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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.

Valentine’s Day, The Unstressful Way

Singles Warehouse Articles Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day, The Unstressful Way

by Erin Tillman ‘The Dating Advice Girl’

Posted 2/1/14

Why do we make Valentine’s Day so stressful? Sometimes we become so focused on finding the perfect ‘thing’ to impress that special someone that we forget that celebrating romance, having fun, and spreading love with loved ones should be the main focus of this heartfelt holiday. When you make romance, fun and love your focus, Valentine’s Day becomes way less stressful and date night options appear seemingly out of nowhere. Here are some tips for enjoying Valentine’s Day and eliminating the pressure attached to wooing that special someone…MORE

Top 2014 Valentine’s Day Events in Los Angeles

Here are my fave Valentine’s Day Events and Date ideas in and around Los Angeles this year for both couples and singles. Please note that some of all of these events require tickets or reservations. Go to event page for more info and/or to reserve your spot. If you are not in the Los Angeles area, use this as a guide to find similar fun Valentine’s Date Night ideas in your area. Happy Valentine’s Day!

1.   2 for 1 Valentine

Rock Climb Every Day, LLC

(818) 570-0481

Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA

In celebration and to make sure you and your special someone have a terrific Valentine, we are offering 2 for 1 deals on our 4-Hour Rock Climbing Classes for two weekends only in February; 2/8, 2/9, 2/15, & 2/16.  So grab that special person this Valentine’s and give them the gift they will never forget!

2.   Big Sunday’s 2nd Annual Valentine-making, Bingo-playing Community Dinner

Sunday, February 9, 2014

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST) Los Angeles, CA

Join Big Sunday as people from all walks of life come together on February 9 from 4 – 7 pm to enjoy one another while making valentines for people—seniors, shut-ins, and other folks—who could use a bit of TLC on Valentine’s Day. We’ll also celebrate with a huge bingo game (with prizes, of course!) and a fun community dinner. The event will be held at Big Sunday headquarters – 6111 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. All ages are welcome, and it’s free for all. To get involved, contact

3.   YogaBlend Valentine’s Day Couples Workshop

Friday, Feb 14, 2014

6:30-8:30p, Burbank

Looking for something to do with your partner this Valentine’s Day that is unique, fun and cost-effective? Come join Christy and Jason for this intimate couples workshop that will explore breath-work, partner poses and thai massage. No experience is necessary.

4.   SEVEN: Valentine’s Temptation

An Interactive Pole Dance Soiree

Supperclub Los Angeles

6675 Hollywood Boulevard 
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM (PST)

Vice or Virtue? Enter a new world where everything is. The visual is vertical but the experience is horizontal. Inhibitions are checked at the door and prejudice is a distant memory. The audience becomes the performer and the performer becomes the spectator. Or vice versa. When the line between good and bad is blurred, where will you stand…or lay. Presenting SEVEN.

5.   Four Course Valentine’s Day Dinner with Wine Pairings for Two

Sonoma Wine Garden, Santa Monica, CA

Friday, February 14, 2014

5:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PST)


When you sip a glass of full-bodied wine, you can’t help but imagine wandering amongst the rolling hills and lush grape trellises of Sonoma. Delight in the relaxed ambiance of the outdoor patio, complete with comfy couches and lush greenery, as this deal transports you to the heart of Wine Country:

• $99 ($150 value) for a four-course dinner with wine pairings for two
• Build the perfect four-course meal from the chef’s tasting menu
• Reservations are guaranteed on Valentine’s Day (2.14.14), please call the reservationist at 424.214.4560 to arrange. Reservation times are first come, first serve.

Your meal begins with a soup, salad, or small plate — each paired with an appropriate wine. Next, indulge in a Margherita or Diavolo pizza, which is served with an ice-cold beer for each person, after which your choice of veggie, meat, or seafood entrée will be served with another glass of wine each. Finish on a sweet note with a Valentine’s dessert, and you’re sure to leave with an appetite that’s every bit as satisfied as your smile.

6.     Howl at the Moon Hollywood invites you to our annual….

LOVE SUX BASH! Hollywood’s Anti-Valentines Day Party

Friday, February 14, 2014

6:00 PM – Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00 AM (PST)

Howl At the Moon Hollywood

1000 Universal Studios Boulevard 
Universal City, CA 91608

This is THE night to be single! Rock out with your friends at the wildest Anti-Valentines Day Party in Hollywood! Dueling pianos, drink specials, and Love Sux games with $500 of cash prizes!

RSVP here for 2-4-1 admission

Want to win a Love Sux happy hour party for you and up to 100 friends? Click HERE!

7.    LOVE & LUST 2014 ❤ Valentines Day COSTUME BALL     (Mega UV-glow WHITE PARTY)


Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM – Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 3:00 AM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA

Calling all Angels, Cupids, Kings & Queens of Hearts, Dawn your wings and feathers, draw back and target those hearts and launch those wicked arrows… FEB 14TH WE WELCOME YOUR LOVE & LUST!

ILLUMINATE those emotions & dance amongst 4000 watts of Blacklite, Fire-Performances & Theme Decorations! Create your unique Valentines Day Costume Expression. Stand-out by wearing WHITE & GLOW Wildly or Dress Seductively in Sexy REDS… or use your creativity & combine both. Themed suits, gowns & kinkywear, from wings to hearts… No Costume too extreme or too revealing will be out-of-place at Perish’s LOVE & LUST the areas only 4TH ANNUAL VALENTINES COSTUME BALL for not just LOVERS & COUPLES, But also for the Areas Most LUSTFUL Playground for our Single Creatures♥


PDA Aphrodisiac Cuisine & Catering

10149 Riverside Dr. 
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Friday, February 14, 2014

7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (PST)

Embark on a romantic journey this Valentine’s Day with a 17 course aphrodisiac tasting designed to enhance your performance and heighten the senses.  Utilizing all natural ingredients, Chef Jeff Torin of PDA Aphrodisiac Cuisine has created a dining experience guaranteed to make this Valentine’s Eve a night to remember.

You may view the menu & event information at

Ticket includes dinner for two and one cocktail/glass of wine for each guest.

9.      UNMENTIONABLES: an intimate speakeasy for Valentine’s

Thursday, February 13, 2014

8:30 PM to 10:30 PM (PST)

Victory Variety Hour, in conjunction with Greta Grenade & Mercury Troy, present UNMENTIONABLES.

This Valentine’s, VVH brings you a new variation on the speakeasy with our “soft opening” of UNMENTIONABLES. This intimate salon of art, performance, music, literature, cuisine, and sex will leave you begging for more. Interested in all the naughty bits we can’t show you at regular burlesque shows? Unmentionables isn’t afraid to expose it all and show off as we mix all our favorite things into this one night event.

Tickets are $45 or $70 for two, available for purchase HERE. A selection of amuse bouche and a signature cocktail or champagne punch are included in the price of admission.

10.      Power 106’s Valentine’s Crush

Featuring Miguel, Big Sean, Ciara, Jason Derulo, Sean Paul & More

Friday, Feb 14, 2014

7:30PM, Doors at 6:30PM

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

777 Chick Hearn Court

Los Angeles, CA 90015

11.      Cupid’s Undie Run

Feb 15, 2014

Party starts at 12:00pm , run time is 2:00pm , then back for more fun until 4:00pm .

The Abbey 
692 N Robertson Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069

This Valentine’s Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Be a part of something great. Last year Cupid’s raised over $1.3 Million to end NF and we’re relying on YOU to join and make this year’s fundraising (and party) the biggest and best yet.

Start a team, join a team, or just run solo and make some new friends! 

12.      Sex and the City Zoo 2014

Saturday, February, 8  2014

Reception: 5 – 6pm, Lecture: 6 – 7pm, Optional dinner follows lecture
 at Witherbee Auditorium

Have a wild Valentine’s Day at the Zoo with a provocative “birds and bees” presentation that celebrates animal mating, dating, and cohabitating. Festivities include wine, decadent refreshments, and (for an additional fee) an intimate three-course dinner (optional) at Reggie’s Bistro.

This event is for adults ages 21 and older.

The heart of the evening opens with a performance by recording artist, musician and entertainer Whitney Hall. Following the musical performance, guests are entertained with a provocative presentation about animal mating, dating and cohabitating by Michael Dee, former Los Angeles Zoo general curator, who offers insights about relationships in the animal kingdom.

“Sex and the City Zoo” concludes with an intimate four-course dinner (for an additional fee) at Reggie’s Bistro inside the Zoo.

Click here to learn more!

13.    Valentine’s Day at LA Athletic Club Downtown

Friday, February 14, 2014

6:30 PM

Celebrate with loved ones and enjoy Lindsay Benner’s “Book of Love” vaudeville show. Lindsay is a virtuoso entertainer with a twinkle in her eye and a heart of gold. A timeless act that will take you on a journey of love. She has charmed the magic world’s elite at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Lindsay is described as “what you would get if Lucille Ball and Charlie Chaplin had a love child”. Enjoy a 4 – course dinner, followed by the performance and live music with dancing.

Lindsay’s performances showcase her wide variety of skills, which range from acting to physical comedy to juggling. But her greatest skill of all is that rare ability to connect with her audience and bring them the joy and wonder of the present moment.

RSVP (213) 630-5255

14.       Valentine’s Day 2014 at the Edison:                                                      The Queen of Hearts Ball

The Edison
, 108 West 2nd Street
, Los Angeles, CA 90012

February 14, 2014

7:00 pm

On Valentine’s Day in February, love birds step into a world of classic romance at the annual Valentine’s Day at the Edison. Held each year at the Edison in Los Angeles, Valentine’s Day at the Edison features live music, champagne, and culinary delights inspired by Valentine’s Day.

With drink specials and delicious dishes, there’s something for all sorts of love birds and romantics at this Valentine’s Day celebration. Past featured performers include The Francesca Vannucci Band and DJ Jonny Abrahams. 

15.       Valentine’s Day Weekend at El Cid

Friday, February 14, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

El Cid

4212 Sunset Blvd

Silverlake, CA 90029

El Cid presents three shows each night with two shows of world-class Flamenco Dinner Theater, complete with four-course pre-fixe dinner, including a vegan option! It also includes a special valentine’s mini-craft cocktail in an edible chocolate cup made from Stoli Vodka and Laura Ann’s Jam and a split of Cava to share, and a special midnight risqué burlesque show with Victory Variety Hour featuring Penny Starr, Jr.! Visit for details and call 323-668-0318 for tickets and reservations!

Call 323-668-0318 for tickets and reservations.

16.       Host Your Own Singles Wine Tasting Event

Invite your singles friends and host your own singles wine tasting event! Learn about different wine varieties and sample new wines while mingling with other singles. Wine supplied by

For more info contact MiShawn Williams at 323-522-5450

17.       Hunt and Match – A VIP Singles Mixer     See Event Flyer >

Friday, February 14, 2014

10:00 PM – 11:30 PM

V Lounge – 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hunt and Match: A VIP Networking Party for 20 and 30 year old singles! Sexy networking, cupid meets opportunity.  Meet up to 150 People in One Night! Join us for an exciting new game of “Chance”. A fun new way to get to know a lot of people, playing a great new interactive game.  Think of this as a really fun scavenger hunt that will take place inside a bar or lounge, while mingling and networking! Mingle, Network, Meet Someone Special and Win Prizes!