His And Hers: A Gift-Giving Guide For Men
Since lingerie is as much for her as it is for you, we're suggesting items that are both comfy and sexy, including this Bed of Roses’ Mesh Chemise (pictured far right).
New from Honeydew Intimates, it’s slightly sheer, trimmed in floral lace, and is available in either a black or cream print. (shopnordstrom.com; $38)
We also like these Mary Green-designed silk knit boyshorts. Each lace-trimmed pair says “I Love You” in a different language, and the set of 7 comes uniquely packaged in a silk satin sachet (hipundies.com; $115.)
Last but not least, this perennial crowd-pleaser: the “Long Stem Lovin' Original Rise Thong Bouquet.” It's a dozen long stem silk roses wrapped with the top-selling Hanky Panky thongs, neatly arranged in a flower box with a sheer red bow. (barenecessities.com; $250)
Think red, don't procrastinate (prices rise 30 percent or more in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day), and order locally: roses from your neighborhood florist are typically the best around.
If buying online is easier and more convenient, keep in mind that what you see on the web isn't necessarily what you get, and the quality of your order is only as good as the florist fulfilling it.
Our top pick, in terms of meeting our expectations, as well as overall quality and price, is fromyouflowers.com.
A dozen long-stem red roses—in a clear glass vase—costs $59.99.
To make a lasting impression, chocolates must be deliciously decadent, hand-crafted, and beautifully packaged.
This fits the bill: A 19-piece box of French truffles—appropriately called “Terribly Addictive”—from world renowned online chocolatier, zchocolat.com.
These dark chocolate delights, covered in bitter-sweet cocoa powder and filled with a creamy hazelnut praline center, are $57. They come in a unique signature wooden box, and with a customized gift card.
Closer to home, trycocoamichelle.com.
Get the Signature Collectionbox of heart-shaped truffles. They’re hand-painted, air brushed, and filled with decadent ganaches. Prices start at $12 for a box of 6 to $58 for a box of 32.