HRM Valentine’s Gift Guide: For the BFF

 From now until the 14th, we’ll be giving little hints about what your significant other would love to receive on Valentine’s Day. But for those of you who may be unattached, why not gift the special woman or man in your life who's been there through it all? After all, boyfriends and girlfriends may come and go, but best friends are forever. 


Rewined Candles – Champagne – $28.00

Made locally by hand in Charleston, South Carolina, Rewined Candles bring beauty and functionality together in the form of a repurposed wine bottle. Each candle is made from premium, clean-burning soy wax–with fragrances mimicking your favorite varietals of wine–and nestled in a recycled wine bottle.

The Champagne Candle contains White Grape, Honey, Fresh Baked Bread and Light Citrus fragrances to conjure the flavor and feel of a glass of bubbly. Light and crisp, it will have your BFF feeling tastefully tipsy!

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Sweet Siren Song Mermaid Earrings – $18.00

Do you know a girl who likes to keep Norfolk close to her heart. . .and her ears? Give her these Sweet Siren Song Mermaid Earrings, which call to mind Norfolk's favorite mythical, magical denizens of the sea.

Hand-crafted by Christine Domanic in her 100 percent wind-powered home studio in Hudson New York, these earrings feature brass mermaids that hang from gold-plated ear wires. The mermaids measure 1.5 inches long and hang 3.25 inches from earlobe.

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Clip-On Bow Tie – $13.00

Need something for the dapper dude in your life? How about a funky clip-on bow tie? These perfectly-patterned bow ties pack a preppy punch and are handmade by local artist/business owner, Jesse MacKenzie of Norfolk. 

If your gal pals get envious, don't fret–Jesse makes hair bows, too.

Purchase online at Anykind on or at Kitsch in Norfolk.

Rebecca Minkoff 'Best Friends' Phone Set – $52.99

If your best gal pal is a smartphone addict, you'll want to snatch up these Rebecca Minkoff phone covers right away. 

The 'Best Friends' phone set comes with two silicone iPhone covers that will not only protect your phones in style, but also solidify your BFF status. 

Available on for iPhone 4 in either pink or purple.

300-Piece Aluminum Carrier – Red – $65.00

Do you guys get together every Friday for your weekly poker night? Why not upgrade your host's poker set to a 300-piece aluminum carrier Dal Negro set? 

Since 1928, Dal Negro has been an innovator in the world of poker, playing cards and accessories by specializing in new technologies for the love of the game. 

Ensure that every poker night is a full house with this red aluminum carrier set, which includes two packs of playing cards and dice.

Purchase at for 61 percent discount.

Foldable Me Paper Doll – $11.99
What do you get the friend with everything? How about 'Foldable' versions of the two of you?

Here's how Foldable Me works: First, go to their site and create a 2D version of yourself, customizing everything from eyes, nose, lips, skin, clothing and more. Then, place your order and wait for the arrival of your personalized cardboard self!

Once it arrives, simply fold and put it together. Right now, Foldable Me is doing a Valentine's Day special of two "dolls" for only $19.99, meaning you can create one of your BFF and yourself!

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Rover Boutique Madras Neckerchief – $20.00
If your best companion is of the four-legged variety, why not spoil the little guy (or girl) with a sweet and timeless accesory from The Rover Boutique?

This Neckerchief is designed for the very small to the very big, and best of all, it's reversible–with madras on one side and navy on the other–giving you even more bang for your bark.

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