Screw Cupid, who says you need a valentine to get gifts on Valentine’s Day? Because you’re so great, I think you should gift yourself something pretty sweet! Let me inspire your shopping spree.
I don’t know about you, but I love a bargain. I also love exploring new places in my hometown. What do you get when you combine the two? Gilt City! The luxury experience site is the perfect place to start your hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift to give yourself. Whether you want majorly discounted designer clothes, treatments at the best salons in town at a great value or discounted restaurant visits, Gilt City has something perfect for you.
Something to anticipate
You know that little twinge of excitement you get when you get mail? Yep, I feel it too! That’s why I’m digging the new trend of monthly subscription boxes. Two to try? Discover Pique, a monthly tight delivery service that brings you the latest and greatest in luxury hosiery, and POPSUGAR’s Must Have Box, a monthly delivery of the best beauty, fashion, fitness, food and home goodies hand-selected by POPSUGAR editors.
Who says you need a beau to get chocolates on Valentine’s Day? Strong chicks buy their own sweets, love. This month, we’re ordering Valentine’s Day goodies from our fave brand, Edward Marc Chocolatier. Two to consider? The chocolate rose box and Valentine’s nonpareils. (edwardmarc.com, prices vary)
Are you artsy at heart? Love taking photos but yearn for the vintage feel of old cameras? I think I’ve found the perfect camera for you. La Sardina’s Beluga camera is as cute as it is cool, and is shaped like a sardine box! How neat? But seriously, the vintage-inspired camera features a wide-angle lens, dual winding knobs and an old time bulb. Impressed yet? (usa.shop.lomography.com, $179)
One of the best parts of my job is discovering new and cool brands, so when I stumbled upon jewelry designer Venessa Arizaga’s website, I was pleasantly surprised to find totally creative baubles. The That’s Love Bracelet is handmade in NYC and adorned with a variety of charms, hearts and googly eyes. (venessaarizaga.com, $250)
Animal lover with a penchant for homey things? Get your hands on one of these deliciously fragrant candles from EJH Brand. Each candle is made with all-natural coconut wax and wrapped in a super stylish animal wrapper. Our fave? The monkey! (ejhbrand.com, $52)
As with chocolate, a gal doesn’t have to wait around for Mr. Right to enjoy a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Treat yourself to the bright Rosy Posy Bouquet from Teleflora and you’ll have something to smile about every time you look at the glass vase filled with pink and red roses. (Teleflora.com, $50)
These boots were most certainly made for walking! The Umberto Raffini Rona suede boot features a sassy studded belt strap and coordinating studs for an oh-so-cute look. Even better? They’re super comfy too and have a full inside zipper for easy on and off. (thewalkingcompany.com, $169)
OK, OK, so it’s not quite a fashion or beauty item, but I’m still kinda obsessed with these adorable Egg Shapers from Mastrad! I’m totally making myself some heart-shaped brunch food this Valentine’s Day! (mastrad.us, $10)
Love to travel? Always clutching your precious iPad? Combine the two with this chic case from Zazzle.com. The Paris theme will definitely help you daydream a bit while you’re passing the time at work all day! (zazzle.com, $41)
Watch: How to make a Styrofoam heart bouquet
Danny Seo shows you a fun twist on your standard bouquet of flowers.