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Valentine's Day Gift Guide The Mommy Avenger

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, it’s  a chance to shower those we love with tokens to let them know they are loved and appreciated, whether that be a romantic love or friendship. That’s why we want to share with you some favorite products that make great gifts for everyone you love.


IMG_5111Bridgewater candles make great gifts, especially in their sweet Valentine’s scents, like Love Notes that consists of bergamot, ginger, and roses, which is represents the holiday very well, and Kiss in the Rain.  Kiss in the Rain has a fresh berry scent that is a mixture of raspberry, black current, and strawberry–delicious!  I love burning these long lasting candles and the strong throw they have, especially on cold February days! Check out all the great scents available from Bridgewater Candles online.




lacoste noirblancTreat the man in your life to great smelling cologne this Valentine’s Day  with Lacoste’s fragrances. Pick from Eau de Lacoste Noir, a great composition of Watermelon, Basil, and Lavender mixed with a dark chocolate accord, Cashmeran, Coumarin and Patchouli, or Eau de Lacoste Blanc, a crisp, cool fragrance of Rosemary and Tuberose mix with Leather, Vetiver and Cedar Wood.  Both are great choices for the man in your life!

BEARDMAINTENANCESETThe Art of Shaving of course is one of our favorites for keeping our men nice and smoothly shaven, but for those that like to keep a beard, there are also great products available for them, too!  The Art of Shaving Peppermint Beard wash and Peppermint Conditioner cleans your beard and leaves behind a very healthy shine.  The wash is made up of a refreshing blend of Peppermint, Rosemary and Eucalyptus Essential Oils brightens the beard care experience with a fresh and invigorating scent, while the conditioner is infused with Olive Oil, Castor Oil, which condition, and a touch of Jojoba Seed Oil, the soothing element, the formula nourishes the facial hairs, imparting a natural shine and soft feel.  You have to love that!  Find these and other amazing men’s products at The Art of Shaving.


2 AcrossA night out on the town…..If you are in the New York City area at all around Valentine’s Day (or any Saturday night or Sunday afternoon) check out the rom-com play found off-Broadway, called 2 Across.

See what happens when two strangers, an uptight psychologist (Andrea McArdle) and an unemployed loose cannon ad man (Kip Gilman) find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives.

You can order tickets online for a fun night out here.





I am loving the Kissaholic aprodisicac plumping lip gloss from Booty Parlor.  Available in a variety of beautiful colors, these lip tints will have your lips tingling in no time.  The shine is oh-so-pretty and it leaves your lips feeling incredible!  Pick up your favorite color (or three!) here.





Searching for something original and fun for the lady you love?  Create an Origami Owl necklace!  Completely customizable, I love that you can select every element that goes into the necklace.  Charms that represent favorite activities, sports, kids, birthstones, you name and they have it!  I am a major Diet Coke addict and they even had a charm for that! There is nothing better than a very personal gift for the one you love.  You can learn more about Origami Owl and design your very own products by visiting their website.


Sweet-HeartIf you are looking for more personal and sensual gifts, Kama Sutra has a gCoconutPine_41cefd2a-4be5-4103-bd01-793e321dafa7reat selection of seductive accessories that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.  I am loving the body candles that smell so heavenly and can double as massage oil. The coconut pineapple and sandalwood scents are so great smelling.  Easy to use, simply light the candle and as the wax melts, you can pour it on your skin and it doubles as massage oil.  Really great consistency that feels amazing on your skin. The Sweetheart Kit is loaded with four products like the honey  dust and feather tickler, massage oil, and body cream all in a sweet strawberry flavor.



IMG_5032Valentine’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 truffles area 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!








If love the idea of creating some delicious treats for your family, why not whip up a batch of lovely mini cakes and delectable cookies with the Cake Boss bakeware for Valentine’s Day?These pans are the best when it comes to baking treats, especially with the help of little ones.



tulipsIf you are looking for a more traditional gift for Valentine’s Day, you can always choose a beautiful arrangement of flowers from Teleflora.  Always gorgeous and fresh, who doesn’t love a delivery of fragrant and vibrant petals to let her know you’ve been thinking of her? Whether she is a fan of roses, lilies, or orchids, you can create the perfect assortment unique to her.  I, for one, love the simple and elegant bouquet of Passionate Purple Bouquet. C’est tres belle, comme toi!






This Harajuku lovers Union Jack sweater is a perfect gift for my Jack Russell and for your own favorite pooch. Available at Petco, you can pick up a hoodie or toys for your pup that will have them feeling all sorts of comfy cozy feelings.







*products were received to facilitate inclusion in the guide, all opinions are my own.