Gift Basket: His and Her Valentines

When I worked at Pier 1, I was sort of known for the gift baskets I put together. I would get really excited when things came together to create a unique gift for my customers to give their loved ones. I also made quite a few gift baskets for my own loved ones. Last year, a man ran into the store the Valentine’s Day night needing a gift immediately for his wife. I grabbed a basket and put in every lavender scented thing we had and spruced it up with some glittery Valentine’s Day ornaments and lined the basket with red napkins. He looked at it and said, “Wow! This is perfect- so easy and so personal!” Dude, I hate to tell you but it wasn’t personal at all because you had a sales-girl who knows nothing about your wife put that together in 10 minutes. The point is, I rock at curating gift baskets. Below are my suggestions for him and her.

For Him:


  1. Sperry Top Sider Washable Bahama 2-Eye
  2. DKNY Red Delicious Cologne for Men
  3. Smathers and Branson Bourbon Needlepoint Key Fob
  4. Leather Heart Flask
  5. Guiness Beer Pralines
  6. Map Cuff Links
  7. Captain America Mug
  8. Fireball Whiskey
  9. Vineyard Vines Candy Hearts Tie
  10. J. Crew Arrow Tie Clip

For Her:


  1. Happy Heart Perfume Spray
  2. Queen of Hearts/King of Spades tea tin
  3. Cupcake Wines- Red Velvet
  4. diptyque ‘Feu de Bois’ Scented Candle
  5. Chocolate Candy Heart Soap
  6. Heart Sunglasses
  7. Stella and Dot- On The Mark Necklace
  8. Monogrammed Georgia Red Leather Cuff Bracelet
  10. Flavored Sugar Sampler