As it happens, some of the best heart-happy Valentine's Day gifts can be found in Vancouver's own South Granville neighbourhood. From flowers to chocolate to lovely lace night-things, our top Love Day present picks below. —Vita Daily
six-piece ruby pralines ($12). Heart-shaped sweets for the sweet! Purdy's creamy, berry tart ruby cocoa gianduja (jan-doo-yah) made with smooth almond purée, in a ruby cocoa shell.
valentine's bouquet (prices vary). Steal her heart this Valentine’s Day. Give Valentine’s Day flowers from Queen Bee Flowers and express your love in a lasting, one-of-a-kind way.
simone perele nuance plunge bra ($139) + shorty ($69). When you want a little more chic from your everyday bra, call on this stunning plunge (at Diane's Lingerie). Embroidery on sheer tulle is exquisite on the body, with soft microfiber sides and fully adjustable straps. Ready for all the ooohs and ahhhs every time you dress and undress. Available in Good Mood, a vibrant, refreshing pink perfect for Valentine’s! $208 for the set.
maison louis marie no. 04 bois de balincourt candle ($48). This Bois de Balincourt No. 04 candle (at Misch) is made of a soy blend and burns for up to 60 romantic hours! Beautiful top notes of sandalwood and cedarwood mingle with vetiver, nutmeg, cinnamon and amber wood.
romantic dinner for two (prices vary). Wine and dine your love at Fiore—an Italian-inspired restaurant located in the heart of South Granville neighbourhood, where chef Stewart Ehrecke brings amazing flavours of locally grown ingredients featuring traditional and non-traditional selection of antipasti and hand-crafted pastas (filled, baked, hand-rolled).
rose congou loose tea (prices vary by weight). Murchie's Rose Congou Tea is a classic, scented tea. Fine Congou black tea is withered with beautiful rose petals, to create a visual and fragrant masterpiece.
lambswool heavy gauge crew in grey ($80). The perfect gift from National Standards for him, this 100 per cent lambswool heavy gauge crew in grey features a ribbed collar and a heavyweight knit.
leah alexandra st. christopher necklace ($178). As the patron saint of travelers, St. Christopher will keep your beloved safe wherever in the world they go. This embossed talisman, available at Hills Dry Goods, provides protection to the wearer on journeys near and far. The perfect size to anchor any layering combination.
savon du barbier. Help him get a perfect shave with Tadé Barber Soap (available at Bacci's): a high-quality artisan Aleppo soap that's rich in essential fatty acids to soften difficult skin and prevent razor burn.
love and lore heart passport cover ($22). Available at Indigo, your globe-trotting sweetheart will love tucking their passport into this Cupid-worthy cover by Love & Lore.