February is fast approaching which can only mean one thing - Valentines Day.
Although some of you may shudder at those two words or roll your eyes at this loving time of year, we're excited for all the mushy Instagram's and the pink and red decor at your local supermarket!
However, when it comes to buying gifts on Valentines Day it's never easy. Do you go big? Small? What time in your relationship do you start celebrating? Needless to say, it's a time of year that requires time, preparation and planning. So, today in order to help with one of the hardest aspects - gift giving, we've gathered the top gifts to make your significant others - or your own (we love a self care queen) - Valentines Day, the best one yet. Let's begin.
Herbivore Rose Luxe Hydration Trio
Price Point: $39.00
For the girl who loves skincare or just loves self-care in general, this Herbivore Rose Hydration Trio set is the perfect gift. Holding a range of their most coveted products, the trio contains their coconut oil body scrub, coconut water face mist, and a soothing lip balm. Although there are a ton of beauty brands out there providing packages for Valentines Day, we chose Herbivore because they're a brand that is safe, non-toxic, and highly effective, so you know your loved one is in good hands!
Pro Tip: In addition to this skin-care set, hit up Sephora and throw in some mini face masks or head to Lush and pick up a bath bomb. By adding something small in addition to the set your partner can make a pamper day out of it.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Price Point: $93.00
This is probably one of the most underrated gifts for Valentines Days. Give your significant other the gift of lasting memories with an instant camera she can take wherever she goes - she'll love the thoughtfulness. This instant camera specifically is one of the latest models, so it contains a lot of features/capabilities the traditional instant camera doesn't like brightness adjustment, a mirror for selfie angles and so much more.
Pro Tip: Print out photos of the two of you that you already have and make a collage of some of your favourites. Adding a note like "to create more memories together" is a sweet way to add a personal element.
Sugarfina Mama and Baby Champagne Bears Towers
Price Point: $36.90
Make her Valentines Day sweet by surprising her with gourmet candies. This set contains two of Sugarfina's most loved candies in large and small sizes - what's more they come in aesthetically pleasing packaging. We opted for Sugarfina as our go-to candy because "every candy in their boutique is packaged with love - perfect for giving as a gift or treating yourself."
Pro Tip: Pair the candy towers with her favourite bouquet of flowers. You can never go wrong with sweets and flowers.
YSL Collector Heart and Arrow Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick
Price Point: $45.00
For the beauty guru in your life, you can't go wrong with a classic YSL lippie. Over the years, YSL has been dominating the beauty game, especially with their luxe lipsticks. This year for Valentines Day they went above and beyond with two limited edition lipsticks printed with hearts and lips on them to fit the Valentines Day aesthetic. Since both colors are super versatile, it'll be a gift that'll last her for a long time.
Pro Tip: At Sephora, when you purchase anything over $50 you automatically get the option for a free makeover. Adding on something small to your cart to hit that $50 mark, you can then add in a personalized makeover and give her the gift of a day where she can feel pampered.
Self Care Set
Price Point: Varies
My personal favourite gift to give is any kind of "set' that you put together yourself. It adds an element of thoughtfulness and can show her that you've been listening and know what she likes. For us, you can't go wrong with a wellness or beauty focused set because it's something that is practically universal and can be used at virtually anytime.
Pro Tip: To help you start creating yours, here is what our dream self-care kit would include.
Baies/Berries Scented Candle DIPTYQUE
Price Point: $49.00-89.00
Make her Valentines Day the best smelling one yet. A candle is a tried and true git that never goes out of style - it's long lasting and adds comfort to any home. Although I'm sure any candle would make your significant other happy, going the extra mile with a craft, luxury candle like this one from DIPTYQUE shows a little more thoughtfulness in the gift giving process.
Pro Tip: If you aren't sure what kind of smell your partner likes, DIPTYQUE actually offers mini sets with multiple mini candles so your partner can test out several. If there's one she keeps burning, make a note and get her the full sized one next year.
Maggie Louise Collection Pop Champagne Set
Price Point: $52.00
What girl doesn't love chocolates? This gift is a no-brainer and super easy to get if your in a crunch for time. For our suggestion, we decided to do a spin on the classic chocolate box and opt for a gourmet, handmade, luxury edition that will be sure to wow your Valentine. It's all about the thought and giving her something that isn't traditional to make her more feel special.
Pro tip: Pair the chocolate with her favourite bubbly or rose. She'll appreciate the pairing and might even suggest making a movie night out of it.
Kate Spade One In A Million Pendant
Price Point: $66.00
Of course we can't forget to mention jewelry for Valentines Day. A great way to show your love is by giving her something that she can wear on the daily and look at to think of you. We love this pendant by Kate Spade that is customizable for your partner. Get her initial and watch her be ecstatic about her personalized gift.
Pro Tip: If necklaces aren't your partners thing, you can always opt for a bracelet or ring. They're just as easily customizable - you can even put an encription on the inside with the day you met, your initials or just a phrase that resonates with you.