Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts? We’ve Got You Covered.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. If you’re like us and still recovering from the holiday season (mentally and financially), don’t worry -- you’re not alone and it’s not too late.
Whether you are a lover or a loner this upcoming Valentine’s Day, it is about taking the time to show love and appreciation -- this can be to yourself, to your friends, and to your current partner(s).
Let us help you make the most of this Valentine’s Day with one last-minute, yet meaningful, gift.
FOR LOVED ONES
For those of you spending the holiday with your friends and/or lovers, we have the perfect meaningful gift idea for you.
These people mean the world to you -- so what better way to tell them than making a carefully curated display of your favourite memories together?
A Polaroid Collage.
(Photo Credit: Rebloggy, n.d.)
Go through your phone and social media and print out photos that bring back memories you share together.
It's as easy as using Canva’s Polaroid feature. If you want to go a step further, we suggest using a Polaroid printer that you can find on Amazon here or here, which will ship to you by tomorrow (thank you for Prime).
For the board, be simple-- either cut a piece of cardboard from a box you no longer need, cut half of a bristol board, or go out and buy a large picture frame from the dollar store. When it comes to printing and arranging your photos, be creative. Use the Polaroid printer we mentioned above, add inside-jokes between you and your loved one, glitter, stickers... the list goes on.
This gift may take a few hours to complete, but it is one that your loved one will deeply appreciate cherish for years.
This one is all about self-love.
For those of you who are self-partnered and are choosing to spend Valentine’s Day with yourself, we support this 100% and encourage you to give yourself TLC. If you’re unsure how to plan Valentine’s Day for yourself, let us do it for you.
Self-Love Idea #1: A Beautiful Bath
Dedicate a couple hours (either in the morning before the day begins, or in the evening before you go to bed) and set up a beautiful bath for yourself with candles, a calming drink (in a fancy glass, of course) and a feel-good podcast or audiobook.
(Photo Credit: Dandyliondreams-room, 2019)
If this is in the morning, we recommend starting with a glass of hot lemon water or lemongrass tea -- both are invigorating for the morning and will keep you calm, while helping you energize for the day. If this is in the evening, we recommend enjoying a glass of kombucha in a wine glass -- the La Reyna team loves this because it is a boujee way to get in our probiotics (and also delicious!).
Self-Love Idea #2: A Thai Massage
In contrast to a regular massage, the Thai massage has spiritual origin and is practiced on a floor-mat, where the practitioner will massage, stretch, and tone your body from your feet, all the way up to your head. They basically do your yoga for you.
(Photo credit: Ja Thai Spa, n.d.)