2018 Valentine’s Day Top 13 Gift Guide List

Updated on January 28, 2023

Senior Outlook Today would like to wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Because Valentine’s Day is just about here, to help prepare you to find the perfect gift for that special someone, we’ve assembled our annual Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. We would also like to extend a special thank you to those who sent in gift ideas and suggestions.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift, our guide below features our Top 13 gift ideas:

adventure max 1myCharge – AdventureMax

Rechargeable 10500mAh portable charger

Preparing for an outdoor adventure? The AdventureMax rugged portable charger is a must. Complete with a carabiner clip, it is the ultimate solution to charge your devices when camping, hiking or mountaineering. The AdventureMax boosts 10500mAh of power and 2 USB ports, ideal for extending the life of your tablet, smartphone, bluetooth speaker or other USB device up to six times. 

Battery Capacity: 10500mAh
Recharges Via: micro-USB cable
Compatibility: Tablets, Smartphones & USB Devices

adventure max 2

Screen Shot 2018 02 11 at 6.43.46 PMEverything Grows With Love

Valentine’s Day has become so much more than a day to celebrate your romantic relationship—now it’s a holiday to honor love of all kinds—affection for your best friend, love between parents and children, even platonic feelings for a pet. With that in mind, we’re pleased to share a present perfect for moms, dads, and bffs:  Everything Grows With Love (Workman Publishing; February 13, 2018; $9.95) by the founders of the bestselling international mindfulness magazine FLOW. Filled with 393 pages of quotes that will inspire contemplative moments, illustrations that will catch the eye and imagination of every reader, and creative papercrafts that are uniquely Flow, Everything Grows With Love is a perfect gift for your best friend, mother, or anyone seeking a reflective and optimistic outlook on everyday life.

MYOCosmeticCases MYOCosmeticClutch 2M.Y.O. Cosmetic Clutch™ & Macaron for Hair®

Macaron for Hair® is a travel-sized Parisian-chic detangling brush and mirror compact, and the M.Y.O. Cosmetic Clutch™ offers convenience, customization, and quality, all with a space-saving, eco-conscious twist. Both designed for on the go styling, they fit in the palm of your hand and are purse friendly.

Macaron for Hair

  • Ergonomically designed shape allows for optimum comfort and balance in any hand. Not to mention it’s shaped like a delicious macaroon!
  • Removable cover protects bristles from being bent, broken and dirtied inside your bag, and offers a compact mirror
  • Reduces hair breakage, pulling, tangles and frizz, twice as fast as traditional hairbrushes 
  • Made for every age, gender, hair type and texture, be it wet or dry, natural or synthetic
  • Available in a rainbow of “flavors:” Raspberry, Black LicoriceFramboise (perfect for men), Mint Citron, Lemon Pistachio, Rose Petal (perfect for Valentine’s Day!) and Lavender
  • Dreamed up by candy-inspired premium hair accessory brand Milk + Sass®
  • Price: starts at $12.99

M.Y.O. Cosmetic Clutch

  • Easily and safely stow your favorite cosmetics—makeup and skincare—in a leak-proof, germ-proof, and oops-I-spilled-powder-all-over-the-inside-of-my-purse-proof cosmetic case
  • Universal palette customization and a high-quality mirror
  • Trademarked innovations: M·Y·O Beauty Pods™ (magnetic refillable containers) to hold skincare and liquid makeup, M·Y·O Style Sticks™ (flexible magnetic divider sticks), M·Y·O Cosmetic Circlet™ (ergonomically designed pliable seal)
  • Similar in size and weight to your new iPhone
  • Comes with:
    • 3 M·Y·O Beauty Pods™ (2~1.4g & 1~1.7g)
    • 2 M·Y·O Style Sticks™
    • 1 Double Ended Eye Shadow / Brow Brush (MUA Quality & Cruelty Free)
    • 1 M·Y·O Cosmetic Circlet™: Black, Silver, Fuchsia or Turquoise
  • Developed by Makeup Your Own or M·Y·O [mi-yo], an innovative, woman-led company introducingliberatedbeauty solutions for the modern world
  • Price: $45


With SYLVANIA’s ZEVO Pulse, drivers are able to install a universal LED light to add color to their headlights. With the ZEVO Interior Strip Kit, you can transform their car’s interior from bland to extraordinary with LED strips capable of being placed anywhere within a vehicle. ZEVO gives you 16 colors and 5 modes, all controlled through a universal app on your phone. This Valentine’s day, create the perfect ambience to woo your significant other.

OR, if your loved one doesn’t remember the last time they replaced their headlights, ditch the candy and flowers, and consider gifting high performance SYLVANIA SilverStar® ULTRA headlights. These headlights are the perfect combination of safety and style for the auto enthusiast. We might do the routine oil changes, brake pads and tire pressure checks, but headlight maintenance is a critical yet often overlooked part of vehicle maintenance. What better way to say ‘I Love You’ than keeping that special someone safe?


Do you not have the time to run in and out of stores? Are you interested in doing all of your Valentine’s Day shopping in a record time of 15 minutes or less? Have no fear; the answer is here.

Do you know of family members in need of reading glasses? Coming in a wide selection of affordable readers in a variety of powers and styles, Readers.com is the perfect one-stop shop with a comprehensive shopping experience that will leave both you and your wallet happy.

Not necessarily looking for readers at the moment? That’s perfectly fine.  SunglassWarehouse.com also offers affordable and fashionable sunglasses for everyone in the family. Coming in dozens of colors and trendy for every face shape, you are bound to find something for both your mom and younger sibling.

Rockin Footwear

Rockin Footwear is one of the fastest growing brands in the industry, and the company has been dedicated to design and manufacture the most comfortable shoes that contour to the shape of your foot for a more secure fit, offering supreme support, comfort and durability. As a world leader in innovative and casual footwear for men, women and children, Rockin Footwear offers a wide variety of unique and distinct shoe collections.

Some of the men collection includes:


Screen Shot 2018 02 11 at 6.44.52 PM


Screen Shot 2018 02 11 at 6.45.36 PM


Screen Shot 2018 02 11 at 6.46.07 PM


Screen Shot 2018 02 11 at 6.46.39 PM

The Rockin Footwear product team is always creating original and innovative designs for all aspects of your life. The beach, the pool, the office or anywhere you wish to go, we are there with you.

Are You Rockin’ Yet?

Capture Books

Picking the right gift for the right occasion can be tricky. Organic Mystery Boxes filled with love, lavender, and a sweet book is an idea that two Colorado companies have joined in together as partner-senders.

Do you prefer roses? These folks have rose scents. And who doesn’t appreciate a fragrant eye-pillow after a good read?

Earthy, essential oils are allowed through the mail in a different category than regular fragrances.

Breath of Joy: Simply Summer is one of the special books introduced in 2018 to fill a Capture Books’ Mystery Box. They will mail a care package ordered to your emailed specifications as a classy thank you gift to a hard worker or to a good friend.

No backstory or self-help program is needed when this book is opened. Breath of Joy was written in the wake of grief when a popular D.J. lost her husband to sudden cardiac arrest. Splashing in the recurring waves of everyday wonder, this book was born. It is the first in a seasonal series of leaping into joy against the storms of life.

Hang onto your sun hat!  Breath of Joy is leaping into the spa and tourism market. Take a peek on Amazon. Breath of Joy: Simply Summer is a picture book to steal your breath away. Your gift will delight, ignite memories, and pleasure the senses with image-driven descriptive prose. Lavender comes flowing on a Breath of Joy when the gift box is opened, with lovely scents of organic Summer buds from Colorado.

Breath of Joy:  Simply Summer, is simply irresistible.

Mystery Boxes can be purchased for caregivers, nurses, bookkeepers, landscapers, whole book clubs as a springy group surprise. Mister B: Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist is one great choice.  Try, Welcome to the Shivoo! for artists who need an extra tingle to their tips.

Go to www.CaptureBookstore.com for a complete list of books.

Screen Shot 2018 02 11 at 6.49.14 PM

Chroma Colors gray beigeMohu Leaf Chroma

Mohu’s latest OTA antenna from its long line of HDTV antennas is the Leaf Chroma!

The Leaf Chroma is Mohu’s most stylish antenna yet. Keeping their community at the core of all that they do, Mohu polled its customers and had them vote on the product colors — resulting in devices that embody the sleek and modern design you expect from a Mohu antenna, with an added pop of color to add to any home’s aesthetic.

A few quick facts about the Leaf Chroma:

  • It comes in two reversible color schemes: Frost Blue/Midnight Black and Tranquil Grey/Easy Beige — between these options, we bet cord cutters can find an option that goes with their style and room decor.
  • The antenna has a massive, multi-directional and amplified 65-mile range.
  • Leaf Chroma is available for purchase on GoMohu.com (and on Amazon in a few short weeks) for  $69.99.

Chroma Colors Ice Midnight

LessonsFromMyGrandfather CoverLessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life

by Marc Demetriou

First-time author, Marc Demetriou, is a national success in the residential mortgage industry. His book, Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life is now available and has already been garnering impressive stats with Amazon.

The book appeals to many generations and has been endorsed by ABC-TV Shark Tank investor and successful businesswoman Barbara Corcoran, and many other notables.

Lessons From My Grandfather chronicles Charlie’s migration from Cyprus to NYC, and his trials and tribulations in work and in love. Remarkably, he leaves Cyprus at 16 without telling anyone, including the young woman he was set/intent to marry. Many years later, her family falls on hard times and migrates to the same Cypriot community in New York. They reconnect and get married.

This book is a reminder to communicate with the younger generations, and serves as motivation for all ages. For those grandparents who give Valentine’s Day gifts to their grandkids, this book is a conversation starter.

More information at www.GrandfatherLessons.com

Screen Shot 2018 02 11 at 6.43.02 PMNasalGuard(R) Airborne Particle Blocker

Cold and flu season is officially in full swing and with experts predicting just 10% effectiveness of the flu vaccine this year, taking additional preventative measures to keep your health in check is more important than ever.

No matter how often you wash your hands or get a restful night’s sleep, there’s something about the winter months that leaves you feeling run down. One reason for this is because there are millions of harmful airborne particles circulating in crowded, congested public spaces, including virus-sized particles and allergens that are hard to escape. Adding NasalGuard to your daily routine provides you with an added line of invisible, drug-free defense against airborne contaminants, helping to protect your health all cold and flu season long. Breathe easier with NasalGuard(R) Airborne Particle Blocker, the drug-free solution for blocking these irritants before you are affected.

More Info:

NasalGuard(R) Airborne Particle Blocker is an electrostatic gel that creates an invisible filter around the outside of your nose, thereby keeping airborne contaminants out of your system. Just a drop or two of the gel reduces inhalation of invisible airborne particles such as toxic fumes, micronized oil particles, mold, virus-sized particles, dust mites, pet dander and other commonly found industrial pollutants. One of the best parts about NasalGuard? It’s undetectable! The gel dries clear, can be applied over makeup, and lasts for up to 6 hours.

Are you ready to help protect your health this cold and flu season? NasalGuard(R) Airborne Particle Blocker is sold as a 3-gram tube that provides up to 150 applications and retails for $14.85 per tube. Learn more about NasalGuard(R) Airborne Particle Blocker by visiting nasalguard.com.

Arcopédico USA

Arcopédico USA, the only U.S. distributor of high-quality, Portuguese-made comfort and travel footwear for women, takes a refreshing new look at warm weather footwear for the active woman.

This spring/summer 2018 Arcopédico introduces its new white sole collections along with updates to comfort classics. All styles feature a lightweight, anatomical design for all-day comfort and fatigue-free wear.  Styles shown are available in European women sizes 36-42 and will be in store in early March 2018.


Adding to last season’s breakout hit, the Lolita will add new color choices to the black sole Lolita collection and a new white sole option. The Lolita showcases performance with Arcopédico’s new Elstech™ technology upper made from a blend of Lycra®.  Elstech® flexes and forms to the foots natural shape while being durable for outdoor adventures. Washable, breathable, lightweight; all while featuring Arcopédico’s Sport Sole for the active lifestyle.

Lolita MSRP: $69; available new white sole: Black or Fuchsia; new black sole: White, Olive, Grey, Turquoise, Plum, Bordeaux, Taupe, in addition to current color options of Orange, Red, Blue, Light Green, yellow, Black, and Violet.

Screen Shot 2018 03 01 at 6.01.14 AM


Arcopédico introduces three new sandal styles featuring a cushioned insole with Arnedry® technology. Arnedry fabric surpasses leather with its moisture-absorbent and anti-bacterial properties, helping keep the foot dry and healthy.

The new Antalia sandal features a sling back Lytech™ strap with an adjustable buckle closure, a two-toned mesh nylon upper with an open toe design. The white PU sole offers traction without sacrificing summer fashion. The new Selfie walking sandal offers the look of leather with the performance and eco-friendly nature of Arcopédico’s Lytech™ fabric. Selfie features crisscrossing decorative straps over the vamp and a flexible elastic ankle strap for ease of wear. Enjoy summer evenings in the new Harley platform sandal. Strappy and sleek, this sandal features a textured wrapped platform wedge, crisscrossing toe straps with a two-toned design, and an adjustable Velcro® heel and ankle strap for a comfortable fit. A cushioned insole makes Harley the life of the party.

Screen Shot 2018 03 01 at 6.02.27 AM


Step into s/s 2018 in two Sport Sole designs with very different personalities! Both feature Arcopédico’s patented metal free twin-arch support system for an even distribution of bodyweight over the entire foot surface and cushioned insoles for superior all-day comfort.

Arcopédico’s top-selling LS knit walking shoe adds two new hues this season. Salmon and Pink hues will be added to the existing 21 color options. Knitted to perfection, the LS features a lightweight design which is breathable, flexible, and conforming to the foot’s natural shape. The sporty ballerina style L58 showcases Arcopédico’s patented Lytech™ fabric which is water-resistant, flexible, breathable, washable and vegan.  The L58 ballerina flats feature an adjustable Velcro® heel strap with peek-a-boo detailing and a cracked leather look.

Screen Shot 2018 03 01 at 6.03.12 AM

vaporizer light pen kit 2Dr. Dabber Light Vaporizer Pen Kit

The Dr. Dabber Light vape pen is the compact counterpart to the Dr. Dabber Ghost. Packing the same award-winning low-heat Titanium Technology in a tiny package, the Light is big on flavor and small on compromise. Featuring the same high-quality components incorporated into a slimmer, stealthier design, the Dr. Dabber Light Vaporizer pen can go anywhere you need to be.

Dr. Dabber Light Kit Contents:

  • 1 Dr. Dabber Light Pen
  • 1 Extra Light Top ( Mouthpiece+Atomizer)
  • 1 Shatterproof Storage Ball
  • 1 Loading tool
  • 1 Wireless USB Charger
  • Price – $49.95

Learn more at: www.drdabber.com

Screen Shot 2018 03 15 at 8.58.36 PMCyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers, and Power by Tim Maurer of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Cyber Mercenaries is a very timely book focusing on cyber proxies – subjects often hidden behind the wall of government secrecy while playing an increasingly important and visible in cyber operations. States have a long history of using conventional proxies, cyber proxies are ‘the newest kids on the block’.

Based on academic research and case studies, Tim Maurer addresses the capabilities of cyber proxies, the different types of cyber proxies and their relationships with states in the manner that is both very insightful and catching for policymakers, practitioners of international relations, academia, experts and citizens alike.’

Visit:  http://www.cambridgeblog.org


Website | + posts

Christopher holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Duquesne University and has been acting and writing for over 20 years. His articles have appeared in many publications including Advantage, American Builders Quarterly, Anchorage Daily News, Canadian Builders Quarterly, Canadian Executive Quarterly, Chartiers Valley Magazine, Cranberry Magazine, Energy International Quarterly, Focus Magazine, Green Business Quarterly, Hispanic Executive Quarterly, Northern Connection Magazine, North Hills Monthly Magazine, Observer-Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Profile, Recovery Solutions, Standard-Speaker, The Strip Magazine, and Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News.