TODAY | February 06, 2013
>>> this morning on "today" celebrates valentine's day, gifts that are outside the box, chocolate and roses are always good ideas. but this year, want to go beyond the traditional? amy e. goodman is senior contributor at the blush.com. good to see you.
>> glad to be here.
>> roses and chocolates are nice. what's the alternative?
>> give her a flower that will last forever, such as these rings by liz palazzio. 60% of the things i'm featuring are from artisans and small vendors. it has enamel and an adjustable ring band. you doesn't need to know her exact ring size in order to pull this off. little bit of sparkle with the swarovski crystals. a flower that will last the test of time.
>> i love that. sending chocolates to sending something yummy in the shape of a heart.
>> heart-shaped whoopie pies . this is the southern red velvet flavor. they're also available in vanilla. order by today, end of day in order to get it time fin time for valentine's day. skipping the champagne glasses, going for something more personalized.
>> personalized barware from uncommon goods.com. send in your initials of you and your loved one and an important date, maybe the first date, first time you kissed. get two wine glasses , two pilsners or one of each.
>> you can get them in time for valentine's day?
>> if you order by end of day today.
>> substituting a bottle of wine for --
>> this is from laura angler, wine-inspired cosmetics, using grapeseed oil and wine extract, a very powerful antioxidant. to note for the foundation, it is available in five different skin shades.
>> very nice. i love that they use -- people talk about the benefits of having wine products with extracts in.
>> some of them kind of smell a little bit like wine as well.
>> that's nice.
>> alternative for a guy.
>> complete shaving kit, from your preshave to aftershave. sandalwood, as a scent, is an aphrodisiac. you get two in one here.
>> and instead of jewelry?
>> jewelry mirror box . they start at $24. you can buy more than one, stack them up and really make a statement.
>> and making a statement instead of a locket, you have something called the lock bag?
>> that's right. at blush we're all about the latest in fashion and beauty. one thing that is trending right now is tripped out little wallets and accessories that have gromets and things like pave hearts. this is kind of sexy cool, which we absolutely love. date night.
>> adorable. instead of champagne, champagne-colored iphone case?
>> drink the champagne, too, but this is from p & j design. she's never going to misplace her iphone again.
>> pillows are a replacement for what?
>> making a connection not ohm on the phone but connecting your heart strings . heart strings map pillow from the felix street studio. send in your zip code . she connects you forever this way.
>> super cool .
>> monogrammed con verse for guys and gals. don't say i love you just once. say i want to run away with you forever.
>> you can get these monogrammed in time?
>> yes. order by the end of the day today. all set for your gift giving .
>> beautiful. happy valentine's day.