Valentine's Day gift guide {for the practical girl}

Hey guys, I blinked and here we are in the middle of February with Valentines Day staring us in the face. I figured that this year I should do a gift guide - for both those single girls getting themselves something (I've done it), or those coupled up / married - really doesn't matter.

I'd like to think that I am a very practical human being especially when it comes to money being spent by me OR on me. What I mean is, I 'd prefer to own things that I will actually use. Valentine's Day therefore has always been a struggle. Aside from the whole "love should be shown everyday" thing, I just think gifts for this holiday are sometimes ... impractical? Now don't get me wrong here, there is a place for chocolate covered strawberries and flowers and teddies - We all love them - but here are some things I think a practical girl would also like ...

Valentines day gift guide

Manicure/Pedicure - Every girl loves mani/pedi time. I don't know about you guys but my feet need some TLC at the moment since I spend most of my days in heels. I sure wouldn't mind receiving this as a present. Wouldn't mind one bit. 10 extra points if he attempts to do it himself. ha!

Wine - There's nothing like a glass of wine after a long hard work day for me. The pic above shows my favourite (inexpensive) wine - Woodbridge Pinot Grigio. I typically always have a bottle of this or Trapiche Pinot Grigio ready to go!

Sunglasses - Ok, so while practical, these are admittedly on the more expensive side. Still, I wear sunnies every single day of life (I live in the tropics) and so I 100% think its worth the price and I sure will wear the heck out of it!

Books -  Ummm, best gift ever? Yes please. Or a gift card to amazon so I could go cray (no Z). 

Handbag - Ok so this, like the sunnies, might be a little more on the expensive side for Valentine's Day. But let's live a little. I've been wanting a black MK bag for over a year now. I know it will get plenty of use with my job (I'm an attorney for those new around here) and so to me ... worth every penny and very practical.

Tickets - concert/theatre tickets that you can both enjoy together might be one of the most practical gifts. Its a gift and QT with each other all wrapped in one. Who doesn't love that?

Jewellery - necklace / bracelet - Clearly by jewellery I don't mean a diamond ring, unless of course he wants to do that, in which case - carry on brother - but I did mean by jewellery was a nice bracelet or a dainty necklace that can be worn with several outfits. Frankly jewellery = always practical. (P.S. I spell jewellery - and everything really - the UK way. Its not wrong just different :) )

** So let me know:
Have I left out any practical gifts?
Do you love Valentines Day or do you have a love/hate relationship with it like I do?

Have a great Tuesday guys!!


  1. I would definitely love (see what I did there) to get books for Valentine's Day!

  2. A mani / pedi is a great gift I always forget to hint at that LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I'll take one of everything please! I also like candles for practical gifts. I hate having stuff so candles are perfect because I get to enjoy how they look and smell for a while, but they don't clutter up my apartment when I'm done with them!

  4. NO WAY would I let Pete give me a mani/pedi by himself, lmao That is CRAZY talk!

  5. SO much yes. I would love all of the books and tickets please. :) I usually do tickets for KC several times per year because he is not into stuff... at all! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  6. i don't do VDay; never have. thankfully my husband doesn't either so we just hang out and it's a regular ol' weekend for us....although this weekend we're going to see Deadpool so maybe it's a sort of VDay outing?

  7. Cool guide dear!!

    Mónica Sors



  8. I like the ideas of tickets so you can go together! And wine is always one my list. lol

  9. I love these. Brilliant suggestions.
    And for mums, a relaxing, kid and responsibility free spa day is a wonderful gift. I'd love that right now!

    1. Ahhh that's a really good one. A spa day for anyone seems like a perfect gift!

  10. I love little dainty bracelets!! I have my eyes on a few Alex & Ani ones!

  11. i don't care about v-day only because it's so close to my birthday. i don't hate it though. i am always down for books as a gift, i keep asking kc what he is getting me and i hope it's an amazon gift card haha.

  12. I love getting a new handbag, for any holiday really! Or even if it's not a holiday. I just love handbags.

  13. Great ideas. A lot of people think Valentine's Day is dumb because it is made up. I think it is a great way to connect with that someone special. Sometimes day to day life gets in the way and I think it is nice to get stuff, errr, I mean spend quality time!

  14. I have an unhealthy amount of Alex and Ani bracelets... Never hurts to add more (: thanks for the list!!

  15. I LOVE when I get mani/pedi gift cards as a present!!

  16. I think every day is an excuse to buy some wine for someone ;)

  17. I always love an Alex & Ani bracelet, but my favorite gifts by far are always gift certificates for some pampering! Manicure/facial/massage - those are the best!!

  18. Yup, I'd take one of each. I have a couple books lined up on Amazon that I'd love someone to buy me too. You can't go wrong with giving me books for a gift but the Amazon gift card would be even better.

  19. I have a collection of dermology natural skin care products and I am currently using it. But soon I am going to add these products in my skin care kit. Hope, these would make a great combo.

  20. I gifted the best hgh supplement for bodybuilding to my hubby this velentine and I think this is the best gift to take care of his health.


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