When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, Chris and I keep it pretty simple. We look forward to the nice dinner reservation and meaningful gift exchange, but we mostly keep it simple and sprinkle some extra love towards the girls. Regardless, I look forward to Valentine’s Day because I find myself craving a little Holiday joy during the cold month of February!
Whether you’re looking to gift something to a partner, a lover, or your kids, here are some gift ideas to get you started!
This card game is full of conversation starters to deepen your connection with your significant other. Or, instead of playing the game, you could pull one card every day for an everyday conversation starter!
This charming recipe book is full of recipes for two, which is so thoughtful and so niche. You can gift the cookbook or use it for cooking up a romantic date night dinner!
I don’t know what it is about Valentine’s Day, but for some reason, shoes seem to be the perfect gift! They’re perfectly practical and super thoughtful. Buy these for him, but honestly, I would want these too.
We always gush about how good this Taft Eden scent is with every Pura scent test. It’s masculine; it’s hot; it’s elevated; it’s mature… Pop this into the bedroom Pura device, turn on a show and call it a night in.
I’m absolutely obsessed with this mini crossbody! It’s currently on sale from $128, so run! More color options here!
I’ve been transitioning a lot of my makeup to this Merit brand because I’m so impressed with it! This lipstick is so lightweight–it feels like I’m wearing lip balm, and the finish is very soft and natural. My new fav!
There couldn’t be a cuter little cardigan than this. The embroidered strawberry detail is darling and makes me think that Amber Fillerup would be proud! Ordering this for Faye.
This sweet book is beautifully illustrated and is all about the different ways love exists. Would make a wonderful gift for kids.
I’ve recently become obsessed with this Mejuri jewelry brand, and you just can’t go wrong with these delicate pearl hoop earrings–so classy.
This would be a fun activity for the kids on Valentine’s Day, and they can either gift it to someone or keep it to house all of their little trinkets.
One of my favorite things that Chris does is make up a late-night charcuterie board with an assortment of goodies, and we get to eat in bed and watch a show or movie together!
Gifting a photo inside of this pretty little picture frame is such a thoughtful gift to get. Bonus points if it’s tied to a favorite memory together.
What’s even more fun than gifting a nice cologne to your partner on Valentine’s Day is gifting a collection of a few scents for them to try.
This is on my wishlist! To be able to print Instax photos directly from my phone? A dream come true right there.
No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a cute card along with a handwritten message. I love the metallic gold foil on this one.
Coming from a girl who has to go easy on the chocolate, this (non-edible) truffle-inspired candle set is so kitsch and cute. Pair them with some rose petals and it’s a date night in!
Awesome blog post! there’s also some gorgeous lingerie at https://tres-sur.com/
Y’all forgot the Hu chocolate ;)!!
I’m definitely going to grab the Love goes everywhere book for my girls. I’ve been explaining alot about the different kinds of love to my 6 year old lately seems fun. And yes to the cologne collection. My husbands Birthday is on V-day so it’s always a double whammy for me. Also just here to add that Merit is some beautiful stuff – their face oil saved my winter skin and their lip oil is just beautiful.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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