It’s our annual Valentine’s Day gift list for 2016! The 29 products featured in this episode are listed in no particular order, are mostly from small businesses, use organic ingredients, and/or help a good cause. Thanks to all the companies that sent samples for us to try! Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’d prefer to hear the list, you can listen to radio show episode 135 on ITUNES, STITCHER, OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly)
In no particular order, here is our fave Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her for this year! Maybe you’ll find the perfect gift for your sweetie from this list 🙂
Dr Squatch specializes in men’s all-natural grooming products at a reasonable price. Our soap is the perfect gift for someone looking to give something that is fun, affordable and actually works! In their handmade soap, the glycerin is retained in the bar, and combines with coconut, and olive oils to nourish your skin. They offer shave kits, organic colognes, and even monthly soap subscriptions for dudes. http://www.drsquatch.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Want to support small business, buy handmade, and give a thoughtful and original Valentine’s day gift this year? Momoko Therapeutics’ Rose + Cacao collection includes two cacao absolute perfume oils, a Triple Chocolate Whipped Body Butter, Rose + Cacao vegan brown sugar scrub (that smells exactly like a fudge brownie), and an aphrodisiac massage oil. They make a perfect Valentine’s day gift or treat for yourself. All of their products are handmade, vegan, and organic. A portion of all revenues are donated annually to charity. http://www.momokotherapeutics.com/cacao-rose/ Instagram
Feeling a little nervous about what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day? It can be a stressful holiday to plan for, no doubt.
We have the Miracle fruit tree that is very popular right now around the USA. http://youtu.be/Q1YyGq3SW_Q
This Valentine’s Day treat yourself and your loved ones to one of these flirty Kiss & Wear necklaces!
Designed for everyday wear; they’re simple, timeless but still make a bold statement – much like the girls who wear them. Available in an array of prints, there is certainly something that meets everyone’s style.
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When you are single or in a new relationship, you have to impress and a smile is your biggest selling point! You have to have a beautiful white smile. Teeth whitening is all the rage but it it very costly!
WHITENING LIGHTNING (WL) makes the most effective professional home teeth whitening products on the market today. Throw away those ineffective trays and strips and use what the Hollywood stars use at home! Each WL Dial A Smile Professional Home Teeth Whitening System comes with an L.E.D. light, just like they use in professional offices for maximum effectiveness. It comes in a sexy black box with a pink stripe, perfect for Valentine’s Day. This is a great gift for a gal or guy! https://whiteninglightning.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
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TV Head Company is a clothing and accessories brand, responsible for designing and distributing unique products to a generation of young adults with high values and respect for the environment. Combining the concepts of modern society and nature, TV Head Company’s items are fabricated with materials like wood and bamboo, creating contemporary products in a sustainable manner. Our best sellers are the wooden bow ties with matching pocket squares. Check the full line here
http://tvheadco.com/collections/wooden-bow-ties Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Are you looking for a sweet and delicious gift? COOLHAUS is the architecturally-inspired gourmet ice cream company with innovative flavors like Fried Chicken & Waffles and Whisky Lucky Charms.
Coolhaus loves all types of food and strives to push the boundaries of traditional dessert by creating unique, sweet-meets-savory flavors you can’t find anywhere else. We sit down for a meal and think, “Shucks, wouldn’t that make a good ice cream sandwich combo?” And now, it doesn’t just stop at cookies and ice cream – our adventurous palates have led us to expand our line of gourmet goodies to include treats like fried chicken caramel (with hints of cayenne, sage and black pepper) and handmade candy bars (filled with white chocolate and fresh, locally-sourced mint leaves).
Every Coolhaus treat is all-natural, handmade and organic whenever possible, made with sustainably produced, hormone-free dairy and fresh, local ingredients – because we’re all about satisfying your sweet tooth AND mother nature. They have trucks all over the US and can even ship frozen sweet treats to you! http://www.eatcoolhaus.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Explore physical science while you make cute chocolate gifts to give to
your friends and family! Learn about heat, temperature, and the phases of matter by molding chocolate eggs, lollipops, and other shapes. Finish your personalized gifts with wrappers, labels, and foldable gift boxes. http://www.thamesandkosmos.com/index.php/product/category/science-kits/chocolate-science-lab- Facebook, Twitter
Check out cookie company Eleni’s New York’s Valentine’s Day gift sets that are fun and affordable for singles to couples! They have cookie designs ranging from “I Love You” in 10 different languages to decorating/designing your own Valentines cookie hearts with our edible markers…to every design and theme imaginable for the holiday! Perfect for those who despise Valentine’s Day, they even have a ‘Love Stinks’ gift set! All cookies are certified kosher and can be shipped anywhere! http://elenis.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
RETROVIEWER makes customized reels and viewers, similar to the View-Master you probably had as a kid, but with your own photos! There, you use our Reel Builder to build your custom reel and add optional 3D captions. The cost of a Set, which includes your reel, a viewer (red, black, blue or white) and a nice white box, is only $29.95.
The ideas are endless for ways in which people can use them and Valentine’s Day is perfect! Lovey-dovey couple pictures, pictures of the children and family, travels throughout the year, and more!
Their customers love how nostalgic their product is and how it brings back such fond memories. It is so unique, and can be cherished for years and years.
The best part about our product is that it is 100% made in the USA And ships worldwide! http://www.Image3D.com/RetroViewer Facebook, Twitter
11. GET SWEET CHEEKS
Sweet Cheeks is a luxury skincare and haircare company. Their Strawberry Rose Sugar Body Scrub is a luxurious and affordable Valentines gift idea for Her. It has real rose petals and smells amazing, which makes it a perfect gift to give for Valentines. Plus, it’d be great to use before a date.
Our Sugar Body Scrubs refresh your skin and scrub away your day. Our relaxing flavors like Strawberry Rose, Lavender Honey, and Cucumber Gin are inspired by rows of handpicked lavender, drunken trips to the spa, and romantic rose petals. We help stop those pesky skin problems like cellulite, stretch marks, acne, and dry skin.
12. THE CHOOSY CHICK
The Choosy Chick is an online boutique and educational source dedicated to selecting the finest non-toxic health and beauty products families deserve. Their mission is to provide customers a one-stop-shop for safe and effective beauty products and to educate consumers about the harmful ingredients in many personal care products saturating the marketplace today. When switching to green beauty products, most women not only feel better knowing what they are using is free of toxins, but they begin to see improvements in their skin, hair and overall health.
Nūdus Certified Organic Lip Euphoria from Australia: This hand crafted lipstick is made in small batches from the finest natural and organic ingredients. Nūdus ‘lip euphoria’ has an incredible color range, great staying power and provides many benefits due to the carefully selected ingredients including potent flowers, fruits and herbs. Highly regarded by green beauty experts, nūdus is handcrafted in Australia and certified by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic), which sets some of the highest standards in the world today. Gorgeous colors and stunning packaging make for a great gift! Purchase at THECHOOSYCHICK.COM http://thechoosychick.com/collections/nudus Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Impress your girlfriend/wife/crush this Valentine’s Day with something extra romantic! What if that gift also went to a good cause?
Are you sick of giving the same old flowers and chocolates to your partner every year? Give a unique and romantic poem to your love instead!
We know that it can be stressful to find the perfect gift for that special someone, so the ladies at WriteGirl are here to help you win this Valentine’s Day.
WriteGirl’s poetry drive is happening now! For only $10, you can buy a unique poem, written by a WriteGirl teen, to give to your Valentine this Valentine’s Day. When you give your lovely lady a poem instead of the same ol’ same ol’, she will swoon at the idea of your romantically chivalrous gesture AND be impressed that you’ve donated to a good cause. That’s a definite Valentine’s Day win! Order a poem by Feb 9th to get a poem in time for Valentine’s Day! http://www.writegirl.org/poetry-drive Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Although they have dozens of products available, the Decor Heart Wedge makes the ideal gift for both men and women. Our product line is designed for creating a deeper connection for couples while making love. http://www.liberator.com/decor-heart-wedge.html Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
15. ZODIAC VODKA
Their Black Cherry Vodka is sure to set the mood and make celebrations even sexier- Recipe & more info below! We are happy to send product your way, please let us know you are interested!
Zodiac Vodka is an all-natural, true craft spirit. It employs a Single Source Distillation(r) method, as the potatoes are regionally sourced and the entire distillation and bottling process occurs at the company’s Rigby, Idaho-based distillery. The water for Zodiac is drawn from the Snake River Aquifer which runs beneath the distillery. The product is produced using 4-column fractional distillation and is filtered using hand-cut Canadian Birch Charcoal. Zodiac is distilled once – by design, allowing the vodka to retain a naturally sweet, distinctive taste. Zodiac is produced from non-GMO ingredients and as a 100% potato vodka, is gluten-free. http://www.zodiacvodka.com/ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Black Cherry 75
1.5 oz. Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka
1 oz. DeKuyper Raspberry Liqueur
..5 oz. Simple Syrup
1 each. Orange Wedge Half-Squeeze & Discard
—Shake and strain into Tulip glass
4 oz. Top with Prosecco
Garnish with a Lemon Twist
Dentz Denim + Design – a lifestyle/apparel company). For this exercise, I’m focusing on the “single” aspect of things because being cold and bitter about love is just way more fun than being in a loving, lasting relationship….right? RIGHT?!
For the single friends in your life that you might be trying to cheer up this V-day, we have a few options that would fit the bill:
-Our “Fu*k Valentine’s Day” slouchy sweatshirt and unisex crew neck sure, it’s vulgar, but it probably matches their sentiments exactly.
-Our “Cats Are My Boyfriend” slouchy sweatshirt and unisex crew neck – because you won’t find your cat texting some chick from the club behind your back.
-Our “Ain’t No Wifey” slouchy sweatshirt and unisex crew neck – for the recently single friend in your life who is all about her new found independence.
They also offer other V-day inspired items more focused on “love”, all at the same price points – makes a great gift for the guy/gal in your life http://dentzdenim.com/product-category/collections/valentines-day-shirts/ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Love is for Friends, Family and Flirting! Whoever you adore, spoil them with a trunk filled with LOVE.
Consider it your starter kit to a LOVE. From custom made chocolates to a hand-cut recycled barn metal heart, this unique gift will fill their heart with love and their home with smiles. Unlock Love was created to help unlock more love utilizing the 5 senses. Each part of this trunk was carefully thought out to encourage connection, friendship and a general feeling of…you got it…passion! Artfully packaged and ready to give, unwrapping love is an experience they will never forget. We even include a personalized note from you!
What’s in the Love Trunk?
Love Home Scent- a rich, enticing blend of pure essential oils including sandalwood and lavender. Love 100% Pure Soy Candle infused with the love scent. Recycled Barn Metal Red Heart- Because every home needs love. Box of Handmade artisan Chocolates- (2) Dark Chocolate French truffles and (4) red foiled milk chocolate hearts. Delicate Rose Petals to set the Mood. Beautiful Card describing a Loving home. We think you should frame it! http://seasoninatrunk.com/collections/love-products/products/love-trunk Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Elektrix Love, has taken a new spin on traditional active wear lines, and added its own twist to it. For the rebellious, punk loving rock diva who lives for adventure, this is the perfect gift for them. The pieces feature forward cuts, edgy prints, and dark undertones made from quality stretch fabrics that mirror her fun loving, and unruly spirit. The line also boasts eco conscious pieces made from recycled products such as plastic bottles. http://www.elektrixlove.com/ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
19. THE LUX PUFF
The Lux Puff is a new, and unique, entry in personal bath and body care. It’s a 2-in-1 bath and shower tool that offers both an ultra-soft, microfiber cloth side that flips inside out to a gentle, exfoliating loofah (bath pouf). What further separates the Lux Puff from other body tools is that it naturally and effectively blocks the growth of bacteria without the use of chemicals. Instead of doing the same old traditional chocolates and teddy bear gifts, why not fill a basket with things they can use to pamper themselves? And guys can appreciate it too http://theluxpuff.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
20. DOIE LOUNGE
Although you most likely won’t be getting a lot of sleep as a new couple, a glamorous looking sleep mask from Doie Lounge adds a sexy touch to sleeping. The smooth 100% silk helps to keep one’s face looking fresh and wrinkle-free in the morning. The best part is Doie Lounge sleep masks are made in Los Angeles
In a hook up relationship – want to get him/her something, but a gift might send the wrong message? How about a love pop?! It’s the perfect solution. It’s a card, but with an awesome, intricate 3D sculpture that pops out of it, so it’s unlike anything else out there. More than a card, but not quite a gift. Or if you want to say I care, in a cutesy way, how about a bear that fits into an envelope or flowers that last forever http://www.LovePopCards.com Facebook, Twitter
“When getting close matters!” who doesn’t want to get close on Valentines?!!? As grooming trends change, so do the tools and products we use. Our pioneer stubble softener, The Soft Goat, was developed after much research in the men’s grooming industry. We found the solution to the prickly facial hair a razor or trimmer leaves behind. Although a shadow is desirable, this sharp stubble irritates the skin of those we hold close—forcing us to shave more often than we would like.With our women’s version, Soften Her, ladies can gently exfoliate, their skin, prevent ingrown hairs and it soften body hair. They can keep where you dare to be bare soft all the time. These sponge-like, hypoallergenic pads are gently applied to the face, bikini line, legs, under arms—basically anywhere where you shave or trim. Working gently in small circles, (Like Mr. Myagi said “wax on wax off) the process of softening stubble takes less than a minute. Learn more by visiting http://www.softenher.com, Facebook, Twitter or http://www.thesoftgoat.com, Twitter
23. FOUR BLACK PAWS
Four Black Paws-dog collars for the dog mom/dad. All collars are available with a matching removable bow tie and/or flower! I hand make all items at my studio in Michigan and a portion of all sales are donated to rescues around the country! http://www.4blackpaws.etsy.com
24. LIONHEART PRINTS
Valentine’s Day is the ubiquitous V-Day card. However, Lionheart Prints of New Orleans, founded her business on creating atypical, hand-designed cards that can be given to your loved one. In fact, Urban Outfitters carries her cards now and can be shipped from their website! Cards include:
Baest Bae Ever to Bae
I Hate Everyone Who Isn’t You
FYI I Kinda Sorta Like You or Whatever
Barrow’s Intense is a ginger liqueur that’s hand made in small batches in Brooklyn. With more than 200lbs. of fresh ginger in every batch and no artificial anything, this liqueur is the perfect Valentine gift to wow anyone who loves to create cocktails at home, aspiring mixologists, people who like to cook, bake or just receive a sexy, unique gift. And because
Barrow’s Intense comes in both 750 ml and 375 ml bottles, there’s no stress about price point. Plus, ginger is referred to in the Kama Sutra as a powerful aphrodisiac.
Give Barrow’s Intense as a Valentine gift, as well as a sell card, recipe card, photo of
the two bottles and a few cocktails that are appropriate for what you’re
doing. Here’s a sexy sample cocktail recipe!
*Intense Ginger Sutra*
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
Splash of grenadine
Garnish with a slice of blood orange
Created by Eve Alintuck and Joshua Morton, owners of Barrow’s Intense.
LELO, the world’s leading luxury intimate lifestyle brand, infamous for producing high-end pleasure objects. Everyone should be able to enjoy intimate, personal pleasure to its fullest limits. It’s a universal human right, one that deserves respect, support and protection.
That’s exactly what we do at LELO. We support the right to pleasure, and we’re dedicated to it. We live by it and it directs every decision we make. We don’t simply create “sex toys”; we design entire experiences and new dimensions of sensation to ensure you are getting the most intimate fulfillment you possibly can. We take pleasure and put it in the palm of your hand.
ORA™ 2 is about pleasure – sheer, raw, indulgent pleasure. The newly enhanced pleasure nub rotates and vibrates, like a tongue, but better. Its award-winning SenseTouch™ technology increases the intensity of the vibrations as you apply more pressure. It knows exactly what you want, and how to give it to you.
Vibrations Increase for Realer-Than Real Feeling
The intensity of the vibrations becomes stronger as you press ORA™ 2 harder, thanks to revolutionary SenseTouch™ technology. Handheld Pleasure for Carefree Satisfaction
Fits comfortably in your hand and offers accurate control for perfect clitoral stimulation. http://www.lelo.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
27. ADAM & EVE
*G-Spot Touch Finger Vibe-Take fun finger play to the next level with this G-Spot targeting vibe! The silicon finger slips right on and features 7 vibrating functions in the tip for all-night pleasure. http://bit.ly/1IQNnAR
*Adam & Eve Finger Bangers-These cute, discreet mini-vibes come in two different designs and add a whole new level of fun to finger play. http://bit.ly/1XLkwS0
*Couples Pleasure Booster-Perfect for partners who want to increase and maximize mutual pleasure. It includes a vibration feature, textured top that targets her most sensitive areas and can be used on a finger for foreplay, too. http://bit.ly/1MFnbFL
*Love Bud Play Set-Perfect for beginners or experienced users, this set will liven up any Valentine’s Day. This set includes a bullet vibe and 5 unique sleeves in fun shapes from a floral and spiral to a dolphin for variety she’ll love. http://bit.ly/1PQjfGr
*A&E 3 Point Prostate Massager-This luxurious vibe targets three of his most sensitive areas and features an ergonomic handle so he can enjoy intense, long-lasting play. http://bit.ly/1UA6SPz Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
28. GET LUCKY TIGER
Men of today are classy, classic and conscious of the latest style trends and grooming. They are men who care about appearance and how they feel. It has actually been shown that men are using their female counterpart’s products in order to get a desired look and take care of themselves. Men shouldn’t have to use female products; they need products of their own, made specifically with their needs in mind. That is why Lucky Tiger products are designed for men. Lucky Tiger products have helped men get the look they desire, while keeping their skin and hair feeling great for decades. Lucky Tiger can make the perfect gift for a special man for Valentine’s Day.
The products a man uses can tell a lot about him, and can affect the way he feels. With a chic vintage design and a line packed with natural ingredients, essential oils and botanicals, Lucky Tiger is the perfect fit for a modern man. Men can put the perfect finishing touches on their look by grooming, and taking time for a little pampering is something every man needs. http://www.getluckytiger.com Facebook, Twitter
29. PROJECT REPAT
Project Repat is a custom quilt company that turns your old t-shirts into stunning, hand-crafted quilts -made right here in the USA.
The quilts are an ideal Valentine’s Day gift – a great way to preserve your shared memories with a loved one, or simply create out of a girlfriend’s old concert tees or a boyfriend’s favorite sports team jerseys. Each quilt is also backed with PolarTec fleece made from 23 recycled plastic bottles per yard. www.projectrepat.com Facebook, Twitter Instagram
Maria Shireen™ is a functional fashion accessories company. We design, produce and market two collections of our patented hair tie bracelets for women – bittersweet and b+sweet. Bittersweet by Maria Shireen is the perfect gift for any woman….girlfriend, friends, moms, and sisters! They are beautiful and a must have for 2016. Our flagship product – bittersweet by Maria Shireen™ – is designed for sophisticated women on the go. At the gym, the office or out on the town.
Our b+sweet by Maria Shireen™ collection has two distinct lines. One for young ladies just getting started with us; the other… our exciting, durable line for kids, tweens and teens.
Since launching in early 2015, Maria Shireen has been sold in over 35 countries. Our promise is simple. We make functional fashion accessories that are smart and sophisticated, versatile and unique, just like the women, young ladies and girls who wear them. www.mariashireen.com Twitter, Instagram