I know this is slightly controversial.. but I happen to really like Valentine’s Day. And not just because I’m in a relationship. In fact, among some of my favorite Valentine’s Days memories were the ones spent with my best girl friends, drinking cheap beer and crafting homemade cards for each other. These days, Adam and I usually make dinner at home or go on a little adventure together somewhere in the city. As far as gifts go, if we do exchange I try to keep it small and sentimental – like a framed piece of artwork that reminds me of a shared memory (the one pictured above is from Minted which has an amazing selection, save 15% off their entire fine art selection with code VALENTINE16) or a vintage record to add to our collection. If you’re in need of a few more ideas.. for her, nothing beats pretty lace or a bit of sparkle and for him, luggage tags to prep for an upcoming trip or classic sunglasses are no-fail. And if you’re not shopping for someone in particular? How about you #treatyoself – because whether you are for or against the holiday, everyone could use a little extra love in the middle of winter, right?

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