Our Cupid-approved Valentine’s Day Gift Guide is full of my favourite pretty little things! From hand-made gifts to the most adorable pink sweater, I have loads of ideas guaranteed to win hearts (even if it’s your own)!
My mom gifted me a vintage mini heart shaped cookie cutter years ago, and since then Valentine’s Day has become one of my favourite holidays. Truth be told I’m a bit out of control with this thing – but the world needs more heart-shaped things as far as I’m concerned so there’s no stopping me now. The baking, the colours, the love; it’s a light, feel-good celebration we all could use right now.
And I also love any excuse to tell those closest to me that I ADORE them! Phone calls, flowers, cards, baked goods, and of course little gifts. While this post shares some things that you can buy, the very best gifts are always those that are homemade. And quite frankly, the very best present of all is the gift of time and kindness. Time feels so precious these days, and goodness knows the world can always use more kindness. Should you be interested, here are a few of my favourite ways to spread love.
DIY Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Looking to get creative and give a gift made with love? You could always make this incredible and simple Pink Peppermint Body Scrub (and use any essential oil you wish to replace the peppermint) and just tie a pink ribbon around the jar. Or try these Sweetheart Lavender Magic Bags for a cozy homemade gift (you need a sewing machine). Flex your baking skills and whip up some delicious Chocolate Coconut Love Bites (tastes like a Bounty bar) or a show-stopping Strawberries & Cream Tart! If breakfast is your jam why not add a heart shaped waffle iron to your kitchen (I’ve had mine for 20 years and it’s still a hit). When in doubt fresh flowers are so special, and easy to drop off to your loved ones (and secret admirers!). This leopard dress (below) is my new fav dress and under $30.
1. Floral Top | 2. Olive Leaf Studs | 3. Pink Sweater | 4. Decorative Beads | 5. Olive Leaf Necklace | 6. Untamed | 7. Canon Ivy Cliq Plus | 8. Bath Mat | 9. Lip Mask | 10. Cardigan | 11. Chanel Perfume | 12. Five Minute Journal | 13. Bath Robe | 14. Lipstick |
Shopping for your girlfriend, wife, mom, or gal pals? This guide is full of thoughtful gift ideas that will definitely make her feel the love on Valentine’s Day. With beautiful jewelry from Cara Cotter like these studs and necklace, to self-care necessities like a soft robe (perfect for watching the Notebook & enjoying chocolates in BTW).
Give the gift of cozy hug-worthy sweaters (my go-to these days), like this cream cardigan (a closet staple) or this bold pink sweater that is SO cute!!! Any occasion is a good occasion for cute home goods like this bath mat that quite literally has stolen my heart, or these beads that I own that are perfect to drape over a mirror or books on a coffee table.
1. Fraîche Wine Guide Print | 2. Champagne Flutes | 3. Salt Cellar | 4. Cookbook | 5. Bottle Opener | 6. Kitchenaid Stand Mixer | 7. Crock | 8. Tea Towel | 9. Cheese Knife | 10. Cake Stand | 11. Coasters | 12. Dishware | 13. Marble Love Cheese Board | 14. Food is Love Print
One thing holds true for these items: They’re as thoughtful and beautiful as they are practical!
Have a foodie who needs a little pick-me-up? Want to get something V-day themed for yourself (I encourage this)? These incredible foodie inspired gift guide features items I ADORE and can be used and enjoyed any time of year. Our Fraiche Prints make easy and thoughtful gifts like this Wine Guide, Food is Love, or any others on our site. Print it at home or at a local print shop, pop it in a frame and violà!
A little shameless plug – you also can’t go wrong wth a bottle of vino, our Fraîche Food Full Hearts cookbook (which has a Valentine’s Day menu all set out for you) and a set of marble heart coasters. Or how about whip up something sweet (maybe this Strawberry & Cream Tart or these adorable Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes) and pop it on a cake stand. And speaking of cakes, can we talk about the pink Kitchenaid Mixer…?! J’adore!
Happy gift giving!