It’s officially February and that means a few things: you may have already forgotten what your New Year’s resolution was, a groundhog has decided the fate of the frost or lack thereof over the next few weeks, and in just a few days, couples get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
If you’re like me and can’t remember what you made for your New Year’s resolution, luckily you can decide to make a resolution any day of the year. The month of February is just as good as any other to get going on better habits or experience new things. So cheers to February resolutions!
As for the groundhog, my husband’s birthday is today, on Groundhog Day, as well as my parent’s wedding anniversary. So we’re annually tied to Punxsutawney Phil! My fingers are crossed he doesn’t see his shadow so spring comes sooner than later. I’m ready for warmer weather and of course, our much-needed rain.
And now, Vday. I personally am a big holiday person – from decorating to cooking to planning a gathering. To me, there’s nothing wrong with a holiday that is specifically to celebrate your love for someone! You also can’t go wrong when the traditional gifts are a) flowers and b) chocolate, right? That’s my kind of holiday!
Here are some of our ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts to check out:
We love this WoodKeeps wooden necklace! And even better that they’re made from a California artist based in Scotts Valley. Kelly and I will have more on this line of jewelry soon!
This shirt is just a no-brainer, right?
Every woman needs a signature perfume! If you don’t have one just yet, consider this one by Issey Miyake. It’s not overly floral or heavy but it’s very fresh smelling.
For Love of Lemons is one of my favorite brands, especially for lingerie like this Bat Your Lashes bralette. It’s super delicate and special feeling – and flattering for all body types (not just the super model look!).
Now, how about for him?
I’m loving these self-serve coffee pourovers. Especially if your guy is a coffee lover and on the go in the mornings, this is an easy way to get his Cup of Joe in. And this industrial one is pretty cool looking, right?
I found this shirt recently on Etsy that I really like, it’s all the groups of animals together in a spiral like “a bouquet of pheasants” or “a bevy of quail”. Who knew? Love it.
Another idea is this book, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures. A great reference guide for the simple stuff, and a nice coffee table book, this will speak to the inner utilitarian in him.
Lastly, a classic watch is always a good go-to. This one is simple, just the right price and a good color combo to go with a varied wardrobe.
I hope all our Cen Cal lovebirds have a great Valentine’s Day!