V Day

I’m one of those people who can’t stand Valentine’s Day (aka Single Awareness Day). It’s a little over-the-top and the decorations for the holiday are cheesy. I can’t stand the overwhelming amount of hearts heart-shaped everything and how all you can see is pink and red, which is the most obnoxious color combination ever. If you’re going to give someone like me a valentine’s day gift, that could be a little tricky. Here are a few basic, but cute and affordable gift ideas that are perfect for that special someone for Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year.

White Flowers. Red roses are the go-to flower for the holiday. I think red roses are pretty, but I also think that they’re too cliché and over-the-top. When buying flowers I like to think the simpler the better. This is why I chose white tulips; they’re modest and fresh. Flowers are something the recipient will place in their home, so I like to receive flowers that will brighten up my home. With white flowers, not just tulips can really freshen up a room.

Emoji cards by Madz Design. Cards are a staple gift in any holiday, but for Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to express your love for someone with words. I picked up this cute emoji card from Wild Fang in Portland. It’s the perfect card that you can give to your special someone or even your family. With smartphones everyone uses emojis, and it’s a cute way to say ‘I love you’ to someone without using any words

SWEETS! The best foolproof gift you can give anyone on Valentine’s Day is anything sweet. You can never go wrong with food, especially when they’re decorated and cute! Just like red roses, chocolates are the go to sweets for this holiday. But why not be different and playful? I picked three of my favorite treats from around town that anyone would love.

1.     Macaroons from Whole Foods

2.     Shortbread Cookies from Rae’s Bakery

3.     Candy from Quin

The right gift is everything, but not as much as spending time with your loved ones! I hope you loved my simple last minute gift list, and if you don’t have a Valentine then don’t forget to treat yourself!