When people talk about self-love during Valentine’s Day, it’s often assumed that they are spending it alone. But the truth is, even if you are in a relationship, it’s important not to forget to honour yourself amid all the festivities. Here are 13 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the most special and under-appreciated person in your life—you. —Christina Armanious
WonderBra Comfy Glamour Lace Bralettes: When it comes to comfort, we speak for most women when we say the right bra is everything: shape, support, stretchy straps, no metal hardware–the whole shebang. WonderBra’s romantic Valentine’s Day collection not only invites women to feel their best but look their best too with the Comfy Glamour Plunge Lace and Deep-V wireless bralettes. Coming in a variety of colours from Vintage Car Red, Rustic Berry Red, Latte Lift and Urban Lilac, ring in the season of love by gracing your lingerie with a romantic and feminine touch.
Designs by MNK Personalised Jewelry:We can’t think of a better personalised Valentine’s Day gift than customised fine jewellery that honours you; the plus points are that they’re tarnish and water resistant, and affordable without compromising its elegance. Check out the 10K solid gold heart-shaped birthstone ring, adjustable letter band and diamond initial necklace from Designs by MNK, a Toronto-based jewellery brand, designed to provide you with your everyday ‘finishing touches.’
loveTO Valentine’s Box: The self-care gift box that keeps on giving. Stoic Beauty launched their first ever limited-edition Valentine’s Day bundle designed to satisfy your smell, taste and touch senses in the most relaxing way your body knows how. Created in collaboration with small business makers from three Toronto neighbourhoods, The Junction (Stoic Beauty), Fort York (Steven Tran Chocolates) and Parkdale (A.P.G. Candles), you can pamper your way through the city from the comfort of your own home.
Overnight Resurfacing Body Peel and Bamboobuff Exfoliating Polish: One of the best ways to show yourself some affection is by giving your skin the TLC it deserves. Newly launched in February 2023, BeautyCounter released two new face and body exfoliating products as part of their Reflect Effect line. The Overnight Resurfacing Body Peel, formulated with a blend of AHA’s, stimulates cell turnover without overdrying, resulting in smooth, radiant and enriched morning skin. The Bamboobuff Exfoliating Polish, a waterless formula made with only two ingredients, is designed to give you a custom exfoliating experience when mixed with a cleanser of your choice.
Kindle Paperwhite: Do you want to get back into reading? Want access to millions of cheap and free books with the click of a button? The Kindle Paperwhite is definitely worth the investment. Aside from its obvious function: reading and storing all your books on one device, the Kindle allows you to track your progress, look up definitions (even translate passages!), and highlight and annotate pages. It’s easy on the eyes and reads like an actual piece of paper, our favourite feature being its glare-free display and ability to read in any type of lighting. Its portable size, Wi-Fi access and waterproof construction makes it easy to take anywhere with you, whether it’s to the beach or a Harry Styles concert to show him that you are not like most girls. The best act of self-love you can do for yourself this Valentine’s Day is to re-kindle old, healthy habits (excuse our pun) or begin new ones!
MOB Beauty Hyaluronic Highlight Balm: Valentine’s Day may be the season for making people blush but we think this highlighter (MOB Beauty’s newest launch) will flatter you just as much. Available in four different shades and filled with hyaluronic acid, ceramides and squalene, apply this balm to your upper cheeks, brow bone, tip and bridge of your nose, chin, and cupid’s bow for an everyday glassy radiance.
Maia Period Relief: The self-love gift your body will forever thank you for: instant period cramp relief. With the combination of heat and massage therapy at three different settings, you can strap the Maia to your belly or lower back to ease cramping, reduce bloating and relax your muscles. With its silent mode, lightweight design and ability to fit unobtrusively underneath clothing, you never have to worry about leaving your house in pain again, whether it’s going to work or meeting up with friends.
Sleeper Feathered Party Pyjamas: Put the beauty back in beauty sleep with these flirty and fabulous pyjamas that will make you say “oh-la-la.” With a variety of colour options (one of which was worn by Mindy in Season Two of Emily in Paris), chic feather motifs and a mother-of-pearl button placket, these PJs are exactly the type of thing you would wear to a black tie pyjama party–except you don’t need an excuse to look à la mode in your own bedroom. This self-love season, indulge in a pair of Sleeper pyjamas because you deserve to go to bed feeling fancy, wake up feeling fancy, and lounge at home being fancy.
Heart-Shaped Double Wall Mugs: I’m sure we all have that one mug in our kitchen that makes our coffee and tea taste better for reasons we can’t explain, but we’re confident these double wall heart-shaped mugs will become your new favourites. Aside from being transparent, allowing you to admire the contents of your beverage, the double wall glass keeps your drink hot or cold for longer, while satisfyingly framing the liquid in the shape of a heart. It’s like drinking a cup of love every day.
Slip Blossom Nights Gift Set: This limited-edition gift set will make people wonder if you really ‘woke up like this.’ Complete with a pure silk pillowcase and two silk scrunchies, this sleep kit aids in wrinkle protection, smoother and healthier hair, and hydrated and soft skin. The refreshing feel of the cool-to-the-touch pillowcase will also ensure you sleep comfortably.
Pandora Moments: If your love language is gift giving, we’ve found the collection for you. Dainty enough for everyday wear (we’re talking brunch to black tie parties) but distinctive enough to stand out, Pandora Moments is channelling some serious Queen of Hearts energy. From signature snake chain necklaces and bracelets with infinity heart-shaped clasps, to bracelets, earrings and rings with delicate heart motifs (one with a cute engraved message on its interior), show some unbridled self-love everywhere you go. Some of our favourite pieces include the Studded Chain Necklace and Bracelet, Radiant Heart Pavé Signet Ring, Two-tone Radiant Heart Hoop Earring Set and Radiant Sparkling Hearts Ring.
Luxury Towel Warmer: Imagine getting out of the shower or coming back home from a long day of work and all you want to do is throw on something warm and relaxing–and we are not talking about your fuzzy fleece or wool sweater. This portable towel heater can warm up anything from your clothes, towels, pyjamas, blankets, bathrobes and more within minutes. It has the capacity to fill two oversized towels, and you never have to worry about overheating with its auto shut-off feature. Nobody deserves an at-home deluxe spa experience like you.
Sheertex Rip-Resistant Tights: We do not need to get into the advantages of owning a pair of tights that don’t rip when you try to put them on, sit down, or move your lower body in any way. Luckily, the Canadian-owned brand Sheertex developed long-lasting, durable tights made from polymers, a material commonly used in bulletproof vests. Having successfully completed a burst, abrasion and tensile strength test, the tights have been proven to withstand any sort of contact or pressure. Perfect for everyday wear and available in a variety of patterns, styles, colours and sizes, you never have to worry about your tights ruining another cute outfit again!
February 9th, 2023 at 11:40 am
Love the article!!! Yes I need to treat me, and will buy myself one of the pandora collection, thanks to the writer for reminding me of the importance of me ❤
Well written article, with tons of great ideas