2014 Valentine’s Day gift guide: Be mine, RVA

This Valentine’s Day, gift your favorite RVA’er with some RVA stuff!

Lavender body butter — Sweet Cheeks

If you’re anything like me, your hands are so dry this winter. I would be incredibly happy if someone decided to butter me up, as the packaging suggests.


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Virginia State Necklace — Need Supply Co.


Show your Commonwealth pride with this sweet ol’ Virginia necklace.


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Let’s Make Out Necklace — Need Supply Co.


A straightforward gift with straightforward messaging.


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Leather Tag Necklace — Quirk Gallery


A necklace featuring a very small brass cube is a perfect gift for the lovable square in your life.


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Peanut pocket knife necklace — Contrary Jewlery


It says “I’m nuts about you, yet may need to defend myself against you at some point.”


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Tina Turner, Love Songs — Plan 9

What does love got to do with it? Isn’t love, if we think about it, just a second-hand emotion?


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Large Resin Antlers — Quirk Gallery


Comes in pinks and reds; “Horny” jokes abound.


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First Lines Mug — Poe Museum


This mug’s emblazoned with the first lines of famous novels. There’s a key on the bottom to help you figure out who’s who, which is the perfect setup for dumping coffee all over your keyboard.


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Tres leche cake — Kuba Kuba

If you truly, truly love your special someone (and your special someone loves cake), you will buy them one of Manny’s tres leches cake.


Caramels — Chocolates by Kelly

Cake’s pretty good, but nothing beats the swalty bliss of caramel.


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Doughnuts — Sugar Shack Donuts


OK OK, caramels are pretty good, but nothing beats an apple fritter from Sugar Shack Donuts.


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60 minute massage — Nimbus

I was going to suggest a couples massage, but let’s be honest, you already spend plenty of time with your better half. Take this opportunity to spend some time alone (while a stranger touches your body).


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RVA Coloring Book — Modern Artifacts


Turns out if you’ve got kids they might expect some sort of “present” on Valentine’s Day. I have no idea where they get this idea, but I’m looking at you Public School. This coloring book may placate them, but it’s not made of M&M’s so your mileage may vary.


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Custom stationery — Triple Stamp Press

If you’re sending thank you notes (you really should) for all of the sweet V-Day gifts you got, do it with style.


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Ross Catrow

Founder and publisher of RVANews.

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