As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about….more Valentine’s Day gifts! Let’s face it, some holidays are geared to the ladies; anniversaries, Sweetest Day and Valentines Day. We girls like to feel cherished and appreciated and what better way to let us know how much you love us than showering us with thoughtful presents!?!
Gifts needn’t be extravagant to be thoughtful (though that’s never a bad option). Personally, I’m not the particularly mushy, romantic type. A floral bouquet doesn’t really do it for me; flowers don’t last forever and I can pick up a fine bouquet at the grocery store. I may be completely off the mark, but I don’t consider lingerie a gift for me; sorry honey, I’m just a flannel and fleece girl at heart (especially with the recent blizzard and plummeting temperatures).
Big or small, I love a present that is meaningful to a shared memory, or commemorates my interests, passions and personal style. As I was cruising around town, I snapped a few photos, you know, for…..inspiration.
I’m just spit-balling here, but there’s nothing wrong with a visit to your local fine jewelry store. I happened to notice quite a few sparkly baubles in the window at Altobello in Town Square; earrings, bracelets, necklaces. After all, diamonds (and pearls, semi-precious stones, gold, platinum, silver…..) are a girls best friend!
Fashions are always a welcome treat. While it may be freezing cold outside, nothing can dampen my desire for spring! Frankly, I’m rather tired of bulky sweaters and turtlenecks, I long for three quarter length sweaters and fun, flirty tops.
Banana Republic is currently featuring fresh transitional pieces that will enhance your winter wardrobe, while setting the tone for the warmer months to come. Grey’s, sliver, lavender’s and mauve’s are simply stunning! Pick up a sweater, a top and a great accessory, like an evening bag for your sweetie.
The iconic animal print remains a huge focus at Ann Taylor. This season it’s featured with interesting embellishments, color and drape. What gal wouldn’t welcome a little animal behavior!
Of course, costume jewelry is another great way to add some pizzazz to your daily wardrobe. Why not swing by Miroballi and check out their selection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets? A great handbag, in an unexpected color and texture, is also a great way to infuse some personal style. And don’t forget accessories for the home. A gorgeous picture frame with a cherished family photo is always appreciated!
Fragrance is a lovely and welcome gift. Bath and Body has some beautiful bath products, already bundled for quick and convenient gift giving. Of course for fine fragrance, Ulta has an enormous selection. I absolutely fell in love with their featured scent; Poppy by Coach. It’s a beautiful and modern floral.
For the girl that has it all, why not stop by Border’s and pick up an E-reader? Okay girls, this is one for the fellas too. The E-reader is no bigger than a journal and can easily slip into your purse, diaper bag or brief case.
Because more of everything is always better, why not swing by Hallmark and check out their enormous selection of Vera Bradley bags? We moms are always schlepping books, snacks, beverages, sports accessories, calendars and schedules, basically our entire lives, with us every day. Why not do it in style? Vera has a pattern and color palette perfect for everyone. Besides, collecting Vera’s is an obsession for some. What a fantastic gift to build upon for Mother’s Day, birthdays and Christmas!
More celebrating, more love, more Valentine’s Day, more thoughtful gift giving….