Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday behind Thanksgiving. I love conversation hearts, cherry sours, chocolates, and anything pink and red. I’ve rounded up fourteen ideas to celebrate this sweet little holiday. I’ve pinned all of these ideas and more on my Pinterest page “Be Still My Heart.”
College student – Amazon has a RedBox Movie Night Kit ready to go. Free Prime shipping includes one movie code, candy, and popcorn. How fun for them to receive this in their mailbox at school. Add a note “Even though you’re far away, you’re still my Valentine every day!” Love, Mom.
Personalized Gifts: I found a ton of things on Personalization Mall and it was hard to narrow it down, but I did find two unique gift ideas:
Personalized collar stays. This is perfect for the man that has everything. If your guy wears dress shirts and is always needing collar stays – these are perfect. A set of six stays personalized with whatever you want!
And, if you want to give a really special keepsake, how about a silver, personalized fortune cookie! Go to your favorite Chinese restaurant (mine is Cannon Chinese) and have the waiter put this on a tray. Maybe the message is a clue to the next destination on your date!
Sweetheart Breakfast in Bed. This idea from Wilton is really clever. It’s something special without spending a lot of money and the kids can help. If you need a fantastic pancake recipe, I will share mine for Vanilla Cinnamon Pancakes with you here.
For the classroom or co-workers I am suggesting two ideas – one is Valentine’s Day Chex Mix. This recipe is from a blogger I follow Inspired by Charm. He shares several ways to package this treat that serves 12.
Several years ago I started ordering these personalized classroom Valentine’s Day cards for my co-workers from Minted. So many cute designs. These are the ones I am gifting this year with big, juicy green apples! They are printed on heavy cardstock and come with the most precious tiny white envelopes.
A Letterboard – They sell these everywhere in all shapes and sizes. Back when they were first coming to the scene I ordered one from LetterFolk. Now they sell fun tile mats with interchangeable vintage-inspired hexagon tiles to create endless patterns, designs, and words.
Here’s a gift for yourself. Winter is the perfect time to spruce up your skincare routine and add a pop of color to your face – so why not find the perfect red lippy for your Valentine’s Day date? Loreal Paris has a great guide to finding the perfect red lip here.
Set up a gift for your visitors who stop by your home with a Valentine’s Day Beverage Bar. I found these adorable red and white polka dot mug at World Market. On a recent trip to Euna Mae’s in Arkansas, she set pods of Apple Cider like these from Amazon and a mason jar of cinnamon hot candy next to her Keurig.
I think it would be brilliant to place a tray next to your Keurig with a bowl full of Cider Keurig pods, a mason jar with cinnamon hots, a package of Valentine’s napkins and mugs and a dish of these cookies from Trader Joe’s. Too tempting to keep a plate of cookies out, then put them into an apothecary jar as I did on my desk at work. This tray idea is also perfect to take to a sick friend or have out in the reception area at your business or Sunday school class. Talk about welcoming!
If you and your sweetie have sworn off gifts and candy and 2020 is your year to be healthy, then make the gift of a smoothie your gesture. Trader Joe’s has a yummy recipe for a sweetheart smoothie I’ve pinned to my Pinterest board here.
A cinnamon candle. My friend Jacqui gifted me with a cinnamon candle for Christmas, but I am saving it for Valentine’s Day. It’s a beautiful red and smells just like red hots! I plan to put this in the kitchen on a white tray with my blue and white ginger jars. Blue and red look gorgeous together.
There are always flowers. I have received these luscious blooms before from my dear friend Laurie, just because. Farmgirl Flowers are stunning and will make any Valentine blush. Designer quality, burlap-wrapped, super fast delivery and ethically grown you can’t go wrong with the investment in these blooms.
I love this idea from Uncommon Goods – a birth month flower kit. The kit includes an upcycled glass wine bottle planter, soil, seeds, cork-lid coaster and a card that tells the meaning behind their birth month flower. Transplant in their garden after it is grown and they’ll have an annual reminder of your love.
And last, for the dog-lover in your life, she will love this t-shirt from Target. Now, if I could just find one for cats…
Happy Valentine’s Day!