I should caveat this post by letting you all know, that I am attempting my second cleanse. We are upping the stakes at three days- when I barely made it though one- the first time around. I'm on Day 2, so tired- is an understatement. Excuse the typos, ramblings, or just plain ridiculous writing. Valentine's Day is right around the corner. It's a holiday that most avoid, I myself- a self-professed serial relationship-ist- have always embraced it slightly as a night to eat pizza and drink wine with your significant other at home (Food reference? Sorry, I'm clearly starving!)
I don't want to brave the two hour waits, crazy over-priced flowers and sappy cards. What I do want- is the perfect present from my significant other that tells me just how much I mean to him (which if you didn't know, is directly related to the amount of moo-lah spent--kidding, sort of.)
So, men, we women know you are clueless (How hard is it to find the one Pinterest Board on your woman's page labeled "WANT"?) so, I am here to help you out mere days before Valentine's Day--sounds about right for a man.
Here are a few of the Valentine's Day presents that are sure to please your sweetie. And if not, then clearly she is nothing like me.
Something pink and blingy. What says Valentine's Day more than a perfect Michael Kors watch in the holiday's token color? I've been hinting for this one for weeks! Every time your lady looks at her wrist, she will think of you. Awwwww.
A fragrance. Why give roses that will be dead in a week, when you can enable your woman to smell like roses every day? A fragrance is personal, thoughtful and useful. It's the total package. I've heard nothing but good things about the inaugural Tory Burch fragrance. Feminine, and easy she will love this every day wear.
A kitchy-Valentine's themed ensemb. Can we take a minute to give an Amen to thumb-holes? I mean, really. Comfortable and cute to a whole new level and I myself- think they are giving dresses with pockets a huge run for their money in functional fashion leader. This adorable Peace Love World is the perfect go-to gift for your girl & she will get use out of it throughout the entire year. Just make sure you don't get her a size too big, you will never hear the end of it.
The gift that keeps giving. Subscription services are in abundance. Whatever your lady desires-there is a monthly delivery for it. Beauty? Birchbox. Healthy Living? NatureBox. Animal lover? Bark Box. Sweets? Try a Cookie of the Month Club. Vino? Wine of the Month Club. I think you get the point... You'll score points for knowing her so well, and she will love the monthly surprise.
Lingerie. OK. So, I could not get through a post about Valentine's Day without a nod to the skivvies. But, I myself am a more practical girl. I'm not prancing around in a lace pink baby doll--ever. I'm just not. But, I do get down with some cute Hanky Panky boy shorts and I'm pretty sure the man friend does as well. Buy her six of your favorite colors here, wrap them in a cute bow- and you've outdone your standard half dozen roses.
But, really- men- whether you are buying your lady these items, or simply writing her a nice card, it's all about showing that you care. And all my single ladies? You buy yourself whatever you want! I always say, you are your own best Valentine.