I’ve accepted we won’t be going anywhere this Valentine’s Day. There won’t be any weekend getaway or a fancy date night out on the town. Instead we’ll be celebrating a cozy Valentine’s Day at home with the family. I already have some ideas in mind to make it special for all of us. This Valentine’s Day we’re celebrating all kinds of love: romantic love, friendship, family love, and self-love!
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Here’s a gift that shows
How much I love you!
We all want to find just the right gift to surprise and delight the special people in our life, and that’s why I’ve put together this guide. Here’s where you’ll find my suggestions for thoughtful gifts that show your loved ones how special they are.
If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for your guy this Valentine’s Day, our friends at Manscaped – global leaders in men’s below-the-waist grooming – have some suggestions. Can’t think of what to get him this year? These gifts are for both you and him!
The Performance Package from Manscaped contains everything your guy needs to groom for romantic nights. This complete gift box includes the Lawn Mower 3.0 waterproof below-the-belt grooming trimmer, Weed Whacker ear and nose hair trimmer, plus Crop Preserver ball deodorant, Crop Reviver ball toner, boxer briefs, and a travel bag to keep everything neatly organized. All Manscaped’s formulations are vegan, cruelty-free, dye-free, sulfate-free and paraben-free so you know your man’s manhood is in good hands!
Be sure to enter our Valentine’s Day giveaway at the bottom of this post to win a Manscaped Weed Whacker!
New for Valentine’s Day, Manscaped has just launched The Refined Cologne – a clean and fresh scent designed for the refined gentleman. Calming and inviting, this signature scent introduces a light citrus burst before settling into the anchoring notes of vetiver and a woodsy, masculine finish. This 50ml spray cologne is hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, dye-free, paraben-free, and 100% vegan.
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Whether you’re celebrating with your roomie, your significant other, or the whole family this Valentine’s Day, Asmodee makes fun games for everyone! Serve up some sweet, chocolatey treats or salty snacks, and enjoy an evening of fun and games.
Carcassonne is the perfect introduction to the modern world of board games. With its simple rules (place a tile, place a meeple, score points), beautifully illustrated tiles, and iconic components, this modern classic should be part of everyone’s collection. Endlessly reconfigurable landscape tiles and dozens of expansion packs make this a game you can play over and over again for game night fun all year round. — For 2-5 players, ages 7+, about 35 minutes to play.
Splendor is a fast, elegant, and intuitive game where players compete to build Renaissance Europe’s most lucrative and prestigious jewelry business. Begin by collecting raw gems and using them to fund the development of mines throughout the world. Once you’ve mined more gemstones, you must acquire the means to transport them, artisans to shape them, and finally a storefront. Use your gems and gold to create the most fantastic jewelry, and appeal to the nobles to gain the prestige you need to win. — For 2-4 players, ages 10+, 30 minutes to play.
Be sure to enter our Valentine’s Day giveaway at the bottom of this post to win your choice of either Carcassonne or Splendor!
A set of silky soft bamboo sheets brings comfort and luxury to your bedroom and sets the stage for romantic nights. Look for high-quality, organic 100% bamboo viscose that keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Ways to Say I Love You is a sweet and lyrical picture book for younger children celebrating the ways that creatures on our planet say “I love you.” From snuggling garter snakes to big, cozy bear hugs, this book shares how animals express romantic affection for each other. Each animal interaction is matched with a similar human one, in lovely watercolour illustrations by the talented Alette Strattoff, showing that we are not so different from our animal neighbours. Check out the back pages to find out more about the animals featured in this lovely book and to discover how to say “I love you” in different languages.
“Bodies come in all different forms and abilities. All these bodies are different, and all these bodies are good bodies. There is no one size, ability, or color that is perfect. What makes you different makes you, you – and you are amazing!”
Love Your Body is a thoughtful gift for any young girl that shows them that freedom is loving your body and being the perfectly imperfect you! Love Your Body provides badly-needed representation and celebration of diverse bodies while introducing the language of self-love and self-care. Within its pages, girls will find practical and accessible strategies to foster self-love and help them appreciate their unique bodies and strengths. This is a must-read for girls navigating an image-obsessed world and a wonderful way to teach our daughters about self-love and self-acceptance.
Warm, stylish, practical. This uniquely versatile scarf can be used so many ways – as an infinity scarf, standard scarf, wrap/shawl, a light travel blanket, and more. Hidden snaps allow you to wear it open or closed, and the two hidden pockets are perfect for carrying small necessities discreetly and securely like your phone, keys, cash, credit cards, and more.
Home is where the heart is! This gift of a personalized, engraved compass will remind your loved one they can always find you, wherever either of you may roam.
We dare you to find something sweeter than this matching set of small 6-ounce cups for the whole family! They’re perfect for hot cocoa on a snowy day, adorable serving vessels for fancy sundae or hot chocolate toppings, or simply for display in your kitchen.
Softstar Shoes is one of our favourite companies (see here and here and here), handcrafting minimal shoes and sandals in their Oregon workshop in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner. A pair of their cozy, handcrafted sheepskin slippers would make a wonderfully warm gift this Valentine’s Day! These gender-neutral slippers are fully lined with plush sheepskin fleece to keep feet toasty warm all winter long, and the sheepskin cuffs can be worn up or turned down for two different looks.
Name necklaces are always a popular gift, and we love the visual appeal of this vertical version. While Etsy is home to many custom pieces, this one lets you choose from multiple fonts and three colours (silver, gold, or rose) to create a truly personal piece of jewelry that perfectly reflects your loved one.
David’s Tea’s Love Collection is a lovely gift for any tea-lover. Packed with sweet & fruity ingredients designed to make your taste buds pitter-patter, they’re like dinner and a movie in your mug. Includes five 25 gram packages in Cinnamon Heart, Sweet Tart, Forever Nuts and Strawberries & Cream. Sweet Tart and Forever Nuts are caffeine-free, making them suitable for the kids as well!
Now that so many of us are working and learning from home, this pair of cute mugs is a useful and thoughtful gift for you and your special person. We love this pair of 3-dimensional kissing cats mugs that nest together, purr-fect for everything from your morning cup of joe to sharing a pot of bedtime sleepytime tea.
Win a Valentine’s Day Gift
Our friends at Manscaped and Asmodee want to send a little Valentine’s Day gift home with a lucky reader. Enter in the giveaway widget below to win a Manscaped Weed Whacker ear and nose hair trimmer (US/CAN) or your choice of Carcassonne or Splendor family games (Canada only). Since we can only send the board game to addresses in Canada, if the winner resides in the US we’ll draw a second winner for the game. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US, 18+ All the winner’s entries will be verified.
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