Still hunting for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Here are 5 Valentine’s Day gifts inspired by the color of the day.
Still in the early stages of your relationship? Make sure the calls keep coming with this retro handset in vivacious red. Your Valentine will certainly enjoy the comfort and style of this classic wall phone but won’t ever miss a tweet or text since it plugs right into your smartphone.
Maybe you’re not ready for diamonds yet. How about this USB ring from Kate Spade instead? With 4GB of memory this memento is both playful and useful.
kate spade $50.00
BEATS SOLO HEADPHONES
Your sweetheart is sure to fall in love with these bright red Beats headphones. Dr. Dre’s signature brand is known for its powerful sound and lightweight feel and they are even compact enough to fit in your purse or bag. Better yet, with every sale of Solo HD RED Edition headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre donates a percentage of the proceeds to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
PANTON HEART-SHAPED CONE MINIATURE CHAIR
Here’s a unique way to share your heart. The Heart-Shaped Cone chair was originally designed in 1958 by Verner Panton. This wee reproduction, developed by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, may look small but will pack a big punch in the hands of your sweetheart.
OLIVETTI VALENTINE TYPEWRITER
If your sure you have a keeper you might want to splurge on this Valentine Typewriter, first introduced by Olivetti in 1969. It’s bright red body and easy-to-carry case catered to creatives who preferred to work outside the traditional workspace. Though now a vintage piece of machinery, the Valentine is still fully functional as a writing tool. If nothing else, this gift should yield some fantastic love letters.
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Maybe more exercise or to take more pictures this year? Now you can do both with Mophie’s OutRide. It transforms your iPhone into the ultimate wide-angle action sports camera and includes 9 different mounts that attach to just about anything. Try it on your bike or surfboard and no need to worry about the elements. The high-impact housing protects your phone from the action and is completely waterproof. Better yet, you can instantly share your videos straight from your iPhone with the OUTRIDE app. Outride is available at mophie for $149.95
For those of you living under a rock, Jessica Hische is a designer, letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid internetter,” not to mention a former GDUSA Person to Watch. I pretty much want everything she creates but these iPhone cases are calling to me right now and they make a perfect gift for any type lover or design aficionado. Each white case brilliantly displays a colorful letter from Jessica’s Daily Drop Cap project in which she created a new illustrative letter each day. Clearly, she never sleeps since she worked her way through the alphabet a total of twelve times. For this collaboration she chose to feature her ”2nd Alphabet” but be sure to check all of them out here.
The iPhone Cases can be purchased at uncommon, 34.95 each
I think it’s fair to say that Instagram raised more than a few eyebrows with their recent claim that they were going to sell their account holder’s photos without payment or notification. Overwhelming public backlash led to a prompt “clarification” from Instagram on their blog but the whole situation got me thinking about new ways to hold on to my favorite Instagram pictures. One solution I stumbled upon is Printstagram, which offers a really wide range of print options for your Instagram photos like stickers, calendars, posters and — my favorite option — an adorable little book. All you do is send them your favorite 24 Instagram photos and they turn it into a Tinybook. (Choose 72 images and you get 3 unique books.) I fear I may be saying my final farewell to Instagram before long but at least I’ll have my Tinybook.
Tinybook, 3 for $10 at Printstagram (1.7″ x 1.5″)