valentine’s day 2018 gift guides

It’s that time of year again – after you’ve probably just recovered from all your crazy Christmas shopping, now it’s time to turn around and Valentine’s Day shop for the meaningful people in your life. While Valentine’s Day typically tends to get a bad rep for being annoying + cliché, I know there’s a handful of us that find it fun to be able to express our gratitude for the ones we love and care for and to have en excuse to be cheesy and crack some bad puns.

Looking for some ideas? Here are 3 gift guides that I put together to make your shopping easier or to get your creative juices flowing! Thank you again to Kate for her graphic design work!

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Sometimes cliche is okay, especially for a holiday that is as cheesy as Valentine’s Day. But sometimes it can be fun to receive the typical – flowers, chocolate, cute little stuffed animals – but here are some gift ideas if you don’t feel like being quite so predictable.

For the Girlfriend
SHOP THE GUIDE: kendra scott sophia earrings, rose gold  |  kendra scott elisa pendant necklace, rose gold drusy  |  kendra scott elton braclet, rose gold drusy  |  herbivore botanicals “calm” bath salts  |  seacret salt + oil scrub & body butter  |  boss lady travel mug  |  “hustle hard” journal  |  seamless lace-up leggings  +  koral aura sleeveless top  |  oversized teddy bear (or regular sized!) |  flowers + chocolate


It’s so much easier (and a lot more fun) to shop for my girl friends than it is for the guy in my life (no offense) probably because I get to give them such cute little things that I know girls take joy in, even if they’re not super big, expensive gifts. These are good for your girlfriend if you’re on a budget.

For the Gal Pal
SHOP THE GUIDE: have your cake + eat it by mich turner  |  redeeming love by francine rivers  |  colourpop super shock pressed powders  |  ilnp juliette holographic nail polish, rose gold  +  seacret cuticle oil  |  karuna hydrating face masks  +  juice beauty stem cellular instant eye lift algae mask i woke up like this coffee mug  |  gold-tone secret message ball locket necklace


If you want to know a little secret, I like Valentine’s Day when it comes to guys because I feel like it’s such a good opportunity to give them quirky little gifts you think they might appreciate – sometimes birthdays and Christmas can be a lot of pressure to find “the perfect gift.” Here are some finds I’ve had that would make good, fun gifts!

For the Boyfriend
SHOP THE GUIDE: world tech toys elite rogue rc drone  |  bvlgari black cologne 3-piece box set  | castaway hammocks polyester camping hammock  | the kaufmann mercantile guide: how to split wood, shuck an oyster, and master other simple pleasures by alexandra redgrave  |  the subtle art of not giving a f*ck: a counterintuitive approach to living a good life by mark manson  |  old fashioned whiskey infusion kit  |  hot sauce set  |  diy hot sauce making kit  |  seacret after-shave balm  |  proraso beard balm


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