Love Matches

Four Great Gifts for Valentine's Day—or Any Day

Buy for your loved ones or keep them for yourself.

By Megan McDonald January 30, 2020 Published in the February 2020 issue of Sarasota Magazine

The Daily Stone from Kate McLeod

Get Stoned 

Indie brand Kate McLeod’s Body Stones have become cult favorites for a reason: They’re a symphony for the senses. They’re shaped like a bar of soap and packaged in an eco-friendly bamboo canister; you simply warm the stone—which is really a moisturizing bar made from a blend of cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, apricot kernel oil and avocado oil—in your hands, then rub it all over your skin and breathe in the transporting scent of neroli, rose and frankincense. (Unscented and pregnancy-safe versions available, too.) $45,

Thich Nhat Hanh's How to Live series

Turn Inward

Embracing mindfulness and being present might just be the highest form of love. This set of Zen master’s Thich Nhat Hanh’s five-book How to Live series will help you achieve that inner nirvana, and the colorful, minimalist designs of each tome—all packaged in a pretty gift box—will look great on your bookshelves. $49.75, Sarasota Art Museum Gift Shop, 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 309-7662

Diamond Vault's Martini diamond set

Sparkle and Shine

Is there anything more timeless than a pair of diamond stud earrings? This pair, available with GIA-certified diamonds in platinum, rose gold, yellow gold or white gold, will easily upgrade the everyday ensemble, or add the perfect touch of glam to that black-tie ball gown. From $2,240 at Diamond Vault, 3979 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 342-6663,

KW Red from Kjaer Weis

Pucker Up

What would Valentine’s Day be without the perfect red lip? This option from clean beauty brand Kjaer Weis is universally flattering and comes in an architectural, weighty metal case that you can keep forever and that looks great on your vanity. When it’s time to replenish, simply order a refill. $56, The Met Fashion House, Day Spa and Salon, 35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle, (941) 388-3991,


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