It is that time of year again when red hearts, cute little cupids, and enormous teddy bears stalk the aisles at every store. Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and while traditionally, it was meant to be a day to express your love to a significant other; in our modern times, Valentine’s Day is a day to express love to not just the one that gets your heart beating faster, but as an expression of friendship as well.
So here are some fun ideas for gift-giving on Valentine's Day, whether your special Valentine is a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, or friend.
Balance Your Skin 3-Piece Set
We have to start with our very own Balance Your Skin 3-piece set. A beautiful, thoughtful gift for the beauty aficionado in your life, this set of luxurious, cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, plant-based products will have the gift receiver literally glowing with joy (and great skincare)!
The Balance Your Skin 3-piece set includes all three products: our deeply cleansing milk, our radiance boosting serum, and our facial recovery elixir. Use all three as part of a daily routine that purifies, renews, and nourishes the skin.
A Day at the Spa
One of our favorite Valentine’s gift ideas is a day at the spa. Showering your loved one or friend with several hours of being pampered by beauty professionals is a sure-fire winner.
It is a good idea to ask around and look at local reviews if you plan to give spa treatments as a gift. Do not be afraid to spend, either. In our experience, spa treatments involve more than just products to put on your face. They are an experience, and the ambience of the spa, along with the ability of the esthetician to bring about complete relaxation can be priceless.
In the Boston and greater Boston area, our favourites are Joy Skin Atelier (Charlestown), where the charming Rosie transports you to another world, and, the 1 on 1 Day Spa (Acton), situated in an historic building and offering a variety of treatments to get your skin glowing.
A Complete Makeover
Sometimes, our loved ones get stuck in a rut. It happens - life can become a routine and it becomes really hard to break out of it. If you think your special someone could use a change, gifting them a makeover could be a great way to show you care, whether they’re a guy or a gal. A quality makeover can include not just hair and skin, but also styling. We recommend specialist boutiques like Clementine (Wellesley, MA), or style consultants like our fave, Tara West, to assist in those style makeovers.
It has been said that beauty is only skin deep. We disagree. In fact, our philosophy here at Poethique is based on the principle that inner beauty not only exists but it trumps outer beauty. As such, we are big advocates of making time for yourself. Scented candles can be very helpful as a way of creating a peaceful and relaxing environment for that time spent in self-care. Their soft glow makes for a tranquil and serene environment. We are currently obsessing over Diptyque’s Rose-scented duo.
New, Extra Soft Linens
Very few of us would argue against getting more sleep. Show your Galentine/Valentine you care that they’re getting their beauty rest, and gift them a set of new, extra soft linens. The right linens make for more comfortable sleep night after night. And with restful sleep, anyone's daily beauty regimen is greatly enhanced. Look for linens that are made with long-staple, Egyptian cotton for an extra-luxe touch.
Valentine's Day is a day for showing those we love most just how much we appreciate them. And remember, above and beyond any product you might buy for your loved ones, the gift of your own love and dedication is the most important. Make the time this Valentine's Day to treat those you love most, as the truly special people they are.