Love Wins: A selection of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for all of the LGBTQ-ties in your life…
It’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th. Are you ready to woo your partner with the perfect gift? No? Not to worry, we have some great Valentine’s Day gifting ideas for all the LGBTQ-ties on your list. And even a little something for yourself, because as Mama Ru says, “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”
Love smells so good on you
If your partner doesn’t a have a signature scent, perhaps it’s time to gift them one. Up first, John Varvatos XX. It’s addictive, masculine and inviting. The scent features a bright freshness that is grounded by a sweet floral blended with wood, delivering a sensual warmth and easy addictiveness. It just smells so good. Looking for a scent that is a little more niche, gift them Cédrat Envirant from Atelier Cologne. The traditional ingredients of a Cologne Absolue blend with Cedrat from the Mediterranean Sea, mint from China and cypress from Provence. It is a refreshing, cool cocktail of sparkling citrus fragrances which is very likely to make your head spin. Or perhaps the gender-neutral Memoire d’Une Odeur Eau de Parfum from Gucci is more up their alley. This scent features roman chamomile structured with Indian coral jasmine petals, precious musks, and noble woods—including warm, luminous sandalwood and airy, subtle cedarwood. Everyone smells great in Memoire.
Keep them groomed
In a land where spas and personal service providers are all shut down, we all could use a little personal grooming help at home. Sounds like a perfect gift opportunity to us. The Philips S9000 shaver is Philips’ most advanced shaver yet – and built with innovative technology that provides a very comfortable and an exceptionally close shave for those with sensitive skin, even on a 7-day beard. We love that you can charge the S900 simply by placing it on the Qi charging pad – this is wireless charging to the next level. Did we mention that it looks sleek and sexy? A must have for the well-groomed partner in your life. And if you are looking for some better grooming at home for down there…gift them the Lawn Mover 3.0 from Manscaped. It’s a gift you will be thankful for as well.
Love means keeping it brief
If there is one time a year that you can easily justify overpriced underwear purchases, it is Valentine’s Day. Sure, $100 for briefs seems like a lot but it’s a gift from the heart, right? We recommend the Tom Ford Classic brief for its classic styling and luxurious fabrics. Or if you want to be even more brief, perhaps a Jockstrap from Charlie by MZ. But if your partner is into a little more coverage, perhaps gift them some Tie Dye Love boxer briefs from B3NTH? And if you want to gift some provocative lingerie for Valentine’s Day, the obvious answer is always Agent Provocateur.
You can’t go wrong with chocolate
It may be true that you can’t go wrong with chocolates…but you can go wrong with your chocolate selection. For the perfect chocolate Valentine’s Day gift, we suggest you pass up those cheesy heart shaped boxes filled with generic chocolates and opt for a box of luxe chocolates from an independent chocolatier. Check out Onyx Chocolates for their award-winning Bonbons. Or if you want a little more variety, pick up a box from Les Chocolats de Chloe. Still not sure, check how about a giant heart shaped chocolate and cherry truffle from SOMA?
Pearls, not diamonds, are a non-gendered best friend
Canadian based brand Vellicor has jumped onto the “men can wear pearl necklaces too” bandwagon. We always knew they could. And do. But we love that they have designed great selection of pearl pieces at great prices. Their collection of fresh water pearl necklaces starts at only $69. They are the perfect gift for the fashion forward partner. But we know every can wear a pearl necklace…so if none of those tickle your fancy, head over to Mejuri for some more pearl options.
Give the gift of housewares for homos?
We love alliteration (who doesn’t) but let’s be honest, the cheeky and sexy ceramics from Pansy Ass Ceramics are great for all members of the LGTBQ community. I mean who doesn’t love a set of Victorian style coasters with the words Shady and Cunty? Or a Queen B commemorative plate? Or is your partner more of a bottom fan? Then may we suggest a Kiki’s Derriere vase from Jonathan Adler. This sensual vase was inspired by Kiki de Montparnasse, the nightclub singer, actress, painter, and French artists’ muse. It’s modern yet sexy.
And remember, self-love is real love
Sex toys have come a long way since we first discovered them as teenagers. No longer designed to be hidden in your bedside drawers, the new generation of toys is sleek, sexy and modern in design. So why not gift a high-tech sex toy that is not only designed to please your partner (and yourself) but to look good as well. Enter the F1S Prototype from LELO. Using powerfully intense dual motors, Cruise Control and LELO’s revolutionary SenSonic technology, F1s massages you with deeply satisfying sonic waves for an entirely new, completely mind-blowing sexual experience. Or if clitoris climax is more of your wheelhouse, gift yourself the Soraya Wave from LELO. This rabbit style vibrator features ultra-powerful vibrations for clitoral stimulation, a pulsating tip for deeply satisfying G Spot sensations and patented WaveMotion technology that rises and falls like the caress of a lover’s fingers.