Valentine’s Day is almost here, and what better way to mark the day with a little something for him, her, and the kids. From experiences that keep the love going to fresh roses that last all year to cute books and plushies for littles, we’ve rounded up unique and lovely gifts that will make your sweetheart swoon and your kids feel the love (and to drop a few hints of your own). (featured photo credit:@venusetfleur)
23 Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Whole Family
Treat yourself or someone you love to a wide selection of gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day! From pink roller skate shoes from Altar’d State to the Lots of Love Gift Set from Lush, find something for everyone at American Dream. And if you’re REALLY feeling the love, you’ll shop the perfect gifts available at The Avenue, like heart-shaped glasses from Saint Laurent or pink Scrunchie Satin Heels from Alexander Wang.
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Gifts For Him and Her
This chic ribbed sweater takes wearing your heart on your sleeve to the next level, and the wool blend keeps you warm and cozy all winter. Available at Waterlilyshop in Spring Lake, Manasquan, and Bayhead.
What’s better than getting roses for Valentine’s Day? Fresh blooms that last until next year. These rose boxes feature real, luxury roses treated with a proprietary solution to ensure they retain that fresh plucked feeling and look fabulous all year round. Available at The Mall At Short Hills in Short Hills and Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus.
IYKYK—these beyond cozy robes have a cult following thanks to the beyond cuddly soft feel and relaxed chic style. This classic hooded version is unisex, so you can both snuggle up in softness anytime.
For the fashionista that loves stilettos and chocolate, this sweet confection is filled with truffles and tastes as good as it looks. Give it to your favorite Galentine or even yourself—one size fits all. Available at Enjou Chocolate in Morristown.
With this portable vibrating roller, you won’t need an appointment or special occasion to get a massage. Ergonomically contoured for the back, spine, and neck with adjustable vibration frequencies and high-traction wave grooves, you can treat yourself or your S.O. anytime or anywhere. Available at Therabody at The Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills.
With winter weather hanging in there for a while, a beanie to keep you warm and looking chic is a must. This stylish one with soft cashmere and coordinating detachable pom in red will brighten up even the dreariest of days. Available at Alba in Hoboken, Summit, and Morristown.
Jewelry is always a good idea, and these pave white topaz ear climbers made with 14K vermeil will add sparkle and elevate a sweater and jeans combo into a date-worthy look. Available at Sadie James Boutique in Fair Haven.
Say I love you in the sweetest way with a chocolate chip cookie cake packed with a blend of organic dark and milk chocolate and a kiss of Celtic sea salt harvested from the coastal areas of France. Available at Bang Cookies in Jersey City and American Dream in Rutherford.
Give a beer lover a striking pint and a six-pack from a local brewery. This Colt’s Neck taphouse features farm to glass ales that sync up to local farmer’s crops during the season and always have a variety of IPAs, German-style lagers, and stouts on tap and for sale at their brewery.
Gifts for Kids
Show your babe some Jersey love with these adorable hand-knit sweaters. The soft knit blend is perfect for warding off the winter cold at home and the summer chill by the shore. Available at Stella e Luna in Point Pleasant.
Introduce your littles to themes of love and friendship with this illustrated book with colorful pictures, words, and lovely thoughts. Available at Happy Baby Boutique in Cape May.
Want to score points with your grade-schooler or tween? Give them your heart in the trendy pop-it form—pressing the soft bubbles are an addicting soother and will put you on superstar parent status all around.
Pretend play is even sweeter with these heart-shaped treats. The plushy, squishy feel is perfect for all ages and an adorable way to deliver “breakfast” in bed. Available in Toy Market in Hammonton.
Take a hot cocoa bomb treat to the next level with this white chocolate and strawberry flavored one, perfect for the unicorn lover in the fam. Available at the Candy Jar in Bordentown.
Sweet Experiences For Valentine’s Day
Now that in-person shows are back, why not give the gift of a live performance? Support the theater with a gift certificate to use later in the year at NJPAC in Newark. The lively and diverse 2022 lineup includes comedians like Bill Maher, performers like Diana Krall and Patti LaBelle, and dance performances from Alvin Ailey and Shen Yun.
Can’t get away for the weekend? Make it a daycation by booking a couples massage at Sojo Spa Club in Edgewater. Start with a steaming oak in their rooftop outdoor pool surrounded by warm tents and stunning NYC views, then relax in the couples suite side by side for a heavenly massage.
Summer may be months away, but it’s never too early to start planning for it now. Gift the whole family an experience of prime viewing of the hot air balloon ascensions in the VIP Blue Sky Club Tent adjacent to the Flight Line. The admission price includes entry to the festival, private restrooms, catered food for purchase, and free parking in the VIP lot.
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