Monday, February 9, 2009

Empiric's Valentines Gift Guide

Yes, it is a ridiculous and over rated Hallmark holiday created by Corporate American to trick us into over consumption; both by cupcake and shopping. The only problem is, what girl doesn't want a special trinket in the name of love?! I am of the school to celebrate love all the days so fellas, feel free to use this guide a few times a year. Without further ado, I give you Empiric's 2009 Valentine' s Gift Guide....

I know, I have featured them before but that is because they are just that good! Douglas Little & Co. Signature Collection candles in a variety of scents to lust over. The candles themselves are to die for but the packaging.... I swoon. Each candle comes in a silk hat box, wrapped in pleated tissue, and tied with a bow. A gift that's already wrapped. Can we say bonus!


These hand pressed glass cake plates are adorable; alone or covered in sweets. A perfect pop of color in the cabinets or displayed on a shelf, you really can't go wrong. Available in a variety of sizes and colors you can mix and match to create your own unique, stackable, combination. (I personally love the Jadeite).


Give them your heart! Or A heart at least. This vintage plaster heart opens to reveal a perfect hiding place for a sparkly stunner or sweet love note. By itself, atop the before mentioned cake plate, or encased in a glass display dome, it would be a sincere gesture for the man or woman in your world.


We can offer you this vintage leather jewelry case but you have to supply the jewels....

Did anyone else go in search of the love letter book from Sex In The City only to discover it doesn't really exist?! Tragic. Well, I think I found the next best thing.. a 1890 book of love poems from three centuries. Get inspired and slip in a poem of your own. The absolutely priceless gifts are the ones from the heart that don't cost a thing.

Sure a globe isn't the most romantic gift but how about a globe and a note with the plans for next weekends surprise ski trip? Or better yet, a week in Europe next spring! Not in the position to travel anytime soon... What could be more romantic than a list of all the places you wouldn't want to visit with anybody else. There is no better feeling than being excited about the possibilities and looking forward to a future with the one you love. Your Valentine...

4 comments:

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Annie, great, creative post! I love the idea of a globe and love the vintage poem book. DL & Co. candles are my favorite and something I wouldn't buy myself. Pass this on to the boys! Happy Valentine's Day! Lynn

Jeana Sohn said...

aww vintage poem book!

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