Monday must-haves: Valentine's edition

Love is in the air! Love it or hate it, this Wednesday is Valentine’s Day.

Here at Remix HQ we love love, in all its shapes and forms. Whether you’re single, engaged, a new couple or in an ‘it’s complicated’ type situation, we believe love is always worth celebrating. Surround yourself with red, pink, hearts, flowers, chocolates and all of the good (read: cheesy!) things V Day has to offer.

Need some inspiration to get yourself in the lovin’ mood? We’ve compiled a list of lust-worthy Valentine’s Day gifts to spoil your loved one – or yourself – with.

A limited-edition bouquet from Blush
Take it from us, nothing beats receiving a gorgeous bouquet of flowers – especially when they are from Blush Flowers. This year, Blush is releasing a limited edition Luxe Rose Box, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Inside each beautiful box is a dozen premium roses, wrapped in tissue and tied with the prettiest of ribbons. Only the first 70 Luxe Rose Box orders will be presented in the stunning limited-edition, hand-painted packaging, so you’ll need to get in quick if you plan on giving this beautiful bouquet to your loved one. If you happen to miss out, don’t fret! Blush is offering half a dozen roses in their own sought-after carrier, which is equally as beautiful. Get your order in now at blush.co.nz

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A tickled-pink champagne from Moët & Chandon
Love isn’t always conventional, Moët & Chandon know that. This year the champagne brand has announced its Unconventional Rose Imperial gift box, to celebrate all of the different types of love on Valentine’s Day. This limited-edition release is a tribute to Madame de Pompadour, the original 18th Century ‘It Girl’. The packaging alone is unmissable, featuring a collage from a royal masquerade ball, complete with a peacock-dressed woman, a cabaret-style girl and a seductive gentleman in a rock and roll look. Ooh la la! This is the champagne for celebrating romantic moments, renowned for its radiant colour, intense fruitiness and seductive palate. Enjoy the moment and highlight the love in your life! Available from selected stockists nationwide.

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A little luxury from Montblanc
Looking for something a little extra special to treat your partner with this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Montblanc. Purveyors of luxury leather goods and silver accessories, Montblanc has all bases covered, whether your significant other loves beautiful stationery or timeless jewellery. For the partner who travels, the Montblanc Sartorial Vanity Bag is the perfect accessory. For the avid journal-keeper, look no further than the Montblanc Fine Stationery Notebook. Whatever you choose for the most important person in your life, we know they’ll be thrilled to receive a Valentine’s gift from Montblanc. Montblanc.com

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The gift of beauty from MECCA
Love is all about feeling your absolute best. Thanks to MECCA, you can also look your best this Valentine’s Day with their Love is in the Air Edit. It’s not just love that’s in the air, there is also the delicious scent of Le Labo Eau de Parfum in Santal 33 and the fragrance of Byredo Velvet Haze EDP, which just so happens to be unisex and certain to please your favourite guy or girl. Lipstick lovers will rejoice over the Lipstick Queen Dating Game lippy in Good Catch, while candle aficionados set the scene with the Rose Delight candle from Diptyque. These are just a few of MECCA’s gorgeous Valentine’s inspired products, sure to delight your favourite partner in crime. To check out the entire MECCA range, head to meccabeauty.co.nz …. Be warned: you’ll be tempted to treat yourself too!

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Spoilt for choice at Smith + Caughey’s
Choosing just one thing to treat your loved one with can be tricky. That’s where Smith + Caughey’s comes in. With an extensive range of all things lovely and romance-inspired, Smith + Caughey’s quite literally has something for everyone. For the “please don’t make a fuss” partner, you can’t go past the fail-safe option of delicious chocolates – think Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles or the House of Chocolate Sixteen Piece Bonbon Selection. All about sharing? Go for a bottle of Taittinger Prestige Rose NV and make a toast to love. Are you a newly nested couple? An Eva Solo frying pan, Keepcup brew cup or beautiful, high thread-count sheets are the gift du jour. Whatever it might be, from socks and lingerie to homewares, jewellery and perfumes, Smith + Caughey’s has every base covered this Valentine’s Day.

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Gifts fit for a gentleman thanks to Crane Brothers 
Christchurch dwellers rejoice: Crane Brothers has returned to its Canterbury roots – just in time for Valentine’s Day! If your partner is a true gentleman, look no further than this chic, sophisticated menswear store for stylish gifts (or an entire wardrobe overhaul if that’s what he needs)! Crane Brothers is worth visiting not only for the high-quality menswear in-store, but because it is an aesthetically pleasing store to spend time in too. The store is located in the Midland Club, more commonly known as the Café Roma building, which is an Italian style palazzo with a meticulously restored pink façade. Sounds dreamy if you ask us! Looking to treat the man in your life? Visit the new store at 178 Oxford Terrace in Christchurch, or online at crane-brothers.com

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