Cheers to Friday, the weekend is here & Valentine’s Day is near! Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day to express your love for either your friends, parents, significant others, pets or even yourself! Why not gift yourself, you’re worth it! Haha! While deciding on a gift, a great gift giver knows that the best gifts are the ones that reflect the person, their hobby, something they’re passionate about or perhaps something that you’ve heard them mention that they love or want! Basically, a great gift shows that you’ve been paying attention to them; know their likes and dislikes! Score! Here are a few Valentine’s Day personal stories & gifts I have personally selected to get your gift giving imagination flowing! Enjoy!
GLITZ & GLAMOUR: The Rhinestone Statement Necklace is a great way to make your Valentine sparkle & ! A statement necklace adds a bit of glamour to whatever you’re wearing & definitely takes it up a notch! Some of my favorite Valentine’s Day gifts have been jewelry at different price points. Whether they were diamonds, tribal or fashion jewelry, the unique ones stood out the most, no matter what the price!;) Be sure to check out Inspirational Jewelry & Gifts for more ideas!
EXOTIC FLOWERS: The Benchmark Bouquets Signature Rosess & Alstroemeria with vase is a gorgeous & unique floral arrangement! I am always in awe and surprised when I receive flowers on Valentine’s Day, especially when they’re an unexpected & exotic combination! I love flowers & they absolutely make my day! Imagine hearing a knock on the door and your Valentine or the delivery guy surprising you with a gorgeous flower delivery! Even better, on several occasions, the delivery guy was instructed to surprise me with one floral arrangement and five minutes later, knock on the door with another set of flowers! Unique, right? And perfectly timed! Score!
DESSERT: The 12 Love Berries Chocolate Covered Strawberries is a yummy treat to give on Valentine’s Day! Imagine every delicious bite of each chocolate covered strawberry…yum! On Valentine’s Day I have been surprised with fruit arrangements from the unique Edible Arrangements, delicious Sprinkles Cupcakes which spelled out a message and even received an oversized, larger than life, Hershey’s bar with a funny note attached “To My Hot Chocolate!” Haha! Be creative with your chocolate gifts…fun!
HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR: I am absolutely in love with these glamorous robes! Why not gift a pretty robe to grace the body of your Valentine in all of it’s floral glory! Some of the robes are even hand painted which makes them quite the unique & one of a kind gift! 1. Blush Rose Gun Metal Watercolor Floral Robe. 2. Crane Teal Handpainted Silk Kimono Long Robe. 3. Cherry Blossom White Handpainted Silk Kimono Long Robe. 4. Peacock Feather Black Old Shanghai Kimono Watercolor Long Robe.
The back of the gorgeous robes are just as beautiful! *Sigh!* When I received a cozy robe as a gift, I was incredibly excited, because the thought of someone wanting to keep me cozy warm is sweet bliss! PS Be sure to check out Glamour Girl Gifts for Under $25!
LUXURIOUS MOOD: The Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Home Candle and/or Jo Malone™ ‘Lime Basil & Mandarin’ Scent Surround™ Diffuser are luxury scents to excite the senses, your Valentine will be impressed! Whenever I’m gifted with candles, it’s sweet bliss for me as candles are the most wonderful way to delight the senses each time you light them; it like a series of gifts wrapped into one! Score!
COLORFUL SURPRISE: The Deborah Lippmann I’ve Gotta Be Me 15th Anniversary 6 Piece Nail Lacquer Set is a colorful way to surprise your Valentine! In case you want to go one step further, why not gift the highly pigmented Christian Louboutin Nail Colour – Very Prive! The stiletto bottle topper alone will leave you speechless, like the actual high heels! While I have never been gifted nail polish, though I absolutely love collecting pretty nail polish colors, I have received gift cards to the nail salon & spa! As we all know, glamour girls like to keep our nails on point, whether we polish them ourselves or go to the salon!
SCENT-SATIONAL: The Viktor & Rolf FlowerBomb, Angel & Hanae Mori perfumes are wonderful and I happen to have them all! All of the scents are incredibly feminine and soft! I get plenty of compliments whenever I wear them! Imagine the stories of what a scent can create! My first whiff of FlowerBomb was at a birthday party & a hair stylist wore the scent! I had to know the name of the perfume and to my surprise, later on relayed the story to a friend & was gifted the scent! I was first introduced to Angel when I first moved to Los Angeles, CA! My roommate had the scent and I was floored and had to have it. I went to the store and purchased it; my first luxury perfume purchase & I still love it today! Hanae Mori had me at hello while trying different scents at Nordstrom at The Grove and I took a sample home! Later on, I was gifted the lotion, fragrance & bath gel as a gift from my Mom when I was home for Christmas one year! She’s always on top of beauty must-haves! She also introduced me to the Jo Malone beauty products!
BOOK LOVERS: The Great Gatsby, Jane Austen (Seven Novels) & Love Letters of Great Men are wonderful books to give on Valentine’s Day, especially for the book lover in your life with a romantic heart! I first read The Great Gatsby & completely fell in love with the book after checking it out at my local library! I purchased my own copy afterwards, which I cherish & is now one of my favorite books! A photographer friend gifted me with this very edition of Jane Austen Seven Novels and I was beyond excited, because Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors, plus the book has such a beautiful cover! Love Letters of Great Men piqued my interest while watching Sex and the City movie! The book includes some of history’s most romantic letters from the private papers of Beethoven, Mark Twain, Mozart, and Lord Byron! Be sure to check out Book Lover Gift Inspiration for more bookish ideas!
INDULGE: The Exquisite Arrangements Godiva Chocolate Gift Basket is perfect for the milk chocolate lover in your life! If you’re a chocoholic like me, chocolate is ALWAYS a great idea!
SEXY & SWEET: The Wine Red Pajamas Short Set, Black Satin Pajamas Short Sets & Coffee PJ Shorts Set are a great combination of sexy & sweet! Why not have the best of both worlds for your Valentine! While my sheets are personally the best PJs for me, these sets are so adorable!
WARM UP: The Ugg Australia Sparkle Cable Knit Socks with Poms are so cute, comfy & the side poms are completely adorable! Whenever I wear cute, colorful and cozy socks, I cannot help but smile inside…what a comfy way to keep warm!
OVER THE KNEE: The Stuart Weitzman over the knee highland suede boots (on the left) are the hottest boots of the season! The Steve Madden suede boots (on the right) are nearly identical & at a budget price! Score! I’m always excited to wear my over the knee boots, the ones with buckles and the others that lace up, mainly with cute skinny jeans & once in a blue moon, with a dress! I always feel incredibly sexy and it adds so much style to a look, such a statement piece & quite the conversation starter!
ALL-NATURAL: The Scented Vegan All Natural Bath Bomb Gift Set and the All Natural Beach Bath Bomb Gift Set are a great way to give the gift of relaxation and total bliss as each bath bomb fizzles and turns your Valentine’s bath into an intoxicating experience! Breathe in…ahhh! Whenever I use a bath bomb, it’s like a fun surprise as each one spins into the water, changing the color and releasing the intoxicating as well as relaxing scent! Bath bombs are a great way to make a bath even more enjoyable!
PICTURE PERFECT: The Pink Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera is perfect for the Valentine who loves to take photos & the color of the camera is so pretty & feminine! Imagine the instant gratification of your Valentine getting each polaroid right away, after every click! Score! As someone who takes plenty of photos wherever I go, trust me, what a great gift!
MUSIC TO MY EARS: Rose gold is the color of the moment, especially for the glamour girl! The Rose Gold Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with 3.5mm Audio-out Jack or if you want to upgrade to the Rose Gold Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones are a great way to keep your Fashionista Valentine right on trend! While watching a YouTube fashion haul, one of the vloggers showcased her white pearl earbuds & I had to have them, so cute & super girlie! I still have them & I absolutely love them! They are quite the conversation piece on flights!
CHEERS TO VALENTINE’S DAY: The Ravishing Reds Wine Gift Set includes 2 red wines, two 9 oz stemless Naked Winery logo wine glasses & one bar of Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate or maybe you prefer a smaller gift set of one red wine bottle & 2 wine glasses along with a chocolate bar included in the Wild Ride Cabernet Red Wine Gift Set. Wine & chocolate go hand in hand! Score! I can always appreciate an amazing glass of red wine with a delicious meal on Valentine’s Day!
While gifts are one of the ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of other romantic ways to show you care! Over the years, I’ve been giving the most beautiful hand-written love letters, received home-cooked meals as well as simply spent quality time together on Valentine’s Day, which are all definitely priceless experiences! Whether it’s going out for dinner and a movie, staying in or simply telling someone how you truly feel, be sure to relax, be creative and most of all, just be you when gift giving! Your gift will shine simply because it’s from you! Imagine that! 😉
Thanks for stopping by…until next time!
PS In case your mind is still racing with what to get your Valentine, why not make her a paper crown or buy her a leather crown (with silk interior) to let her know that she’s your Princess or Queen of the Castle! Haha! Rule on!