Yes, yes, I know…some people that think of Valentine’s Day as a “Hallmark holiday” and roll their eyes at the whole notion of the day.
If you are one of those folks, rock on. And perhaps save this post for a birthday or holiday gift guide instead 😉
I myself enjoy Valentine’s Day. I view it as not just a day for lovers but also a day to show anyone you love that you care for them. (Of course, this shouldn’t just be reserved for Valentine’s Day. You should always let people know you care. Valentine’s just has some extra fun and sparkle and fun around it.)
So, in the spirit of that, here are some of my current favorite things. Check them out if you have a wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter, or simply a friend who you want to buy a special something for this Valentine’s Day.
Or heck, buy these things for yourself if you’re celebrating Singles Awareness Day 🙂
UGG Leggings – I got a pair of these for Christmas. They are A-MAZING. Seriously. Best leggings ever. So warm, so cozy, so comfy. https://www.amazon.com/UGG-Australia-Womens-Goldie-Pant/dp/B00HJYTXMQ?th=1&psc=1
Sparkly Things – I dig sparkly things 😀 And the Swarovski folks are real good at the sparkly stuff! They have some free-standing stores throughout the country, but their website is great.
Spa Gift Card – I find it incredibly relaxing to visit a spa and be pampered by a pedicure, massage, facial, etc. Woodhouse Day Spa has many locations nationwide and is fabulous.
Favorite (insert the blank) – Choose a known favorite of hers – wine/spirits/beer, books, magazine subscription, sweet treat, coffee, sports team gear, etc. She’ll love it AND bonus, you’ll score some extra points for paying attention 😉
Personalized Photo Gift – Choose a favorite photo of you and your loved one and make it into a fun gift. Shutterfly has soooo many options to choose from. I’ve made ornaments, magnets, photo books, and calendars. There’s also cell phone cases, mouse pads, pillows, and much more!
Lotions or Candles – Bath & Body Works has some of my favorite fragrances for body lotion and candles. My current favorite body lotion scent is Tahiti Island Dream. It’s an ultra shea body cream that is absolutely divine. And as far as candles go, the Eucalyptus Mint is a staple in our house. Lavender Vanilla is another good one.
Time – There’s no link for this one 🙂 Sometimes the best gift you can get for someone you love is simply the gift of time. We’re all busy in our own ways. Make time to be with those you care about. Have a coffee, watch a movie, go for a walk, see a show, take a spontaneous road trip – whatever you choose. And really BE there. Be present. Avoid the temptations of technology and other distractions.
“All you need is love…”