January 27, 2016

Valentine Gift Guide 2016

Valentine's day is in about 2 weeks, not to add any pressure or worry to you. Just a friendly reminder that you need to get cracking on planning something sweet and special for  your loved ones.

For me, Valentine's day isn't just for our partners, but for everyone we love, our family and friends too. I like to send a little special something to everyone who has a place in my heart and let them know I am thinking about them.

I have been already planning on some sweet treats I am going to be baking and fun crafts I am going to be making in the upcoming week to give to friends and loved ones.

Many people think Valentine's Day is just a made up day and excuse for consumerism, and hey there might be a chance that this long-time tradition has been going on for so long because of that, but any day we celebrate love is a good day to me. As some of you might already know, I usually celebrate Valentine's day about a week before. I have gone out on Valentine's Day before and I always feel rushed and the crowds kill me every time. So after 14 years together we just like to spend a night in, order out, make homemade popcorn, watch a movie, and indulge in chocolate, that's the perfect night for me.

As I am planning little surprise Valentine gifts and boxes to send to loved ones, I made a small list of some gift ideas, some classic options like chocolates and some with a unique twist like the adorable Moschino teddy bear perfume. It's two gifts in one, really. Its a cute bear and a perfume once you rip his head off.

‘Moschino Toy’ Eau de Toilette - Fashion Designer and Creative Director Jeremy Scott created this unique eau de toilette as a nod to his and house founder Franco Moschino's unabashed love of teddy bears. Who knew? And the scent is unisex, so ladies, you can also give this bear to your guys.

Candy Hearts Banner - Make Valentine's Day a little party with this cute banner that you can hang in your office, or you can make one yourself to decorate the table with sweet treats. I think a lovely idea is to surprise your loved one with decorations, like heart shaped balloons.

Heart and Arrow Stud Earrings -  Jewelry is a traditional gift to give on Valentine's day. This cute set of stud earrings from Kate Spade New York is a cute heart and arrow. Mix and match stud earrings is the new cool thing to do, so I hear, I haven't personally tried it, but if I am, I would do it with these.

bkr Glass Water Bottle - bkr releases a limited edition glass water bottles every season. And this is an adorable one. I drink over 65 ounces of water a day, it's a constant goal of mine. I make tiny games in my mind on how much water I need to drink before lunch time. Drinking water is imperative, and something I bet you need to do much more of. Did you know that once you feel thirsty, that means you are already dehydrated? This bottle is BPA-free, phthalate-free and holds a whopping 32 fl. oz, that means you only need to drink two bottles of these a day.

Printable Valentine's Day Fortune Cookies - This is my absolutely favorite and it's free. There are four pre-written fortunes range from romantic to racy, while the other four are left blank so you can write your own little fortune for your loved one.

To assemble the cookie, simply print the cookie shapes and fortune strips, read the included directions for folding and filling, and add a dab of glue to finish.

Order Chinese food, and replace their fortune cookies with these. There might be room for a little gift in there too.

What I Love About You by My Book - Sweet and personal, this small hardcover book spells out exactly what you love about a special someone. Complete each page's fill-in-the-blank responses and simple prompts with racy disclosures or heartfelt sentiments, and you have the perfect personalized keepsake. I would also tuck in some photos.

Stella McCartney Lips iPhone 6 Case -  This iPhone case is just plain fun to give to a friend or sister on Valentine's day with a bunch of chocolate lips.

Godiva - So I have a confession to make. Dang it. I love chocolate. Who doesn't? I eat chocolate everynight, please don't tell my Taekwondo Master. And I have a special little place in my heart for Godiva chocolates. There are just so many yummy truffles that they make. This little box comes with 15 heart-shaped chocolates and truffles.

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