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Thursday, February 02, 2012

10 Valentine's Day gifts for women

The Miraculous Push-Up Bra, for obvious reasons. $58. (This is sexy, too.)
Cool heart hoops by Marc Jacobs, $48.
A gift certificate for a foot massage. Have you ever gotten one? Pressure points on your feet correspond to other parts of your body (your head, your arms, your back) so you leave feeling relaxed and floppy all over. Amazing and such a treat. $115 for an hour.
Flowers, and here's the kicker: Send them to her office. It's so much fun to get flowers at work! Her heart will secretly skip a beat when the delivery guy walks in and calls her name, and they'll look gorgeous on her desk for a week. (P.S. Skip the traditional dozen red roses and mix it up a little or a lot; and be sure the bouquet includes a vase. Call up a local florist, or Teleflora and Proflowers are great, too. xoxo)
Ampersand necklace to show your sweet connection. (The font was inspired by the alphabet magnets on everyone's fridges growing up!) $124.
Etta James CD, with classic songs to make her starry-eyed. $4.99.
Giant heart balloons to have waiting in the bathroom, bedroom, hallway and living room when she wakes up.
A notepad with your favorite schmoopy photo, $12.99.
A brownie of the month club. (This exists!!!) $65 for three months.
A good old-fashioned love letter, since that's all she really wants anyway.

What kinds of gifts do you like to get (or give) for Valentine's Day? I'd love to hear more ideas...

P.S. A men's gift guide coming up tomorrow! And past gift guides...

113 comments:

Chelle | The Feather Den said...

Maybe I'll just leave this tab open and place my laptop conveniently in front of Richard... those balloons are too cute!

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

Ugly Duckling said...

Great ideas, I would be happy with any of them!

I especially love that card with the lion, how cute is that! Oh and flowers, yes please, always a hit with me!

Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

I WAS AN UGLY DUCKLING BLOG!

Melissa Blake said...

I love the idea of an old-fashioned love letter!! That's one of the downsides of technology!

Lilac In May said...

Love those Marc Jacob hoops

Erin and Andrew Dodson said...

Some Great Ideas! I've already purchased my wife's gift, however...

Andrew
ErinAndrewEverAfter.com

Lemanie said...

Oh the lion card is soo cute! Love the heart balloons!! =)

supergirl said...

The lion card is adorable. The bra...sigh..doesn't come in my size. Darn you, Victoria's Secret!

Lindsey said...

Can I forward this to the boy? Ha! These are all great ideas!!!
http://lindseyyoung.net

molly @thewaffler said...

Um...brownie of the month club?! Yes, please.

Mary said...

Love these suggestions! Thanks!

Paislea Elyse said...

great list!!!! i would love to receive any of these!!

drop by allister bee soon!

Erin said...

A good old fashioned love letter would be my first choice, but I wouldn't turn any of these other gifts away, either :)

joylani said...

I know sometimes people shy away from flowers due to the cost and temporary nature, but I thought this quote from J Schwanke beautifully explains why the gift of flowers is so meaningful: "You have to admit… (and we all Realize)… that Flowers do eventually die… that is part of what makes them so very Special… the Fresh cut Flower is our opportunity to seize the moment… and capture the EMOTION of our Expressions with something Beautiful, Colorful, Fragrant and Fragile…" (full article here: http://networkedblogs.com/tfpH0)

Besides, purchasing flowers from your neighborhood florist is a great way to shop local!

ElsaD said...

Wow..Etta James' At Last is my favorite love song!!!!! :) Loved the ballons idea :)

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Robyn said...

sob sob-last year I was TOTALLY loved up ...this year, I am trying to forget it is valentines...

Jessica said...

Getting flowers is one of the most simple yet most special gifts. Especially when you work in a sea of cubicles, it really brightens up your day!

Anonymous said...

The heart balloons in their uninflated state in shades of different pinks remind of something else. But I bet those would look pretty cool blown up as hearts.

Katie said...

LOL, anonymous, I didn't notice before, but the heart balloons do look a little naughty uninflated!

Meagan Murtagh said...

aaaand im sending this link to my boyfriend. thanks!

xo the egg out west.

Dina said...

really great advice or tips:)

another one is suprise your loved one with a trip to parga greece..

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barefootchic said...

I definitely would love to get an old fashioned love letter... :)

alice said...

the best bouquets are from www.odealarose.com
so fresh and affordable.

Jennifer_NJ said...

I'm forwarding this to my sweetie. I do get sweet love notes throughtout the year, but its even more special when on V day!

Kimia Kline said...

Receiving original artwork or prints of something I love is always my favorite. :) Ugallery.com has great and affordable art! http://www.ugallery.com/kimia-kline

Posh Pearl said...

At 33 weeks pregnant, I'll take breakfast in bed and a foot massage! :)

AMELIA ALVAREZ said...

Great post Joanna. I'll take any of them.

ARIEL said...

Have you seen these beautiful online valentine's day cards? I am in love with the zebras!

http://www.paperlesspost.com/

Sarah O'Brien said...

these are great! I found this great diy valentines card idea that i'm sending to my dearest and closest friends, and they best part they have no idea its coming!

Catie said...

That's not the miraculous push-up in the picture, is it? I LOVE the bra on the model, so if it's not the linked one, do you happen to know what it is? So pretty...

(And a great list--I wish I could leave this sitting around for my boyfriend to see, but we live fairly far apart right now, so I think he's got something creative up his sleeve anyway)

Jill said...

An hour long foot massage? Can you imagine?!

i believe i can fly said...

Etta James :) I love !

Elizabeth said...

I bought the Lion card yesterday for my other half!! I hope it's not too girly?!

Anna said...

Great list, perfect for ANY girl. :)
P.s. I just posted my "5 Valentine's Day Gifts for Nurses" on my blog! I'm hoping my husband takes the hint!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

One of each please!

AND, oh how I DIG the word "schmoopy!" LOVE!

Rosicel said...

Love Etta James!
on another note, I don't know if it is just me, but Rachel Crow from the x-factor show looks just like Etta James on this photo you posted.

Rowantree Design said...

I'd dance around to Etta James wearing only the Marc Jacob earrings just for my valentine!

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molliee said...

such a cute idea! love!

Teri B. said...

love the card! i recently posted some fun cards i found on Etsy on my blog at www.bockting.blogspot.com. i couldn't agree more - a heartfelt note is all us women really want.

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Miss Margarita said...

love all your ideas! I want a foot masage!

Diana said...

I adore the personalized notepad. Bonus points for being a gift that is heartfelt, creative and practical.

That ampersand necklace is calling my name. I'm single, but maybe I deserve a 'Congratulations on Holding Out for the Right Guy' gift to myself!

Krissy :: Miss B and Hustle said...

Love all of these!

Anonymous said...

So thrilled to have a gift guide!!!!! i love them and can't wait for the men's guide tomorrow.

Sarah Carlson said...

Great list of gift ideas! I agree with the flowers! I don't think there is anything more exciting than getting flowers at work. When I was in high school and my boyfriend was at college, he couldn't be home for Valentine's Day. I got a bouquet of flowers in a vase delivered to me in class!

Jamie said...

it's too bad men don't usually read this blog lol... might have to forward this to the hubby! great ideas!

CAROLIN. said...

These ideas are so cute. I imagine being confronted with one of them at 14th. Ah i would be so happy. They are really, really sweet and inspriring.

Anonymous said...

proflowers link sends me to a place to buy the godfather on amazon? is this a trick?

Amy Powell said...

such a great list! the brownie of the month club just sounds AMAZING

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VintageDanielle said...

AW! How sweet. I would love the brownie of the month or those cute heart earrings. Going to have to email this to a certain someone ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the push up bra! And I am a sucker for flowers. Loved these suggestions. (My husband would actually be really into the brownie a month club.)

Char said...

I agree! So much fun to get flowers at work! Love it!
Char xo
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

Carla said...

My ex-boyfriend (now husband) gave me paper flowers he made himself for our first valentines day together. they were crumpled, hardly recognizable as flowers, and absolutely lovely. one of the best gifts ever -- although the brownie of the month club does sound pretty amazing :)

Lauren said...

We don't usually exchange gifts since our birthdays are in January, but we do always make a fun meal. This year we're having steak, wedge salads, twice-baked potatoes, and chocolate macaroon pie. I think it would be fun to give someone a brownie (or other dessert) of the month club as a gift and then make them myself. $65 seems outrageous for 3 batches of brownies, especially since they're so inexpensive to make.

SamanthaH said...

I saw a gray sweater with a UK flag on it ar Zara that I really liked and my boyfriend said he'd get it for me (am I the only one who feels awkward about getting stuff for no reason?), so I guess that'll be my Valentine's gift :)
Loved the card, it inspired me to make one for my boyfriend. No, it won't be too cheesy haha, he's actually very romantic.

Meg said...

oh my gosh that push up bra is HOOT
-meg
mysideispinker.blogspot.com

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Anonymous said...

Alright I'm sorry for having my mind in the gutter but those heart shaped balloons did not look heart shaped to me, and the fact that you blow on them, LOL.

ANYWAYS I would love for everyone to check out my blog and participate in my giveaway contest :) . I'm giving away some cute freebies like nail polish, headbands, make-up, etc. Check out my blog! Mauve & Moody

http://mauveandmoody.wordpress.com/

*Marine Fleury* said...

I LOVE THE LOVE LETTER!!!

mary @ figwittage said...

Those brownies look soooo good! Of course, it's 10:33pm and not a brownie in site! I love those heart shaped earrings too. My husband and I exchange books on Valentine's Day, we like used books from Half.com :) xx

Single Girl said...

Could you please let me know what bra is in the picture you put above the miraculous bra?

Thank you!

Maria said...

I really love that ampersand necklace, so sweet! And any gift that will make me look even a 1/100th as good as Alessandra Ambrosia is pretty cool with me.

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Mrunmayee said...

A (coupon for) long cuddly nap and Breakfast in bed :)
All those ideas make so much sense. I am going to send the link to my BF and see if he gets the hint ;o)

H* said...

I want everything in this post!

We deserve to be spoiled!!! Or not?

Kisses from Spain!

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Antonio Barros said...

Great ideas!!!!

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annie markantonatou said...

love these!

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Michelle L said...

Nice post, Loved all of these! Just thought how amazing it is to live in latin america. Here you pay $30.00 for a 1 hour foot massage, and the even go to your home to do it!

- Michelle L

bryllupsfotograf said...

Amazing post! Love it! Especially the lion card. Just shared it to my facebook :-)

Teresa @ good-grace said...

oh my... what a wonderful - incredibly comprehensive list!! Great job, momma Jo! :)
(I'm partial to that fabulous "&" necklace -- and of course, the Etta James CD suggestion...)

evdokia t. said...

i will add a sweet kiss :)

wmbg said...

mmhm. now i want an ampersand necklace.

Elizabeth said...

Darling ideas! But as a lover of language...I've got to come clean and say it: that necklace looks nothing like an ampersand! :)

Menachérie said...

I love Etta James; great call on that one.

Yoga Toes would be a great gift! Talk about awesome after a long day running around. They have a Valentine's special right now, too:
http://bit.ly/x0bdYW

As far as clothing/accessories go, these are my picks:
http://menacherie.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-february-1-ladies.html

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

I shall show my hubby this post, totally looking forward to Valentines day. Tis' on of my favorite celebrations.

Prescott Perez-Fox said...

If I had a girlfriend, and I wanted a gift, I'd ask for another pair of Saxx underwear. I don't work for them, but I'm telling you, they're the best underwear for men on the market. Trust me.

Here's a link: http://j.mp/xaOOfk

Sorry if this sounds like spam. I'm just trying to spread the word.

Wendy @ Salt and Wine said...

A big YES to the good old fashioned love letter... These are all great ideas but that is definitely my favorite.

crissie2704 said...

Nice idea of Etta James for Valentine. I love good music, last forever. Here's a link to good music on Valentine Ecards. These should be popular gifts.

www.specialvalentineecards.com

Enjoy the music...

mygiftsvalentineday said...

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Sasha said...

Brownie of the month! My mind was just blown.

shine little light* said...

errrmmmm is just me or do those balloons look like something else... Awesome list Jo! *s*

Ideas For Presents For Girls said...

Hi,

So sweet and charming gifts that girls loves the most.Thanks for your interest.keep sharing :)

Bargainmoose said...

I would love all of these things for valentines day! I think this year I have my fingers crossed for flowers being sent to the office....Time to start dropping hints! Great Post!

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Gift Hampers said...

Awesome selection - makes soem of those other lists seem tawdy. Love the lingerie image.

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Laurie@Gift Baskets for Women said...

I think the gift has to fit the recipient. I am not really a "flowers" person but love things like potpourri, candles, gift baskets, etc.

It's important to know what she really likes. Maybe she would appreciate most a dinner at a restaurant. Find out what she likes and then give her a gift she will enjoy.

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Suzy Frame said...

I really like all of these ideas! I wish my husband would have seen this before valentines day! I have been looking into gifts for women natick and trying to hint to my husband as well! maybe I should try something else, it isn't working very well!

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