The Best Valentine's Gifts with Which to Treat Yourself
Valentine's Day is a holiday all about showing love, and who deserves that more than you?
An Alexis Rose-Approved Gift Set
Schitt's Creek fans rejoice! Send yourself your best wishes and warmest regards and remind yourself who's really "simply the best" by gifting yourself this David Rose-approved gift bundle from Beekman 1801. You'll get a tote, two bar soaps, one body cream, and one tinted lip balm, and they'll all smell like roses, naturally. We love this journey for you!
Buy It! Simply the Best Tote Bundle, $75; beekman1802.com
The Ideal Work From Home Outfit
If an oversized, fluffy, sherpa hoodie doesn't scream "treat yourself," we don't know what does. The Comfy is a wearable blanket that takes comfort to the next level, and their new Teddy Bear quarter-zip is their coziest version yet. Say hello to your new work from home 'fit!
Buy It! The Comfy Teddy Bear Quarter-Zip, $49.99; thecomfy.com
A Candle With an Unexpected Twist
You multitask. Why shouldn't your candle? This NEOM skin treatment candle is an unexpected two-in-one: First you relax while it burns for 15-45 minutes, then, after waiting a few minutes, you use the oils from the melted candle on your face.
Buy It! Real Luxury Intensive Skin Treatment Candle, $46; us.neomorganics.com
A Cozy, Hotel-Worthy Robe
Nothing wrong with a sexy, lacy robe … but for a Valentine’s Day that’s all about self-care, we’re opting for cozy, comfy and “wake me when it’s April” instead.
Buy It! Hotel Collection Robe, Orig. $160 (on sale now for $51.20); macys.com
The Gift of Movement
If your entire body is on strike after nearly a year hunched over a laptop in your kitchen chair, give yourself the gift of a good stretch in the morning. Glo has a zillion videos, starting from five minutes of meditation to a full hour of sweat-inducing movement, to help you find what feels good. Pair it with some cute grippy socks to give you a smile in your Happy Baby pose.
Buy It! Glo Membership, 15-day free trial, then $18/month; glo.com
But It! Sticky Be Socks, $16; stickybesocks.com
The Perfect Functional Gift
Can’t remember the last time you left the house with a purse? Us either. So we’re treating ourselves to a downsized wallet to just toss in our pocket and go. This brand’s are classic, last forever and can be personalized with an embossed or hand-painted monogram.
Buy It! Small Zippered Wallet,$55-$85; leatherology.com
Hoops You Don't Have to Jump Through
Who can resist a gorgeous pair of gold hoops, especially when it comes with labradorite healing crystals to balance and protect your aura? Ward off all bad vibes when you put on these beautiful earrings that’ll make you look and feel good, too.
Buy it! Arms of Eve Earrings, $79; armsofeve.com
The Gift of Noise Cancellation
If you’ve been working from home with your significant other, this gift will do double duty: It'll make your work more focused and save your relationship from certain doom. They have built-in sensors to detect who is talking so the mic will focus on your voice as it blocks out other noises. They also lay flat in your ears so you can comfortably lay down with them as you drift off to sleep.
Buy it! Google Pixel Buds, $179; store.google.com
A Spa Day You Can Manage at Home
Bring back spa days at home with this new type of facial steamer that claims to improve blood circulation, cell vitality and oxygen absorption through your skin. It also works as a home humidifier, has a towel warmer function and comes with a bonus stainless steel skin kit. What more could you need?
Buy it! Pure Daily Care’s NanoSteamer, $49.95; amazon.com
A Smokin' Gift
Cleanse your home of negative energy and add a pop of color with this incense holder.
Buy It! Pink Seashell Double Incense Holder, $35; merciamoore.com
Gummies to Chill Yourself Out
Trade in your standard Valentine’s Day chocolates for these vegan CBD gummies for holiday cheer without the sugar high. They’re 25mg per gummy and unlike other brands, they come in tasty fruit flavors that don’t leave a bitter aftertaste. Most importantly, they work and they work quickly.
Buy it! Pure Craft CBD Gummies, $55; purecraftcbd.com
Teeny Tiny Hearts
Who says you need a significant other to get jewelry on Valentine's Day? These cute heart studs from Blooming Lotus are cute enough to wear all year round!
Buy It! Heart Stud Earrings, $78; bloominglotusjewelry.com
Self Care Sunday Essentials
Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, which means that you have every excuse to make it the most indulgent Self Care Sunday ever. Three Ships products uses only natural ingredients, and are paraben, sulfate, synthetic fragrance and phthalate free, which means that you don't have to worry about doing damage to your skin while you should be relaxing.
Buy It! Three Ships Self Care Bundle, $36; threeshipsbeauty.com
Tools to Nail Your Next Mani
While you're on your self care kick, give yourself a mani-pedi with the Deborah Lippmann Love Wins nail set. You know you need one after avoiding salons for the past few months. Plus, these neutral Deborah Lipman colors last long and are great for year-round.
Buy It! Love Wins Six-Piece Set, $36; deborahlippmann.com
Lingerie to Lounge In
Feeling sexy while helping the environment? Say no more. Parade's newest panties are carbon neutral and made from recycled fabric -- plus, the buttery soft undies come in bright colors (including festive shades of pink and red!) and different styles: Brief, Thong, Hip Hugger and more. It's the perfect lingerie for a romantic, solo night-in.
Buy it! Parade's Universal underwear, $8-$10, Sizes XS-3XL, parade.com
A Candle With an Indulgent Scent
Lighting a new candle is like an olfactory version of feng shui. It rebalances the room and your energy — and it looks pretty dang cute, too. Boy Smells candles are a delight for all the senses, and their new Hypernature series comes in a rainbow of metallic styles. Fleurshadow, a perfectly pink addition to any room, is a “total smokeshow of sweet labdanum love and patchouli pillow talk,” per the site’s description. Who needs a Valentine when you have a candle that smells like poetry?
Buy It! Boy Smells Fleurshadow Candle, $39, boysmells.com
Something That Sparkles
Everyone’s overdue for a little sparkle, but it’s tough to decide what to splurge on without getting to see it in person. Verlas solved for that by mailing you try-on versions of the pieces you love the most, then shipping you back the fine jewelry once you’ve made your pick.
Buy It! Verlas Jewelry, price varies; verlas.com
A Gift That Gives It to You Straight
If you're like us, instead of doing your hair before your team Zoom meeting, you probably throw it into a top knot, add the beauty filter and hope for the best. With the Drybar Heated Straightening Brush, you don't have to. Let you hair air dry (who has the patience to blow dry these days?) and use the two-in-one tool to get your hair smooth and frizz-free.
Buy It! The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush, $145; drybar.com
Prints to Spruce Up Your Space
Having spent an unexpectedly long time inside of our homes this past year, we've all had plenty of time to stare out our space and dream up new shelving, DIY projects and artwork for the wall. Nonily Studio sells beautiful, minimalist art prints that you can print out from the comfort of your own home or order from printing sites like Shutterfly.
Buy It! Nonily Studio Prints, $4.99; etsy.com
Wine You Don't Whine About
Trade in your usual red lipstick for a bottle of red and call your Galentine's (and not your ex, please) for a virtual celebration.
Buy It! Apothic Merlot and Apothic Pinot Noir, $10.99; apothic.com
A Break From Cooking
At the start of quarantine, we were all eager to try out new recipes. Banana bread! A viral pasta trend! Nearly a year later, the thought of cooking for yourself may sound exhausting. Enter Sakara: Beloved by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Lily Aldridge, this health-conscious meal delivery service offers thoughtfully crafted plant-based foods — with a menu that rotates every week — that are meant to make you feel like your best self. Their signature organic meal delivery program is the perfect place to start, with customizable options that let you choose how many days and meals you’d like.
Buy It! $70-80 per day, sakara.com
A Bright and Functional Home Staple
Spruce up your space with this functional but beautiful carafe set from førs. Use it for your wine or even as a vase for your 'Just Because' flowers. The Canadian company designs thoughtful and sustainable products with joy in mind, so you'll smile every time you take a sip.
Buy It! førs Carafe Set, $80; forsstudio.com
Shoes Worth the Splurge
You're going to have to leave the house eventually, and these are the perfect heels to ease you back into the real world. Their block heel means that they're surprisingly comfy for a barely-there sandal, and the style is versatile enough to wear with jeans or a date-night dress. Best of all, they come in all kinds of fun colors, including red, lemon yellow, black or white.
Buy it! Stuart Weitzman Olive 75 Sandal, $395; stuartweitzman.com
These simple initial pendants make the sweetest addition to your necklace collection. You can choose your metal, how much bling you'd like, and can add an engraving on the back. May we suggest, "To: Me, Love: Me?"
Buy It! Helen Ficalora Initial Pendant, $75-$175; helenficalora.com
Bring the Party to You
Chocolates and roses just a little too "done" for you? Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind experience, like a singing telegram from a Broadway star or makeup tips from Kinky Boots' J. Harrison Ghee, and do good in the process – all proceeds benefit the nonprofit Sing for Hope.
Buy It! Valentine's Day gifts, prices vary; singforhopegifts.org
The Gift of a Movie Theater Experience at Home
Give yourself the gift of feeling like you're at the movies without actually leaving your house. This palm-sized projector from KODAK can project up to 150 inches, so you can re-watch Bridgerton or catch up on all of the awards season favorites on the big screen.
Buy It! KODAK Luma 150 Ultra Projector, $199.99; amazon.com
A Little Lift
Cuup’s range of products — from sheer bralettes and unlined t-shirt bras to matching underwear — skews minimalist, with a variety of simple, sexy styles that fans can’t stop raving about. The sensual silhouettes are meant to celebrate the female body, and to make you feel great whether you’re going out or staying in. Their take on leopard print is sophisticated, flirty and above all, comfortable.
Buy It! The Balconette Bra, $68; shopcuup.com
The Gift of Never Forgetting Your Mask Again
By show of hands, how many of us have done the walk of shame back to our car or house because we forgot our mask? These Jules Kae mask holders keep you looking stylish without forgetting your most important accessory these days: Your mask.
Buy It! Sand Face Covering and Jenny Chain, $36; juleskae.com
A Kitchen Upgrade
Practical gifts are their own form of romance, and an excellent knife set is a cut above the rest. With all the extra time spent at home and in the kitchen this year, having a high-quality knife can make all the difference. This colorful coated set from Pampered Chef is perfect for new cooks.
Buy It! Coated Knife Set, originally $87, on sale for $75; pamperedchef.com
A Fresh Face
Show your skin some love with Ilia's moisturizing makeup. From their award-winning Super Serum Skin Tint with SPF 40 to their ultra-hydrating lip mask, the clean beauty brand's products feel as good as they look, offering dewy, natural coverage for a full range of skin tones.
Buy It! Super Serum Skin Tint, $46; Lip Wrap Hydrating Mask, $26; Multi-Stick, $34; iliabeauty.com
A Mini Massager
Small but mighty, the Theragun mini is a portable massage device that offers relief for tense muscles — whenever, wherever soreness strikes. After a year of hunching over your laptop at home, this is a well-worthy investment for relieving shoulder stress, and can be used to alleviate any muscle pain.
Buy It! Thergun mini, $199; theragun.com
A Supercharged Shower
We take our skincare seriously — so why not our body products too? Nécessaire makes it easy with their minimalist Body Routine package, which includes a mix of their best-selling products: The Body Serum, The Body Lotion, The Hand Cream and The Body Wash. The incredibly chic products have earned rave reviews from customers, and are available in a fragrance-free set or in their signature Eucalyptus, Bergamot or Sandalwood scent.
Buy It! The Body Routine, $80, necessaire.com