If you forgot for a minute that Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, and you haven’t picked up that “little something” yet, we have a last minute gift guide to please the lady in your life.
While trying to cover all the bases, we found things for the girly girl, the adventurist, the urban dweller and the home-body. Finish off your V-Day hunt and get her any one of these things:
Get her hot
Check out Anthropologie, a favourite stop for bohemian-inspired ladies, for a classic selection of patterned scarves, toques and shawls to keep her warm all winter.
- Pictured above: ZickZack Scarf – $68. In stores and online at Anthropologie.com.
Get her relaxed
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Consistently rated one of the best spas in the city, AbsoluteSpa has an abundance of spa packages ready and waiting for your significant other to indulge in. Check out the AbsoluteWoman package for a signature massage, prescription facial, pedicure and manicure.
- AbsoluteWoman Package – $380. Absolutespa.com.
Get her hair done
Image: Blo Blow Dry Bar / Facebook
If an impromptu blow-out isn’t a treat, we don’t know what is. Ladies with all hair styles will dig this quick and easy hair service that skips the cut and colour and goes straight for the wash and blow. Fun fact: Actress Gwenyth Paltrow recently invested in the company.
- The original Blo Out – $38. Blomedry.com.
Get her connected
Image: Kate Spade
A diversified phone case collection is never complete without a classy Kate Spade case. The fashion brand loves bright colours, horizontal stripes, patterns, sparkles and gold – so if your lady friend shares those passions, one of these cases might be for her.
- Pictured Above: Love is in the Air Resin iPhone 6 Case – Kate Spade – $40. In stores and online at Katespade.com.
Get her romantic
A beautifully scented candle can do a lot to brighten up a dim space, and add some romance into the air. Indigo books has a huge selection of Voluspa candles in every price range. Not only do they smell great, but their also not bad to look at – just like your girl.
- Pictured above: Voluspa Goji and Tarocco Orange Glass Jar – $30. In stores and online at Chapters.indigo.ca.
Get her cozy
Image: Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret Valentine’s stock has arrived, and their cotton pajama set has “love” written all over it. If you’re not already, this gift will ensure you’re the last thing she thinks about before she falls asleep and the first when she wakes up.
- Pictured above: Victoria’s Secret Cotton Mayfair Pajama – $52. Online or in stores at VictoriasSecret.com.
Get her nibbling
Image: Love My Local
A charcuterie board is a great addition for any lady who likes to entertain – or eat cheese off of something fancy looking. We love this locally-made British Columbia board, but if you’re more keen on another (lesser) province, Love My Local has a whole collection.
- Pictured above: Love My Local’s British Columbia Board. $84. Lovemylocal.ca.
Get her organized
Image: Tiny Prints
A personalized set of stationary is a creative and helpful gift that many list-making ladies will love. The options are endless: notepads, notebooks, thank you cards and much more. You can even include an inside joke or her favourite quote to make it even more special.
- Pictured above: Tiny Prints’ Floral Feeling Notepad. ~$20 + shipping. Tinyprints.com.
Get her into the wild
Image: Ranch Seeker / Flickr
A couple’s trail-ride on horseback might be just what she’s looking for. There are multiple ranches in Metro Vancouver that offer horse back riding lessons or excursions. We came across Equu Trails, a group that runs trail rides in Golden Ears Provincial Park.
- Equu Trails 2 hour Trail Ride. $100/person.
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