No one wants to be the person who forgets about
Valentine’s Day – especially when everyone else across Canada seems to be spending a significant amount of money wooing their love interest or treating their tots.
A 2015 study found
half of Canadians spend an average of $177 on gifts in honour of February 14. The biggest items purchased include, alcohol, jewelry, fashion objects and tech toys. Unique gifts are also worth a look. Chip lovers can consider Doritos new Ketchup Roses bouquet, and those obsessed with pizza should check out Boston Pizza’s heart-shaped zas. READ MORE: Couples young and old celebrate the day of love
If you’re stumped for ideas on what to get the apple of your eye, look no further than our short and sweet gift guide. Each of these goodies can be purchased in a pinch online, and will tickle the fancy of even the most fickle of sweethearts.
Not into buying something that requires payment? Pen some poetry for your sweetie. According to
Ancestry.ca, 28 per cent of Canadians don’t remember the last time they wrote a handwritten letter.
Papyrus Box of Love Postcards, $40, papyrusonline.com.
Women's Original Tall Gloss Rainboots in Bright Cerise, $165, ca.hunterboots.com.
Wood + Glass Display Cloches, $44, westelm.com.
Printed Poplin Roll-Up Pants, $35, gapcanada.ca.
Leonard II Half Half Cream Sunglasses, $375, 6bygeebeauty.com.
Alex and Ani Heart Wrap, $48, alexandani.com.
TOMS Limited Edition Pink Lips Classics, $65, toms.ca.
Colette Grand Café Le Petite Sweet Box, $25, shop.colettetoronto.com.
The Reversible Mat 5mm, $68, lululemon.com.
Miik Men "Mick" Signature Square Neck Tee, $112, miikmen.ca.
David's Tea Valentine's Day Treats, from $3, available at davidstea.com.
Baking Mold, $13, ikea.com/ca.
Sequin and Crystal Rose Earrings, $115, jcrew.com.
adidas Stan Smith, $110, adidas.ca.
Yves Saint Laurent wallet, $850, holtrenfrew.com.
Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Beauty Case, $450, rimowa.com.
Pink Salmon Print Leggings From Fort Kids, $43, fort-kids.com.
Jessica Jensen x Love Fresh Travel Kit, $60, lovefresh.com.
Baddah Leggings, $40, bench.ca.
Jenny Bird Illa Collar, $225, jenny-bird.com.
Avon Children's Umbrella Heart Pattern, available at Avon.
MayBaby Small Jewelry Box, $45, pbteen.com.
Diptyque Rosaviola Candle, $80, holtrenfrew.com.
Optrix Pro Kit 2 Lens Bundle for iPhone 6/6s. $160, staples.ca.
Miiyu Solid Lace-Trimmed Microfibre Hipster, $12, simons.ca.
Martha Stewart Pets Valentine’s Bone Dog Toy, $6, petsmart.ca.
MACKAGE Samara Black Leather Fringe Bucket Bag, $550, mackage.com.
Massage Oils, $19, lotusaroma.com.
Lost My Name personalized books, $40, lostmy.name.
Forever 21 Polka Dot Shirt, $27, forever21.com/shop/ca.
Joe Fresh Boxers, $12, joefresh.ca.
Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm SPF, $9, getjackblack.ca.
HP Roar White Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $100, hp.com/canadastore.
BLACK BROWN 1826 Cufflinks, $35, thebay.com.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide, $15, available at drug stores nationwide.
Aveda Love Composition Oil, $40, aveda.ca.
Darth Vader Greeter Plush, walmart.ca.
Daisy Rivet Hinged Bangle, $145, coach.com.
Sealed With A Kiss Notebook, $8, chapters.indigo.ca.
TWENTYSIX by Aromachology and Natasha Koifman in support of Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), $75, 26forAPJ.com.
Build-A-Bear Sweet Hugs Swirl Bear, $25, available at Build-A-Bears across Canada.
Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II, $299, amazon.ca.
Sanuck Slip On, shopsanuk.ca.
Urban Barn Mongolian Toss, $99, urbanbarn.com.
WAXON Pomtini Loofah Scrub, $11, waxon.ca.
AVEENO® Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion, $16, available at drugstores nationwide.
ECCO Instrinsic 2, $210, ca.shop.ecco.com.
Sony XBR-X830C 4K Ultra HD with Android TV, $1,199, sony.ca.
Ashley Graham for Addition Elle Nightie, $95, additionelle.com.
Beard Mine, $25, beardsandbeavers.com.