I’m super easy to buy for, so if anyone says that I’m not, they’re either a liar or a quitter! 😉 Here are some ideas as to what makes me (and most girlie girls) happy, and pointers for finding what your Love may enjoy and think outside the box.
My personal material obsessions are shoes, bags, sunglasses, and lipstick. They need not be designer labels, just decent quality. The above images are only for guidance. It is generally more pleasant to receive accessories than clothing due to size discrepancies…unless you have the exact item number, color, and size written out for you. No one wants their Darling to give them the wrong size. It is not a big deal with shoes, but with clothing or lingerie, uhhhh…yes.
A few edible ideas…
What I prefer more than a box of crummy chocolates (I love chocolate, but epic chocolate) or a bouquet of red roses (I hate red roses. Make them white, ivory, or sterling)….. here are some sweet alternatives.
-Bring me a heart-shaped doughnut (or any doughnut) in the morning to have with my coffee, it makes for a perfect way to start the day. I love a doughnut. Not expensive, not hard to find, but I rarely buy them myself. What does your Honey adore, but rarely has?
-A bottle of Champagne is always a favorite and screams “You are special. Let’s celebrate!”. If too pricey, find a sparkling wine or juice. Something adorned, because it’s in the details.
-French Macarons. NOT macaroons…they are terribly different. Macaroons are a coconut gem, macarons are airy things of beauty. I like both, but prefer a macaron because I can’t make them myself. Rose, raspberry, and pistachio are my flavors of choice. Make sure you have the specifics about your Sweetie’s likes and dislikes.
It’s not Rocket Science, and you don’t have to take a loan out for any of them. Just find out what your Valentine’s favorite loves are…that’s what makes the difference. The things they don’t (or rarely), buy or can’t make themselves. Something they have said in passing or noticed they pointed out at a store. Do something different. If they do love flowers, give them a pass to the Botanical Gardens! I received that, and it was one of the sweetest gifts ever.
So, simply put, be thoughtful. If they don’t appreciate that, find yourself a new Valentine!
I hope your day is as sweet as you are!
Love and XO, Avery
Items shown above: Stella McCartney sunglasses, Casadei shoes, YSL lipstick, Chanel bag. Veuve Clicquot Rose’, Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Macaron maker unknown. Laduree or Le Macaron are personal favorites.