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Geek Valentines: Gifts For Him

I love shopping for my fellow geeks. It’s so easy. Our thematic passion really simplifies finding the right gift for us. For example, as I have said before, I am a huge fan of Pusheen the Cat. So if I am gifted any pushed related items I will be as happy and content as a Pusheen that has recently eaten some pie and taken a nap. So if your valentine is a geek you are in luck! Focus on their fandoms and get something that is related. Below I have some top notch geeky gifts to get you started:

2-Player Gaming Mug Set

The last thing you want to do first thing in the morning is have your dishware cause a fight. That’s why we’re setting forth this rule right here, right now: whoever makes the coffee gets to be Player 1.

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Valentine’s Day Baking Tools

Alright, you have your Pinterest recipes – check! You have the plans to transform your living/dining room into an explosion of hearts, love, reds, pinks and whites – check! You have all the ingredients in the recipes – check! Now, do you have all the nifty tools that make your cakes and cupcakes in shapes of hearts? If you don’t have these, don’t worry! I have some ideas in this post that will help out in that arena. Plus, some love inspired tools to get you in the right mood to bake for your sweetheart.

Valentine Stamp Cookie Cutter Set

Spell out your sweetest sentiments with home-baked valentine cookies. This vintage-inspired cookie cutter has interchangeable heart-shaped plates for three different designs. Create a plain heart with a scalloped border, or hearts imprinted with “XOXO” or “Be Mine.”

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Valentines: Sweet Yummy Candy

This Valentine’s Day show your love with some sweets. I tend to overeat during special occasions: birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, you name it. There’s nothing I can do about it. I LOVE chocolates. If you ever have to win me over, just show up with chocolate and I will melt at your feet. Other top munchies I love: macarons and creme brûlée. That’s why I work out like a maniac on the days between special occasions. So that I don’t have to worry about it. If your sweetheart loves the yum yums, like I do, you should keep reading.

Conversation Mini Heart Cookies

These petite iced sugar cookies convey the sweetest messages to share with your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. The all-natural cookies are made fresh daily, using sweet butter for superior flavor and a crisp, buttery texture. Serve the festive, hand-decorated cookies with a cup of tea or hot chocolate for a special Valentine’s treat, or present them as a special treat for your sweetheart.

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Kid’s Valentines: Heart Waffle Bar

This year you can impress your family with a Heart-Shaped Waffle Bar! With the Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker you can make five waffles at a time. Imagine the delicious toppings: whipped cream, butter, syrup, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, Nutella, ice cream, and sprinkles. The options are endless and, most of all, fun. There is nothing I enjoy more than picking what I want from a buffet. A waffle bar just seems like a dream come true.

Chef’s Choice M840 WafflePro Express Waffle Maker, Traditional Five of Hearts

With a new modern design and a unique “floating” top-plate, the M840 is the most advanced waffle maker yet. In as little as 90 seconds, you’ll be preparing the worlds most delicious waffles, effortlessly. The unique Quad® baking system lets you select the ideal flavor, texture and color. With a simple flip of the texture select switch, you can choose either fast bake for crisper waffles with a soft, oven fresh interior, or deep bake for a more uniform texture. This professional, heavy-duty unit offers a “waffle ready” beeper, “baking” and “ready” lights, instant temperature recovery for continuous baking, a non-stick deep channel griddle and an easy-clean overflow channel. The “floating” lid guarantees uniform waffle thickness and baking and ensures incredibly easy clean-up every time. This revolutionary waffle maker comes in Traditional Five of Hearts or Classic Belgian format.

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Valentines: Romantic Dinner Decor

So I went a little crazy with this post. I found too many cute ideas and had to include most of them. (Yes, this massive post does not mention everything I stumbled upon during my valentine’s saga. There was more, way more stuff.) So I kept the few items that would make the perfect decoration for Valentines’s Day. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend using ALL of the decorations below. It might look like a cupid went on a decorating rampage in your living room. A few of them will achieve the mood you are going for.

Beeswax Candles

Only the finest beeswax is used to produce these slow-burning candles. They’re made in Illinois by the descendants of a French beekeeper who settled there in 1863. His high standards still prevail. Virtually smoke and drip free, the solid beeswax pillars and tapers feature top-quality, woven wicks that ensure even burning.

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Valentines: Romantic Breakfast in Bed

That’s interesting, we usually celebrate Valentine’s at breakfast time or dinner time. I understand that we are usually working on Valentine’s Day but a special surprise lunch at a restaurant can also be quite romantic. It would not be fun to go back to work afterwards but then you can continue the celebrations at home after a light dinner :)

Today I’m showcasing some adorable serveware that would make a surprise in bed even more special.

Valentines Day Collection

Soft, organic shape, ruffled rims s and bright red heart designs give these pieces the homespun charm of handmade paper valentines. The sturdy, creamy-white stoneware provides endearing presentation for all sorts of foods, from breakfast to dessert.

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Valentines: West Elm Gift Guide For Him

I believe finding a Valentine’s Day gift for guys is just as easy as finding one for girls. The difference lies on the type of gift you look for. Guys would prefer a useful gift over a thoughtful gift covered in hearts. Although, as a girl, I do give extra brownie points to heart covered gifts if they are useful. It’s like finding the most beautiful skirt you’ve seen all day and then you realize: IT ALSO HAS POCKETS! Boom! That skirt just became my favorite skirt ever.

So back to buying gifts for guys. West Elm has a great array of Men’s Valentine’s Day gifts and I have a few of them listed here. Go ahead and take a gander.

Triple C™ Green iPad Case

Cool case. Created by New York-based Triple C™, the Green Case protects your iPad Air™ with zebra wood and a folding plastic case.

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Valentines: West Elm Gift Guide For Her

I have jumped into a Valentine’s worm hole and have emerged with a vast amount of heart, love and unique ideas to celebrate this holiday. So please be prepared for the bombardment of Valentine’s Day posts that will be flooding Cool Gifting. I hope you are as excited as I am :) I am celebrating my 13th Valentine’s Day. That is bananas! Time just flies by if you’re not paying attention.

The first find I would like to share with you is West Elm’s Valentines Gift Guide For Her. I am a huge fan of West Elm’s style and they have some adorable gift ideas like the heart Tic Tac Toe. How cute are those chubby hearts?!

Heart Tic Tac Toe

West Elm’s take on this classic pastime has a wooden box with a lid that doubles as a playing board. Its iron game pieces are shaped like x’s and hearts (instead of o’s).

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Top Games for Board Game Aficionados

You are looking for a gift for a friend who loves to play board games, the geeky kind, but are at a loss for what to get them? Do not fret! Here is a list of the top co-operative Board Games. That means all the players work together to win. Yay! Team work!

Escape: The Curse of The Temple

Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative game in which players must escape from a temple which is cursed before the temple collapses and kills one or more explorers, thereby causing everyone to lose. Escape is played in real-time, with all players rolling dice and taking actions simultaneously as they play along to a soundtrack.

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Bloomingdale’s Winter Coat Sale

I was just checking out Bloomingdale’s coat sale and I they have some great steals on brands like Burberry, DKNY, Via Spiga and Laundry by Shelli Segal. I live in Florida so I will only get to wear these beautiful coats when I travel during the winter, such a shame. I’m telling you, I am meant to live in cooler weather. The humidity is my nemesis down here. We fight every day. Nonetheless, I need my sunny days most of the year. So the battle continues. Regardless of whether I should buy these or not. If you are in need of a nice coat, this is your chance to score designer coats at a major discount (up to 65% OFF). Here are my top picks from the sale ending on January 19, 2015:

Laundry by Shelli Segal Skirted Wool Coat

Wool coat made by Laundry by Shelli Segal with notch collar, double breasted button front, dual zip pockets at hip, and flared at waist.

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