Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Valentines Gifts for Him

1. Whiskey Rocks – These seem to be everywhere these days! Perfect gift for the whiskey lover. Buy them here.

2.  Handsome gift for the tech guy, a new phone case with credit card slots! Buy it here.

3. Classic pair of Ray-Bans – I love a man in a pair of Ray-Bans. Can you really have too many? Buy this style here.

4. Mixology Dice – Perfect for the adventurous cocktail connoisseur! Buy them at Nordstrom here.

5. Crosley Radio Turntable- Buy it here.

6. Rainbow flip flops- or a fresh pair of your man’s favorite flip flop.  It is already in the 80s in AZ so it is time for a fresh pair of sandals.  Buy them here.

7. A Weekend Duffle Bag- If a weekender is on every girl’s wishlist, then our men need one too! This Herschel bag holds so much more than you would expect. Buy it here!

8.  I was first drawn to this cologne because of the amazing gold lid.  We had been hunting for the perfect new cologne for my husband for our wedding day and nothing was good enough.  When I smelled this one, I pictured him in the tux. It is the most amazing smelling cologne! Buy it at Neiman Marcus here.

If none of these work, you can’t go wrong with a box of chocolate! My husband and I love Sees Chocolate best so I like to go in and hand select all the chocolates!

Blood Orange and Lime Martini

Blood Oranges are my favorite seasonal fruit and I have taken full advantage of it this year. For Christmas, I tested out a recipe for a Blood Orange Martini that was potent and delicious. With it’s pinkish red color and raspberry-orange flavor, I have decided it is the perfect cocktail for Valentine’s Day. I rim the majority of my fruit based martinis with sprinkles. Besides the obvious festive factor, I also love the sweet crunch you get with each sip.

Blood Orange and Lime Martini

So without further adieu…

Blood Orange and Lime Martini

Makes 1 Cocktail

1 ounce blood orange juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounces Cointreau

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake for approximately 30 seconds. Strain into glass and enjoy!

*Don’t skimp on the liquor in this cocktail! The drink will taste bitter if there isn’t enough liquor to cut through the lime juice.

Check back for 2 more blood orange and lime recipes!