Flowers are hardly a cliché with Venus et Fleur’s small square box roses. Choose from 20 different hues, 11 box colors and five arrangement styles. You can justify the price because they’re guaranteed to last a year without any maintenance or watering.
The Riedel Vinum Cuvee Prestige is a pleasure to drink from and hold. Its nonleaded crystal sparkles more under the light than regular glass, and its tulip shape also preserves bubbles better than any other glass we’ve tried.
Affordable and stylish, Heartstagram frames are customizable and have heart-shaped mats. Upload an image to the Framebridge site and pick one of 10 frame styles (classic black and gold bamboo are among the options). The framed photos are delivered ready to hang.
Floret Farm’s “Cut Flower Garden” is the rare gardening book that’s still useful for nongardeners. Its vivid photographs are a delight to thumb through and its bouquet arrangement tutorials are a great way to bring natural brightness into your winter home.
Two barbers tested 13 beard trimmers to conclude that Wahl’s Lithium Ion+ Stainless Steel was the only cordless model they’d use in their own shops. It has more attachments and guides than other models, an all-metal body and five hours of battery life.
How about a cozy dinner in? Omaha Steaks will deliver two filet mignons, a generous portion of Argentine shrimp, smashed red potatoes and two chocolate molten lava cakes. Oh, and a pair of white sapphire studs with real diamond accents is part of the package.
My favorite diffuser for use in a bathroom, yoga space or other small room, the Urpower 300ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser deploys a strong stream of water mist along with a subtle customizable essential oil scent. It lights up, too.
The American artist Curtis Kulig, known for his “Love Me” campaign that splashed the phrase on billboards and rooftops around the world, illustrated this deck of cards. Play with them or use them as a decorating accent; they’re bound to be a conversation piece.
For eight months, a dozen electric razor testers buzzed, whirred and clipped a path toward what we hoped would be silken-jawed nirvana. The conclusion is that the Braun Series 7 (760cc) shaves closer and faster on more face shapes and hair types.
Dan Koeppel, Executive Editor, Outdoors, Wirecutter
Rosé Sauvage, meaning wild rosé in French, isn’t the typical pink-hued bubbly: It’s made with a high-proportion of Pinot Noir grapes and has a full-bodied, fruity taste. And, the pink wrapping along with the red bow makes the bottle all the more gift-able.
A few spritzes of Private Preserve blankets your wine in inert gas, protecting it from flavor-killing oxygen. Our testing found that it beat out plain old recorking and refrigeration for keeping wine fresh.
Reading a classic love story could spark some real-life romance or keep your existing one going. Juniper’s set of four keepsake hardcover books – “Sense and Sensibility,” “Wuthering Heights,” “Anna Karenina” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” – is worthy of display.
Glerups slippers are warm and easy to get in and out of, and they breathe nicely so feet don’t stay hot. Of the 23 pairs I tested, the Glerups were the most durable, and their upgraded rubberized sole is strong enough to wear outside.
I discovered PetalConnection butterfly earrings by accident as I was searching online for butterfly taxidermy as a way to decorate my apartment. But when you’re a nature nerd, decorating yourself is even better.
Named after the 2000 British crime film that earned Ben Kingsley an Oscar nomination, the Two Hands Sexy Beast cabernet is a boldly flavored Australian red wine with hints of lavender and spice. It certainly makes your intentions clear.
A hand warmer is not a strict necessity in life, but having one in your pocket on a winter commute is quite nice. The rechargeable Human Creations EnergyFlux Ellipse keep you warm for six hours and can also charge a phone.
Chocolate can be a yawn-inducing gift, but the Emeraude Hatbox from La Maison du Chocolat is far from ordinary. It has milk chocolates, dark chocolate truffles, a dark chocolate bar, chocolate pralines and ganaches and a bag of chocolate-coated almonds.
From the British beauty brand Molton Brown comes the Mrs. & Mrs. gift set, a decidedly feminine pink peppercorn duo of body washes. It is attractively packaged, making it the ideal gift for your other female half or your favorite female couple.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic is the best instant film camera for documenting parties and spontaneous adventures. It’s easy to use, captures great-looking photos and has retro-cool style at a reasonable price.
Is it rosé or is it candy? The Rosé All Day Bento Box is an Instagrammable set of three tasty candies – all rose colored and made with French rosé wine. Enjoy light pink rosettes, rosé-infused gummy bears and sparkling rosé bears dusted in tart sugar crystals.
The soft, pebbled texture of the Cuyana Classic Tote’s Italian leather body gives it a refined look that belies its sub-$200 price. It’s structured, but not rigid; soft, but not floppy and has just enough capacity to serve as an every day carry-all.
These attractive, 8-ounce Godinger Dublin Double Old Fashioned Glasses are great for cocktails and entertaining. They’re hefty and durable, and they look like Waterford crystal, but they’re cheap enough that you can stock up for a party.
“A Crankenstein Valentine” by Samantha Berger is the humorous story for children about a boy who turns into a Crankenstein on the most lovey-dovey day of the year. My 5-year-old has me reading this book to her again and again.
This unisex perfume may be pricy, but a little goes a long way. Woody and fresh, Creed Cedre Blanc has notes of cardamom, lily, cedar and sandalwood. And it comes in a bottle that was hand-blown in France. My husband adores it, and I do, too.
I recently bought a variety pack of bulk bath bombs and it’s a total game changer. Being able to take a fizzy, scented soak whenever I want feels decadently luxurious, yet is surprisingly affordable at less than $3 a pop.
The Zalto Universal outperformed every wine glass we tested in our blind tasting. Our experts gushed over the beauty of this exceptionally thin, feather-light glass with its long, elegant stem. It’s the perfect gift for serious wine lovers.
Shutterfly makes it easy to make beautiful photo books of your favorite memories. Its myriad layouts and excellent print quality bested services costing twice as much. However, Mac users should stick with the cheaper, better, Apple Photo Book service.
Portland Bee Balm is a soothing, protective elixir consisting of protective beeswax, softening coconut and olive oils, and a hint of peppermint. It doesn’t cost much more than drugstore brands, but it feels a lot nicer and lasts much longer between applications.
The bright, bold shapes of the earrings from Daaka Jewelry stop traffic and add a creative look to pretty much any outfit. Hand-carved and painted by the Chicago designer Aleisha Rogers, these wood earrings make a statement even when you feel like a schlub.
The Big Agnes Dream Island is our favorite double sleeping bag for couples. Its brushed-cotton lining is quiet compared to crinkly polyester linings and feels cozier against the skin. It comes the closest to feeling like your bed from home, in the outdoors.