Heart month starts tomorrow. A month to care for your heart, and the love of your heart.
I personally love celebrating Valentine’s with everyone I love – husband, sons, sister, mom, friends! It doesn’t have to be overblown, but I like showing a little love all around!
When it comes to gifting on this holiday though, I think it’s best to K. I. S. S. – “Keep It Simple, Sweetie.” I think a thoughtful and simple gift goes far with the ones you love. I partnered with several brands who sent me samples of their best Valentine’s gift ideas, and I just love them all! So here’s some simple Valentine’s gift ideas for everyone you love! (Also, I just love how my boys got into the whole “let’s try all the Valentine’s stuff” party I was having! Share the love!!).
Flowers are a simple Valentine’s Day Gift Idea
Flowers are traditional. Flowers are lovely. Flowers are a perfect simple choice. Because I can’t think of anybody who gets “too many flowers.” With arrangements to fit every style and every budget, Teleflora has you covered for a gift this Valentine’s Day. Teleflora’s hand-arranged, hand-designed floral arrangements are delivered by local florists directly to customers.
You don’t have to leave home to browse their online collection of floral gifts. Stunning vases, add-ons like stuffed animals and chocolates, and flower gifts for everyone from children to men. My Teleflora Swirls of Love Bouquet arrived securely packaged in a cardboard stand, with a protective bag to keep cold and wind out. My flowers have maintained their loveliness for almost a week now! And the vase is like artwork I can keep and reuse after this bouquet is gone. LOVE!
Chocolates are always sweet and simple gifts
When it comes to giving chocolates, I am really picky. The chocolate has to be smooth-textured and high quality. And lately I’ve been partial to unique flavorings and fillings. Plus, our family has been going soy-free in recent years, making a great chocolate harder to find. Fortunately, Alter Eco delivers on all those points. Silky smooth in texture, and organic, fair-trade quality, their truffles and bars are meltingly delicious. Add pretty packing and intriguing flavors like Dark Quinoa and Dark Brown Butter bars (not to mention their scrumptious sea salt truffles made with coconut oil!). They are a clear winner for a Valentine’s gift.
Find Alter Eco chocolates on Amazon (affiliate link), or at your local Whole Foods Market (so great if you’re a last minute gift shopper!).
Slippers are subtly romantic… or not-so-subtly glamorous!
While not as overt as lingerie, a pair of luxurious slippers still can send a romantic vibe, as well as add daily comfort. I spotted Vionic’s footwear line at my podiatrist’s office recently and when I checked them out, was delighted to discover they make gorgeous house slippers with orthopedic supports. I have a fallen arch on one foot, and hate having to get closed-toed shoes and slippers to use removable inserts. Vionic shoes AND slippers have Orthaheel technology arch support built right in! Orthaheel Technology can help reduce over-pronation, which can help relieve associated common pains, such as heel pain (plantar fasciitis).
So I can show off my pedicure and get glamorous without ending up with sore feet. For people who spend a lot of time in the house (like a stay-at-home-mom!) this is a wonderful treat!
These Relax Luxe Slippers ($69.95) in Black Leopard print also come in tan leopard and other colors. Fuzzy and soft, as well as supportive, they have a sparkly brooch on the strap. The strap Velcro’s closed for the perfect fit (no more “slipping” out of your slippers!). Comfort plus luxury – amazing!
Remember your first cup of coffee together?
I need a bumper sticker that says, “Coffee is my OTHER Valentine” because I love coffee so much. Giving a sweet Valentine’s themed mug like Ore Originals Conversation Cuppa This Cuppa That embossed coffee mugs ($8.95) can remind your love of early dates and romantic coffee shop moments (at least, those are part of MY romantic memories!).
Coffee mugs can also be a great non-romantic gift. I was thinking my boys would love to have their own mugs for hot chocolate. Or tuck a coffee shop gift card inside and it’s the perfect gift for a friend or relative. Add a set of these clever Chalk-a-Doodle Love Note chalkboard coasters ($13.95), and add your own messages.
Ore Originals The Love Collection is a line of sweet and unique gifts for all ages!
The gift of relaxation cannot be underestimated
How about a coupon card that says, “Take a morning off!” Add a cute conversation hearts shower cap ($12.95), Good Sleep Bike for 2 sleeping mask ($8.95), and scented bath and shower items. As a mom of little ones, I declare this an awesome gift! While it’s great from a husband to wife, I think it’d also be appreciated friend to friend, with an offer of babysitting the kids for a morning or donating some “housekeeping time.” Ore Originals has a delightful line of bath and sleep items with novelty Valentine’s prints just right for gifting.
** I should note, my nearly-five-year-old took that photo of me, and I am so proud of his photographer skills!
Valentine’s comes once a year, but love happens all the days of the year. So to me, there’s no need for the Grand Gesture or over the top gifts. But I do think it’s fun to have a special day to reach out to my husband, friends, and family with a little something extra special.
Send even more relaxation with Lush Cosmetics!
It’s easy to relax in a soothing tub when you know the bath fizzes and bubble bars are made with natural ingredients! Soak the cares away then!
Lonely Heart is a shimmery bubble bar that when put under water, breaks into glimmering bubbles and a jasmine scent for you to enjoy! It’s Raining Men bath gel is made with honey for a sweet indulgence. Of course it’s awesome that Lush Cosmetics uses natural essential oils and ingredients, but I also love the detailed wrapping and ribbons in their gift boxes – so pretty and fun to open!
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids? Friends? Spouse?
I received promotional samples from the brands mentioned to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.