Celebrating Valentine's Day can be fun, but I like to celebrate the people I love every day.
I love gifting, so any excuse, any day on the calendar or Hallmark holiday is a good enough reason. So here are a few of my favorite gifts this Valentine's season (and beyond). Since we’re all spending more time at home, I’ll start with a few cozy gifts to enjoy in the comfort of your home, while celebrating Valentine's Day with your loved ones.
This weighted robe feels like a hug. It instantly provides the gift of calmness and relaxation to the wearer.
(Use CODE: LISA 10 for a discount)
I saw these beauties online and had to order them for myself to see if they’re worthy of their cult following. Verdict: they are.
Alameda Turquesa hand beads each slipper that’s lined with the softest fur. Definitely a chic upgrade to the ubiquitous Ugg.
I love a cozy pajama and these have the look and feel of far more expensive pjs from Impress Gifts NJ. They can be personalized and have made a great gift for a friend, a mom, a pair for a bride & groom, new parents (matching baby onesie available too).
I also love this style from GigiandLo, for the kids and adults in your life. It comes in fun colors and fabrics.
Serving With Love
What better way to show your loved ones your love than by making (or just buying and serving) their favorite soup or mini cake in a cute heart shaped vessel. These Staub Mini Cocottes are perfect for a bowl of soup (if you’re up for cooking, try this zucchini soup or this hearty mushroom barley soup or if baking and chocolate are more your thing, try these individual chocolate soufflés.
While we’re into foodie gifts, nothing says I love you S’more like this S'mores kit from Current Home. It’s perfect for all seasons, a fun activity and a beautiful set.
Fun & Games
I have always loved customized gifts. This tic tac toe set has been a go to for me for so many occasions. It’s great for a new home, bat mitzvah, hostess, or I have even given it for an engagement with the couples initials and a heart to interchange for play. Even if you don’t play, it’s a fun and personal piece of décor. Jax Gifts is one of my favorite gift resources for all occasions.
Sometimes a gift is an experience to enjoy and remember. Some of my favorite gifts have been trips to exciting or relaxing destinations. While we may not be travelling as much as we used to, and many trips have been postponed, here are a few of my favorite experiences to enjoy at home.
Pizza Night Done Right
If you missed a trip to Italy, try having a slice of Italy that comes to you with Pizza Night in Aqua e Grano.
Celebrating Valentine's Day with someone you love, or enjoying a fun and different dining experience would be perfect with fresh handmade organic sourdough pizza.
If you postponed a trip to Napa or the Loire Valley, WineDownNJ will provide the ultimate wine tasting experience. They bring the wine, the sommelier, and the delicious accompaniments to go with it. All you need to bring is your best nose and get ready to taste and enjoy. For more pictures from my own experience click here.
If it was a trip to Tokyo that you were hoping for, then call Masuda Omakase to provide the ultimate fine sushi dining experience. With the best quality fresh fish, and attentive service, the Omakase experience at home comes with a complete sushi chef takeover of your kitchen, all tableware and service for a decadent night in for any sushi lover.
If Glamping is more your style, a Picnic Bubble may be for you. Lavish Picnics by KD can set up in your backyard (with heaters!) or in your living room if you prefer to experience the great outdoors from your windows.
Bonus, you can use CODE LISA15 for a discount on your Picnic Bubble all year long. They also create outdoor movie night set ups.
Flash Flower Box
Flowers are great, but what about learning how to arrange your own Flowers? Besides the stunning florals, the creative process is a gift in and of itself.
Lewis Miller ships a beautiful collection of fresh flowers that can be arranged at home with an instructional video to guide.
If you wanted to feel like you’re on a beach somewhere particular or just anywhere, then a spray tan is a great gift to yourself or a friend who is missing their golden glow from the sun.
If you’re hoping for a spa trip, I love this massage table so you’re always ready to have an at home spa day. One of my favorites in the NJ area is @yennyf. She is offering a special if you mention CODE LISA 10 when you book.
You can also book through TheSkoop.Inc for a massage and other tried and true spa services on demand to the comfort of your home in the NYC area. Or the Zeel app can help you find a masseuse anywhere across the country.
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s or Galentine’s, Challah-tine’s Day with your loved ones!