Black Love Gift Guide

In the spirit of the first couple’s enduring love, enjoy our Valentine’s Day Black Love Gift Guide by Meera Bowman-Johnson. Here’s to keeping that fire burning forever.

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  • Red Heart Pocket

    Red Heart Pocket

    Slip a love note into this handcrafted felt heart by artist Tobiah Mundt. Or buy several and hide them all over the house for a romantic treasure hunt. Red Heart Pocket, Tobiah Mundt, $10.


  • Letters of Marque Silk Cotton Stretch Ruffle Panty

    Letters of Marque Silk Cotton Stretch Ruffle Panty

    Letters of Marque, by actress Stacey Dash, offers high-end lingerie that will leave him speechless. Letters of Marque Silk Cotton Stretch Ruffle Panty, Journelle, $96.


  • Good Marriage Cufflinks

    Good Marriage Cufflinks

    These sterling silver cuff links convey the Akan symbol KETE PA or “Good Bed”: a woman who has a good marriage is said to sleep on a good bed. What husband wouldn’t wear those with pride? Good Marriage Cuff links, 1865 Company, $140.


  • John Legend Live from Philadelphia DVD

    John Legend Live from Philadelphia DVD

    Let Legend take you and your boo on a musical journey through all his hits, including “Ordinary People,” “Save Room” and “So High,” and a magical duet of “Where Is The Love” with Corinne Bailey Rae. John Legend Live From Philadelphia DVD, $14.99.


  • Champagne Earrings

    Champagne Earrings

    Surprise her with champagne-colored crystal drops and gold-filled components that offer a perfect mix of luxury and simplicity. Handmade by Ghanaian-born designer Ruby Buah. Champagne Earrings, Ruby Buah, $75.

  • The Flip Mino HD

    The Flip Mino HD

    The world’s smallest high-definition video camera records up to 60 minutes of HD video on that hot weekend getaway. Just don’t forget to download (or destroy) the evidence when you get home. The Flip Mino HD, $229.

  • Deluxe Signature Humidor

    Deluxe Signature Humidor

    Exquisite deluxe cherry wood, cedar lined humidor with humidifier, hygrometer, lock and key. Adorned with 1865 Company coat of arms, holds 60 cigars. Deluxe Signature Humidor, 1865 Company, $145.


  • Kama Sutra Treasure Trove Kit

    This sensual kit includes an edible Honey Dust Body Powder complete with feather applicator, warming Oil of Love and tingly Pleasure Balm to arouse and enhance the senses. Kama Sutra Treasure Trove Kit, Red Envelope, $39.95.

  • The Essential Etta James

    The Essential Etta James

    Dim the lights, hold each other close for a slow dance to celebrate your own perfect union. The Essential Etta James, Amazon, $28.99.