New York City-based Meira T is a celeb favourite with clients such as Kaley Cuoco, Gwen Stefani, and Hilary Duff. These stunning drop earrings feature white topaz and diamonds with mixed gold. Bohemian and edgy at the same time, these earrings will definitely make a lasting impression.
$1440, available at Minichiello, The Rogers Building #405-470 Granville Street, Vancouver
Baccarat Lucky Butterflies
Beautiful and mesmerizing, these coloured glass butterflies are a symbol of grace and celebration amidst constant transition. Bathed in light, they glow brilliantly and add a whimsical touch of colour to any room.
From $120, available at Atkinson's, 1501 W. 6th Avenue, Vancouver
These contemporary prints are a lovely way to showcase your affection. Whether it's a message of, "You have a heart of gold," to Mom or a declaration of Big Love to The One, a picture says so much more than mere words can convey. Let these hearts do the talking.
If your sweetie's heart is centred in the kitchen, these whimsical accessories will keep the love alive all year. Featuring a graphic "XOXO" design, take your pick from hand towels ($16, set of two), hand napkins ($33, set of four), table runner ($56) and appetizer plates ($37, set of four)
Seductive and sparkling all at the same time, Rose Anonyme is a captivating fragrance. Grounded with a base of Turkish roses, this perfume weaves in notes of leather (oud) and bergamot to create a mysterious scent that is both subtle and exhilarating. A unisex fragrance, this scent is best for those who prefer a little intrigue.
From $28, available online and in-store at Sephora
You can't beat a classic. Impress your sweetheart with a gorgeous arrangement of 25 Ecuadorean roses from Landeau. Even better – Landeau delivers, the roses come presentation-ready in an elegant hat-box and ordering couldn't be easier. Just go online, pick your colour, provide delivery details, pay... et voila! A thoroughly modern approach to deliver some old-fashioned sentiments.
$124.95, Landeau, delivery or pick-up options available
TWG's Amour de Thé
Tea was once so rare and expensive, it was reserved for emperors and nobility. TWG has preserved the integrity of this tradition by producing luxury loose leaf teas, with a special edition blend for Valentine's Day. Amour de Thé is part of the he Caviar Tin Tea Collection featuring beautiful, circular tea tins. This tea is a sensual blend of Darjeeling tea balanced with delicate rose blossoms.
From $42. TWG Tea is exclusively sold in Canada at The Urban Tea Merchant,1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. It is also available at a pop-up shop in Holt Renfrew through Valentine’s Day.
Belmacz GLOW Gold Leaf Lip Gloss
Yes, these luscious lip glosses really do contain actual 24-karat gold leaf, imparting your lips not only with high-shine, but a sensual glow as well. The glosses feature ultra-soothing, skin-nurturing ingredients including candelilla cera – a vegan alternative to beeswax. Available in seven saturated colours and one clear.
$34, available online and in-store at Kiss and Makeup, 1760 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Elsa Peretti® Open Heart Pendant
Tiffany's classic heart pendant is nearing iconic status. Elsa Peretti's free-form heart is as unique as it is classic. Available in 18k rose gold and 18k gold.
For the month of February, couples can indulge in a romantic spa package complete with a private spa suite filled with roses. Your day of pampering starts with a couple’s eucalyptus steam, followed by the West Coast Wave Massage, designed to melt away tension and stress. Complete your special day with chocolates and two glasses of bubbly as you toast to blissful love, which is guaranteed after a day at Chi.
From $375/couple, available at CHI The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, 1129 West Georgia, Vancouver
Runa Meditation Cushion
If your approach to love is more zen than zealous, this meditation cushion will help bloom your inner sanctuary. These pillows are made with hand-sourced, 100 per cent cotton fabric, filled with buckwheat hulls and designed to be foldable and portable, complete with a carrying handle. This cushion can take you from the yoga studio to your office to a long flight, helping your posture with incredible back support. The cushions are hand-crafted in Canada from ethically-sourced, fair-trade materials and will have you feeling warm and fuzzy even before you even begin meditating.
Anything from this chocolate mecca feels like an incredible delight, but Chocolate Arts does have a few special treats lined up just for Valentine's Day. This gorgeous dark chocolate heart is filled with 21 assorted and seasonal chocolates that are as delectable as they are beautiful. You'll be treated to flavours like the Strawberry Seduction (strawberry gelée layered with champagne ganache), the Crantini Truffle, and the Oro (made with a proprietary blend of Mexican, Dominican and Peruvian beans).
$54,95, available at Chocolate Arts, 1620 W. 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
Splurge a little this holiday and make it a memorable Valentine's Day
Whether you're a romantic or cynic, show some love this Valentine's Day. Everyone needs kindness, so splurge a little this year and make someone's day a little more special.
Catherine is a lifestyle writer, specializing in travel, style, food and beauty. You can read more of her work in WestWorld, Real Weddings, AsiaSpa, Darpan, Wine Enthusiast and others. Follow her on social (Instagram, Snapchat & Twitter) @TSEwords.