Fashion & Shopping

The Sweetest Things

February 4, 2021

Our team’s top Valentine’s Day gift picks. —Vita Daily

Wear your love year round (and round your neck!) with this heart pendant by Michael Hill ($549), featuring 0.25-carat total weight of diamonds set in 10-karat white gold.

Dior does Valentine’s Day right with two special-edition lipsticks in satin-finish shades ($48 each) adorned with a burst of hearts.

There’s nothing better than being in the flicker of candlelight, especially when it smells and looks as good as the Dark Berries scent ($56) from Poetry of the Gods. Made with a custom coconut wax that burns so smoothly, the delightful blend of wild rose and black current transports you to warmer seasons. 

Calgary’s Gogo Sweaters offers cute and cosy knits made by Canuck gals. The Heart Pullover ($495), in bubblegum pink or fiery red, boasts a short body that works well with mid-to-high-rise pants, is great for layering and is handmade in Canada with soft, luxurious Italian-spun wool.

The Aritzia Super Puff has certainly become a winter wardrobe staple, and it’s trademarked. too. This puffer-style jacket is super warm, super chic and available in many lengths—not to mention, a spectrum of shades of pink, from light pink to rose cloud pink to this new dusty coral number in corduroy ($275).

Looking for something different to do or gift this Valentine’s Day? Bite offers the ultimate bespoke lipstick experience via virtual Lip Lab appointments that let you, with expert guidance, create two lipsticks of your dreams ($100).

Dyson‘s special red edition of the iconic Supersonic hair dryer comes with a unique red presentation case ($500). Featuring intelligent heat control to help maintain the natural shine of hair, it’s the perfect gift for anyone looking to achieve a salon style at home.

Here’s a steamy gift idea. L’Oreal Professionnel’s Steampod 3.0 ($350 at Chatters) uses a combo of heat and steam to straighten hair two times faster and with 78 per cent less damage than a traditional flat iron.

OPI‘s Hollywood collection includes a range of Valentine-worthy shades, from a bubblegum pink to a ravishing rose to a luminous fuchsia and, of course, a motion picture-perfect red (from $13 each).

Get pink from head-to-toe with Reebok‘s Cardi Coated Club C Double shoe ($110) in a new sure-to-sell-out-soon colourway called Dynamic Pink.

Get your Goddess Goals on with Saje‘s limited-edition kit ($38), containing a Goddess roll-on, rose mist, Goddess body butter and rose lips balm, and designed to help take care of body and mind with emotionally supportive premium essential oils like rose, jasmine and neroli.

Now available in Canada, Aussie lingerie label Sevigne makes perfect-for-gifting matching sets—like this lacey Esmee pairing ($78), crafted for comfort and natural support in the softest of tulle pink.

For future travel plans, the Kosan Go travel dress (from $160) is the only piece you’ll want to pack. With four hidden pockets and two different skirt lengths, this comfortable and convertible (and designed in Canada) frock will be ready and waiting for your next adventure.

Vancouver-designed Fable dinnerware’s Blush Pink line of one-of-a-kind pieces are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat—think breakfast in bed or a romantic date night at home.

The name says it all: Benefit’s Love Tint ($24 at Sephora) is a fiery-red lip and cheek stain that leaves a passionate flush. The doe-foot applicator glides right on for a gorgeous look in seconds. Apply the smudge-proof, non-drying formula on lips and cheeks for kiss-proof, mask-proof, long-lasting and vibrant colour.

The 28 Colors table lamp by Bocci ($700 at Livingspace) results from an innovative fabrication process that manipulates both the temperature and the direction of air flow into blown glass. The result is a slightly distorted sphere with an interior landscape of satellite shapes (we love it in this opaque pink hue).

By Toronto-based artist Rachel Joanis, this limited-edition piece, entitled Social Women (from $75 at Mrkt Gallery), is a work to be cherished.

Not your run-of-the-mill hair tie, this velvet bow scrunchie in dusty rose ($30) sourced by ai—a Toronto-based, family run brand that carefully curates sustainable-luxury pieces made by artisans in Seoul, South Korea.

Never has a more perfect Valentine’s Day shoe existed. By Jimmy Choo, these pointed Love 100 pumps ($449 at Holt Renfrew) are crafted in contrasting panels of satin that form an asymmetric design. Made in Italy, the colourful style is mounted on a covered stiletto high heel.

We’re sure you’ll agree: rings in platinum with coloured gemstones and diamonds from Tiffany & Co. make the ultimate love gift.


  1. J. Tam

    February 5th, 2021 at 12:05 am

    I have my eye on a beautiful bottle of red wine 🍷 @jcont1234

  2. Tara R

    February 5th, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I would love something that is for self care!! It’s so important!!

  3. Vanessa

    February 5th, 2021 at 12:30 am

    I have my eye on chocolate this Valentine’s Day ❤️🍫 ig: vanessaphamspam

  4. Amber olak

    February 5th, 2021 at 12:42 am

    I have my eye on diamonds.


  5. Elisabeth C

    February 5th, 2021 at 12:44 am

    I have my eye on quality time with my boyfriend and a promise ring!


  6. Elisabeth C

    February 5th, 2021 at 12:45 am

    I have my eye on quality time with my boyfriend and a promise ring!

    Instagram: @chow.lizzy

  7. Leslie Simmons

    February 5th, 2021 at 1:11 am

    I have my eye on a special Valentine’s dinner. _lesliesimmons

  8. Barb Minnick

    February 5th, 2021 at 4:35 am

    I have my eye on small hoop gold earrings. I am going to make a nice
    Meal For my family as well

  9. Melissa

    February 5th, 2021 at 4:54 am

    I have my eye on some nice earring studs 🙂

  10. daniela sborlini

    February 5th, 2021 at 5:05 am

    diamonds are a girls best friend, so my eyes are on something sparkly like the beautiful diamond heart necklace @danielasborlini from Ontario

  11. Sherry Farion

    February 5th, 2021 at 5:47 am

    I have my eye on Celebrating my daughter’s 26th birthday on Valentine’s Day! My hubby gave me the most amazing gift 26 years ago! ❤️ I would love to win this for my sweet Valentine ❤️

  12. Sherry Farion

    February 5th, 2021 at 5:52 am

    I have my eye on Celebrating my daughter’s 26th birthday on Valentine’s Day. My hubby gave me the most amazing gift 26 years ago. ❤️ I would love to win this for my sweet Valentine ❤️

    I messed up my email address on my first posting, so I reposted again oops

  13. Sherry Farion

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:00 am

    I have my eye set on Celebrating my daughter’s 26th birthday on Valentine’s Day. My hubby gave me the most amazing gift 26 years ago. ❤️ I would love to win this for my sweet Valentine ❤️

    3 times the charm! I am very determined

  14. Branka Stefanovic

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Ohhhh I have my eye on the heart ❤️ pendant 💋… and so much more. @luckybgirl

  15. Julie

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:13 am

    I have my eye in that gorgeous heart shaped necklace @julierykala

  16. Pnina

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Something to look forward to a trip and celebrating my daughters bday she’s my ore valentines baby feb 13

  17. Kiera

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:21 am

    I don’t have my eye on any gifts, just want a take out meal so i don’t have to cook!


  18. Rose

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Any surprises

  19. Rose

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:28 am


  20. Samara gollant

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:30 am

    I have my eye on any jewellery with a heart on it, my favourite!

  21. Mallory

    February 5th, 2021 at 7:14 am

    I have my eye on the Valentine’s Day necklace in the contest! @happyfeetforthewin

  22. Helen Walsh

    February 5th, 2021 at 7:56 am

    All so beautiful! How does one choose!

  23. laurel jones

    February 5th, 2021 at 8:23 am

    i have my eye on celebrating a friends BD

  24. Marilyn

    February 5th, 2021 at 8:37 am

    I’d love a pair of diamond studs! ✨✨
    Happy valentine’s day

  25. Janice Balboa

    February 5th, 2021 at 8:43 am

    I have my eye on the Valentine’s Day Necklace. So beautiful!

  26. Patricia Leggett

    February 5th, 2021 at 11:23 am

    I have my eye on the language of love- hugs and cuddles!

  27. Natalie B

    February 5th, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve got my eye on things that SPARKLE – prosecco & jewellery!


  28. Linda P

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    I have my eye on beautiful heart necklace – topped by the beautiful pink jacket!

  29. Carole

    February 5th, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I have my eye on a special Valentine’s dinner. @carolecraftycorner

  30. Fan R

    February 6th, 2021 at 6:32 am

    I am hoping to jet off in Ireland 🇮🇪 when I can travel again in that Kosan Go travel dress 👗 @winterbeautyto

  31. Fan R

    February 6th, 2021 at 6:41 am

    I have my eye on something pretty like heart ❤️ shaped necklace & treats 💋 @winterbeautyto

  32. Cheryl Germain

    February 6th, 2021 at 10:41 am

    I’d love to jet off to Maui, when allowed. @cfgermain

  33. Christina

    February 6th, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Got my eye on my husband for Valentines Day! 😉.

    Looking forward to traveling to Europe!!!!!!


  34. Ruby BB

    February 6th, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    I am focusing on self care & healing as I have recently list my best friend, my dog 🐶

  35. Susan Boudreau

    February 6th, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    I have my eye on some pretty lingerie and something sparkly is always nice 😻

  36. Rebecca F

    February 6th, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    I love everything selected on this list. My favourite is the pink corduroy coat from Aritzia.

  37. Lesley

    February 6th, 2021 at 9:04 pm


  38. Tara Rolof

    February 7th, 2021 at 4:15 am

    I have my eye on just “time” with my husband. But I wouldn’t turn down diamonds!! Time is the best gift to get from someone. It always means the most.

  39. Kay

    February 7th, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Hoping to travel next year so @jimmychoos would be lovely now 🙂

  40. louise gilbert

    February 8th, 2021 at 10:07 am

    I love any type of surprise.


  41. Velma Sandry

    February 8th, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    My ultimate Valentine gift is an evening of time well spent. Start with a charcuterie raclette dinner, a great bottle of wine, chocolate dipped strawberries with whipcream and a fragrant bubble bath. Laughter, time and romance…perfect 🥰

  42. Nikki Lewis

    February 8th, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    I love the heart shaped necklace
    Ig @nlknlk

  43. Debbie Bashford

    February 9th, 2021 at 2:38 am

    I just want to relax and cuddle and watch movies with my beatie @skeetersden

  44. Tammy Harrison

    February 9th, 2021 at 3:31 am

    I have my eye on quality and quiet time with my boyfriend. @tdharrison1

  45. Christine Conway

    February 9th, 2021 at 5:35 am

    I’ve spent many Valentine’s Days having spaghetti with my Charlie Valentine ( he’s a handsome ventriloquist dummy). Our eccentric duo think the heart sweater and the pink travel dress would look stunning on me for our pasta dinner. He’ll wear his tuxedo as always. And a bib. X n O

  46. Caryn Salageanu

    February 9th, 2021 at 6:07 am

    I have my eye on a nice supper with my sweetheart.

  47. Maria Romano

    February 9th, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Love the Sweater by Gogo and high I am

  48. Jackie Worobetz

    February 9th, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    I’d love any of these items but yhr wrap dress and the shoes woukd be perfect for my next getaway thanks so much for the chance

  49. Nick

    February 9th, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Wine tour in California

  50. Nick

    February 9th, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Order in dinner with the family

  51. Allison Germain

    February 10th, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    The Aritzia Super Puff is my favourite. And I would like to jet off to Italy, when allowed. @allisongermain

  52. Allison Germain

    February 10th, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    I have my eye on the heart pendant. And a box of my favourite chocolates. @allisongermain

  53. Mia

    February 10th, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Will be heading off to Vancouver when quarantine is lifted. In the meantime for Valentine’s day I’m excited to give my boyfriend his gift.

  54. Mia

    February 10th, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Also my insta handle is @mini_coopsss

  55. Michelle Policelli

    February 11th, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    I have my eye on the beautiful heart pendant necklace😍 Instagram name: @michelle_policelli

  56. Sean Ash

    February 15th, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    I have my eye on a new recliner
    My IG handle is @adiehardjetsfan

  57. Ming K

    February 15th, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Have my eyes on a pair of diamond studs

  58. Yung L

    February 17th, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Have my eyes on a diamond heart pendant

  59. Vladimir Artemenko

    February 19th, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    A beautiful pendant for my wife @sbnelectronics

  60. Nina p

    February 19th, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Chocolates on sale the next day ;p


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