Houstonia’s Ultimate 2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

From beauty sets and candles to tasty treats and beverages, your loved ones are about to get spoiled!

By Rosemary Akpan Edited by Geneva Diaz January 31, 2023

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Gold-tone Fossil watch, Lego bouquet, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, and more.

Let’s be real, gifting is a love language. And after all the “I love yous” and dinner dates have been said and done, there’s nothing better than giving (or receiving) a gift. Whether it be a partner, friend, co-worker, or something for yourself, we’ve curated the ultimate list of goods suitable for anyone in your circle. Gifts can be elaborate and elegant, like a tasty-lux seafood lover's treat for a stay-at-home Valentine’s date, or thoughtful and affordable, like a cute plushie or an under eye mask bundle for self care days.

Whether you’re riding solo, cozying up with your partner, or spending Galentine’s Day surrounded by your besties, every gift on our list was specially selected for the relationships that are unique and important to you! Scroll ahead and shop Houstonia’s Ultimate 2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

Hand-made Clay Heart Earrings Local



Wear your heart on your ears with these clay heart earrings from local Etsy shop, Deux Chiens Design Co. The handmade pair comes in many patterns and colors, perfect with a bright-colored sweater and pair of jeans for a casual look. 

Van Leeuwen Raspberry Layer Cake Ice Cream Local



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Whether you’re riding solo this Valentine’s Day or plan on cozying up with your boo, indulge in a sweet treat from Van Leeuwen. Their Raspberry Layer Cake Ice Cream is made with pieces of soft, fluffy yellow cake, mixed with vanilla ice cream. The flavor features delicious swirls of sweet and tart raspberry to make your tastebuds jump with joy. 

Heart Slippers Local



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Show your feet some love with a pair of comfy slippers from Emerson Rose. These soft sherpa-lined pink and red heart slippers can be worn even once that box of chocolate runs out and the bouquet of roses gets thrown away. 

Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil



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Create kissable lips with Dior’s Lip Glow Oil. The glossy lip oil deeply protects and enhances your lips while bringing out their natural color. It can be worn solo, as a lip primer, or as a shiny lip plumping top coat. The multipurpose lip product is infused with cherry oil, which instantly nourishes, protects, softens, and revitalizes your lips. 

Saffron and Rose Hydrating Set Local



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For luscious locks, try the Saffron and Rose Hydrating Value Set. The three-step system features a shampoo, conditioner, and hair elixir. Ingredients like saffron, rose, pistachio, and pomegranate nourish, were used in traditional Persian beauty rituals for centuries and are known as the “antioxidant powerhouse” to strengthen and restore hair elasticity to its healthiest state. If you’re looking for the perfect set of products to detangle, smooth, moisturize, and add shine to your hair, especially before your romantic night out, get your hands on these. 

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Squishmallow



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Who needs a plus one when you can just snuggle up with a plushie? This stuffed Squishmallow, (and the new Beanie Baby of Tik-Tok), is shaped as a strawberry dipped in white chocolate, and the only difference between it and the real thing is that it lasts “FURever.”  

20 Reasons Why I Love You Puzzle Local



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Nothing says “I love you” like a personalized gift for your sweetie from Etsy. With “20 reasons” engraved onto walnut and birch plywood puzzle pieces, this romantic gift box shows your loved one how you truly feel about them. 

Lego Flower Bouquet 



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Looking to get creative this lovers day? Take a page from A$AP Rocky and Rihanna’s book and get a Lego Flower Bouquet. The floral building kit can be given to a loved one or be used as a fun home decor project for yourself. Unplug, relax, and get building. 

Rare Beauty Rare Blush & Highlight Custom Set



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Treat yourself and get this full-size trio set from Rare Beauty. The collection features their bestselling Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, the Positive Light Liquid Luminizer, and a hydrating 4-in-1 Mist. This set has everything you’ll need for a fresh and glowy look. 

Diptyque Eau Rose Solid Perfume



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You can never go wrong by giving your partner the sweet smell of roses. Diptyque’s solid perfume uses an old fragrance gesture inspired by the enfleurage technique to capture the scent of flowers. Made with an alcohol free wax, the scented balm is meant to be applied with your fingertips, to reveal a subtle fruity scent and floral intensity of eau rose. 

Sparkling Non-alcoholic Aperitif Variety Pack 



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Keep the drinks flowing with De Soi’s sparkling apéritif. Each one of De Soi’s apéritifs are crafted with natural botanicals like yuzu and chamomile in the Golden Hour bottle; strawberry and birch in Champignon Dreams; and blackberry and rose in Purple Lune. This non-alcoholic set of drinks are also perfect for those continuing their dry January stint.  

Oolala Sandal



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Step into February with a comfortable pair of sandals from Oofos Oolala Sandal. Made with their revolutionary OOfoam™ technology, this sandal features a streamlined footbed that will complement your casual Valentine’s day fit. They’re machine washable and designed to minimize odor, plus, reduce stress on knees, ankles, and other joints. 

Haven Gold Crystal Heart Strand Necklace Local



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Kendra Scott wants you to embrace your romantic side with the Haven Gold Crystal Heart Strand Necklace. The whimsical necklace features delicate heart symbols and a dainty adjustable chain in white crystal, making this the perfect piece of jewelry for a minimalist look.

Vale Automatic Gold-Tone Fossil Watch



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Gift this stunning gold-tone Fossil watch to your sweetheart to show that you got all the time in the world for them. This is an amazing gift for those who adore arm candy or need some assistance with managing their time. Fossil offers free engraving and embossing so you can include a sweet message that reminds them of you wherever they go.  

Dots Pajama Pants Set



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Strut through your Galentine’s slumber party with this cute little number. Katie Kime’s Pajama Pants Set (which also doubles as work from home loungewear) is the perfect combination of comfort meets fashion. Add a personalized touch with the monogram of your choice.

Faded Fan Club, Hyperpigmentation Bundle



Have a hot date? Prep your under eyes with this brightening eye mask from Topicals. The cooling hydrogel under-eye mask gently fades and smoothes dark circles and discoloration in just 15 minutes. Kick back and let your worries fade away.

Pergamon Wool-blend Waffle Bath Robe



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We can’t encourage you enough to use Valentine’s Day as a time to chill. After a bath, lounge in this CB2 bathrobe, a lightweight, absorbent, and ultra-soft Turkish wool blend that retains heat well in the colder months. Get one for you and your Valentine in a unisex style, or flip the script and get one for your mom!

Seafood Lovers Gift Pack



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Enjoy a cozy night in with Sizzle Fish’s Seafood Lovers Gift Pack. Indulge in a great combination of your favorite seafood with each box, including a double serving of sockeye salmon, ahi tuna steaks, Maryland crab cakes, mahi-mahi, and smoked salmon. This is the perfect treat for seafood lovers, and also makes for a great Galentine’s day dinner party package! 

Cozy Knit Unisex Onesie 



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Planning a sleepover with your friends? Pack this warm and oversized unisex onesie from Skims. Made with a soft-boucle fabric, it’s the perfect loungewear for cuddle puddles and binging Netflix.

Colorblock Sherpa SuperShep™




Whether you’re planning a ski trip or a simple hike, remember, it’s still winter! Grab this pink and red sherpa, the ultimate comfort-meets-style jacket. This cozy pullover is made with ultra-plush sherpa fabric and special details like pop-color trim and zippers. SuperShep™ guarantees this super cozy and versatile sherpa will be your most worn layer even after Valentine’s day.

Valentine Arrangement by Kalos Eidos Local



This gorgeous dried Valentine’s Day floral arrangement is preserved so you can enjoy it all year. And with proper care, you can admire this floral work of art for way longer. Pick them up from their Kalos Eidos Heights location or request for them to be delivered via their website.

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