New Romantics

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, meaning guys (and gals) everywhere are scrambling to think of a gift to express their love. Well folks, the panic ends here. Canada’s cultural department store, Indigo, has truly become a one stop shop for sweet, romantic, tastefully curated gift ideas for virtually any type of Valentine’s gift recipient – kids, long-time spouses, newly dating, close friends, you name it.

With plenty of retail locations from coast-to-coast and great shipping options online, you will honestly be hard-pressed to just pick out one idea for your loved one. To help you out, I’ve picked out a few of my top gift ideas from their special Valentine’s Day Shop!

Indigo Heart Cross-Body Bag

Heart-Shaped Crossover Bag – $45 each
First up? The world’s cutest bags. These adorable little strappy bags are perfect for your Valentine’s Date, with enough room to stash your smartphone, lip gloss, and breath mints (and beyond, to be honest). Available in three hues – including a sharp black that edges out this sweet-shaped bag – the bag is made even cuter when you unzip it to unveil a floral print lining. A perfect item for your teenage daughter or, let’s be honest, yourself.

Indigo Valentine's Reading Socks

Striped Reading Socks – $34.50 + Hot Water Bottle – $29.50
It’s easy to forget, with all the scantily clad lingerie models promoting Valentine’s items, that V-day definitely takes place in the bitterest of winter months. Indigo has it right though; their holiday fave reading socks have been given a festive February makeover, coming in two stripey combinations with a heart knit into the heel. Whether you’ve got someone keeping you warm in bed or not, a toasty knit hot water bottle is always a welcome addition when the winds are howling outdoors.

Owen and Fred Duffle

Owen & Fred Work Hard, Play Hard Duffle – $125
If you’re hunting for gifts for him, Indigo’s Valentine’s Day Shop has plenty of options! One functional gift with a festive nod? This red-accented duffle bag, which is a great treat if say, he’s got an old bag that needs replacing, whether for fitness, business travel, or a weekend getaway. Bonus idea – top it off with travel essentials and surprise him with an overnight trip for the two of you.

Mine and Yours Mugs

Mine and Yours Mug Set – $34.50
The couple that sips together, stays together! At least that’s the theory behind this sweet gift idea. Leave them as a set and break them out for lazy brunches and long conversations on the weekends, or split them up and have a sweet reminder of your sweetheart while having a cup of brew at the office.

Indigo Soft Touch Scarf

Soft Touch Scarf – $39.50 each
Want to get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day without looking like a walking valentine? Then be sure to check out these pretty, subtle scarves, which feature a heart print that doesn’t scream Cupid at first glance. Available in a Valentine’s-friendly pink and red combo or basic black and white, it’s a cute accessory for your closest friend, or even your mom, just to show how much you love her.

Indigo Valentine's Day 2016

Indigo online and in-stores has a pretty amazing lineup of gift ideas this year for everyone on your list. From cute picks for the kids to sweet treats for your sugar-toothed sweetheart to techie gifts for the teens, there’s so much to love.

Indigo Valentine's Prize Package

Now my loves, I have an amazing prize package to give away to one of you darling readers. If you win, you’ll nab a prize package valued at $119 and including:

  • Striped Reading Socks
  • Heart-Shaped Crossover Bag
  • Soft Touch Scarf

Here’s how to enter for your shot at winning!

1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by February 20, 2016 that includes a link to your favourite product(s) from Indigo’s Valentine’s Day Shop.

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 21, 2016 to select the winner, 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 for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Follow Indigo on Pinterest and Pin something from their Valentine’s Shop onto your Pinterest account. Leave a link back to your Pin in a separate comment below.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Indigo on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site onto your own Instagram. Be sure to tag them in your post. Leave a link back to your image in a separate comment below.

6) Bonus Entry #3: Follow Indigo on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall regarding your favourite Valentine’s product(s) from their site. Leave a link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

7) Bonus Entry #4: Follow Indigo on Twitter and send out a Tweet that tags them + me (@cdngiftguide) and links back to this post. Leave a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

236 Responses to “New Romantics”
  1. Sherry K says:

    I love scarves and this would be lovely -

  2. Marla says:

    Pinned and followed on Pinterest

  3. Lynda Grant says:

    What could be better than warm feet! I love these socks! My grandkids will enjoy the hot water bottle.

  4. Kim Hamilton says:

    I love Indigo’s gift choices. I bought a ton of Xmas gifts from their website, plus with “delivery to store” as an option, you don’t even pay for shipping!
    My favourite from their Valentines stuff is the kisses make up bag!

  5. Following on Instagram

  6. Jennifer Deol says:

    I really like the Beer Making Kit idea for my fiancé. I see that it’s not available online at the moment, but that actually gives me something to look out for. Thanks! I forgot all about the microbrewery innovation.

  7. corkrose says:

    I love scarves – I subscribe – This would be a great gift for hubby
    Kay Burke
    Today at 12:11pm
    I like this gift for Valentines I posted on Indigos website

  8. Krista Embertson says:

    I love the heart purse, I love fun fashion items that are special and can be reused when taken care of.

  9. Bonnie says:

    I absolutely love the pink; heart shaped bag. I still love light pink; Im a girl at heart

  10. Shannon says: The heart crossover bag in black. What a fun piece!

  11. janine willingham says:

    the socks

  12. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure And Coloring Book

  13. doreen lamoureux says:

    Like Indigo on facebook and left comment .. Doreen Lamoureux

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  14. Diana Powell says:

    I pinned 🙂

  15. Diana Powell says:

    I tweeted

  16. Mary Warner says:

    The work hard, play hard duffle is just right.

  17. The scarves are beautiful!! I subscribe 🙂

  18. darlene boyle says:

    heart shape bag

  19. love the soft touch scarves

  20. karen petrychko says:
    love the mug ” love you to the moon and back”. My daughter tells my granddaughter this saying all the time.

  21. Dionisia says:

    The heart crossover purses are perfect for Valentine’s day!

  22. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. A couple of my favourite products from Indigo’s Valentine’s Day Shop are Tinder Nightmares by Elan Gale and Water Bottle – Make Today Ridiculously Amazing

  23. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #1: Follow Indigo on Pinterest and Pin something from their Valentine’s Shop

  24. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #2: Followed @chaptersindigo on Instagram and Regram/shared one of their photos onto my own Instagram

  25. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #4: Followed @ChaptersIndigo on Twitter and sent out a Tweet

  26. ksceviour says:

    I follow on pinterest and pinned

  27. Sarah says:

    Here is my pin : )

  28. linda p says:

    I like the scarves

  29. tova says:

    I love the heart-shaped crossover bag!

  30. The heart shaped purses are so cute

  31. Debra says:

    I saw the purses the other day at the local store – very pretty. Also like the socks!

  32. mousecat says:

    I love the Mine and Yours mug set

  33. Anne Barbara says:

    I love the reading socks and said so on Indigo’s fb page Anne Barbara
    Today at 7:22am
    Thanks to Canadiangiftguide for showing me all the great Valentine g… See More

  34. Kay says:

    Love the gym bag so we can work out together

  35. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    my favourite product is ◾Heart-Shaped Crossover Bag

  36. heidi says:

    Soft Touch Scarf

  37. sonya says:

    Mine and Yours Mug Set – $34.50
    The couple that sips together, stays together! At least that’s the theory behind this sweet gift idea. Leave them as a set and break them out for lazy brunches and long conversations on the weekends, or split them up and have a sweet reminder of your sweetheart while having a cup of brew at the office.

  38. Irene says:

    I love the Heart-Shaped Crossover Bag. It’s fab!

  39. aarone mawdsley says:

    i love the crossbody bags

  40. Angelie Essiembre says:

    I love the heart shaped purse!

    Bonus #1

  41. Luminous Angel says:

    I love the “Name A Star” – great for anyone, any occasion! 😉

  42. toni v says:

    I love the mugs “you’re mine” and “i’m yours”

  43. Tamara Attanasio says:

    the socks are my fav! So cute!

  44. Rae D. says:

    My favourite product is the Heart-Shaped Crossover Bag

  45. dawn gordon says:

    i love this reading shawl…

  46. dawn gordon says:

  47. beewbedard says:

  48. Vicki says:

    looking for a duffle, so the Owen & Fred Work Hard, Play Hard duffle is the gift I’d pick

  49. Katharine Chen says:

    My favourite item from the Valentine’s shop is the Kobo Glo

  50. Josie says:

    I follow indigo on facebook

  51. Josie says:

    I follow indigo on twitter

  52. Victoria Ess says:


    A photo posted by Victoria Ess (@victoriaess2) on

  53. Grace F says:

    Bonus entry #4: I’m following on Twitter and here is a link to my tweet:

  54. Heather Spencer says:

    Would love to win the duffle bag for my son to take to the gym.

  55. Christine Holliday says:

  56. Philip P. says:

    Love the Owen & Fred Work Hard, Play Hard Duffle!

  57. ginafleury says:

    I was looking for a heart scarf for my Mom so this is my favorite.

  58. I wouldn’t buy these for myself, but if someone bought me the UGG Fluff flipflop slippers I’d be very pleased….

  59. Betty S says:

    I love the valentines scarfs Soft Touch Scarf Heart – Multi-Colour

  60. Julia M. says:

    I subscribe via e-mail to your newsletter 🙂 The heart crossover bag in black. So adorable! I pretty much love everything that chapters puts out. They never fail me!

  61. Janine says:

    I love these i love you coupons, it’s an adorable gift that is still personal and makes your husband feel great on Valentine’s Day being reminded of why you love him.

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