1. Bhldn “XO” studs, 2. Chronicle Books Botanicals Notebook Collection, 3. Philosophy Sweet Talk Shampoo & Bubble Bath, 4. Sugar Paper I Choose You Arrow Card, 5. Pantone Pink Pencil Tube, 6. Kate Spade Sailor’s Knot Bangle, 7. H&M Satin Kimono, 8. Bhldn Rosy-Cheeked Champagne Coupes, 9. Pommery Pop Mini Rose Champagne, 10. Kate Spade Hand in Hand Bangle, 11. Semikolon CD & Photo Box, 12. Mulberry French Leather Wallet, 13. La Senza Striped Cotton Sleep Short, 14. J Crew Silk Sleep Shirt, 15. Indigo Locked Diary, 16. In Vogue Coffe Table Book by Norberto Angeletti, 17. Butter London Frilly Knickers & Tart with a Heart, 18. Esteverde Infinity Love Knot Ring
This year, surprise your sweetie with a Valentine’s gift that sidesteps the usual cheese and sweeps her off her feet…
I couldn’t let February 14th pass without addressing my disdain for the obvious, overdone, and generic choices in Valentine’s gifts. Heart pendants, red roses, and boxes of grocery store chocolate are gifts that say, “I left your gift to the last minute,” “I couldn’t be bothered to find something that reflects your personality,” or simply, “I have no clue what you like.” Men, let this be a warning to you. And fair enough, Valentine’s Day is over-commercialized and full of pressure to woo the one you love. But it can also be fun—it is a celebration of love after all. Which is why I’ve compiled 17 inspired gift ideas, with nary a heart in sight.
Whether you’re a guy buying for your gal, a girl buying for your best girlfriends, or you’re treating yourself, this gift guide has something for every budget, and every lady on your list. Go on and make cupid proud!