Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Of course, if you're not into celebrating Cupid's official holiday, then February 14th is just another day. But if you happen to be in love with love and everything that goes along with it, we have some tips to help you ensure your day is perfect.
To be clear, we're not implying you need help in the romantic mood-setting department. We trust that you've got this. But just on the off chance that you need a little nudge in the right direction, we got you.
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So here are some gadgets that will help set the sexy time mood for you and your special someone on Valentine's Day (or any day you're feeling especially saucy).
10. SuperStar BackFloat Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
If you're looking for a romantic party in your bathtub, look no further than the SuperStar BackFloat Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. Completely waterproof, the speaker floats in water while playing your favorite romantic Spotify playlist.
You might need a somewhat spacious tub to have room for yourself, your partner, AND a speaker, but maybe this is also time to finally renovate your bathroom with a new jetted tub. You can purchase the speaker from Monster Products for $119.95.
9. Remote Control Flameless Candles
We aren't married to any particular brand of flameless candles, but we do happen to love the Flameless LED Wax Pillar Candles from Bed Bath and Beyond. The pack of six candles come with a remote control, so once again, you don't even have to get up to set the mood.
Just press a button and: Boom. Mood set. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99.
8. Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker
Valentine's Day isn't Valentine's Day without chocolate, and lots of it. So what better way to celebrate love than with a big ol' pot of melted chocolate?
The nonstick Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker can prepare chocolate, cheese, broth, or oil fondues in a 3-quart brushed stainless pot for up to eight people. But this is Valentine's Day, so you're probably just cooking for two. Nice to know you can take this out of the pantry for your annual Arbor Day celeb too, though. You can purchase it on Amazon for $42.01.
7. Instax Mini 8
The Instax Mini 8 is an instant camera that not only brings instant fun and excitement to your Valentine's Day, it can bring some serious romance as well. We'll let you use your imagination for that one.
It's available in seven different colors, but we think you'll agree there's really only one choice: Pink. Available for $59.99 on Amazon.
6. Heated Slippers
What's more romantic than cozying up to the one you love in the dead of winter? And feet get cold, y'all. There are many options out there on the interweb to remedy this quandary, but we are big fans of the Volt Indoor/Outdoor Heated Slippers. Technically, they're more boots than slippers, so that means you can sit by a fire pit in the middle of winter and totally be warm — or at least your feet will be warm.
The cozy slipper boots are powered by rechargeable lightweight and powerful Lithium-ion battery packs. Available in black, grey and purple for $149.95 on the Volt website.
5. Apple TV
At the end of the day, after all the trips to the apple picking farms and fancy romantic dinners, there's truly nothing better than cuddling up and enjoying a good movie on the couch.
4. Amazon Echo
Why get up from the couch, the bed, or the bathtub to dim the lights, adjust the thermostat, or change the music? You can casually command Alexa to do it for you instead
The Amazon Echo is the perfect way to focus all of your attention on your partner without fiddling with remote controls or your phone. It's available on Amazon for $180, and the Amazon Echo Dot can be had for just $50. .
3. Sensorwake Alarm
Waking up to the smell of coffee is exactly how most people wish they could wake up every day. The only problem is, you typically have to get out of bed to make that happen. With the Sensorwake Alarm, you can stay in bed and smell all the coffee you want.
Instead of emitting a loud alarm sound, the Sensorwake diffuses scents to wake you up. You just need to buy the scent capsules you prefer for $5.45 each. The alarm clock is $109 on the Sensorwake website.
Premium cocktails on demand? Yes, please. The Bartesian machine is basically a Keurig for cocktails. So instead of spending time mixing and shaking, let the Bartesian do the dirty (martini) work for you.
The package includes 12 capsules of your choice and a cocktail shaker. Choose between Cosmopolitan, Uptown Rocks, Margarita, Bartesian Breeze, Sex on the Beach and Zest Martini. Available for preorder on the Bartesian website.
1. Electric Fireplace
Last, but not least, if you don't have a built-in fireplace in your home, but still want to set a dreamy, romantic mood, then an electric fireplace is the way to go. The Jasper Free Standing Electric Fireplace by e-Flame USA produces supplemental heat for a 400 sq. ft. room.
The fire and logs are realistic looking, and the device is actually pretty cool looking. It's available for $179 on Amazon.