You know those people who deck their homes for Christmas with neon lights, bells and whistles, inside and out? They may wear red and green all month, and have little jingle bells hanging from their ears. They lOVE that holiday with all their being. Well, that is how I feel about Valentines Day, I do wear a lot of red in February, but it’s also the American Heart Association campaign to wear red for heart health in February, so I can get away with it. I also decorate my house a bit, but really how far can you go with the hearts and the red without it taking on the look of a brothel? My complete ardor for Valentines Day may have a tiny bit to do with the fact that it happens to fall on my birthday, but how can you not love a holiday that is all about love?! Because Valentines Day makes me so happy, I truly enjoy spreading the love with gifts and cards for my kids, my friends, and of course the love of my life, my Husband. Here are a few fabulous finds this year for the ones you cherish.
Vosges Chocolates: I blame this little obsession on my friend Lisa who discovered Vosges when she lived inLincoln Park in Chicago way back as Vosges opened their first boutique in that area. Their packaging is exquisite, so it always makes a great gift to send, and the the contents are sublime! Their Chocolate flavors are curated from around the world, like the spicy dark chocolate Aztec collection (my favorite), or the Naga bar with flavors from India like curry and coconut. Sampling the exotic flavors is an adventure in every bite!
The Best Friends Bangle set by Alex & Ani. They are an amazing Jewelry company that serves as a great example by giving back to society. How much do you love this bracelet set!? Their bangles have become hugely popular, and just in time for Valentine’s Day they launched the Best Friends bangle set. This is a beautiful way to share the sentiment that you care, and 20% of the proceeds from this set goes to The American heart Association to help save lives. So you are really giving twice with this gift!
The FEED (RED) LOVE 30 bag is another great gift if you like the idea of giving something that also helps others. I love the look of it, and each bag purchased provides about one month of life-saving assistance in food and medication to someone in need.
Have you seen the new Tony Duquette Jewelry collection by Coach!? Beautiful! Any of the brilliant baubles in this line are sure to please!
Sometimes it’s the little things…at Starbucks if you pick up one of these cute cards in stores now, then on any day between now and Februaury 14th you can bring it in after 2pm and buy one Caffe Mocha or Hot Chocolate and get one free for your friend.
Happy Valentines Day! It is all about love! So share it!