Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve compiled a list of FAB gifts to treat her with, or if you’re single, treat yourself! What’s great about these items over a bouquet of roses, is she’ll get to use and love them for longer –BUT if your budget allows for it, roses are always a good idea 😉
A Multi-Style Fashionable Dress
If you’ve never owned a convertible dress, you NEED to get one. They are the most ideal investment pieces, since each time you wear it–you can make it look completely different. The most versatile one I’ve come across is the Henkaa Sakura Convertible Dress shown below. Here I’ve styled it by twisting the top pieces to create a ‘rope-like’ strap (I was thinking Grecian), wrapped it around my upper abdomen a few times, and then tied a bow in the back. I’ve kept the jewelry simple and paired it with a soft turquoise stone necklace embedded in gold hardware. And yes, I braved the cold for this photo!
The looks you can create are virtually endless. Here is a quick video tutorial on 21 ways to wear the convertible Henkaa dress in 5 minutes:
I chose this item as a Valentine’s Day gift because you can get it in the festive colors of the holiday (pink, red–or any other color she may like), it’s affordable ($98 CAN for the mini), and she’ll be thinking of you the many times she will wear this dress! It also makes for the PERFECT piece of vacation clothing (especially if you want her to pack light).
The Skin Care Tool Everyone’s Talking About
If you have a bit more of a budget to work with, she’ll really love you for this one. The Clarisonic Aria (newest version) is one of the most coveted beauty tools for deep cleansing and exfoliation. Basically, it cleans your skin better than you ever could and reveals skin that is softer and more radiant as a result. Not only will you give her the gift of feeling more beautiful in her own skin, but you’ll probably want to steal a use or two for yourself 😉 Valentine’s Day Perk: they will allow you to engrave it for free!
Something for the Bedroom
Every man wants to buy his lover some lingerie–but what about this Satin Chiffon Kimono that is just as sexy? Not only is it completely alluring, but she’ll wear it so much more than a stringy get-up–not that there is anything wrong with a stringy get-up. After seeing all of the beautiful Valentine’s Day selections La Vie en Rose has to offer this season, you might just want it all!
A Decadent Matte Red Lipstick
Every gal needs a red lipstick, one that’s matte and won’t smudge, and this one just happens to taste like decadent vanilla and costs only $2.50 CAN!! This ‘Silky Red’ Stay Matt Lip Cream by Essence Cosmetics is loved by beauty mavens everywhere, goes on smooth, is long-lasting, and makes for the perfect smaller addition to her gift. She will no doubt be pleasantly surprised with your gift-choosing abilities. 🙂
An Exotic 24-Hour Body Butter
Especially in the final stretch of winter, body butter is your best friend–and definitely hers. Fruits & Passion has created a lasting, unique 24-hour body butter enriched with shea butter, grape seed oil and 7 fruit extracts. It smells absolutely fabulous, transporting you to a tropical island even if for a fleeting moment and contains a specially selected fruit cocktail that is rich with antioxidants that will nourish your skin on a whole new level. It’s also falls into the decent price range of $12.50 CAN and comes with a Valentine’s Day friendly soft-pink colored design.