Get in the Mood with our Top Valentine’s Day Picks

Between the snow and my fashion week calendar, it’s hard to even think about Valentine’s Day, let alone plan something! (Although isn’t that the guys job?). Regardless of who’s court the ball lies if going out in this weather doesn’t strike your fancy plan a night in! Make a signature cocktail, or break out the bubbly and light some candles, put on some lingerie, get the bath salt going (shower pending) — you know the drill!

Here are some of our top picks to help get you in the mood!

Light it up!

Valentine's day candles

Nest Candles ($28+- Nest really knows what’s up. They are like the mixologists of candles in my book and come up with the most unique combinations that I, literally, can not get enough of! I love the Moss & Mint, Orange Blossom, Birchwood Pine (I could go on all day), but frankly it’s your night so go for whatever strikes your fancy!

Archipelago Pink Grapefruit Candle ($12 – $19.50) – Well, it is National Grapefruit month so we’ve added this pick (but it is very intense). If Grapefruit isn’t your jam, Archipelago has a full line of strongly scented soy candles that range from fruit, florals, woods, herbs and more — so whatever the mood, there’s something for everyone.

Juara Hope Candle ($32) – Even if you’re both bad planners there’s hope for you yet!  This warmly scented candle will envelope you both in a letter to paradise with exotic notes like Indonesian bouquet of lush greens, fresh freesia, blooming white  jasmine, sparkling bergamot and gentle rose, with a hint of coconut.  Juara unique brand known for their east-meets-west approach reminiscent to ancient spa treatments.  So, if a fragrant transport to the tropics isn’t enough, have an exotic, sexy spa night in with one of their many awesome body treatments.

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Bomblicious Scented Candle ($65) – Everyone has owned this fragrance at one point (or at least a sample of it — am I right?), and since our sense of smell our your strongest memory, it’s only natural on Valentine’s Day to “re-kindle”  all those great memories of you he’s accumulated over the years.  Let him continue being a moth to your flame.

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Lush Love Locket Bath Bomb ($10.95) – if the parties in the bath tub, well then bring on the bubbles and the confetti!  These fun heart-shaped bath fizzies can be broken in half and used for three separate baths, or your can spare the broke heart and drop in the whole thing.  The outer layer releases paper hearts that float to the surface of the pink colored bath water and what’s hidden in the center is revealed through a delightful touch of shiny red agar seaweed hearts to create a spectacular bath time display.


Birchbox Subscriptions! – Looking to gift your Valentine something unique? If she (or he!) is a beauty fiend Birchbox gift subscriptions are an easy, personalized and affordable pick! Women’s subscriptions run $30 for 3 months, $60 for 6 months, $110 for 1 year. Men’s go for $60 for 3 months, $110 for 6 months, $195 for 1 year.

Mist up! Because we all want to smell our best!

Chloe Roses, Francis Kurkjian Chloe ‘Roses de Chloe’ Eau de Toilette (($95/1.7oz, $120/$2.5oz) – Chloe fragrances are my favorite! There isn’t an ounce of your grandma’s rose scent in this (because you know rose fragrances can go either way). Instead, this one is perfectly light, pretty and oh so feminine. It will definitely get you in the mood for a pretty in pink (or red) kind of evening.

Francis Kurkdjian APOM Eau de parfum ($175) – Monsieur Kurkjian is one of my all time favorite perfumers (the arsenal of fragrances he developed with tell you why). This citrus wood scent mixes Orange flower, Cedar wood and Ylang-ylang, and at the end of the day is a girlie, flirty scent that makes me feel pretty.

Drink up!

MoMA Design Store Inside Out Champagne Glasses

MoMA Design Store Inside Out Champagne Glasses ($70) – How fun are these! And so much more durable in case things get a little tipsy. The glasses are made of durable mouth-blown clear borosilicate glass, which has an insulating effect to keep the bubbly cool.

Dress the Part!


Chantelle Lingerie – leave it to the french for sexy lingerie. I love Chantelle, it fits well, their styles are super sexy, support well and they don’t break the bank. Choose from a variety of cuts and styles that makes you feel your best! 

Forever21 Valentine's Day

Forever21 Valentine’s Day Collection – If you’re on a budget and lingerie totally freaks out (or you’re not there yet), Forever21 has some super fun picks for the casual grunge girl to the feminine female for under $25!

Get down, get down!

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Lelo Ida ($199)- this is what my roommate calls “the stuff in the glass case”. And the Ida model boasts “the world’s first couples’ massager that rotates and vibrates” so for $199 it better be magical! I’m not even going to pretend to know how this works, or why there is an “in the restaurant” recommendation (le sigh), but hey if this peeks your curiosity the ratings alone stand to show that this will make for a very Happy Valentine’s Day.

BSCB Condom Pops ($9 for 5 count) – If you’re throwing the party, and have a budget, this makes for a hilarious party favor!

OOO Boutique Kung Fu Sutra Condoms ($15.65/8 pack) – The things you find on the internet! What position will it be? Now you can leave it to fate.