With so much to buy for your sweetie, check out the gift suggestions The Hollywood Times has for you!
By Susan Hornik
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/5/22 –
For The Foodie
With its range of enchanting options, John Kelly Chocolates offers plenty of sweet and satisfying ideas!
A Tower of Chocolate!
John Kelly gift towers are built from boxes of John Kelly signature Truffle Fudge, Walnut Caramel Clusters, Salted Caramels and more –tied with joyful, gold ribbon guaranteed to make a delicious and dazzling impression.
A Toast to Valentine’s Day!
Take your taste buds straight to happy hour with dark chocolate that’s infused with the robust, smoky flavor of Kentucky straight bourbon.
Take a walk on the wild side with two flavors of spicy truffle fudge. The box of two features one that combines habanero heat with spicy jalapeño, and another with the smokiness of chipotle spiked with flavorsome ancho chiles.
Take a Tropical Holiday
Take your Valentine’s celebration south of the equator with semi-sweet truffle fudge blended with natural coconut extract and organic coconut shred or journey to the Far East with Thai coconut curry combined with semi-sweet truffle fudge topped with a pinch of sea salt infused with spicy curry.
Sully and Vanilla create whimsical and fun desserts that remind you of your mama’s homemade treats. With the passion for incorporating a theme into each dessert, Sully and Vanilla’s freshly baked cookies, cakes, and cake pops make a deliciously memorable impression. Their collection of clever treats mixes the classic flavors of childhood with a sprinkle of modern-day fun.
To make authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate, you need traditionally made chocolate, a hand-carved molinillo, and the perfect ceramic mug to drink it out of. Luckily, we’ve put together this Mexican Hot Chocolate gift set with everything! Cocoa is a legacy food made for sharing. By using everything in our Mexican Hot Chocolate Gift Set, your rich, complex-flavored, smooth hot chocolate drink will retain the unique aroma and nostalgic taste enjoyed for generations.
Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha Jun Kombucha offers a refreshing honey-influenced taste that stands out far beyond any other Kombucha on the market, with a flavor profile unlike any other Kombucha beverage! Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha keeps you hydrated and is rich in probiotics and antioxidants, making the bubbly fermented beverage a fan-favorite. Kombucha has grown in popularity over the last few years, but many are unfamiliar with Jun, a cousin of traditional Kombucha.
Seven Sisters Scones, an artisanal baker putting a modern twist on this classic quick bread. The female-founded “sconery” offers a Naughty Box that includes some seriously tipsy concoctions, including Cinnamon Fireball, Strawberry Champagne (yes, it has real bubbly in it!), Chocolate Kahlua, and rum-and-ginger beer-infused Dark & Stormy scones. Each handmade scone is individually packaged; made with fresh herbs, real butter and exotic ingredients; and shipped nationwide within 24 hours of baking! AND, they’ve added a few Vegan/Gluten-Free options to our offerings.
SeaBear, a trusted artisan smokehouse brand since 1957, has tons of options to get you started on your “New Year, New Me” path. Eat well and eat right, anywhere and anytime. Seafoodies have trusted this brand for decades because they know quality when they taste it. And being responsibly sourced is a guarantee you can love, too.The best part? Every option is affordable—no need to break the bank to stay on track in 2022.
Smooth and packed with nutrients, curb any sweet tooth with Congo Tropicals of quality chocolate! Made in Costa Rica using the finest cacao beans, it is a great treat to satisfy any craving. Perfect for all chocolate lovers in your life! The Congo Organic Dark Chocolate is perfectly balanced sweetness and bitterness with 70% cocoa dark chocolate.
For Your VDay Fitness Buff
G.O.A.T. Fuel is a health-focused energy drink, founded by NFL Hall of Famer and noted G.O.A.T. Jerry Rice, his daughter Jaqui Rice Gold and Trevion Gold. Anyone looking for a clean energy boost should check this drink out! It makes a great alternative to coffee!
For The Ladies
With strong design roots founded in the power of positive thought, Skullcoaster combines eco-aware fabrics, ethical production, and skull & rollercoaster imagery to create a streetwear collection that is more than clothing. It is wearable art that conveys the importance of listening to your inner voice. Because art is so essential to the brand (and the world) all Skullcoaster artists receive royalties for their designs.
Sexy, plump lips turn heads, as “Lip Pioneer” Lisa Rinna knows best. So, it’s only natural the founder of Rinna Beauty would create a product that gives the pout extra perk and perfection. Rinna Beauty’s Big Stick Energy Lip Enhancer and Pumped-Up Lip Enhancer Oil imbue healthy lips with moisturizer and volume, creating a fuller, more powerful look that instills glamour, confidence, and style. Both products are colorless, easy to apply, and the first step in creating a luscious lip look to inspire attention and envy. They are available exclusively on rinnabeauty.com.Lisa Rinna’s makeup brand, Rinna Beauty will keep your lips looking their best for those kissable moments with her LipKits. Each kit includes lipstick, lip liner and a lip gloss. 10 colors to choose from!
Enjoy lazy days on the couch with the softest throw by Pacas. Made from sustainable Alpaca fur. Available in 4 colors. Price: $150.00
- Shiseido – Beauty rooted in tradition and innovation. Shiseido offers gift sets for all! See specific sets for: Skincare, Gifts for Men, Makeup Sets, Gifts under $50, Gifts under $100 and Gifts under $300. All Holiday HERE
- Eyelash Curler and Mini Full Lash Serum ($25)
- Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Set- $133 value ($64)
- Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Best Sellers Set- $172 value ($70)
- Ultimune Men’s Skin Strengthening Set- $127 value ($75)
- White Lucent Brightening Essentials Set- $118 value ($70)
- Vital Perfection Lifting and Firming Essentials Kit- $190 value ($135)
- Future Solution LX Regenerating Skincare Set- $500 value ($285)
- Strengthening and Smoothing Power Set- $117 value ($70)
- QMS Medicosmetics– A concern-led approach to skincare born from surgical roots and loved by treatment professionals across the globe for its exceptional results.
- Thrive Causemetics– Beauty brand dedicated to their giving mission, “Bigger than Beauty” Thrive Causemetics donates to women in need with every purchase focusing on different campaigns throughout the year. See their holiday sets, stocking stuffers, gifts under $50 and gifts under $25!
- SH-RD – Taiwanese hair care brand great for ALL hair types, textures and lengths uses the power of rosemary and D-panthenol to stimulate hair growth, strengthen follicles and soften hair
- Stories on international brands to start shopping, ingredients (truffle, ginseng, sage, rosemary) to start incorporating into your hair routine, leave-in treatments for curly hair, unique ingredients (gold, deep-sea water from Taiwan) that you didn’t know your hair needed
- Deluxe Gold Protein Cream ($80)
- Nutra Therapy Shampoo ($35)
- Nutra Therapy Conditioner ($35)
- Truffle Semi-Treatment ($23)
- Scalp Revival Kit ($50)
- Pureology – 100% vegan and sustainable, Pureology has undergone a brand revamp going back to their sustainable roots and cali-cool vibe. Offered on Sephora.com, Amazon and Ulta.com.
Give the Gift of Feeling Good + Self Care
Snatchsicle Sea Quartz Versatile Beauty Treatment, is full of powerful ingredients that not only tone & slim the body, but are super rich in collagen & stimulate Fibroblast production in the skin. This helps strengthen the elastin in the skin, reduce sogginess, & give an overall toned effect. Full of Purple Sea Moss, Herbal extract, & Pearl Extract! All super ingredients that reduce inflammation, & help reduce signs of aging! A total new twist on Sea Moss Gel! Even though this is EDIBLE, we recommend you use it in the following ways.
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Our luxurious body cream transforms into an oil when massaged into the skin. This body cream is full of rare herbs and essential oils that have been proven to activate the Lymphatic System, tighten loose skin, reduce cellulite, reduce stretch marks, fade scars, even out skin tone, restore optimal skin hydration, help tone & sculpt the body. Great for everyone! We source the highest quality ingredients from all over the world, ALL organic, vegan, and cruelty free.!
My Smooth Skin offers a multitude of benefits to help your skin feel its best. It provides fast acting itch relief while cleansing and exfoliating the skin.
8oz Bottle, $19.99
4oz Bottle, $13.99
- Helps Bring Skin Relief and Restoration
- Fast Itch Relief
- Instant Exfoliant
- Deep Cleanse
- Effective Psoriasis and Acne Relief
- Reduces Pain of Scrapes, Cuts, and Blisters
- Alleviates Irritation and Chafing
- Spray it on, rub until dry
Ingredients: Antisal 4 (Trisodium Phosphate), Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate), Hydrogenated Water
For The Person in Need of Love Help:
For couples in need of guidance, check out “Readingsbyvida” on Instagram and Youtube. Vida has been doing this work since she was a teenager under the guidance of her grandmother, for 30 plus years now.
“What I have learned is that it takes time to connect to your own body, emotions, environment and energy. Also committing yourself to your practices, rituals and my ancestral work is what has helped me in this space,” Vida says!
Vida channels information prior to the reading so she is working before you even meet virtually or in person. “Honestly they can expect messages to what they need, I will not stroke any one’s ego and give them what they want to hear. I just channel information. As I always say ‘What you want is human, what you need is divine.’ I am here to help give you guidance if you seek it, lend an ear so you can release it, provide tools to help you achieve the goals that the person desires.”
Vida can be hard when you are being stubborn or very compassionate when you are really not doing well emotionally or mentally. “My job is to help you release things holding you back and transmute it into something else. Every reading is different though. I do explain how I work in the first couple of minutes, telling the client that I have channeled specific information prior to the call, I relay all the information from the Universe/Spirit or other entities, then the client asks any questions that they have, then the cards come out.”
Mama Vida is a fifth generation psychic medium with over 30 plus years of experience. “Honestly I am just the vessel, a Channeler, Seer and an Ordained Minister . Throughout the years, I’ve been given titles from other religious and spiritual leaders through initiation and through the community as well. I am a psychic medium, medicine woman, shaman since 1997, ancestral rituals practitioner, Apetebi & Aborisha as well. My community named me Mama Vida because I give those spiritual pelas, or spankings when I need to. I’ve been doing this work for a very long time since the age of 14 under my grandmother‘s guidance. I do spell work some people call it hoodoo, rootwork, cleansings, readings, weddings, baptisms, last rites & funerals.”
When she is not being hired to be a rapper at private parties, The Big Body High Priestess (@thebigbodyhighpriestess on Instagram and Youtube) is being hired by a myriad of inquisitive clients who seek assistance from the spiritual world. She is a lightworker, empath and incredible intuitive tarot reader.
“I honor everything that I hear, feel and see for whomever or I am reading,” she enthuses. She will also challenge the way you look at yourself, ask you to hold yourself accountable and offer you advice on how to step into a newer version of yourself!
Her inner knowing is spot on; she never allows herself to forget that everything is connected and that we all pull from the same mental reservoir. “We are all experiencing the same energy just in different ways so the more aware I am about how I feel, the more aware I am about how others feel. The best healers are transparent about their healing too. Often the things I pick up on are things I have had to work through or am still working through.”
For That Special Night
France’s leading winemaker Gérard Bertrand crafted the Cote des Roses line in southern France, in the Languedoc region (which extends from the Spanish border to the Rhône River) with its characteristic garrigue landscape and vineyards. The name is a nod to the Côte des Roses, or Roses Coast, a beach by the Mediterranean Sea.
The gorgeous bottle features a rose-shaped bottom, which was dreamt up by a young designer from the Boulle college of fine arts in Paris, and certainly makes an impression whether displayed on a romantic candlelit table for two or gifted along with a bouquet of roses. The collection includes four wines — Rosé (SRP: $16.99), Chardonnay (SRP: $16.99), Sauvignon Blanc (SRP: $16.99) and Pinot Noir (SRP: $16.99) — and is also available in adorable mini half bottles (SRP: $9.99). Magnums too, if you really want to express your love with a statement.
Driven by creativity, passion, spontaneity, and a desire to push boundaries, Languedoc is one of the most innovative regions focused on reinventing the French wine scene.
If you are looking for a special wine for Valentine night check out the largest wine region, producing about 30% of all French wine and 30% of rosés.
The region is renowned for being the greenest wine region in the world, producing about a third (33%) of France’s organic wine and 10% of the world’s organic wine. Languedoc is also the oldest recorded sparkling wines producer, famous for Limoux sparkling wine created in the 1500s.
For Your Valentine Pup!
Treatibles new Happy Joints Mobility Pill Wrap Chewables for Dogs and Cats can help provide relief for pets. It features exceptional joint support ingredients including glucosamine, green lipped mussel and boswellia, along with omega 3-rich hemp seed oil. This versatile CBD-free Chewable can be served as is to help ease discomfort or utilized as a moldable pocket for pill delivery.
Charlee Bear’s Grain Free Meaty Bites are the perfect stocking stuffer! These raw, freeze-dried meat treats are comprised of only two wholesome ingredients: a protein and a fruit or vegetable, plus added probiotics! Made in the USA by a family-owned company, these natural treats do not contain any soy, grains, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Available in six mouthwatering flavors, including festive Chicken & Cranberries and Beef Liver & Sweet Potatoes.
Hound & Gatos wet food for dogs and cats have limited ingredients but unlimited taste. They feature 98+% protein from real animal sources for a complete and balanced meal to meet the nutritional needs of all ages and breeds. Made in the USA by a family owned company, they’re offered in flavors, like Duck & Liver, Gamebird Poultry and Turkey & Liver, so you can give your pet the holiday feast they deserve!
For That Special Person
The DLISH Wine Gift Curation https://dlish.us/products/french-wine-gift-box includes a French wine from Bordeaux in a uniquely illustrated bottle, a pair of stylish wine glasses, and a trio of decadent Swiss chocolate bars designed to inspire world change. An indulgent gift that guarantees a romantic night in, this is the perfect gift for a lover when you want to cook a homemade Valentine’s Day meal, cheers with some of the world’s best vino, and bask in your love for one another.
Nothing says I love you like a shared hookah, the ultimate couple’s gift. There is little sexier than letting go of distractions, grabbing a bottle of wine, temporarily forgetting about responsibilities, and finding a corner to breathe smoke rings into each other’s mouth. And Kaloud https://kaloud.com is way more than your traditional hookah experience. Their signature product The Kaloud Krysalis, draws upon more than 500 years of tradition and innovation and emerges reborn as something new; something unknown, to create a product that is sexy and shareable.