Valentine’s Day is almost here, and it’s time to show the love. Whether you’re single or taken, V-Day isn’t just about romantic love – it’s about showing your friends and familia you care! But ideas on what you should actually buy your mami, best friends or even little ones? We’ve got you covered.
1. Valentine's Day Gifts: Mom
Honestly, sometimes the best gift for Valentine’s Day is the simplest: a dozen roses she’ll absolutely love. And if you buy them from Whole Foods, you’ll be helping women and their families in Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica, too. That’s because their “Whole Trade” program guarantees fair prices to producers, safe and healthy working conditions for farm workers, and a one percent donation of each purchase to poverty relief. (So be an awesome daughter and buy two dozen!).
Whole Foods Whole Trade Roses, WholeFoods.com
2. Valentine's Day Gifts: Dad
Dads never buy the things they actually need, so get him a kit that he’ll actually use. This new line of Gillette products is made for sensitive skin – which more than half of men say they have. Stuff these products into a cool toiletry bag (like this Colombian leather one from Royce!) and he’ll be set for a while.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch and Sensitive Shave Gel, available in pharmacies nationwide
Royce Toiletry bag, $56, hayneedle.com
3. Valentine's Day Gifts: Best Friends
This super awesome (and simple!) DIY gift is one everyone is sure to love. Turn one of her Instagram pics into a piece of art – preferably one that features both of you!
Instagram 8 x 10 print, $35, Art.com
4. Valentine's Day Gifts: Roommates or Coworkers
Roommates or Coworkers:
Customized mugs will add a cute element to a desk and will help you know whose cup is whose. Win-win!
Mugs, $16, Zazzle.com
5. Valentine's Day Gifts: Sister
Give her a great smelling scent that she’ll love. Our picks? Michael Kors Very Hollywood (a fruity top note with hints of gardenia and floral, super feminine) and Justin Bieber’s Someday (seriously, Selena’s on-and-off novio did something right with this flirty scent that smells of mandarin, pear and vanilla.)
6. Valentine's Day Gifts: Brother
Get your brother something he’ll absolutely love (and get in a little bonding time) by buying him tickets to see his favorite team play. Tip: Score cheap tickets by checking out stubhub.com!
7. Valentine's Day Gifts: Kids
These little rollups are adorable and perfect for car trips and waiting rooms. The notepad is included, and you can fill with colored pencils for a full set.
Colored Pencil Wallet, $13, Etsy.com