Celebrating the special women in your life? Here are six sensational and affordable gift ideas. She might be celebrating at home and will love this V-day red chip and dip set from Rachael Ray. Check out some flirty sleepshirts for you or your BFFs from 3Wishes. If you’re wondering whether your prince “or princess” will ever come, there’s an unusual tarot deck that to personalize. Make V-Day look rosier, with heart-shaped sunglasses. Toast with limited edition bottles of Perrier. Boost your mood with a beautiful aromatherapy bracelet from Goddess Garden! All of these are budget-friendly!
V-Day In Perfect Red:
Valentines Day isn’t canceled, but it might be the year to stay home and cozy up with your bestie or your romantic special someone. A way to make the evening special is with this Rachael Ray Stoneware Dip & Snack Set in shiny Valentines’ Day red. Fill it with strawberries and cream, or crudities and dip, or whatever else is on the menu. It’s a nice touch for any stay-at-home V-day evening, for families, and eventually your next big party.
Platter + Bowl:
The elegantly curved 32 oz. dip bowl with dripped glaze is done by hand for a unique look. It’s paired with a large, elegantly curved 12.5″ red platter with plenty of room for crackers, chips, or other nibbles. Both pieces are crafted from high-quality ceramic and finished with a stain-resistant glaze, On top of that, the pieces are oven safe to 500°F. You can even pop the bowl into the microwave (or freezer). Both pieces are dishwasher safe.
Inspired by Hygge:
According to my information, Rachael Ray was inspired by her visits to Copenhagen and love of “Hygge.” In case you don’t know what that is, “Hygge” is a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). Price: $50. I’ll DIP to that! Visit the Pots and Pans website!
Intuitive Wisdom Tarot Cards:
What is your future? What questions do you need to ask? Does your bestie need a crystal ball?
Why not try a tarot deck!
Over the years advicesisters.com has reviewed a number of tarot card decks. Why? Because I like them! But Intuitive Wisdom Color Your Own Deck by Michelle Motouzas (Red Feather November 2020) really gives you the chance to personalize your cards. Used the meditative and artistic action of coloring and as the press information says: “harness your awareness and receive messages that the Tarot offers.”
There are 78 art cards showing animal archetypes. This deck becomes personal, and yours alone. You also get an instruction book to guide you as to the use of the cards. The author has her master’s in Shamanic Reiki and is a certified Healer and Medium.
It would be nice if the set included some pens to color the cards with, but I guess is that the idea is to use your own pens, crayons. inks or paints to express yourself. Even better, give this set to a friend who wants to know the secrets of the tarot or help guide her life in a “colorful” way. Buy This Book
3Wishes V-Day Sleepshirts:
I once said in an advicesisters.com holiday “for lovers” gift guide that if a man gives you a French Maids’ outfit, there had better be two tickets to France (business or first class) in the box as well! In other words, lingerie should also be for you, not just for your partner.
V-Day and Beyond:
With that in mind, or to gift to your besties, 3Wishes.com has ultra-sexy items, but also more wearable at home lingerie to gift your gal pals and for you just perfect for V-day. These 3 Wishes sleepshirts provide not just Valentine’s day fun, but also something flirty to wear all year round.
Sleepshirts VS Nightgowns:
These are sleep Shirts, not nightgowns. They will cover your assets, but they’re not going to hang past your knees. Check out the red and gold “Wine is my Valentine” with cute, cold shoulder styling. The white XOXO sleepshirt has XOXO “kisses” in gold lettering. Both are mini length.
I erred on the side of caution and requested an XL. I like my sleepshirts to be a little loose and these are somewhat body conscious. However, if you like to show off more, get your actual size. These sleepshirts are the perfect gift for a birthday or special occasion. What you do once your partner sees you in these is… is up to you!
3 wishes started online in 1998 and now is one of the largest online retailers of women’s sexy lingerie. Recently under new ownership, 3Wishes.com wants to make everyone’s wishes and fantasies come true. These sleepshirts prove that you can be flirty and sexy with your lingerie without letting everything show. However, if that’s the look you love, 3 wishes can grant it as well! Website: 3 wishes.com Social Media”: Instagram.com/3wisheslingerie Twitter.com/3WISHES_COM Facebook.com/3wishes.com
V-Day Hearts For Your Eyes:
Sunglasses really are a must, even in the Winter. To save your eyes and show your style, I selected these adorable WestEnd Hartford Gradient Sun from DiscountGlassses.com for just $29.95 with free shopping.
This particular style is definitely head-turning and especially cute for Valentines’ Day or weddings. But they offer100% UVA/UVB protection and a variety of tints styles. However novel, they’re still offering serious sun protection for your eyes. The actual glasses are nicely done, but if you don’t like them there’s a 365-day return policy.
There are tons of different styles of sunglasses and prescription glasses, But what’s really great is the 3D “try-on” feature. This feature takes a 3D model of you using your webcam or computer camera, and not only do you see how each frame and tinting might look, but you also get an approximate view of how they will fit on your face. Genius!
V-Day Bubbles: PERRIER® x MURAKAMI:
There is water, and then there is Perrier. Perrier is best known for its naturally occurring carbonation from the Vergèze spring in France. It has a distinctive green bottle and higher levels of carbonation than some of its competitors.
However, for V-day and beyond, what makes Perrier really unique is the collectible bottles. The company has had a long-standing creative relationship with great artists. For over a century, Perrier® has collaborated with some of the world’s most famous and distinguished artists, including Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Bernard Villemot, Raymond Savignac, among others.
Takashi Murakami is the latest artist to collaborate with Perrier for a special edition bottle. His famous, smiling flowers and characters: Kaikai and Kiki bring the promise of joy! For a limited time, you can get the Murakami designs on various sizes of Perrier. However, the collection launched in October 2020. Hurry, if you want to get some for your drinking please and for collecting.
A full range of bottles and cans is available now at retailers nationwide like Target and Wakefern. A special edition screen-printed 750mL glass bottle will be available exclusively through premium retailers Saks and Showfields for $3.99 in select markets. A select PERRIER®x MURAKAMI Original range will be released at retailers nationwide in early 2021.
These launched in October so you’d better hurry if you want to get yours. I saw them going for up to $40. If you can get these they’d make a festive V-day toast, especially for those who don’t want to drink alcohol.
Fashionable Way to Wear Aromatherapy!
Not all fragrance is meant to be applied directly to your skin. For example, you can make a fashion statement and take charge of your mood “on the go” with an aromatherapy bracelet like the ones from GoddessGarden. Their bracelets have silver charms with lava rock beads and different stones. They also feature different symbols: Serenity (hamsa) Perseverance (elephant) and Ambition (hummingbird) ($15/each). Alone, they’d make a beautiful and affordable gift idea. However, there’s more to these than that!
Our sample “Ambition” features marbled white Howlite with porous black lava rock. Lava rocks help to balance and ground you, while the white Howlite increases patience and boosts positive character traits.
To use the bracelet as designed, just dab a few of the porous beads with essential oil and it infuses into the beads. Breathe it in and enjoy aromatherapy wherever you are. The scent really lasts so you can enjoy it without dabbing more for a while.
The o.125 fl. oz. bottle of Goddess Garden organic aromatherapy oil ($10) is a small vial you can tuck into your makeup bag. Our sample was Pick-Me-Up, a blend of grapefruit, orange, peppermint, and jojoba oil. Although it’s tiny it is strong and you don’t need much. I assume you could choose your own essential oil if you already have a favorite. If not, Goddess Garden has a couple to coordinate with your bracelet. Visit Goddess Garden.