I’m not shy to admit that Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. A day set aside to celebrate love and friendship? Why wouldn’t you get excited about that? 🙂
This year, I came across a few special gifts that could be just what you need to make the day one to remember:
For the Guys: Do you love a well-dressed man? I came across Texas-Standard and immediately thought of a gift for my husband. This company has top-quality clothing and all of their products are proudly designed and distributed in Dallas, Texas. Their line of shirts are classic, soft, and look incredible. My husband is wearing the Standard Sport Shirt in the Bluebonnet Check style. What he loves about this shirt is that it looks just as good with jeans and khakis as it does with a suit. The Pocket Tee ($34.50 in gray, navy, and off-white) and Polos are also an excellent choice when searching for a classic gift that will actually get worn. Since this line is new, your man could be an early adopter of this awesome brand! Check out their Instagram for cool pics and ideas about how to style their shirts. (Bonus: Texas-Standard also takes 10% of all of their profits and donates them to partner charities, Ten to Texas.)
For the Girls: I don’t know a girl who doesn’t love a pretty piece of jewelry. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to give her a little something extra special, and a gorgeous Swarovski crystal heart necklace from Isabelle Grace Jewelry is an awesome choice. I’ve worn this necklace for several weeks now, and every time I do, someone stops and asks me where I got it. For $74, it’s a budget-friendly way to give her your heart on Valentine’s Day! The Hearts Alight Necklace comes in several different Swarovski crystal colors, with chains available in gold or silver. You can also get personalized jewelry at Isabelle Grace, so that’s another great option for tailoring your gift for her. (And if she’s a mom, you can get your children’s names and initials put on them…so sweet!)
For Friends & Family: See the cute box full of goodies in my photos? It’s a an Abolishionist box from Otherly, who has curated advocacy art into a themed gift box experience. Each gift box includes carefully selected items that relate to a cause, and benefit a flagship non-profit that is leading the way in that area of social need. This box in particular highlights the need to abolish modern slavery, which is a cause close to my heart. Otherly also buys their gift items from companies that offer ethically (often locally) sourced products, and that promote Fair Trade® and slave-free standards. If you know someone who has a passion for the New Abolitionist movement, this is a meaningful gift of love. And hey, even if they don’t know much about modern slavery or the cause, it’s a great opportunity to share about it! This isn’t a subscription box service; these gift boxes are available for a limited time and are one-of-a-kind.
For Yourself: I can’t even tell you how much I squealed over this dress. It’s from one of my secret weapon online stores, AmiClubwear. Don’t assume everything on the site is sexy, going-out clothes, because I’ve found several of my prettiest dresses for work here, and for an amazing price! Sure, you’ll still find plenty of sexy dresses, but you can find something like this beautiful long-sleeve patterned dress for $30. Spend a little time on the site and you’ll see just how many gorgeous things you can find for some of the best prices online. This dress is such a beauty; it’s got so much going on, you can be simple with makeup and accessories. It’s going to be my Valentine’s Day dress. 🙂
Photography: S. Jackson