Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2020

When Valentine’s Day rolls around each year, many of us are a bit burned out on shopping, so it can be a good time to keep things simple while still being thoughtful. From rosé-flavored truffles to handmade ceramics, this year’s V Day gift guide is filled with simple but memorable ideas that are sure to please.

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Rosé Truffles
Pink wine fever lives on thanks to these truffles made with rosé-flavored ganache and rich dark chocolate. $19.95, hilliardscandy.com

Cocktail Picks from Love & Victory
We partnered with Love & Victory on this set of four colorful picks, perfect for styling your favorite cocktails. $24, imbibemagazine.com

Whiskey Master Class
Lew Bryson, editor of Whisky Advocate and author of Tasting Whiskey delivers another tome on his favorite spirit. In this guide, Bryson leaves no still unturned in a way that’ll inform newbies and aficionados alike. $26.99, amazon.com

Haus Aperitif Bitter Clove
An apéritif fit for fans of amaro and whiskey, the Bitter Clove expression from Haus is made with a base of Chardonnay grapes, layered with spices like star anise, clove, ginger, bay leaf and cinnamon, then sweetened with raw cane sugar. It makes for a delightfully complex, not-too-sweet option, either sipped solo or dressed up in a spritz. $35, drink.haus

Prospect All Purpose Tasting Set 
Set up your next home beer or wine tasting session with this snazzy set of four glasses. The flight-friendly board is made of acacia wood with brass rivets and a faux leather handle. Then build on the look with matching decanter, ice bucket and more. $39.95, crateandbarrel.com

Modern Porcelain Flask
Flasks this pretty deserve more attention than the traditional back pocket companions do. $40, food52.com

Ventura Spirits Wilder Gin
Made with a botanical profile composed of ingredients native to the Ventura area, like sagebrush, bay, yerba sante and mandarin peels, this gin will transport you right to the wilds of central California. $40, venturaspirits.com

Mars Iwai 45 Whisky
From the Mars Shinshu distillery in Japan, this whisky is named after Kiichiro Iwai, who mentored the founder of Nikka and Suntory. It’s a higher-proof version of Mars Tradition, which is a blend of single malt and grain-based whisky aged in a combination of used bourbon, sherry and wine casks. $45.99, caskers.com

A Pair of Song Cups in Stoneware
Shaped by hand and glazed in glossy celadon, these 40 mL.-sized teacups strike just the right chord with a soft teal hue. Taiwanese ceramicist Zhang Yun Cheng produced this line for Song Tea, making the set extra special. $52, songtea.com

Azad Leather Coasters
Upgrade your home coasters with these elegant (and ethically sourced) leather coasters. Each one dons a different stamped design, and a set of 8 comes in your choice of black or camel. $65, the-citizenry.com

Eric Rodez Blanc de Noirs Champagne
Hailing from Pinot Noir country in Ambonnay, France, this non-vintage brut Champagne from eighth-generation winemaker (and former Ambonnay mayor) Eric Rodez is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. The annual cuvée blends 5 or 6 vintages to maintain consistency, resulting in a bubbly that’s flaxen and crisp, with fruity and herbal accents. $66, rhcselectionswineshop.com

Hasami Teapot
Who doesn’t want a little extra zen with their daily tea routine? Beautiful in its simplicity, this porcelain teapot holds 40 oz. of liquid. $75, unisonhome.com

Moab Decanter Set
From Echo Park, California-based PKK Ceramics comes this hand-thrown set. With charming wabi sabi quality, the Moab duo comes with pitcher and one small cup. $110, pkkceramics.com

MADE x Imbibe Serving Board
We collaborated with MADE, a design/build company in Portland, Oregon, on these beautiful handmade serving/cutting boards. Made from salvaged walnut wood, the boards are 13.5″ x 8.5″ (at widest) x 1″ deep and include a brass ring for easy hanging. $180, imbibemagazine.com/shop

Italian Glass Carafe
In a retro-chic amber hue, the contemporary design fuses graceful beauty with durable materials (Borosilicate glass) for the perfect balance of form and function. $210, humanconditionsf.com


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