10 Gifts from the Heart


Buy any one of these gifts for your honey on Feb. 14 and we promise that you won’t need Cupid’s help. Add a nice dinner with soft lights, Sinatra crooning in the background, a good bottle of wine, some red roses, and wala! — you’re playing a leading role in the perfect Valentine’s Day fairytale.



Champagne waiting in your room, a lazy breakfast looking out at Lake Superior, and a candlelit dinner in the evening… many couples looking for a romantic getaway find their way to Lutsen Resort. A two-night romantic getaway includes champagne, breakfast each morning, and dinner one evening in the lakeside lodge dining room. Lutsen Resort and Sea Villas, PO Box 9, Lutsen, 1-800-2LUTSEN, www.lutsenresort.com.


When you want a Valentine’s gift as unique as the one you love, visit Studio Vincent. Expressive, unique, minimal designs—custom-designed if you choose—combine creativity with passion, intelligence, spontaneity, and meticulous craftsmanship. Studio Vincent, Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-3646, www.svstudio.com.


Set on a gorgeous 280-acre wilderness estate, the charming rooms and cottages of Canoe Bay Relais & Châteaux are ideal for a romantic getaway. Book the Romance Package and receive lodging, roses, gifts, breakfast, and massages. Add a shire-drawn sleigh ride for a unique touch. Canoe Bay/Relais, PO Box 28, Chetek, Wis., 715-924-4594, www.canoebay.com.


From this lovely pink tourmaline ring with diamond accents, designed by Julie Rauschenberger, to an abundance of unique gifts by over 140 other American artists, BNOX Gold & Iron, a Fine Art and Jewelry Gallery, will make her heartstrings sing this Valentine’s Day. BNOX Gold & Iron, 404 First St., Pepin, Wis., 715-442-2201, www.bnoxgold.com.


Enjoy lodging in a cozy Jacuzzi fireplace suite at the Historic Afton House Inn, located on the shores of the scenic St. Croix River. Go one step further with fine dining in the romantic Pennington Dining Room or Wheel Room. Spice things up with the Romance or Spa Package. 3291 St. Croix Trail S., PO Box 326, Afton, 1-877-436-8883, www.aftonhouseinn.com.


An exceptional, elegant timepiece in every way, this Baume & Mercier watch is perfect for the classic, stylish woman in your life. Not only will you find dazzling designer watches at Edina-based Scheherazade, but also the finest gold, platinum, and diamond jewelry. Scheherazade, Galleria (69th and France), Edina, 952-926-2455, www.sjewelers.com.


A weekend at Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior can recharge any romance. With rooms overlooking Lake Superior, complete with cozy fireplaces and private in-room Jacuzzis, sparks will surely be flying. Bluefin also features award-winning restaurants and spa services at the Superior Waters Wellness Center. Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, 7198 W. Hwy. 61, Tofte, 1-800-258-3346, www.bluefinbay.com.


Pink—the hottest color in today’s fashion—signifies love and compassion. With this pink sapphire, ruby and diamond collection, you won’t be denied her affection. Take her breath away at a glance, and set the mood for romance. Wixon Jewelers, 9955 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington, 952-881-8862, www.wixonjewelers.com.


There is no better way to say “I love you” than a gift card to Majestic Falls—an Aveda Concept Day Retreat & Spa. Your darling will return home relaxed and rejuvenated after spending time in this spacious Victorian home. Half and full day spa packages are available. Majestic Falls, 120 Maryland St. E., St. Croix Falls, Wis., 715-483-3175.


Fan the flames of love at the Habberstad House, a century-old Queen Anne style bed and breakfast located in Lanesboro. The beds, the baths, and the hearty breakfasts (think cheese-filled crepes and Dutch apple pannekoeken with bacon) are soothing to the soul. Habberstad House, 706 Fillmore Ave. S., Lanesboro, 507-467-3560, www.habberstadhouse.com.

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