Valentine's Day Gift Guide

I struggle to come up with a generic gift guide for Valentine's Day - I feel like I'm pretty decent at getting gifts for people in my life but I also think the people in my life are really unique and I like getting them things that highlight their uniqueness. That said, I always scour the web for posts like this and if I can help some of you guys with your last minute gifts, I'm happy to do so. Here are some things I considered or actually got for my friends and Brian: 

For your Valentine (him)
  • iPhone camera lens: Brian recently got an iPhone 7 (jealous) and as he likes working on his photography, I figured this would be a nice way to help him on his hobby. 
  • Carry-On Cocktail kit: For jet-setting boyfriends like Brian, this would be a great gift! It has all the ingredients you need to make yourself a cocktail on a flight...except the actual alcohol which you usually can get on those longer flights. I honestly want one for myself too!
  • Comfy pajamas: This was something Brian actually said he wanted at some point - a nice pair of pajamas. Who wouldn't want to snuggle with a guy wearing those? :) 
For your Galentine (her):
  • Friendship necklace: My best friend Jen got me a friendship necklace for my birthday a while back and I LOVED it! The best thing about this gift is that it's half your gift as well because you can obviously keep half! 
  • Tea mug: I saw this before and I always thought that this could also be a fun DIY project - you can decorate the mug! It'd be perfect for the tea-drinking gal pal in your life! 
  • Home spa kit: This would require some creativity - you can create a care package with all things your bestie can use for a home spa day! I would put some nail polish, candles, cute loofahs, a little exfoliator, moisturizer samples, etc. 
What are some of your gift ideas?


  1. These are great picks Deb, the iPhone camera lens sounds really cool!

  2. sounds great, thanks for the tips!
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  3. Oh the home spa kit sounds like an awesome idea! Keeping that in mind for next time I'm stuck for a gift idea! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

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  4. I would live to receive a home spa kit! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  5. These are some great ideas... I still have no clue what to buy for Alex!

  6. Dear Deborah, the ideas you share here are really good! I love especially the idea to gift a tea mug ... maybe because I'm an avid tea drinker?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  7. You're always an awesome gift giver lol


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