Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so I’ve rounded up all sorts of things for that special someone in your life (or just for yourself, because let’s be real, self-love is equally as important!). And ladies, feel free to send this along to your #1 as a (not so subtle) hint of some good gift inspo.
I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day gives me all the feels for everything red. Nothing beats an added a pop of color to your outfit, and red works year-round to do just that. This YSL clutch, Longchamp cross-bodyandGucci Marmont Mini all come in vibrant red hues to elevate your everyday attire. I’m also a big fan of accessorizing with a fun shoe or pair of earrings to add that touch of red.
I’m a firm believer that lipstick can complete any look, and who doesn’t love the gift of a new shade to add to the collection? Whether it’s a daytime gloss, or a bold red for a night on the town, I’m loving all things lips. Clé de Peau’s Refined Lip Luminizer is a new everyday essential for me. It’s a hybrid treatment, gloss and long lasting lipstick that is as effective as it is beautiful (added bonus: also smells like a dozen roses). Chanel’s Rouge lipstick line and YSL’s lipstick set give bold, long-lasting shades of red for any date night. Whatever the occasion, you’ll never go wrong giving the gift of a little added self-confidence.
If you’re gifting for your Valentine, or just want a little something for yourself, gifts that double as at-home spa days are some of my faves. Candles definitely bring the good vibes, and the classic Diptyque candle, or even their limited addition Damascena scent are two great options. My go-to’s include a Slip eyemask, curling up with a book in a comfy silk robe, or getting some added R&R with these Herbivore bath soaks. Fuzzy slippers or an oil diffuser are other great ways to complete an at-home oasis.
In the spirit of giving, I am all-in for a purchase with a cause. The Free People Love More sweatshirt is exactly that. 100% of the proceeds benefits Girls, Inc., so you’re gifting something that’s equal parts stylish and sentimental. I’m also a fan of the Suga(RED) lip treatment, ONE HOPE red glitter Pinot Noir and The Giving Key’s gold petite jewelry- all giving back to amazing charitable organizations.
Lastly, no Valentines gift guide would be complete without a few picks for the hopeless romantic (cue heart-eye emojis). This Urban Outfitter’s love book doubles as a personalized card, with fun and adorable fill-in-the-blank prompts to customize for your forever plus one. I also love the idea of gifting a staple jewelry piece with a touch of customization like a zodiac pennant or dainty initial necklace. For the long distance lovers, Sill’s Hoya Heart, Venus et Fleur long-lasting roses, and Baked by Melissa’s cupcake boxes are amazing gifts to buy and ship with a personalized message.
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