by Alexis McCutchan| Editor-in-Chief
Not sure what to get your significant other for Valentines Day? Need help finding the perfect gift for the perfect someone. Well don’t worry, I got you covered. This list below is organized to make sure you can get them a gift they will love!
For the coffee addict
Portable Mini Espresso Machine
Why it’s a good buy: “Minipresso doesn’t require compressed air, N2O cartridges or electricity for its operation. Hand operated, you are free to prepare coffee drinks that you love. Water tanks of different capacities are available so you can enjoy multiple espresso types, ranging from ristretto to caffè lungo”.
Why it’s a good buy: “Kenya has become the giant of African coffee production, ever since coffee made its way over the mountains from Ethiopia. Kenya AA is the largest bean grown in Kenya, and brews up a complex, fruity, light, and very bright cup. This is an exquisite coffee with an assertive, lively personality. Trust us, in coffee that’s a good thing”.
The guy who thinks he is the next top chef
Why it’s a good buy: “ Master the time-honored techniques with Carley’s step-by-step instructions: make the masa, add your favorite fillings, wrap in corn husks, and steam. Once cooked, open and drape them in a piquant, three-pepper sauce of ancho, pasilla, and New Mexico chilies, and savor a taste of a rich culinary tradition. Starter kit makes about 16 tamales. Assembled in Livermore, California”.
Why it’s a good buy: “To add fiery flavor to nachos, chili, pizza, and more, while raising your metabolism, there’s nothing like a full-bodied hot sauce–and making it yourself can add an extra kick to the mix. Produce a piquant variety of hot sauces with this DIY kit, offering cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs. Simply follow the instructions, combining the spices with the included peppers, vinegars, and brown sugar to create your own handcrafted condiments. Six bottles and customizable labels let you package and present up to six of your own small-batch sauces that’ll turn up the heat on your favorite foods”.
Why it’s a good buy: “When it comes to pasta, there’s nothing like fresh, homemade ravioli with a light, delicate texture and creamy, flavorful filling. Now you can craft gourmet ravioli with the easy-to-follow kit that includes the quality ingredients you need, plus a ravioli stamp for the final step. You supply a few fresh ingredients—our kit contains everything else to make pillows stuffed with porcini mushrooms, cheese and an earthy truffle oil finish. You can also add your own special twist. Ideal for gifting, it’s a great activity for date nights, dinner parties and family fun”.
The wilderness man
Why it’s great buy:
“Big enough for a whole day in the backcountry, our 32 oz Wide Mouth bottle is made with professional-grade stainless steel and a wider opening for faster fill. And because it’s designed with TempShield™ double wall vacuum insulation, it keeps your ice water refreshingly ice cold up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot up to 12. Which means you’ll always have the perfect temperature drink”.
Why it’s a great buy: “The original ultralight backpack and travel-friendly “straw” filter, the LifeStraw makes contaminated water safe to drink by removing bacteria and parasites, preventing the majority of waterborne disease. Use it to drink directly from streams and lakes, or fill up a container and use your LifeStraw to enjoy clean water on the go. The LifeStraw has unlimited shelf life and once opened can provide an individual with more than 5 years of safe drinking water”.
The handyman “fixer-upper”
Why it’s a good buy: “Forj is a high strength, lightweight thermoplastic tape-ribbon that molecularly fuses to itself in a matter of seconds. Simply heat, press and repeat to repair tools, create custom grips, fix broken sports equipment and more. Once cooled, the self-bonding plastic hardens, creating a bond as strong as steel”.
Legendary Whitetail Buck Camp Flannels
Why it’s a good buy: “Our exclusive plaids are made from 100% cotton soft brushed flannel. Featuring double pleat back for ease of movement and contrasting corduroy lined collar and cuffs for a great look and lasting durability. Left chest pocket with pencil slot and button closure, and adjustable cuffs”.
Why it’s a good buy: “The Grid foam roller is for anybody who wants to move better. Use the Grid for a self-massage and roll through the tight muscles, knots and kinks that prevent feeling good and moving well”.
Why it’s a good buy: “AirPods will forever change the way you use headphones. Whenever you pull your AirPods out of the charging case, they instantly turn on and connect to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.(1) Audio automatically plays as soon as you put them in your ears and pauses when you take them out. To adjust the volume, change the song, make a call, or even get directions, just double-tap to activate Siri”.
The Frat Boy
Why it’s a good buy: “The pullover that made fleece famous. Our warm, welcoming and easy-care Synchilla® Snap-T® Pullover has the feel of your favorite sweater with the soft yet technical benefits of double-faced fleece to trap body heat, hold off breezes and resist abrasion. Soft, plush and durable, it wicks moisture, dries fast and fends off cold-weather chills”.
The Signature Frat Boy Shoe, it’s classy yet comfy
Why it’s a good buy: “Unlike similar-looking imitations, our Men’s Wicked Good Moccasins are made of superior sheepskin to keep your feet warmer on chilly mornings. It’s wicked good”.
The wannabe rapper *insert soundcloud link here*
Why it’s a good buy: “The Classic Line shoes always make a statement. This edition comes from a collaboration with the rapper, Future. He united two classic silhouettes, the InstaPump Fury and the Kamikaze 2, to create the new Furykaze. The Pump technology adjusts the fit”.
Save the Bees Hoodie, Wolf Gang Merch
Why it’s a good buy: Besides the fact the merch was endorsed and worn by the one and only rapper, Tyler the creator. The hoodie is made with a soft material, 50% cotton and 50% polyester”.
Why it’s good buy: “Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created”.
Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition
Price: $ 68.00
Why it’s a good buy: “Proving that true classics never go out of style, the highly-anticipated Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic Edition is finally here — and it’s awesome. Released in the U.S. in 1985, the original 8-bit NES gaming system was the best-selling game console of its time, and has garnered a loyal following among gamers young and old. The NES Classic Edition console is a miniature replica of the groundbreaking original, and features seamless compatibility with modern TVs — just plug it into your TV’s HDMI port, and you’re ready to play! The system comes bundled with an HDMI cable, AC adapter, one NES Classic controller, and 30 classic games preloaded — a carefully curated selection of old favorites, including Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., and many more”!
Why it’s a good buy: “Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like”.
Why it’s a good buy: the coolest way we know to keep track of your personal world tour. Also serves a cute decor in you room”
Why it’s a good buy: “Fringed Macramé Hammock elaborated in a traditional loom with beautiful bell fringe, made completely by hand by women artisans, perfect for your patio, garden, bedroom, sunroom, kid’s room, living room .the interior of your house, for terraces, balconies, and the beach”.
Social media queen
Why it’s a good buy: Not only will you get the perfect lighting, but this ring light will capture your highlighter perfectly, it will be poppin’! This product has been recommended by many Youtubers and has received celebrity endorsements.
Why it’s a good buy: “The instax mini 90 offers advanced features, such as bulb and double exposures, that are attractions of traditional analog cameras and offer an enhanced capability to capture light creatively. The instax mini 90 is also equipped with new functions and features like macro mode and high performance flash, making this an instant camera for every photographer developed under the concept “NEO CLASSIC.”
Why it’s a good buy: “It’s not any old boat; it’s a love boat, baby. Head to the tub with this fizzy yacht and watch it zoom around, leaving groovy pastel colors and a powdery sweet lemon-orange scent in its wake. Sink deep into relaxation, then emerge with delicately scented skin and a brighter outlook. Don’t miss the boat—this one’s only here for Valentine’s Day! Also all Lush product are cruelty free”.
Why it’s a good buy: Balloons can be a relatively cheap buy and bring just as much happiness to your loved ones heart. They are very cute and also can serve as decor for the holiday, they last a relatively long time.
Why it’s a good buy: “This cute little teddy bear is made from foam roses and is a great gift for your girlfriend, wife, friend, or loved ones. These roses last forever and are a great Valentines Gift”!