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February 5th, 2018

Valentine's Gift Guide!

Because you're the love of your own life.

1. Wear your heart on your sleeve. // For a #loveyourself moment, you need Collectivo boutique’s new "I am the Artwork" denim jacket by Las Mothers Project Colombia (also available with the sentiment in Spanish, "La Obra de Arte Soy Yo.") Get either at 10% off during Feb. when you mention Houston Tidbits, and head to @collectivostore on Instagram to enter to win a La Obra de Arte Soy Yo t-shirt.

2. You’re gonna relish this idea. // Relish Restaurant & Bar is hosting a Valentine’s Day fresh flower pop-up shop and a 3-course prix fixe dinner (Moët & Chandon, Osso Bucco, Lobster Caramelle). London-trained Suzanne Cummings, an expert in the art of the European hand-tie, will create gorgeous arrangements that can be picked up at the chic restaurant on Valentine’s Day beginning at 11 a.m. Or, make reservations for the 3-course or a la carte romantic meal that night.

3. Queen of the tassel. // St. Raine jewelry will make you swoon and squeal. The local line of delightfully girly jewelry features fringe, crystal fans, tassels, agate, pom poms, arrowheads and other colorful details for a Valentine’s Day statement accessory that you and those on your list will crush on. Take 10% off with code TIDBITS through Feb. 14 - cute V Day gift wrap on all orders, too. 

4. Want to fall in love with your living room again? // Twyla, a Texas-based startup, makes buying contemporary art accessible. Their stunning limited-edition prints by emerging artists can be ordered framed or unframed. "Innocence" by Laurent Elie Badessi, pictured, is based on the artist's original technique of reflecting light off of surfaces to capture the ephemerality of color and light and the playful movements of butterflies Prices for Twyla artworks range from $250-$5,000 and financing options are now available (including 6 months for 0% APR).

5. Love is in bloom! // Make a huge impact on Cupid’s big day with Ballooms of Houston - they're balloons that bloom! The 7 foot tall awe-worthy balloon installations are perfect for your house or event, anytime of year. Letters, symbols, numerals, and shapes are available in trendy colors, including ombre and metallics. The gals behind the biz install the structure, then come back a few days later to take it down. Enter promo #tidbits18 to get a special offer!

6. For your main squeeze. // Get ready for Valentine's Day by shopping at Asher Gallery for cheeky, colorful earrings shaped like lemons, carrots, peaches or grapefruit by jewelry designer Elizabeth Woll. Find these and other truly special gifts at the museum shop located within Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Mention TIDBITS for 10% off your total purchase.

7. Make love: simple. // Here's a sparkling idea. He shows you every day that he loves you. Now he wants to show you with the perfect gift. This year, bring him to Lewis Jewelers in Uptown Park or Clear Lake and help him make love: simple. A classic and timeless gift, diamond stud earrings start at $499. Lewis Jewelers is taking fashion further with fine jewelry, timepieces, fashion jewelry and wedding and engagement pieces.

8. You’re gonna heart this. // Shop for stylish gifts at Market Street The Woodlands, like the Yours Truly ombre heart tote from Kate Spade New York. From accessories for your Valentine’s Day date night to artisan treats for your sweetie and fashion-forward apparel and jewelry for spring, it’s a one-stop shopping experience that’s the perfect match every time.

9. Better Half Wine Night. // Love Cane Rosso's authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas? Launching Feb. 13, every Tuesday night from 5 til close, selected wine bottles at Cane Rosso will be half-priced. Celebrate your sweetie a day early or, if you can't be with the one you love, love the wine you're with. 

10. Love your skin. // Take advantage of the Valentine’s spa specials from Dr. Franklin Rose and Utopia Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa! The Uptown Park beauty haven is offering three specials this month. Take $100 off Juvederm Ultra Plus, opt for a Fire & Ice facial for $99 or reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve texture and tone with the buzzy, brand new Stem-Cell Enhanced Signature Utopia Facial (take $200 off). 

11. Hostess with the Mostess. // Hosting a Galentine's party or V Day date night? Featured in Glitter Guide and Real Simple, Houston-based Mostess Box will make you giddy with a seasonal or monthly delivery of curated home items (think dessert plates and disco stirrers) plus delicious food and cocktail recipes. Get a one-time Mostess Box for $10 off plus free shipping with code TIDBITS, or shop their selection of flamingo stirrers, pineapple shot glasses and gold cocktail shakers for up to 40% off.

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