Think Outside the Chocolate Box

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit.


By Sharon Feiereisen

While you might be hard-pressed to find a gal who wouldn’t delight over some red roses and Neuhaus chocolates, this Valentine’s Day, why not go beyond the lovey-dovey standards and give her—or him—something they’ll truly never forget.


$99-$235. Available at the Museum of Sex (233 Fifth Ave.)
Frette-quality, these luxury sheets come printed with girl-on-girl-type erotic graphics for a memorably eye-catching take on bedding.

Flame Sig SKillet high rezLe Creuset Signature 11 3/4” Iron Handle Skillet
$155. Available at Sur la Table (75 Spring St.)
The crème de la crème when it comes to cookware, give the gift of foodie love with one of Le Creuset’s signature cast iron skillets.

LeSUTRA Bottles
$19.99-$29.99.
Available at Winebook & Spirits (554 W. 30th St.)
Opt for something a bit more memorable than champagne with this line of sparkling liqueurs, infused with premium vodka and a hint of white wine. Available in four flavors—grape, strawberry, blueberry and peach—LeSutra can be served straight up or mixed to create a variety of cocktails. LeSutra is a 15 percent alcohol (30 proof) product.

Valentine Rose Duet
$65. Available at Diptique (377 Bleecker St.)
The perfect gift for a friend or to set the mood for a romantic evening, this limited-edition candle combines two of Diptique’s most iconic scents: Roses and Baies.

Chillstop Halfzip_Front Chillstop Jacket and Bundle Up Jacket
$178 & $198. Available at Lululemon (15 Union Square West)
They say the couple that works out together, stays together. To that end, Lululemon offers a slew of versatile, multi-pocket, wind- and water-resistant his-and-her finds that will keep couples ready to tackle their workouts—no matter how chilly it gets.

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$29.95 and up
This newly launched NYC-based luxury flower delivery service, founded by two Frenchmen who deemed the current crop of flower delivery services unimpressive in terms of wooing a woman, brings back the romance and whimsy of rose giving and delivery with a variety of chic arrangements. All arrangements are hand-delivered in custom-made boxes.

suedepumpsCharlotte Olympia Love Me Suede Pumps
$1,450. Available at Charlotte Olympia (22 E. 65th St.)
Show a bride-to-be some love by splurging on these handcrafted 6-inch peep-toe pumps, which come adorned with heart appliqués and a baby blue internal trim.

Thenakedshop.comRed
$36-$64
Created with a form-fitting seamless design, soft micro-fiber, micro-modal and premium cotton, Naked offers environmentally friendly men’s staples including fitted crew and V-neck undershirts, briefs, boxer briefs and boxers that are so comfortable men have been quoted saying they feel like they’re wearing nothing at all …

X'sandO's-Kit-PrdWBx-S-D-00000000_SalesX’s and O’s Gift Set
$24. Available at Sephora (555 Broadway)
Nothing says love like some X’s and O’s and an adorable ready-to-gift box of beauty baubles. This set includes Philosophy’s vanilla cream topping shower gel, vanilla cream topping body lotion and cherry-on-top lip shine.

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$24.95
Send a man a message he’ll never forget with this service that ships a discreet black package with a red panty and a special note inside. Pantygrams have been sent to businessmen and even members of our armed forces as far away as Iraq and Afghanistan.

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