It's the weekend before Valentine's Day which means we are officially in last-minute shopping territory. But don't worry, we're here to help you shorten your list of gift ideas! Whether you're shopping for your boyfriend, your wife or your best friend, style expert Peter Papapetrou shared the love with his top gift picks to make the ones you love feel special this year.
And because we know Valentine's Day means something too different for everyone, some go all out, while others go simple, we have found gifts at every price point and level of luxury.
Benji is a proudly Canadian company started by two brothers in Toronto. Made in colours from white and navy to pink and patterns like pinstripes and dots, Benji Sheet Set has more than 2000+ reviews with a near-perfect five-star rating. They are made from ultra-soft luxurious, temperature regulating and recyclable Smart Fabric. The set comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. Plus, they offer a 100-night sleep trial to guarantee they will be the softest sheets you and your partner have ever slept on.
SHOP: Sheet Set; $95 at Benji
Add a little sparkle to your sleep routine! This silk sleep set from Slip delivers the ultimate style with crystal embellishment, plus durability and softness. It absorbs less face cream, keeping your skin's moisture and valuable face products where they belong. The soft material creates less friction, which can reduce stretching and tugging on your delicate skin.
SHOP: Privacy Please Sleep in Set; $160 at Slip
This curated prize pack will help you get ready for your date or self-care Galentine’s night in! Step into a luxurious bath infused with indulgent notes of lavender, neroli, and patchouli thanks to the Odacite Soul Soothing Relaxing Bath Soak. Formulated with detoxifying Himalayan Crystal Salt, this product will help to balance the body, while the Epsom salts soothe aching muscles. Plus, the rosy hue to the bath just screams self-care!
End your skincare routine with a little luxury with the Light Fantastic Face Oil. Powered by omega-rich ceramides to seal in moisture, this product relieves the look of stressed-out, reactive skin. Infused with antioxidant-rich cacao and Schisandra to fortify ad protect to deliver smooth and supply the skin.
Finally, wake your face up with the ancient Chinese practice of facial rolling. The Detox Market offers three different rollers, including Opalite, which is believed to open up the third eye chakra, unlocking your intuition, Rose Quartz, which is said to bring healing energy to the heart chakra, and Green Jade, which is believed to open the impart feelings of harmony and well-being.
Start or end your day with this soft and breathable robe from This is J! This robe features deep pockets, a long belt and a wide lapel to adjust the way you wrap the robe around your body, plus a matching headband. This woman-owned and run business promises to deliver the softest pyjamas you've ever worn, featuring their signature moisture-wicking material.
SHOP: Robe; $155 at This is J
Get your sweat on with your partner at home! Get one year of unlimited access to over 2000+ on-demand HIIT, boxing, ride, yoga and pilates videos from Sweat and Tonic. This popular Toronto studio brings the best of fitness and wellness under one roof, powered by one of Toronto's best trainers. Suitable for all fitness levels, their library has you covered!
SHOP: Sweat on Demand Annual Subscription; $190 at Sweat and Tonic
These are two of the top-selling natural skincare products from Canadian skincare brand The Cure. Small-batch skincare made in Nova Scotia, this brand launched in 2020 with a promise to use the best natural plant-based ingredients on the market. Both the Body Serum and the Lip Balm are ultra-hydrating and use ingredients like Irish sea moss to help balance your skin's microbiome. And this might be a bold statement, but we're willing to bet this is the best lip balm you'll ever try.
Thinking of your Valentine's Day dinner menu? HelloFresh has you covered! This meal service delivers high-quality ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes right to your door. They have over 30 items on the menu that changes every week, plus there are always new, exciting foods and flavours to discover.
SHOP: One Week of Meals; $79 at HelloFresh
Love lingual is a brand dedicated to strengthening relationships by encouraging connection through conversation. It’s the perfect date-night activity whether you’ve just swiped right or have been married for years. These cards will get you and your partner talking for hours on end and crying with laughter! The couple who founded it are based in Toronto and created the cards to help couples connect at home during the onset of the pandemic.
SHOP: Couples Conversation Cards; $29.95 at Love Lingual Games
Earth Elementals is a Canadian company from Hammond Plains, Nova Scotia offering products with 100% plant-based ingredients, free of synthetic fragrance or dyes. The candles are artisan crafted by a mother and daughter duo and are hand-poured using pure and natural soy wax and essential oils. Varieties include chai and cinnamon, lavender and patchouli, lemongrass and black pepper and more!
SHOP: Soy Candles; $25 at Earth Elementals Soap Company
Lockets are the perfect place to keep your most important memories close to your heart. This Mother of Pearl Heart Locket is a modern take on the classic token. It’s the perfect way to spoil those you love, including yourself!
SHOP: Mother of Pearl Heart Locket; $125 at Melanie Auld