Hollywood types aren’t always lucky in the love department, but they have pretty decent taste when it comes to shopping. We’ve narrowed down some celeb favorites in this last-minute gift guide:
When they’re in need of a little pampering and have no time for a two-hour facial, Mary J Blige, Will Smith and Jennifer Hudson scoop up Carol’s Daughter Love Butter. Scented with brown sugar, honey and cinnamon, this moisturizer does its job with a soft touch. $18, CarolsDaughter.com, Sephora, select Macy’s
Want to create buzz? Or get one? No matter how you pour it, NUVO Sparkling Liqueur is a stylish accessory. The pink bottle looks like it belongs on a perfume tray. The taste is Cherry Sprite, all grown up. Sippers include Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields and Jamie Foxx. $10-$30 at liquor stores.
Fire up a Slatkin & Co. candle, and your nose gets a trip. Big with Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Madonna, S&Co. has recently come out with more South Florida-happy scents: breezy Seaside Escape, fruity tooty Juicy Nectarine and Fresh Cotton, which smells just like clean laundry. A metal sleeve adornment with hearts, $5, does away with the need for wrapping. Candles: $19.50 at Bath & Body Works stores, www.bbw.com
Jersey Shore’s resident DJ has hitched his, um, wagon to StarGreetz.com, helping design personalized e-cards, invitations and ringtones. He has one available specifically tied to the holiday, when he wishes your friends and significant others a Happy Valentine’s Day from you. Primo for fans of the Jerseyite’s cheesy catch phrases (e.g, “You gotta stay fresh-to-death!’’)
No valentine? No problem. Urban Decay’s Pocket Rocket lip gloss has a mini man doll encased in the applicator’s top. Makeup junkies like Annalynne McCord covet this product because when it opens, UD says it releases pheromones to attract a mate. Not that the 90210 hottie needs any help. $19 at Ulta, Sephora.
Celebrity parents like Elisabeth Rohm, Tori Spelling, Kelly Ripa and Usher pick up this-and-that for their little ones from The Children’s Place. Right now, the store has adorable heart head bands, PJs, love notes and T-shirts with hippie peace signs. Caveat: You may want some of this stuff yourself, just supersized. Childrensplace.com
Victoria’s Secret supermodels like Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge and Erin Heatherton just look like they smell good, don’t they? Most of them wear the lingerie retailer’s latest fragrance, Love Me. We also don’t have to tell you VS has a pretty good selection of sexy loot as well, if you need ideas.
Mmm, what’s that smell? Vacation. Pacifica perfumes, founded by surfer mom Brook Harvey Taylor, has rounded up the company’s five best sellers for Valentines: Tuscan Blood Orange, Tahitian Gardenia, Hawaiian Ruby Guava, Indian Coconut Nectar and French Lilac. Julia Roberts, Courteney Cox and Alanis Morissette can’t get enough of these layer-friendly solids made with organic soy and coconut wax. The kicker: the cruelty free collection comes in a candy box. $25, pacificaperfume.com.