THE ONE WITH THE CANDY HEARTS

Valentine’s day, a day dedicated to love. Yes, I’m stating the obvious. Some may argue, why celebrate just the one day? Expressing your love for someone should be shown in some form, every day. Right? Yes, I agree, and I do.

It’s easy to get caught up in our happy, showing the world our lovey-dovey affection for each other, and forgetting about those who are alone, even more so during this pandemic. I can relate, having spent several ho-hum Valentine’s days on my own. That said, I was damned if I would let a day dedicated to love, get me down. If anything, it was a great excuse for a little retail therapy, perhaps something pretty to wear? It didn’t need to be expensive, lol, who are we kidding? It was a splurge, cheap and cheerful wasn’t even considered. I was alone, and I deserved to indulge if just a little. Why not? If it makes you happy, even if for a moment, I say go for it! That said, I’m not condoning that you should go out and purchase a crazy expensive Chanel suit or anything, although, it is on my bucket list, it certainly isn’t in the budget! With only two days left before the big V day, I thought it would be fun to dream a little his and her’s gift guide.

No funds for a big splurge? No problem, consider a nice bottle of wine or order dinner from your favourite restaurant, better yet, plan and make a fabulous gourmet dinner together, so fun!

Can you imagine a beautifully written letter on “how much I love you”? Honestly, it takes little effort, and I would be gushing for sure, if not full out crying. The best part is, it’s free! So you’re not one to spill your emotions in a letter? A card works too, maybe include a single rose or a sweet treat and it’s perfect! I love flowers, you cannot go wrong with a small bouquet, but beware, ’tis the season for a hefty price tag, choose wisely!

With freezing temperatures outside, besides you to keep your valentine warm, how about a cashmere toque or scarf? It’s luxurious and practical at the same time. OR, a gift of fragrance, in my opinion, is a gift that keeps on giving, “I love the scent of him on my sheets…”

Shopping for lingerie can be overwhelming; it’s a mysterious clothing genre, with barely anything garments made of delicate satin and lace. Prices range from inexpensive to break the bank, so yes, that tiny little camisole could cost you a lot more than a robe! Ladies, this doesn’t have to be a gift for you, wrap up your favourite lingerie item for him to admire on you! BTW, this too is a gift that keeps on giving.

Silk boxers for him? Absolutely!

I love a great candle, and Diptyque from Paris are beautifully scented for any room.

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a few splurge gifts.

Just for fun, I came across these vintage black and white photographs…

A Classic Love Bracelet

A Love Necklace

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

Most importantly, don’t stress, enjoy Valentines’s day with your special person. Have fun with what ever you decide to do. Your only limited by your imagination.

Valentines day, that special day, the one with the candy hearts, fills my heart.

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