Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, and I’ve already started seeing splatterings of pink and red all over retail stores (and in our very festive neighbor’s yard). I even ordered Isla these adorable heart leggings and this crowd pleaser onesie from Les Petits Darlings. I cannot wait to get it in the mail!
My birthday is only four days after Valentine’s Day, so for my entire adult life, the two celebrations have been bundled together. I cannot complain, as this normally means one bigger lovefest versus two smaller ones. Last year, Sasha treated me to a romantic dinner at Haven (where we went after he proposed – sadly, it closed in the fall). We normally don’t exchange big Valentine’s Day gifts, but try to do something meaningful and sweet. I got him a number of small items last year, including personalized M&Ms, which were adorable but ugh, $70 for a bag of candy is excessive (lesson learned).
I’ve created the ideal gift guide for men to reference this Valentine’s Day (ladies, feel free to subtly share with your significant other). If he wants to write you a love note, there is the perfect Rifle Paper Co. card. If he wants to remind you daily that you’re beautiful, there is an iPhone case that does just the trick. If you’re a lady that loves jewelry, he can get you a heart necklace or something that makes a statement. Then there are pearl earrings and a gorgeous Kate Spade watch. If he’s really generous, he’ll buy you a new Tory Burch purse or sunglasses, or even the most heavenly smelling Chloe perfume. If he wants to be romantic, then he’ll buy you lingerie and perhaps even some red lipstick.
Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Is it a holiday that you and your love normally celebrate, or is it too commercialized for your liking?