Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2014 Valentine's Day Gift Picks for Her!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I can't believe how quickly January has zoomed by & how rapidly the spring season is approaching. With the romantic love-filled holiday on it's way I wanted to share some gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the one you love. Check back soon for Valentine's Day Gift Guides for Him as well as some ideas for gifts you can lovingly give to your kids & other loved ones in your life. 

Now, onto the 2014 picks for the woman in your life...

I saw bella j. candles in a recent edition of People Style Watch & I have wanted to try one out ever since. I love candles & little charm necklaces combine those two things to the excitement of burning a candle to receive a surprise charm worth $10-$450. According to bella j. there is also a chance at finding a jewel worth an estimated $10,000. What a Valentine's Day gift that would be! The Lotsa Love candle is scented with freesia, jasmine, sandalwood, & warm amber (my perfect scent combination.) making it a beautifully romantic scent that is just right for the love-filled holiday. 

I've been loving May Designs ever since I received a weekly planner in a PopSugar Monthly Must Have Box. For Valentine's Day May Designs has created a Sweetheart Collection & this pretty Cupid print in fuchsia & ice made me swoon. It is such a girlie collection & with multiple insert options available (Meal Planner, Budget Planner, Lined Notebook Style, & even Bumpbooks & more!) you could create a custom notebook that any girl on your Valentine's gifting list would love. I added a custom monogram to the front of my book & selected the name plate shape in pink for little more adorable personalization. The Flirty Fox print in Pink is also one of my favorites & would make a pretty personalized gift. :) If you purchase the 2014 Calendar you could fill in the important dates for you & your love, anniversaries, birthdays as well as write some short & sweet love notes randomly throughout the pages as a future surprise. 

The Body Shop's Body Butters are so moisturizing & while I usually pick the Satsuma scent this Atlas Mountain Rose is wonderful for Valentine's Day. The packaging is feminine & sweet, just perfect for the holiday. The body butter itself has a light rose scent & you could pair it with a few other bath/body products for a fantastic Valentine's Day present.

If you are looking for a truly romantic gift this book is a must-have. I purchased this book years ago when Justin & I were in a long-distance relationship & I would read a letter or two each night to him before we said our goodbyes over the phone. We have so many memories tied to other peoples love letters that are in this book, which I guess you could consider creepy, but at the time it helped us to know there was so much love in the world. People literally poured their hearts out to one another in these books, there are also letters to laugh with & ones that will make you cry. You could write your loved one a letter or two & hide them away in this book so that when they reach that page your letter is discovered. It's a perfect book to give for a holiday about all things love, by adding your own letters or little notes it becomes a book filled with memories & love for the special one you're gifting it to. 

Pretty in pink is a year round theme in my life, but for some Valentine's Day provides a perfect moment to love the beautiful hue & these headphones are a great matte-blush shade. If you have a music loving lady on your list these will make her just adore you, especially if you pair them with a mixed CD loaded with songs to remind her of you or songs that remind you of her. Adding a personal touch to a simple gift makes it something romantic as well as memorable. :) 

It's no secret that I LOVE Lush, no matter what the occasion. Luckily for all of us who love LUSH they have created a few limited edition items for Valentine's Day. This Lots of Love Gift Set features 2 of the limited Valentine's products-the Close to You Vanilla scented massage bar & Prince Charming a fresh pomegranate scented shower gel.  LUSH added 4 of their year round favorites, Sex Bath Bomb, Rose Jam Bubbleroon, Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, Neon Love Soap (new & limited edition!),  & Chou Chou...I Love You Toothy Tab. This is the perfect gift if you are looking to treat someone to a truly pampering gift. I'd hurry & purchase one ASAP as LUSH's limited edition collections tend to sell out quit quickly & if you are lucky enough to live near a LUSH store...stop reading this post & get there NOW! ;)

Chocolate is a traditional gift for Valentine's Day & this decadent collection by Moonstruck Chocolates is one of the most amazing selections of chocolate you could possibly give. It has 10 different kinds of chocolate from heart shaped Pink Champagne Truffles to a Baileys Irish Cream truffle, this is a heart shaped box filled with delicious truffles that are meant to be enjoyed by 2. Make an evening of it & create a romantic night in, make dinner together, add some wine/beer/fancy mixed cocktail (whatever suits you & your love), a romantic movie, these chocolates....all part of the traditionally perfect Valentine's Day equation. Moonstruck has many more boxes of chocolates in their Valentine's Day Collection, & I especially love the lace detail on the packaging of their wrapped truffle boxes. You can see the entire collection here. 

There are so many monthly subscription boxes on the market now & picking just one to subscribe to is quite the challenge! If you have a DIY-goddess or crafty lady as your Valentine this year a WhimseyBox would make a fantastic gift. Sign up now for February's box, subscriptions start at $15. WhimseyBox is on my must-try boxes for 2014 so maybe I will sign up myself for a Valentine's Day gift! 

These stunning red chandelier earrings are so glamourous & sophisticated with an air of bohemian elegance. They are convertible into 3 different styles making them a unique set & a beautiful Valentine's Day jewelry gift. 

Those are all of my picks for Valentine's Day 2014! I also think a bottle of your loved one's favorite perfume would be perfect, just make sure the scent you are picking out is one your lady likes. 
If you are looking to give a gift that is less material & more about being together & making memories keep an eye out on Groupon & Living Social for local deals on cooking lessons, pottery painting, adventures & other awesome couple dates. Justin & I are planning on trying to take a mini-vacation together this spring to The Hotel-Alyeska (one of our favorite Alaskan Hotels). I would totally recommend booking a weekend getaway for Valentine's Day, even if the dates do not align exactly with the holiday you can plan to escape later in the spring. :)