Valentine's Day gift guide

You don't have to be in a relationship to celebrate Valentine's Day. In fact, the day has rather dark origins—in Roman times, it was a pagan matchmaking festival that followed a ritual animal slaughter, and also the day on which several men named Valentine were executed.  Now, who's in the mood for chocolates and romance? That said, I fully embrace the concept of love, whether that's the kind you share with someone else or just self-love. And while gifts are my least-favored love language, maybe that's because I rarely hesitate to treat myself. Here are some of my favorite options this year for you, for your significant other, or for both of you. 

1. I was recently wondering how I was wearing through my newest slippers so quickly, then I realized that since I've been working from home for nearly a year now, I wear slippers like 90% of the time. So I wouldn't hesitate to invest in a fancy (real) shearling pair like this one. 
Freda Salvador James shearling slipper $150

2. This self-massager seems like the kind of gimmicky thing you'd get for Christmas, but people seem to rave about it, and I'd pretty much kill for a massage right now, so I'm willing to give it a try. 

3. The last year has made me intimately examine every object in my house, including my tumblers, which are few in number and a mishmash at that. This (intentionally) mixed set of four is made out of substantial German crystal and will even make green juice feel fancy. 

4. I've been obsessed with this candle ever since my trip to Sketch London last February, and yes, I know this is an exorbitant amount of money to spend on a candle, but I've yet to smell anything remotely as good. And considering how much time we're (still) spending at home, I think it's strangely worth it. 

5. This is the time of year that I live in sweaters and leggings, and this wool-cashmere cable-knit tunic looks so freaking warm and comfy, I fear that it would be nearly impossible to get me out of it. 

6. I have a running list of luxury items I'd like to buy one day, and the most recent addition is a diamond tennis bracelet. I'm a child of the '70s—what can I say? 


Lovely said...

I have that candle and I can't agree more. It smells heavenly. Wonderful ideas!

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

Now I really want to smell that fancy candle! Oh, I know, my slippers and walking sneakers have def been used more since I've been home!


Mica said...

That tunic looks amazing and you have me really curious about that candle now! I don't think I've spent over $100 on a candle before. I've certainly spent a lot on candles in total but not much on one individual one!

Hope that you are having a good weekend! :)

Away From Blue

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Oooh, I love that cozy sweater! I am so like you in that receiving gifts is not my love language either (unless the gift is a dozen donuts) because I rarely deny myself the things that would make decent gifts!