It’s not like we need an excuse, but Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat ourselves and/or a partner. For last-minute inspiration, check out these gifts. Each item I have tried and used myself, so I can verify that they’re worth investing in.
Cocoba is a premium chocolate brand made with the highest quality cocoa beans. For Valentine’s, they’ve created two heart-shaped chocolate bars — a pink heart-shaped one using freeze-dried strawberry pieces and white chocolate. The other is made with Belgian milk and decorated with white chocolate.
These hearts are super cute to share with someone special but also ideal for a Netflix night alone. They are handmade and taste delicious — you’ll notice the quality of the chocolate.
Ease into your day and snuggle up in the evening with the Milky Plant Mugs. Their chunky size is ideal for a hot drink. It has a thick handle which feels lovely to hold. The oven, dishwasher and microwave safe mugs are available in a soft lilac and neutral stone.
The lilac shade is the Courage Mug. This serves as a reminder that you can try again tomorrow as long as you keep going. It comes with a saucer that says ‘We Don’t F*ck With Cows!’. As a plant-based brand, it’s an ideal gift for a vegan or plant-based eater. The neutral stone is the Mindfulness Mug, which reminds us to focus on the present moment.
Currently, you can purchase one for you and your significant other and receive 27% off (while the offer lasts).
As a Christian student at an all-girls private school, author Elizabeth Hendrick struggled with accepting her sexuality. Convinced her feelings towards women were just a phase, she spent most of her twenties alone in London. With a need for change, she took a job offer in Tokyo, discovering an S&M scene that matched her longtime BDSM fantasies.
EXODAI is a raw, deeply honest memoir that shares Elizabeth’s personal journey to accepting herself. It’s filled with shocking accounts of her experiences in Tokyo’s BDSM scene, touching on both her emotional and psychological struggles. It’s one of those books you can’t put down — Elizabeth writes in such a way that you feel as if you are there with her.
Nothing screams Valentine’s Day like red — and this Scarlett Poppy shade is a stunning hue. Hydrating and creamy, the lipstick contains antioxidant-rich botanical oils to protect and repair. It’s also plant-based, cruelty-free and doesn’t contain irritants such as fragrance, GMOs and talc.
Awarded Allure magazine’s 2023 Best of Beauty Award for Best Cream Lipstick, it has intensive moisture that you’ll notice throughout the day. I wore mine all last weekend and didn’t have that horrible dry lip feeling. As well as intensively hydrating the lips, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and creates a plumper, fuller look.
If you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone, why not invite this rabbit to accompany you? The three-in-one Wiggle vibrator has 21 different vibrating modes and is made with high-grade silicone for safety and comfort. It’s also fully waterproof so you can take it with you in the bath or shower.
Having seen countless five-star reviews of this game on Amazon, I was eager to try it myself. Love Letter is a card game where you compete to get your letter into the Princesses hands first before anyone else. There are sixteen cards representing the Princess and those closest to her. Each card offers special abilities that can help you survive a round and knock out your opponents.
Win the game by receiving the most tokens from the Princess or being the last player in the game. If you’re staying in on Valentine’s, you’ll have a lot of fun with this. It’s easy to learn and fast-paced which makes it highly enjoyable.