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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day 2022 Gift Guide

Love is patient and kind goes the saying, but one ill-planned Valentine’s Day gift or excursion, and that patience can wear off real quick. We’d hate for that to happen to you, so fear not, if you’re still racking your brain for something to gift yourself, your pal, or the significant other in your life, we have some awesome and unique suggestions that really say I love you to whom you love. Here is your Ultimate Valentine’s Day 2022 Gift Guide.

Foli Beginner’s Bundle

Not a flower or plant person but would love to give some low-maintenance greenery to liven up a space? Boom, check out this beginners bundle, potted perfectly in our smooth collection.  Versatile, easy to care for and designers love things in 3’s.  Space these guys out along your work space, shelves or sprinkle them around your home.  The snake, fishbone cactus and jade plant are great starter plants! Place these plants in indirect sun (any sill will do!) and water only when the soil is completely dry. Easy peasy low-maintenance and thoughtful gift

Kilne Steak Knife Set

You’re planning on making a delicious and romantic dinner for your S.O. but realize that what would make this meal that much better is a great knife to cut that steak with. Enter: Kilne. We’re familiar with this brand, but this set is what will really take any meal you cook to the next level. 

Valentine’s Day Sweets & Treats Cocktail Package at The SoHo Hotel

​​It’s the season of love! And whether you’re looking for a romantic escape with your partner or want to treat yourself to some self-love, the SoHo Hotel has got you covered! This year their Valentine’s Day package has been designed with Bar From Afar’s Sweets and Treats cocktail pairing in mind. It includes a one-night stay at The SoHo Hotel, as well as a cocktail kit that features all the fixings to make three different speakeasy-style drinks and velvety house-made truffles that pair with each cocktail. You don’t even need to leave the room to take part in this elevated cocktail experience – lucky you!

Package inclusions: 

  • Three new, original Bar From Afar Valentine’s Day cocktails (two portions of each) with house-made truffles that pair with each
  • Molton Brown gift
  • Late check-out of 2 p.m.

Offer available from February 11th through 13th, 2022
Cancellation policy: 48-hours before arrival date
Book using promotional code: SWEETPKG

Tonic Blooms Be Mine

Ahh, sweet fleurs for the international day of love. This arrangement is a Valentine’s mix of three striking stems of cymbidium orchids exploding with blooms! Just snip and drop them into your favourite vase for a contemporary and stunning look! 

Grey Gardens Wine Bar

Into celebrating love but want to be casual about it? Why not pop into Jen Egg’s iconic restaurant Grey Gardens for a quick glass of wine. You’ll probably realize you’re hungry and order whatever you want from their stunning dinner menu, all of a sudden it’s after 11 (glasses of wine) and you’re hungry again. But don’t worry, there are snacks!

North and Third The Friendship Jar

Sarah Nicole Landry (aka The Birds Papaya) and Bailey Stanworth (aka girl with lots of friends on the internet) introduce you to THE FRIENDSHIP JAR!

What started as a gift between these two internet besties is now something you can share with your friends and loved ones no matter how near or far they are! Sarah and Bailey have put together 60 prompts that are designed to inspire, challenge and remind someone of just how truly loved they are – because our besties deserve nothing less!

All You Are – The Signature Robe

The All You Are Robe was inspired by women who wake up every morning and give the absolute best of themselves all day. It was designed for a busy life, a full life, a beautiful life.

All You Are donates 1% of all revenue to International Justice Mission Canada, an organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse and forced labour around the world. 

All You Are is a Toronto-based lifestyle brand founded by Kena Paranjape, a seasoned retail industry veteran and entrepreneur. The brand launched simply with one product, our signature robe, which was Kena’s answer to the robe she always wanted but could never find. Since then that robe has wrapped itself around thousands of amazing women and continues to be a bestseller to this day.

Today, All You Are stands for more than just a robe. Through our product, articles and community, we aim to inspire women to step into who they truly are and to live fully and well, regardless of their current circumstances. We want to remind you every day to be all you are.

Madre Mezcal

Who doesn’t love a mezcal to make the night even more fun? Especially on Valentine’s Day. Madre Mezcal is a hand-crafted, artisanal mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico. Anticipate aromas of citrus, smoke, earth, and herbs. The balanced palate has flavours of agave, sage and white flower. It’s medium-bodied and toasty with a long, warm finish. Serve with grilled tiger shrimp beside Mexican rice or jalapeño poppers.

Atlas of the Heart, Brené Brown

In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.” How romantic and fundamental to a successful relationship.

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

Bisha Hotel

Always a unique, boutique destination for luxury and a staple in the entertainment district, The Bisha Hotel has added a new winter activity: terrace ice skating! The hotel has transformed its fourth-floor terrace into an outdoor skating rink and winter chalet exclusively to its guests. The Bisha Chalet is available during the winter months and provides a fun activity for a staycation or Valentine’s Day date idea.

Dish Cooking Class

We can’t be great at everything, so thank goodness for cooking classes with professionals who help us look halfway decent. Enjoy a welcome drink on us before exploring the recipes and techniques involved in cooking a 4-course meal under the guidance of chefs. You’ll divide up into duos or groups to prepare some of the recipes from the menu. And once all the cooking is complete, you’ll sit down to enjoy the wonderful meal you created together. 

The Bod Con

Self love is the motto, whether you’re rolo solo dolo, boo’ed up, trying to be boo’ed up, or fresh off a breakup. A lot of self love comes from self acceptance, despite our circumstances, or in celebration of them. In celebration of all creatures great and small, why not give yourself or your pal a ticket to The Bod Con. Body confidence is one way to feel connected to ourselves. It’s a social movement that  advocates for acceptance of all bodies and moreover that our value is not attached to what shape and size we are. The change is here. Let’s be part of it together.

Give back!

Get your friends together to make goodie bags. Great things to include are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mini water bottles, tampons, socks, and bandaids. Even a little note saying “Happy Valentine’s Day” inside it could go a long way to lift someone’s spirit.

Danai Mushayandebvu

Danai is usually scrolling through Instagram in search of new restaurants, things to do and places to be. While she has no formal dance training whatsoever, she hopes to be part of a professional hip-hop troupe someday. You can follow her escapades @dnizzler