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Valentine’s Gift Guide 2014

February 7, 2014 in Gift Guides, I Adore What I Love

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast… in T-7 days to be exact.
Time to get cracking on the gift-giving, or rather, simply forward this post to your boyfriend, fiance, husband, best friend(s), mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins so they can start the gift-giving process for you (just think of it as a kind gesture that will make it really easy on them).  I mean, I’ll obviously be taking my own advice because this might be my most favorite gift guide yet.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2014 - via


Minted Heart Snapshot Mix™ Photo Art: It’s the most classy collage for adults (and kids too, I suppose) that you’ll ever see. It’s so unique, incredibly personal, and modern to boot.  BONUS: If you sign up for Minted using this link, you’ll get $25 off your first order! #ChaChing!

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White & Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black: I am verrrryyyy picky with my perfumes but let me tell you, I am absolutely, positively IN LOVE with both of these addicting scents!  Nirvana White is described as “a captivating blend of delicate peony, chic muguet, and tender musk for a feminine scent with dark sophistication” and Nirvana Black is labeled to be a “blend of alluring violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strike the perfect balance between masculine and feminine”.  Wear one, wear both together and create a whole new scent, or wear White during the day and Black at night. Then smile big knowing you’re the best smelling gal in the room =)

Stella and Dot Luxembourg Scarf with Wild Hearts: As if the hearts aren’t cute enough, this is the most.perfect.scarf.ever.  Don’t believe me, click here to learn why!


A Magazine Subscription:  If you still take joy in reading paper magazines that are sent to you through snail mail, I won’t judge.  However, these days (and actually for a few years now), Zinio has been my go-to source for subscribing to my favorite mags.  The best part: all you need to do is go to their website or download the app and there are literally hundreds of ‘zines to choose from, all digital, stored on any and all of your devices (iPhone, iPad, desktop, for example).  Then, it’s delivered to you with the click of a button the day it hits newsstands.  I’ve gifted their gift-cards so many times to friends and family because, well, who doesn’t love reading magazines?  And I’m sure that the person who you’re treating will be very happy to know that they’re in control of picking out whichever mags they so desire.  From cooking mags, to gossip mags, to car mags, the list goes on and you really can’t go wrong!

SEPHORA COLLECTION Je T’aime IZAK Brush Set: I just adore these adorable makeup brushes!  Not only are they extremely affordable, but they’re also PERFECT for traveling and the heart case is just the icing on the cake!  Enough said!

POPSUGAR Must-Have Box: I know that I’ve professed my love for subscription boxes here but let’s be honest, the POPSUGAR Must-Have box is the creme of the crop! In fact, my two best friends can vouch as to what a great gift it was to get because I gifted a $40 box to the both of them over the holidays and they’re still talking about all the fab products, goodies, food, gear, etc. that they received inside.  I’m still jealous that I didn’t buy one for myself too but the Feb V-day edition is expected to be the best one yet!

And for even more great finds, check out my “Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Guide” that I came up with last year.  These ideas never get old!

What do you want the most this year??
No matter how you celebrate (gifts vs. no gifts, with a boy, girl, or by yourself, going out vs. staying in, etc.), Valentine’s Day is the best because we all get to celebrate LOVE…
and words cannot describe how much I LOVE all my I Adore What I Love readers =)

PS I’d like to give a shout-out to my one and only Valentine on his 30th Birthday TODAY!
I love you so much Isaiah – you are the best hubby a girl could ever ask for.
{To hear and see all about how I surprised him BIG in Cali by throwing a birthday surprise party for him while we were there, read this post}


  • Jill February 7, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Dana.. Such ADOREable ideas!!! Love everyone of them! And Happy bday to your best hubby!

    • Dana Ivy February 9, 2014 at 7:20 am

      Thanks! Each gift is cuter than the next, right?!?

  • Blake February 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I would love to get any of these gifts! They are all great ideas! And yes the popsugar must have gift is amazing! Thanks D and Happy Birthday Isaiah!!!

    • Dana Ivy February 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Yay! So glad you approve!! How’s that Malin + Goetz face mask?? I’m still jealous!

  • Emily February 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

    What great ideas Dana! Love the brush set and the Stella and Dot scarf.

    Class and Sass

    • Dana Ivy February 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Thanks Emily! Wouldn’t you just want to get anyyy of these gifts?? I sure would! Thanks for reading!! Xo

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