Better Bets Valentine’s Day Gifts

Duff Goldman Cakes for Goldbelly

The Food Network’s famous “Ace of Cakes,” Duff Goldman, created this luscious, red velvet cake with cream cheese filling. The Red Velvet Heart Cake is frosted with pink-tinted buttercream frosting and decorated with red fondant hearts.

Each cake is 6 inches in diameter and serves 8 to 10 people. Duff Goldman cakes ship throughout the United States on Monday through Friday.

Available at $69.00


A sprinkling of engraved hearts covers the iconic Rouge Dior lipstick in honor of Valentine’s Day. The limited-edition lipstick comes in two shades: Red Smile and Dior red 999.  Rouge Dior’s long-wearing formula is infused with floral extracts and shea butter to keep lips smooth and supple all day long.

  Available at $39.00

Honolulu Cookie Company

You can’t go wrong when you give that special someone these pineapple-shaped shortbread cookies that convey the “spirit of aloha.”  The sixteen, individually wrapped cookies are made in Hawaii and come packaged in an attractive gift box with a sweet message: “You had me at Aloha.”

  Available at $19.95

Keds x Kate Spade New York

Kate Spade dresses up the classic Keds Champion sneaker with embroidered red lips. The shoes feature a Dream Foam footbed, leather upper and the Kate Spade New York logo.

  Available at $59.95

Dita Von Teese for Figleaves

The Flamma Underwire Bra is made of a floral stretch lace that’s almost too pretty to hide.  It’s finished with a velvet bow and heart charm at the center front. Complete the look with the matching bikini.

Available at $50.40

Rhonda Erb

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