Oh sure, everyone knows you can’t really buy love. But sometimes when you find that perfect something, it can feel like a pretty reasonable facsimile, amiright? With that in mind, I took the liberty of pulling together a few Valentine gift ideas just for you. Or for your panicked significant other.

1. Heartprint Threads Wayra Blanket- Painting the Roses Red

Made from 100% high grade post consumer recycled acrylic by artisans in Ecuador. For every super soft and cozy blanket sold, Heartprint Threads donates a blanket to a local charity such as the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre.

2. Farrow and Ball Paint in Pink Ground

Don’t say it! This is not Millennial pink. Pink Ground is a lovely putty-ish blush paint that would work beautifully as a neutral to warm a north facing space.

3. Lush Ginger Bath Melt

Copper glitter, shea and coconut butters, coconut and jojoba oils.

4. Champagne De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies

Quite possibly the best champagne I’ve ever tasted. We celebrated with a bottle on New Years Eve in Portugal and I think Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect occasion for a do-over.

5. Butter Baked Goods Marshmallows

Little melt in your mouth Raspberry flavored goodness from Vancouver bakery Butter Baked Goods. I’ve made these marshmallows several times using the Butter Baked Goods cookbook, they are surprisingly simple and will ruin you permanently for store bought marshmallows.

6. Kate Atkinson Transcription

I’m about half way through this book and the intrigue is palpable. The novel centers around Juliet Armstrong, an eighteen-year-old who is recruited to MI5 at the beginning of WWII. The story alternates between her time during the war and her present-day life where an unsettling encounter brings her war time past uncomfortably close. Kate Atkinson is also the author of one of my all-time favorite novels, Life After Life, which I have read several times, and it’s sequel, A God In Ruins. Buy them all. Now.

7. Womens Nike Roshe One

I bought myself these beauties for Christmas and I do not regret it one little bit. Do I sometimes feel like I’m headed to my aquacise class at a Florida seniors complex? Maybe, but these shoes are so cushiony, and the iridescent leather so pretty, that you can call me Betty and toss me a flotation belt, because I ain’t giving them up.

8. Amour  by Morgan Kendall

Everything about this print is just right: the mid-century modern feel, the way the paper has been crumpled, the pink background and the elongated red font. It would look equally at home hanging in a bedroom or over a credenza.

9. Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour 512-Mythique

Chanel nail polish is my new obsession. It is goes on smooth and creamy, dries in half the time of other brands, and resists chipping like no other polish I’ve tried making it well worth the price. Treat yourself to a bottle of the top coat for added protection. I promise you two or three colors of this polish will replace ten of the cheaper stuff, the only problem is you won’t want to stop at just two or three.

10. Washed Cotton Duvet Cover- Blush

100% cotton, made in Portugal, the perfect warm blush color.

11. Valentina Tumblers, Set of 4

Picture it: a warm summer’s eve, a chilly white, and these delicate little tumblers. Juice glasses, you say? Oh no, I don’t think so.

12. Terrazzo Blush and Gold Plates

These disposable terrazzo print plates are next level. They might actually be nicer than my wedding china.

13. Flamingos Wallpaper

Gah, I LOVE this wallpaper. Sophisticatedly whimsical.

14. Staub Cast-Iron Round Cocotte- Grenadine

If I was so lucky as to own this gorgeous grenadine colored cast-iron cocotte, I really think I would be braising, roasting and stewing on a much more regular basis.

 

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