I love me some Valentine’s day goodies! I always have! But true life confessions: I never had a Valentine besides my mom until I met Sam…
And I really consider that a wonderful thing! Valentine’s Day to me is really more of a fun excuse to gift fun little treats to yourself or the Galentines in your life! It’s the perfect time of year to pick out something that either hints at spring, gives you a little ‘happy’, and ultimately just makes you feel a little more loved than you already are!
I loved rounding up this gift guide/wishlist/goodie guide… so here’s what I chose and why!
Sugar Paper LA
I absolutely adore Sugar Paper LA. Every item they offer is always flawless, down to every perfect little detail. I love how their style and brand is so minimalistic, yet feminine. I adore their cards for special occasions (how cute is this simple heart card!), I think this notepad would be such a fun little treat to give or receive, and I’ve been eyeing their luxe candles, especially this ‘deep blue ocean’ scent. I mean, that packaging alone is so lovely – I can only imagine how good it smells!
Jo Malone is always my ‘go-to’ in terms of perfumes. The scents don’t bother me like most perfumes do, and because I’m so picky… I’m grateful there are so many scents to chose from! I love the ‘Orange Blossom’ scent, but think the ‘Red Roses’ would be really fun for Valentine’s, too!
What’s a better gift than safer beauty?! 😉 But truly, I really don’t think you can go wrong with gifting luxe beauty products. I wear the ‘twig’ lip sheer and ‘bare shimmer’ lip gloss combo every.single.day and always get questions about it! Whether you see me in a baseball cap or a bit more put together, you can nearly always guarantee I’m wearing one or the other or both. I love that Beautycounter is offering them as a set for a discounted price right now!
And let’s talk quickly about this Ocean & Pacific Palette. It launched last summer, just after I became a consultant. I’ve told myself I didn’t need it since then… but the second the weather started to warm up recently I caved and ordered it on a whim. BEST WHIM PURCHASE. I can honestly say I’ve used this palette every single day since I received it! The neutral eyeshadows are perfect for everyday wear or a little more of a polished look. The teals are perfect for a little pop and aren’t as scary as they look – I promise! And the bronzer, blush, and highlighter and so perfectly pigmented! They have a wonderful shimmer to them, but not glittery. I can’t get enough of how luimnizing the entire palette is while still looking ‘natural’. Plus? No toxic ingredients like most highlighting palettes! Truly, I can’t recommend this palette enough and think you get a great bang for your buck with it!
A Fun Tee & Luxe Accessories
I’m not usually a graphic tee kinda gal, but lately I’ve seen some super cute ones! I don’t drink a ton of wine, but if I do… it’s usually white. So how perfect would this tee be for a little wine tasting trip to Napa?! Plus, it’s 30% off right now!
For some accessory options:
Classic pearls are always such a good go-to gift!
A beautiful leather wallet isn’t something you go out and buy for yourself everyday… so how lovely would it be to receive one as a gift?! Love Cuyana for it’s rich, buttery leather and classic designs.
The Bamboo Bag was ‘THE it’ bag of last year…. and I resisted. UNTIL, I found the dupe version. Now, I don’t even care if it’s a little last season… I still love and want it and think it’s perfect for spring and summer!
I recently received this darling key ring as a gift from my bestie, Katey, and she couldn’t say enough good things about them! She was right! They’re not only so cute but so practical as well! I love being able to wear it on my arm like a bracelet if I need to take Dallas on a quick walk, I love being able to easily find my keys in my purse, and I love how chic it looks hanging on our key hooks by the front door! Truly, they make such a good gift!
Rose Quartz & Jade Rollers
I’m going to eventually do a separate post all about how I use my Jade Roller… but until then, just trust me! You need this little tool in your skincare life! If you’re a pink gal, get the Rose Quartz. Or go green for the Jade. I actually think the difference in stones may go back to Chinese Medicine… so perhaps they actually do separate things? Uh, don’t quote me. Just pick which color you like. Ha!
A Darling Market Tote
I’ve had one of these since I worked for Anthro back in the day. At the time, I really just purchased one because I thought they were cute and I got a discount. But now after all this time? I’d absolutely pay full price! They hold up SO incredibly well! This is what I use for our groceries and I kid you not – checkers always comment on how fantastic it is! I’ve never even cleaned mine (though I really should) and it still looks brand new! This would be the perfect gift for the market loving lady in your life! Plus, you can get them in whatever ‘place’ you prefer! Nordstrom carries some major cities, but you can get anything your heart desires put on one on the Apolis site!
Now what’s an ABC gift guide without a little ginger jar and cute coffee table book? A must for me! Can’t express enough how much I adore William Sonoma’s ginger jars. And Gray Malin’s photography makes you want to book airfare to a tropical paradise the second you see it! Talk about a great thing to have out on your coffee table!
Y’all know I love all things nails! Since I’m adamant about doing my own nails, I often love to gift all the ingredients for my DIY Mani. And if you’re already all set with all those goodies, who doesn’t love new polish? My go-to neutral natural pink combo? One layer of Essie’s ‘Marshmallow’ followed by one layer of Essie’s ‘Hi Maintenance’.
Sure hope my Valentine is reading this…. and feel free to forward it along to yours, too! 😉 After all, it’s just one week from today!