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Love List: Unique gift ideas you’ll love for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching it’s time to start sending those (not so) subtle hints about all of the gifts that you’d love to get from that special someone. Traditional treats like chocolates and flowers are always on the menu for Valentine’s, but hey, it’s 2020, so look to add a lil extra adventure to your plans for Valentine’s. Whether you’re planning for a night in or a date out, here’s my Love List for V-day that is sure to cue-up Cupid’s arrow right in your direction.

Love is in the air!

True Candle Company

Set the mood with sultry scents from True Candle Company that’ll definitely spark the sizzle. This body-line features a crave-worthy collection of scented candles, scrubs, foaming bath, and body butters that are perfect for any adventures at the hot-cienda. (wink wink) Besides the sultry scents, a couple other things I love about True Candle Company candles is the fact that they are small-batch, hand-poured, and they use a soy blend wax to help ensure a clean burn. Ain’t nobody got time for air-polluting candles!

True Candle Company
Order online HERE

Sweets for your sweetie!

Give your sugar bear a gift just as sweet as they are, and send chocolates from Changemaker Chocolates. You can’t help but fall crazy in love with their unique treats! These hand-crafted chocolate-covered delights are def crave-worthy, but what you’ll love most is that their goodies go towards a great cause… Ending homelessness!!! Pretty sweet, right! What’s even sweeter is they deliver local, so you can get these goodies in time for Valentine’s AND show a little love to those in need.

Changemaker Chocolates
Local delivery available. Order online HERE

A night to remember!

There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day Night than a lavish stay away, and W Atlanta-Buckhead has you covered with their “Robed in Romance” package. All February long, true-lovers can indulge in swanky accommodations and amenities that’ll make Cupid blush with envy. Upon your stay you’ll receive a bottle of pink champs to toast to love, massage oil and shower scrub for all the smells, and take-home robes so you and your boo can enjoy a little lux at home.

W Atlanta-Buckhead
3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Love bites!

Loews Atlanta Hotel Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar

Feeling the amor this Valentine’s Day? Well, if you still need a little help getting into the lovey-dovey spirit, consider heading over to Loews Atlanta Hotel to try their special V-Day menu that lovers can enjoy from now thru Valentine’s! Here’s your chance to ignite your passion (and your palate) with a specially-curated selection of tasty dishes inspired by love. On Valentine’s Day indulge in a 3-course prix fixe at Loews’ Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar where you’ll be treated to a sophisticated meal that’s sure to surprise and delight.

Loews Atlanta Hotel Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar

Nosh on apps like Braised Artichoke Heart & Jumbo Lump Crab, Baby Kale & Gem Lettuce Salad OR Southern Caesar Salad for starters. For the main course choose from Pan Seared Tenderloin OR Flounder en Papillotte, along with shareables for the table. Finally, get lost in a decadent dessert, choices include Red Velvet & Chocolate Heart, Passion Fruit Napoleon OR Vanilla Crème Brulee. Y.U.M!!!

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar (inside Loews Atlanta Hotel)
1065 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Season’d with love!

Prepare your cravings to be crazy in love with the tastefully exotic and authentic eats at Seasons 52 . All week long celebrate love and indulge your tastebuds in a special curated-menu for Valentine’s. Dine on decadent Lobster Ravioli featuring Maine lobster, shiitake mushrooms and sherry-lobster sauce. *Clutches pearls…

Seasons 52 Valentines Day menu
Seasons 52 Valentines Day menu
Seasons 52 Valentines Day menu

Pour out your heart over a Raspberry Rosé Martini that tastes as good as it sounds. Give in to temptation and try the Red Velvet Raspberry Rose Mini Indulgence, packed with white chocolate, plump, fresh raspberries and a heavenly flavor that is sure to please. Share the love and pamper your palate with the Filet Mignon and Maine Lobster Tail for two along with divine Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops to share. Amp up your evening of fine dining and add two toasts of Vanderpump Dry Rosé to match your bubbly personality! With a Valentine’s menu like this I guess the wine won’t be the only thing making your significant other feel fine!

Seasons 52
Several locations around Atlanta – HERE

Love’s in bloom!

Don’t let the heart-shaped sweets get to your head; fresh flowers are a surefire way to send love signals to your significant other this February 14th. A beautiful bouquet just screams romance. But any ole potted plant won’t cut it this time around… No, no, no. Lucky for you JJ’s Flower Shop & Truck got the blooms to make your V-Day blossom! They feature a fab assortment of buds to build the baddest bouquet this side of the garden. AND they even have the coolest vamped-up VW van that just begs for an IG moment (or ten). Hey, if you or your boo are budding botanists (like me) you can show off your design skills and build your very own bouquets, together. You grow girl!!!

JJ’s Flower Shop & Truck (inside Ponce City Market)
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Ste 174
Atlanta, GA 30308

Box of Love!

If you really want to impress your bae on Valentine’s Day, give them authentic French-inspired treats from Amélie’s French Bakery & Café. Their savories are not only uniquely decadent and tastefully exquisite, but this place is a whole vibe y’all! You feel like you’re across the pond, perusing the market along the Left Bank en Paris, while the scent of freshly baked pastries fills the air. It doesn’t get any more romantic than that folks. Take notes, people – these treats scream sexy, sweet, and everything in between. Surprise your sweetie with a box pastries and prepare for beaucoup kisses! Éclair Your Love with a chocolate or vanilla éclair complete with a customized message on top. Rev up the romance with a Red Berry Fresh Fruit Tart — a Pâté sucrée shell filled with vanilla pastry cream and fresh fruit topped with apricot glaze. *Gasp! You’ll oh là là over their Valentine’s French Macaron which is a decadent French cookies filled with vanilla buttercream, ganache, or raspberry marmalade. Amélie’s even offers vegan versions of their pastries like Vegan Chocolate Truffle Bar with toasted coconut, almonds, dates, cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, and agar-agar topped with fresh raspberries, and It. Is. Sooo. Divine!!!

Amélie’s French Bakery & Café
840 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Valentine’s is just a few days away, so start planning your rendezvous now with these V-Day worthy gifts, goodies, and go-to’s that will spark up the romance and send your Valentine’s into overdrive.

Nikka Shae The Undercover Socialite

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