13th Feb 2018 - Etc.

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I can’t believe it’s that time of year AGAIN but Valentines Day is almost upon us and the stores are stocked full of all-things-lurrrrrve. I’m not the biggest van of V day itself, but sometimes it’s nice to use the day to show someone that you love and appreciate them. For me, Valentines isn’t strictly for the gf’s and bf’s of the world, I think Feb 14th is the perfect opportunity to celebrate ANYONE who means something to you; whether that’s your bae, your bestie or maybe even your secret crush! I’m also a strong believer that showing someone you love them doesn’t have to mean expensive gifts, sometimes the smallest of gestures (like a cute mug or a cozy pair of socks!) can mean the most. With that in mind, I’ve tried to include a bunch of different stuff to suit every budget and every person, so I hope you guys find this useful!

First up I thought I’d kick things off with a little bit of giftspiration for bae. Since it’s V Day I couldn’t help but include something like this super cute *lacey bralet and *matching pair of briefs. I don’t know about you guys, but I think there’s something really special about receiving some undies from the one you love. I also think bath time gifts always go down a storm and this *Moroccan Rose Bath Oil by Ren looks like the definition of dreamy. For a smaller gesture, how about this pack of *Hi-Chew Grape & Strawberry Bites (I LOVE these!!)? You can never go wrong with something sweet, amirite?

I don’t know about you guys, but I find men SO hard to buy for…especially around Valentines day! Aslan likes to take care of his skin so I’ll usually treat him to something that he probably wouldn’t buy for himself like this luxurious *Aesop facial oil or one of those beautifully wrapped *soaps by Fresh. If your bf isn’t all that into skincare how about something like this adorable *‘Date Night Cookbook’? It’s packed with yummy recipes like baked bananas and campfire treats…delish! I also spotted this lovely *‘Mr.Cool’ mug on the Oliver Bonas site which I thought was really sweet. (P.S. You can never go wrong with a fragrance, right? The *‘Cannabis Santal’ Eau De Parfum by Fresh is the definition of dreamy!)

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be all about the baes, why not show your bestie how much you love them? I found myself scouring the *Skinnydip site and couldn’t resist including this adorable *‘girl gang’ pin and this funky *‘babe’ sticker in this post. Sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most, right? If you and your bestie like to do movie night on the sofa then you definitely can’t go wrong with something like a *snuggly sweater or a *cozy pair of cashmere socks. For the bff with a sweet tooth there’s this super cute *‘Best Friends’ cookie by Buiscuiteers…just make sure you remind them that sharing is caring!

Self love is important, right!? So on this day let’s not forget that it’s ok to treat ourselves to a little bit of something we fancy. Lately I’ve been OBSESSED with Rupi Kaur so I couldn’t help but include her new collection of poems *‘The Sun & Her Flowers’ in this post. I’ve also been swooning over the lingerie section on the &OtherStories site, they have the MOST beautiful selection of cute bras and knickers! I’m in lurrrrve with *this embroidered satin bra and matching bottoms! If you fancy treating yourself to something special, definitely make it your mission to pick up one of the *‘Rose Delight’ candles by Diptyque. I’ve been burning mine almost everyday!

I hope you guys found this useful! Let me know what you’ll be treating your Valentine to this year, I’d love to know if you’ve been inspired by any of my suggestions! I’m a strong believer in showing love to your baes EVERY day, but sometimes it’s nice to get involved in all the Valentines fun and use the day to show them how much you care. If you’re looking for a cute card then make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post where I’ve linked to a bunch of my fave V Day options!



    This one made me LOL!!


    Who's yours?


    But not more than double cheeseburgers hehe


    Girl power!


    That's a whole lot of happy


    Show your bff some love


    Short but sweet!


    Sweet as a peach


    It's true!


    Do you olive me?

  • Diptyque candles are pretty much appropriate for every holiday, though. They are amazing!

  • I’ve been single now for over a decade and I can’t help feeling really down whenever Valentine’s Day comes ’round. And no matter how many times I hear people telling me that I should spend the day with family and friends, it’s not the same. Valentine’s Day is for lovers and until I find one, I’m just not destined to enjoy the day.

  • So many gorgeous ideas! Love them all x

  • The cards are soooo cute! I’m trying to DIY mine this year, these gave me a lot of cool ideas <3 Thanks for sharing!

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  • I looove Hi-Chew!!! You gotta try the lychee ones. They are life-changingly good.

    • OMG where can I find those in the UK!?

      • I get them from the asian market where I live, Japan Centre in london probably have them???

  • Oh and on a total different note: Since you’re now a poetry reader, I gotta ask you to read Anne Carson. Her work is so arresting. Also love a. leylâ, a self-published poet who posts their work on tumblr.