The Modern Family duo’s witty repartee is the result of a Type-A helicopter mom and a somewhat trying-too-hard cool dad. It’s not easy to keep it fresh and sexy after decades of child rearing and other family drama (which this crew’s got in spades) but the couple does a great job of making the business of “us” work in their favor. Here’s what they should gift each other for V-Day.
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Bomblicious Perfumed Body Oil ($65) Nordstrom.com Whether used as a massage oil for you or for him, this floral oil transforms your bathroom into a boudoir. I love the elegant glass bottle as vanity candy, as well. Price: $65, neimanmarcus.com
Ella Moss Madison Camisole and Shorts, Cami, $60, and short, $56, on Shopbop.com You can’t get romantical in sweats, I don’t care if you’re approaching your 20th anniversary. This set boasts comfort and cuteness and is perfect for Claire’s LA lifestyle.
By Terry Baume de Rose 10 Year Anniversary Edition Set, ($105), Barneys.com To fete one decade of decadent pouts, Terry has designed a new limited edition jar of her classic rose-infused balm included in a set along with the gloss form. The creamy, rich texture is perfect for Claire to pad around the house in, but unleash the sexy when she needs to. Price: $109
Men adore a beer reference, even when it comes to their hair. Brews have long been recommended for infusing body and thickness into one’s mane (I admit, I tried it, despite not going near the stuff to drink) and will give his coif a little more robustness. Not that he needs it. Not that you’d say it, anyway. Bonus: THIS one won’t induce belching.
Dove Men + Care gift set ($10 at drugstores) The dudes I know are unanimously pro Dove Men, from my dentist to a particularly attractive chef friend of mine. This kit includes all the Phil in your life needs to keep himself furtively unferal, without getting too metro about things.
Billy Jealousy Beard Envy Kit ($25) Nordstrom.com Whether his beard makes a Ben Affleck-style cameo or is here to stay, this set includes a charming beard brush (!) and all the implements he needs to groom his scruff statement.
Are you a longtime married lady? What are you getting the Mr. for V-day?