Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas 2014

In no particular order, here are my fave Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for 2014! They are in no particular order, just my fave (somewhat unconventional) gift ideas for your Valentine who might be tired of the usual flowers and candy. Check out Ep.74 of The Dating Advice Girl Radio Show, the Valentine’s Day Gift episode where Exec Producer of ABC’s Modern Family, Dan O’Shannon and I try out and talk about all of these gifts on the air! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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For the bacon lovers….

1. Bacon Freak

Twitter @BaconToday 

Gourmet Bacon make a great Valentine’s Day gift!

Our gourmet bacon and bacon gift bundles are excellent gifts for men and women. And if the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then bacon is THE best gift to give this Valentine’s Day! We sell 36 varieties of gourmet bacon, and Valentine’s Day-themed bacon gift bundles. We also have many bacon confections for those with a bacon sweet tooth, and fun t-shirt designs like “You Had Me At Bacon” and “He Loves Me More Than Bacon” for those who like to display their love of bacon to the world. We are an online bacon superstore located in Ventura County, which means your SoCal listeners will receive their bacon goodies quickly. Use code BFMEATCANDY to get 10% off

Bacon of the Month Club: Valentine’s Day Bundles:

Bacon Candies:

Bacon Confections:

Bacon apparel:

For your well-groomed Valentine….


Twitter @TheMotley

Instagram: The Motley

The Motley is an online destination for superior men’s grooming products. We carry a mix of the biggest brands in men’s grooming with small, niche brands, and all products are tested and approved by our team before entering the store. We have the pop up shop at 8366 1/2 West 3rd St until Feb. 16th, so our LA-based customers can come smell and sample products in person. Also good to note, online orders ship from LA, so local orders usually receive their packages within 1-2 days.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re excited to introduce The Motley x Tie The Knot candle.

The 100% coconut wax and vegetable wax blend candle features notes of sandalwood, balsam, leather, wood smoke and orange flower. Available for pre-order, the candle will retail for $34 with all profits going to Tie The Knot. All candle orders will be shipped for delivery before Valentine’s Day.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Motley for this project! Tie The Knot is all about fighting for equality and looking damn good while doing it, so it’s only natural that we work with a company that has the same goals.”

– Tie the Knot founders, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita.

Also, there’s The Motley Cologne Trio which is a miniature set of all three of our signature colognes for $45. Atlas is a spicy musk with notes of cedar, leather, oak moss, cardamom and cloves. Bergamo is light and citrusy with notes of saltwater, lime, tomato stem and juniper. Oud is dark and woody with notes of leather, black agar wood and bourbon vanilla. Each bottle is 5ml. Also full sizes are available for $45 each and the tins for those can be personalized with the recipient’s name for online orders.

Visit The Motley Pop Up Space at 8366 1/2 W 3rd St between Sweetzer and Orlando. Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm and Sat.-Sun. 11am-6pm.

Or order online at Free shipping on orders over $50. Complimentary samples in every order.

For cozy and comfy lovers…..

3. Jumpin Jammerz

Twitter @JumpinJammerz

Instagram: JumpinJammerz

The #1 rated original footed pajamas for adults. For Valentines Day 
couples order by
the thousands matching footed pajamas. They are not only adorable and 
fun, but the coziest most plush pajama
you will ever wear. Couples can cuddle in front of the fire with their 
Jammerz, or take that romantic ski vacay and stay warm.

Ryan Gosling ordered for his family then loved them so much
wore them on The Ellen Show! Mackelmore features the batman footed pj’s in his Thrift Shop video.
Gene Simmons wore them on his reality show, then did a licensing deal for KISS Jammerz.

For the cheeky guys out there (and their ladies)… 

4. Wood Underwear

Twitter @woodunderwear

Instagram: woodunderwear

Wood underwear fits just right, looks good and are so soft you won’t even notice they’re holding your goods. Offering clean simple design and collegiate inspired colors, Wood premium products are the underwear men never knew they needed. Wood’s premium underwear is made from the most comfortable fabric blend available and actually contain wood aka modal from beech trees. Wood strives to be approachable and accessible because we believe that your body is not a billboard and not all men buy underwear because of a label. Wood Underwear enhances your power and offers you the comfort to do all you want to while you look good doing it. When it comes to men’s underwear, Wood has you covered. Wood is good.

For that Valentine who has never grown out of their love for LEGO….

5. LEGO Watch System

Twitter: @legowatches

The brand’s first ever collection of adult watches — allows you to build unique, personalized watches through interchangeable links, straps and bezels. Featuring iconic LEGO dial artwork and in official brand colors, the watches are available in both analogue and digital styles. Pasted below are some product images perfect for Valentine’s Day. View the full collection here:

For your Valentine’s sweet tooth…

6. eCreamery

Twitter @eCreamery

Instagram: eCreamery

Facebook: eCreamery

Custom-made, personalized ice cream, gelato or fat free/ dairy free sorbet in flavors that you can create on Choose from over 40 flavors and 30 mix-ins! Even personalize your title and packaging! You can order personalized pints, gallons or party packs. Create personal messages on each pint.

eCreamery has great packages, as well as a funny Anti Valentine’s Day sampler with the following flavors:

“Glad I Didn’t Send Flowers?”-Chocolate with Chocolate Chunks

“Cupid’s Comfort”-Strawberry Ice Cream

“Love Bites”-Cookies & Cream

“Single is Sweeter”-Mint Chip

Here is a link to the Valentine’s Day collections

For your rugged Valentine… 


Exciting soaps for adventurous people’

Twitter @OutlawSoaps

Our “Wild Life Set” is a perfect gift for men. It’s got Leather, Campfire, and Whiskey soaps, ideal for the sexiest man you know (caution: it’ll make him sexier)

Our “I need something for my lady friend” set is appropriately titled. It includes Fresh laundry, orange grove, and lavender for the feminine yet inspiring woman you know:

Or of course, we have the very popular Outlaw’s Breakfast, which includes a camping cup, a piece of bacon soap (yes, bacon soap), and either coffee or whiskey soap:

For your Valentine who enjoys a classy cocktail while relaxing at home…


Twitter @HomemadeGin

For your Valentines Day story, how about a kit to make gin at home?Includes a special blend of spices, botanicals, and flowers, a tin full of juniper berries, two Italian glass bottles, a double mesh fine strainer, and a funnel so that people can make gin at home. Complete with a red ribbon adorning the box, the kit makes a lovely, one-of-a-kind gift. There is nothing else like this on the market.

For the serious Valentines ready to take the next step….

9. Paparazzi Proposals

Twitter @ProposalPics

Instagram: ProposalPics

Do you ever experience a very special moment in life and try to replay the memory in your head over and over again? That intimate moment between a couple seems to happen in a blink of an eye and after it all you both just remember it as a memory. Well, Paparazzi Proposals has answered many prayers around the nation. Paparazzi Proposals offers an engagement package deal that is adapted and tailored to fit your perfect proposal. A discreet photographer will be located and ready to shoot and capture this special moment in every major city in the U.S. Also included in the package is a thirty-minute consultation for a run through of the whole engagement scenario. At Paparazzi Proposals you can also Rent-A-Paparazzi for Bachelor parties, girl’s lunches or even just a day in the city and feel like a star! Paparazzi Proposals’ goal is to record the most meaningful moments in your life…and your partner will thank us that you did! So far not a single NO, watch our “100 YESES” video here:

For the stylish Valentines……

10. Cut By Wesley

Twitter @WesleyNeckwear

Instagram: WesleyNeckwear

Wesley Neckwear was inspired by a desire to demonstrate personality, creativity and independence. Our neckwear has a completely original style, handcrafted from limited batches of vintage fabric, making each tie part of an original and unique collection. By using these select fabrics you gain exclusivity while also being eco-friendly. That’s called a win-win, or double awesome. Fabric and materials for our ties are purchased, cut and sewn in Los Angeles, California by fair wage manufacturers. So go ahead, get tied up. Our neckwear guarantees to turn heads…and change hearts.

For your sexy Valentine’s night…

11. Good Clean Love

Twitter @goodcleanlove

INSTAGRAM: @goodcleanlove

Good Clean Love is a woman-owned company that offers all-natural and organic love products including body candies, love oils, and personal lubricants that will enhance your ability to enjoy the passionate side of life and also offers educational resources to provide the insight to see your relationships with new and loving eyes. Good Clean Love products are made with all-natural and organic ingredients that look and smell good- products you and your partner will enjoy immensely.


All natural, healthy and beautiful products to inspire the lover in all of us

Sexual health resources.

All of our love products are petrochemical and paraben free, petro-chemical free, cruelty-free, organic, and vegan

For the music and photography lovers….

12. Capturing Couture

Twitter @capturingcoutur

INSTAGRAM: capturingcouture

Fashion Accessories for Photographers and Musicians

Our Camera Straps and Accessories are the perfect marriage of *fashion & function*, using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware.  Our product line is proudly Made in USA and embodies the highest standards of quality, now including Guitar Straps, Camera Straps, and Camera Bags.  Our detailed designs are infused with luxe materials, bold and playful color, and premium hardware that beg to be noticed.

For the eclectic jewelry lover…

13. Andrea Bocchio

Twitter @bocchiojewelry

INSTAGRAM: andreabocchiojewelry

Brooklyn-based Peruvian designer Andrea Bocchio is storming the market with her jewelry collection. Her merger of traditional knitting and crocheting with bold, cool accents set her apart from the competition. With handpicked textiles, leathers and yarns from Peru, Bocchio creates a detail oriented, clean, cohesive collection with a strong element of surprise.

For the full figured beauties…. 


Instagram: HipsAndCurves

Hips & Curves features amazing lingerie, apparel and beauty gifts for women size 12+ – we’ve got a staff of helpful lingerie consultants to help men (or women) select the perfect gift, quick shipping & great prices. Our entire aim is to provide fabulous, sexy plus size lingerie that celebrates the beauty and sensuality of fuller figures. And because we focus exclusively on plus sizes, our fantastic selection of lingerie provides just the right amount of support, enhancement – and oomph! Never again will you find yourself squeezing into a corset that was designed with a smaller busted girl in mind.

For the coffee-lovers…..

15. NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Fiorucci Machine

Designed by iconic Italian label Fiorucci, the stylish, single-serve Fiorucci Dolce Gusto Genio machine includes espresso technology and was crafted with love – literally- featuring the words “LOVE IS THE MESSAGE” on one side, and a pop art image of a man and woman intertwined in a passionate kiss on the other. Like all machines in the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto collection, the new limited edition Genio machine has 15 bars of pressure – comparable to those used professionally at coffee shops – and 16 different hot and cold gourmet beverage options.

Using only 100% Arabica coffee beans, NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto brews 17 different hot and cold beverage varieties, so you can enjoy multiple flavor options and seasonal offerings. From a classic Americano to a sophisticated Espresso, to a fat free Skinny Cappuccino and refreshing Peach Iced Tea, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto has a beverage to satisfy every desire.

Available for a limited time through select retailers and at and

For active guys who want to play…

16. MyPakage

Twitter @MyPakage


MyPakage is the first thing you put on in the morning. It makes you feel great and gives you permission to play. By sharing our stories and creating opportunities to have fun, we are encouraging people to join our way of life. We sponsor and create events, we sponsor athletes across various sports, and we get involved in local communities any opportunity that we can. Change your game.

Permission to Play: A day on the slopes, an afternoon on the lake, watching the game with friends, wrestling with the kids, a great scotch and cigar with the boys – think of your own version. There are certain people, environments, and activities that, when we engage with them, we feel we have permission to let loose, relax and really be ourselves. Life is never better.

17. Creme Caramel LA

14849 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

Twitter @CremeCaramelLA

Instagram: Creme_Caramel_LA

This independently owned dessert shop takes the classic desserts like crème caramel and bread pudding and boosting it with other flavors for you to enjoy.  They make custards: sweet, savory, and even vegan and have some really fun Valentine’s Day treats!

Stop by their shop in Sherman Oaks, one of our farmers’s market locations, pop-up events, or check out our friends that carry our desserts.  Check out their FB page for up to date news.  And guess what?? They take online orders.  Delivery 7 days a week in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Just give them 24 hours notice and they’ll have their eats in your belly.

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