2015 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

This morning I stopped by WSIL News-3 This Morning and shared my picks for great Valentine's Day gifts for men and women with Kevin Hunsperger. I tried to find some unique twists on traditional presents so check it out!

Look, there's a box of chocolates then there's a BOX OF CHOCOLATES. 

Michael Recchiuti has been crafting fine chocolate confections since 1997 and it shows. The Sweethome - my absolute FAVORITE review site - recently named the Recchiuti Black Box as the best boxed chocolate. The awesome team at Recchiuti recently sent me a box to sample and I couldn't agree with the reviewers at Sweethome more:

Unlike many of the boxed chocolates we’ve tried, the Recchiuti offer a full sensory experience, which is part of the reason to give boxed chocolates in the first place. The flavors really set this selection apart from the competition. Classic concoctions, such as Burnt Caramel and Piedmont Hazelnut, offer just the right balance of sweet and bitter, while more adventurous flavors, such as Tarragon Grapefruit and Star Anise & Pink Peppercorn, are never overpowering (a problem we’ve found with most other flavored chocolates). And the black-on-black packaging—sexy, but not over the top or too obvious—looks and feels much more elegant than offerings from every other brand we looked at. Inside, the jewel box holds shapes and textures far more intriguing than the monotonous square candies in most other assortments. Overall, these bonbons are far more well-rounded than others we’ve tried.
— The Sweethome

I also loved the Star Anise & Pink Peppercorn and the Burnt Caramel... and the Sesame Nougat... and the Lavender Vanilla... and the Kona Coffee... and the... well, you get my drift.

If you have a chocolate connoisseur or foodie for a Valentine then Recchiuti Confesions is the perfect choice! 

Recchiuti is offering 15% off their special Valentine Amour Box with promotion code “Amour2015”. The promotion code expires February 11 at 1pm PST which is also the deadline for delivery by Valentine’s Day!

Jewelry is always a great choice for Valentine's Day and there are a thousand personalization choices out there. Unfortunately, they all start to look... the same.

I absolutely love this personalized necklace from Winifred Grace. You can add up to five special dates from the date of your engagement, child's birth, important anniversaries. I added the date of mine and Nicholas's first kiss, wedding, and 10th Anniversary renewal and I absolutely LOVE it. 

Winifred Grace is currently offering free shipping with the code "freeshipvalentine". All orders must be placed by February 10th in order to arrive by Valentine's Day!

So, underwear (or - God save us - lingerie) is a popular gift for Valentine's Day. However, what if instead of something that's going to get worn ONCE you get your Valentine something they'll love to wear over and over again?!?

MeUndies is an underwear startup that makes a very basic assertion - that they make the World's Most Comfortable Underwear. They seem to have all the evidence to back it up as well. Each pair is made with Lenzing Modal - a fabric that wicks moisture, is anti-microbial, and retains color. The underwear is also made with flat lock stitching, which MeUndies says is the most comfortable stitching technique in the industry.

I can personally testify that this is some of the softest most comfortable underwear I've ever encountered.

Lucky for you (or your Valentine), MeUndies is giving one lucky reader a 5 pack of briefs to try out!

I'm going to be honest. I thought I'd seen all that could be done with salted caramel. 

I was wrong.

Laughing Moon Chocolate - a family-run chocolate shop in Stowe, Vermont - handmakes the most amazing salted caramel treats I have ever tried. Chewy but not too chewy. Sweet but not too sweet. Salty but not too salty.

Send the Salted Caramel Heart Box to your Valentine for just $16. You won't regret it.