Who says you have to stick to candy to have a good Valentine’s Day? Think out-of-the-chocolate box this year with these love-inspired gifts for all the special people in your life.
For your partner
1. Stamped spoon
Nothing says true love like a personalized spoon…right? I just love the idea of your partner sneaking down for a late night snack of ice cream only to have this reminder look up at him or her. (ThirtySixDesign on Etsy, $15).
2. Mug of love
Bonus points if you wake up early to start a pot of coffee. (MilkandHoneyLuxuries on Etsy, $18).
For the teacher
1. Wooden calendar
The Valentine’s Day gift that keeps on giving, this wooden desk calendar would brighten up any teacher’s desk and look great all year `round. (AFieldofSunflowers on Etsy, $20).
2. Pink index cards
Can you really go wrong with index cards for teachers? Aren’t they part of their job requirement? Think pink with these pretty cards. (ThePaperBasket, $3).
For your co-workers
1. A new notepad
How sweet is this note pad that isn’t just all business? It will make office doodling a whole lot more fun. (SimplyJessicaMarie on Etsy, $8.50).
2. A funny card
Crack your co-workers up with Valentine’s cards inspired with a little office humor. (DebbieDrawsFunny on Etsy, $4).
For the kids
I’m sorry, but you just can’t go wrong with bubbles for kids. They are cheap, fun and entertaining no matter what age they are. And if you’re feeling ambitious, you can even up the ante with this free printable for your littlest Valentine. (Carnival Source, $3.50).
2. Heart crayons
Strike up a conversation (get it?) with these cute and colorful heart-shaped crayons. You can also DIY these with some old, broken crayons you may have lying around the house if you’re feeling crafty. (KrazyKoolKrayons on Etsy, $6).
What better excuse to treat yourself to some fresh flowers than Valentine’s Day? They will brighten your mood and lift your spirits better than that box of chocolate you’ll just end up regretting anyways, right? (1-800 Flowers.com, prices vary).
2. A new journal
Write yourself a love story in a fancy new journal that will inspire you to think kind thoughts to the most important person in your life–you. (SimplyJessicaMaria on Etsy, $10).
TapGenes Takeaway: It doesn’t have to be candy to be a sweet gift this Valentine’s Day!
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