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Good Buy: Seeing Red

by Editorial Staff, South Jersey Magazine

Love is in the air this month, with Valentine’s Day sending romantics on the hunt for the perfect gifts to give that special someone. We took a look at some of the red-hot gifts and products available around South Jersey guaranteed to catch Cupid’s attention.

1. So Clutch.
Sarah Oliver Handbag’s small-but-mighty clutch is made of soft Peruvian wool, and the brushed silver “O” in the middle is actually a detachable brooch, so your Valentine can accessorize on-the-go. It’s designed to fit the necessities during the next big night out, like Feb. 14, perhaps? Clutch by Sarah Oliver Handbags, $89 at Mixellaneous, 947 Route 73 S., Marlton, (856) 574-4310,

2. Accessorize.
Mix and match your big gift for that special someone with stackable bracelets. These gold and enamel bangles from Halcyon Days in London come in two sizes and a variety of prints, and are just bright enough to make a classy and cool statement. Red Gold 1 cm Bangle by Halcyon Days, $174 at La-Di-Da, 17 E. Main St., Moorestown, (856) 222-1778,

3. Watch It.
Rubber watch bands, like the one on this Coach creation, are a major style trend at the moment. The designer’s waterproof Boyfriend watch comes with a rose gold—another hot seller right now—face and buckle with the iconic Coach “C” printed on the inside of the band. Boyfriend Rose Gold Rubber Strap Watch, $228 at Coach, 1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, (856) 686-5738,

4. S.W.A.K.
Serving as one of the newest designer installments at the Cherry Hill Mall, Henri Bendel carries a full line of adorable accessories your lady will love, like this push-to-open compact. The inside has a standard size mirror as well as a magnifying mirror ready to spring into action for any emergency touch-up. Kiss & Tell Heart Compact, $48 at Henri Bendel, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, (856) 910-8006,

5. Ring It In.
Sure, Valentine’s Day proposals can be a little cliché, but every girl knows there is always an occasion for some extra bling. Try this ring on for size, made of 18k gold finished with a rustic, textured surface and adorned with a stunning pink sapphire. Marco Bicego 18k Yellow Gold Pink Sapphire Ring, $1,145 at Bernie Robbins Jewelers, 500 Route 73 S., Marlton, (856) 985-4500,

6. Nailed It.
A trip to the spa isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean your Valentine doesn’t deserve some personalized pampering. Get her the best of the best with this nail polish, ideal for adding a little splash of color to any outfit. It’s the gift that goes with everything. OPI Red polish by OPI, $9.99 at Image Beauty, 630 Stokes Road, Medford, (609) 953-2422,

7. Mon Amor.
In addition to a New York outpost, French transplant Michel Cluizel brings his gourmet chocolates to only one other U.S. location, right in the heart of West Berlin. The chocolatiers suggest you call at least a day in advance to order any of their custom creations, like these mendiants, rich French chocolate disks dotted with seasoned nuts. “Nuts About You” mendiants, $12 at Chocolatrium—Michel Cluizel, 575 Route 73 N., Building D, West Berlin, (856) 719-0800,

8. Sweet Heart.
Classic Cake goes seasonal with their collection of handmade, ultra-decadent truffles featuring specialty Valentine’s Day-themed decorations. With flavors like white chocolate passion fruit, salted caramel milk chocolate, and a signature Classic Cake palate-pleaser, it’s hard not to indulge. 16-piece assorted truffles by Classic Cake, $23.95 at Classic Cake, 408 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, (856) 751-5448,

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 11 (February, 2013).
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