Though I am currently single, I still love Valentine's Day. I always have. I think there is something truly wonderful about spending one day each year showing your love, appreciation, and gratitude for the people that matter most to you. You don't have to pick out a cheesy Hallmark card, send the traditional dozen roses, or make a fancy dinner reservation. Just aim to brighten the person's day.
I'm excited to share a fresh Valentine's Day Gift Guide for 2019. Let's start with chocolate. Skip the heart-shaped boxes and send EHChocolatier's strawberry roses instead.
These are strawberry chocolate roses filled with a creamy ganache, created exclusively from cocoa beans from the Mangaro plantation in Madagascar. Not only are these a work of art, but your purchase supports a women-owned small business in Cambridge, MA.
If chocolate's not your thing, these long stem red roses from Sugarfina are a sweet gummy treat.
I sip David's Tea all year round, but this year for Valentine's Day they released the most adorable packaging. This heart-shaped tin says "Let's Steep Together." Come on! So cute.
If you are cooking for Valentine's Day, or hosting a Galentine's celebration, I'm obsessed with this table runner from Crate & Barrel.
Speaking of cooking, Crate & Barrel also sells this red waffle maker. The best part? It's only $9.99.
I found this Puffin tea towel on Etsy and couldn't resist.
They also make it as a tote bag.
That same shop also sells lobster totes, which makes me think of the famous FRIENDS episode, "She's your lobster!"
For something a bit higher end, this red commuter clutch from Mark & Graham is very chic.
Here's what it looks like inside:
Mark & Graham also has a red travel jewelry organizer that is perfect for keeping all your baubles from tangling in your suitcase.
Now, you'll need some new jewelry to put inside that organizer. These Bauble Bar earrings are delicate and a sophisticated play on the heart shape.
I'm always on the hunt for gift ideas for the kiddos in my life, and this sweater from GAP Kids is just precious.
For the pint-size diva, these pink glitter sunglasses are a must. These are also from the GAP.
For the littlest loves, this crib sheet from Peapod & Nate is so sweet (and think of the photo opportunities!).
To explore even more card and gift ideas, revisit the Valentine's Day Gift Guides of years past: