Aside from making a donation to an LGBT charity for the loved ones in your life (gay marriage, anyone?), we’ve compiled a list of some thoughtful, fun and downright snazzy gifts for Valentine’s Day.
Personalize it with a custom fingerprint ring or pendant from Brent & Jess. The rings, which are available in pairs and as a stand-alone, make your commitment that much more personalized. You can even add a message or combine prints on rings, necklaces and jewelry sets to really make a unique statement.
Rock it gothic-style with a Paul Smith tie clip featuring a polished skull ($150). It’ll add a little whimsy to any everyday business suit.
Pay homage to the famous pink triangle with large gold triangle stud earrings by Wendy Nicol ($200). These brushed gold beauties are new to Barney’s Co-Op this season.
Or show some love – Philly style – with a silver LOVE logo necklace from Verde ($56), one of our favorite gift shops on 13th Street.
Capture your special someone with the Mini Diana Love Letter Lomography Camera ($110). The retro-inspired camera comes with a tripod mount and colored gel fash filters, as well as a “Shoot Forever” look book that provides a little artistic inspiration. Pair it with The Man Behind the Wall ($28), the story of graffiti artist Banksy, out Feb. 12. The art book, written by Will Ellsworth-Jones, chronicles the mysterious life of the artist. Make a truly artsy day of it on the Love Letter Train Tour from the Mural Arts Project.
say cheers with the “I Fucking Love You” flask ($18) that will keep anyone warm (and buzzed) this month. The stainless steal flask holds more than a few shots of your favorite elixir. Take it up a notch by pairing it with signature spirits, like Voli, a low-cal vodka from Fergie.
There’s still time to place your order online for a fashionable John Bartlett T-shirt for a great cause. Dating an animal lover? Opt for the Adopt or Rescue tee ($40) with a bold graphic of man’s best friend. Prefer something sparkly? The macho silver pendant – also from the Tiny Tim Collection – is a limited-edition handmade piece that’ll look handsome around anyone’s neck. Plus: 10 percent of all proceeds are donated to the Tiny Tim Rescue Fund.
Bake something special – like a rainbow assortment of cupcakes – with these adorable toppers from Williams-Sonoma ($12). Don’t exactly know your way around the kitchen? Treat him or her to Blissful Brownie bites in a retro-inspired red heart-shaped box that’ll really sweeten up the day – or night.