Valentine’s Day is one of our all-time favorite holidays! We just love love, and we love showing our friends and family how much we love them.
But there’s one major problem with the holiday of hugs and kisses: the gifts are lame. Here’s what’s wrong with the traditional Valentine’s Day presents and our recommendations for what you can give instead.
Candy is delicious, but not very thoughtful. It’s just too easy; after all, there’s nothing special about something that’s kept in the checkout aisle. Plus, with all health risks posed by sugar, it’s a well-meaning gift that comes with a side of diabetes.
Instead: give our pre-wrapped Hot Date Gift Set. With two lip masks, two eyes patches, and a Tidy Tresses headband, you’re giving an entire spa experience. It feels expensive, but at just $25, it’s super affordable.
Look, we love chocolate, but in addition to being packed with sugar, it spoils easily and isn’t vegan friendly. It’s also not very original and not very personal. And those heart-shaped chocolate boxes are downright tacky.
Instead: for the price you’d pay for a couple pounds of See’s chocolates, you can give an Infatuation Gift Set that has a luxurious lip jar, face mask, and full-body exfoliating washcloth. It will last way longer than a box of chocolate and will make the one you love feel pampered and rejuvenated, not bloated and full of regret.
A dozen roses lasts about a week and costs a small fortune. Sure, they look lovely, but you’ve also got to pray the recipient isn’t allergic to flowers and hasn’t had any previous bad experiences with them (like loser ex-boyfriends who bring over roses every time they cheat).
Instead: Opt for something that lasts way longer than flowers but costs about the same as a dozen roses: our Kissably Smooth Gift Set. Pre-wrapped and ready to give, this fantastic set includes enough skincare love to replicate a full day at the spa, complete with our Tidy Tresses Headband. It’s wayyyyy better than flowers.
Lingerie inevitably winds up shoved behind more practical pajamas and cozy sweatpants. Plus, it comes with certain—ahem—expectations. And then there’s the matter of guessing the right size.
Instead: choose our Twitterpated Gift Set, which is much more practical than lingerie. It comes with our gorgeous makeup bag, which can be shown off, and a whole host of our skincare favorites, so the one you love can feel pretty no matter what he or she is wearing.