Celebrate the day of love with these lovely gifts.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to love, though I think every day should be devoted to love. Valentine’s Day is synonymous with flowers, chocolates, red lingerie (and everything else)- plus, a big day for proposals.
What I love about the newer and less conventional Valentine’s Day celebration is that it’s a perfect time to buy gifts for someone special, who could be a significant other, mom and dad, your best friend, or even yourself.
Find everything for someone you love, including yourself, from this specially curated list.
Lush is welcoming the Lunar New Year to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a set that will add good energy and prosperity to your life. It has an Inner Dragon ath Bomb that smells refreshing with ginger and citrus and Celebrate Shower Gel that smells like wild orange and lime. It’s only available from January 11 to February 20, so get it before it’s gone.
If you want the benefits of retinol, Vitamin C, and peptides but don’t want to use a separate serum for all, wouldn’t it be great if there was a serum that had all that and more? Graydon Supermoon Serum has hyaluronic acid, plant-based collagen, and glycerin. My mom is a skincare minimalist who loves how much it simplifies her routine.
Ankle boots will never go out of style, and the Quail will last you a lifetime because “they only get better” with time and wear. The leather is so buttery-soft, and for extra comfort, there’s a padded, molded arch, so it’s great for brunch or hours of walking.
Beautiful eyes need the TLC of this Super Nova Brightening Cream as it has caffeine to instantly depuff bags and Vitamin C to brighten the area over time. No wonder it’s one of their best-selling products because it delivers what it promises.
Resting your phone against something while taking videos can be such a pain, and that’s why the MagSuction Phone Holder is a lifesaver as it has 19 little suction cups to make sure your phone stays put on any smooth surface; it detaches super quickly and can be reused. No more shaky videos anymore.
I love coloring my hair with this Revlon ammonia-free demi-permanent hair color that leaves it 2x shinier and 4x stronger without the damage from box dyes. The results are multidimensional and natural; bonus, it comes with a Hydrating Leave-In Scalp & Hair Serum that cares for your scalp and hair after coloring. You can pick from 10 gorgeous shades.
Who doesn’t want a dazzling white smile without the sensitivity that comes with whitening products? These GuruNanda whitening strips are easy to use and stay put while gently removing discoloration for a brighter smile. I noticed it after one use.
Want the extra moisturizing properties of oil without the oily stickiness? Well, you’ll love Hanni Good Aura Oil as it’s a weightless dry oil that absorbs quickly to give you smooth and glowy skin. You can use it in the shower or for a massage, and it won’t get grease all over your clothes.
I know everyone makes fun of candles as the easiest go-to gift, but who doesn’t love candles that can change the entire ambiance of your house? I am all about the Sweetheart Cherry Candle that smells like wild cherry, crushed pistachio, and whipped vanilla. And, you can also get Sweetheart Cherry Body Products.
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Your hair could use a spa day with äz Craft Luxury Haircare Remedy Restorative Masque that you can use for 10 minutes for extra conditioning and moisturization and if you want a little extra, leave it on for up to 20 minutes to restore hair health and, say goodbye to dry, damaged and staticky hair. You can also use it for a slicked-back look.
Everyone will love this OG statement watch because this oversized watch commands attention and is the perfect accessory that’s classy and functional. You can dress it up or down, but I promise it will not go unnoticed and works for all genders. You can add engraving to make it extra special.
The perfect perfume for Valentine’s Day is Jimmy Choo I Want Choo, which fuses velvet peach and vanilla. Everyone will love this floral, gourmand, and woody smell. This set comes with a travel size, so you are never without it, but you can also get just the full size bottle.
It’s the perfect gift if you’re traveling for that particular day and want to keep all the TSA-approved essentials on hand. This En Route Essential Kit has a sanitizer, In the Clouds Essential Facial Mist (perfect to spritz on while flying), Hydroboost Essential Pads, and Flying Highdration Mask (so your skin is super dewy and soft when you land), and it comes in a cute little mesh zipper pouch.
I love products that have skincare benefits and work as makeup, and that’s precisely why I love this Image Skincare PREVENTION+® sun serum SPF 30 tinted. It has the advantages of antioxidants ginger root extract, vitamin C, and vitamin E, plus chamomile to help soothe the skin and broad spectrum protection SPF 30 with a sheer, dewy finish.
What I love about this jewelry line is that it is women- and queer-owned, and the designs are gender-inclusive, so anyone can wear them anytime to elevate any look. My favorite piece is the Island- Sculptured Pearl Sterling Silver Ring with a shimmery freshwater pearl held together beautifully by sterling silver curving.
Already loved by It-Girls like Alix Earle and Addison Rae, Honey by Kait has an affordable take on quiet luxury with pieces that work with any outfit, and they look expensive. Super trendy pieces that can be worn alone or layered, my favorite is the Pinky Promise Ring, which is sophisticated and simple.