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11 heart-warming gifts for the Valentine in your life

This Feb. 14, surprise your sweetheart with any of Globe Style’s V-Day gift suggestions, from soaps that’ll have your lover in a lather to lingerie in a box

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LIQUID LOVE When you buy a silicone-encased glass bkr water bottle for that athletic special someone, the company channels a portion of the proceeds into global water projects; this limited-edition model in Candy bears a festive heart. $33.50 through www.eluxe.ca.

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TOP OF THE HEARTS Make her wear her heart on her sleeve (and back and chest, too) with a stylish silk blouse by Equipment. $228 at Intermix (www.intermixonline.com).

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WHEN YOU’RE NUTS ABOUT HIM What food-loving boyfriend wouldn’t appreciate this heart-shaped, stainless-steel walnut cracker from Alessi? (No comments from the peanut gallery, please.) $24 at Alessi dealers across Canada (visit www.alessi.com for locations).

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SWEETS FOR THE SWEET The fine milk chocolates offered by England’s venerable Charbonnel et Walker as are delicious as their heart-shaped container. $25 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com)

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WITH A THONG IN YOUR HEART No romantic weekend is complete without a box set of sexy underwear – this Hanky Panky set contains three lacy thongs. $65 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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WRIST ASSURED Links of London partnered with FEED, the hunger-relief charity founded by model and activist Lauren Bush, to create this pretty red-cord bracelet. $145 at Holt Renfew (www.holtrenfrew.com) or through www.linksoflondon.com.

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AMOUR IN THE CARDS What recipient, near or far, could resist a mash note on one of these vintage-style postcards by Rifle & Co.? $12 for 10 at Indigo (www.chapters.indigo.ca)

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FOR LOVE AND MONEY Make sure your paramour always has bus fare on hand with a charming heart-shaped change purse from iconic leather purveyor Roots. $18 at Roots (www.roots.com).

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MAKING EYES Canadian rapper Drake is a fan of CDG Play’s tees; this one sports the iconic heart logo designed by Filip Pagowski. $120 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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PATTERN TEST Choose from a dozen beauty products, including hand therapy, nail lacquer, body lotions, shimmering lip glosses and fine fragrances, to fill this limited-edition Crabtree & Evelyn gift box created by a textile design student at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. $25 to $60 at Crabtree & Evelyn (www.crabtree-evelyn.com).

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AWASH WITH LOVE Evoking classic Sweethearts candies, these heart-shaped soaps offer words to live, love and lather by. $5 each at Pier 1 Imports (www.pier1.ca).

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