Gifts for your Boo (and you)
What to get this Valentine’s Day- MP Edition 018
Valentine’s Day has a bad rep of being a cheesy holiday. Stereotypical presents run the gamut from red velvet heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to big bouquets of flowers. A big difference between Valentine’s Day gifts and other holiday gifts is that you can get couples’ gifts! If you’re looking for a gift for your boo (and you) that’s a little less basic, we’ve put together a Valentine’s Day gift guide to help to shop this year.
What’s more romantic than re-enacting the scene from Ghost? Take your Patrick or Demi for night of sculpting clay. You’ll walk away with a couple of misshapen mugs (unless you’re a pottery pro) and some memories to cherish forever. Try Claymates Ceramic Studios in you’re in Vancouver!
You don’t always have to go with a tangible gift. A trip is a great experiential gift for both of you, and the possibilities are truly endless. Book a charmingly rustic Airstream on the island, an exotic beach getaway, or even just a weekend staycation.
A homemade meal
Another idea is to cook a delicious meal for your partner. Nothing says “I love you” like crafting a menu of their favorite dishes. If you’re a culinary whiz, it’ll be a real treat for your SO. And if you’re not a pro in the kitchen, it’s the thought that counts (plus you can get a little help with meal prep services like Chef’s Plate or Hello Fresh these days. We won’t tell 😉). Alternatively, you can sign up for a couples cooking class and make a scrumptious meal together.
Hear us out - we know that a vacuum may not be high on your list of romantic gifts but relieving each other of the burden of vacuuming is. With a Roomba, there will be no more arguing about whose turn it is to clean!
Talk a walk down memory lane and curate some of your most treasured moments in the form of a photobook.
This Valentine’s Day treat you and your SO to a better night’s sleep with a new mattress. We like Casper for its cooling memory foam, pressure-relieving design, and overall comfort.
Make sure all your future moments are captured with a Fujifilm camera that prints out polaroids instantly.
A Valentine’s gift doesn’t have to break the bank. Grab your favorite bath bomb, light some candles, and have a romantic bath together. Try Lush’s Sex Bomb for a sexy time.
Because nothing says love like “I don’t want your phone to die”. Try this one from Amazon.
Cartier Love Bracelets
Cartier Love bracelets are on the more expensive side but a timeless display of affection. This way, you can both wear your heart on your sleeve ❤️.
Of the adult variety 😏. Check out this guide for the best sex toys for couples to use together.
Some other ideas that don’t cost a dime
A promise (and extreme exercise of willpower) that you won’t sneak an episode of a show you’re watching together without them
Letting your SO choose where you guys dine out for the next few meals (and no vetoes!)
All the single ladies 👯♀️
All the single ladies, we see you! Valentine’s Day is not just for couples. We’ve rounded up some gifts are that are great to give your friends for Galentine’s day or even just a gift to treat yo’ self (because you deserve it!).
Take the day to treat yourself or your best gal pal to a day of pampering.
I Love My Muff’s Maintenance Kit
Because Muff love is self-love, and self-love is the best love. Shop the kit
Essential oils have powerful therapeutic abilities, and we like this one from Virtuvi because it’s as chic as it is effective.
Facial ritual kit
A Herbivore hydrating mist, hemp-rich oil, an exfoliating treatment, and a gua sha makes for the ultimate self-care starter kit.
Vintner's Daughter Serum
The holy grail of facial serums is most definitely a treat. The Vintner’s Daughter Serum is, definitely an investment but it has 22 active botanicals and a whole slew of raving reviews.
We hope this Valentine’s Day guide helps you navigate the terrain of better gift gifting this year. Happy shopping, Muffins!