Whether you love it or hate it, single or taken, February 14th comes around every year just a little too closely behind the holidays, where we're still nursing those food comas and hangovers. To help you through, I've curated a list of V-Day gift ideas for your loved ones that are sure to have them gramming #giftgoals - Oh, and the best part, they're all founded by women #girlpower
I love looking at pretty things, it's pretty much what I live for and Box Fox really nails that for me. Oh, you haven't heard of them?! Well, allow me to share. Box Fox creates thoughtfully pre-curated gift boxes, hand assembled from beginning to end in their LA warehouse. Don't worry about standing in line at the post office either because they take care of that too! You can chose a pre-curated box or "build-your-own", but either way it's super easy! They currently have 4 pre-curated Valentine's Day inspired gift boxes ranging from $40-$110 or you can build a box that best fits your budget!
TIPS: Place your order before February 9th to insure you box is delivered before or on Valentine's Day (Feb 14th) at standard shipping costs. Use code FREESHIP11 on your first order and receive, you guessed it, free shipping!
Been bitten by the love bug? Then I hope they were wearing BITE cosmetics! Chances are if I'm wearing anything on my lips, it's BITE. Their Amuse Brouche lipsticks come in 34 shades, they're creamy, moisturizing, and long-lasting for only $26 (mini gift sets also available) Not yet in love with color on your lips? Not to worry, you can also get your hands on a sugar scrub, lip mask, lip balm and more. All products are handmade in Toronto with VERY transparent and ethical practices. The cherry on top? That sexy matte black packaging! #biteme
Looking for a way to celebrate with your #squad (which may or may not be adults, no judgement moms)? Meri Meri will melt your little paper-mache heart with their party supplies, stationary and baking accessories. So throw a party for 2 or 20 because everyone should eat off a heart shaped plate at least once!
Long distance love? Or maybe one that's just covered a lot of miles. Speaking from experience, the Minted Art collection is a great way to display all those miles on your walls with elegance with their MANY different cities in gold foil prints. Or maybe you've got a favorite photo you'd like to mail out to all your loved ones (like an old school valentine's day card!) Personalize one with their foil-pressed Valentine photo cards.
TIPS: You're running out of time on this one, so act fast! Order by Monday, January 30th for 20% off all foil-pressed cards and gifts, just use code BEMINE. Check out their site HERE for delivery options, additional promotions, and to place your order.
Thinking of taking the classic approach with gifting her jewelry? Then Bauble Bar is your spot. I'll share with you a couple of my favorite pieces that I think make perfect gifts and have that personalized touch! For starters, the asymmetrical initial necklace, choose from 1, 2 or 3 initials (feel free to get creative by adding kids initials instead of her own) Prices for this start at $32 and increase with each letter. Next: Coordinates! With 7 cities to chose from, you can give her a special reminder of your favorite city ($38). Maybe it's a new relationship so you want to go a little more simple? Try the arrow stud earrings by Maya Brenner (these are a splurge at $95 with the ability to upgrade to 14k gold) Last but not least, a super cute idea if you recently became home owners or have decided to shack up... the "home sweet home" key chain for $32. If you're confident in your skills, browse the site for bolder, more flirty pieces HERE.
TIPS: Sign up using your email and receive 15% off your first order. Bonus! All of the above mentioned pieces qualify for free shipping!
last but not least...
The Mrs. Box
The ultimate sign of love! Planning on proposing this V-day, or soon after? There is no better way to package that little love ring than with The Mrs. Box. I fell in love with The Mrs. Box mostly because of their amazing instagram account and also because I am currently falling hard for this velvet trend. Oh, if you hadn't caught on yet, its a tiny, beautiful, adorable velvet ring box that comes in 26 colors (yea 26!!) with the ability to add a monogram letter on the top of the box (boxes from $75, additional cost for monogramming). I pretty much forced this gift on my husband, he caved and I'm happy and I'm fairly certain that's what marriage is all about. Be one step ahead of my husband and buy it for her before she knows she needs it! Honestly, I'm having a hard time narrowing this down to only 4 photos to share with you so PLEASE go buy them HERE and follow them on instagram @themrsbox