13 Valentine’s day gifts that will earn you rock star gf/bf/bestie/daughter/son status


Can you feel the love? Valentine’s Day is around the corner! But this year, instead of going the traditional flowers-&-chocolate route, I’m thinking something that will indulge one or all of her/his senses might be a more unexpected and appreciated experience. Take a look at my favorite ideas that your bestie, sister, aunt, mom, partner or best guy will swoon over! (And I promise on my Maggie Louise chocolate lipstick that these are all 100% mush-free.)

I’m a huge fan of the Homesick Candles—the whole idea is candles that smell like home.  Their “Love Candle” is perfect for heart day! Hand poured from all natural soy wax, the beautiful aroma has you smelling the love.

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There’s no such thing as having too many lip colors and the new Mystic Love Heart Lipsticks will melt any beauty junkie’s heart! The ridiculously cute heart-shaped lipstick is made with dual-core technology, so the center Is hydrating while the outside is a rich vibrant color. So pretty.

Unforgettable, unique, incredible tasting chocolates—I can’t say enough of about Maggie Louise! (I mean, anyone clever enough to have designed chocolate lipsticks has got my heart.) No matter the holiday you’re gifting for, the lucky person at the receiving end will always be overwhelmed by these cheeky beauties. But if you’ve got a Mom, especially a new one, in your orbit, you must must must check out the adorable Hot Mama Box for Valentine’s Day.

They’ll feel good about themselves every day when they look at their “Hello Gorgeous” trinket dish from online boutique Phina’s Place, super cute for holding their jewelry. And you know, a cute reminder of you.

Can’t go wrong with telling your friend she’s your BFF and making her smell yet even more fantastic too. Loving the new KKW Kimoji Heart Fragrances. Ride or Die, my fave, smells like blackberry, plum & jasmine. Yum!

For kissable lips (and one you might want to gift yourself!), you’ll want to meet these cute liquid lipstick and lip liner sets by Grande Cosmetics. Love the GrandeSTAY PUT, the invisible lip liner that comes in the sit. It keeps your favorite shade in place, and comes in a super cute leopard pouch.

A beautiful heart charm necklace with their initial on it, handcrafted by the wizards at Nashelle. Works whether they’re dressed up or down, anytime, everywhere. Basically it’ll stay on always. What better way to stay close to someone you heart?!

You know your pals who do a deep dive into a warm bath at every possible chance? They totally deserve to soak with these sets of six heart-shape bath bombs. They’re super cute, sure, but the real genius about these is that each bomb has its own scent, including White Chocolate Apple and Bed of Roses. Because, you know, Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day.

How cool is this: Imagine being able to create a heart-shaped collage of your favorite photos as a way to share memories with, say, your bestie since you were seven, or your partner since whenever. You can do it with Minted’s Heart Shapshot Mix. It’s not cheap, but to me, it’s priceless!

Super-unique way to tell your special someone how much you love them. This beautiful journal, handmade by artisans, includes clever prompts or teases like, "The top 5 songs that make me think of you…" and "My favorite way to spend the day with you…" on every page.

OK, this is probably mostly for the dudes in your life but I’m just putting it out there: Calling all jerky lovers! This ingenious gift of five different jerkies in flavors like classic, black pepper, garlic & habanero comes in a kind-of-cheesy red heart box. Which means they’ll think you’re giving them something all sentimental and embarrassing. And then they’ll open it and will, quite literally, be eating out of the palm of your hand (only if that makes you happy!).

Chocolate truffles are never a bad idea but these contain a clever little message hidden beneath each one!

I’ve already suggested lipsticks, chocolates, fragrance, candles—but you knew any all-time fave gift list from me would have to include something Italian, preferably in food form, to be complete. Make these heart-shaped raviolis for whomever and prepare to hear “Ti Amo” all night long!

Enjoy your Valentine’s, Galentine’s, Guyentine’s day!