Feb 8 2015

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Detroit Lovers

It’s almost the day that is dedicated solely to you and your main squeeze.  Luckily, February 14th falls on a Saturday this year, so you have a whole weekend to fill with romance.  To help all of you Detroiters who are a little lost in the world of romantic gifting, we partnered up with our friends at Daily Detroit to round up some detroit-centric Valentine’s Day ideas. We have ideas for romantic Detroit date nights, local events to attend and some out-of-the box Detroit made products that we are sure will make your sweeties swoon.

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1. Sign you and your Valentine up for the hilarious, memorable and charitable Cupid Undie Run on February 14th.  What’s more romantic than running half naked through the streets of Detroit?

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2. Not interested in toughing it out for the Undie Run?  Pick out some lingerie at Detroit’s new Busted Bra Shop.

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3. Give a more meaningful piece of jewelry this year and give a one-of-kind piece by Rebel Nell, all made from repurposed Detroit graffiti and crafted by local Detroit women.

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4. Plan a Detroit game night crawl.  Head to Fowling Warehouse (think bowling mixed with football, mixed with horseshoe) then end the night at Punch Bowl Social for some Ping Pong, old-school arcades and maybe even a little karaoke.

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5. Tap into your artsy side and enroll you and your partner in a pottery class at Pewabic.  Try one of their BYOB Friday Night Out classes (there’s still openings for February 13th!).

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6. Don’t just surprise them with a new Shinola watch, surprise them with a trip to the Midtown Shinola Store and let them pick one out for themselves.

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7. Take them to the Detroit Zoo Gone Wild, it includes a strolling dinner, drinks and a revealing look into the mating rituals of your favorite zoo animals.

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8. Head to the VLNTNSDYMRKT to pick up some Pot & Box flowers, Petes Chocolates or cards from The Detroit Card Co.

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9.  There’s nothing more romantic than old school Detroit and some live Jazz at Cliff Bell’s. Enjoy the art-deco atmosphere with some smooth music, a bite to eat, and a cocktail.

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10. Valentine Vodka is an apt name for a vodka for this season! It’s high quality, too, and has a unique and tasty peppery finish. You can either grab a bottle as a gift, or maybe plan a night out at their fabulous tasting room in downtown Ferndale.

Don’t forget to check out Daily Detroit for some great pieces on what’s going on downtown!

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Feb 4 2015

Gift Guide: 6 Valentine’s Day Gift Picks

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day! We have some thoughtful and sweet ideas for your Valentines this year.

1. Make Your Own Romantic Tees from SunFrog Shirts

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This little t-shirt site started out as a couple college kids designing shirts for tourist companies & now there are over 36 million designs on SunFrogShirts.com. The beauty is that anyone can upload a tee shirt design & if your design sells, you make a commission. Here’s one of their big Valentine favorites & a sure way to score some major brownie points. “I love my wife” t-shirt, $24.99 or Hoodie, $39.99
15% off Coupon Code on TGI

2. Monthly Artisan Food Club by Mantry 

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Perfect for the man in your life.  Mantry is a food of the month club that helps you discover american artisan made food and what to do with it.  All american made, comes in a cool american made crate and the perfect gift for your foodie Valentine.
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3. Firefly Eco-Friendly Oil Candles 

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These Eco-Friendly Oil Candles last much longer than wax candles & are a green alternative to wax. For a romantic Valentine’s Day idea fill their Hurricane Votive with rose petals or arrange a grouping of tea lights for a romantic surprise.  Available in Tea light, votive, pillars & custom designs.
20% off Coupon Code on TGI 

4. Godiva Chocolate Cigars For Him, Keepsake Heart Box For Her
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If you’re going to give chocolate, give Godiva.  Try these unique chocolate covered cigars For Him or their new limited edition heart-shaped chocolate keepsake box For Her.  The boxes are beautiful to use as save boxes after you finish off all that chocolate.
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5. Monogramed Rose Colored Handbags by Gigi New York

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Gigi New York is one of our favorite leather companies as all of their pieces can be personalized.  It makes the substance and practicality of giving a nice leather bag much more meaningful. We’re loving their new spring Rose Color for Valentine’s Day.  Try their everyday clutch or tote.
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6. A DIY Cuddle Kit w/ Chocolate Shop Wine 

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A DIY Cuddle Kit is a sweet way to give an “experience” but also a physical gift.  Purchase a nice basket, a cozy blanket, wine (we love Chocolate Shop Wine for Valentine’s Day), a DVD, romantic playlist or a few games and you have a sweet gift and romantic date night coupled into one.
30% Off Coupon Code for Chocolate Shop Wine on TGI

Watch our picks live on TV20 Detroit!

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Feb 3 2015

Jourdan’s Picks: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him & Her

Who’s your 2015 Valentine? With the most romantic day of the year around the corner, it’s just about time to start thinking about how to show your love.  We want to help out!  Here is a list of awesome gifts that will make this Valentine’s Day especially memorable.  These gifts are playful, creative and will be a total hit! Be sure to check out our “For Valentine’s Day” board on Pinterest for more ideas.

For Him:

DIY bouquet gift – “you comfort me”

Get creative and make a gift bouquet that tells your man what you love about him.  We think this is fun and easy and will show your love!

Via Woohome

Stud Muffin Box

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If you love to bake, and your guy loves to eat, the “stud muffin box” is the end of your gift search! It’s easy, fun, and maybe he’ll even share!

Via Cricut

Breakfast Sandwich Maker

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This gadget is the key to your man’s happiness on Valentine’s Day morning, and who doesn’t love a good breakfast sandwich? The Breakfast Sandwich Maker puts all of the ingredients together and you’re ready to go…breakfast is served!

Via Amazon   

For Her:     

Personalized Wine Bottle

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This personalized wine bottle will be perfect for your romantic date night! What’s better than wine AND having it made just for you?!

Via Personal Wine

DIY sharpie mugs

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Start off her morning right with coffee in bed! We think these DIY sharpie mugs are super cute and love the funny phrases on them!

Via Living Your Creative

Initial Bar Necklace

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The initial bar necklace is so in right now, it’s a total fashion staple. She’ll love the look and will love that it’s personalized with her name or initials even more!

Via Amazon

Tells us! What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever given?

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Jan 31 2014

7 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts // Seen On Fox Detroit & Chicago

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See all gifts live on Fox2 Detroit below.

1. Quote Pillows by Casa And Co. // Regular Price $45 – $60, INSIDER DISCOUNT 15% OFF

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2. Nobleman Pocket Squares // Regular Price $55, INSIDER DISCOUNT 10% OFF

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3.  Scratch Off Valentine’s Day Card // Regular Price $4.50 – $6.00, INSIDER DISCOUNT 10% OFF

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4. Lovestars Astrology Report for Couples // Regular Price $79 – $89, INSIDER DISCOUNT 20% OFF

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5.  Tie Subscription from Friday Tieday // Priced between $32 – $39/month

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6. Lush Bath Bombs // Starting at $3.95

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7. Custom Bath Caddy from Red Envelope // $50

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Fox 2 Detroit Top Valnetine Picks Below

Good Day Chicago Top Valentine Picks Below

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Jan 25 2014

All The Reasons I Love You // DIY Gift Idea

Want a creative way to show someone all of the reasons you love them?

Write your top ten reasons and tie them to a helium balloons for a wonderfully romantic suprise.  We printed each reason on sticker paper and stuck to different styled scrapbooking paper, but it’s just as sweet (and easier!) to handwrite each reason as well.

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Jan 24 2014

DIY Man Bouquet // For Valentine’s Day

Not sure what to give your babe this year?  Make him a DIY Man Bouquet!

Fill a beer mug with all things manly.  Ideas: Jerky, mini bottles of his favorite liquor, cigars, games, anything with a mustache , anything he loves.  At the bottom of the mug stick a styrofoam ball (can get at any craft store) and tape each item to a cake pop or kebob stick, stick it in the styrofoam and finish off with some tissue paper.

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Feb 19 2013

5 MORE DIY VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS WE FOUND ON PINTEREST!

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Tis the season of hearts and chocolate! It’s time to starting thinking of what to give that special someone for Valentines Day. Here are 5 MORE of TGI’s favorite DIY Valentine’s Day gifts that we found on Pinterest! Forget the flowers and candy hearts. Release the inner crafter in you.

Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for other great ideas!

Heart of String: Show your unconditional love with this unique string art picture. Customize with different color strings and pins to add a bit of zing to your creation!

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Man Bouquets: Create a “man” bouquet filled with “flowers” of your guy’s favorite things. Add cigars, mini packs of beef jerky, mini bottles of whiskey, a pack of cards- you name it! Put it all together, tie a bow around it, and vuala! Check out the one we made.

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Sharpie Mug: All you need is a sharpie, mug, and an oven. Simple and easy, yet thoughtful and cute.

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Send-able Heart Attack: Shower your Valentine with love by sending them a “heart-attack”! (A box filled with tons of paper hearts. Write customize messages on the hearts for an extra special touch!)

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Rose Heart Shadow Box: Turn your old sentimental dried flowers into something even more beautiful and special!

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Feb 6 2013

5 DIY VALENTINES DAY GIFTS WE FOUND ON PINTEREST

Tis the season of love! It’s time to starting thinking of what to give that special someone for Valentines Day. Here are 5 of TGI’s favorite DIY Valentines Day gifts! Forget the flowers and candy hearts- give a gift made with love. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest!

 

Strawberry Scrub: When it comes to skincare, store-bought products can really break the bank. Give your sweetie a homemade, all-natural beauty set that guarantees gorgeous skin and smells delicious.

 

Custom Candle Holders: Create a custom set of candle votives with your favorite pictures or quotes. Quick, inexpensive, and super cute!

 

 

Customized Beer Bottles:  Treat that special someone to a couple of custom decorated cold ones.

 

 Personal Message Frame:  Tell them why you love ’em! Simply erase when you want to write you next sentiment!

“52 Things I Love About You” Deck: If you are ready to put in the time, we adore this “why I love you” book made on a deck of cards. Simple yet special.

 

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Feb 5 2013

Feb 5 2013

More Fab Gifts For Your Valentine // As Seen On WGN Chicago



CHOCOLATINES – DIAMOND COLLECTION

Give her a diamond she can eat. Chocolatines makes the chicest chocolate, perfect for the Valentine who loves things that sparkle. (16-piece collection $105; GET 15% OFF WITH THE GIFT INSIDER DISCOUNT CODE)

 

SATURN RING REGISTRY

Buy a ring…of a planet for your Valentine. (Regular price $88; SPECIAL GIFT INSIDER PRICE $66)

 

 

“BE MINE” WOODEN WINE BOX

The “Be Mine” wooden wine box can be personalized on the inside with a sweet message from you. (Regular price $39; CLICK HERE TO GET $14 OFF WITH A SPECIAL GIFT INSIDER DISCOUNT)

 

LATITUDE LONGITUDE KEY CHAIN

For the travelin’ Valentine – a key chain that you personalize with your favorite location’s latitude and longitude. (Regular price $34)

 

 

 

VINTAGE MARQUEE LIGHTS

Show your Valentine how your feel…in lights! Perfect for above a bed or really, on any wall. And if your Valentine is a fan of vintage, this gift is sure to impress. (Regular price $229)

 

 

DIY MAN BOUQUET

XOXO Lindsay

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