHOCOLATE COVERED RASPBERRY MARTINI (serves 2)

4 oz. Van Gogh Raspberry
2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate
1 1/2 oz. Crème de cassis
Shake ingredients very well with ice. Strain into two chilled martini glasses. Garnish with raspberries on a pick.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT (serves 2)

4 oz. Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. apple juice
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir well with ice. Strain over fresh ice into two tall glasses. Garnish with an apple slice.

BLUSH APPLE MARTINI

1 3/4 oz. Caorunn Gin
1 1/4 oz. Pressed Apple juice
3/4 oz. Lemon juice
1/4 oz. Gomme syrup
3 raspberries, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice; shake and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with raspberries on a pick.

HONEY BE MINE

1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Vodka
1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, dissolved)
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
2 oz. sparkling water
1 strawberry
Muddle strawberry in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add vodka, honey syrup, and lemon juice and shake well with ice. Strain over ice into rocks glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wheel.

CAITHNESS COBBLER

1 3/4 oz. Old Pulteney Stroma Liqueur
4 blackberries
1/4 oz. Crème De Mure
3/4 oz. Port
1/4 oz. Vanilla syrup
Add 2 blackberries and remaining ingredients to shaker, muddle together, add ice and shake for 10 seconds, strain over cracked ice and garnish with remaining blackberries and mint sprig.

HONEY POMPOM

11/2 oz. Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
3/4 oz. pomegranate juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, dissolved)
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake very well with ice and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

GOODNESS ROSE

2 oz. Caorunn Gin
1 barspoon Raspberry jam
5 drops Rosewater
3 drops Orange bitters
1 1Ž4 oz. Pink grapefruit juice
Shake and strain with cubed ice into an Old Fashioned glass, then add crushed ice on the top. Garnish with a lemon twist and rose petal.

LOVIN’ THE BLUES

2 oz. Van Gogh Açai-Blueberry Vodka
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, dissolved)
5 blueberries
Muddle the blueberries in the lime juice and honey syrup. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with two raspberries and a lime wheel on a pick.

LBD MINT ROSÉ

4 oz. of LBD Rosé
1/2 oz. of Elderflower Liqueur
4 fresh mint leaves
3/4 oz. simple syrup
In a shaker muddle mint with simple syrup. Add ice. Add raspberries to a stemless wine glass. Pour all ingredients over raspberries.

THE BOUDOIR

1 oz. Ron Abuelo 7 Años
3/4 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1 oz. Sparkling Wine
1 tsp Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 tsp Homemade Grenadine
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker mixed with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a brandied cherry.

WEE PINK ROSE

1 1/4oz. Caorunn Gin
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
2 strawberries
3/4 oz. Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 oz. Rose Liqueur or Rose Syrup
1/2 egg white
Muddle strawberries well, add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Fine strain into a flute. Garnish with a slice of strawberry.

CRANACHAN COCKTAIL

1 1/4 oz. Caorunn Gin
1/2 oz. Calvados
1/2 oz. Honey Syrup
1/2 oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 raspberries
3/4 oz. Pasteurized egg white
Soda water
Shake first six ingredients then double strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and dust with cinnamon sugar.

What are your thoughts on these delicious 15 cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Any favorite you want to try?

Vivo Masks: Turn Your Valentine’s Day into a Masquerade

While channel surfing last weekend, we happened upon the masked party scene of the Fifty Shades Darker movie, which of course brought to mind movies where masked balls or parties played an important part of the story. Most movies with masquerade masks, like Eyes Wide Shut, Phantom of the Opera, Casanova, et al, ooze sensuality. We’re talking about both the scene and the wearer. There’s just something about the mystery and illusion of what’s hidden behind the mask that adds to the allure of these ornately decorated accessories. With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, why not bring some of that sensual mystery into your Valentine’s Day celebrations with one of the many beautiful selections of masquerade masks from Vivo Masks. Today we’re featuring three of our favorites, and the best part, they’re all a budget-friendly $29.00 – $39.00.

The above Vivo mask, the Catwoman Completa Gold mask, a beautifully crafted mask that is both daring and refined. It boasts a gold-plated and bejeweled body (it’s also available in black, blue/black, and red/black). The mask is crafted with delicate flowing swirls that form an edgy outline that comes attached with ribbons to secure it comfortably around your face.

If you’re looking to stick to the traditional Valentine’s Day colors of red and white, Vivo Masks has the perfect option for you. White and bejeweled, the beautifully ornate and airy Occhialino mask is perfect for those wanting to reveal their true selves while hiding some secrets. Covering the right side of the eye area, this mask features a lattice pattern, swooping swirls, and numerous crystals. For those who are not doing red and white, the Occhialino mask is also available in black, gold, and silver. The ideal piece for grown-up girls wanting to feel part of a fairytale.

The fantasy continues with Vivo Masks that are reminiscent of a butterfly about to take flight, like the stunning silver Phoenix Metallo mask featured above. This striking silver mask (also available in gold) is a beautiful starter accessory for a masquerade collection. It is versatile thanks to its silver hue, and beautifully feminine with its butterfly motif. It’s a compact piece that works well for a multitude of occasions and dresses.

Vivo Masks range in price from $29.00 to well over $1,000 (their most decadent and opulent mask retails for a whopping $249,000.00). Both lower, and high-end priced masks are all authentic and handmade in Italy. Whether you’re dressing up for a seductive Valentine’s Day, a masquerade ball or even prom, the intricate masks from Vivo Masks are all you need.

Could one of these masquerade spice up your V-Day celebrations?