Features February 2019

8 Valentine’s Gifts Men & Women Really Want

Ditch the cliché chocolate and flowers… here are 8 things men & women really want for Valentine’s Day.

First, meet the Nomiku– a sous vide system making food prep a breeze. Use the cooking aid to whip up just about anything; simply set a designated temperature, place the food in a sealed bag, put it in the pot, and witness the magic. Food never overcooks no matter how long you leave it in!

After preparing your Nomiku creation, consider gifting your significant other a set of splurge-worthy steak knives from Bed Bath and Beyond. The Zwilling® J.A. Henckels Pro 4-Piece Set features a curved bolster to cut with precision, safety and comfort. The optimized blade shape reduces hand and wrist stress and the high carbon stainless steel looks great on the dinner table.

Surely, you’ll need to wash down your steak… what couple wouldn’t want wine delivered to their door? The California Wine Club offers a delectable Signature Seriesmembership, ideal for vino enthusiasts and collectors. Every month you’ll get two highly rated, handcrafted and hand-selected wines… You’ll also score access to the club’s wine consultants, and a VIP winery tour and tasting invitation.

If your lady loves fashion, get her something that’ll rock her assets… Spanx. She’ll love the faux leather look with built in slimming features, or the casual Jean-ish Ankle Leggings formed to reduce the feared muffin top. There’s also a beautiful lace shaping collection- a tasteful twist on lingerie. And the kicker… there’s even something for dad! The cotton compression V-neck supports his gut and firms his chest.

Next, treat each other to classic jackets from John Partridge. The UK brand is now available in the US, offering closet staples like the Men’s Landowner Jacket and Women’s Moorland. Made of British waxed cotton, handmade studs and Merino wool, John Partridge offers traditional outerwear you can sport all year round. Tailored, flattering, high quality, and detail oriented.

Ok… I had to include one jewelry piece, but this is far from cliché. Introducing Tali Gilette. Your baby mama will go gaga over the Mama Spiral Ring, totally unique, special and spotted on a bunch of celebs. Flaunting a lovely look, this ring comes in 18K yellow, rose or white gold… and you can even add diamonds.

Another idea… go in on a joint gift… for your bedroom. Upgrade your bed to the Zinus ultra-modern Shalini Upholstered Diamond Stitched Platform Bed Frame– timeless and comfortable. The best part… it costs less than $300 for a king! High quality, sturdy, and easy to assemble.

Finally, dress your walls with something calming: an Oliver Gal Surfboard, a favorite of Gwyneth Paltrow. These Gwyneth Paltrow watery waves are printed on a high-gloss art panel, creating the illusion that the art is floating from the wall. An invisible mount makes it easy to hang.

Written by: Nadine Bubeck


Nadine Bubeck is a TV Personality, author, lifestyle blogger, and fashion designer, having founded Mama B. Designs: boutique apparel that benefits March of Dimes. The Valley-based parenting contributor is a blessed boy mom times three. (nadinebubeck.com)

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