Romance is in the air. To help you keep your eye on your handsome prize, we played Cupid and scouted 20-plus awesome Valentine's Day gifts for him that'll have you two eating, playing and definitely loving on February 14 and beyond. Whether you want to splurge on your sweetheart or you're looking for a steal, you'll find everything their heart desires right here — from an adorable Cupid Chewbacca (on sale for $20) to a Coleman inflatable hot tub (over 50% off)!
Serve up X's and O's first thing in the morning with this adorable mini waffle maker. Go for the traditional plate of yummy, smothered and covered with butter and syrup, or cook up something healthier or fancier with a little help from the included recipe book.
He'd wants nothing more than to lounge around with you in the mornings. This light, soft, sustainable robe lets him do it ultimate comfort and style. It's designed by a premium bedding company after all! See all the fab colors in a slew of sizes.
He'll croon, you'll swoon as you dance away the afternoon with this modern-day Victrola. Stream your custom playlist via Bluetooth, pop in an old-fashioned mix tape or CD, jam to the FM or spin romantic records happily ever after.
He'll be date-night ready with this luxe, super-soft-to-the-touch cashmere sweater from Everlane. Dressed up or down, he'll love it and you'll love him in it. We know you're going to steal it from time to time, and that's OK because this fine Mongolian cashmere gets softer the more you wear it.
On fancier date nights, don't let him step out with a floppy tie. The Tie Bar has a slew of classic, modern and traditional styles and colors to choose from on the site, and this good-looking bestseller goes for just 15 bucks.
This grown-up 'Truth or Dare' game with 100 playful prompts leads to juicy conversations and exciting activities with your partner. The best part: Everyone wins! (And FYI: There's a kinkier version, too.)
When my husband and I slip into something more comfortable, it's these bamboo sheets that I got him (us) last Valentine's Day. Oprah once added them to her Favorite Things list, calling them the "softest ever." (She's included a Cozy Earth item every year for the past five years.) And shoppers give them a stellar 4.9-star rating. Catch Cozy Earth's sitewide sale now.
You know what they say about oysters.... The folks at Fishers Island will hook you up! The top-notch NYC restaurant supplier harvests and ships nationwide every Wednesday for next-day delivery. These tasty aphrodisiacs will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
If a mug seems lame, then you haven't met the totally hot Ember! This mug sits atop a charging coaster, keeping coffee or tea precisely at your honey's preferred temp. There are presets snd sleep modes, and he can adjust the temp via his phone. What's not to love?
This bonsai tree is undying and adaptable, just like your love. The 878 pieces can be shaped into a naked tree, or one with leaves, or it can flower into pretty pink cherry blossoms. The completed tree measures 7 by 8.5 by 7.5 inches.
He can hang it in the shower and sing along to love songs or clip it onto a duffel and whisk you away for a tropical getaway. The skies the limit with this waterproof, travel-ready bluetooth speaker. It connects to the phone for music, podcasts or calls and goes up 10 hours without a charge, and it's available in a dozen colors and patterns. Over 56,700 five-star fans on Amazon say it's the portable speaker to get!
Whether you've arranged a weekend away, an overnight camping trip or a fun little hotel escape in town, this chic bag has got him covered. And it'll last him for the long haul! Filson is well loved for it's rugged good looks. The oil-finish tin cloth coating protects from rain and snow and has a reinforced base.Also available in Otter Green and Cinder.
He might finally let you toss his tacky coozies! The insulated BrüMate keeps cans super-duper cold thanks to freezable adaptor or can be used as a leakproof tumbler comes with a lid! Plus it's available in three dozen awesome patterns and colors.
Can't pull off a vacation right now? Pull a Mary Bailey and create the vacay vibe at home with this transportive candle. Renowned fragrance designer Carlo Huber supplies a well-balanced blend of fruits and musk (I picked up bergamot, coconut, banana and pineapple) with base notes of "pool water, swimsuit Lycra, sea salt." Even my scented candle–averse husband digs this.
Chewbacca's got heart.This 4.75-inch vinyl bobblehead is a wonderful gift for your favorite 'Star Wars' fan. And this Funko Pop figure really does pop — check out that vibrant red, pink and white palette.
A steamy soak always heats things up. You can score 52% off this popular, cushy Coleman hot tub, which has 120 air jets to deliver a warm, bubbly massage (up to 104°F). Includes filter cartridges, an insulated cover, and two handles in case you need a spa to-go.
Speaking of inflatables and water, how about a two-person kayak? Nothing beats exploring, exercising, relaxing and being alone with your partner. Already well-priced, this No. 1 bestselling kayak set is on sale now. Includes aluminum oars and an air pump.
When I asked my husband for gift ideas for this piece, he said three words: "a nice pan." (He'd hinted about wanting one for Christmas and his birthday — whoops.) The mega-popular, super-versatile, nonstick, nontoxic Always Pan is one of the nicest — and it has the most romantic name of them all. Sorry, Honey, Selena Gomez is not included.
Men like flowers, too. Why not make them delicious? I was once gifted these pressed flower cookies and fell head over heals in love — with the cookies and the gifter. Delectable, beautiful, dare I say magical.
What's more romantic than gazing at the stars before gazing into your lover's eyes? Maybe doing so from a rooftop, a hilltop or on the beach at midnight? This popular portable model can set up anywhere, and it's now 45% off at Target. It boasts up to 150x magnification!
When it's too chilly for a sports challenge outdoors, you can break a sweat with your sweetie inside with the wildly popular interactive Nintendo Switch video game. Play soccer, volleyball, bowling, tennis and more. A handy leg strap tracks those soccer kicks!
Gift these buttery soft modal pjs with the disclaimer that you won't be able to keep your hands off them. The henley style is always a good look, and the joggers have a slim yet stretchy fit that he'll love. Available in five easy-on-the-eyes colors.
These are some of the coziest, cutest unisex slipper socks we've seen. The little hearts serve as little reminders of your affection. We also love Bombas' "one purchased, one donated" promise: They'll provide a pair of socks to a homeless shelter for every pair you purchase.
He's been pining for this Kindle, with it's warm 6.8-inch display, wireless charging, readability and portability. It's waterproof and includes a one-year warranty. PS: It's a great gift in itself, but you could always upload a spicy novel for kicks.
Give him the best sleep of his life with this high-quality, deep-sleep–inducing, stress-reducing weighted blanket. Filled with glass beads, this beloved blanket is sure to ground him and grant him sweet slumber. It includes a plush, machine-washable microfiber duvet, available in a seven colors, three weights and two sizes.
THE operators of commercial complex 88th Avenue in Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City have pre-terminated the contract of lease with F Café and Bar less than a month after the latter’s personnel were involved in a brawl that resulted in the mauling of a British chef and restaurateur.In a letter dated Jan 2, 2023, the management of 88th Avenue Holdings said it had decided to pre-terminate its contract of lease with the establishment due to a “recent controversy.”“Recent controversy which involved you
WITH just a few weeks left before kickoff, the 17th Thirsty Football Cup is all set with a total of 222 teams competing in 13 different divisions on Feb. 10 to 12 at the Cebu City Sports Center.“After a hiatus of three years, the biggest football festival in Cebu is back with over 222 teams. Thirsty has been a big part of football development in Cebu. A good number of players who became national players, playing professionally, playing in collegiate leagues like the UAAP and NCAA have played mul
AN OFFICIAL of the Archdiocese of Cebu clarified that its “Sugbuswak” plan does not intend to divide the 500-year-old archdiocese. Rather, it will give birth to two more dioceses.Monsignor Joseph Tan, the archdiocese’s spokesman, told SunStar Cebu on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, that the primary purpose of creating two new dioceses under the archdiocese is to improve the management of the church and to deliver better services to its parishioners.The archdiocese wants to create the dioceses of North Ce
DESPITE the low pay, some 1,600 new nurses were urged to stay and work in the country as the pandemic continues to pose threats to public health.Passers of the nursing board exams from the Visayas and Mindanao joined the mass oathtaking and induction ceremony on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City.Rolly Villarin, vice president for programs and development of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) Cebu chapter, requested the new nurses to be patriotic and serve
THE Lapu-Lapu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) has ordered all the offices located within the City Hall building and compound to dispose of their garbage directly to the dump truck that will park in front of the Sports Complex during weekdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.City Administrator Danilo Almendras, who is also a lawyer, issued a memorandum on the matter on January 17, 2023, upon the request of Cenro officer-in-charge Dr. Ronald Oporto.Oporto told SunStar Cebu that all the o
LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard Chan will leave it up to the police to deal with the 20 fixers at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in the city who tested positive for illegal drugs.“Closap will deal with those who want to undergo community-based rehabilitation. We encourage them to change their life around,” Chan said in Cebuano.Only 16 of the 36 individuals identified as “fixers” at the LTO Lapu-Lapu City tested negative for illegal drug use during the surprise drug tested conducted by the City
ABOUT 1,600 newly registered nurses participated in the mass oathtaking ceremony on Saturday, January 28, at the IEC Convention Center (IC3) in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City.The face-to-face oathtaking of new nurses is recognized by the Professional Regional Commission, together with Board of Nursing, Philippine Nurses Association – Cebu Chapter Inc. and the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing Inc. (EHP)
A CEBU City-based businessman claimed that three people, including a couple, defrauded him of almost P200 million in an alleged investment scam.In a press conference on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, Kaiser Christopher Tan, through his lawyer Francisco Amit Jr., offered a P1 million reward to anyone who can provide the location of Michelle Lim Go and Lorenzo Baltonado Jr. and his wife Jerlyn Joyce.A warrant of arrest has already been issued by Judge Judilyn Hugot Tapia- Menchavez of Toledo City Regional
STARTING January 2023, the focal person of each Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Badac) in Talisay City will receive a P1,000 monthly honorarium from the City Government.However, the amount will only be released every quarter, which means they will each receive P3,000 every three months.City Councilor Gail Restauro, committee on peace and order and public safety chairperson, said the amount was approved during the City Council’s session on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.“It was the mayor’s instruction
THE U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9 percent annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession.Thursday’s estimate from the Commerce Department showed that the nation’s gross domestic product — the broadest gauge of economic output — decelerated last quarter from the 3.2 percent annual growth rate it had posted from July through September. Most economists think the economy will slow further i
With the Chinese New Year on our hands, opportunities for new beginnings are here for the taking. Whether creating new businesses, relationships, or finding a new hobby, the world is our oyster! However, something that people forget when starting new beginnings is what existing negative binds they have in their life. Whether it is the shackles of one’s controlling family, expectations of others, or our own self neglect, to start right, one must start truly fresh.Being forced to live out the labe
LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan wants the fixers of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Lapu-Lapu City to serve as “facilitators” of the agency so that they will stop working as “fixers” in the vicinity of City Hall.LTO Central Visayas (LTO 7) Director Victor Caindec, however, wants the fixers charged for their illegal activities.Chan came up with the idea after his office received several complaints about the fixers reportedly taking advantage of the clients of LTO, whose office is si
MORE physical rehabilitation patients can now avail themselves of quality service following the inauguration of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) Regional Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.The first in the Visayas, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) through the Aboitiz-Moraza Family Council officially turned over the upgraded facility to the VSMMC nine months after they donated funds for the project last April 2022.“Thank you for partnering wi
THE two dialysis centers in the provincial hospitals of the cities of Carcar and Danao are expected to be operational by March this year.During the presentation by Medtronix Medical Supplies and Equipment to the Cebu Provincial Government’s Economic Enterprise Council on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, the company revealed that the construction of the dialysis centers is expected to be completed in two months’ time.Last December, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia signed an agreement with Medtronix to put up a dialys
AT LEAST five drug personalities, including a woman, were arrested, while more than P1.7 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated in separate buy-bust operations in the cities of Cebu and Talisay on Thursday evening, January 26, 2023.First to fall in a drug raid conducted by the Drug Enforcement Group Visayas Special Operations Unit in Sitio Mikabaha, Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City were Oliver Manayon alias Barok, 50, and his alleged runner Joel Belotindos alias Awe, 42. Seized from the
TOURIST arrivals in Moalboal in southwest Cebu hit 355,445 in 2022, a sign that tourism in Cebu Province is marching its way to pre-pandemic levels thanks to an aggressive pro-tourism policy initiated by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.According to the town’s records last year, Moalboal registered 264,528 day users who availed themselves of its various activities, such as island-hopping, the famous “Sardine run” and turtle watching. It also tallied 90,917 tourists who stayed for at least one night.There w
@TRINA: Hi, Singlestalk. Few weeks ago, I read your response to a girl in a relationship with this guy with a checkered past. You were diplomatic about it but it sounded to me like your bias was for her to be cautious. Well, I have a past I am not proud of. But from it came my truest joy — my baby. Adorable from head to toe. She’s now three, always wrapped in the warmth of sunshine. For three weeks now, an officemate is courting me. I like him. He’s incredibly smart and comes from a good family.
Now in its 10th year, SunStar’s Best of Cebu is back with a vengeance.Local businesses are slowly returning to form, allowing the Best of Cebu team to add more categories under lifestyle and travel, beauty and wellness, and shopping. From 78 awardees in 2021, SunStar’s Best of Cebu lists 118 winners for 2022.From Jan. 23 to 29, SunStar’s Best of Cebu 2022 winners will be featured in the Lifestyle section of SunStar Cebu.These winners went through a stringent selection and judging process conduct
LAPU-LAPU City Major Junard Chan will leave it up to the police to deal with the 20 fixers at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in the city who tested positive for illegal drugs.“Closap will deal with those who want to undergo community-based rehabilitation. We encourage them to change their life around,” Chan said in Cebuano.Only 16 of the 36 individuals identified as “fixers” at the LTO Lapu-Lapu City tested negative for illegal drug use during the surprise drug tested conducted by the City
This is one question hogging the news headlines lately.But, is it the right question to ask? Shouldn’t the more appropriate question be: “What is the best use for a heritage structure that holds more than a century of Cebu City history?”Unfortunately, the issue has never been seriously approached from that perspective. Instead, the question of legal ownership immediately gained paramount importance (never mind that the two claimants are both government instrumentalities). The default resolution