Presents Conquer All
It’s a day for lovers, heartfelt declarations and promises of eternal bliss. Think outside of the box of chocolates and express your love with these tokens of affection.
1. Flower Power
A dozen roses is so predicable—but a thousand roses is another story. For love in full bloom, you can have 1,000 roses delivered to your significant other’s door. $1,999.95 at calyxflowers.com.
2. Sweet Nothings
Champagne, strawberries and chocolate are Valentine’s Day classics. The gourmet Strawberry and Champagne Milk Chocolate “It” bar is brand new for February—just in time for penny-pinching sweethearts. $5 each at Dylan’s Candy Bar, The Florida Mall, 407-812-8955, and in Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Millenia, 407-264-2400.
3. Bright Idea
Declare your affection with Brighton’s French Kiss coin purse. This bold red-leather pouch has Swarovski crystal accents on the two-heart closure. $48 at Brighton Collectibles, with three area locations; brighton.com.
4. One of a Kind
What better symbol of your unique union than an original work of art made from both of your fingerprints? The Unison Portrait is created by designers who blend the fingerprints into a custom piece. Prices start at $129 at heartfeltprints.com.
5. Naughty and Nice
Pretty panties from Hanky Panky come in heart-shaped boxes ($50 for a three-pack, $99 for a six-pack) or as a bouquet of long-stemmed “roses” ($130 for a half-dozen, $250 for a dozen) at hankypanky.com.
6. Charmed Life
Lori Bonn’s Bonn Bonns charm bracelets can be customized with your choices from more than 100 symbolic charms. $98 for the bracelet, $48-$98 each for the charms at Nordstrom, The Florida Mall, 407-888-7889, and Hoypoloi in Lake Buena Vista, 407-827-0112.
7. Off the Cuff
Investing in the future? Then keep in mind that diamond cufflinks make a good investment. Royal Asscher Fine Jewelry’s diamond and white gold cufflinks are the perfect finishing touch for a well-dressed man’s wardrobe. $9,000 at Neiman Marcus, 407-264-5900, The Mall at Millenia.
8. Time for a Toast
Huephoria’s “Love” wineglass is hand-blown and hand-painted, and comes gift-boxed for your sweetheart. $20 each at Sam Flax in Orlando, 407-898-9785; Roget’s Fine Wine & Beer in Oviedo, 407-971-9334; The Partridge Tree Gift Shop in Winter Park, 407-645-4788; and Pierre’s Wine Cellars in Lake Mary, 407-805-8887.