So, I’ll just confess… I’m not really big on Valentine’s Day.
Might sort of have something to do with getting in trouble in elementary school for taking some literary license with my classmates’ valentines.
Next thing I know Mom was being called into a meeting.
Sheesh, no sense of humor.
Oh snap…Itty Bit is the same age.
He wouldn’t… ?
I’m just not all that excited about “formal” romance. Forego the fancy tiny entrees and confusing silverware… give me a pizza and the Yankees getting their butts kicked and I’m a happy girl.
I mean seriously… do y'all REMEMBER what happened last time someone gifted us a fancy spa trip?
But… I really do love when I find something absolutely perfect to let someone know I’m thinking of them.
I’ve put together some of my favorite Etsy finds – most of whom I’ve purchased from personally. You still have some time to score a sweet gift for the special people in your life.
First up is Pumpernickel and Wry:
I love that they use old serving pieces… there’s a quality to the silver you can’t find with new items. Each piece I ordered found happy homes.
For the photographer in your life:
Utterly perfect: from Longfellow Designs.
(hint hint: they also do custom wedding vows a’la chalkboard prints!)
And for a fun cards from UUPP; they carry personalized sentiments such as:
“I love you more than chocolate”
“I love you more than bacon”
“I love you more than sushi”
and of course…
And for those squirrel aficionados from our original nutty series:
Wish Daisy has the sweetest glittered miniature squirrels you never knew you needed.
I may or may not have placed mine in our nativity this Christmas.
If it’s still a bit nippy where you’re at, these infinity scarves from Lovely Little Whimsy make all the difference.
And they somehow make your face look 5 pounds thinner. True story.
For the smeller in your life
(Of course that’s a word. And I bet you knew exactly what I meant)
Lola’s Handcrafted has some yummy smelling soaps. Speaking of which, Christopher in 2nd grade probably could have used this.
In trying to avoid harsh chemicals, we’ve switched to natural soaps for years now. Currently in our shower is the Honey scent (pictured above) – gender neutral and lathers up impressively.
And a longtime favorite blogger has her own shop: Off On My Tangent:
So many encouraging pieces and countless customizations!
Are you like me? Slightly depressed by wilting blooms?
Anthology on Main has gorgeous paper flowers from antique books and sheet music. Simply beautiful!
And I’m kind of breaking my own rule here… because this isn’t a shop I’ve purchased from… but come on, is this not PERFECT for the mom of a crazy little aviator kid?
It’s from HanddMadeForU and I can’t stop grinning.
For the record, if you needed a pop quiz review on why the cool steampunk glasses, check out my squirrelly model:
And Mr. Daddy? You can just click on the picture of the t-shirt. Then click on “ADD TO CART”. I left the PayPal password on your nightstand. You know… in case…
(this is not a sponsored post. these sellers have no idea I’m linking to them and I hope I didn’t embarrass them too badly. they really do rock, and I hope you find some new favorites too!)