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Valentines Day Gift Guide

Valentines Day is almost upon us!

Where did the time go? I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through February!

I know some people are funny about Valentine’s day. They say it’s commercial & silly, and it’s not a real holiday, and to some extent it is… but it’s also a chance to show the people you care about the most, that you appreciate them. We’re all busy and it can be tricky to always make someone feel cherished & valued – to show them how much you appreciate them. So what better day than this is one silly day in our calendar to do just that. A reminder in the year to tell those you love just how much they mean to us. To remind them of their worth and thank them for being around.

There’s no right or wrong way to feel about Valentine’s Day, or how to celebrate, just do whatever feels good. And just in case you feel in the giving mood, here are a few of my suggestions.

Whether you’re shopping for him, her, your kids, your parents, or yourself (self-love counts too), just remember it’s the thought that counts and if you’ve found a partner who treats every day as Valentine’s Day then count your lucky stars and be sure to return the favour.

1. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Eau de Parfum – À La Rose An unapologetically feminine scent celebrating Marie Antoinette’s love of the rose

2. Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Suitcase Turntable For the vintage vinyl fan, treat your Valentine to a suitcase-inspired record player.

3. Love Poems Book Band Set A great and literary gift, perfect for Vday!

4. Shinola – The Runwell 47MM Classic timepiece for him

5. His & Hers Binge Watching Survival Kit Namasté on the couch all weekend long

6. Vermeil – Prosecco Rose Two-Wick Candle Floral aroma is perfect for creating a delightful setting in any interior

7. Hey Handsome Brass Collar Stays For the luxury world traveler.

Rails Taylor Stripe Hearts Shirt8. What fashionista doesn’t love a new top, especially one from her partner that’s doused in mini hearts!

9. The New York Times: 36 Hours USA & Canada For the travel obsessed!

10. Sugarfina – Sugar Lips These gummies are gelatin-free, perfect for vegans and vegetarians.

11. Canada Goose Merino Wool Fleece-Lined Beanie Cold Februarys naturally call for red fleece-lined headgear

12. Roses are Red Gift Set Gift this to someone sweet who means a lot to you.

13. Women’s Fox Fuzzy Babba A reminder of just how foxy your S.O. is

14. r]Retractable charging cord – Heart to Heart So your S.O will never be out of power

15. Beautiful Bouquet You can never go wrong with flowers

16. Aerin – Lilac Path Light, springy and beautifully feminine

17. You Dirty Dog Men’s Premium Grooming Set For him to pamper himself

18. “Love” from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle A cute special gift for your child.

19. Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant gratification

20. Baubelbar Tassel Fringe Earrings Affordable and trendy

21. Chocolate Gift Box “Game ControllerFor the little gamer in your life.

22. Lavender + Wood Face and Body Oil Floral, dewy forest, herbal, uplifting, soothing.

23. aHead Wireless Headphones A great gift for anyone

24. Herbivore – Pink Cloud With a name like Pink Cloud, you know she’ll fall head over heels for this V-day beauty gift.

25. Furla – Elisir Mini Crossbody BagThe fashionista’s most wanted

26. Fresh – Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 For kissable lips

27. SHY BY SE – Amour Pendant Necklace A simple reminder to show how special she is

28. Kocostar – Lip MaskKiss dry, chapped lips goodbye

29. Charlotte Tilbury Trio Lipsticks Fit For the Queen in your life

30. The Little Book of Life Hacks By Yumi Sakugawa A cute little read

31. Everlane – The Day Heel You can never go wrong with comfy heels

32. Vifa – Helsinki Speaker Beautiful speakers you can carry around like a purse

33. MEMEBOX – I Dew Care Disco Kitten Mask It’s all about the pampering

34. Nintendo Switch Console A gift to share!

35. Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 2-Quart Heart Casserole Cook a Vday meal in a new pot

36. I Love You Dad And Here’s WhyThe perfect thoughtful gift for Dad to show much you care

37. Clarisonic® Men’s Alpha FIT Brush Help him have clean clear skin

38. Books with Style Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook For badass women in the kitchen

39. Adina Reyter 14k Gold Single Diamond Stud Earrings Make any women’s day with these classic style earrings

40. Céline CL 41446/S – Grey/Pink Gorgeous new shades for your gorgeous S.O

Happy New Year!

New Year…New blog…lol yeah I tend to do this almost every year. Spend a ridiculous amount of time designing, and creating a blog…write one measly post and like stop. And as I mentioned on my Instagram, I am not one for resolutions, so there is really no point in actually saying…

“This year will be different. This year I intend to write every day or every week at least.”

Coz I know the minute, I resolve to do that…is the same minute I will break it. So instead, I’ll say…I’ll write when I can. Which probably won’t be too often. I have 2 kids now and a full-time job and if we’re being completely honest…there’s also stuff like smartphones, Netflix, and Facebook, and Instagram. Which didn’t really exist when I was in college (okay, fine Facebook existed when I was getting my Masters, but none of the others did) and had all the time in the world to just write down random thoughts, without being completely distracted by these other time-sucking stuff that is conveniently in my pocket or somewhere near me. So yeah no promises this will actually go anywhere.

Although this year I do want to try to live life…happier. You know, not to worry too much about stuff, to have more fun. Be okay when my plans fall apart. To laugh and enjoy more of my everyday life, to keep my standards high but my level of self-acceptance higher. To set small (tiny) realistic goals but be open to change. With that said, having a place where I can just jot down how I am feeling or any other random thoughts will help with that. I know it did when I was younger.

So here’s to the New Year! May 2018 be beautiful, blissful, and incredibly magical for everyone.