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Ultimo Cologne

It can be challenging to find a scent that’s both manly and romantic, but Ultimo Cologne ($45) fills the bill. It mixes sharp amber notes with cinnamon, lavender and bergamot and a top note of mint. Captain’s Landing, 243 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 485-2329



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Goldleaf Body Cream

Goldleaf body cream ($29.95) leaves a feminine floral scent on the skin with scents of gardenia, jojoba oil and honey. Cleopatra’s Bath & Body Boutique, 241 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 484-2105



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Hanky Panky Lingerie

Hanky Panky originated when two friends started hand-embroidering handkerchiefs and delivering them door-to-door. Forty years later, stretchy lace camisole sets ($55) make any woman feel gorgeous on the outside, inside and underneath. Seaside Chic Boutique, 305 W. Venice Ave., #A, Venice, (941) 484-1313


Throw Pillow 

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This simplistically sweet throw pillow ($39.95) adds a dash of romance to any home décor. A comfy token at a time when we could all use the extra TLC. Island Gift Nook, 227 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 488-6161



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What I Love About You by Me

Wish you had the right words to say to your daughter? Your grandmother? Knock Knock makes it easy and fun to express everything you ever wanted to. Complete each line, and you’re done. $11.50. (Available for men, too.) Wish on the Island, 217 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 483-1177

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