Friday, February 8, 2013

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Valentine's Day gift ideas from Royal Hawaiian Center

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Forget the saying "All's fair in love and war." When it comes to Valentine's Day, there are some battles you just can't win.

Take that heart-patterned coffee mug you got her last year. Or the "Let's play video games together!" date night you staged the year before that (that's the last time you listen to Esquire). You didn't need the smoke to clear to realize both were epic fails.

Don't wave the white flag just yet. Dust yourself off and head down to Royal Hawaiian Center, where you can arm yourself with Valentine's Day gifts she'll actually love. Here are some plans of attack to help you navigate the "Be Mine" field:

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#1: Outfit for a Queen
Offer her royally-stylish accessories, like a Robertson Pleated Mini bag from bebe's Valentine collection ($198, left), Juicy Couture's Stone Heart Bracelet (tip: wait until Valentine's Day and nab it for 30 percent off), or a diamond necklace from Reflections of the Heart, where all fine jewelry is currently 50 percent off.

#2: Shower with Love
Pamper her like a princess with scented soaps, candles and bath salts from Island Soap and Candle Works. Or stop by on Valentine's Day and grab a Love Mystery Bag filled with $200 of anti-aging products from Love Renaissance for just $50.

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#3: Matters of Taste
Bypass the chocolates and indulge her sweet tooth with Honolulu Cookie Company's Pink Heart Box ($21.95, right) or a heart-shaped strawberry shortcake from Panya Bakery. Don't forget the romantic dinner - restaurants like Doraku Sushi and P.F. Chang's Waikiki are offering special Valentine's Day menus for two.

Looking for even more ideas? Click here for a complete list of Valentine's Day specials. Royal Hawaiian Center is located at 2201 Kalakaua Ave. Get one hour of free parking with validation, then pay just $1 per hour for the next three hours.

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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