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Dazzle lovers, friends with simple Valentine’s Day gifts

Posted on February 12, 2014 | by Yujin Ryeo

Courtesy of Hershel Supply Co.

Despite the icy-cold temperatures this month, you can warm up somebody’s heart — whether it be a special someone or your best friend — with the help of these Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

For Her

For those who carry makeup on the go, try gifting a makeup set. With pink heart-shaped packaging and a trio of quality products, the Too Faced Plump, Gloss and Glow Set from Sephora is a great choice ($42). This gift set comes with miniature mascara, nude lip-plumping gloss and a pink blush and highlighter.

A quirky gift idea is the Pizza Lover Sleep Shirt from Forever 21 ($10.80). This sleep shirt features a picture of a heart-shaped pizza with the words “Love at First Bite” printed around it. One glance at this will definitely make her laugh. And hey, who does not love pizza?

If you have more money to splurge for your significant other, Swarovski’s Starlet Necklace will definitely add a sparkle to her eye ($90). This simple yet elegant necklace features a rose and clear crystal heart, making the perfect romantic gift.

For Him 

Dry, cracked hands can be a problem during during winter, so help your significant other out with a seasonal gift. The Body Shop’s Wild Rose Hand Cream will solve the problem by moisturizing and evening out skin tone ($10). It is perfect for everyday use and has a pleasant rose scent.

Gift your man a Herschel Supply and Co. Pop Quiz backpack in an eye-catching red color so he can look sharp and put together for school  ($70). This backpack is large enough to store his books, notebooks and any other belongings.

For Friends

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples — it can also be a celebration of friendship. Show your friends love with Bath and Body Works mini candles (three for $10). Mix and match different scents like Strawberry Sorbet, Raspberry Peach Macaron and Pink Bubble Gum to fill a room with a sweet aroma.

Gift your male, fashion-forward friend a classic leather belt. To keep in theme with the holiday, choose a bold color like the red Mizuno Classic belt ($22).

To add flair to your friend’s phone, Urban Outfitter’s Besties iPhone case will do the job ($25).  It comes with a set of two cases that form a floral heart when placed side by side, a perfect way to show your appreciation for a friend (and get a little something for yourself).

A version of this article appeared in the Wednesday, Feb. 12 print edition. Yujin Ryeo is a contributing writer. Email her at bstyle@nyunews.com.


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