It is that time of the year again. Some dread it, some love it, but overall Valentine’s Day has no in-between in its flux of reactions and opinions. Personally, I take it as an invitation to order a flatbread pizza from my local Casey’s (yes the midwestern gas station, yes they have pizza, yes it’s amazing), light some candles, do a face mask, and watch Tangled or The Silence of the Lambs for the millionth time (the movie was released on Valentine’s Day 1991 for those who don’t get it). Plus on the bright side, all of the fancy candy goes on sale the next day so it is a reason to partake in some self-care and eat some chocolate. A true win-win situation. Typically Valentine’s Day-related gifts include red roses, chocolate, champagne, lingerie and are all fairly boring. In any case, if you want to give a gift for your loved ones (or yourself, go for it lovely humans) that will surely impress and give off love and not cheese, follow this gift guide.
A cute candle from Homesick that is meant to emanate the scent of your loved ones’ zodiac sign (or birthdate).
There is the option to add on the Sugarfina champagne flavored gummy bears as well are fantastic (and non-alcoholic obvi). My friend had one of these candles and it smelled absolutely divine. The best part is that these candles are non-toxic and made without lead, plastics, parabens, synthetic dyes, or phthalates. Get it now for $34 or shop astrology bundles to save 20%.
A blow dryer and round brush in one, from Revlon.
It drys and volumizes so you can save counter space and time. Who doesn’t love that? Over 300 thousand other reviewers can vouch for its simplicity and ease of use. Get it now on Amazon for $34.88 and save $25.11!
These buttery-soft leggings from lululemon.
You can go from the gym to brunch in a snap! The Wunder-Under High Rise Tights, 28-Inch are now on sale at $69 (save $39 literally what a steal). Snatch these up before they are gone!
This dutch oven from Le Creuset that everyone seems to be talking about.
This has to be one of the cutest cast iron pots I have ever seen and it’s shaped like a heart! It is perfect for everything from slow cooking, to baking to using as a serving dish. It is safe for use in the freezer, dishwasher, and broiler and it is suitable for all heat sources up to 500F. Get it now for $199.95!
These comfy and cute slippers from UGG
These slippers will make you feel like you are back in your middle school days of yore but in the absolute best way possible. Walk down your hallway, have some dance parties in your kitchen, and feel fabulous while doing so. Get them now for $100.
A mulberry silk pillowcase from Brooklinen.
Silk pillowcases have been all the rage recently for their plethora of benefits especially for reducing frizz and breakage in hair and wrinkles in the skin. Grab this one from Brooklinen (who also makes some of the biggest and softest towels) for $59 to feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.
This new, clean cushiony lip moose from Kaja.
Not only does this product have some of the cutest packaging ever (seriously it’s shaped liked a heart!!) It has some fairly high praise with reviewers touting that it doesn’t make their lips feel dry and is long-lasting. Packed with cottonseed oil, raspberry seed oil, and vitamin E it is ultra-hydrating in the way that most matte lipsticks are not. Get it in five beautiful and versatile colors for $18.
An honorable mention and a personal favorite:
Kate Spade: Kate Spade always has the best sale section for everything from crossbody’s, to wallets, to totes. The quality is unmatched and better than most designer brands that are far more expensive and all of their items are incredibly chic. Go snag that work bag you have been eyeing you deserve it! Or grab this absolutely adorable heart-shaped bag for a romantic night on the town!