Valentine’s Day is a sweet opportunity to remind the people in your life just how much you love them, whether it’s your spouse, your girlfriends, your children, or other family and friends. “Cupid’s holiday” is a great time for intentional giving and gathering, so we’ve put together a few suggestions to make your February festive:
Valentine’s Day (or week!) is meant to be celebrated with the people you hold dear, including your girlfriends! Host a mother-daughter tea or ladies brunch for the occasion, or just drop off a thoughtful note and gift, like this $25 glass heart bowl or a festive Rose Delight candle (which lasts much longer than a fresh bouquet!):
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Scroll and click below for more gift ideas for all your GALentines this year:
FOR LITTLE ONES
These GAIA Pouches are perfect to stuff with treats for a mini Valentine but cute enough for year-round use. They are just the right size to fill with pencils, notes, hair accessories, or anything other little things your girl likes. Best of all, they are handmade by refugee artisans in Dallas, so they include some extra love and impact!
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Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without some sweet treats! This “Bear-y Cute Bear” full of sour gummies is adorably delicious, or try styling a batch of cupcakes for your kids or their class with this Valentine Cupcake Kit from Meri Meri!
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For little guys, these melamine construction plates are perfect to serve up heart-shaped pancakes and other holiday-themed eats all Valentine’s week long (and beyond)! Purple Berry Gifts offers several variations of these precious personalized plates for children and any occasion:
Photo by Purple Berry Gifts
Here are some more Valentine’s gifts and goodies your littles will love:
Kids’ class valentines are some of the most fun goodies to put together each year. Involve your children in the gift assembly and share a conversation about why love is worth celebrating and how it’s nice to share encouraging notes and thoughtful treats with friends on Valentine’s Day. Last year, my oldest son handed out boyish, shark-themed Valentine notes with temporary tattoos by Meri Meri, and they were a hit!
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This year, I’ve ordered my boys’ class valentines from Love Lucy, which offers some of the cutest cards and tags online! They can be ordered as printables or made custom for your child. Love Lucy has a lot of great valentines options, including these pirate notes for boys and many variations to choose from for girls, too!
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These are some more creative options for your children’s classmates:
In our house, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love, but we celebrate familial bonds on this holiday, too! Lolli picked out these mugs (similar linked here) for my husband and me with the boys last year and they bring just as big a smile to our faces as the coffee inside each morning!
This holiday is also a great opportunity to create family traditions and #intentionalmemories around the breakfast or dinner table! Set the table with heart, and enjoy a festive Valentine’s Day with your family by adding this heart-shaped pasta to the menu and using bakeware that’s just right for the occasion:
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Speaking of family time, Valentine’s is a great excuse to get your kids in the kitchen cooking and baking! Top your treats with sprinkles from Sweets Indeed, which makes small-batch creations like their signature “Candyfetti,” “Sour Lollis,” and “Candy Kabobs” from sunny Southern California.
Photo by Sweets Indeed
Enjoy these additional ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts and goodies for the whole family:
Now, while you’re doling out all this love, don’t forget to treat yourself, too! Exercise some self-care this February by creating an in-home spa experience! Settle into a warm bath fragranced with luxurious rosy bath oil, then throw on these soft silk pajamas. Pamper parched lips with moisturizing collagen lip masks, and get some quality beauty sleep with a pretty monogrammed sleep mask you’ll enjoy throughout the year!
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And while you’re in a pampering mood, here are some more goodies right for the occasion:
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