By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

Back in the day, a paper lace Valentine or a card with Charlie Brown or Scooby Doo on the front would do the trick. But this Valentine’s Day, you deserve something more. Pamper yourself and your loved ones with the following gifts and you’ll be scrawling Me + Spa = TLF on your desk.

JimmyJane’s Massage Candles

JimmyJane’s Ember Edition of One Cocoa + Fig Massage Candle combines everything a girl could want for Valentine’s Day: chocolate, relaxation, and love. Create the ambiance with some romantic candlelight (complete with aphrodisiac scents) and then enjoy the melted wax as a massage oil. The candle can last 72 hours and the chic porcelain container is reusable. Visit

Peeky Toes

Peeky™ Toes L U X E, designed by NYC-based founder Charissa Stuart, are a clever and unique solution to keeping your tootsies warm when getting that winter pedicure. Made of luxurious Italian spun cashmere and quality engineered with a comfortable thong, arch support, and comfy cushion, Peeky Toes are the perfect gift for your ‘sole’-mate. Available at Use the code BEAUTY1 for free shipping!

An Absolute Night of Luxury from Spa Sister

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a complete disaster for the friend who just went through a colossal breakup. Give her An Absolute Night of Luxury with a Spa Sister gift basket from Bath Addiction. With this gift, which comes complete with cozy heart slippers, a sleep mask, foot butter and an assortment of other goodies, who needs a man? Visit for this and other great gift ideas.

Marshmallow Bath Confetti

The perfect Valentine’s Day grab-bag gift, Marshmallow Bath Confetti Crackers come adorably packaged and ready to give you more fun in the tub! The confectioner’s heart-shaped confetti dissolves into the bath for a fun-loving bubbling experience. Try Bath Confetti Peppermint for a refreshing peppermint scent which is two mints in one as it acts as a room scent too! Visit

Sundari Body Oils

It’s been said that you can’t love another until you love yourself. So, why not show yourself some affection from head to toe by indulging with Sundari’s luxurious hair and body oils? Gotu Kola and Lotus Body Oil calms the senses with its infused Ayrurvedic herbs. Gotu Kola helps to firm & tone skin while Lotus Oils promote intense hydration and soft tranquil fragrances. Neem and Coconut Hair Treatment Oil is a therapeutic oil that helps prevent protein loss, making hair healthier and encouraging growth. Available at

There’s something about the spa that just lends itself to the holiday that is Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s all the candles that just seem to scream romance. Whatever the case may be, these gifts of spa are a safe bet when trying to show your Valentine how much you care.

Originally published February 2009
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