AdventureGirl.com’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
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It’s that time again, the holiday for love. Love isn’t just for the coupled, but also for kids, moms, dads, friends, and other family members. Remember being a kid and getting those cheeky paper Valentine’s cards from school friends? Made you feel good, right? So, just don’t stop short if you’re in a relationship, spread the love around!
Here are some gifting ideas we picked that offer a wide variety of options to show someone you are simply thinking of them. We also wanted to add an entrepreneurial aspect to the gifts we chose below from a few small business owners– from a “sweet” startup to a natural make-up line. Enjoy!
What girl doesn’t love a little bit of bling? Here are two favorites we at Adventuregirl.com love. With You Lockets– custom photo printed and placed inside each locket. With You is a collection of modern vintage lockets. The Rose Necklace is a classic heart-shaped locket comprised of diamond pave in either sterling silver or gold vermeil is a favorite ($209-$229.00 US). Available at WithYouLockets.com.
The Dogeared.com company is one of Adventure Girl, Stefanie Michaels’ favorite gift items she sends out to friends and family for all occasions. More than 100 product designs that include everything from “Karma” charms to infinity bracelets and everything in between, their heart collection compromises of necklaces, rings, and earrings (pictured in gold/$58.00). Head to Dogeared.com and fall in love.
Hola Barcelona! This Valentine’s Day stay at Hotel Arts Barcelona, love will be elevated to new heights; a couple’s massage at 43 The Spa includes access to unparalleled observation points with views of the Mediterranean Sea kissing the shore 43 stories below. Topping off the getaway is a hot air-balloon ride above the Catalonian countryside during which stunning vistas will pass below and corks will fly high, as champagne fizzes and romance bubbles above Barcelona. The getaway is tailor-able, based on personal budget, couples can spend anywhere from $860.00 US+taxes. Visit Hotelartsbarcelona.com
For your little foodie-schmoodie check out Emmi Fondue (available in grocery stores nationwide in the cheese are of the deli/$12.99 US) a delish dish for anyone looking to snuggle up on date night. Easy to prep so you can spend more time canoodling – just pour, heat, and serve. For single girls, throw a Galentine’s Day party on February 13th, inspired by one of my fave shows, Parks & Rec! Grab Peanut Hotties (available in Walmart nationwide in the hot chocolate aisle). It’s the first ever hot peanut butter drink like liquid candy in a cup (only 83 calories!). Brew up some Peanut (Hottie) Butter Cup Martinis!
AND, if you are as coffee obsessed as I am, check out the Brim Size-wise Programmable Coffee Station ($59.99 at Target). It’s the perfect fit for a girl or guy on-the-go. It’s the only drip coffee maker in the market that gives the consumer a truly convenient option to brew their coffee, their way. Three size options–mug, travel mug, and carafe, let’s you choose how you want your coffee. With a sleek new series of coffee makers, lovers can have their BRIM and brew it, too.
For the travel lover this must have jewelry organizer is tops. Simple and easy to use, this product keeps keepsakes from getting tangled. Each bag keeps jewelry perfectly protected and tangle-free. The bags come in three sizes and are available in white, cream, or black. On-the-Go (small $29.95), Overnighter (medium $39.95), Extended Stay (large $49.95) Check out Getmagbag.com
Sunglasses make a great gift, so we chose two options for lovers. The sporty Hobie Polarized eyewear for men and women are for those who appreciate active outdoorsy lifestyles. Great for hiking, biking, you name it, ($79.99) at Hobiepolarized.com. Channel your inner Jackie O in Polarized MEGUMI•O worn by the likes of celebrities, Roselyn Sanchez, Toni Braxton and Christina Milian. The Polarized UV400 lenses enables wearers to look chic, while hiding behind dark lenses ($250.00).
We’re huge fans of Birchbox, so when we learned that they are offering a special Valentine’s box to their monthly subscribers, we were thrilled! The romance-focused holiday is when red and pink reign supreme and grand gestures (and bold beauty looks) are the order of the day. A perfect red lipstick gift for someone special perhaps? Choose from our LOVEly picks or simply sign your love up for a subscription where each month birch boxes filled with cool goodies are delivered by “cupid” and starting at $30 for women and $60 for men.
Advanced Mineral Makeup, is a mineral based cosmetics brand that is free of toxins and founded by a TV makeup artist who worked on Greys Anatomy to help create long lasting wear for “regular” people. New Day/Night Palettes ($84.00 US) – Available in day and night shades Mascara – Smudge-proof, water resistant and long-wearing mascara that lengthens, strengthens, and volumizes lashes. Featuring unique technology that combines silky smooth, lash-building polymers with Vitamins A, C, & E, seaweed protein, and algae extracts, this photo ready mascara offers fuller lashes without flaking, clumping, or smudging. Lip Glosses ($18.00 US)– Infused with lavender and sweet almond oil will be a hit with your love. (available in over 100 spas & salons and at http://www.advancedmineralmakeup.com)
Sugarwish.com is our new favorite “you pick your own” candy gift and startup out of Denver. The brilliance behind Sugarwish is that it allows the recipient the option to customize their gift (in this case candy!) ensuring they will receive exactly the gift they want. Founded by two momtrepreneurs who sought to offer a more thoughtful and personalized alternative vs. the traditional gift card, Sugarwish allows the gift giver to personalize their gift with a thoughtful note, and the recipient the option to customize it. How Sugarwish works: Step 1) You Select Sugarwish gift and send eCard… Step 2) They pick candies of their choice… Step 3) Sweets are delivered to them “lickety” split in an immaculate gift box. Sugarwish.com gifts start at $25. Gift box options range in price from $25 -$70.00 US.