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Valentine’s Day for Everyone: A Gift Guide For Yourself

February 12, 2018

Hey, babes! This is my gift guide for Valentine’s Day, but rather than being for your significant other, this one is for YOU. Now it’s my belief that Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, but also a perfect day for treating yourself and taking care of yourself, if you’re single. Valentine’s Day has a very old and muddled history and I don’t think we truly know where it came from.

One legend states that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. Other stories contend that an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “Valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter that was signed “From your Valentine”.

Now after major marketing schemes and the commercialisation of Love, we have Valentine’s Day on February 14th of every year. Not everybody likes Valentine’s Day, because it is such a commercialised holiday and it can either make you feel pressured or alone, or perhaps you dont care much for it. I feel that its a great opportunity to be a day where you can declare your love for yourself. Sometimes we don’t always make time for ourselves or treat ourselves very often. Let Valentines day become a day for you!

Below is my gift guide for women and men. Of course, you might love or hate some of these products, but hopefully it can help you figure out what special things you can do for YOU.

FOR HER:

RODIN Olio Lusso Body Oil – Luxurious body oil because moistursing your body after a shower is super important!
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& Other Stories Sicilian Sunrise Roll On Perfume – Perfect for your bag or travelling

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Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic – Super affordable way to start using an exfoliating toner

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick “Desk to Disco” duo in Walk of Shame and Red Carpet Red – Love the formula of these that will be perfect for using on a daily basis

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Glossier Skin Essentials: Phase 1 Set – This is perfect to kickstart your collection if you’re new to a skincare routine, or if you use a multitude of products it’s a great way to simplify your skincare.

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& Other Stories sweaters – these are a little different than just your usual normcore sweaters and I really appreciate that. I provided a link to all of their knitwear.

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Réalisation Par The Alexandra Red Star dress – you can’t go wrong with a beautiful sundress that suitable for most sizes!

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Sennheiser’s open backed HD 598SR Headphones

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Apple Watch Series 3

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FOR HIM:

Nivea Creme Men – perfect for dry skin and for use all over the body especially in the Winter season.

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Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave balm with 0% alcohol – Honey, you need to take care of that skin after a shave when it’s super sensitive.

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Asarai Ultralight Moisturiser – Gender Neutral Skincare and as the company states ‘A daily cream that lasts as long as you do.’

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R.M. Williams Chinchilla boots – These are amazing boots made with love in Australia. They’re the perfect trans-seasonal boots.

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Sennheiser’s open backed HD 598SR Headphones

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Apple Watch Series 3

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Carhartt WIP Beanie – An oldie but a goodie, everyone needs one of these

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Uppercut Deluxe Hair Pomade – Keep that hair in check and smelling amazing with this pomade

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Calvin Klein 3 Pack Hip Briefs – Save money by getting a multipack and still feel luxurious every day with some Calvin Klein underwear.

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Harry D Koenig & Co 4 Piece Shave Set in Silver – Keep everything together on an attractive display and give yourself a more luxurious shave.

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Please let me know what you think of my guide and leave a comment!
What did you buy for yourself or your partner for Valentine’s Day and what do you plan on doing?
Let me know.

HUGS
x

Elise Santos

Elise Santos

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