We’ve put together our last minute Valentine’s Day gift guide because let’s face it – whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, this year, the people you love might need a little pick me up.
1. Because we all love something sweet
For just about anyone…
I actually LOVE anything sweet – and a new addition to Calgary’s chocolate market has us super excited. We love finding local gems! For a little something sweet why not check out TEN DEGREES CHOCOLATE and their Valentine’s Chocolate Pack. For under $10 you can pick out a cute Valentine’s pick me up for anyone you treasure.
2. Because there is no better time than NOW to learn to cook
For the Young Adult…
I actually picked up this cookbook as a stocking stuffer for my eldest and guess what? A few days ago I actually got a text saying he’s tried a few of the recipes and they were big hits. I figure any book that gets my son into the kitchen MUST be great. And at 21 they don’t really want a Valentine from mom anyways!
BUY: Tasty Adulting – All your fav’s All grown up
3. Because we are all still looking for COZY
For your sleepy teen
Have you heard? I guess these snuggly hoodies are all the rage – a true blanket you can wear 😉 and with temps hitting the high minus 20’s this week here in YYC, we are all about anything that screams “cozy.”
BUY: The Comfy Hoodie
4. Because everyone loves getting jewelry
For your Bestie
Have a friend who is struggling – or just someone you want to show a little extra love to this February 14th? Why not celebrate “Galentine’s Day” this year with a Canadian designer from a local boutique in YYC. Era Style Loft has a ton of great options for your bestie, but the new Jenny Bird Love collection is sweet, edgy and a terrific price point.
Check out the Jenny Bird “All Love Pendant” HERE
5. Because real roses don’t last
For your Mom
Why not surprise your mom this year with a Valentine? Most of us are feeling the distance these days – and who doesn’t love a beautifully packaged candle with a nod to the special Valentine’s rose. Yes please!! Beautifully packaged, what better way to show mom you love her?
Diptyque Limited Edition Roses Candle from Holt Renfrew
6. Because our girls need a little love these days
For the teen / tween girl
At Christmas, I stumbled across a few items I “thought” my teen would love, but when I purchased them – I didn’t realize just what a hit they would be. These days, with all of our time at home, and our teens living a considerably more solitary life, this guided journal – which asks both tough and fun questions is a great way for our teen girls to get out their thoughts and feelings.
And – for a little something retro they are sure to love, check out the cool band T’s from Daydreamer
7. Because your love deserves some love
A Valentine’s gift for him
While they continue their social distanced entertaining on the back deck (scotch and cigars anyone?), why not some cool “outdoor slippers to keep them warm and trendy? Buy a pair for yourself and join him for a glass of vino alfresco…
Here is our fav (budget friendly!) option:
8. Because they deserve to be spoiled too
A Luxe choice for your Valentine
If you feel like splurging (and these days who doesn’t) why not check out this sumptuous unisex scent from Tom Ford.
If you have decided your Valentine’s Day will include love notes, heart shaped napkins, and a special meal check out our Easy, Healthy and Light Valentine’s dinner
However you choose to celebrate – take the day to CONSCIOUSLY tell those you love how much they mean to you and hold them close in your heart if you can’t physically. If we’ve learned anything this past year, it is certainly that.
Check out some of our other “Love Day” posts here:
Valentine’s Day as a Mature Couple
FIVE Ways to Connect with your Teen on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day and Chocolate Cake