Friday, February 11, 2011

I Heart You: My Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day? Not my favorite holiday. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I prefer to tell the people who I love that I love them all the time, rather than when God, the government, and Hallmark tell me to.

So V-Day does not really register high on my radar. However, I know that other people (including some of my own loved ones) take it very seriously and enjoy celebrating, and let's face it - I have a lot of male friends who are completely clueless about what to get their girlfriends. So why not make a little gift guide?

Behold, a bunch of Valentine's Day-themed gifts that any girl would love to receive. So whether you're buying for someone special or just treating yourself, get out there this weekend and pick up one of these gems!

I love this keychain. Bright, simple, not too expensive - it would make a wonderful gift for someone of any age. And I love the idea of a keychain, since it's something you use every single day - each time you look at your keys, you'll think of the special person who bought it for you!

There are those who love mixing silver & gold jewelry and there are those who can't stand the thought of it. Me? I am 100% a fan of the look, and actually rock it every day with a stack of mixed bracelets that I rarely take off. I didn't want to include too much jewelry on this guide since I think it's overplayed (especially on V-Day!) and the boys who I know seem to panic at the mere thought of buying jewels, but this long pendant necklace is gorgeous. Jewelry with hearts on it can easily be too precious or prissy, but this is just the right amount of classy and sassy! OMG. I cannot get over how cute these teacups are! When you fill them up, the liquid forms the shape of a heart - so precious! They come in all different colors, and a set of six is only $50! What a great gift for a mom or grandma or aunt!

I wish I could remember where I first saw this "Heart Art" - I think its SUCH a unique and interesting gift! These framed paper cuts come in all different colors and designs and can be customized, but I think this Tiffany blue one with the tiny red heart might be my favorite. I really want one for my desk with my name on it!

Anyone who has ever met me knows I love me some tights. I wear them all the time, with everything - skirts, dresses, boots, heels, flats, you name it. Typically, I stick with plain black opaque ones, but these would take it to the total next level - they are covered in tiny hearts. I love them!

I personally don't own any Tory Burch flipflops, but I know a lot of women who do, and they all say they're super comfortable. Every season, TB comes out with new styles/colors/designs, and this is her Valentine's version - so cute! I particularly like them because I think the heart design looks a little like leopard print... you know I can't resist that.

And speaking of Tory, how cute are these PJs!? I can't get over how comfy they look, and the pale pink/bright red hearts are just adorable. I think my favorite part is the red piping - makes them look so elegant! Just so cute!

My friend Julie (who happens to share her birthday with Valentine's Day) loves silly/weird/wacky sunglasses, and these have her name all over them. Available in black, white, pink, and red, they're only $14 and are super festive - for the holiday AND for every day!

I saved the best for last :) I love everything about this photo above - the simplicity, the colors in the confetti, and best of all, the SHOE CLIPS! Yup, those are just a regular pair of flats - jazzed up with little sequined clip-on hearts. I am SWOONING over these (and pretty much everything else on the website). Gonna need to make these mine!

As a friendly reminder, may I just state that I am ALWAYS accepting presents, no matter the day or holiday :) feel free to buy ME anything on this list!


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I pretty much want all of these items now ;) Way cute!

Grace said...

i want it all, especially the tory pj's and red heart flats!! i need to figure out how to DIY me some shoe clips!

Sophie said...

Jordan! I hate you! and by hate I mean love- I loved those teacups so much that I had to order myself some- and yes I still live with my parents right now so I am ordering them for someday when I have my own place! I LOVE THEM!!!

Alyson said...

The pjs are too cute, and the tea cups? WANT! That is so freaking clever.