Cupid Ain’t Stupid – Valentine’s Gifts That’ll Getcha Some
Mikey Rox’s gift guides – which include Mikey Rox’s Ultimate Guide to Gay Gift Giving at holiday time – are the only such guides syndicated in LGBT publications across the country.
Cupid Ain’t Stupid – Valentine’s Gifts That’ll Getcha Some
Stirrings all-natural mixers and rimmers (mind outta the gutter!) get the party started. Just choose your favorite spirit, add a festive Stirrings flavor and sip your way to satisfaction. To help you along, Carlo, the Naked Bartender offers recipes when you become a fan of Stirrings on Facebook. ($7; Stirrings.com)
BY THE BOOK
While Kindle and Nook duke it out for dominance of eReader market share, Kobo is quietly gaining fans. Why? For starters, it’s lighter and faster than Kindle and features a chic quilted back available in several sexy colors. Three cheers for the underdog. ($139.99; KoboBooks.com)
What goes on behind closed doors is nobody’s business but yours- unless you count the guy who delivers your Collective Wellbeing sex toys. Now he’ll have something new to talk about it – We Vibe II – the first vibrator that can be used during intercourse and allows for simultaneous internal and external stimulation. ($69; CollectiveWellbeing.com)
Nobody keeps wallet photos anymore- except maybe your dad. Since you’re not an old curmudgeon, you likely want a better way to show off your sweetie. Enter Doodle from OrigAudio, a portable speaker that you can customize with personal pics (but not too personal), artwork, logos, graphics and more. ($39.99; OrigAudio.com)
There’s no shortage (pun totally intended) in this year’s V-Day selection from aussieBum. Whether your guy’s a hipster in the streets but a freak in the sheets, prefers boxers of briefs, or needs a little help from underneath, there’s a pair of ‘wear from Down Under sure to please his package. ($19.25-$40; aussieBum.com)
Etsy aficionado Jennifer Matlack breathes new, functional life into vintage, silver-plated trays, bowls, plates and platters by self-stamping handpicked pieces with words and phrases like “Love,” “Adore,” and “Be True.” ($8-$45; Etsy.com/shop/daisychestnut)
SEALED WITH A KISS
Known the world over for its indulgent outlook on decadent confections, Godiva recently launched a line of Chocolate Infused Vodka, a five-times distilled, ultra-premium spirit, the taste of which will speak for itself. ($29.99)
Business meets pleasure with the Museum of Craft and Design’s set of paperweights from master craftswoman Judy Vilmain. At two inches, her Square Heart is cast in pewter with a small enameled red heart nestled inside to keep your love safe. ($40; shop.sfmcd.org)
SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEET
Jimmie’s Chocolates will be offering an array of chocolate filled hearts that range from the traditional to the couture. Prices starts at $9.95. They also have juicy double-dipped chocolate covered strawberries ($4.25 each) and a “slighty naughty” line of chocolates. www.jimmieschocolates.com
Tom Dowd of Watermill Flowers said that Valentine’s Day is not just about roses anymore. He said that gay men want non-traditional items and over-the-top custom pieces. To order flowers from Watermill, visit their Fort Lauderdale or Coral Springs location or their website www.watermillflowers.com
SPARKLE AND SHINE
Argenti Designer Jewels’ newest designs include a 14K white gold with quadrilliant cut diamond 7.5 carat ring for $2,995; a 14 K white gold with tension set diamonds, .75 carat ring for $3,489 and natural gemstone sterling silver rings for $45.Visit their Lauderdale by the Sea store or their web site at www.argentidesignerjewelers.com
SMOOTH IT OVER
Kiehl’s is offering their most popular collections in Valentine’s Day packaging. Their Crème De Corps Collection ($45) includes Crème de Corps (4.2 oz.), Crème de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish (6.8 oz.), Crème de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter Deluxe Sample and Ultra Facial Cream Deluxe Sample. www.kiehls.com
Polaroid’s Grey Label by Haus of Gaga features three new products, the GL210 Instant Mobile Printer, GL30 Instant Digital Camera and GL20 Camera Glasses. Any fans of the Lady will go, um, gaga, if they received any of these as gifts. And think of the pictures you can take together!
GIVE YOUR BEAST SOME BEAUTY
It’s a classic, but nothing brings the romance like Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 3 Disc Diamond Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo. Originally $39.99 at any location that sells movies or you can order it via Amazon.com for $17.95. It’s a must for any Disney lover.
BE A HERO
If your lover is into comics, one of the best can’t-go-wrong books out there is Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee. With amazing and sexy art of popular DC and Wildstorm superheroes! You can find this at Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill for $39.95 or order it via Amazon.com for $21.96.
The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Pete features a gift store full of Dali-inspired items. Art lovers will go crazy over the unique dishes, clothes, prints, jewelry and books. Visit the museum in St. Pete or check out their web site at:
CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD
Kylie Minogue’s latest CD Aphrodite, is a big hit already which can be found anywhere for $18.88 or via Amazon.com for $13.97 if your man doesn’t already have it. And if your man is a huge Kylie fan, you might want to buy him tickets to her upcoming concert at the Bank Atlantic Center on May 7.
HAVE SOME FAITH
There are three new packages that pay tribute to George Michael’s Faith. Packages contain books, DVDs, a remastered 10 song album and a deluxe box set.
Visit www.GeorgeMichael.com for more information.
For those who like goofy gifts, check out www.webobble.com, where you can create a custom order bobblehead that looks just like your man! There’s even an option to create bobbleheads of the two of you together.
U Star Novels offers the world’s first personalized same-sex books and you can be part of their specially crafted adventure romance novels by simply filling in their online order form with personal details. Visit www.ustarnovels.com/same_sex_novels.aspx for more information.
A BANGING GIFT
Marc Jacob’s sexy new fragrance Bang, is not only appealing for its ads which feature the famous designer oiled up and naked, the scent is downright delicious. With peppery and woodsy notes, this manly scent would make the perfect present. Prices range from $55 to $77 at Sephora.com
Show your partner some love with the Aneros- a hands-free patented device specifically designed for prostate stimulation. Using no batteries or electronically induced vibrations, the Aneros transforms the body’s own energy into sexy sensations. www.aneros.com
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