Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re anything like me you’re frantically googling “Valentine’s gifts” since Christmas completely wiped out your idea database. Valentine’s Day is a fun “holiday” and should be treated as such. Don’t put pressure on yourself or your significant other when it comes to the planning and execution of this hallmark holiday. A thoughtful gift and a mushy card has you heading in the right direction, take a look at my gift ideas for a little inspiration. MOM – Who doesn’t love gushing over their mom? This Valentine’s Day gift her this golden disc bracelet from The Shine Project. You can personalize it using her initials, the first initial of her children’s names, or her initial and her sweethearts initial separated by a heart. Your options are endless yet over the moon meaningful. The Shine Project benefits at risk youth so with your purchase not only are you gifting your mom something beautifully meaningful you are helping to change the life of a child in need.
DAD – If you proudly hold the title “daddies little girl,” swooning over your dad on Valentine’s Day is a must. A leather watch case is perfect for any dad, no matter his “style.” Monogramming the case adds the perfect amount of personalization and says I love you in the classiest of ways.
BEST FRIEND – A best friend has your back through thick and thin, listens to you whine and complain about the same thing 100 times and gives you the best advice for you. Why not treat them with a little something special on this love filled holiday. A box of cupcakes lets them know you are thinking about them and loving them. Fill the box with pink frosting and red velvet for a festive look and guaranteed smile upon delivery.
LOVE BUG – Whether this person be your husband, fiancé, boyfriend, or dating friend they deserve the biggest dose of love on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is not about practicality, its about luxury and going over the top for that special someone on this special day. Your gift should say the same (who wants socks for Valentine’s Day?). This perfect shave set is the ideal gift for the love of your life. It is something they wouldn’t necessarily spend money on for themselves but would love to have, equivalent to a facial for us! Splurging on Valentine's Day should not be one sided, the men in our life appreciate little luxuries just the same.
I hope these ideas get your creative juices flowing and have opened your heart to a little extra love. However, taking a moment to realize how truly grateful you are for the love in your life is the real reason for Valentine’s Day. XOXO