But! Like I said, I'm one of the few. Most people I know enjoy it and since it's going to be creeping up on us in a few weeks, I thought I'd share some fun gift ideas I found on Etsy. There's nothing wrong with going the traditional flowers-and-candy route, but if you wanted something a little fresher, I found some non-traditional goodies that would be a nice change of pace:
|ring holder // earrings // pillow // garland|
My favorite in the "practical" group is the ring holder. I like having a spot to put mine when I'm doing the dishes or otherwise getting my hands gunky. The earrings and glitter garland are festive but not holiday-specific, so I like that you could use them for a lot of other things. And you know I love a good throw pillow. It wouldn't really feel like a post from me if I didn't show you one.
|paper flowers // scarf // clutch // necklace|
I rounded up a few things for Team Pink, too. These aren't just any old flowers, they're PAPER! Horticulturally-challenged people unite! I've been wearing a lot of scarves and gold necklaces lately, so I can personally recommend both things as gifts. And hello there, lace bag. You're looking pretty today.
|card // brooch // hand-painted hearts // hand warmers|
You know what? I like the idea of blue and turquoise working their way into the V-Day picture. Kind of like how pretty much any color is acceptable for Christmas decor these days, I'm a fan of branching out for other holidays, too. Turquoise and red has been a favorite color combination of mine for a while, and I'm happy to see it reppin' the love department this year. (I also want one of those hand-painted hearts to hang in my kitchen, pronto.)
What do you like to give (or get) for Valentine's Day? Do you go the candy-and-flowers route, or do you like to try something different? What's your favorite thing here?