Sex + Dating

Three V-Day gifts that'll pierce her heart (figuratively)

We've channeled our estrogen long enough to find a selection of Chicago-made gifts for your girlfriend, wife, or cousin who's not blood-related. It's safe to say she'll want something to make her look nice, smell nice, or get nice and buzzed, so take your pick.

Platinum Etched Champagne Glasses from Jayson HomeBecause you don't want to pour that bottle of bubbly you surprised her with into Solo cups, Jayson Home's covering with you with these alluring etched glasses hand-painted with platinum.$24 each; 1885 N Clybourn Ave; Lincoln Park; 800.472.1885;

Homegrown Perfume from Tru Blooms ChicagoNormally having your lady smell like Chicago would mean she just brought home Mr. Beef, but Tru Blooms is enveloping her in an (arguably) more alluring fragrance: a perfume made with violets, roses, lavender and other goodness grown in local gardens.$38; various locations; 630.563.4110;

Silver Tiers Circle Bracelet from Dorus MhorHandmade by a Scottish native who's relocated to Chi, this silver hoop bracelet sports beads made from manipulated photographs of a Victorian mansion in Somerset, England, making her wrist that much more fetching when she slaps you for interrupting Downton Abbey.$110; Available at Dovetail, 1452 W Chicago Ave; West Town; 312.243.3100;