With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, many of us have not yet thought about what to do for our partner or whomever else we see as being attention-worthy. In turn, for the sake of saving you — the loyal UrbanMatter reader — both time and energy, below are five gift ideas for Valentine’s Day of varying interests, purposes, and price-points that are bound to sweep your Valentine off their feet and into your arms. And, if you order within the next week or so, you can definitely expect to have your gift(s) in time!
1. Man Crates
Man Crates is an online destination with gift sets for every man in your life. Each crate comes with a themed assortment of carefully-curated, high quality and luxury goods. Many of the gift sets come packaged inside a wooden crate, so the recipient gets to pry it open with a crowbar.
Man Crates is currently in the midst of a special Valentine’s Day sale starting on January 21st of 14-percent off orders of $100 or more. This indeed applies to the Opening Day Ballpark Crate (Wrigley Field is an option), NFL Barware Crate (Chicago Bears is an option), NHL Barware Crate (Chicago Blackhawks is an option), and the NBA Barware Crate (Chicago Bulls is an option). So Chicago sports fans of all ages have something to be excited about with Man Crates.
Celebrity favorite Lord Jones is the purveyor of the world’s finest CBD-infused products. The brand’s limited-edition CBD Gumdrops come in both Passion Fruit and Red Raspberry flavors. Tart and sweet with uniquely fragrant floral notes, the Passion Fruit Gumdrops spark the senses in magical ways while the Red Raspberry Gumdrops provide a delightful Valentine’s Day surprise in the center of the box.
Packaged in the signature Lord Jones orange box with a dazzling gold foil heart gift band, the Gumdrops will be available through Thursday, February 14th.
This Valentine’s Day, zulily will offer four exclusive Double-Header Sweater — a.k.a. “two-person sweaters” — to bring together the 130 million-plus people planning to celebrate the heart-worthy holiday. Available in four unisex designs, this sweater is an ideal gift for couples, BFFs, and/or “Galentines” who can now literally be attached at the hip. Priced at $39.99, the sweaters are unisex and sized as “one-size-fits-most.”
Perfect as an after-dinner indulgence or a sweet treat for any time of day, Tea Forte’s Chocolate Rose is a decadent dessert tea featuring notes of rich chocolate with a light and pleasing floral finish. Ingredients include organic black tea sourced from small, sustainable tea gardens, organic cocoa husk, vitamin C-rich organic rose petals, and natural flavors of chocolate. Teas featuring cocoa as part of their blend may have additional health benefits beyond those offered by the tea itself.
Chocolate Rose is part of Tea Forte’s Noir collection, featuring teas made from first flush Assam black tea leaves that offers a deep, robust steep even coffee-purists will enjoy. An awakening chocolate tea with sweet and sophisticated floral aromas, Chocolate Rose is Fair Trade Certified, Kosher Certified, and USDA-organic. And for those not otherwise familiar with Tea Forté, it is the exclusive tea purveyor for the James Beard Foundation.
ChocZero was started in 2016 with two goals: to make sugar-free chocolate that was truly delicious, and to create a company that cared about its customers. Just three years later it has become a passionate community of chocoholics and it has released a wide range of products based on their detailed feedback including everything from a dipping chocolate to a syrup line with no preservatives.
When it comes to ingredients, ChocZero will never sacrifice the quality. It ethically sources South America’s finest cocoa beans. It also uses real Madagascar vanilla beans and only the most premium of GMO-free soluble corn fibers. ChocZero uses a zero-calorie, low-carb natural plant called monk fruit to create delectable chocolate that’s low-carb and sugar-free. ChocZero’s best-selling Premium Keto Chocolate Bark is also gluten-free and soy-free.
Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella has won more than 40 awards, including four in 2018. Last year’s awards for the brand’s Marinated Fresh Mozzarella included First Place at the World Cheese Championships and First Place at the Wisconsin State Fair. Farmstead Cheese has just introduced one of its most acclaimed cheeses in convenient, one-pound Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Logs. With a 60-day shelf life, you can keep Crave Brothers Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Logs on-hand in the refrigerator for appetizers, burger-topping, and pizzas. The slices of award-winning artisan cheese boast a fresh, milky flavor and are uniform in diameter.
The Crave family — based nearby in south-central Wisconsin — and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese use 100-percent green power. Its businesses are carbon-negative, while its anaerobic biodigester produces more electricity than they need, enough to power the dairy farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant, and over 300 homes in their community. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.
Available via ReserveBar for $529, Pernod Ricard USA recently unveiled Perrier-Jouët’s Venus et Fleur. With this item, you can dazzle your loved one with this luxurious, limited-edition collection of luxury acrylic home decor and storage products featuring Venus et Fleur Eternity Roses. This stunning, crystal-clear product features a top layer of Eternity Roses, protected by a clear acrylic lid and a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque.
Also presented by Pernod Ricard USA is the fully-stocked bar cart known as Prestige Bar Cart. It has all of your favorites and is instantly ready for any party or nightcap. Beyond its full Prestige collection, the Bar Cart includes crystal glassware and bartender-approved tools. Simultaneously, it elevates your home decor. Actual retail price? $2,400.