30 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

Something for every Valentine on your list, from bagels to bouquets, cocktails to cookies.

1. MACARONS
Honey & Butter, $2-3

Preorders for the heart-shaped macaron set have already closed, but rest assured that more will be available for walk-ins. We suggest arriving by 10 a.m. for regular cookies, noon for shapes and characters.

➜Irvine Spectrum Center, 633 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine (between Old Navy & Skechers), 949-536-5556


2.  NATURAL LIPSTICK
Kosas, $24

Anaheim Hills native Sheena Yaitanes studied chemistry and biology at UC Irvine and earned an MBA at Chapman before launching this line of hydrating lipsticks.

➜Buy on kosascosmetics.com, or at Camellia Boutique in Dana Point.


3. FLOWERS & A CUPCAKE
Petals and Pop, $25

A cupcake from Frosted (cherry chocolate chip or strawberry) is paired with a bouquet.

➜Order here for pick-up Feb. 13 to 14 at 214 Main St., Seal Beach; Pacific City in Huntington Beach; or delivery via Postmates.


4. CRAVINGS
by Chrissy Teigen, $19

Recipes by the Huntington Beach High School grad and all-around awesome gal. (Bonus gifting points: pick up ingredients for hubby John Legend’s breakfast sandwiches from page 27.)

➜Buy on Amazon


5. KONA KOI WEEKEND BAG
by Halsea, $265

Perfect for a weekend getaway, by Costa Mesa-based Sally Bartz.

➜Buy on halsea.com


6. COCKTAILS
at Mix Mix

Take your sweetheart or besties to this DTSA standout, which will offer a lineup they refer to as “cocktails for sweethearts and singles.”

➜Mix Mix Kitchen & Bar, 300 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714-836-5158


7. HEART-SHAPED TRUFFLES
by ChocXO, $1.50 each

Serious sweets from Orange County’s only bean-to-bar chocolate maker.

➜Available at ChocXO’s factory store at 9461 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949-825-5781; and Hidden House Coffee locations in San Juan Capistrano, Lake Forest, and Costa Mesa


8. LOVERBIRDS ON RECLAIMED WOOD
Heirlooms and Hardware, $75

Call to confirm availability or ask about custom colors.

➜Order here, shop in person at Pacific City, 21046 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 949-291-0090; The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-545-2420


9. VALENTINE BAGEL
Bagels and Brew, $2 each

This shop, known for its rainbow-colored “unicorn” bagels, offers this pink-swirl variation Feb. 9 to 14

➜Preorder here for pickup in Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, or Mission Viejo


10. ‘HIS’ BOURBON BAR
Valenza Chocolatier, $9

Award-winning chocolatier Amy Jo Pedone is churning out this and other sweets for her annual Valentine’s pop-up, Feb. 10 to 14 at The Hood Kitchen Space.

➜350 Clinton, Costa Mesa, 714-549-2430


11. YOUR BEAUTY MARK
by Dita von Teese, $31

The book is billed as “The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour,” by Irvine’s own burlesque superstar.

➜Buy on Amazon


12. CLASSIC SLIP-ONS
Vans, $55

An idea that works for him or her, from the legendary Cypress-based company.

➜Buy on Vans.com, or multiple locations throughout O.C.


13. CONVERSATION HEART DONUTS
Crafted Donuts, $2

Because nothing says I love you quite like fried and frosted dough.

➜18011 Newhope, Fountain Valley, 714-277-3656


14. LAGUNA BEACH PIN
by Odds & Sods, $10

From a whimsical line by Newport Beach-based design twins Jennifer and Amy Hood.

➜Buy online (and check out more styles) or in-person at Thalia Surf Shop, 915 S. Coast Hwy Laguna Beach


15. LOCAL SPIRITS
by Blinking Owl, $40

By the bottle or in cocktails, Orange County’s only distillery offers gin, vodka, and aquavit at a gorgeous tasting room.

➜802 E. Washington Ave., Santa Ana, 714-542-5928


16. RIEGELEIN CHOCOLATE LADY BUG
Sweets Choice, $6

This new shop inside Union Market at The District imports chocolate from all over Europe. You’ll also find large selections of Milka, Ritter Sport, and Kinder Surprise.

➜2493 Park Ave., Tustin, or sweetschoice.com


17. BETTER TOGETHER ULTIMATE EYE COLLECTION
Too Faced, $65

Grab this limited-edition product, a collaborative effort between the Irvine-based brand and Kat Von D.

➜Available here.


18. TANER BAR NECKLACE
Gorjana, $60

This timeless piece from the Laguna Beach-based brand will set the bar on gift-giving.

➜Available in three metals here.


19. BEER TASTING
Noble Ale Works, tasting menu ranges from $10 to $15

Grab a beer (or two) from this award-winning brewery, walking distance from Honda Center and Angel Stadium.

➜1621 S. Sinclair St. Ste B, Anaheim, 714-634-7239


20. THE TROPICS
Rainbow Sandals, $52

Your special someone will be beach-ready with a pair from this San Clemente-based footwear company.

➜Available here.


21. HAND-BLOWN HEIRLOOM ARTISAN CANDLE
Laguna Candles, $180

Heat things up with this soy candle, hand-poured into a one-of-a-kind, silver-infused glass bowl.

➜Available in different colors here.


22. LA D DE DIOR PRECIEUSE
Dior, price on request

Frost your valentine with this satin strap diamond watch.

➜South Coast Plaza, 714-549-4700, or online


23. VICE LIQUID LIPSTICK
Urban Decay, $18

By your sweetie a bold lip with this new line of liquid lipsticks from the brand co-founded by a Newport Beach native.

➜Available here.


24. CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES & CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKE
Hapa Cupcakes, $3.50 each

Add some kick to your V-day gift with this alchohol-infused cupcake from the Downtown Fullerton bakery.

➜105 W. Amerige Ave., Fullerton, 714-576-4272


25. MIGNONNE GAVIGAN BEADED LEATHER MADELINE EARRINGS
Intermix, $225

Your love will take flight with these winged earrings.

➜South Coast Plaza, 715-754-7895, or online.


26. CONVERSATION HEART COOKIES
B Candy,  $3.50

Get something as sweet as your valentine from this whimsical confectionery.

➜3100 E. Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, 949-675-3910 and Pacific City, 21058 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach


27. ALESSANDRA RICH SUEDE CLUTCH
The Webster, $1,340

Give the gift of style with this perfect spring accessory.

➜South Coast Plaza, 714-754-1366, or online


28. PASTRY CLASS
The Pastry School, $100

Here’s a gift that keeps giving from this shop connected to ST Patisserie Chocolat at SoCo. Choose from many classes, where your loved one will learn how to make your favorite pastry.

➜Register here. 714-825-0180, 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa


29. TRIBAL CHEVRON TWEED KNIT SHEATH DRESS
St. Johns Knits, $995

Make her spring wardrobe pop with this bold piece from the Irvine-based brand.

➜Available here. Shop different styles at St. John’s, South Coast Plaza, 714-662-6888


30. WINE TASTING
Seal Beach Winery, $20 to $52

They say the best gifts are experiences. Choose from a selection of wines at this Los Alamitos winery’s tasting room and then bring your favorite bottle home.

➜Make your reservation here.


BONUS idea!: ORANGE COAST MAGAZINE
February issue, $6

Bonus gifting points: crack the magazine open and find a coffee shop from our list so you can present the issue with a hot to-go cup.

➜You can buy the February issue on newsstands for $6 (Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Gelson’s, Bristol Farms, Ralph’s, and many more retailers), but why not get the whole year? Available at here.

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