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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him, Her, and You

January 29, 2014

As Valentine’s Day draws near, you are probably brainstorming ideas for the perfect gift to “wow” that special someone. Whether you’re looking for a tasteful gift for him, a dazzling item for her, or even a special treat for yourself, Newport Beach has Valentine’s Day shopping covered.

For him

Being a coastal community, Newport Beach is not short on surf shops; but in order to get the best of the best in surf gear for your guy, Almond Surfboards & Designs is the way to go. From hand-shaped surfboards and top-of-the-line wetsuits to classic beachwear and beach essentials, you can’t go wrong when you head to Almond. If he’s into fashion but prefers to renew, reuse, and recycle, Yokishop is the place for him. What really sets this place apart is that they collect used beach towels to make one-of-a-kind hoodies. This shop is full of inspiring pieces, so you’re guaranteed to find something he’ll love.

For a guy who’s likes to be out on the water but not necessarily in it, try gifting a Duffy Electric rental gift certificate. Turn up the tunes, pour yourself some champagne, and take a sunset cruise around the Newport Harbor. Or, you can Dock & Dine at one of Newport Beach’s many harbor-front restaurants.

For her

It’s no secret that ladies love accessories. From bags and scarves to sunglasses and jewelry, there is no accessory that a woman won’t love. This Valentine’s Day, make your way to Black Starr Frost where you can find timeless pieces with a vintage edge. For a girl who loves unique home accessories and decor, head to the Newport Colony Company to find an assortment of bath products, candles, and other fine gifts.

For the fashionista, make your way to Corona del Mar and hit Harper’s or Bardot for an outfit that is simple yet sophisticated and truly representative of the seaside style in Newport Beach. If you really want to give your lady a day she won’t forget, book a personal shopping day with Orange County’s most sought-after personal stylist, Leslie Christen.

For you

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day for loving another — it’s just as much about loving yourself and prioritizing your happiness. And what better way for you to indulge than booking a luxurious spa day in Newport Beach. You can treat yourself with a gift certificate to one of our many hotel or day spas offering special Valentine’s packages or pamper yourself at Blushington, a beauty lounge that meets all of your needs: makeup application, personal maintenance, eyelash extensions, all of which leave you feeling radiantly beautiful. After your makeup is done, head over to DryBar for, get this: $40 blowouts! You really can have it all this Valentine’s Day.

The only thing that might be more popular on Valentine’s Day than flowers, accessories, or indulgent spa treatments, is sweets. In Newport Beach you can satisfy your sweet tooth with the irresistible ganache-filled almond cookie from Lette Macarons in Fashion Island or take your craving to the Sweet and Saucy Shop in Crystal Cove for custom desserts.

Written by @visitnewportbeach

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