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It’s that time of year to start thinking about the people we love and to try to come up with fun gifts to shower them with affection.   Here’s some great ideas* we love!

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Who doesn’t love to hear all the ways you are loved?  It’s so nice to feel loved and appreciated, and not only on Valentine’s Day.  How about finding a way to express your feelings way beyond just one day? Etsy shop TexasHookandNeedle has just the thing.  365 cards that express some sweet sentiments.  Hide them in a pocket, in a lunchbox, anywhere you can think of, actually, to let that special someone know that you are so happy they are in your life.  These cards are printed on colorful, heavy weight paper, in lots of different fonts. You can order them pre-cut or save the cutting for yourself to save some money.  Either way you choose, I love the thought of doing this!

 

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Some say they wear their hearts on their sleeves.  I prefer to keep mine on my pajamas. Soma’s pajamas are by far my most favorite.  Super soft and luxurious feeling, they wash up so nicely and make you feel so comfortable while you are wearing them.  These pajamas are from the cool nights collection and come in a set.  This tee and ankle length bottoms   are the perfect pairing. They are the perfect weight to sleep in, so you don’t overheat.  These ones are especially great for Valentine’s with the saying “If you love me, let me sleep.”  Oh, yes, I agree!

 

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Soma has wonderful pajamas, but they are especially known for their lingerie and bras.  Women everywhere know the value of finding a high quality product that lasts while giving the support and comfort needed to get through the day.  Each item I have had the pleasure of owning is of exceptional quality and I can’t rave about them enough.  I find that the value you get exceeds the price tag, unlike other popular stores I have tried in the past.  For lingerie, Soma has some beautiful items for Valentine’s Day, as well, such as this intricate Flirting Plunging Sheer Sleep Chemise in black.  The feel of the fabric is so nice and the lace is very beautiful and delicate.  Absolutely lovely for Valentine’s Day or other special occasions.

 

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Looking for a more practical gift for Valentine’s Day for your sweetie?  How about this Alox limited edition 2016 Swiss Army Knife?  The orchid color is gorgeous and unusual, but the knife itself is everything that Victorinox is known for: rugged, strong, versatile and incredibly useful.  Loaded with a blade, scissors, nail file, screwdriver and key ring, but also coated in an extra strong coating for durability, this gift is a great one to give!

 

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Swiss Army isn’t just about rugged gear, though.  Did you know they carry delicious smelling fragrances for both men and women?  I am in love with this scent, Ella, from Victorinox.  Read the description of the perfume: Victorinox Ella is the fragrance of uncharted territories. It’s that feeling you got on that first trip to a foreign country, while gliding along in a river boat or stepping into an open market. It’s a romantic blend of fruits, flowers and spices that will awaken memories and inspire you to discover the world. It’s actually true!  It’s exactly what it reminds me of, as I traveled to London this past year.  It was exciting and exotic, yet soft and romantic.  This has quickly become my go-to favorite fragrance.  I love it!

 

 

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They even have fantastic colognes for men.  Rock Eau de Toilette is the latest scent from Victorinox Swiss Army and it’s incredible. Designed for the sophisticated man with an affinity towards a modern, urban lifestyle. This masculine scent combines a vibrant, spicy note with a mineral accent to offer an edgy, yet cultivated fragrance that evokes adventure. One look at the stone Victorinox emblem on the bottle and you’ll know that this is a fragrance for men who live life to the fullest. This scent is the perfect gift for the man in your life.

 
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We all know that chocolates and flowers are a must have for Valentine’s Day.  Check out this gorgeous arrangement courtesy of FTD.  The Vera Wang Endless Blue Fashion bouquet of Asiatic Lilies and Cream colored roses are so beautiful.  Off set by this cobalt blue glass vase, it is an eye-catching arrangement that is just different enough to stand out and be noticed a little bit more than the others.  I love that this is not your traditional Valentine’s red roses (although pretty in their own right).  Receiving this beautiful assortment made my day!

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Speaking of chocolates, Valentine’s Day would be the same without some sweet treats, right? These high-end delectable morsels are absolutely delicious and a fantastic treat for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Vosges chocolates are absolutely amazing! They are made of fresh ingredients and are best kept in the fridge until consumption.  High quality, fresh ingredients make for the best chocolates for sure! These heart shaped Dulce de Leche morsels are “Naturally-tinted white chocolate hearts enriched with strawberry and hibiscus powder and filled full of thick dulce de leche caramel kissed with Hawaiian black salt.”  Heaven in a box!

bohoLooking for jewelry for your sweetheart?  I love this untraditional artist whose Etsy shop is packed with gorgeous pieces. This bohemian necklace is awesome and so unique.  The cord is made from very soft, suede-like genuine leather that feels good around your neck.  A great gift that she will wear time and time again.  Amy, the owner of AmysLeatherLane, is extremely talented and will create a piece that will be thoroughly loved and enjoyed by it’s new owner. Be sure to check out her shop for all her other amazing designs, as well!

 

 

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own.