Valentine Gift Guide

I’ve been honest that I have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. I LOVE love, but don’t love a forced “I Love You”. I love a great night out, but some of the over priced menus make me long for pizza at home. The Valentine’s Days from elementary school? Where we were all in the day together, got some candy, gave everyone a card? I did really love those. My candy tastes may have changed. And I may love a more private night at home than a huge party, there is one thing I can really get behind. Presents. (I am a HUGE fan of telling people we care-any day of the year.) From your SO to your parents to your BFF to yourself, there’s a gift out there that’s just perfect. And I may have reservations about Valentine’s, I have absolutely none about shopping these gifts!

I’ve grouped my favorite gift guides below. Shall we give love?

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A little gift to say “I love you”. Socks for all the special ladies in your life.

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Gifts for the men in your life that are much more exciting than ties.
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Or the men in your life might love these.

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Everyone loves a little beauty gift. These are some of my faves!
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I also love these sets.

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Say “I love you” with a bag
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These also say it!

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For you, your BFF, and all your ladies. The perfect Galentine.

How do you like to celebrate Valentine’s? Most importantly, what are you gifting? (Yes, I am a big fan of you gifting you!)

If you haven’t heard it lately, I love you!
And I’m wishing us all a week of love and amazing shoes!
Xo RA

Valentine’s Gift Guide

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I have a confession to make, and this may not be the post to do it. But, I’m a rebel, so here we go. Truth?

I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day.

Do I love love? Yes. I think you should give affection and love and all those things to everyone you love regularly (and that includes you). What I don’t like? That Valentine’s seems to be a little forced. Really want to wow me? Show up with flowers on a random day and take to a nice dinner. Want to win me over make those flowers Gucci shoes. (I jest. Kind of).

However, there is something about a holiday and about presents and I would not be doing my job if I didn’t help you shop for it. Maybe I’m on the fence about Valentine’s Day, but I believe in shopping. And presents.

So without further ado, I’ve made some picks for the special someone in your life (and yes, you qualify). I’ve included all ranges of ideas from that purse someone wants to just a little something to say “You make me smile”. There’s a chance that this day is a little forced, but if there is someone in your life that means something to you, I’m all about you telling them. And hopefully these gifts help!

For Her

There is no “typical” woman and there is no “typical” thing a woman wants. Some want romantic, some practical, but all want you to pay attention to us. So, if someone’s been hinting about something, or you know that someone LOVES a certain type of thing, that’s a great place to start. Still need ideas?
Here are mine:

Flowers, fine jewelry, and reservations work too!

For Him
Real talk? The men in your life are harder to shop for on Valentine’s. Society doesn’t push chocolates, sleepwear, or flowers for them. (Though if you’re a man and that’s what you want, you go!) So what do you get the man you love? Again, I’m a fan of you paying attention to them and going in that direction. But if you’re stuck, I’ve consulted some of the men in my life.

Here’s what they suggested for Valentine’s gifts:

I would also try a card and reservations.

No matter how you feel about Valentine’s Day, I hope that you do something that makes you feel adored. And I hope that if you’re gifting you get something that makes you smile (even if it’s from you).

This rebel girl just adores you and you make my day!
XO RA