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If you’re anything like me, you LOVE the idea of being able to #treatyoself, but rarely find the way or the time, because
you spend all night on Instagram budgets and jobs are a thing IRL.
I would be impressed if any of us had time to sleep, get groceries, see our friends and work all in the same week. At least not while there are only 24 hours a day.
But, what about Valentine’s Day?! This holiday is historically about to be about couples and even with the rise of #galentinesday – we still rarely seem to focus on treating ourselves.
As much as I’d like to pass out puppies or ponies the way Oprah gives away cars, I wanted to find more affordable ways to treat myself over this holiday.
Here are the Valentine’s (or should I say…ValenMINE’s) Gifts Day For YOURSELF! You DESERVE this. Because who is more amazing than you?
1: A TRIP
IMO, seeing the world is one of those gifts you can ALWAYS buy for yourself. If you are anything like me, you have big dreams of seeing the world, but sometimes have trouble pulling the trigger in actually booking the trip.
Recently, I made a list of the places I am DYING to go (Banff National Park and Australia are on top) so I can prioritize these moments and actually buy these trips for myself. Now, when I want to buy myself a gift, I can look back at this list and choose a place I’ve been deliberately craving.
A few years ago, I was struggling at work and decided to buy myself improv classes. It was terrifying and honestly the ONE thing I needed to be good at my job (I’m in sales).
It was an amazing gift for myself. Then, for my last birthday, my boyfriend got me Sour Dough bread making classes. It was SO fun to learn something new, even if it was gifted by someone else.
There are so many similar experiences you can buy yourself if you are looking to invest in your own well-being. From work-out classes, to learning how to cook, I definitely want to continue buying classes for myself as gifts.
3: AN ACCESSORY THAT REMINDS YOU THAT YOU CAN (AND WILL) #TREATYOSELF
I actually have a serious boyfriend (hey, Alex!) and I STILL love to buy myself jewelry, even if it’s something small. Being able to buy myself something that many rely on others to buy them is empowering AF.
I recently got a Jord Watch and fell in LOVE with it. Not only is it a friendly reminder of my love for myself and my independence, it’s really freaking cute. See the picture below!
I love that it’s only eco-friendly (it’s wood!), but I can wear it every day as a reminder of a time I treated myself. When the going gets rough, it’s a nice reminder. I even got the back engraved with my initials. How cute is THAT?!?
If you want one of these amazing watches for yourself, GRAB IT HERE! If you want to enter a GIVEAWAY for a $100 gift card to Jord (so you can get the watch and save some moooollahhh!), enter HERE!
#4: REALLY COMFY PAJAMAS
Especially if I’m feeling bloated (helllllooooo womanly problems), having a comfy pair of sweatpants and pajamas usually saves the day. Work sometimes is so stressful that there is nothing I want more than to cuddle up in my room at night and have everything be … just right.
When I have a chance to buy myself a gift, I LOVE buying pajamas. Gap has some of my favorite pajamas and I particularly love these flannels.
#5: A CANDLE THAT SMELLS LIKE HEAVEN
There is nothing I love more than being able to walk into my bedroom and light some candles and draw myself a bubble bath (drown myself in wine and The Bachelor). Having a candle (with a potentially ironic saying, #basicmuch?!) is the perfect accessory to having a relaxing room.
If I’m looking for something a little less basic (which is rarely, let’s be real), I love Nordstrom’s VOLUSPA Chawan Bowl Candle not only because it smells like heaven but also because the pink perfectly matches my room.
And yes, that is how a grown woman should make her decisions.
#6: ROOM ACCESSORIES
Especially because I live with roommates, I definitely crave for my room to be a ‘safe-place’. For that reason, it always feels worth it to decorate my room with things that are simply ME. Do you have a color you love? For me, that color is ROSE (as if you couldn’t tell by the color of this blog). I also love anything initialed and quotes. #Imthatgirl
I decorated my room with a TON of stuff from Urban Outfitters for this reason. I love that its good quality and matches with everything.
My favorite things:
- This grey duvet cover that I ACTUALLY HAVE HAD ON MY BED FOR A YEAR + (re: any of my photos) that is so comfortable and lightweight
- These string lights that make my heart sing
- This throw blanket because we really all do ‘need more sleep’ and if you haven’t noticed I believe everything I own should have an ironic phrase
There is almost nothing I love more than having new makeup to play with, even if I’m spending the day by myself, sometimes it’s so fun just to put on some new makeup and BE.
If your anything like me, you’d love Glossier makeup. Glossier doesn’t use any ‘scary’ chemicals and makeup works like a charm, without ever making you break up. I’m a super fan.
As a special treat, we’re doing a $100 JORD Giftcard GIVEAWAY so you can get your VERY OWN WATCH!!!
If you’d like to enter the giveaway, click this link for a chance to win a $100 gift card! Everyone who enters will get 10% off on their order, so it’s a win-win situation!