Whether you're buying for a friend, family member or partner this Valentine's Day, it can be a challenge to get something for someone you've known for years and years. Maybe you're out of ideas, or you feel like it's a person who "has everything." So what do you do?
Do you already have a Valentine gift or two chosen for your sweetheart, child, parent, BFF, pet or yourself? Valentine's is so versatile because you can celebrate love with anyone, and it's just fun to enjoy treats with one another every now and then. So what do you plan on getting?
My teen made his girlfriend an adorable plush llama and I honestly can't beat that. I bought my husband a Deadpool funko pop, which he will love, but I'm thinking of making something, too. I normally do, but I just haven't been hit with inspiration just yet.
Can you believe it's already almost Valentine's Day? There's less than three weeks to gather goodies for our sweethearts, whether they be our friends, partners, loved ones, neighbors or even ourselves! I saw an adorable meme about a boy buying a card for his grandmother and it reminded me of my own. My dad also used to buy his daughters boxes of chocolates along with his wife. I guess that's why I have a more positive view of the holiday than many people do.
Once upon a time, I was a pin hoarder who used them on everything from my clothing to my backpacks. Most of mine were political in nature. These days I have a teen who collects a variety of pins, from artistic statements to, yes, a few political themes. I used to get mine at the mall--Hot Topic, Spencer's and the like--but my kiddo likes to find much more specialized ones online, or to even make their own.
You probably already know that you can invest in a light lamp this time of year to help with your mood. Did you know that your library may even have some to check out? It might be worth looking into. But you might not know that there are lots of apps made to help with stress and anxiety now, too.
After reading about all of the benefits of a hot bath (especially after knowing how I feel after I have one anyway!), I've decided to take more baths in 2021. That led me to the idea of also getting more bath bombs!
Most of the time, New Year's Deals don't seem as great as other holiday deals, particularly when it comes to Christmas, but there are some really fabulous sales going on right now, especially in terms of big candle and bath and body companies. It's time for the semiannual Bath & Body Works sale, which happens every December and June, and you can often score items for up to 75% off. It's really the best time to buy from the company if you're a fan.
It's been a difficult year for most people, and if you're looking for someone to cheer up this holiday season, you probably have a wider scope to choose from. It might even include yourself. That's okay. We could all use some festive cheer while we're staying home, distancing and keeping safe.
One of the best gifts to give a family or a child for the holidays is an experience, and the best gift of an experience that I've ever given is the Kid's Moon Club subscription. My teen is a little old for it now, but loved the program during its pilot year. It's an entire year of experiences you can do from home, which is why it's even more perfect for 2020.
Like many people, I had a Groupon that I wasn't going to be able to use before its expiration due to Covid-19. The arcade we wanted to hit was still open but we opted to not go for safety reasons and we got a refund for our experience.