Valentines Day Gift Guide (That She Really Wants)


Happy almost valentines day - whether you love it or hate it the day is almost upon us! I was inspired by my recent collaboration with Adore Me (not sponsored) to create a gift guide that I would actually love receiving - not the standard cheesy gifts that is so uncomfortable you can't stand it... So without further ado here are ten items I think any girl would love this V-Day! (take notes ladies and gentlemen ;))

1. The only item that is "basic" but yet so necessary. EVERY GIRL needs a good sleep set (in my opinion) you can also find amazing ones like this one from Target for not a lot of money - but you can also go ahead and splurge. Skip the slink silk we just want to be comfy!

2. Jon got me this for Christmas and I LOVEEEE IT. What a thoughtful gift for your girl or bff who lives in the bathtub (um me). This has a spot for your wineglass, phone and a stand for magazines and books - aka you can find me in the tub if you need me. Buy mine here

3. On the bath trend... who doesn't love a bath bomb! Let your loved one treat themselves at home with a spa night that doesn't need to break the bank or be crazy elaborate. (hint: this gift pairs great with #2) Buy the set I have my eye on here.

4. A flower - THAT DOESN'T DIE. Ok it eventually does but I would much rather have a single flower for a year than a bouquet of rose that wilt in a week (and they are the same price!).

5. On the flower trend... we all don't need flowers and if you are like me you really appreciate a good succulent. I think this is the perfect "on trend" gift this year + they last way longer than grocery store flowers and aren't very different in price. You can order this one online here.

6. Everyone needs a keychain and while this is "heart themed" it isn't cheesy AND It is customizable. Write you're loved ones name or a sweet message that they will see and use everyday. This one is on sale for $20 (w/ free customization) here.

7. I got Jon this star map for our anniversary and it was hard not to keep it for myself. They are so beautiful and don't even need a frame. You get to pick a location and day and have a printed out map of the star to keep forever - perfect for those galaxy or home decor lovers!

8. I love these shoes - again the heart says I love you but they are wearable year-round. PLUS they come in girl and guy styles so if you really want to go the extra mile this is a great couple matching opportunity! Find them here.

9. AN EXPERIENCE. Not everything has to be tangible! Some of my favorite gifts are memories. I just discovered AirBnB now has an experience tab where you can find things to do/gift in your city and they are crazy cool - everything from flying an airplane to taking a hike with a rescue pup! Find more info here.

10. Jewelry... such a classic BUT stay clear of valentine's marketed jewelry. Not everyone can pull off a pink heart year round. Keep it classy and timeless. Something like this pandora bracelet can be worn everyday!

I hope you guys found this helpful and got some new ideas for your loved ones! XO


The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide

       This Valentine's day I decided that a day of love no longer needs to be between a boyfriend and girlfriend because some of the people in my life that I love most are my best friends. This year I am celebrating them and thanks to Vera Bradley I have created the ultimate "Galentine's" day gift guide for all your beauty loving friends! Vera Bradley has been my obsession since around sixth grade and with their new gifts for Valentine's day the obsession continues, and I knew I had to get my hands on them!

    My favorite part of Vera Bradley products is that they make organziation cute! Organzie your girlfriend's make-up for travel with the perfect makeup case that holds not only the makeup but her brushes as well! It comes in so many colors that you are sure to find one for all your friends.

Now to fill the makeup case you are going to need to buy your gal a few things! I picked out my favorite products and brushes below to make this gift extra special!

         All you beauty lovers know that the real place a girl keeps the good stuff is in her bathroom. Pamper your girlfriends this year with an amazing luxe soap set. I love this one in Macaroon Rose  from Vera Bradley because it is the perfect girl scent with festive V-Day packaging!

Of course soap is not the only thing a girl needs to pamper herself. Along with the soap include some spa day essentials sure to make a night in with friends is a fun and relaxing one! Happy Galentine's Day friends! I hope it is filled with so much love no matter who you are celebrating!

This post is sponsored by Vera Bradley and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make With A City Dream possible!