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Aim My Arrows High


Despite my best intentions (and yours, I’ll bet) over the last few weeks, I’m guessing it’s only now that alarm bells are ringing: Valentines’s Day is t-minus three days away people. With that in mind, I’ve scoured the shelves both digital & real to track down a fantastic collection of affordable gift ideas for gals in particular that’ll save the day and sweeten your relationship in the final push to Cupid’s favourite holiday. Onwards!

The Chocolate Box DAVIDsTEA

The Chocolate Box – $29.50 @ DAVIDsTEA
How’s this for a fun spin on a ‘box of chocolates’? DAVIDsTEA has packaged up six of their sinfully delicious yet virtually calorie-free chocolate-infused teas for a delectable, drinkable Valentine’s treat. From the exotic Mint Chocolate Rooibos and Chocolate Orange to the super sweet Chocolate Rocket and Red Velvet Cake, these reusable tins will easily find a permanent place on her desk or kitchen counter, especially as we trudge along through winter.

Sweethearts Perfect Flush BlushToo Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush – $37 @ Sephora
Guys. Let me make this stupidly simple for you. If you have zero point zero idea what to get your fair lady, zip down to your local Sephora and snap up this ridiculously cute and universally flattering palette. She’ll swoon for the heart-shaped box containing three shimmery candy-coated blushes, and beyond that, be totally blown away that you knew exactly what to get her without even asking (or knowing) about it. Thank me later!

WILD & WOLF Rob Ryan Four Seasons PlatesWILD & WOLF Rob Ryan Four Seasons Plate – $46 @ The Bay
How’s this for a sweet idea? In lieu of chocolates, buy her a cake from her favourite bakery and serve it up on these quaint papercut-inspired plates from British artist Rob Ryan. Each plate has a unique design and sweet little message, including my personal favourite: “Moons circle planets, and planets circle stars. Stars and entire galaxies rotate eternally and you and I circle each other, for you are my universe, and I will be yours” I’m getting misty just thinking about it…

 

color-whisper_petal-rebel_pack-shotMaybelline Color Whisper – $9.99 @ Drugstores & Mass Retailers
A new lipstick is a fast fix for any waning romance – she’ll instantly feel sexy (and have smoother lips to boot), you’ll instantly get turned on by her confidence. With that in mind, consider picking up one of these hint-of-colour lipshades from Maybelline. A gel-matrix formula free of oil and wax contains translucent particles, for sheer, kissable shine and colour that’ll barely show up on his pucker after you go in for a thank-you smooch. And with 20 shades to choose from, you can pretty much guarantee he (and you) won’t be able to resist buying more than one.

 

Hannah Trench

Hannah Trench – $298 @ Club Monaco
Spring is just around the corner kittens, which means you better start eyeballing the racks for a choice spring coat. My pick is this navy & dutch blue option from Club Monaco. Neutral navy works with any outfit for a chic, polished look, while the eye-popping electric blue accents update the classic trench for the modern woman.

Coach Love PerfumeCoach Love Perfume – $52 – $72
Whoever said you can’t buy love was clearly lying! At least, that’s what Coach would have you believe with the debut of their new fragrance, Love. A mix of sugary sweet caramel and vanilla is tempered by guy-friendly musk and a sparkling bouquet of fruity notes. Did I just describe an amazing-sounding dessert or a beautiful, light perfume? I’ll let you be the judge.

VS Logo Lace Halter BabydollVS Logo Lace Halter Babydoll – $29.50
If you’re going to do sexy lingerie boys, this is is how you do it. This halter babydoll is a mix of flirty – dig that lace! rock those bold colours! – and frisky – deep plunge v-neck anyone? It’s not as cheesy as a sexy costume or skimpy lingerie she’d never pick out for herself, but it’s definitely a lot more scintillating than her everyday nightgown, flannel PJ bottoms, or mismatched lingerie.

ALDO VerissimoVerissimo Bag – $50 @ Aldo
This gorgeous bag gives off just a hint of Valentine’s sweetness. While the slim profile makes it a go-to, easy-to-tote bag for all your everyday essentials, the crisp white and electric pink colour scheme is a sly nod to the season. Best of all, the price point makes it a totally affordable choice that doesn’t set that oh-so-dangerous precedent when you splash out on a piece of jewelry (or something even bigger). Plus with Aldo stores nationwide, it should be a snap to pick up. Just tie a pretty ribbon to it and gift it to your gal.

Forever Love Teatanic

Forever Love TeaTanic Greeting Card – $8.99 @ Gift Shops (hint: try your local art gallery first)
If you’re the type of couple that simply exchanges cards or wouldn’t say no to bouquet of flowers come Valentine’s, but doesn’t exactly expect the moon, then consider something with a bit of whimsy, like this ridiculously awesome ‘TeaTanic’ card featuring Kate & Leo-inspired tea bags. This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Donkey’s clever line of resting tea icons, but it is probably one of the funnier uses of their design. A great choice to go with a breakfast-in-bed kinda scenario.

 

Cake Sweethearts

Sweethearts by Cake Beauty – $14 – $24 @ Sephora, Murale & CakeBeauty.com
How sweet is this adorable limited-edition collection of body care goodies from Canuck brand Cake Beauty? As part of a partnership with the quintessential Valentine’s candy brand, Sweethearts, Cake has launched five new treats infused with that signature vanilla sugar scent. Lather up with the Come Clean, Cutie Pie Bath& Shower Froth, then make your skin touchably smooth with the Hands Down, You’re Mine velveteen hand cream and Call Me, Super Soft whipped body butter. Top off your irresistibleness with a quick spritz of the Fresh Start, Sweet Thing hair / body mist, and a dollop of the Kiss Me, I’m Sweet lip treatment so you’re head-to-toe primed for Valentine’s.

Phew! There you have it kids, 10 rush picks for you to pounce on to keep a smile on your lady’s face this Valentine’s Day. Oh, and did I mention I’ve got one entire Sweethearts by Cake Beauty collection give away to one of you? Cause I do. Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment here by February 27th with the last-minute Valentine’s gift you’d most like to see from (or give to) your sweetie off this list.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around February 28th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Cake Beauty on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall with which Sweethearts product you’d most love to try. Be sure to tell me you did so (and your FB username) in the comments below so I can credit you a bonus entry!

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175 Responses to “Aim My Arrows High”
  1. Joan G says:

    What girl wouldn’t love the Coach Love Perfume?

  2. Last minute gift I hope he gets me is a 90 min. massage gift certificate…. but ….. I have to say, I wouldn’t mind the VS Logo Lace Halter Babydoll from your above list too. 🙂 🙂

  3. Liked Cake Beauty on Facebook and lefted a nice comment.
    doreen lamoureux

  4. Leah says:

    I’d love the WILD & WOLF Rob Ryan Four Seasons Plate – they are gorgeous! And such a unique Valentine’s gift!

  5. Julie G. says:

    I’d REALLY like a last minute vacation … but the Coach Love perfume would suit me fine, too.

  6. Francine says:

    You shouldn’t only have one day a year for love – every day should be Valentine’s Day. That being said, all I want is a card!

  7. Francine says:

    Already a Cake Beauty FB fan – here’s a link to my post https://www.facebook.com/cakebeauty/posts/10151290691758008

  8. Brenda Penton says:

    A last minute gift I would like would be either a beauty product like the Too Faced Blush or something like the Cake Beauty products….or some chocolate.

  9. Brenda Penton says:

    Commented on Cake Beauty’s Facebook wall http://www.facebook.com/cakebeauty/posts/10151290718908008 as Brenda Penton

  10. Linda says:

    I wouldn’t mind receiving the Chocolate box of David’s Tea or actually, any of the ten that you had found.

  11. diane p says:

    I would love to receive The Chocolate Box of David’s Tea.

  12. diane p says:

    Liked and left a comment on facebook.

  13. Laura says:

    I’d love the Coach perfume.

  14. Christine S says:

    I’d love the gorgeous WILD & WOLF Rob Ryan Four Seasons Plates

  15. Alison Braidwood says:

    I love the Whisper lipstick, and also the babydoll. They go together quite nicely.

  16. Suzanne G says:

    I would love the Hannah Trench Coat from Club Monaco but will probably receive flowers 😉

  17. Suzanne G says:

    Liked on FB and left a comment
    Suzanne Giroux

  18. Taps says:

    My last minute gifts would be chocolate or perfume like Coach’s.

  19. Leah says:

    i love everything, especially the chocolate box from davidstea

  20. Dale SN says:

    I would love the chocolates.

  21. leah says:

    Awesome choices. I like the retro vibe of the Verissimo bag. Liked and commented on Cake Beauty FB page. 🙂

  22. Sara says:

    They are all fab, but probably the Coach fragrance! I also liked and commented, my fb name is Sara LB. Thanks ❤

  23. Anne Derkat says:

    OHHH, gimme the trench coat, puh-leze…..

  24. Erika E says:

    I’d like the Hannah Trench from Club Monaco!

  25. Elizabeth R says:

    The David’s tea looks good.

  26. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I would love the Two Faced Sweathearts Perfect Flush Blush. It looks fabulous!

  27. Love to get the Coach Love Perfume

  28. beewbedard says:

    Liked Cake Beauty on Facebook and left a comment on their fb wall

    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

  29. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    What woman wouldn’t love to have the “two-faced” blush as well as the sexy blue lingerie! 🙂

  30. Audrey Skinner says:

    .I would love to get the Verissimo bag

  31. linnett says:

    would love to have a Hannah Trench

  32. linda paley says:

    The trench coat — talk about perfect!!

  33. janet says:

    The chocolate tea from David’s Tea looks yummy and some Cake products would be appreciated.

  34. GARRY S says:

    COACH LOVE PERFUME

  35. Chantelle says:

    I’m a recent college graduate looking for work so the Hannah Trench would be perfect because it would be the perfect addition to my professional wardrobe.

  36. Debbie Petch says:

    I would love the VERISSIMO bag!

  37. andrea says:

    The Chocolate Box OR the Cake Beauty. Been DYING to try Cake, and haven’t had a chance yet. Thanks for the chance!

  38. andrea says:

    I already like cake on FB and I commented (Andrea Amy)

  39. nikki says:

    definitely the chocolate box from david’s tea!

  40. Sandy says:

    I think a perfume is the perfect Valentine’s gift so I would say the Coach fragrance!

  41. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to give or get the David’s Tea Chocolate set!!

  42. Victoria Ess says:

    Liked and commented as Victoria Ess

  43. Louise says:

    love the Coach Love Perfume

  44. Louise says:

    I Like Cake Beauty on Facebook -fb name louise gilbert

  45. Elaan says:

    David’s Tea Chocolate Box! That’d be perfect for just about anyone…

  46. mcmc says:

    Love the bag!

  47. Sara Macdonald says:

    I’d most like to receive the Coach, sounds delish!

  48. Danielle says:

    I would love to receive the Verisimo bag

  49. Vesper says:

    I would like to receive the Hannah Trench

  50. aclily19 says:

    I like the Hannah trench

  51. Michelle Hitchcock says:

    Love the Davids tea chocolate collection!

  52. michelle says:

    Having a hard time choosing between the Coach perfume and the Cake products. Hmmm…maybe I just need to have both..

  53. I’m for the Cake Beauty every time

  54. Maria Goulart says:

    chocolate and roses are last minute gifts that work for me!

  55. Linda says:

    Love the WILD & WOLF Rob Ryan Four Seasons Plates.

  56. mousecat says:

    I like the Chocolate Box form David’s Tea the best!!

  57. Cake for me please and thank you !

  58. Jessica says:

    I would love to give my love the David’s Tea gift set

  59. Amy Heffernan says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the coach perfume! TY!

  60. Lori says:

    Sweethearts by Cake Beauty – $14 – $24 @ Sephora, Murale & CakeBeauty.com
    but the tea bag holder thingies are kinda neat too

  61. Gizele says:

    I tried a different scent of cake that smelled like coconut. It was great!

  62. Patricia Gooding says:

    I like the Coach Love Perfume, love those scents

  63. Donna L. says:

    I’d like the Hannah Trench for Valentine’s Day.

  64. 3angels3 says:

    I would love to receive the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush.

  65. Last minute gift of my choice would be the coach perfume.

  66. I would love to have the VS Logo Lace Halter Babydoll 😉

  67. Maria Riedyk says:

    I liked, shared, loved and I always Aim My Arrows High!;-)

  68. Lee says:

    The Coach perfume hands down!!

  69. The Verissimo Bag is a great last minute gift I would love to receive or give !

  70. left a comment on Cake Beauty – fb name heather holmberg

  71. SONJA says:

    Hannah Trench – $298 @ Club Monaco. LOVE IT. WANT IT.

  72. Andrea says:

    I love a lot of things on this list, but my favourite is: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush.

  73. lisa bolduc says:

    i would like my hubby to give me the Hannah Trench

  74. intensev5 says:

    I would love to receive the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush

  75. Brenda says:

    The chocolate box from David’s tea.

  76. thomas rusinak says:

    even the lipstick would look good on a man!

  77. patricia says:

    lace baby doll is cute

  78. I would love to recieve the Coach perfume

  79. Sherri F says:

    I’d love the Hannah Trench!!!

  80. angela mitchell says:

    I’d love the Sweethearts by Cake Beauty.

  81. angela mitchell says:

    Liked Cake on Facebook and commented as Angela Mitchell

  82. lay says:

    i would be so PUMPED if my boyfriend got me that cake set!

  83. stacey says:

    Love love LOVE davids tea! and snuggling with my cutie under the blankets on the couch drinking it!

  84. I like the Aldo bag. It’s super cute!

  85. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I’d like the VS lace babydoll.

  86. Sean Pynaert says:

    my wife would look super hot in the baby doll

  87. Elaine R says:

    Coach Love Perfume would be a lovely gift to recieve.

  88. Tierra G says:

    The Chocolate box from DavidsTeas looks great.

  89. Donnas says:

    I’d like to receive the Coach Love Perfume or any of the Cake Beauty products.

  90. Donnas says:

    I like Cake Beauty on Facebook and commented as Donna Lee.

  91. straberryz says:

    the chocolate tea is my fav!

  92. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’d like the Cake stuff or the chocolate box from DavidsTea. And is it just me, or does that TeaTanic greeting card look like the 11th Doctor from Doctor Who? Coincidence? Hmmm…. 😉

  93. Dayna Wilson says:

    Oh, and I commented as Dayna Corriveau-Wilson on Cake’s page 🙂 Thanks as always for the awesome giveaway!

  94. julia g says:

    I want the Cake Sweethearts product.
    I have liked/commented on Cake’s Facebook page (Julia Grant).

  95. Jamie B says:

    Either the trench, the tea, or the perfume.

  96. Danielle says:

    I would definitely love to give or receive the David’s tea box – what a refreshing and healthy idea.

  97. Kiki says:

    I’d love to receive the David’s Tea set!

  98. Cathy says:

    That “chocolate” box of David’s teas is too clever. Love it! The gift that both the giver and
    the receiver could enjoy guilt free!

  99. Sara A says:

    The last-minute Valentine’s gift I’d most like to see from my sweetie off this list is the Hannah Trench from Club Monaco.

  100. I’d love to try the Two-Faced Blush. Left comment on FB. Christianne Pelletier.

  101. Angela Poplar says:

    Love the cake products!! My lover would love these for me and him…we’d smell soooo goooood lool

  102. shelsbels says:

    I would love the chocolate box from davids tea

  103. id love to have the sweethearts by cake collection 🙂

  104. Kristen F says:

    The Hannah trench – Love it!

  105. Leah says:

    That trench would be a forever staple!

  106. Lisa says:

    I would like the Cake Beauty Set.

  107. Dreena says:

    I’d love to give the David’s Tea Chocolate Box to my husband and then we could drink it together. Love tea!
    Thanks.

  108. Aimee R says:

    I’d love to see the David’s Tea Chocolate Box 🙂

  109. Francesca says:

    Love the Verissimo Bag, wish i could get it as a present from my husband, but he doesn’t have a clue of what I like!!!…liked cake beauty and left a comment

  110. Angela Griffin says:

    VS Logo Lace Halter BabydollVS Logo Lace Halter Babydoll

  111. Mike Gismondi says:

    VS Logo Lace Halter BabydollVS Logo Lace Halter Babydoll

  112. stacey h says:

    i really like the four seasons plate

  113. Terry says:

    I’d love to try the Shower Froth!

  114. Burcu says:

    I would love to receive The Chocolate Box

  115. ginette4 says:

    I would have love to get the Coach Love Perfume

  116. ginette4 says:

    Like Cake Beauty on facebook; Ginette Dube Anger
    posted on their wall

  117. janicour says:

    Love anything coach so the Love Coach Perfume! commented on their facebook page.

  118. Sarah says:

    I absolutely love the WILD & WOLF Rob Ryan Four Seasons Plate, but I doubt my husband would be clever enough to pick those up. I guess I’ll have to get them myself.

  119. Kelly says:

    I would like to see the Coach Love Perfume.

  120. Lori P says:

    I’d love to get the Sweethearts by Cake Beauty Collection as a gift.

  121. L. M. Leitch says:

    I decided on something different–the coat–then changed my mind and decided it would have to be the chocolate box. I love my culpa and this would be lovely

  122. Sam G says:

    I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to see anything from this list. Though my top 3 would have to be: Cake beauty, the Trench Coat or Too Faced

  123. Linda A says:

    David’s Tea- The Chocolate Box

  124. Pamalot says:

    A last minute gift for me would be the chocolate box for sure, he knows chocolate makes me very happy.

  125. Pamalot says:

    I like cake beauty on facebook and commented
    pam w h

  126. 409cope says:

    I would love some cake lotion and body sprays!

  127. Sarah Stewart says:

    I would love to try the Cake lip butter!!

  128. Sydney D says:

    Would love to get the David’s tea set. 🙂

  129. ASHLEY O says:

    TheToo Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush, WILD & WOLF Rob Ryan Four Seasons Plates,
    Maybelline Color Whisper, Hannah Trench Coach Love Perfume & VS Logo Lace Halter Babydoll ARE ALL MY FAVORITES !!! 🙂

  130. Glogirl says:

    I’d love to have the Maybelline Color Whisper as I love lip products!

  131. Glogirl says:

    I like Cake Beauty on Facebook and left a comment~ https://www.facebook.com/cakebeauty/posts/10151303016193008

  132. Wendy Dickinson says:

    Sweethearts by Cake Beauty sounds wonderful.

  133. Wendy Dickinson says:

    Liked on fb as Wendy Dickinson and left comment.

  134. sandy says:

    I would love any of the Sweethearts stuff by Cake!

  135. I would looooove the Verissimo Bag!!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  136. I like Cake on FB and commented! (Rebecca Roberts)

  137. Jaime Brown says:

    What a great prize, I would love this, thank you:)

  138. Holly says:

    I would love the trench!

  139. Christina Ferguson says:

    I would love to receive the Coach perfume. 🙂

  140. Christina Ferguson says:

    I liked Cake on FB and commented..Christina Ferguson

  141. Ava M says:

    I would say i would love to get VS Logo Lace Halter Babydoll
    I left comment on cakes facebook page as well under name ava mifflin

  142. Amy Johnson says:

    I would love the Bag from Aldo, perfect for spring.. neon and nudes !

  143. Christine Stever says:

    I love all these things and would be grateful to win any item!

  144. Melissa says:

    I love the
    WILD & WOLF Rob Ryan Four Seasons Plate Sooo cute! ❤

  145. Susan says:

    I’d love to receive the Hannah Trench as I’m in need of a new spring coat!

  146. Jaimee Mcallister says:

    I LOVE the Hannah Trench, its so gorgeous,
    and the Cake Beauty isnt bad either!

  147. Jaimee Mcallister says:

    Already liked cake beauty on facebok

  148. SONJA says:

    The Chocolate Box – $29.50 @ DAVIDsTEA
    How’s this for a fun spin on a ‘box of chocolates’? DAVIDsTEA has packaged up six of their sinfully delicious yet virtually calorie-free chocolate-infused teas for a delectable, drinkable Valentine’s treat. From the exotic Mint Chocolate Rooibos and Chocolate Orange to the super sweet Chocolate Rocket and Red Velvet Cake, these reusable tins will easily find a permanent place on her desk or kitchen counter, especially as we trudge along through winter.

  149. KellyP says:

    i gotta say, I love all the ideas!! I’d be happy if hubby surprised me with any of them but I think the Cake Beauty Sweethearts goodies would have to be my fav! Cake products always smell so yummy!

  150. sarah p says:

    I would love to receive the coach perfume 🙂

  151. sarah p says:

    I liked and commented on their facebook page, sarah perry

  152. Megan Young says:

    I love Cake beauty products so I would have to go with Sweethearts by Cake beauty!!

  153. Annie Demill says:

    The Chocolate Box from David’s Tea would be a wonderful gift!

  154. Alison K says:

    The last-minute Valentine’s gift I’d most like to see from my sweetie off this list would be the “Hannah Trench – $298 @ Club Monaco”. Like the pop of electric blue peeking thru.

    Bonus Entry: Liked Cake Beauty on Facebook and left a comment on their wall (https://www.facebook.com/cakebeauty/posts/131346553708564)

    Thanks

  155. Jennifer C. says:

    I would love the “Coach Love Perfume!”

  156. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would love to receive the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush

  157. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like cake beauty on facebook as belinda m and posted

    prairiebelle44(at)gmail(dot)com

  158. ellen chevarie says:

    love the coach love perfume!

  159. ellen chevarie says:

    i left a comment and my fb name is ellen elaine chevarie

  160. Maegan Morin says:

    I really love that Verissimo bag!! Too cute 😀

  161. Terri says:

    Mmmm the chocolate box is what I would want

  162. Heather A says:

    I would have loved to receive the Hanna Trench Coat from Club Monaco!

  163. william fraser says:

    i would like the chocolate box also liked and commented on facebook!!!!

  164. I would love the Hannah Trench from Club Monaco, looks so cool.

  165. chicky82 says:

    Liked on FB and commented on Cake Beauty’s page: https://www.facebook.com/cakebeauty/posts/10151316711838008

  166. andrea says:

    I’d like the David’s Tea, or the trenchcoat

  167. Thank you. Liked and commented on Facebook’s Cake Beauty page. 🙂

  168. natalie cormier says:

    i have been wanting a diamond necklace for the last 4 years!

  169. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like the retro vibe of the Verissimo bag

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