20 Last Minute Gifts to Win Over Your Valentine

Calling all Valentine’s Day procrastinators! If you decided to wait a hot minute to buy your loved one a gift for the most romantic day of the year, you’ve still got plenty of options. We’ve rounded up gifts that are sure to please and are easy to purchase from your computer at home or grab on your way home from work.

For Everyone

Lovers Escape at Miraj Hammam, $778 
Though it may seem pricey, this package for two is absolutely worth it. Treat both of yourselves this winter and rejuvenate your bodies and souls with a hammam & gommage and 60-minute couples massage. If the treatment is out of budget, Miraj Hammam has a number of other spa packages and Valentine’s Day specials to choose from.

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A Romantic Dinner for Two
Keep it simple this year and fuel your passion with food. Whether you’re a culinary whiz cooking your significant other’s favourite meal, ordering take-out (with a side of condoms) from Foodora, or going out to one of our choices of the most romantic restaurants in the city, a well-cooked meal never disappoints. Looking for a last minute reso? Use the DINR app to score a same-day spot at some of the city’s hottest restaurants.

 

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A Surprise Staycation
Whisk away your loved one and surprise them with a staycation. There are tons of hotels in the city that are romance-worthy. Stay inside and order room service or pretend you’re from out of town and spend the day doing tourist things. Check out Hotwire.com for last-minute hotel room deals at some of the city’s finest establishments or choose a spot from our list of favourite hotels.

 

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Cooking Class with The Chef Upstairs, $175 per pair
Everyone knows that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! Spend a little time together and learn how to cook up your favorite cuisines – from East Asian to French to Spanish – and finish the class with a three-course meal. #SaltBae ain’t got nothin’ on you two!

 

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Snowshoe Wine Tour, $30 per person  
Break out of winter hibernation and have a little fun in the snow at a Thirty Bench wine tour, which is just an hour away from the city. With views of Lake Ontario, the tour includes a guided trek with snow shoes and wine tastings. Afterward, warm up the fire with a cup of hot soup and head home with little wine knowledge and a souvenir GoVino wine glass.

For Her

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The Cuff by Jenny Bird, $125
This gold dipped brass cuff by Jenny Bird is definitely a beautiful statement piece. The particular option depicted is the high polish gold variation but is also offered in silver. If you’d really like to make an impact this Valentine’s Day pair The Cuff with the matching choker

 

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Luxurious Silk Pillow Cases, $120/set 
Made of 100% silk, these Cilque pillow cases are said to revitalize skin and hair. Available in multiple colours, sleeping has never been so soft and luxurious! Oh, and did we mention they’re easy to care for too? They’re machine washable – no dry cleaning necessary. 

 

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Auxiliary Dalen Crossbody Bag, $275
Offered in black and pink, this minimalistic leather crossbody bag is naturally vegetable dyed and is a safe option for Valentine’s Day. It would pair nicely with any woman’s wardrobe.

 

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Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, $499.99 
Spoil your girl with this handy gadget. The Dyson Supersonic is the most powerful hairdryer on the market. It’ll cut the time it takes her to get ready in half, and you know that’s a win-win.

 

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Chateau Des Fleurs Signature Grand Round Box, $199
Say I love you the classic way, with a charming and enchanting bouquet. This Toronto-based florist offers chic bouquets for those who like their roses with a touch of elegance. 

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Assorted Macarons from Nadege, $38 for a box of 16
Give the gift of sweetness with an assorted box of delicious macarons from one of the most popular patisseries in Toronto. Nadege has 3 locations in Toronto where you can customize your box with all your lover’s favourite flavours. 

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Hermès Clic H Enamel Bracelet with Rose Gold Plating, $770
Anyone who loves fashion knows the house of Hermès and has likely seen their famous “H” bracelets. Available in an array of colours and metals, you can stack these bracelets and mix and match the varying widths.  


For Him

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Chocolate by Brandon Olsen, starting at $20.25 
Satisfy your guy’s sweet tooth with a box of these beautiful chocolates. Made in Toronto, each chocolate is full of flavour and comes in a hand painted box.

 

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Barber & Co. Style Kit, $50 
When it comes to a man’s beauty regime, quality is important. Purchase online or visit the new Barber & Co. location on Ossington to pick up this gift set, which comes with all the basics; pomade, travel pomade, and shave oil.

 

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Steamwhistle Brewery Group Tour, $25 per person
Even if you’re not an avid beer lover, this tour will please. The 2-3 hour tour includes a bottle of Pilsner and a taste of unfiltered Pilsner, a spread of local meats, cheeses & baked pretzels, and a commemorative pint glass souvenir. Book in advance by emailing retail@steamwhistle.ca

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Rudsak Brice Wallet, $85
This polished wallet is perfect for everyday affairs. Made from genuine leather, it has plenty of pockets and compartments to keep things sorted. The minimal style makes it a perfect for a man of any style.

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Tickets to See Book of Mormon in Toronto, starting at $49
If your man likes to laugh, he’ll definitely appreciate this show. Co-created by the men behind South Park, Book of Mormon is a critically acclaimed musical about two young missionaries spreading the word of the Mormon religion that’ll have you bursting at the seams. New York Times called it “the best musical of the century” so you know it’s gonna be good. Tickets are selling quick so act fast.

 

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SKAGEN Analog Ancher Titanium Leather Watch, $225
This sleek SKAGEN watch is the perfect staple. Water-resistant to 50-metres, it’s ready to go on any adventure with your man. It has quartz movement and a quick-release-pin makes it easy to change with any 20mm watch strap should he want to change up the style. Oh, and did we mention is has a lifetime warranty?

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Vices Bundle, $39
This bundle celebrates your significant’s others vices and comes with two tumbler glasses, a flask, and a smiley face ash tray. If you want to take it up a notch, add in a bottle of your man’s favourite whiskey or engrave the flask with his initials.

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Terre D’Hermès Refillable Pure Perfume and Refill, $151
Give your man the gift of a new classic scent.  You’ll fall in love with the earthy smell of this cologne. This gift set features a full body of the woody, vegetal, and mineral scent, plus a refill bottle. 

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What are you getting your significant other for Valentine’s Day 2017? Let Vv Magazine know in the comment section below or tweet us at @ViewtheVibe

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