Love is in the air! Only 9 more days until Valentines Day is in full effect - and I still have yet to find the perfect Valentines Day gift for myself!
But let's be real, Valentines Day is a tricky holiday to shop for. I mean, do you go big? Do you go small? What gift shows the amount of love you have? What gifts have enough meaning?? The questions you can ask yourself on valentines day are ENDLESS!
Thankfully you don't have to stress to much, because we've got you covered with our ultimate gift guide for HER on Valentines Day:
A Polaroid Camera
I personally find this such an endearing gift, pair it with a note that says "can't wait to capture all of our memories together" and you'll have your Valentine gushing.
This one is from Urban Outfitters and they come in a selection of very fitting Valentines colors.
A Day of Pampering!
Nothing says I love you more than a day of pampering. Treat your Valentine to a full on spa day, a facial, pedicure, as well as a good waxing session - every girl loves a good wax, especially in the winter time when we get a little lazy.
Fuzz Wax Bar - located in Toronto is a great place to shop for your significant other. Get her a gift card (which can be sent digitally) if you're unsure of what she wants and pair it with tools she can use to pamper herself at home. You can't go wrong with the Fuzz Skin Perfecting Body Scrub and Fuzz Skin Beautifying Body Oil.
Not So Basic Chocolates
What girl would say no to chocolates? NO GIRL, it's essentially a fool proof gift. Not only will she love you for getting her kryptonite but if you get her locally crafted/specialty chocolate she'll forget the fact that it's a basic gift.
If you're looking for some good chocolate, Soma ChocolateMaker is an amazing chocolatier in Toronto. They have some amazing Valentines chocolate sets that are great for someone who wants to give something simple yet unique - a major step up from the cliche Lindt chocolates you've been giving out every year.
This is my ideal gift. I love essential oils, I feel like they really make a difference in your mood and sometimes your overall well being (I may have drank the Kool-aid). This gift is great for anyone who owns a diffuser - and as a bonus for couples they can actually help boost your libido.
This one I've selected for Valentines Day is from Saje and it's a euphoric blend called "Goddess" perfect for the goddess in your life.
Fun and Quirky Books
Thoughtful or romantic books are a not so basic way to surprise your hunny on Valentines Day. Especially if it is a book you've read and you know she'd like, it's a sweet way to express your love on Valentines Day.
Here are my top picks when choosing a book for your Valentine:
I Love My Love : "In her debut collection, 22-year-old poet Reyna Biddy explores pain, emotional reckoning + the power of self-love by painting the narrative of her childhood, her parents’ toxic relationship, and how, against all odds, she learned to love herself."
This Modern Love: "In the tradition of Post Secret and Other People’s Love Letters, a crowdsourced compilation of letters, stories, and art work about the modern state of love and relationships, edited by rising filmmaker and beloved YouTube vlogger Will Darbyshire."
Things You Should Already Know About Dating: "For single millennials, the situation is all too familiar: You're on a date. It's going well! The date is over, then you never hear from that person again. Guess you're going to die alone, right? Maybe not! Actor Ben Schwartz and writer Laura Moses have written a book to save the future of the human race"
On the same note of books, I thought this was a really cool and unique idea for Valentines Day. Especially if you want to be creative and meaningful. Journals can help both of you express yourselves and who knows maybe it'll help strengthen your relationship.
This specific journal "One Question a Day for You & Me" lets you share love three times over with a heartfelt keepsake activity journal for couples. It offers an insightful question for each day of the year, along with space for each partner to write their answer
Makeup is the gift that just keeps on giving. With Valentines Day around the corner comes the emergence of makeup in amazing pink and red packaging. Makeup is a great gift that your Valentine can use all year round, so you can do know wrong with this option.
Our top picks for gifting makeup this Valentines Day is:
TOO FACED - Just Peachy Pallette
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS - Sugar Glow Kit
HUDA BEAUTY - Liquid Matte Minis
FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA - Match Stix Trio
An Aesthetically Pleasing Candle
Skip those heavily scented candles from bath and body works, and get your Valentine an aesthetically pleasing, well scented candle.
My personal favourite candle brand is Voluspa. Made from coconut-wax, it's embossed in a tinted glass bowl that serves as a stunning centerpiece. Your significant other will love the smell and the way it looks on their nightstand.
Their Favourite Perfume!
Perfume is the gift of love! It's also hella expensive so treating them with their favourite scent will definitely score you points. If your partner doesn't have a favourite, opt for a sultry and sexy perfume that can spice up the mood on a date night out.
Our perfume of choice is Gypsy Water. "It's a glamorization of the Romani, or Gypsy, lifestyle. The scent of fresh soil, deep forests and campfires evoke the dream of a free, colorful lifestyle close to nature."