Beyond The Bouquet: The Valentine's Day Gift Guide

mWhether you are celebrating with your significant other, lifelong friendships with Galentine’s Day (Hello Gal Pal BFF’s)  or cool gifts for your family, here are 8 nifty gifts that go way beyond the bouquet.

Baked by Melissa  #Obsessed with these mini cupcake magical bites. Choose 25 or 50 in up to 18 different flavors.  Nut free and gluten free options, too. (Credit: Baked By Melissa)

Bala Bangles: 1lb. or 2 lb. weights that add stylish resistance to your workout.  Wear on your wrists or ankles. Made of recycled steel wrapped in super-soft silicone in all sorts of yummy colors like Blush, Sage, Sea, Heather, Shine and more. It’s amazing how a little resistance amps up your daily activities (Credit: Bala Bangles)

Ember Mug 2: Ever wish your coffee would stay warm in the mug? Now it will.  Ember’s smart mug allows you to set an exact drinking temperature so your coffee is never too hot or too cold for up to 90 minutes. Blogger note: This product rocks. (Credit: Ember)

Drink up: Nalgene water bottle. It holds a quart of water, made in the USA and is BPA free. Comes in a ton of colors, including Magenta, a fun pinky-red.  (Credit: Nalgene)

How about a little Hanky Panky? The world’s most comfortable lace undergarments in a beautiful array of colors and designs. (Credit: Hanky Panky)

Tea For Two. Experience the handcrafted luxury tea blends of Tea Forté.  Their signature pyramid shaped tea infuser is filled with award winning tea blends including White Ginger Pear, Orchid Vanilla and Caramel Nougat, to whet your tea appetite. (Credit: Tea Forté)

Dash Mini Waffle Maker.  The ❤️'s have it!  Super cute 4” heart-shaped mini waffle maker in tons of on-trend color and pattern options for any kitchen.  Get creative with waffled cookies or biscuit pizza crusts.  Recipe book included.  Dual non-stick surfaces make cooking and cleanup a snap. (Credit: Dash)

Kitchen essential.  Loving the Always Pan by Our Place that replaces your fry pan, saute pan, sauce pan, steamer, skillet and spoon rest. Exclusive non-toxic, non-stick ceramic coating free of all those potentially toxic things you can’t spell. Compatible with all cooktops, even induction. (Credit: Our Place)

While you are celebrating cupid with friends and family, don’t forget to add some love to your home.  Merrick Lane has everything you need to create a bedroom oasis, from chic headboards to platform beds.  Luxurious hybrid mattresses.  Geometric, contemporary and traditional area rugs to elegantly anchor your bedroom and any room in your home. You can even pamper your pet with our orthopedic memory foam dog beds. 

For the heart-of-the-home, you’ll find counter seating and stools to elevate any kitchen island.  Shop all kitchen and dining.