Gifts for Lovers: our Valentine's Day shopping guide

Gifts for Lovers

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Silver heart pill container pendant / $100

Compartment will fit 6 small antipsychotic pills comfortably. — Mark

Laser-cut birchwood landscape rings / $24

Beautiful landscape rings to mix and match from Britain—there are houses, trees and mountains (there's also an acrylic tsunami). Read more — Cory

Flashing LED Heart Kit / $10

Solder up a special something for your loved one or, better yet, have a romantic maker date and do it yourselves. Ah, love just makes everything glow. — David

Tonx Valentine's Day coffeegrams / $19 for 5

If you love someone who loves coffee, give the gift of Indie roaster Tonx's a set of five small coffeegrams, each with 2oz of fresh beans and a special Valentine's Day message. 10% of your purchase goes to Coffee Kids. — Xeni

Diamond-Accent Pendant Necklace / $80

For those who just need to get the Valentine's Day situation dealt with — Rob

Celestial Galaxy Scarf / $44

I'm pretty sure my girlfriend would like a Celestial Galaxy Scarf. I feel safe shopping at Shanalogic. — Jason

The everything-included English picnic basket / $250

A nice, cozy fantasy about how we'd live if we lived in a more classy, well-planned manner — Maggie

The Best of Simon & Kirby's Young Romance Comics / $21

Classic stories of jilted lovers, comedic cuckoldry, jealously, and glorious schadenfreude, told by two of the towering talents of comicbookdom. — Mark

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth / $18

A simple, lyrically told set of interlocking stories of creation, hubris, magic and destiny. Read more — Cory

Anatomical Heart Necklace / $48

Designed by Lost Apostle, the heart is white bronze, approximately 3/4" tap, and comes on a gunmetal chain. Also available as a ring! — David

doTERRA "Whisper" essential oil blend for women (fragrance) / $26

The ladies love it. The dudes love smelling it. Rose, jasmine, bergamot, cinnamon cistus, vetiver, ylang ylang, cocoa, vanilla, sandalwood, and patchouli. OMFG. — Xeni

Belgian Darts Set / $120

End grain basswood board, scoring rings separated by hydraulically inserted brass, and polished steel-tipped darts with birch wood barrels and shafts.— Rob

Pilot Vanishing Point retractible nib fountain pen / $140

I love my unique, never leaking Pilot/Namiki Vanishing Point. I have carried it for years and the pen writes as beautifully today as when I bought it. Read More — Jason

A Food Subscription / $150…

Pickles, cocktails, cookies, chocolate, jerky, and more. There's even a subscription for indie foods, tasty treats from small companies – Maggie

Full Body Spandex Lycra Suit / $40

Enjoy a close encounter of the 4th kind with your loved one! — Mark

D20 ice-molds / $12

These use an ingenious interlock system that has you freezing the bottom half of the mold, locking the top on, filling it up and refreezing. Read more. See also the Death Star ice-mold. — Cory

Lelo Lily Vibrator / $76

Rechargeable, splash-proof, and impressively powerful with five different vibration modes and 10 speed settings. For internal action, check out the LELO
— David

Amara Venezuelan Sipping Chocolate / $13

Delicious dark cacao powder and cacao butter. Pure sex, man. This is the real deal. Think of it as what expresso is to coffee: intense, made to be savored with sensual focus. — Xeni

Kawaii Heart Stickers / $5

Five bucks a sheet — Rob

The Magic Wand / $64

If you don't have enough Valentine's Day magic. — Jason

Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits / $17

A classic book of blissed-out altered consciousness by Boing Boing patron saint Robert Anton Wilson. — Mark

Spork multitool / $8

A perfect accompaniment for your romantic picnics in the hills or urbex snacks in rotting buildings with your sweetie(s). Read more — Cory

Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love

"Romantic love," Fisher writes "is a powerful and primordial mating drive that evolved to find and keep life's most precious gift – an appropriate mating partner. " — David

55-gallon drum of water-based lube / $999

Pump included. — Xeni

Pink, Heart-shaped Post-it Notes / $9

Maybe you have to make an effort in the office? — Rob

Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow / $25

Now is your opportunity to bring a Nerf bow, with 75ft range, into the office. Under the guise of playing "Cupid" on Valentines Day you can relentlessly rain arrows, like that elf in those Tolkien movies, on co-workers. A Heartbreaker as well! — Jason

Kinky and Kooky Excerpts from America's First Sex Magazine / $14

Founded in 1933, Sexology explores important romance-related issues, such as: extra breasts in women, pregnant men, humans with tails, and human-animal crossbreeding. — Mark

Whale-shaped, kid-friendly pencil-sharpening knives / $55

Hand-forged kujira knives created by Japanese blacksmith Toru Yamashita, blunt enough for children to sharpen pencils with. Read more — Cory

"History of Beauty" by Umberto Eco / $12

Italian essayist and theorist Umberto Eco draws from the history of art and aesthetics to appreciate the meaning of beauty in Western culture. — David

Monoi Tipanie Coconut Oil / $11

One of the most subtle floral Pacific Island scents; this classic oil product from Tahiti may help you get lei'd. — Xeni

Pet Hair Dye Heart Stencil / $15

A pack of 10 stencils and stickers designed to stick temporarily to fur — Rob

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's play 'Enigma Variations' / $24

If your idea of a Valentine's Day gift is one of oddly disquieting love expressed in the weirdest way ever, look no further. Read More on the mystery on which this play is based. — Jason

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For / $21

When the entire run of the comic is taken in a single draught, you come to see that Bechdel isn't just the master of the one-liner, but also of the slow burn. Read more — Cory

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex / $15

"To get inside a lubricated vagina, a penis needs to be hard enough to push against the opening with one to two pounds of force. That is approximately the amount of force required to open a swinging kitchen door." — David

Pink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs / $26

Photographer Joan Sinclair takes us on a journey inside the secret world of fuzoku (commercial sex) in Japan, where kawaii (cute) collides with consumerism. — Xeni

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro / $50

For those hard-to reach places — Rob

3D-printed wearable planters / $37

Watertight and translucent, you can see the roots through the material. Read more — Cory

Coracao Confections Chocolate of the Month Club / $26…

Raw cacao chocolates, filled with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and yumminess. Guaranteed to turn your brain on, and endear you to your chocolate loving lover. — Xeni

Titanic on Blu-Ray / $30

Watch Leonardo suffer and die in 3D. — Rob

The Days of Anna Madrigal / $20

The transgendered, dope-growing, meddling, lovable 92 year-old landlady visits Burning Man for the first time. Read more — Cory

Forever Changes by Love / $25

An iconic work of Los Angeles baroque psychedelia, Love's Forever Changes was released in 1967 and is one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time. — David

The Ravi Shankar Collection / $40

Ultimate cosmic mellow-out love sounds. — Xeni

Moleskine, Large / $16

For writing more romantic slashfic — Rob

Leather Batman backpack / $240

It's hefty price, but it's moulded leather, and it's the Batman backpack. Read more — Cory

Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink / $10

Midori's introduction to the world of fetish and kink for curious newcomers, photographed by BB pal Steve Diet Goedde, with colorful personal tales of the author's adventures. — Xeni

New Erotic Photography Vol. 1 / $13

A collection of fine contemporary erotic photography, published in lush form by Taschen, edited by Dian Hanson and Eric Kroll. — Xeni

James Bond Collectibles / from $25

Signed prints and other oddities, with 33% off during early February — Rob

The F-Machine, 110-Volt model / $515

A specialized healthcare device for adults, with free shipping. "Please note Doc Johnson dildos are not included. Sold Separately." Noted. — Xeni

iPad Mini / $400

Still the best tablet — Rob

The Sexual Wellness Section of

Can I just link to the "sexual wellness" section? I have no idea what people want, I assume it's mostly about banging. — Dean

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