Top 10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts

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Whether you love it or you hate it, Valentine’s Day is here to stay. Although the history of St. Valentine’s Day and of its patron saint still remains a mystery in Christian and ancient Roman traditions, February has long been recognized as a month of romance. It wasn’t until after the 1400s that written Valentine’s, or love letters as we know them today, came into existence. By the 18th century Valentine’s Day was celebrated as a day for friends and family to exchange small gifts or handwritten notes. In the 19th century, the development of the printing press changed Valentine’s Day forever, as printed cards grew in popularity and companies such as Hallmark were founded in the early 20th century.

You don’t have too much time left to pick up a gift for that special someone, so we’ve put together this top 10 last minute Valentine’s Day gift guide for you!

1. Jewelry

She deserves a few jewels. You don’t have to splurge on diamonds, but can treat her with a stylish cocktail ring or statement necklace that she can wear to work or for a night out on the town.

2. Bow Tie

You love to see him…all dressed up. Give him a reason to bring out the Ryan Gosling in him with a black silk bow tie or, if he’s adventurous, in a brightly coloured polka dot pattern.

3. Sleepwear

You might automatically think that you should gift her with lingerie, but a cashmere robe or pair of silk pajamas can be just as divine.

4. Sneakers

If he’s a sneakerhead, a new pair of kicks might just be the best gift ever. To stick to a Valentine’s Day theme, choose a pair of sneakers with red accents or switch the shoelaces to red.

5. Tops

Hearts are everywhere right now. She’ll love a sweater, sweatshirt or t-shirt with a heart pattern or graphics that she can wear everyday.

6. Underthings

You want him to be stylish from top to bottom, so why not pick up a pair of boxers or briefs? Go luxe with a designer label or play on his sense of humour with a quirky pattern or print.

7. Watches

For the guys and girls that appreciate a great timepiece, a watch is the perfect gift. Rose gold watches for women are on-trend, and sleek, minimalist watches for guys are favorites.

8. Beauty

Encourage her to have a relaxing day with a trip to the spa, but go the extra mile and throw in a lace beauty mask, aromatherapy candles and a bottle of perfume.

9. Accessories

It’s the little things that count. Help him finish off his look for work or play with a pair of leather gloves, striped winter toque, cool shades, or street-style baseball cap.

10. Spread Love

For all the gifts that you can buy, there’s still nothing that can beat a hand-written love letter. In today’s digital world of constant tweeting, liking, re-blogging, and e-mailing, a short note or long letter is more than welcome.

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Written by Kathleen Ong, Evangelist at Wantering. Have questions or want to see more fashion? Follow Kathleen on Twitter @itsmekathleeno and @Wantering.

 

 

Photo Credit: http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.ca/

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