Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, meaning it’s time to start brainstorming gifts for that special someone. Women’s gifts can be much easier to choose but this gift guide shares several crowd-pleasing gift ideas for men for the holiday. Gifts from exclusive designer fragrances at the luxurious and witty Babalu to indulgent and decadent chocolate truffles at Romanicos Chocolate will make the holiday a special one for men across South Florida. There are items available for just about every shopping budget including custom orders and gift packaging available for some of the products at the featured stores.

BASE Superstore
927 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-4982
www.baseworld.com

Base has gained a serious reputation as one of the best places for gift shopping. The Lincoln Road superstore is the location to shop for that special man with high standards of taste as it offers everything from jewelry from local designers and art house books to avant-garde menswear and rare fragrances. In-store designers and brands include Comme Des Garcons, Kidrobot and Fred Perry. Though it’s difficult to make a bad choice, the in-the-know sales staff can help with gift selections and the merchandise is updated frequently with new arrivals appearing regularly.

Koto
811 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-5686
www.kotoaspen.com

Koto is another great stop for gifts, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. The funky Lincoln Road store is a treasure trove of an amazingly curated collection of all sorts of objects from fashion accessories to home goods and furnishings. Everything is interesting whether innovative, eclectic, witty or just plain fun and creative. Valentine’s Day gift possibilities in-store include fragrances, sunglasses and collectible art pieces. Koto is conveniently open until midnight every day.

Romanicos Chocolate
1801 Coral Way, Suite 116
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 854-9936
www.bestchocolatemiami.com

The way to a man’s heart is supposed to be through the stomach so chocolate is probably the best way to try. Romanicos Chocolate is a local chocolatier wonder using the freshest ingredients and doing meticulous work to come up with truly indulgent treats such as Signature Truffles made of Belgian chocolate and Venezuelan cacao criollo and gourmet chocolate bars. A box of gourmet Chocolate Art bonbons makes a stunning gift for Valentine’s Day with design options like handsome polka dots and even gentlemanly plaids. Gorgeous custom designs are available for any orders from the chocolate to the packaging, and same-day delivery is available in Miami.

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LA Sweets
5701 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 665-5288
www.lasweets.net

Women are not the only sweets devotees so just about anything from LA Sweets will be well-received for Valentine’s Day. LA Sweets at The Shops at Sunset Place is cupcake heaven producing attractive and tasty mini cupcakes using fresh ingredients and delicious buttercream frosting. Its cupcakes, touted as being “so good they make grown men act like children,” are sold in different flavors each day and custom orders are available. The long list of flavors include chocolate cupcakes with Grand Marnier buttercream, brownie cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese buttercream, Amaretto cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and many more. A more classic romantic dessert is also offered by LA Sweets – chocolate-covered strawberries, perfect to take home to serve with two long-stemmed glasses of champagne.

Babalu Miami
1111 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-0777
www.ilovebabalu.com

The enthralling 1111 Lincoln Road is home to Babalu Miami, a quirky and fun luxury gift shop perfect for scouring Valentine’s Day gifts. The store features such items as esoteric designer fragrances, stylish tees, home accessories and other items from such names as Commes Des Garcons and DL & Co. Hot gift ideas in-store include luxurious game sets by Alexandra Von Furstenberg and Jonathan Adler, designer sports and workout sets and playful and provocative coffee table books. The Lincoln Road location is joined by two other South Florida locations – one on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue and another at the Raleigh Hotel.

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Chanoa Chen is a Fashion Merchandiser, Freelance Writer and Blogger. Chanoa has contributed stories to top firms including QVC Insider Germany and regularly contributes to CBS Local Miami and .She may be reached via: bokilovellc@gmail.com.

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