I’m definitely in the Valentine’s Day headspace. It’s my VERY favorite holiday, and it feels like such a fun, bright spot in the otherwise pretty dreary winter months. I’ve loved Valentine’s Day for as long as I can remember. It was always a fun holiday in our house – the Valentine Man would visit our house each year and leave us little gifts, and now that I’m mom myself, I’m carrying on that same tradition for Thomas.
Tommy and I don’t typically exchange big gifts for Valentine’s Day but I can’t help but buy him something, and he’s the same way. Even if our gifts are small, we always make an effort to celebrate such a happy holiday. I shared my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the guys in your life in this blog post. (Side note: Tommy made our first Valentine’s Day together VERY memorable.)
It’s also fun to host a Galentines dinner party with girlfriends to celebrate your friendship. And hosting a Galentines dinner is the perfect excuse to really decorate. Order some cute heart plates or wine glasses, buy some heart-shaped pasta, and set your table on these perfect red placemats. There are really so many things you can do to celebrate that don’t involve gift giving. However, I’m a sucker for buying gifts for the people I love (which is why I have so many gift guides on my blog!).
In today’s post, I’m sharing gift ideas for the gals — either for your daughters, sisters, friends, or for yourself (just send this blog post to your Valentine as a hint;)).
Whether you’re shopping for a gift for yoru bestie or trying to drop a hint to your husband, I’ve got you covered with gift ideas! Another ideas is to host Galentines dinner. It’s the perfect excuse to celebrate your friends and give a little (or bigger!) gift! And, of course, to decorate for Valentine’s Day. Order some cute heart plates or wine glasses, buy some heart-shaped pasta, and set your table on these perfect red placemats. There are really so many things you can do to celebrate that don’t involve gift giving. However, I’m a sucker for buying gifts for the people I love (which is why I have so many gift guides on my blog!).
There’s something about a custom cup that makes me happy. I love when couples have their monogram on the cups at their wedding, we collect cups from The Masters every spring, and I even had custom cups made for Tommy last year as a Christmas present!
These “I love you so much” cups are the perfect gift for a galentine or to buy for your own household. My content manager, Hannah, brought these cups as her gift for a “Favorite Things” party last valentine’s day and they were a huge hit. They come in a set of 10 for only $15.
I received this Heart MAMA necklace for Christmas two years ago, and it’s so beautiful but also simple enough to wear everyday (which I do!). If you’re a mom, you can add a charm for your little one’s initial(s). Hart also makes non-mama versions! This company has perfectly priced, high quality jewelry that you’ll truly treasure. For a similar look at a lower price, this Alter’d State necklace is a great option.
If you’re more of a bracelet gal, this heart MAMA charm bracelet is beautiful.
I was gifted a Chappy Wrap blanket this summer and I’ve been obsessed ever since. While I know Barefoot Dreams blankets are what most people recommend as gifts (and don’t get me wrong, I own and love our Barefoot Dreams blankets), Chappy Wrap feels so much more elevated. They look nicer, the quality is SO good, and there are a ton of classic pattern and color options. If you’re looking for a throw blanket that’s cozy and soft but actually looks great in your living room, this is it.
These blankets are resistant to pilling and getting fuzzy, and the designs and colors are woven into the blanket, not printed on or dyed.
I was gifted this pair Lele Sadoughi bow earrings for Christmas and can’t stop wearing them. Bows are a huge trend already, but they’re forecasted to be even more popular in 2024. I love the medium size that’s noticeable but not too big or overwhelming.
These earrings are under $100 and if you order from ShopBop, you can use your Prime Shipping perks.
Am I a bad influencer because I think this Amazon Simple Modern tumbler is better than the infamous Stanley Tumbler? It’s cheaper, lighter and doesn’t leak…ever.
And the pink and red color combo? Come ON!
The most popular sneakers on the market right now are the New Balance 327s, and they are in stock (in ALL SIZES) at Dick’s Sporting Goods. I don’t think it’s even worth sending this link to your Valentine. Buy them for yourself as fast as you can. I went 1/2 a size up from my typical shoe size and they are perfect. I wear them with leggings and joggers for athleisure outfits since they’re sporty, but you can also style them with casual jeans!
These green mini heart LAKE pajamas should be at the top of your wishlist if you don’t have a set. The green is perfect for wearing long after Valentine’s Day, and you could even get a set for your littles to match. I always size up in the Pima Cotton material because it shrinks (mostly in length) in the wash.
I filmed a video in this set so that you can see how it fits. And I shared a detailed review of all of the materials from LAKE in this blog post.
If you’ve followed me on Instagram for any length of time, you’ve heard about my love for Colleen Rothschild. There are a few products I could recommend that would make a great gift for any skin type, but the best bang for your buck is to get the Discovery Set since it contains their most popular products in mini sizes so you can try more at once.
You can read about my favorite Colleen Rothschild products in this full review.
I did a deep dive into Amazon athleisure and workout sets last year, and I discovered a few brands that are 90% as good as Lululemon. My favorite leggings are by HeyNuts and they run TTS, and if you get those, you should get a top from HeyNuts too so that the colors match perfect. I own and love this long line tank. I wear an XS in both.
If you aren’t in love with that top style, I also like the brand CRZ Yoga on Amazon. They have a ton of styles to choose from.
A nice candle is a great gift since it’s not something people typically want to spend their own money on but they like receiving. I love the scent of this Niven Morgan Green Tea & Peony Fragrant Candle. It’s fresh and clean, but has a floral feminine feeling as well. It’s not a warm/vanilla-y scent, but more of a spring/summer scent you might find at a fancy hotel. I gave it to a few friends over the holidays.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
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