With Valentine’s Day just a week and a half a way, I thought it would be fun to share a little roundup of gift ideas that go far beyond the typical “flowers and chocolate” gifts. This Valentine’s Day gift guide includes an array of gorgeous items that would make any girl feel lavishly loved and pampered, whether they love splurging on luxe beauty and style items or are more of a fan of decor and stationery pieces.
One of the easiest yet most impressive gifts you can give is a curated gift box. Luxe & Bloom is a shop that offers themed gift boxes for any occasion – For Her, For Him, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Housewarmings…you name it! You can also create a custom gift box if you’d like to get really specific about what the person is receiving. They were kind enough to send me a couple gift boxes to include in this post, and receiving them was truly a treat. It was so much fun opening them and getting to see what all was included inside. The cool thing about Luxe & Bloom boxes is that everything included is full sized and you can tell there is actual thought put into each box. The Coffee Table Gift Box is perfect for any friends or loved ones who are a fan of decorating their homes. It comes with everything needed for a perfectly curated coffee table display – a pretty book, floral coasters, the most amazing scented candle, and a cute box of matches. If the person you’re shopping for is a little more into relaxation and pampering, I definitely suggest the Let’s Be Mermaids Gift Box. This one includes the perfect mix of items for a relaxing evening at home – a whole bottle of bath milk, a honey marshmallow lip masque, mermaid notebooks (perfect for dream journaling), and a super soft silk sleep mask.
I’m forever a fan of cute stationery, and think it makes a great gift as well. There’e nothing better than receiving a new set of notebooks or a brand new planner for the year. If you’re looking for a place to get some nice stationery, I highly suggest Rifle Paper Co. They’re a a brand that I’ve been a fan of for years and really love supporting. Anna creates the most amazing artwork to adorn her stationery, and its safe to say I’m on my way to owning items from each of her collections.
Jewelry is always a safe bet that still shows that you went above and beyond for someone’s gift. You can go big and gift your special someone something fancy from brands like Alex Monroe or House of Harlow 1960, or you could choose to support indie brands like Oh My Clumsy Heart or Ahri Foxx to find something unique and handcrafted. If you’re not quite sure what type of jewelry they would like, you could always go with a simple yet classic watch. Daniel Wellington makes some incredible ones that are really well made and work great for anyone’s style.
You can never go wrong with a simple candle, especially when you’re not sure what to get the person you’re shopping for. Diptyque and Capri Blue are two of my favorite candle companies, and I just recently discovered the deliciousness that is Fresh Beauty’s Brown Sugar Candle*. Again, this is an area where you can splurge on something really fancy or choose to go with a more modest but well-made purchase. I love the candles from Wax and Wool because they’re handmade, smell amazing, and really help create a cozy vibe that’s perfect for this time of year.
If you know the person you’re shopping for well enough, then you should easily be able to ick out their style when in comes to home decor. A nice new art print or trinket dish always makes a great gift. I love shopping for unique finds on Etsy, but you can also find really cool items from places as simple as HomeGoods or Oliver Bonas.
A great gift idea that really wows is definitely luxury makeup products. A new lipstick (or anything, really) from Charlotte Tilbury or YSL is sure to surprise, or you could opt for a new Jo Malone perfume in their favorite fragrance.
Put together a little pamper evening kit for your special someone and include all of the items that will allow them to have the perfect night of relaxation. Fresh Beauty has great items to create the perfect bath, like their Sugar Lemon Bath & Shower Gel* and Sugar Lemon Sugarbath Cubes*, and you definitely don’t want to forget a bath bomb or bubble bar from Lush for a truly special treat.
What would be your dream Valentine’s Day gift?