Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

valentine-gift-guide-women-classicI like Valentine’s Day, but I don’t love the gifts pushed on us by the commercial marketing machine. Please, no heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, red roses, or lingerie for me.

What I do like is a small thoughtful something that I can use and enjoy every day: a gift that says, “I know you, I know what you like, and I like you the way you are.” I especially love gifts that last far beyond Valentine’s Day and will bring my loved one to mind whenever I see them.

Shown above:

1. Valise leather journal, $14.95.

2. On Target necklace, $22.

3. White poppy vase. $20.

4. Scharffen Berger chocolate squares. $14.17/50

5. Infinity X Infinity diamond earrings, $99.

6. My Ideal Bookshelf. $14.95

If you have something to say to a friend or loved one, don’t find a greeting card to say it for you. Go with a handwritten message in a nice card. I like these.

Not sure what to get the man in your life? Try these ideas. (If I were you, I’d go with the pie. Definitely the pie.)

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  1. says

    I love that journal! I currently have three sitting on my desk, however–all with different purposes, and my thankful-list journal was a gift from a friend serving in the military in Turkey last year. It’s pretty sweet. :) Anyway, I went back to that posts on gifts for men you wrote last year. I think I just might make my hubby a pie for Valentine’s Day. :) Thanks, Anne!

  2. Annette Standrod says

    The journal is not available online anymore. I am looking for a journal just like this but black or brown.

    • Anne says

      Well, darn–because I wanted one! I’m kicking myself for not grabbing one last time I was in the actual store because they were so nice. But here’s what to do if you do really want one: call Anthro at 800-309-2500 to see if any stores in the US have it in stock in your preferred color. The operator will let you know what stores have it and you can then call those stores and have it shipped to you for free (since they’re sold out online, they won’t ship just anything for free!)

    • Anne says

      I love that International Book Giving Day falls on Valentine’s Day this year! That’s going to work out beautifully for a whole lot of bookworms :)

  3. says

    I love non-traditional Valentine’s gifts that show that my man really gets me. The best Valentine’s gift he’s ever given me was a Kindle, so much better than roses and chocolates. Although after seeing number 4 above, I could really go for some chocolate!


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