Spread The Love With These 12 Gifts For Friends and Loved Ones
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The big day of love, lust, friendship and admiration is almost upon us — and we here at V are big on doing all the necessary prep in advance. On that acount, we are here today with our first, small-business-friendly V-Day gift guide that features everything from skin- and self-care items to comfy loungewear sets and high jewelry. No matter the gender, sexual preferences or interests your gift recipient has, we are here to make the exciting-yet-stressful gift selection journey a little bit easier for you this coming February.
Without further adieu, check out our top picks to commence your Valentine’s Day shopping spree below:
Keep It Clean Set, Alder New York ($42)
Express your love and gratitude with this vegan, clean and genderless body care set: this bundle is a perfect gift for someone who’s looking to kick their daily routine up a notch, trust us on this one. This one also gets brownie points for the clean, minimal design — how chic!
This ultra flirty mesh set is the cutest thing ever for V Day and beyond. Featuring all-over bow embroidery, sexy off-shoulder fit and ruched neckline, sleeves and hem for playful (and relaxing) time on your next romantic night in.
Shaper Bra, Boody ($16.95)
You can never have too many sports bras, amirite? This eco-friendly, affordable essential from Boody is sustainably made from Bamboo viscose, providing lightweight support for every-day fitness, fashion and lounging use. Coming in a variety of nude tonals and new colorways such Dark Olive and Navy, this one is a new celeb favorite flaunted by the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner. Cop one (or five) for yourself and your loved ones while supplies last!
6-Diamond Love Necklace, Cartier ($3,300)
An iconic symbol of love that transgresses convention — the recognizable screw motifs, ideal oval shape and undeniable elegance establish the piece as a timeless tribute to passionate romance. The ultimately luxurious, diamond-studded embodinement of love — an irresistible V Day gift for someone special in your life.
The Dart Jacket, AG Jeans ($255)
This unisex ‘Love Me’ jacket is a no-brainer gift for anyone you want to show love & gratitude to in your life — regardless of their gender and sexual identity. You can even go the cheesy/oh-so-cute route and get a matching piece for yourself — truly, the world is your oyster here.
Happy Cushion Mini Knitting Kit, we are knitters ($40)
As most of us have probably picked up a hobby (or two) over this year-long quarantine, it is very likely that you now have a die-hard DIY aficionado in your life. This easy-to-make cushion knitting kit makes a perfect gift for your favorite DIY-er — complete with all the knitting essentials one can ever need, it makes knitting love into every stitch easier than it’s ever been.
Want to give the stars and the moon to the most important people in your life? This hoodie & sweats set will allow you to do just that — and quite literally. Garment-dyed for one-of-a-kind style, each piece is entirely unique and delivers next-level comfort with its roomy silhouette and breathable fleece fabric.
Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Tool, Pink Moon ($32)
This heart-shaped, V Day-appropriate gua sha tool is a perfect gift for any wellness & skincare fanatic — designed to reduce puffiness, lift and sculpt facial muscles, promote elasticity in the skin and make one’s skincare work more effectively, this tool is great for encouraging lymphatic drainage and giving your loved one (or yourself) a few moments of relaxation. This traditional Chinese medicine tool also gets extra credit for the usage of rose quartz, which adds a cooling effect that helps to immediately soothe inflammations and reduce puffiness.
Benton Tool Belt, Rendall Co. ($80)
This one is a perfect number for any cooking and/or home improvement aficionado — versatile beyond just being a kitchen apron, this tool belt is great for any projects around the home, studio, and garden.
The (rooftop) tanning season will be upon us in just a few months, so why not prep for the occasion well in advance, before all of your favorite swim sets and accessories start to sell out? All of the Follow Suit styles are printed digitally to reduce fabric waste and allow for small runs, using less than 10 liters of water per meter (compared to 50 liters per meter of water required for screen printing) — no shame in this beach body game!
Northern Lights Dried Bouquet, Lovepot ($100)
Powered by its mission to let you appreciate the magically relaxing effects of cannabis without getting stoned (or trespassing the cannabis laws in your state), this flower arrangement service creates and delivers pretty & potent smokable hemp flower bouquets with all of the natural CBD and zero THC. Invoke all the positive feelings and none of the negative ones in the best, most lovable way possible!
Gingham Silk Corset, all is a gentle spring ($267)
A made-to-order silk corset fabricates from silk taffeta outer and high-quality cotton lining — if this is not the epitome of a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift, then I don’t know what is. With a few weeks left until the day that celebrates romantic love, friendship and admiration, why not plan in advance and take your gift-giving game to a whole new level?